Everyone connected with Poole Speedway will be saddened to learn of the passing of former Poole Pirate Ken James.
Dakota North powered the Ready Power Pirates to the top of the Elite league table as the Pirates claimed a 53-40 win over play-off rivals, Belle Vue Aces.
Semi-final crashes for Chris Holder and Maciej Janowski, in separate incidents at the semi-final stage of the Danish Grand Prix in Horsens on Saturday night cost both Pirates a chance of a final appearance.
After three consecutive unbeaten Wimborne Road performances Poole skipper Maciej Janowski had to be content with finishing the sides' lowest scorer as the Pirates recorded their 75th highest winning league margin of all time and their biggest win in over five years.
RESULT and scorers from Monday’s Elite League match at Kirkmanshulme Lane;
Kacper Gomolski and Dave Watt were both beneficiaries of £500 cheques ahead of the Pirates' home meeting against Swindon Robins.
With a central character of Mr Darcy, plenty of (Pirate) Pride and a result that ultimately could well have Prejudiced Swindon's play-off aspirations this classic was all about a rampant Poole team inspired by former captain Chris Holder from the very outset.
Poole's Wednesday night's opponents Swindon have moved into the play-off zone after a big win at Wolverhampton on Monday, but the Robins' victory may have come at a cost for them.
Dackarna rider Nicki Pedersen put his home track knowledge to perfect use as he charged to his 15th all-time Grand Prix victory but was unable to make any inroads into series leader Tai Woffinden as they both finished their night in Malilla, Sweden on 17 GP points, Woffinden working his way to the runners-up spot ahead of wild card Antonio Lindback.
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