King’s Lynn Stars chief’s hard work goes to waste thanks to Leicester Lions postponement

Dale Allitt. Picture: Ian Burt

Dale Allitt. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

King's Lynn's Elite League meeting at Leicester was postponed just minutes before the scheduled start time – much to the frustration of promoter Dale Allitt.

The Stars chief had spent many hours earlier on Saturday working on a last-minute replacement for the injured Simon Lambert following the withdrawal of original guest booking Josh Bates. But his efforts were to no avail.

'There wasn't any rain forecast then they had a big rain shower a couple of hours before the meeting was due to start,' Allitt explained.

'The track was very wet and sludgy and it was obvious it needed some remedial work. The plan was to blade it off and put some fresh dirt on, but another downpour not long after seven made it impossible really. Rain-offs are always frustrating whenever they happen, but when you're actually at the track and everyone is ready to see some racing it makes them even worse. It's a shame for everyone, particularly our supporters who made the journey, but there's not much anybody can do about the weather unfortunately.

'We now turn our attentions to Wednesday against Swindon at the Adrian Flux Arena where another win is the target to move us closer to those play-off spots.'

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