Lakeside Vortex Hammers take all three Elite League points

Hammers speedway team take all three Elite League points

Hammers speedway team take all three Elite League points

First published in Sport

SPEEDWAY: Lakeside Vortex Hammers took all three Elite League points with a 35-26 victory over the Poole Pirates, in a meeting which was abandoned after heat 10, due to heavy rain.

The Hammers started the meeting in dominant form, with Kim Nilsson leading from the tapes and the returning Hammers captain, Davey Watt, hunting down and passing Dakota North.

The fast track reserves race saw the Pirates hit back with Kyle Newman passing Adam Ellis, whilst Compton kept ahead of Morley.

New Hammer Danny King made an impressive swoop from gate four in the following race, to follow and then take the lead past Milik coming out of the third bend, but with Richard Lawson caught behind the Poole pairing, the points were shared.

Lewis Bridger entered the Arena for heat four and produced an impressive turn of speed, exiting the second bend on lap two to steam ahead of North and Newman for a further shared heat.

As the first spots of rain fell, Davey Watt and Danny King teamed up to extend the Hammers lead in heat 5 with a second maximum heat advantage.

The Hammers captain led from the gate, and King delivering a neat cut back on the second bend to squeeze out Grajczonek and Milik.

Bridger returned in heat six to take his second heat win of the evening but Ellis took a tumble on the third bend in heat seven.

After an intense downpour passed, the track staff managed to get a large amount of surface water off the track.

Heat 8 saw Lawson and Bridger dominate in the wet conditions. But, after further discussions between the meeting officials and the riders, it was decided to bring the proceedings to a halt after the tenth heat.

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