Connor Mountain Stays A Tiger
Popular King's Lynn born racer Connor Mountain has signed for a fourth season with the Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers completing a top three that will replicate the 2016 seasons side.
Since starting as a 3 point reserve at the commencement of the 2014 season Mountains career has moved forward season on season and he will start 2017 as the Fen Tigers number one! His 2016 season ended abruptly with a back injury following a crash at Birmingham, but his recovery has been positive and he is ready and raring to go for what is sure to be a big season following the announcement last week that he has also secured a Championship place with Suffolk’s other speedway club, the Ipswich Witches.
Mountain was pleased to have his future sorted out early, he said “Going into 2017 the Championship (PL) was my main goal and I am delighted that I am able to ride for two of my local clubs Ipswich and Mildenhall. I'm really please that a championship spot with Ipswich allows me to return to the Fen Tigers in 2017. I enjoy being with Mildenhall as it is a real family club with a great group of supporters and I will be looking to hold onto the number one spot all season. As for the injury my recovery has been coming on nicely and I'm working as hard as I can now I'm back in the gym. I can't wait for the season to start so I can start racing my bike again. I would like to wish our fans an early Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you all in the New Year”
New Start Time & Commercial Manager Announced!
The Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers will have a new start time for the 2017 season as they move to the earlier time of 3pm on a Sunday afternoon.
The club who recently sought the views of supporters on their Facebook group page had been considering the move for a while as promoter Kevin Jolly explained “This move of the start time to 3pm had been on my mind for some time, I have felt it would work on a number of levels. Firstly it gives our wonderful track staff the chance to finish their long day a little earlier and enjoy the opportunity to socialise after the meeting, also with us racing on a Sunday, families with children going to school the following morning will have the chance to get home that little bit earlier which I know from speaking to some supporters is of value to them.
In another forward thinking move the club are pleased to announce Lee Chipchase as the new Commercial Manager for Mildenhall Speedway ahead of the forthcoming season. Chipchase is highly experienced in obtaining sponsorship and raising clubs profiles though his association with Mildenhall Cricket Club and runs his own company Assured Retail Services that specialise in bespoke printing and embroidery for workwear and leisurewear.