Stars seek bumper turnout for cameras
King's Lynn Stars have announced a free ticket offer to attract a bumper crowd for Monday's live televised Elite League home clash against Lakeside Hammers.
Rob Lyon's men will aim to pick up a third consecutive league win at the Norfolk Arena in front of their own fans plus a national and international television audience with the meeting broadcast on Sky Sports.
Stars' co-promoter Jonathan Chapman is offering supporters who turn out a free ticket to watch the National League Young Stars race 48 hours later at Saddlebow against the Hackney Hawks.
'This is a big occasion for us and the town, we want to show the world how great our club is and need fans to come along and support us rather than sitting at home at watching us on television,' he said. 'Hopefully giving away a free ticket to the Young Stars match on Wednesday will encourage them to do that.'
Lynn will track an unchanged septet from the squad that hammered Swindon 58-37 earlier this week.
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Lakeside have once again built their team around the powerful spearhead of Lee Richardson and Adam Shields.
Polish ace Piotr Swiderski is also available after finally obtaining clearance to ride from the domestic Polish authorities as part of the on going early season stand off over the new silencers.
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The Pole is scheduled to replace Swedish rider Jonas Davidsson for tonight's Elite League meeting against Belle Vue.
'It's very exciting to have Piotr here at last and I am sure that our fans will be looking forward to his no nonsense style of racing,' said Hammers' co-promoter Jon Cook.
'We decided to get him back in as soon as possible and I am extremely grateful to Jonas (Davidsson) for not only his brief appearance last week but also his continued offer to fill in for us whenever he is needed on an emergency basis.'
• Admission prices for Monday's King's Lynn meeting: Adults �15, concessions �12, junior (aged 12 to 15 years) �5 with free entry for children aged 11 and under.
Gates open 6.30pm; Parade 7.30pm; first race 7.45pm.