SPEEDWAY: Charity was the winner at the Norfolk Arena on Wednesday as King’s Lynn and Leicester came together in the name of charity and Elite League action.
The Stars came out on top 48-42 in a seesawing meeting and during the interval skipper Rory Schlein had his head shaved as part of his charity quest for breast cancer care.
Niels-Kristian Iversen was the “Pink Star” rider, powering to a 15-point maximum but mechanical failures for Nicklas Porsing, while second, and Kenneth Bjerre, when leading, saw the hosts lose points in the close meeting.
Stars: Iversen 15, Porsing 3+1, Schlein 5, Lambert 6, Bjerre 8+2,
Kerr 7+1, Rose 4+1.
* Iversen and Bjerre had a mixed night on the grand stage of the Millennium Stadium at Cardiff in the British Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday.
Bjerre failed to score in his opening three rides but a change of machinery saw him go on to score four points from his last two rides.
Iversen, however, made yet another semi-final but couldn’t quite find enough from the outside gate to make it to the final. He scored 12 points but lost his top three position in the standings to Darcy Ward.
* Lewis Kerr has missed out on being included in the five-man Great Britain team for the World Cup meeting at the Norfolk Arena on Saturday, July 26.
GB manager Alun Rossiter named Tai Woffinden, Chris Harris, Simon Stead and Danny King as the four-man team with GP wildcard Craig Cook as reserve. Great Britain will take on Australia, USA and qualifiers Italy.