King’s Lynn Stars heat leaders Robert Lambert and Chris Holder are hunting some early season silverware tonight in the SGB Premiership Pairs at Somerset.
Speaking at the Trucks R Us Stars speedway team’s press day on Wednesday, Norfolk teenager Lambert said: “It would be great to get some silverware early on, yes, that’s what you want.
“I think me and Chris could do a good job there. We just need to get through and do the best we can.
“I don’t know if Chris has been there before, but I’m sure he’ll figure it out, and hopefully we can go away with something good.
“I didn’t do too badly on that track last year, but that was the old Premier League, now the Championship, so it’s going to be a bit different.
“There’s going to be some bigger boys there, so it’s going to be tougher. I’m sure we can pull something out.
“I’m looking forward to it, and then we can get the first meeting under way for King’s Lynn (next Wednesday).”
New arrival Holder immediately faces his old club as Lynn have been drawn in the same group as Poole Pirates. Rye House and Leicester are the other teams in Group B.
Holder played down the significance of this, commenting: “There’s a bunch of other teams in it, too, so I’m just concentrating on trying to get into the final for this team, and we’ll see what happens.
The Aussie former world champion says the Lynn duo are desperate to win some early silverware: “Of course. Any meeting you go into, you want to win it.
“We’ve got a good chance, we’re a good partnership. It’s a good track down there, so that’s a positive thing.
“We will see if we can get off to a good start, get through, and if we can win that then, yes, it sets you up for the season pretty well, I suppose.”
Lambert and Lewis Rose are team-mates at both Lynn and at Newcastle Diamonds. The duo are fresh from Newcastle retaining the Tyne/Tweed Trophy at the weekend. On Sunday the hosts enjoyed a 55-35 win over Berwick to complete a 20-point aggregate triumph.
Lambert led the way on 14 and Rose scored 10+1. This was after a 45-45 draw at Berwick the previous day, with Lambert notching 11 points.