First 90th Anniversary rider confirmed

The first rider to be named for Eastbourne Speedway’s 90th anniversary event at the end of September is Daniel Spiller.

He became an Eagles legend in just two hours on a warm Kent evening in August 2015.

From the reserve berth, he scored 17 points plus three bonus from seven rides as the Eagles ran riot at Central Park against the Kings, winning 55-37.

Spiller, who was born at Maidstone, moved to Germany in 2003 because of his father’s job. He still lives in Germany.

With Daniel established in the team, the last month of the 2015 season became Golden October as Martin and Connor Dugard’s charges won the Gold Cup, KO Cup and the National Trophy.

We can also reveal that Daniel will be making a special announcement in the next few weeks, linked to his appearance at the 90th anniversary meeting on Sunday, September 26.

The news will be announced here on the club website and across out social media channels.

90th Anniversary Memorabilia

Anniversaries make memories and Eastbourne Speedway’s 90th will ensure fans have souvenirs to remember the big day.

There will be a:

Special programme for the day, a limited-edition badge; and aprinted anniversary issue of the Flying High magazine.

The programme, badge and magazine are all available to pre-order and the message is a simple one: buy as soon as you can. Stocks will be limited.

90th Anniversary Programme

A special, limited edition 48-page programme will cover the on-track Championship of Sussex meeting and also the planned themed event to include races / demonstrations from riders and bikes covering the 90-year history of Speedway at Arlington Stadium.

It will be available to pre-order for collection at the event on Sunday the 26th of September or by mail order for those unable to attend.

This will be a limited edition programme with a print run to cover anticipated event day sales and pre-orders only.

90th Anniversary Badge

Based on the specially designed and exclusive 90th Anniversary logo created by top Speedway designer Barry Cross, this limited edition badge will be available only by pre-order and sales at Eastbourne Speedway from the day of the event until stocks last.

EXCLUSIVE printed 90th Anniversary 92-page FLYING HIGH magazine

Our widely acclaimed interactive Flying High magazine comes to print for the first and possibly only time.

It will be a top quality, print edition to feature 92-pages of pictures (many unseen from private collections), historical and anecdotal articles and information and statistics covering the opening in 1929 to the current day.

Exclusive interviews with many famous names of the past and present.

This edition will be strictly limited to 1,000 copies

Available by MAIL ORDER ONLY from today to be posted out from mid-September.

Due to the quality of the production/design and quality; we don’t think it is suited to be folded up and possibly damaged if sold on the day so PRE ORDER for postal delivery only.

As a unique THANK YOU, the first 300 copies sold will see the purchaser’s name on a special embossed page as a unique memento of this very special occasion

Anticipated launch and postal dates for mail order is no later than MONDAY, September 20, 2021

Click on the image below to pre-order.  You can select collect your programme and / or badge at the Anniversary event, or alternatively have them posted to you.

The Championship of Sussex

The 90th Anniversary will be an integrated three-hour + event including The Championship of Sussex plus races and demonstrations and parade laps from machines and riders of the past, plus some very SPECIAL surprises including a Grand Closing Ceremony to include Presentation to “The Ultimate Eagles” as voted for in 2020 by Eagles Fans around the world.

The 2021 Championship of Sussex will include a top quality field including some riders not participating in UK Speedway in 2021. We plan to announce the next rider shortly.

To order advance tickets for the 90th Anniversary, click on the image below.

Image credits: Daniel Spiller: JS Photography. Eagles imagery Ken Burnett