Fen Tigers Sign Highly Promising Newcomer
Mildenhall Speedway are pleased to announce the signing of the first rider to take his place in the 2015 Fen Tigers septet! 21-year-old Coventry based Tom Bacon will be taking the step up from the Midland Development League into one of the reserve berths for the Fen Tigers for the 2015 season.
Speedway is in Tom’s blood with father Mike having ridden for Coventry back in the 1980’s before he was born, although the youngster was watching from the Brandon terraces before he could walk! Although he dabbled in motocross it was always speedway that appealed and he finally got the chance a few years ago at Wayne Carters training school, first on a 125cc around the mini track at Scunthorpe and he was soon hooked! After trying out a 500cc machine Tom decided, at the end of 2013, to enter the Scunthorpe amateur series where he won the Novice Class. Shortly afterwards he unfortunately broke a bone in his wrist, but as soon as he was fit again he decided to give speedway ‘a real go’ and bought two bikes from James Grieves for the start of the 2014 season. Initially Castleford gave Tom his chance in the MDL but by the end of the season he had ridden for most teams and actually rode the second most number of meetings in the whole league amassing 130 points.
Fen Tigers Look To The Future
Mildenhall Speedway are pleased to announce that they have signed locally based 16 year old Connor King ahead of the 2015 season. Connor hails from Hockwold on the Suffolk/Norfolk border where he lives with his parents who run the New Inn Public House and restaurant. Although yet to ride competitively he caught the eye of the Mildenhall promotion at a late season STR meeting, and the club moved quickly to secure his signature.