Main rivals Rye House's defeat at Newcastle last Sunday plus the incentive of taking three points from the meeting against Carmarthen has given extra impetus to the double header facing Mildenhall at West Row this weekend.

The Fen Tigers have a change of race night and start time - Saturday at 7pm - as they face firstly Carmarthen on league duty and follow that up with the first leg of their KO Cup semi final clash against near neighbours Boston.

"Both meetings are vitally important to our aims of gaining something out of the season" pointed out general manager Graham Drury. "Having already won at Carmarthen, there is an opportunity to pull in three points if we win on Saturday and that is a massive incentive for us."

"I've said all along that there is no point in us worrying about other teams. We have to carry on winning and keep the pressure on our rivals and just hope that is good enough come the end of the season".

Whilst the clash with the Dragons is of importance long term, there is no doubt that the fixture against Boston could light the blue touch-paper. Relations between the two clubs have not always been cordial over the past two seasons and Drury has openly labelled the Barracudas 'a load of whingers'.

"They complained about the track last year and about Tony Dart's fitness this season. From what I can tell, they are just looking for excuses" stormed Drury. "They have a strong team and we won't take them lightly by any means. But we know what we have to do in the first leg and I fully expect the riders to do the business on the track and our supporters to out-shout theirs on the terraces."

"This is more than just a KO Cup fixture. It's about local pride both on and off track and we have no intentions of letting Boston boss us now or in the future".

Mildenhall have kept prices for the double header to ?10 for adults, ?7.50 for senior citizens and ?3.00 for children which represents good value for 30 heats of racing.

With the countdown to the season now looming, Mildenhall have found further alternatives to team selection following a very good debut from Brendan McKay in the Handicap Best Pairs last Sunday. McKay looked very sharp and stylish and will make his team debut on Saturday in the league fixture.

Robert Henry was given a rousing ovation following his display in the meeting last Sunday and earned this praise from Drury. "There is no doubt in my mind that Robert is one of the all-time greats in Mildenhall Speedway history. I have had the pleasure to work with him over the past two seasons and he has a terrific appetite for the club and conducts himself superbly. He is a gentleman".