Mildenhall Fen Tigers announce opening race format with some top riders on show

Connor Mountain, will be taking part in Mildenhall's opening meeting of the season. Photo: STEVE WAL

Connor Mountain, will be taking part in Mildenhall's opening meeting of the season. Photo: STEVE WALLER - Credit: Picture: Steve Waller

Mildenhall speedway is ready for action as the 2018 season draws ever closer, and have made a number of subtle changes to the format of their popular opening meeting, the ‘Fen Fours’ (Monday 2nd April at 3pm).

This season the teams have been grouped into A, B, C and D graded riders, and in an attempt to make for even more exciting racing riders from groups A and B will only ride each other during the meeting, as will group C and D riders.

As in previous runnings the four teams will be sponsored by Manchetts, Derek Palmer & Sons, Browns Builders and Assured Services and Windows and the line up see’s all the current ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers taking part plus a number of popular ex-riders.

Browns Bombers – A1 – STEFAN NIELSEN, A2 – JON ARMSTRONG, A3 – DANNY HALSEY, A4 – SAM WOODS - Team Manager Robert Henry

Palmers Panthers - B1 – BEN MORLEY, B2 – JOSH BAILEY, B3 – ALFIE BOWTELL,B4 – MATT MARSON – Team Manager Kevin Jolly


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Assured Aces - C1 – CONNOR MOUNTAIN, C2 – DANNY AYRES, C3 – DREW KEMP, C4 – SAM BEBEE – Team Manager Phil Kirk

Mighty Manchetts - D1 – ALEX DAVIES, D2 – JORDAN JENKINS, D3 – CONNOR COLES, D4 – RYAN KINSLEY – Team Manager James Easter

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The meeting will be run over a 17-heat format, with the final race being a top scorers race in memory of the man that lead Mildenhall to the National League Championship, Ron Bagley.

Kevin Jolly was excited for the start of the season and pleased with the new format being introduced to the ‘Fen Fours’.

“All of a sudden the season is nearly upon us, and I can’t wait,” he said.

“We have had a good winter and I feel the club are where I want us to be now. We have an exciting young team and I have the right people around me in our management team, everything looks positive for a great season and I hope the Fen Fours will get the year off to a flying start.

“We sat down after speaking with our meeting sponsors and looked at ways to improve the racing and decided that grouping the riders was the way to go.

“Hopefully this will create even closer racing and greater entertainment for our supporters. We must never forget that we are in the entertainment business and need to put on a show!”

Ahead of the opening meeting the club will be holding their annual Press and Practise and Meet the Riders evening on Friday, March 23. Press and Practice will commence at 10am with riders due on track from midday. Later that evening the Meet the Riders event will be held in the Fenman bar at the stadium (7pm start).

The following day (March 24) the will be a practice day at the stadium from 10am to 4pm.

The cost is £40 including insurance and riders will be placed into suitable groups based on ability. Interested parties should contact Kevin Jolly on kevin.jolly1958@gmail.com or 07767 460907

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