RICHARD Lawson believes Pirates are hitting their stride at the right time after helping his side to a comfortable 55-35 win over Scunthorpe.

The Whitehaven-born star won two heats alongside two third-place finishes, providing Pirates with a haul of 8+2 on Wednesday night.

Victory over Scunthorpe stretched Pirates’ winning streak to three meetings, their longest run of victories since the start of the campaign in April.

Speaking after the success, Lawson stated: “Yeah, rolling with the confidence now.

“A proper team performance, everyone is chipping in, and that’s what is getting us these big wins now. I think we’re hitting form at the right time – (we) keep the ball rolling.”

A resurgent Danny King, who had revealed to the Daily Echo that he had swapped out his engines in a boost for improvement, scored 14 points, leading Lawson to praise his fellow rider.

“He was (on fire),” mentioned Lawson.

“You really can’t fault him, good starts and whether he rode the inside or the outside, he was always quick. Really good to see him back to his best.”

Pirates travel to Birmingham to face the Brummies on Wednesday night before another Championship Jubilee League clash against the same opponents at Wimborne Road next Friday.

Lawson was clearly confident despite the packed schedule, stating: “Busy, but like I said, we’re on form and we want to keep this ball rolling.

“On paper, we should clean up against Birmingham, but we will keep ourselves grounded, and just keep doing what we’re doing."