Scott sorry for actions
PUBLISHED: 12:16 01 November 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010
SPEEDWAY: Witches star Scott Nicholls has apologised for his actions which led to the meeting being held up for well over half an hour. He said: "There is no way I was responsible for Pedersen falling at the first attempt to run heat ten and I deeply regret my actions in the pits after.
Witches star Scott Nicholls has apologised for his actions which led to the meeting being held up for well over half an hour.
He said: "There is no way I was responsible for Pedersen falling at the first attempt to run heat ten and I deeply regret my actions in the pits after.
"As everyone knows there was already some bad feeling between Pedersen and myself and there was maybe more made out of the incident than there needed to be which led to boos from some fans.
"I can take that, but I was just so shocked to see a supporter having a go at my father and it is obvious that when a member of your family is in trouble you are automatically involved.
"I have since spoken to the supporter and apologised to him and just hope that now that is the end of the matter.
"When we went back on to the track I could not believe my luck again when Madsen fell. I just thought 'what am I going to get blamed for now?' Thankfully again the referee made the right decision.
"Tom spoke to me in the pits after and he was happy to admit that I didn't touch him and he had just hit the fence after getting too close."
Nigel Wagstaff (Kings Lynn promoter): "I think it is important not to let emotions run too wild sometimes in these local derby meetings and we must not forget that it was a brilliant meeting between two great rivals on track.
"I look forward to renewing that rivalry with the Witches next
season when, hopefully, again we can thrill the fans."
Jason Crump (Kings Lynn captain): "It was another furiously fought contest between two great rivals and that is how it should be ."But we must make sure that we keep a hold of things and don't let them get out of hand. I know that I am no saint but we must all not lose sight of our responsibilities."
Savalas Clouting: "It was great to sign off with a race win. As I have said I would like to move away next year although after this season John and Magda probably wouldn't want me anyway.
"I have nothing against them and we still get on well. They included me to do a job this year and I know that I did not do that well. It is always hard to ride for your local club and this has not been a good year."