Snail Evening Update
Following the unfortunate enforced abandonment of the original date for the annual Snail Racing event Kevin Jolly has moved quickly to rearrange the ever popular supporters evening, with Saturday 18th March at Mildenhall Stadium (7pm start) being the new date for supporters to add to their diaries.
As always the evening will be hosted by the inimitable Kevin Long with tote betting available alongside a raffle and plenty of fun for all the family. Sponsorship of heats is available at £30.00 per heat and anyone interested should contact Paul or Shantel Jenkins who will be pleased to assist you. There will be a nominal £2.00 (including a programme) charge for adults with children 16 and under gaining admittance for free.
The evening will also feature the high drama of the draw for the Fen Fours and the announcement of the riders participating in the meeting. In a piece of pure speedway theatre adopting the Champions League / World Cup style draw, the four team managers will draw the riders out of a hat during the evening as the teams are unveiled.
The riders will be grouped into four blocks of four with riders being drawn after race 2, 4, 6 and 8 of the snail racing. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend what should be a potent mix of fun and drama as the evening unfolds.
Busy Start To 2017 For Tigers
The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers will kick off their new season on Sunday 9th April with the second running of the ‘Fen Fours’ (3pm), won last season by the ‘Mighty Manchetts’ led by Jon Armstrong and Josh Bates.
Last season’s event was a highly enjoyable and successful afternoon with some fine racing in front of a big crowd. Kevin Jolly is looking for a similar affair this time and is already working on compiling a field that will include the current Fen Tigers along with riders who have represented the club in the past and plenty of local interest.
The following weekend see’s a busy Easter schedule as the Fen Tigers compete in the ‘Easter Chase’ in what is sure to be a challenging two legged confrontation with the Kent ‘SLYDE’ Kings. The first leg will be on Good Friday 14th April at Central Park Sittingbourne (6.30pm start) with the second leg taking place at West Row on Easter Sunday 16th April (3pm start).
New signings Sam Woods and Danno Verge are both ex-Kings and will be looking to impress whilst Kent include ex-Fen Tiger Nathan Stoneman in their septet.
Club promoter Kevin Jolly was pleased with these opening fixtures ahead of the start of the league season proper - he said “ I am very happy with our start to the season, it gives our riders three meetings to get tuned into the season before the serious business starts. That said we will be all out to win the Easter Chase and get one over our rivals from Kent, I am not entertaining the possibility of a home defeat this season and want us to get off to the best possible start.