The Thurrock Hammers are all set for their next challenge when they face the Mildenhall Fen Tigers, proudly sponsored by Manchetts Rescue and Recovery, at West Row on Sunday.
The Fen Tigers septet, similar to that of the Hammers, contains a blend of experience and youth, with skipper Danny Ayres leading the way backed by Hammers favourite Jason Edwards. 2018 Fen Tiger Ryan Kinsley comes in to strengthen the team, with rider replacement operating for new signing Henry Atkins who has Championship commitments, whilst reserve Charlie Brooks returns from injury.
Gates open at 1.45pm, with the meeting parade starting at 2.45pm and the first race at 3pm, with the main meeting then followed by a 6 heat, junior match between the Mildenhall Tiger Cubs and a Thurrock Junior Hammers team.
Hammers Director Mark Sexton commented:
“We are all looking forward to the meeting, the mix of riders will provide some exciting on-track action for both the Mildenhall and Hammers fans.
We would again like to express our thanks to the Fen Tigers for providing us with an opportunity to take to the track, as part of our on-going campaign to return to Thurrock.
We would also like to thank our Associate Sponsors for the meeting; SP2A Speedway, Devines Accountants Limited and Global Environmental Consultancy Limited for their generous support, along with the Hammers and speedway fans who have backed us by purchasing Rider Support Packages.
We hope to see lots of Hammers fans at West Row to enjoy 21 action-packed heats in the sunshine!”
Full details of travelling to West Row can be found here:
An on-going auction of signed T-Shirts to raise money for the injured Mildenhall rideer Sam Norris can be found on the Mildenhall Facebook page here: whilst a collection will also be held during the interval on Sunday. #SuperSam
1. Danny Ayres (cap) 2. Matt Marson 3. R/R (Henry Atkins) 4. Jason Edwards 5. Ryan Kinsley 6. Charlie Brooks 7. Arran Butcher 8. TBA
1. Jordan Palin 2. Rob Ledwith 3. Richard Andrews 4. Nathan Stoneman (cap) 5. Danny Halsey 6. Sheldon Davies 7. Connor King
Mildenhall Tiger Cubs
1 Lewis Whitmore, 2 James Chattin, 3 Elliot Kelly, 4 Jacob Fellows
Thurrock Junior Hammers
1 William O’Keefe, 2 Luke Muff, 3 Jake Mulford, 4 Chris Watts
Image: Rob Ledwith & Nathan Stoneman in action. Credit: Tiffani Graveling Photography