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.
Polish star Maciej Janowski gets a sneak preview of FIM Speedway World Championship life after being called up for the season-closing Borygo Torun FIM Speedway Grand Prix of Poland on October 11.
Poole took the advantage, albeit the narrowest possible, from this first leg semi-final in a meeting that pitched two well balanced sides against each other.
Vaclav Milik won the European U21 Championship in Rybnik, Poland with a perfect 15 point maximum on Saturday night.
GREG HANCOCK's second place in the Scandinavian Grand Prix gives him a 12 point lead in the championship race with just one round remaining, but the big talking point of the Stockholm meeting was the return to form of Poland's Jaroslaw Hampel who claimed top stpot with a 21 point maximum.
Poole's stand-in captain Maciej Janowski, finished runners-up in the Elite League Riders' Championship at King's Lynn on Thursday to give himself a confident fillip ahead of the Pirates' first playoff meeting on Monday night at the same venue, King's Lynn.
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