Speedway fans around the country are showing their support to try to help save one of the sport's best-known and popular Suffolk clubs.

Mildenhall Fen Tigers have issued a statement after the club are so far unable to confirm their participation in the 2023 season. In the statement they admit times are difficult and whether the club will come to the tapes next year remains in doubt.

It has led to fans of the club and the sport in general setting up a Go Fund page to help raise £15,000 to help save the club.

In the statement, the Club said:

"The 2022 season was a particularly difficult and challenging one for the club, not only on the track but off it as well. The costs of running Mildenhall Speedway went up nearly 30% whilst our crowds dropped by almost 25%. We worked overtime to try and make ends meet but we did lose money last season.

"We have the most wonderful supportive sponsors, and a loyal but dwindling supporter base but the simple fact is that there is not enough money coming into the club and we feel that costs are likely to increase further next year and also fear crowds will stay low due to the current economic situation.

"We will continue to work tirelessly to find a find a solution to the economic problems we faced in 2022, but cannot at this stage state with any confidence whether or not the club will run next year and request your patience."

Fen Tigers first put their tapes up against Scunthorpe in 1975 making next season their 48th. It took just five years for them to win their first title and they've gone on to win a further eight between the League and Knockout Cup.

They have enjoyed many glorious times on track and the small picturesque West Row circuit provides exciting and close racing.

The club have about six weeks before a decision has to be made on it's future for 2023.

Contributions to the Go Fund Page can be made here.