Three missing Eagles for King’s Lynn trip

Eastbourne are keen to build on the Elite League point gained at Wolverhampton on Monday with more strong performances on the road before the next home match at Arlington a week on Saturday Satuday August 18.

Tonight (August 8), the Lifestyle Eagles go to King’s Lynn.

With three riders missing – Lewis Bridger injured, Lukas Dryml needed in a Czech league match and Denis Gizatullin required for the Russian Pairs National Championship – the Eagles will use Ricky Wells and Chris Schramm as guests and the rider replacement facility to cover for the missing riders.

Team manager Trevor Geer said, “The track was difficult at Wolverhampton on Monday and the point gained makes up for the one lost at home on Saturday to Peterborough.

“We were in touching distance of another away but could not quite pull it off.

“King’s Lynn will be a difficult test for us but we go with high hopes of getting a result.”

Eastbourne’s run of away matches continues next week with a trip to Lakeside on Friday night before they entertain Wolverhampton at home on the Saturday.

There will again be a bonus for fans in the second half of this meeting.

Last Saturday in the second-half, it was the Eaglets v the Lakeside Young Hammers and after the Wolves match, Arlington will host the British Youth 125cc championship.

Last year’s event was keenly contested as were the 125cc races which supported the British Youth Championships in July.

Co-promoter Mike Bellerby said, “When we can, we do try and put on a meaningful second-half. Last week our fans saw a competitive junior match against Lakeside and before that the Blast from the Past showed us all how speedway used to be.

“The junior meeting and the 125cc races are important for the future of British speedway and the Eastbourne club is pleased to play its part.

“The boys at the British Youth Championship showed a high degree of professionalism in the way they went about their racing.

“It was a pleasure to host that meeting and we are pleased that the 125cc national championship is again being held here. We hope our fans will stay and support the lads.”