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LAGUTA LEADS VETLANDA VICTORY CHARGE

Artem Laguta raced to a 14 paid 15-point max as Vetlanda made certain of an Elitserien play-off place with a 54-36 win over Vastervik.

07 / 08 / 2018, 20:57

Russian star Artem Laguta raced to a 14 paid 15-point maximum as Vetlanda made certain of a Swedish Elitserien play-off place with a 54-36 win at home to Vastervik on Tuesday.

Laguta was flawless over five rides, with Danish ace Leon Madsen dropping just a point on his way to 12 paid 14. Poland’s Bartosz Zmarzlik also impressed on 12 paid 13 as Vetlanda guaranteed a top-six finish.

Betard Scandinavian SGP wild card Peter Ljung was Vastervik’s star man on 10 paid 11 points as he enjoyed a positive warm up for his big night in Malilla this Saturday.

Triple world champion Nicki Pedersen scored seven paid eight, with Martin Vaculik registering a straight seven in a blow to Vastervik’s hopes of snatching the sixth and final play-off spot from Lejonen.

Elsewhere, Dackarna’s World Championship contingent is on form ahead of their home SGP, with Maciej Janowski bagging 12 paid 13 as they romped to a 52-38 triumph away to Rospiggarna.

American legend Greg Hancock tallied 10 paid 12, with Patryk Dudek collecting nine paid 11 as the table-topping Malilla men moved within four points of guaranteeing a top-two finish and a place in the play-off semi-finals.

Aussie icon Jason Doyle racked up 11 paid 12 for the hosts, with Jacob Thorssell accruing 10 paid 11 as Rospiggarna suffered a huge blow in their hopes of avoiding the play-off quarters.

SGP 2019 qualifier Antonio Lindback raced to 13 points for hometown team Masarna as the cash-strapped club held champions Smederna to a 45-45 draw in Avesta. The Brazil-born man was supported by 12 from Kim Nilsson.

Michael Jepsen Jensen topped the Smederna scorechart on 11 paid 13, while SGP star Freddie Lindgren, Mikkel Michelsen and Pontus Aspgren all picked up nine paid 10 apiece as the Eskilstuna outfit picked up a valuable two points to move into second spot.

In the day’s other meeting, 12 points from World Championship leader Tai Woffinden led Indianerna to a narrow 46-44 victory at home to Lejonen to move within a win and a bonus point of play-off qualification.

Piotr Protasiewicz added 11 paid 12 for the Indians, with Jaroslaw Hampel and Timo Lahti recording straight 11s for the Lions. Former world champion Chris Holder notched nine paid 10.

For full details of the night’s results, scorers and the latest league table, click here: http://bit.ly/2uwbumo.

 

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