Monday September 16, 2013
FAST Freddie Lindgren pulled off a thrilling win in the first-ever Joe Hughes Invitational at Monmore Green on Monday.

The meeting, in memory of former rider and parts supplier Hughes, pulled in a good crowd to raise funds for Cancer Research and new training facilities for young riders.

Lindgren magnificently worked his way from third to first to triumph over the charismatic Darcy Ward and Parrys International Wolves colleague Ricky Wells in a brilliant final.

It capped off an excellent night for the Swedish ace as he suffered just one defeat from seven outings - and he was delighted with his display.

He said: “I was very pleased - the whole night went well for me and it was good to get the win in the end. Me and my mechanic worked hard to find the right setup and give me the speed, and it went well for me.

“I'm feeling very much back to my old self again now - things are picking up for me at just the right time with the play-offs coming up.”

Although Lindgren was the star man, GP colleague Darcy Ward provided sensational entertainment.

But he was defeated by club legend Sam Ermolenko in a superb Heat 18 as the veteran notched four points with a creditable display on his return to competitive action.

Wolves men Ricky Wells and Adam Skornicki both impressed - whilst club assets Nicolai Klindt and Pontus Aspgren also made the semi-final and final respectively with promising showings.

Other notable performers were double World Champion Greg Hancock, Coventry man Aaron Summers plus Polish duo Maciej Janowski and Przemyslaw Pawlicki on an entertaining night of action.

1 Freddie Lindgren (Wolverhampton)
2 Darcy Ward (Poole)
3 Ricky Wells (Wolverhampton/ Sheffield)

QUALIFYING SCORES: Freddie Lindgren 14, Darcy Ward 11, Ricky Wells 11, Greg Hancock 10, Nicolai Klindt 10, Aaron Summers, Adam Skornicki 8, Pontus Aspgren 8, Ryan Fisher 7, Maciej Janowski 7, Przemyslaw Pawlicki 7, Thomas Jorgensen 5, Sam Ermolenko 4, Robert Miskowiak 4, Lewis Blackbird 4, Olly Allen 0, Oliver Greenwood 0 (res), Tom Woolley 0 (res).

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