Rising star of UK Speedway; Elliot Kelly.


Sunday, 21 April
Two heat wins on debut in Tigers win over Poultec Select.

A solid all-round team performance gave Mildenhall a comfortable 53:37 challenge victory in their opening fixture of the season at West Row earlier this afternoon.
After being disqualified after falling when taking a substitute ide in the opening race Elliot opened his account by racing to the tapes for three points in his first programmed ride, heat two.
A second fall in heat eight and another pointless outing in heat eleven followed before Elliot wrapped up his day's work with a second heat victory to finish with a well-deserved six points from five rides (fexc,3,fexc,0,3,0=6)
Full heat details and individual scores can be viewed on the Speedway Updates website by clicking here.


Friday, 19 April
U21 result and a look at the weekend.
After making his British U21 debut in tonight's semi-final at Somerset where, after recovering from falls in his first two outings, he recorded a third place followed by a second place to finish with a total of three points.
Congratulations go to Elliot's Mildenhall team mate Jason Edwards who won the meeting, and our good friend Harry McGurk, who finished third.
After the meeting, on his way home, Elliot was still 'buzzing,' and declared that Somerset was now his favourite track. - All-in-all a very 'GOOD FRIDAY!'
Full heat details and individual scores can be viewed on the Speedway Updates website by clicking here.
Elliot now switches his focus to Sunday when he makes his official debut for Mildenhall against a 'Poultec Select' side.
New Team Manager Malcolm Vasey said, "On Sunday we face an exciting young team from Poultec, with Tom Brennan and Anders Rowe providing top end fire power and the rest of the side are all riders ready to blossom in 2019."
"I expect us to win this and despatch a warning that at West Row the fire is still burning from last season, but we will not be taking things lightly and the riders will be fully aware that we need to turn West Row into a fortress from day one."
The Fen Tigers will unfortunately be without Sam Bebee due to a back injury which looks like keeping him on the sidelines for a couple of months.
Sunday's line-ups;

Mildenhall Fen Tigers
1. Danny Ayres (C) 2. R/R (Sam Bebee) 3. Charlie Brooks 4. Jason Edwards 5. David Wallinger 6. Elliot Kelly 7. Macauley Leek

Poultec Select
1. Tom Brennan 2. Sheldon Davies 3. Alex Spooner 4. Kean Dicken 5. Anders Rowe 6. Jamie Bursill 7. Jacob Clouting

Elsewhere this evening, in Elliot's absence at Redcar, the Cubs got their Northern Junior League campaign off to a thrilling start with a 18:18 draw against Ashfield Giants.


Sunday, 14 April '19
Elliot receives U21 semi-final call-up.

Elliot (pictured in action yesterday) has been handed a fantastic opportunity to obtain some early experience of racing on a big stage by being handed a place amongst the programmed riders in the second British Under 21 semi-final at Somerset this Friday.
He comes in as a replacement, presumably for Kelsey Dugard who was injured in Leicester's pre-season press and practice session and has subsequently been reported as having announced his retirement. Elliot's inclusion adds to the already large Mildenhall contingent of Sam Beebee, Charlie Brooks, Jason Edwards and Macauley Leek.
GB U21 SEMI-FINAL 2, SOMERSET, April 19: Jack Parkinson-Blackburn (Unattached), Henry Atkins (Somerset), Jason Edwards (Mildenhall), Joe Lawlor (Unattached), Luke Harris (Cradley), Jamie Halder (Leicester Lion Cubs), Charlie Brooks (Mildenhall), Kelsey Dugard (Leicester Lion Cubs), Sam Bebee (Mildenhall), Macauley Leek (Mildenhall), Lewis Whitmore (Cradley), Harry McGurk (Cradley).
This unfortunately means that Elliot will now miss the Redcar Cubs opening Northern Junior League fixture of the season, at home against Ashfield, which takes place on the same evening.