Defending league champions Poole have asked the big question of rivals King's Lynn in the quest for top spot in the league table by collecting their second maximum points haul of the week to move a point clear of the Stars.
After their outstanding victory at Coventry on Monday night took them to the top of the Elite league table, the Poole Pirates will now face a rare Wednesday night away trip to basement club Leicester back in second place, after King's Lynn regained top spot with a convincing home win over Lakeside (59-35) on Tuesday.
Don't write the defending league champions off quite yet! That was the message that rung out loudly from the Pirates' 50-40 win at Coventry which elevated them back to top spot in the league table and determined to make a bid for choice of play-off opponents.
Poole go into their final week of league racing knowing that maximum points from their visits to Coventry (Monday) and Leicester (Wednesday) will be required if they are to have choice of play-off opponents as they seek to defend their league title.
Sweden's Andreas Jonsson won his second ever Nordic Grand Prix, his 9th title and his first one since 2011 when he claimed victory in an incident packed 10th round of the series - the first in the history of the Grand Prix that series leader Greg Hancock has missed.
Poole's next opponents, Coventry Bees, collected a maximum 6 points from their double header fixture over Eastbourne on Friday and those results confirmed the four clubs who will contest the championship-deciding play-offs.
Poole's exciting young Czech rider Vaclav Milik appears to have escaped with just severe bruising to his hand, examinations have revealed today.
Job-hunting for 2015? If they were the Dave Watt, Lewis Bridger and Edward Kennett could hardly have done any better as they helped steer Poole to the top of the Elite League table, at least for 24 hours.
As the Poole Coastal Aluminium Pirates complete their programme of regular home league fixtures it will be an unfamiliar side of familiar faces that take to track against Eastbourne Eagles on Wednesday (10th) night but a team more than capable of providing top quality entertainment.
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