Speedway Star Sam Returns to Hero’s Welcome

Sam Norris

(East Anglian) – Teenage speedway rider Sam Norris has made an emotional return to Mildenhall Fens Tigers just weeks after being seriously injured in a crash.

Sam, aged 15, was given a standing ovation by fans in a visit at the weekend during their fixture against Isle of Wight Islanders in the Speedway Great Britain National League on Sunday August 11.

Although in a wheelchair as he recovers from serious brain injuries, he was able to stand and walk out with his parents Chris and Claire on to the track at Mildenhall stadium in West Row and wave to supporters.

Claire said: “It was amazing, it was something Sam wanted to do as soon as he could because he was missing the smell of the bikes.

“It was also for us to say thank you to everyone at the club and to the fans for being so supportive – for Sam it felt like he was going home.” CONTINUE