VACULIK VANQUISHES RZESZOW
Sunday 24th June 2012, 23:18
Man of the moment Martin Vaculik racked up a fantastic 14 points to inspire Polish Ekstraliga leaders Tarnow to a 55-34 triumph at home to Rzeszow on Sunday.
The Slovakian sensation sent shockwaves through the sport on Saturday night, when he won the FIM Gorzow SGP of Poland on his World Championship debut.
And the 22-year-old capped the best weekend of his career to date in style by collecting four wins, and was only denied a maximum by Polish international Grzegorz Walasek in heat 15.
World Under-21 champion Maciej Janowski powered to 12 for Tarnow, while Janusz Kolodziej accrued 11 paid 13. World champion Greg Hancock collected eight points.
Walasek top-scored on 12 for Rzeszow, while SGP star Jason Crump notched seven from six.
World No.2 Andreas Jonsson maintained his magnificent Polish form with a tremendous 13 paid 15-point full house, as Zielona Gora won 57-33 at home to Czestochowa.
Piotr Protasiewicz piled up 12 for Falubaz and former Grand Prix rider Rune Holta recorded 10 paid 11. Patryk Dudek accrued eight paid 10. Russian racer Grigory Laguta starred on 11 for the Lions, while Daniel Nermark and Kenneth Bjerre contributed nine apiece to the scoreline.
World Championship challenger Chris Holder continued his blistering form for Torun, leading partner Adrian Miedzinski to a 5-1 in a last-heat decider to snatch his side a dramatic 46-44 triumph at Wroclaw.
The Aussie champion collected 14 paid 15 from six, while Miedzinski bagged 11 paid 13 as the pair compensated well for absent double World Under-21 champion Darcy Ward.
Former SGP regular Sebastian Ulamek led the scoring for the hosts on 12 paid 13. Tomasz Jedrzejak scored 11 paid 12 and Freddie Lindgren picked up a straight 11.
A massive 15 paid 16-point haul from Nicki Pedersen was not enough to save Gdansk from a 49-41 loss at home to Gorzow.
His fellow countryman Niels-Kristian Iversen shone for the visitors on 12 paid 13 points, while Michael Jepsen Jensen tallied 10 paid 11.
Former world champion Tomasz Gollob built on his fourth place in the Gorzow SGP by bagging 10 from four. But wild card Bartosz Zmarzlik was brought back down to earth after his bronze medal heroics on Saturday, scoring four paid five from four at reserve.
In the day’s other Ekstraliga meeting, Emil Sayfutdinov led Bydgoszcz to a 50-40 victory over Leszno at the Polonia Stadium.
The Russian racer recorded 12 paid 14 and Bulls legend Damian Balinski, who tallied 12, was the only opponent to lower his colours.
Robert Kosciecha and Krzysztof Buczkowski added 10 points apiece to the home side’s score, while Przemyslaw Pawlicki collected 11 paid 12 for Leszno.
In the First Division, Peter Ljung scored eight points for Grudziadz as his team lost 51-39 at Lublin. His SGP rival Hans Andersen managed just four from as many rides.
For full details of the day’s Ekstraliga results, scores, the latest league table and news from Britain, Sweden and Denmark, click here: http://speedwaygp.com/league_results.
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