Mildenhall Fen Tigers

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Mildenhall Fen Tigers
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Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Club information
Track address Mildenhall Stadium
Hayland Drove
West Row
Mildenhall
Country England
Founded1975
Team managerMalcolm Vasey
Team captainTBC
League National League
Website www.mildenhallfentigers.co
Club facts
ColoursOrange and Black
Track size260 metres (280 yd)
Track record time49.68
Track record date14 July 2013
Track record holder Steve Boxall
Current team
RiderCMA
Flag of England.svg Jason Edwards 7.53
Flag of England.svg Luke Ruddick6.67
Flag of England.svg Jordan Jenkins6.55
Flag of England.svg Sam Bebee4.62
Flag of England.svg Elliot Kelly3.62
Flag of England.svg Sam Hagon3.00
Flag of England.svg Arran Butcher3.00
Total34.99
Major team honours
National League (BL Div 2) Champions1979
National League Fours Champions 1984, 1987
Conference League Champions 2003, 2004
Conference League KO Cup Winners2003, 2004
Conference League Trophy Winners2000, 2002, 2004
Conference League Fours Winners2004
National League Knock Out Cup 2011, 2012
National League Champions2012
National League Fours Champions2012
National League Pairs 2012
National Trophy 2012, 2018

The Mildenhall Fen Tigers are a British speedway team, currently riding in the National League. [1]

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History

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Mildenhall Stadium

The original track was built in 1971 on farm land owned by Terry Waters, with chef Bernie Klatt the driving force behind establishing speedway in Mildenhall. [2] Klatt had been the head chef at the officers club at the nearby air force base, and later established a restaurant at the track. [2] The track moved to a second area on the same farm in 1973. [3] After running as a training track, the Mildenhall team entered the New National League in 1975.

The club moved up to the Premier League in 2006 after twelve seasons in the Conference League when new promoter Mick Horton took over. [4] In 2007 Stadium owner Carl Harris formed Fen Tigers Limited with the intention of selling the company shares to the fans. Lifelong supporter Simon Barton bought a major shareholding in the club until the promotion sold to Keith & Jonathan Chapman in August 2008. [5] [6] Team manager Laurence Rogers was replaced with former Tigers rider Richard Knight. At the beginning of the season the club struggled to find a sponsor, so uniquely, the fans collectively sponsored the team. [7]

Riders

2019 season

Previous seasons

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References

  1. Bamford, Robert (2008). Methanol Press Speedway Yearbook 2008. Methanol Press. ISBN   978-0-9553103-5-5.
  2. 1 2 Butt, Randall (1980) "Dream Come True", Speedway Star , 15 November 1980, p. 7
  3. "Fen Tigers are Ready", Speedway Star , 2 November 1974, p. 14
  4. Bamford, Robert (1 March 2007). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN   978-0-7524-4250-1.
  5. "Lynn promoter takes over Tigers". BBC. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  6. "Stars buy Mildenhall speedway". Lynn news. 29 August 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  7. "Speedway fans become club sponsor". BBC. 27 February 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2008.