Fen Tigers almost pull it off

Mildenhall 44 Buxton 49THE Funky Catering Fen Tigers almost came back from the dead to win this meeting but were denied in the end by the controversial exclusion of the in form James Birkinshaw in the last race.

Mildenhall 44 Buxton 49

THE Funky Catering Fen Tigers almost came back from the dead to win this meeting but were denied in the end by the controversial exclusion of the in form James Birkinshaw in the last race.

Buxton started the meeting well as the impressive young British Rider Craig Cook winning heat one in fine style, this put the Funky Catering Fen Tigers on the back foot and they were further rocked by conceding a maximum heat advantage in heat 5.

The Hitmen were further in front and were leading by 10 points after home skipper Barrie Evans seized his engine and was marooned on the start line in heat ten.


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To their credit though the home side fought back with Birkinshaw taking a victory as a tactical ride in the next race and slamming in a maximum of their own in heat 13 with Evans aboard team mate Luke Priest Machine team riding with Birkinshaw to shut out the Buxton pair.

The improving Taylor Poole stormed out of the start in Heat 14 to beat the ever impressive New Zealander Jade Mudgway the gap stood at 3 points going in to the last heat.

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It was not to be however as Birkinshaw was controversially excluded by the referee falling on the first bend after being shoved out wide and falling on the first bend,.

Team Boss John Adams said” We did well to come back from a slow start and I thought that was a worst it should have been all four riders back to the start in heat 15, the odds were against us but we could have pulled it back”

Mildenhall are next in action at Buxton this Sunday and are next at home the following Sunday the 20th August (6pm) against Weymouth again in the National League Trophy.

The club would like to thank the trackstaff for getting the meeting on as they were depleted in numbers especially during the day when erecting the fence and preparing for the meeting Club Spokesman Steve Dolby said” Anybody that wishes to join the team to help out for the rest of the season in race days please contact me by phone on 07876142501 or email steve.dolby1@ntlworld.com these guys do a great job and without their efforts we would have been struggling to get the meeting on.

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