Meet The Riders A Roaring Success
A packed house at Mildenhall stadium with well in excess of 250 supporters full of anticipation for the season ahead greeted the 2017 ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers. Compare for the evening Graham Clark fired the questions as all seven of the team plus young Sam Bebee were put through their paces.
Club promoter Kevin Jolly announced that a new air fence for bends one and two had been purchased and should arrive in May. With the club receiving sponsorship from joint team sponsors Manchetts for a new air fence for bends three and four last season Jolly was pleased to complete the job with rider safety always foremost in his mind. Sponsorship packages for individual panels are being worked on and will be available shortly, whilst the club also introduced the new ‘Celebrity Club’ draw which was well received by supporters.
New club Commercial Manager Lee Chipchase spoke positively about the progress being made with local businesses and the local community, and that new sponsors had already come on board for the 2017 season. Chipchase is also working on two exciting events for supporters during the summer months and hoped to make an official announcement in the coming weeks.
Team Manager Robert Henry spoke with great positivity about this year’s septet and whilst keen not to put any undue pressure on his riders felt they all were capable of improving their averages and making a real challenge for trophies. He commented that the league looked really open this season with no standout team and that the club need to make their West Row home a fortress this year.
Another new sponsor...
Mildenhall Speedway are pleased to announce that local five piece covers band CHERRY BOMB have become partners of Mildenhall Speedway. The band specialise in in rock and metal covers from the seventies up to the present day. Their drummer being a well known face at the club, track staff member Darryl Whitpen. Cherry Bomb are extremely active live across Suffolk and have their own facebook page which is regulatly updated. They are a great night out and highly recommended to supporters.
If you or your company would like to get involved with sponsoring the Mildenhall Fen Tigers full details can be downloaded here (pdf)
New "Celebrity Club Draw'
Mildenhall speedway are looking to introduce a ‘Celebrity Club’ draw for the 2017 season. This will be a regular draw at the track where top cash prizes can be won alongside memorabilia and other speedway based prizes that are sure to appeal to Mildenhall supporters.
Before we proceed though it would be helpful to gauge the interest amongst our excellent supporter base, our facebook page is running a poll at the moment where you can register your interest or you can use the Contact Us option on this site to express an interest (use Lee Chipchase).
The basics are as follows – for £24 per year (just £2.00 a month), you will be entered into ten draws across the year. There will be nine monthly draws across the speedway season taking place in March / April / May / June / July /August / September / October and November. The draws will start at the Snail racing evening and finish at the EOS Party. There is no limit to the number of entries you can buy, with each entry you will be given a number that will be retained throughout the period of the draws.