PIRATES star Jack Holder revealed how a new engine had paid dividends for his 14-point haul against King’s Lynn.

The Aussie charger spearheaded a commanding 58-32 triumph for the hosts at Wimborne Road, only missing out on a maximum when beaten by Erik Riss in heat seven.

Speaking after accepting his rider of the night award, the 23-year-old said: “I’ve got a new engine and it looks like it’s working, so that’s a first!

“But everything was going good, they were probably a bit of a weaker team but the track was awesome and we smashed them.”

Victory moved Pirates one point behind Swindon in the SGB Premiership standings. Poole host Ipswich on Monday (7.30pm).

Asked about the Witches, Holder added: “They have a good team, Bomber (Harris) had a bit of practice on Thursday but if one-to-seven is firing for us then we are unstoppable.

“Hopefully we can just keep it rolling, get to those finals and get that trophy.”

Speaking after the win over the Stars, co-promoter Danny Ford added: “There was no let-up in our own performance.

“It’s easy to become complacent and lose focus when riding against a weakened team, but I thought the boys remained focused on the job in hand, which was to beat whoever was put in their way.”