King’s Lynn hero Erik Riss admitted Monday’s win at his former track Leicester gave him a sweet taste.
Riss, who notched 10+2 from his opening four outings, was a regular in the Lions side last season.
He said: “I really enjoyed it at Leicester and it was nice for me to be back there on Monday.
“I was making good starts and I felt really good so I’m pleased with my score and it was great to help the team to win.
“We’ve been on a good run and over the last week and collected a lot of points, which is great.”
The Tru Plant Stars went joint top with Poole on 41 points after the 50-40 success in front of the BT Sport cameras.
And Riss is delighted to have got the move into the top flight at a key stage in the season.
“I was getting to three-quarters of the season and I felt I needed to be in the top league,” said the former double longtrack world champion.
“At the start of the year, I only wanted to do one league.
“I started with Edinburgh and went so good there and sometimes I felt like it was kind of easy.
‘We’re in a good spot at the moment and we’ll try to keep this going, make it into the play-offs and go from there’
“So I just felt like I needed to be here.
“When King’s Lynn asked me, I saw they had a good chance of the play-offs, which is good. I like to be in a team that is capable of winning the league.
“It was quite relaxed, actually, at the start of the year. Now in England I’ve got like 12 more meetings, so it’s quite hectic – but I like it that way. I was missing those meetings at the start of the year.
“It suits me really well, the calendar is full now until the end of the season.”
And he’s looking forward to the possibility of four
play-off meetings at the end of the season.
“Yeah, sure! We’re in a good spot at the moment and we’ll try to keep this going, make it into the play-offs and go from there.”