The Milton Keynes Knights saw off a determined challenge from The Coventry Vikings in a top of the table clash on Sunday.
Coventry used two riders from their National League team and looked to provide MK with their toughest challenge of the season so far.
Milton Keynes drafted in Connor Mountain, from the Mildenhall Fen Tigers, to replace the ill Rik Mullins.
The Knights provided four out of the six heat winners and picked up second or third in all but one race.
Mountain showed his class by winning Heats 1 and 3, sandwiching Sam Chapman’s win in Heat 2, pictured above, putting Knights 12-6 up at the halfway stage.
Ryan Terry-Daley won Heats 4 and 6 for Vikings, either side of Chapman’s Heat 5 victory.
Another robust all round team performance, again led by captain Jez Pestell, ensured the MK Knights ran out victors by 23-13.
Niall Strudwick sustained no serious injuries from a horrific crash in heat 5, though his bike did suffer serious damage.
The win means the MK Knights remain top of the league.
They now look forward to an away trip to Belle Vue on the April 28 and the visit of Kings Lynn on May 4 for the next home meeting.