Mildenhall Fen Tigers

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Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Club information
Track address Mildenhall Stadium
Hayland Drove
West Row
Mildenhall
Country England
Founded 1975
Team manager Robert Henry
Team captain Daniel Halsey
League National League
Website www.mildenhallfentigers.co
Club facts
Colours Orange and Black
Track size 260 metres (280 yd)
Track record time 49.68
Track record date 14 July 2013
Track record holder Steve Boxall
Current team
Rider CMA
England Daniel Halsey 8.38
England Connor Mountain 7.03
England Jack Kingston 6.24
England Connor Coles 5.47
England Tom Bacon 4.31
England Luke Ruddick 3.42
England Nick Laurence 3.00
Total 37.85
Major team honours
National League (BL Div 2) Champions 1979
National League Fours Champions 1984, 1987
Conference League Champions 2003, 2004
Conference League KO Cup Winners 2003, 2004
Conference League Trophy Winners 2000, 2002, 2004
Conference League Fours Winners 2004
National League Knock Out Cup 2011, 2012
National League Champions 2012
National League Fours Champions 2012
National League Pairs 2012
National Trophy 2012
Mildenhall Stadium

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

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]

2015 team

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2013 team

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2011 team

2010 team

2009 team

2008 Team

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2007 Team

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2006 Team

References

  1. Bamford, Robert (2008). Methanol Press Speedway Yearbook 2008. Methanol Press. ISBN 978-0-9553103-5-5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 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 (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Lynn promoter takes over Tigers". BBC. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-09-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Stars buy Mildenhall speedway". Lynn news. 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-09-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Speedway fans become club sponsor". BBC. 2008-02-27. Retrieved 2008-09-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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