King’s Lynn Stars chief Buster Chapman fumes over unsafe Poole Pirates’ track
- Credit: Ian Burt
King's Lynn owner Buster Chapman erupted with fury last night after the Stars' play-off semi-final second leg at Poole was postponed due to an unsafe track.
All 14 riders refused to take to the Wimborne Road shale after attempts to make the circuit rideable caused a giant hole to appear on turn one. Rain during the day had made the raceway slippery and – unlike in the first leg at Lynn despite equally wet conditions – Pirates' staff were unable to get the meeting on.
'It's just a shame they've got no new material here,' said Chapman, whose side will have to make the long trip back to Poole on Thursday for the re-arranged meeting. 'I can't believe that a stadium and track with so much pedigree and professionals has got no spare shale to put in. To be honest, one good load of shale would have had the job fixed. You can't put stones in a hole and that's what they tried to do. It's a sorry state to be quite honest with you. We put so much passion and pride into what we do at Lynn and I don't understand why others don't do it.'