On Sunday afternoon there were two matches in the EWinner 1.
Peter Kildemand (pictured) made an impressive return to speedway after over a month off due to a broken collarbone scoring 13+1 for Gniezno when they hosted bottom of the table, Tarnow on Sunday. He joint top scored for the home side along with Timo Lahti. Fellow Nordic rider, Frederik Jakobsen (12+2) also was in on the points as Start showed no mercy to the winless Union squad.
The final score was 59:31 and Tarnow’s usually reliable, Rohan Tungate had a rare poor outing with just 3 points. Sweden’s U21 World Championship representative, Alexander Woentin also had a disappointing display scoring just 1+1 and being replaced in his final scheduled heat.
Ostrovia travelled to this top of the table clash in Krosno in first place in the league. However, their Scandinavian riders - Nicolai Klindt (8), Patrick Hansen (4+1) and Oliver Berntzon (1) - all struggled leaving experienced Pole, Grzegorz Walasek to lead out the team scoring with 13 pts.
The match was tied 15:15 after Heat 5. But four heat advantages in the next five heats gave Krosno the lead as Andzejs Lebedevs (13), Tobiasz Musielak (12+1) and Vaclav Milik (9+2) all contributed to the team’s eight point lead after 10 heats.
And the Wolves would add two more to that to run out winners 50:40 by the end and also take the bonus point from Ostrow.
On Monday night there were two matches in EWinner 2.
The home side led from Heat 3 onwards not giving the visitors a chances to get in the match despite impressive performances from Alexandr Loktaev (14) and Brady Kurtz (12+1) for Łódź.
However, Rybnik had four riders who scored 9 or more points, the best of whom was Rune Holta (11+1) whilst Michael Jepsen Jensen scored 6 as the home side won 50:40.
That was enough to give them the bonus point and the lead in League 1 on points after 11 matches.
It took until Heat 9 for visitors, Gdańsk, to get their first heat advantage in Bydgoszcz tonight. And while Rasmus Jensen (9) took the checkered flag first for the travelling team, it was already too late with the scores at 35:19 in Bydgoszcz’s favour.
The home side again had to manage without the injured David Bellego. However, the team’s three top riders all scored 12 pts or more, whilst their Danish U24 rider, Andreas Lyager took 7 pts as the team romped home with a 59:31 win.
Whilst Bydgoszcz are last but one behind the luckless Tarnow, they have two games in hand, including the return match in Gdańsk and a home tie with Start Gniezno which will take place on Friday.