West Cumbria speed circuit star Richard Lawson is in demand

Richard Lawson. Photo: Plymouth Gladiators/Mike Hinves

West Cumbrian Richard Lawson is a man in demand at the moment with a starring guest role and a key game booking.

Last night he was a guest in Edinburgh as the Monarchs gave their play-off hopes a boost with a 48-42 home win over Plymouth.

Both teams now have 29 points, seven clear of seventh-placed Scunthorpe, who has three games left to play. Plymouth also have three to go, while Edinburgh have just one, with Redcar also currently in the top six.

Lawson (12) and Kye Thomson (11+1) led the way for the Monarchs and combined for a crucial 5-1 in Heat 15.

Tonight he comes to Scunthorpe as a guest for their crucial Championship Jubilee League meeting at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena.

The Scorpions top the table but the Lions will overhaul them if they win the encounter and prevent the visitors from taking a group point.

Leicester are at full strength but make various changes to the driving order, while the Scorpions have Lawson guest for Ryan Douglas who is involved in the Polish play-offs.

Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Ryan has been a brilliant No.1 for us this season, and it would normally be a blow to be without him, but we think we have the perfect guest in Richard. , who likes to roll. Leicester. I’m sure Richard can rack up the points the same way as Ryan.

“We need the rest of the guys to have a good night too, give him enough support and make sure we have 42 points by the end of the night and pick up the point we need to get to the Jubilee League. Final.”

Lawson, 36, came from Moto X with Craig Cook as they both started their senior careers with Workington Comets. Richard rode from 2009 to 2013 for the Derwent Park club.

Her father Steve is a former Workington and Glasgow legend while her brother Simon recently won wheelchair marathon gold at the Commonwealth Games.

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