The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers have completed their septet ahead of the 2017 season with the signing of 23 year old Sam Woods. Boston born Woods joins the Fen Tigers after spending two seasons with near rivals Rye House, where he was an important part in the ‘Raiders’ 2016 Four Team Championship success at Coventry.

Woods also has experience with the Kent ‘Kings’ and cut his speedway teeth at Mildenhall representing the Fen Tiger Cubs. He is hoping a return to Mildenhall will see his career kick on. “I am very pleased to be joining the Fen Tigers, I used to ride there a few years ago with the Fen Tiger Cubs when I first started riding and I feel the move will work well for me. The club is well run and there is lots of experience both on and off the track that can only help me improve my racing and my average!

I am already preparing for the season and from the physical side of things I'm doing my usual training and working on the bikes to get them all ready for the new season ahead. I am also searching for any new sponsors who may be able to help me. I can’t wait to get going and look forward to seeing everyone at the Meet The Riders evening”

Fen Tigers co-promoter James Easter was pleased to have secured Woods, he said: “Sam (Woods) is a rider who has been on my mind for some while now, I always felt it was a wise move to hold fire on the final signing and see what happened once Christmas was over and so it has proved with Sam’s sudden availability fitting in perfectly with our plans and club ethos. He is a gritty rider who always gives you his all and is a good team man. He impressed me with his spirit when he rode as a guest for us last season and there is no reason why he cannot kick on this coming season with the support and backing of our team.

Things have fallen nicely into place and we are now ready to go, there will be a couple of events announced shortly (including Meet The Riders) prior to Press and Practise and we are looking forward to meeting up with many of our great supporters again after the winter break ”

The 2017 ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers will line up Jon Armstrong (C), Jordan Jenkins, Danny Halsey, Connor Mountain, Luke Ruddick, Danno Verge and Sam Woods.