Guest Star shines for Lynn
Somerset 44, King's Lynn 46Stars' guest Michal Rajkowski inspired Lynn to a stunning opening Premier League win of the new season at the Oak Tree Arena.
Somerset 44, King's Lynn 46
Stars' guest Michal Rajkowski inspired Lynn to a stunning opening Premier League win of the new season last night at the Oak Tree Arena.
The 22-year-old sealed victory with a pillar to post flag in the penultimate race. The all action Pole had earlier sent team mate Paul Lee flying across the shale in a spot of first bend bunching. Rajkowski later made amends with a last ditch pass on Danny Warwick dragging Lynn on levels terms at halfway.
Chris Mills and skipper Tomas Topinka piled on the maximum misery in heat 11, before Lynn's Newport Wasps' recruit completed his dream booking. Daniel Nermark's exclusion in the finale proved academic after a clash of the titans with Rebels' number one Magnus Zetterstrom.
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Zorro picked off Topinka and Mills for a swift opening success. Warwick claimed a re-run reserve race, but Tomas Suchanek's machine gifted Lynn the minor places.
Emil Kramer dived up the inside of Nermark to nudge Somerset ahead before Rajkowski's unfortunate collision with Lee - Lynn's new look duo dusting themselves down to square off a re-run heat four.
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Topinka outgated Kramer for Lynn's first flag - Mills defying a late onslaught from Jordan Frampton.
Simon Walker pounced on Lee's wide line to back up Zetterstrom as Somerset moved clear but Mills flew from the traps to peg back the hosts - Rajkowski showing his class with a cool line around Warwick.
The gutsy Lee fended off a determined Kramer but Frampton powered away from James Brundle at the rear.
Zetterstrom grabbed the spoils in his first head to head with Nermark - Lynn's Swede coaxing his bike over the line ahead of the fast finishing Walker.
Topinka's desperate rearguard action foiled Ritchie Hawkins to move the champions in front for the first time after Mills had got the drop exiting turn one.
Rajkowski outbattled Warwick from the tapes in heat 12 as Nermark duelled with Kramer up top before Topinka and Lee minimised the damage from Zetterstrom's fourth straight win.
Lynn's Polish sensation blasted from the gate with Trevor Harding in his slipstream to seal the win with the visitors' third max.
Kramer and Zetterstrom replied in kind after Nermark hit the deck in a no holds barred collision with his compatriot.
The action continues to come thick and fast for Lynn next week.
Next up for Stars is a home encounter with Birmingham next Wednesday, where Lynn continue their defence of their Premier Trophy crown. A trip to Redcar in the Premier League follows the next day.
Rebels: Zetterstrom 14+1, Walker 3+1, Kramer 13, Frampton 3+1, Hawkins 6, Suchanek 1+1, Warwick 4.
Stars: Topinka 8+2, Mills 10, Nermark 9, Harding 2+1, Lee 6+2, Brundle 1+1, Rajkowski 10+2.