Philip Rising

Eastbourne Speedway is saddened by the death of Philip Rising, the managing editor of the Speedway Star magazine.

He died last night (August 8) after a long illness.

Speedway owes Phil, who had been ill for some time, a huge debt of gratitude for the way he steered the sport’s ‘bible’ through choppy waters to remain relevant and enjoyable in the digital age.

He ensured the magazine remained in the traditional print format while also ensuring a digital downloadable version was available.

Earlier he had been instrumental in saving the Speedway Star when it faced possible closure when owned by a national publishing company.

Phil (75) was a man of strong opinions, always passionate about the sport and whose influence extended to the highest levels.

Eastbourne Speedway Co-Promoter, Trevor Geer said:

“Everyone connected with Eastbourne Speedway and the Dugard Family send their condolences to Philip Rising’s family, friends and colleagues at the Speedway Star.”

We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.