Fogo Unia Leszno took a massive step towards the Ekstraliga playoff final after defeating Silesian rivals BETARD Sparta Wrocław at the Stadion Olimpijski last Sunday (September 2).
2019 Speedway Grand Prix qualifier Janusz Kołodziej led the way for the PGE Ekstraliga champions with 13 points, with 2018 star Emil Sayfutdinov scoring 11, paid 12.
Current World Under-21 champion Maksym Drabik was one of Sparta’s best performers, scoring 10, paid 11.
Grand Prix stars Maciej Janowski and Tai Woffinden managed nine, paid 12 and nine, paid 10 points respectively. Australian youngster Max Fricke collected nine points for the Spartans.
Over in Czestochowa, Slovakian star Martin Vaculik raced to a 15-point maximum as Stal Gorzow also put one foot in the showpiece final.
Vaculik, who won the MIB Nordic Gorzow SGP just weeks earlier, was flawless from five rides to inspire Gorzow to a 49-41 first leg win.
SGP title chaser Bartosz Zmarzlik produced a brilliant performance to back up Vaculik, managing 11 points, while Krzysztof Kasprzak piled up 10, paid 11.
Michał Gruchalski and Denmark’s Leon Madsen were the top scorers for the Lions, managing 11 points apiece. It was a tough day though for Czestochowa’s SGP stars as Freddie Lindgren scored six points, paid eight, while Matej Zagar could only manage three.
The Slovene crashed with visiting rider Szymon Wozniak and withdrew from the meeting through injury.
Both return fixtures take place this Sunday (September 9).
ForBET Włokniarz Czestochowa 41: Leon Madsen 11, Michał Gruchalski 11, Fredrik Lindgren 6+2, Adrian Miedzinski 5+1, Tobiasz Musielak 4+1, Matej Zagar 3, Bartosz Swiacik 1, Andreas Lyager 0
Cash Broker Stal Gorzow 49: Martin Vaculik 15, Bartosz Zmarzlik 11, Krzysztof Kasprzak 10+1, Szymon Wozniak 6+1, Rafał Karczmarz 5+1. Alan Szczotka 1+1, Grzegorz Walasek 1, Hubert Czerniawski 0
BETARD Sparta Wrocław 42: Maksym Drabik 10+1, Maciej Janowski 9+3, Tai Woffinden 9+1, Max Fricke 9, Vaclav Milik 3, Damian Drozdz 2, Przemysław Liszka 0, Patryk Wojdyło 0
Fogo Unia Leszno 48: Janusz Kołodziej 13, Emil Sayfutdinov 11+1, Bartosz Smektała 8+1, Piotr Pawlicki 8, Jarosław Hampel 4, Brady Kurtz 3+2, Dominik Kubera 1+1, Jaimon Lidsey 0