Jorgensen leads from front as King’s Lynn Stars claim point at Belle Vue

PUBLISHED: 22:45 11 August 2017 | UPDATED: 22:45 11 August 2017

Thomas Jorgensen led a Stars fightback at Belle Vue . Picture: Ian Burt

Thomas Jorgensen led a Stars fightback at Belle Vue . Picture: Ian Burt

Archant 2017

Thomas Jorgensen helped to inspire King’s Lynn’s fightback for a point in a 48-43 defeat at Belle Vue – even if he didn’t realise it at the time.

Jorgensen weighed in with nine-paid-10 during a rain-affected clash at the National Speedway Stadium in which the Stars trailed by 12 points halfway through the programmed rides.

Things looked bleak with just one chequered flag out of seven but guest number one Danny King, Jorgensen and Kai Huckenbeck led the resistance.

The visitors still trailed by nine with three heats to go but went into the nominated race with a chance of victory.

King saw off the persistent Kenneth Bjerre with Thomas H Jonasson filing in for third in heat 13 and Huckenbeck then led an action-packed penultimate race that saw home rider Dan Bewley fall, recover and even challenge for points before hitting the deck again in the final lap.

Nicklas Porsing traded places with Cameron Heeps on several occasions before claiming second in what was the away side’s second 5-1 of the night.

With the result in the balance, Aces number one Bjerre jetted away to a third win out of five and although Stars briefly filled the minor places, Jorgensen had to get back past Steve Worrall for a second spot that pocketed an important point towards King’s Lynn’s pursuit of the play-offs.

“I didn’t really know what the score was all through the meeting, we were focusing on the conditions because it was really wet,” said Jorgensen.

“It was raining more or less all night but I was told we had a chance of winning or a point when I was sent out for heat 15. Until then I had just tried to get on with my riding.

“I was happy with my performance, there was just that one heat where I touched the tapes but the rest was spot on. I made some really good starts and had some good speed.

“It was hard out there. In heat 15 I had to take off my goggles, I had already gone through all my tear offs. It was not clever but I needed to see, especially when we were chasing those two points.”

Belle Vue: Kenneth Bjerre 13+1, Steve Worrall 10+1, Craig Cook 9, Dan Bewley 7+2, Cameron Heeps 7, Jack Smith 2+1, Max Fricke R/R.

King’s Lynn: Thomas Jorgensen 9+1, Kai Huckenbeck 8, Danny King 7, Nicklas Porsing 6+2, Thomas H Jonasson 6, Josh Auty 5, Michael Palm Toft 2.

Latest from the EDP

A mother has dedicated her debut novel to the memory of her daughter, who died in a car crash on her way to school. Terri Wyatt, from Corton, took an early retirement from her job as a bank manager to write ‘The Baptist Gospel’, a crime thriller that sees a priest make a shocking discovery about the origins of Christianity. Mrs Wyatt’s daughter, Abbi-Lee Sherratt, died in 2001 at the age of 13 following a collision on her way to the former Great Yarmouth High School. The sudden loss of Abbi led to Mrs Wyatt falling out of love with reading, before a recommendation from a friend not only led to her rediscovering her passion, but also contemplating penning a book of her own. “Losing Abbi changed my life completely,” said Mrs Wyatt. “I always used to be a big reader but then I suddenly had no interest at all. “A friend of mine recommended that I read The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and I loved it. From that moment I started reading more and more crime thrillers and thought ‘that’s exactly the type of book I’d like to write.’ “I didn’t have much writing experience but they say everyone has a book in them. Although I’m not sure how true it is, I took an early retirement at the end of the 2014 and set about doing my research.” Three-and-a-half years and 150,000 words later, Mrs Wyatt finally completed her novel two months ago after an extensive process of thorough research to ensure the accuracy of its historical and biblical references. Set in various locations and during different historical periods, the book has been independently published by its author and is now available for readers to buy from Amazon. Mrs Wyatt describes her debut effort as “Val McDermid meets Dan Brown” and has been delighted with the feedback she has received so far for her venture into uncharted territory. “It’s been great to get some really positive reviews, especially as it’s so difficult for new writers to get any publicity without the backing of a publisher. “Abbi’s death is something that changed my life and I really do think she was with me on the journey of writing this book.” The Baptist Gospel is available to purchase via the Amazon Kindle Store.


Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most Read Sport

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists