It is a massive week ahead for the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers as they hold their Press & Practice day on Wednesday (5th April) before the season gets underway with a high class field contesting the second running of the ‘Fen Fours’.

The four sponsored teams look very closely matched on paper and the ‘Mighty Manchetts’ will be all out to retain the title they won last season. The teams feature many ex-Fen Tigers alongside the 2017 team and the twenty heat spectacular gets underway at 3pm (gates open at 1.30pm, parade 2.45pm).

Assured Services - Stefan Nielsen, Jon Armstrong, Ryan Kinsley & Sam Woods - TM - Nigel Flatman

Browns Builders - Josh Bates, Danny Halsey, Chris Widman & Jordan Jenkins - TM Tony Davey

Mighty Manchetts (current holders) - Ben Morley, Nathan Stoneman, Danno Verge & Taylor Hampshire - TM Mark Loram

D Palmer & Sons - Danny Ayres, Connor Mountain, Alfie Bowtell & Luke Ruddick - TM Robert Henry

Before the action gets underway, the club will be holding their annual Press & Practice at Mildenhall Stadium on Wednesday with Press at 11am, followed by a practice session for the Fen Tigers starting around midday. Supporters are welcome to come along to watch and entrance is free via the usual turnstiles at the front of the stadium.

Club promoter Kevin Jolly senses that this could be a big season for the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers, he said “I have the same feeling I did when along with Chris Louis and Michael Lee we brought Mildenhall speedway back six seasons ago, It really is that positive and exciting. Over the winter I feel we have put together a well balanced side with plenty of improvement in it, we have done incredibly well with sponsorship, purchased a new air fence for bends one and two and held some enjoyable and highly successful get evenings and fund raisers. It is hard to think how things could have been any better.

Lee Chipchase has come on board as Commercial Manager and done a terrific job, for me he has been the final piece in the Mildenhall jigsaw. As well as Lee I have James Easter, Phil Kirk and Robert Henry supporting me and the five of us work really well together, all having the same vision for the clubs development and future.

Hopefully the supporters will come out in force for this one, as I feel I couldn’t have put together a better field than I have at National League level. The chance to see the likes of Josh Bates who has been on fire already this season, Danny Ayres and Stefan Nielsen taking on our boys should be something special”

Supporters are reminded that the Fen Tigers have a slightly earlier start time this season, meetings getting underway at 3pm, with the parade at 2.45pm. Gates open at 1.30pm and the only entrance for supporters is through the main turnstiles at the front of the stadium.