Speedway: Rain wrecks Stars fixtures list

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A NOTE from the rain-hit Lynn Stars – no more hosepipe bans, please.

Ever since the water restrictions came into force earlier in the month, Lynn as a club have had three successive home call-offs: a National League challenge then two Elite League clashes, culminating in the postponed fixture with the Swindon Robins on Wednesday as the UK heads for the wettest April since records began.

Mads Korneliussen, who was at the Norfolk Arena on Wednesday night, was denied a swift return meeting with his former club Swindon, against whom he scored a maximum on April 12.

The Stars skipper said: “It’s a good job it was called off because looking at the car park now, it is flooded.

“We were pretty lucky to get our meeting on at Wolves on Monday, to be fair, as there is horrendous rain everywhere else. It is frustrating as we have had little action.

“It is a long time since we have raced at home. The last time we did, we lost, so we want to get another meeting in. It’s not ideal.

“I spoke to Buster (Chapman, stadium owner) and he said we might have a practice before the next home meeting (Coventry on May 9) if the lads can make it in.

“It will probably be the day before, or on the morning of the meeting, if everyone has got the time. It depends on when the Swedish meetings finish.”

The Danish rider said of the 51-41 defeat at the Wolverhampton Wolves on Monday: “The track was really well prepared; it was just a bad result for us. People were trying too hard. Magic (Maciej Janowski) was a bit unlucky.”

Niels-Kristian Iversen was Lynn’s top scorer with 17 points at Monmore.