In one of Danny’s best seasons to date, table topping Birmingham Brummies earned themselves an appearance in the Sky Sports Grand Final and although it did not go quite according to plan as the Pirates overcame the Brummies on aggregate and Danny finished the season with a trip to hospital with concussion.
That said, a wild-card selection in the coveted Grand Prix Challenge at Poole, an enjoyable Testimonial day when the hard work of so many people came together to celebrate Danny’s career to date, and some superb scores to end the season with a 7,46 average gave Danny a season to look back upon with pride.
The meetings home and away with Peterborough were classic occasions on the team front whilst Danny posted some superb scores at Perry Barr and also at Coventry, Eastbourne and Lakeside in the latter part of the season as the Brummies pushed on for glory. A decent third place in the Leicester Freestyle Show, and a great start to the meeting in the GP Challenge promised plenty to come in season ending individual meetings. The Blue Riband at Poole, the Brandonapolis at Coventry and the Olympique at Wolverhampton were all in the racing schedule but sadly Danny wasn’t fit enough after the spectacular ending to his night in the Play-Offs.
There is a long winter ahead but as soon as there is concrete news regarding Danny’s 2014 exploits we will bring it to you here on dannykingracing.co.uk.
Danny’s Results at Perry Barr
July Won 51-42 6+3 (2*,1,2*,1*)
July Won 48-46 7 (0,3,1,3)
August Won 57-33 10+2 paid maximum (2*,2*,3,3)
Danny King Testimonial 11th
August 10 (3,1,3,3) B’ham 39, P’boro 36, Coventry 15, Wolves 13
August Won 46-44 11+3 (3,1*,2*,3,2*)
August Won 61-35 9+2 (2*,2*,2,3)
King’s Lynn 11th
King’s Lynn 16th
September Won 47-43 6 (Fx,1,2,3)
September (Play-off Semi-Final) Won 55-38 12+1 (3,3,2,3,1*)
October (Play-off Final) rained-off
October (Play-off Final) Lost 43-47 0 (Fx,Ns,Ns,Ns)
Danny’s Results on the Road
July Drew 45-45 9 (3,0,3,3,0)
July Won 49-40 12+1 (3,3,2,3,1*)
July Lost 41-51 10+1 (2,2*,2,3,1)
August Lost 40-50 13 (3,3,3,1,3,0)
August Lost 42-50 5 (2,1,0,2)
August Lost 39-51 3+1 (0,2,0,1*)
Belle Vue 19th
August Lost 41-49 7+1 (1*,1,1,3,1*)
August (Grand Prix Challenge) 7 points (2,3,1,1,0) 9th
August Lost 44-46 13 (3,2,2,3,3)
King’s Lynn 13th
Leicester Freestyle Show 14th
September 10 (2,2,3,3) 3rd
in the Grand Final
King’s Lynn 15th
King’s Lynn 18th
September Lost 40-50 8+1 (3,2,1*,2)
September (Play-off Semi-Final) Won 46-44 4 (0,Fx,3,1)
Pardubice Czech Golden Helmet 29th
September 7 (5,0,2) eliminated in group 4 qualifying heats
October (Play-off Final) Lost 36-57 5 (2,Fx,0,3,0)
In the coming weeks there will be a full review and look back at Danny’s successful Testimonial day at Perry Barr in August and also his ‘wild-card’ performance in the Grand Prix Challenge at Poole towards the end of that month.