Speedway Elite League: The Lakeside Vortex Hammers 51 King’s Lynn Stars 39

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The Lakeside Vortex Hammers claimed all three home points as they avenged The King’s Lynn Stars 51-39 after a great team performance on Good Friday at Arena Essex.

Richard Lawson was the star performer of the meeting with a paid maximum and three victories over GP star Neils Kristian Iversen.

King’s Lynn started where they left off on Tuesday night, in heat one Iversen passed Kim Nilsson on lap two to victory and take an immediate 4-2 lead.

‘The Hammers’ responded with the first maximum in the reserve race as Lakeside asset Adam Ellis lead from the first bend and was supported by guest Steve Boxall, to lead 7-5.

Richard Lawson won heat three, backed up by Mikkel Bech in third to open up a four point lead.

Lakeside continued their third consecutive race win as Edward Kennett won. ‘The Hammers’ were on for a 5-1 until Boxall overcooked it on lap 3 and span out of control, to settle for a split heat.

Nilsson redeemed himself from heat one to take the victory as he held off young starlet Robert Lambert and Lewis Kerr in heat five, to lead 17-13.

In heat six, Iversen stopped the rot to grab his second race win but was only enough to split the race as Kennett and Bech followed.

‘The Hammers’ opened up an eight point advantage with a superb maximum in heat seven. Lakeside’s number one Andreas Jonsson led from the front but Lawson had to hold off the in-form Rory Schlein on the back straight to the line.

Heat eight was shortly stopped as Kennett swept out Lambert but Kennett brushed himself off and won the re-run for his second race win out of three, for another split heat.

Heat’s 9, 10, 11 and 12 were all split with Lakeside taking all four victories, Nilsson took his second race victory in heat 9. Lawson claimed his second out of three- in heat 10, followed by Jonsson in heat 11 to maintain the eight point lead 34-36.

In heat 12 guesting Boxall grabbed an important victory as he lead for the majority of the race until Kerr overtook him entering lap four but Boxall dug deep and passed him on the next bend, to keep the advantage.

‘The Hammers’ extended their lead further with a 4-2 race win as Lawson grabbed his third victory supported by Jonsson in third, to lead 44-34.

King’s Lynn pegged Lakeside back in heat 14 as Schlein lead from the first bend and was backed up by reserve replacement for Nicklas Porsing, Kevin Doolan in third.

In the nominated heat, ‘The Hammers’ already secured the three home points but wanted to deny ‘The Stars’ of a point in the final heat. The Lakeside duo replicated heat seven as Lawson won followed by Jonsson to take a third maximum to finish in style.

Heat 01: Iversen, Nilsson, Lambert, Jonsson 2-4 (2-4) 60.0
Heat 02: Ellis, Boxall, Kerr, Morris 5-1 (7-5) 61.1
Heat 03: Lawson, Schlein, Bech, Bjerre 4-2 (11-7) 60.1
Heat 04: Kennett, Doolan, Morris, Boxall (R) 3-3 (14-10) 61.0
Heat 05: Nilsson, Lambert, Kerr, Ellis (R) 3-3 (17-13) 59.5
Heat 06: Iversen, Kennett, Bech, Bjerre 3-3 (20-16) 59.4
Heat 07: Jonsson, Lawson, Schlein, Doolan 5-1 (25-17) 59.9
Heat 08: Kennett, Kerr, Lambert, Boxall 3-3 (28-20) 60.5
Heat 09: Nilsson, Doolan, Kerr, Ellis 3-3 (31-23) 59.3
Heat 10: Lawson, Iversen, Lambert, Bech 3-3 (34-26) 59.2
Heat 11: Jonsson, Bjerre, Schlein, Nilsson 3-3 (37-29) 60.2
Heat 12: Boxall, Kerr, Morris, Ellis (R) 3-3 (40-32) 60.1
Heat 13: Lawson, Iversen, Jonsson, Bjerre 4-2 (44-34) 59.3
Heat 14: Schlein, Kennett, Doolan, Bech (R) 2-4 (46-38) 59.4
Heat 15: Lawson, Jonsson, Schlein, Iversen 5-1 (51-39) 59.7



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