Thursday April 14, 2011
SKIPPER Krzysztof Kasprzak scored a brilliant paid maximum to inspire Birmingham to their first Elite League points of the new season.

Kasprzak put in a stunning display in another highly entertaining Perry Barr encounter as the Brummies saw off the challenge of Lakeside, with reserve Kevin Wolbert also in terrific form.

The combination of Kasprzak and Ales Dryml proved very profitable with two 5-1s, the second coming in dramatic fashion as the Hammers’ Adam Shields came to grief on the second lap as the home duo were moving inside him in Heat 10.

Kasprzak’s win over the double-points Lee Richardson in Heat 13 made sure of match victory, but there was more action in the penultimate race with Wolbert taking his third win of the night and Daniel King surging inside Kyle Legault into the last bend.

Ex-Brummies rider Legault fell as King crossed the line in third place, which was enough to clinch all three points for the home side with Kasprzak wrapping up his maximum in the final race.

Boss Graham Drury said: “We sat the riders down beforehand and went through exactly what we expected, and I was delighted with the response. It was a hard-earned victory with some great racing and we’ll head to Coventry tomorrow feeling much better about things.”

BIRMINGHAM 52: Krzysztof Kasprzak 14+1, Kevin Wolbert 11, Ben Barker 7+2, Daniel King 7, Daniel Nermark 7, Ales Dryml 6+1, Theo Pijper 0.

LAKESIDE 40: Lee Richardson 11+1, Peter Ljung 9, Piotr Swiderski 8, Kyle Legault 7, Kauko Nieminen 2, Adam Shields 2, Robert Mear 1+1.

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