Good news at last for Mildenhall fans
Speedway Mildenhall had bags of positive news to tell supporters at a packed fans' forum at West Row last Sunday.The new promotional team of Mick Horton (promoter and director of speedway), Simon Barton (financial director and company secretary) and Carl Harris (commercial director) announced the signing of three riders and a new team manager for the 2007 Premier League season.
Mildenhall had bags of positive news to tell supporters at a packed fans' forum at West Row last Sunday.
The new promotional team of Mick Horton (promoter and director of speedway), Simon Barton (financial director and company secretary) and Carl Harris (commercial director) announced the signing of three riders and a new team manager for the 2007 Premier League season.
Canadian 21-year-old sensation Kyle Legault, Danish star Tom P Madsen and Academy captain Mark Thompson join the Fen Tigers, as does Laurence Rogers as team manager just weeks after failing with a bid to takeover the club.
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The signing of Legault on a seven-point average was undoubtedly the highlight of the evening for the supporters after seeing the young Canadian hugely impress in just his second season in the UK.
Legault won the Canadian National Championships for the third time this year and scored eight points on his first visit to West Row last season, beating Jason Lyons in one race to prove his credentials around the tight Suffolk circuit.
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Twenty-nine-year-old Madsen, who has appeared at International level, comes into the team on a 6.29 average after a year at reserve for Belle Vue in the Elite League and has also ridden for Oxford, Berwick, King's Lynn and Ipswich.
He said: "I'm really looking forward to 2007, it will be something different as I have never rode the track but I am really looking forward to it. Fingers crossed Mick and team manger Laurence will come up with some great riders and bring some sliverwear to Mildenhall."
Thompson returns for his seventh season with the club after spending last season captaining and topping the averages for Mildenhall's Conference League team.