The Elite League Play-off Grand Final 1st leg was abandoned due to rain after 12 heats at Coventry with Poole leading 37 points to 34 and with the result standing it means the Pirates will have a 3 point lead going into Monday night's second and concluding leg.
With barely time to draw breath and celebrate their long-awaited semi-final victory, the Poole Coastal Aluminium Pirates go straight into Grand Final action, for the fifth successive season tonight when they visit the Coventry Bees.
The Pirates and Stars bravely defied the weather to complete their play-off semi-final tie and it was the Pirates that just squeezed home to reach their 5th consecutive Elite League play-off final.
Maciej Janowski couldn't quite replicate his 2012 Torun-staged GP performance when he made the semi-finals but showed that he can certainly be a force to be reckoned with when he steps up full-time in the series next season, as he finished with 7 points in the final round of this year's series replacing the suspended Darcy Ward. Janowski was delighted to be involved in the meeting especially on the very night his mentor Greg Hancock secured his third world championship title.
Maciej Janowski has vowed to fight on for the Pirates despite suffering an arm injury that required 9 stitches and looked set to rule him out of the Pirates' second leg semi-final play-off meeting against King's Lynn on Monday (7.30pm).
Poole Coastal Aluminium Pirates have been rocked by the news that stand-in skipper Maciej Janowski has been ruled out of Monday night's vital semi-final play-off against King's Lynn, after requiring 9 stitches in an arm injury.
VACLAC MILIK failed in his bid to add the World U21 title to the European U21 crown he secured recently.
Poole Speedway are saddened to hear of the death of former rider from the Sixties Pete Swain, aged 84 years.
Supporters who wish to reserve a table in the Stadium restaurant for Monday night's second leg semi-final tie against King's Lynn are reminded that bookings need to be made by calling the Stadium direct on 010202 677449.
The Pirates hold a single point lead against the Norfolk Stars as they bid to secure their place in the Play-Off finals for the 5th consecutive campaign.
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