No Cubs In MDL This Season
After much discussion between the Mildenhall Management team and Cubs sponsor Brian Pacey of Stonefield Farm Shop, the Fen Tiger Cubs will not take part in the Midland Development League this coming season.
The club will not however be stepping away from Junior racing, in fact the opposite is the case as the Mildenhall ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers look to continue to unearth and support the development of young talent following the successful introduction of Jordan Jenkins, Sam Bebee and Taylor Hampshire into National League racing last season. As Kevin Jolly explained the club remains fully committed to developing its own riders, he said “I have spoken at length with Robert (Henry), Phil (Kirk) and James (Easter) and we have thought long and hard about how we help the youngsters around the club develop and realise their potential and we have decided that for this season at least the MDL doesn’t quite fit in with our plans. That said we are still looking to run second halves at every meeting and I would love to hear from any youngsters interested in coming down on a Sunday afternoon and taking advantage of the track time and experience and support we are able to offer to them. Whether they are 500cc lads or younger boys on 250cc/150cc or 125cc all will be made welcome. Hopefully young British talent will see that there is an opportunity here to progress from junior racing into the National League as their careers within the sport develop. We will also be open to facing suitable teams in second half challenges where it will support what we are trying to achieve at Mildenhall.
Snail Evening Update
Following the unfortunate enforced abandonment of the original date for the annual Snail Racing event Kevin Jolly has moved quickly to rearrange the ever popular supporters evening, with Saturday 18th March at Mildenhall Stadium (7pm start) being the new date for supporters to add to their diaries.
As always the evening will be hosted by the inimitable Kevin Long with tote betting available alongside a raffle and plenty of fun for all the family. Sponsorship of heats is available at £30.00 per heat and anyone interested should contact Paul or Shantel Jenkins who will be pleased to assist you. There will be a nominal £2.00 (including a programme) charge for adults with children 16 and under gaining admittance for free.
The evening will also feature the high drama of the draw for the Fen Fours and the announcement of the riders participating in the meeting. In a piece of pure speedway theatre adopting the Champions League / World Cup style draw, the four team managers will draw the riders out of a hat during the evening as the teams are unveiled.
The riders will be grouped into four blocks of four with riders being drawn after race 2, 4, 6 and 8 of the snail racing. We hope as many of you as possible will be able to attend what should be a potent mix of fun and drama as the evening unfolds.