Lambert notches maximum as Stars beat Robins
King’s Lynn Stars 49 Swindon Robins 41
Captain Robert Lambert notched another maximum as King’s Lynn knocked league champions the Robins off their perch on Wednesday.
Fourth place was up for grabs if they defeated the second-spot Robins at the Adrian Flux Arena and Wolverhampton won.
However, Wolves lost at Belle Vue Aces 56-34; but it does mean Lynn are now just a point behind fourth-spot Belle Vue and three behind Wolves, who are in third position.
The Tru Plant Stars won their second of three home meetings in the space of a week following a dramatic last gasp victory over Poole on Monday.
Swindon number seven Jack Smith withdrew after a second heat crash into the air fence. Lynn’s opposite number Jason Garrity – who is carrying a hand injury – followed suit by exiting the meeting eight races later.
Lynn’s Michael Palm Toft had an eventful opening heat, going from fourth to first by the second lap. David Bellego passed the Dane on third lap and Palm Toft went marginally wide to lose third spot to Nick Morris in a shared 3-3 result behind runaway winner Niels-Kristian Iversen.
Just before the midway point of the meeting Norfolk’s Robert Lambert again thrilled the Saddlebow crowd by rising from fourth to first and overtook Tobiasz Musielak on the final corner.
The hosts were 33-27 ahead at the Heat 10 interval, after Iversen almost threaded through the eye of a needle to pass Adam Ellis and Musielak on the opening lap.
Straight afterwards more wizardry by Lambert meant he eased on the inside past Morris at the beginning of the lap for Lynn’s first 4-2 result.
Thomas Jorgensen won Heat 14 to ease any Stars worries while Lambert defeated ex-Star Troy Batchelor in the final nominated race, a 4-2 to Lynn with Iversen third.
A figure of £1,260 was raised during Monday’s collection for injured Dersingham rider Lewis Kerr.
Lynn, mindful of staging three home fixtures in eight days, put on a 'test your reaction' machine by hooking up a speedway bike electronically for supporters in the fanzone situated in the Champs Bar.
Both Robert Lambert and Iversen will be at the GP Qualifier on Saturday in Germany.
King’s Lynn Stars: Niels-Kristian Iversen 9, Michael Palm Toft 3+2, Ty Proctor 8, Thomas Jorgensen 5+2, Robert Lambert 15, Simon Lambert 7, Jason Garrity 2+1 (withdrew). Fastest time: R.Lambert, Heat 4, 58.12 seconds.
Swindon: Nick Morris 10+2, David Bellego 3, Adam Ellis 8+2, Tobiasz Musielak 6, Troy Batchelor 10, Zach Wajtknecht 4+2, Jack Smith 0 (withdrew). Fastest time: Ellis, Heat 3, 59.12secs.