King’s Lynn Stars new boy is feeling right at home ahead of double header against Wolves
Rejuvenated Josh Auty reckons he is getting to grips with racing at King’s Lynn ahead of Wednesday’s double header with Wolverhampton (7.30).
The recent Stars recruit won back-to-back heats against Leicester last week, passing Josh Grajczonek before roaring back to take a chequered flag after dropping to third in heat 12.
Auty’s impressive eight-paid-nine was pivotal in ensuring a 50-40 victory over the Lions to end a barren run and keep alive King’s Lynn’s hopes of a play-off spot.
And with that confidence boost in the bag, the Scunthorpe favourite cannot wait to ride at the Adrian Flux Arena again.
“I was really happy to get those two wins, they got the monkey off my back and hopefully can prove the springboard for good things to come,” said Auty. “If I can keep to that same performance level, who knows what could happen?
“I knew coming to King’s Lynn would be a challenge. It is not a place I have had much joy at in the past, even though it is a fantastic race track. It was not just about getting those wins either, it was the manner of them.”
With Nicklas Porsing set to rejoin Auty at reserve, the Stars track a full one to seven for two meetings in one night against the 2016 Elite League champions.
Wolves will also be boosted at the bottom end as Mark Riss returns from a long-term hand injury.
“I’m glad to be back to help Wolves out, because it’s a big part of the season coming up,” said Riss. “It’s going to be a busy night at King’s Lynn, especially for my first one back for Wolves, but it’s good to be busy and we’ll hopefully get two good results there.”
The only absentee for the visitors is Sam Masters with rider replacement set to operate at number five.
Admission prices for 30 heats of SGB Premiership action are £25 for adults, £20 for concessions, £10 for 17 and 18 year olds and £5 for 12-16 year olds. Children aged 11 and under are admitted for free.
King’s Lynn : Robert Lambert, Thomas Jorgensen, Michael Palm Toft, Kai Huckenbeck, Tomas H Jonasson, Josh Auty, Nicklas Porsing.
Wolverhampton: Freddie Lindgren, Kyle Howarth, Rory Schlein, Jacob Thorssell, Sam Masters R/R, Mark Riss, Nathan Greaves.