An exciting afternoon at Mildenhall speedway saw some of the brightest young talent in the sport put on an excellent show. The ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers were fully tested by their opponents and a lively track saw plenty of passing. Heat One set the tone as guest Joe Jacobs passed both Liam Carr and Kyle Bickley to record an opening heat win. A stylish pass from John Armstrong on Alfie Bowtell in heat three had the crowd on their feet before Danno Verge and Bickley provided a fantastic battle in heat five for third place before Verge gained the upper hand. With Carr falling on the fourth bend the Fen Tigers took their first 5-1 of the afternoon. Two heat advantages in heats six and seven with Jacobs and Danny Halsey the victors saw the home side seven points ahead.

Heat eight saw an electric gate from the improving Luke Ruddick who stormed to victory in the fastest time of the day. With Jack Parkinson Blackburn and Carr now settling into the meeting the Fen Tigers couldn’t shake off the Young Lions, Parkinson Blackburn particularly stylish and quick. Five of the last seven races were shared as the seven point lead was held but not extended. Heat fifteen looked like turning into the race of the afternoon as both Carr and Parkinson Blackburn passed Jacobs before Carr bailed out for a second time on the fourth bend and the race was awarded.

After the meeting Team Manager Robert Henry was happy with the performance and the extra track time for his team, he said “This was a very useful run out for the lads, it is important they keep getting track time especially with Friday at Lakeside being called off. I continue to be impressed with Danno, Luke and Sam who are scoring their points every meeting at home now, all seem to been enjoying their racing and improving week on week. The team spirit remains very strong and today again this was clear to see, they stick together and the atmosphere is very positive.

Danny had a difficult afternoon but we know he will bounce back, he is too good a rider not to and this is just a blip. We should be back to full strength next Sunday when we face the high flying Belle Vue Colts for what should be some meeting, and in our current form especially at homeI expect nothing but another home win”

Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers 48
Joe Jacobs 13 (5 rides), Jon Armstrong 12+1 (5), Danno Verge 6+2 (4), Sam Woods 5+1 (5), Luke Ruddick 5 (4), Danny Halsey 4+1 (4) and Taylor Hampshire 3 (3)
Young Lions U21 41
Jack Parkinson Blackburn 12 (5 rides), Alfie Bowtell 7+1 (4), Lewis Whitmore 6+2 (4), Liam Carr 6 (5), Kyle Bickley 5 (4), Tom Brennan 5 (4) and Alex Spooner 0 (3)