Big clash OFF

WEDNESDAY night's big meeting at King's Lynn against Birmingham has been cancelled due to a floodlight technical failure. On Sunday evening during an event at the Norfolk Arena, the venue lost power to four out of their eight floodlights.

WEDNESDAY night's big meeting at King's Lynn against Birmingham has been cancelled due to a floodlight technical failure.

On Sunday evening during an event at the Norfolk Arena, the venue lost power to four out of their eight floodlights. The problem was diagnosed on Monday morning and was due to be resolved first thing on Tuesday after the Bank Holiday, but the electrical engineers have encountered a setback in getting the repairs done in time.

Tony Hemeter of Hemelec Ltd said: “The lights work off two banks of four and one of the circuit boards that controls one of the banks has blown, we planned to order a new one first thing Tuesday but because the floodlights are over ten years old and no longer in production we couldn't find stock anywhere in the country, we then searched our network in Europe and thankfully found some used spares but the soonest we can get them removed from the old units, shipped and delivered is Friday.”

King's Lynn Stars promoter, Keith Chapman, is in despair: “It is such a shame because I know how much the fans were looking forward to this top of the table clash, it's just as disappointing for me to as it was going to be one of our biggest meetings of the season with a bumper crowd, but it's just simply too dangerous to race with half the lights out of action. I really hope we can get this meeting rearranged in the next week or two.”


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