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.

The Fen Fours was a wonderful way to start last season and I am sure it will be again this time. We will try for the best field possible and I have plenty of names already noted down and over the coming weeks we will start to announce some of the riders as they are confirmed”.

In other news the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers will be holding their annual ‘Meet the Riders’ evening at the stadium on Saturday 18th February at 7pm.

Opening Fixtures

Sunday 9th April at 3pm – The Fen Fours

Friday 14th April at 6.30pm – Kent ‘SLYDE’ Kings v Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers – Easter Chase 1st leg

Sunday 16th April at 3pm – Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers v Kent ‘SLYDE’ Kings – Easter Chase 2nd leg