Hammers move to the top of the table after another impressive win. 5th June 2018
2nd JUNE 2018
Lakeside Hammers moved to the top of the Championship, after completing a comprehensive 56-32 victory against in form Workington Comets at the Arena Essex Raceway on Friday.
The result means that the Purfleet side remain unbeaten at the Raceway this season, and crucially have denied any opposition from taking a single point.
Kyle Newman secured a four ride paid maximum with Zach Wajtknecht reeling of three second place finishes in his first meeting out of the reserve positions.
The meeting started of with the Hammers pairing of Nick Morris and Wajtknect securing a 5-1 in the opening heat. In heat three it was the turn of Newman and Adam Ellis to come home 1-2 to give Hammers an early advantage at 13-5.
For the second time in the evening Morris and Wajtknecht racked up another 5-1 to increase the hosts lead to 15 points after six heats. In heat nine it was the turn of Ellis and Newman to score a 5-1 for the second time in the evening for the Hammers pair as the home side dominated.
Two heats later the home fans had another 5-1 to celebrate, compliments of messes Richard Lawson and Connor Mountain. By the twelfth heat of the evening it was down to Ty Proctor to bring up only the fourth heat win for the Comets. Nick Morris dropped his first point of the night after finishing second to his team mate Lawson in Heat 13. Despite a share of the spoils in the next heat and a final heat 4-2 for the Comets, nothing could dampen the spirit of the home fans, who once again witnessed a scintillating performance from the hosts, who march on.
Captain Richard Lawson led from the front for Lakeside with 14 points from five rides.He received substantial support from Morris who scored 12+1 from five rides and Newman, with paid 12 points from four rides. For the Comets, the only rider who came out of the meeting with any satisfaction would have been the impressive Australian Mason Campton, who looked the best rider for the visitors on the night. From reserve he racked up 10 points from four programmed rides, but overall none of the visitors had any answer to the impressive Hammers, who have only had one defeat so far this season, and are already looking like one of the sides to beat this season.