Lawson: Confidence High Ahead of Friday’s Cup Clash

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Start time: 3pm, gates open 1pm.

Weather forecast: Warm and sunny

Fineprint Eagles v Birmingham in the KO Cup

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The statistics tell the story.

Richard Lawson has taken to Arlington like the proverbial duck to water.

In his first meeting, the highly experienced rider who lives in Evesham, completed a four-ride maximum.

Lawson was back on the gas last Saturday as Somerset were swept aside, recording a five-ride paid maximum.

Richard Lawson after another heat win at Arlington

His confidence is high as he goes into tomorrow’s KO Cup first round, first leg clash at Arlington Stadium (first race 3pm).

Lawson is also living up to pre-season predictions when Director of Speedway, Jon Cook, predicted the 33-year-old would be a man to watch.

Lawson has been sharp from the gate and almost been prepared to muscle his way into the lead.

He said: “So far so good.

“I thought it might be a bit tricky early on but I seem to have settled in quite nicely.

“I am enjoying it.

Richard Lawson acknowledges the Arlington fans

“Making good starts, first of all, is important.

“Once you have a clear track in front of you, you can ride where you want to.

“I was really focussing that. 

“Now I have led a few laps and got confident, I feel I that when I am behind I can ride the bike where I want to.”

Can Lawson continue his winning run at Arlington?

Find out on Good Friday when the Fineprint Eagles face Birmingham in the KO Cup, first leg.

Start time: 3pm. Gates open1pm.

First 100 children through the gate will receive a free Easter egg.

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