SPEEDWAY: King’s Lynn Stars climbed into the top four of the SGB Premiership with a pair of wins.

A morale-boosting 48-45 win at Swindon last Thursday was backed up by a 49-41 victory at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday against Rye House.

German, Kai Huckenbeck, top-scored at Swindon with a superb 12+2, well backed by former Robins rider Troy Batchelor, who helped himself to 12 points.

Jason Doyle went through the card undefeated helping himself to a paid max including a double-point win, but that was all in vain as the Stars held on for victory.

Manager, Dale Allitt, said: “It’s a great away win for us, our first here for a very long time.”

The Stars came from behind on Wednesday. Huckenbeck and Batchelor were again the star riders. Huckenbeck helped himself to 9+1 and Batchelor scored 11, with Robert Lambert weighing in with paid 11.

Chris Harris threw his name into the hat of Team GB team manager Alun Rossiter for the forthcoming World Cup by scoring a 15-point maximum.

Co-promoter Rob Lyon, who stepped in for boss Allitt due to illness, was delighted with the effort shown by his side and said: “It was a hard-fought, workmanlike performance and we were delighted to get the three points.”

Stars at Swindon: Holder 9, Rose 5+1, Porsing 3, Batchelor 12, Lambert 7+1, Huckenbeck 12+2, Bailey 0.

Stars v Rye House: Holder 7+1, Rose 8+1, Porsing 4+1, Batchelor 11, Lambert 10+1, Huckenbeck 9+1, Bailey 0.

  •  Robert Lambert booked his place in the FIM Speedway Under 21 World Championship Final series after triumphing in Saturday’s semi-final in Sweden.

The Stars captain topped the podium on 14 points, with only Russia’s Gleb Czugunov getting the better of him in Eskilstuna.

Lambert will be hoping to do better than his third place last year when he does battle in the three final rounds in Poznan (Poland), Gustrow (Germany) and Pardubice (Czech Republic).