A serious injury to King's Lynn Captain Danny Phillips put a dampener on another powerhouse home performance from the rampaging ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers. Phillips lifted coming out of the fourth bend in his opening ride and crashed heavily into the fence on the home straight. He was tended on the track before a decision was taken to call the air ambulance to take him to hospital, and with the riders care paramount there was a one hour and forty minute delay before the meeting resumed.

Although this seriously weakened a Young Stars line up already missing Scott Campos, the meeting continued to provide plenty of exciting racing with every one of the Fen Tigers septet claiming a heat win. Josh Bailey was involved in most of the best action for the visitors and was their only heat winner, his battle to the line with Connor Mountain in heat ten a particular highlight. A rejuvenated Danno Verge recorded his best numbers for Mildenhall with paid eleven and featured in an exhilarating heat fourteen where first Sam Woods passed Ryan Kinsley before Verge cut back inside him on the final bend to take second on the line. With Luke Ruddick unbeaten after a first race fall and Jon Armstrong again showing the fine art of team riding the Fen Tigers were not to be denied.

With Jordan Jenkins going into his fourth ride on a maximum Armstrong looked for his young race  partner before letting him through then covering Jenkins as he stormed away for his first maximum. The exciting 15 year old then took his first Heat fifteen for the Fen Tigers and looked to be facing his first defeat as Josh Bailey raced clear from the gate. Totally unfazed Jenkins chased down the Kings Lynn number one before executing a sublime inside pass to race away and record a fifteen point maximum and end the meeting in considerable style!

Kevin Jolly was quick to pay tribute to the work of the paramedic team at Mildenhall. he said “Our thoughts are with Danny Phillips this evening after his horror crash and hope that his injuries are not as bad as we are hearing. I must praise Jason Gillingham and his paramedic team for their support, care and professionalism today, they are incredibly important to this club and we are very lucky to have them with us.

Once again our supporters came up trumps, after showing great understanding during the delay whilst Danny was cared for they then responded to an impromptu collection for the Air Ambulance raising an incredible £645.00. They are simply the best supporters in the country. It is difficult to talk too much about the meeting but I was pleased with all the lads especially Danno (Verge), Luke (Ruddick) and Sam (Woods) who all made very positive contribution to our victory. Jordan was naturally elated after his first maximum and it is hard to come up with the right words for his pass in heat fifteen, it was simply class!”

Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers 63
Jordan Jenkins 15 (5 rides), Jon Armstrong 10+2 (5), Connor Mountain 9 (4), Danno Verge 8+3 (4), Danny Halsey 8+1 (4), Luke Ruddick 7+2 (4) and Sam Woods 6 (4)

King's Lynn ‘Tile Giant Morello Racing’ Young Stars 27
Josh Bailey 14 (6 rides), Lewis Whitmore 4 (6), Connor Locke 3+1 (6), Ryan Kinsley 3 (5), Taylor Hampshire 3 (6), Danny Phillips 0 (1). R/R for Scott Campos