This Sunday sees the first in a massive programme of meetings to end the season that could see the current Mildenhall side rated the most successful in nearly three decades of racing at West Row.

The Fen Tigers take on quartets from Boston, Rye House and Peterborough in the re-arranged Four Team Final at West Row starting at 3.30pm. They follow that up with a home meeting against Armadale on October 12, meet Rye House in the KO Cup Final on October 18 with the return at home the following day and race their final league fixture at Oxford on October 24 and last, and possibly deciding, Trophy fixture at Boston on October 28.

"To get to this stage of the season and still have so many meaningful meetings is brilliant and all the motivation the riders need" enthused manager Graham Drury. "The next four weeks could see us end the season with a hat-trick of titles and the riders are determined to give every meeting 110 per cent."

"It's many years since a Mildenhall side was on the verge of winning so much in one season and the riders know just how much the next month means to the club and the supporters".

Drury is mindful of the knock-on effect that victory on Sunday could have and has named his side as Wayne Broadhurst, Paul Lee, Nick Simmons and James Brundle with Matthew Wright's impressive recent form gaining him the reserve spot. "Both Tony Dart and Lee Hodgson are unlucky to miss out, but we can only track five riders and it's my job to make tough decisions" added Drury.

"I've gone for a side that I hope will do the job on the day and get our three pronged target off to a good start. It won't be easy, we know that, and each of our opponents go very well around here and will bring their strongest sides. But it's going to be a terrific occasion for the club and supporters and I want to remind everyone that it is a 3.30pm start".

The date for Mildenhall's appeal against the two points deducted for allegedly tracking an illegal team at Swindon has been set for October 14 at 2.30pm at the Speedway Control Board in Rugby. "I'm busy preparing our appeal and we are very optimistic of getting the decision overturned" said Drury.

In the meantime, the Superior Exteriors Fen Tigers continued their winning ways by beating Boston in a last heat decider on Friday and then thumping Newcastle at home on Sunday that gave them what could be six invaluable points as the chase for the league pennant hots up.

"The riders were just brilliant at Boston because the only time we led was after heat 15 - but that's all that matters" smiled Drury. "We had one of those nights when little went our way and we were up against it in the last race against Trevor Harding and Rob Hollingworth. But Paul Lee and James Brundle jumped out of the traps and got a match winning 5-1 that was due as much to character as ability".

Lee has been tremendous value since joining the club and he smashed the seven year old West Row track record not once, but twice in the 67-23 demolition of Newcastle on Sunday. The former England Under 21 international lowered the record from 51.9 to 51.37 in heat 3 and in heat 9 recorded 51.0.

"Paul is riding out of his skin right now and his enthusiasm around the pits has given everyone a boost. But the team as a whole are firing well and that's important right now. We've done well to get to this stage but the time has come to get the job done" concluded the manager.

 

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