SPEEDWAY: Rory Schlein had promised something special to celebrate his 15 years in speedway and boy did he deliver in his testimonial meeting at the Adrian Flux Arena.
Smoke machines, lasers, strobe lights and fire cannons were only part of the show as Schlein was cheered on to shale in a boxing style walk-on.
The racing matched the event and was top-class with Stars riders impressing.
Niels Kristian-Iversen was back to his brilliant best and Kenneth Bjerre was in fine form along with young Aussie Dakota North,
After four rides each, the top five riders entered into a quick time lap, something not seen in speedway before. They performed two laps and the quickest split time was recorded with Bjerre proving the quickest.
In the final, Bjerre made the gate and held off the hard-chasing Iversen to walk away with the trophy and a brand new racing engine.
Schlein was pipped to a podium position by Chris Harris.
* The Stars will use Piotr Protasiewicz to replace No.1 Iversen when they travel to Poland to take on Gorzow, Swedish side Eli Vetlanda and Denmark’s Holsted in the World Speedway League on April 25. Iversen is also a Gorzow rider.