Buster Chapman hits out at second postponement of King’s Lynn Stars’ vital play-off clash at Poole

Stars' chief Buster Chapman at Wimborne Road on Monday. Picture: Ian Burt

Stars' chief Buster Chapman at Wimborne Road on Monday. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Even the torrential rain in Dorset couldn't save Poole Pirates from feeling Buster Chapman's wrath for the second time this week.

The King's Lynn Stars owner hit out at the champions for failing to get Monday's play-off semi-final second leg underway after track staff created a hole in the drenched track. And even though the Wimborne Road circuit was flooded yesterday Chapman had little symapthy for the Elite League champions.

He said: 'It's very frustrating. We all know you can't help what nature does but I feel it's all a waste of time. If they'd have done their job properly on Monday night none of this would have been an issue. The drainage is clearly not working at the track.

'We had rain here all day in Lynn and we'd have got it perfect for racing by 7.30pm. People need to start looking at track preparation, equipment and machinery to get things on. It's simple.'

Lynn rider Nicklas Porsing – who will try again for a third time with his team-mates on Wednesday – arrived an hour before the clash was abandoned at 4pm and was amazed the fixture hadn't already been called off.


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He said: 'Turn three and four was completely covered in water. They were trying to pump the water out but it was just a waste of time. The problem with Poole is there's no downslope and poor drainage. The water just sits on their track.'

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