Mountain is pushing for leading role

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Connor Mountain has challenged himself to prove he has what it takes to become a heat leader after re-signing for the Mildenhall Fen Tigers.

The hugely-popular 17-year-old will return for a second successive season at West Row after an announcement was made detailing his signature by officials at the National League outfit on Tuesday.

In his first season with the club, the King’s Lynn-born racer made an instant impact on the track, seeing his average rise from three points up to 5.54, along with qualifying as reserve for the British Under-21 final at Monmore Green.

“Mildenhall is a great club with great people around, especially all the fans and management, and there is a real family feel to the club,” said Mountain. “Next season I definitely want to push for a heat leader slot next season, increase my average and hopefully be banging on the door of Premier League clubs.”

Joining Mountain in the Fen Tigers’ septet of riders next season will be Coventry-based Tom Bacon, who is set to make the step up from racing in the Midland Development League.

Although initially starting out with the Castleford Knights, the 21-year-old ended up riding for most clubs in the league, amassing a total of 130 points, including a maximum at West Row during an appearance for the Milton Keynes Knights.

With Bacon arriving on a three-point average, and set to occupy one of the two reserve berths, Mountain is hoping he can help his new teammate progress, much like he did in 2014.