Home advantage can take King’s Lynn Stars to Premiership glory, says Jorgensen
- Credit: Archant
Thomas Jorgensen, one of King's Lynn's Great Danes, is hoping home advantage will help them to Premiership title glory.
Dale Allitt's men head to Poole for the first leg of the Grand Final on Monday with the return at the Adrian Flux Arena 48-hours later.
Their record at Poole is poor but Jorgensen insists home comforts can help them in the decider.
'Every other team that comes here seems scared to race, they don't like it,' he said.
'We have a massive home advantage on a very quick track. We just need to force that home now in these two finals.
You may also want to watch:
'Even though Ty (Proctor, Jorgensen's regular racing partner) likes the outside line as well, we still pair up really well home and away.
'It works well and it is nice to have someone of his quality alongside you out there.
- 1 Tributes to much-loved Laura, 28, after Covid death
- 2 Man seriously injured after crash
- 3 'Isolate from your household' plea as Covid soars in Norwich
- 4 'They don't care': Retired couple slam council over 'dangerous' tree
- 5 Norfolk yet to reach peak in latest wave of coronavirus deaths
- 6 Serial 'dine and dash' conman who fled hotels without paying is jailed
- 7 Man admits causing death of popular sportsman by dangerous driving
- 8 Covid rips through care homes again with deaths almost doubling in a week
- 9 Six people arrested after man in 50s was stabbed in Norwich
- 10 Minke whale washes up on beach
'Our track played a massive part in finishing top of the table because we managed to pick up points on the road too.
'At Belle Vue we managed to get eight points ahead and knew something would have to go terribly wrong for us not to get through to the play-off final.
'Now we have this shot at the title and it is something we all cannot wait to be a part of.'
Jorgensen has been a key figure in the engine room of the Tru Plant Stars side and is sure to have another big part to play in the two biggest meetings on club history.
Meanwhile, Pirates will be looking for another big performance from Chris 'Bomber' Harris over the two legs with the Cornishman's last-gasp pass in the final heat of the semi-final being described as 'one of the bravest, most spectacular rides I've seen'.
Pirates chief Matt Ford watched Harris go from fourth to first in the final heat to get the 4-2 they needed to secure their final place against the Stars.
'Now he is a Pirate I can see at close quarters that he still has that heart and incredible will to win,' said Ford.
'To pass the world champion (Jason Doyle), the league's form rider, in the manner he did was just sensational. Heat 15 was right up there with the best races I have seen on this track in more than 20 years and I'm emotional thinking about it now. It was just a stunning, brave piece of riding and a privilege to witness.'