PK to miss this week’s action

The Vortex Hammers No.1 Peter Karlsson will miss this week’s visit of Swindon on Friday as well as the away match at Birmingham mid-week as he recovers from his horrendous heat ten crash at the Raceway last Friday.

He has suffered a nasty concussion and bruising but will be fit to return once the Speedway World Cup break is over.

With Friday’s meeting being such a crucial one for the Club’s Play Off hopes against the only visiting team to win in Essex this season,  the Club are delighted that Grand Prix superstar and British Champion Tai Woffinden has agreed to stand in for PK, whilst Peterborough’s Kenneth Bjerre will fill the No.1 slot at Birmingham.

Image: Heat 10: Peter Karlsson of Lakeside – Lakeside Hammers vs Poole Pirates – Sky Sports Elite League Speedway at Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet – 07/06/13 – CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO