National Trophy Returns To West Row!
The Mildenhall Fen Tigers are the 2014 National Trophy winners!
Two convincing performances against the Stoke Potters saw the Fen Tigers lift the trophy they last won during their Grand Slam season of 2012 by an aggregate score of 102-78 although sadly the victory has been tainted by a horrific leg injury to Connor Coles sustained after he fell in Heat 6 of the second leg.
Briefly returning to Saturday evening, a Fen Tigers line up missing both Josh Bates and Connor Mountain through injury, were never behind in a first leg which saw the Suffolk side put in their most impressive away performance of the season. Led by a peerless five ride maximum from number one Joe Jacobs the remaining Fen Tigers and guest reserve Ellis Perks all contributed well to an efficient and professional performance at Loomer Road.
Tigers & Potters Battle For Trophy
It’s a big weekend for Mildenhall Speedway as they go head to head with the Stoke ‘Potters’ to decide the outcome of the 2014 National Trophy. The Fen Tigers have been rocked by the news that star reserve Connor Mountain will miss both fixtures after damaging his wrist in Monday’s British U19 Championship at Kent. Mountain had laid his bike down expertly after a rider fell in front of him only to be crashed into by the rider behind him.
With the only option available to the Fen Tigers being an unattached three point rider, the Mildenhall promotion moved quickly to secure the services of promising 17 year old Ellis Perks. Born in Worcestershire, Perks has lived on the Gold Coast in Australia for the last seven years. He finished in 4th place in the 2012 350cc Australian championship and rode in the British U19 Championship on Monday scoring a highly respectable 8 points after being excluded when leading in his first ride.
Apart from Mountain the Fen Tigers will be at full strength whilst Stoke continue to utilise guest replacements for departed number one Ben Wilson. On Saturday evening in the 1st leg Coventry’s James Sarjeant will take the number one race jacket whilst for the second leg at Mildenhall (Sunday 3.30pm) Kent’s Simon Lambert returns to a track where he is always full value.