This weekend sees the 2017 National Trophy winners, the K’KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers face the Belle Vue Colts home and away chasing a place in this seasons KO Cup Final.

The first leg takes places on Friday evening at the National Speedway Stadium where again the Fen Tigers will be without Connor Mountain (riding for Ipswich), Danny Halsey and Luke Ruddick from the main body of the team. Promoter Kevin Jolly has once again searched high and low for suitable guest replacements and finally settled on two exciting youngsters in Kent’s pair of Jack Thomas and Anders Rowe. Thomas will replace Mountain at number one with Rowe again covering for Ruddick, whilst the Fen Tigers will operate Rider Replacement for Danny Halsey.
The all conquering Belle Vue side will feature the 2017 National League Riders Champion Dan Bewley plus exciting talents Jack Smith and Kyle Bickley.

Kevin Jolly remained in positive mood ahead of this challenging weekend, he said “Again it has been very difficult to secure guests, many riders have called it quits for the season and this has limited options a little. I am though very grateful to Jack Thomas and Anders Rowe for stepping in for us and we go to Manchester with a competitive side that hopefully can keep things close enough to make Sunday as exciting as last weekend. We have shown tremendous spirit and a never give up attitude that we are sure to need this weekend once again. We will have Connor Mountain with us Sunday and Anders Rowe again after his excellent performance in the National Trophy Final and it should be another exciting afternoon at West Row for our supporters”

All customers purchasing a programme on Sunday will receive free of charge a 16 page souvenir brochure of the ‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers sensational National Trophy victory produced by Riverside Print Services for the club.

‘KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers (Friday)
1. Jack Thomas (g) 9.08, 2. R/R Danny Halsey 7.51, 3. Jordan Jenkins 7.51, 4. Anders Rowe (g) 5.13, 5. Jon Armstrong 6.70, 6. Alex Spooner(g) 4.72, 7. Drew Kemp (g)3.00

KJM/Manchetts’ Fen Tigers (Sunday)
1. Connor Mountain (g) 9.08, 2. R/R Danny Halsey 7.51, 3. Jordan Jenkins 7.51, 4. Anders Rowe (g) 5.13, 5. Jon Armstrong 6.70, 6. Alex Spooner(g) 4.72, 7. Drew Kemp (g)3.00

Belle Vue Colts (Friday & Sunday)
1. Dan Bewley 10.67, 2. Kyle Bickley 6.53, 3. Lee Payne R/R 8.48, 4. Rob Shuttleworth (c) 8.00, 5. Jack Smith 8.20, 6. Andy Mellish 4.99, 7. Luke Woodhull 3.23