SPEEDWAY: King’s Lynn co-promoter Dale Allitt is confident that all the ingredients are in place for a successful summer.
The Minors & Brady Stars have made an encouraging start to the new season, winning all four of their League Cup group fixtures to make it into the final – which is more victories than they enjoyed throughout the entire 2021 campaign.
That run ended in the Premiership opener at Wolverhampton last Monday, but injury and illness was a major contributory factor to a below-par display.
Allitt has pinpointed the influence of team manager Alex Brady in the club’s overall revival.
Brady stepped in midway through last season, when the Stars parted company with Peter Schroeck, and has been able to fully exert his influence on this year’s team-building – with spirit in the camp clearly high.
Allitt said: “We want the ‘glory days’ if you like, to return after a tough couple of years.
“I have to give Alex a tremendous amount of praise for everything he has done since we gave him his opportunity as team manager.
“He really has embraced the role in so many ways and, as we thought when we appointed him, he really has been that new, fresh bit of energy we needed to get the club back on track.
“There’s a special feeling in the air at the minute – I hope that continues all season long.
“We’ve had everything you could ever wish for as a promoter in our home meetings: fantastic crowds, spectacular racing and of course two very, very good wins for the Stars as well!”
Lynn had to call an unplanned hiatus to their home campaign when last week’s return clash with Wolves was called off due to over-running stadium electrical work.
They return to action next week when they meet early pace-setters Belle Vue, who have already completed an emphatic home and away double over reigning champions Peterborough.
Stars visit the Manchester venue on Monday before hosting the Aces at the Adrian Flux Arena next Thursday.
And on that night they will also discover their opponents for the League Cup final with Sheffield Tigers hosting Wolverhampton in what is virtually a winner-takes-all clash to decide the Northern group.