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Top 40 Speedway Grand Prix riders: total prize earnings ($) 2005-2017

Top 40 Speedway Grand Prix riders: total prize earnings ($) 2005-2017

The top 40 Speedway Grand Prix rider  prize money earnings ($) 2005 to 2017 with average per SGP and per SGP series too… with thanks to Mr. S. Bear of Windhill Manor, Shipley for these earnings figures

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Top 40 Total Speedway Grand Prix rider earnings 2005-2015

Top 40 Total Speedway Grand Prix rider earnings 2005-2015

Top 40 Speedway Grand Prix riders from 2005 to 2015, judged by $ prize money earnings   (with thanks to Charles McKay)

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Burbo Speedway Reporting Revolution on Twitter continues, part 3

Drawing upon the further majesty of the 12 years of his speedway reporting career, Paul (Burbo) Burbidge’s digital social media profile continues to hollow out and/or infantalise the news content of the speedway reporting landscape. Ostensibly part of a ‘new’ breed of digitally savvy speedway journalists (“I write news for Speedway GP website and manage…

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Top 50 Speedway Grand Prix rider earnings 2005-2014

Top 50 Speedway Grand Prix rider earnings 2005-2014

The Top 50 Speedway Grand Prix Riders judged by their earnings from 2005 to 2014 are as follows:   Thanks to Charles McKay for help with these statistics

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Feedback on Strictly Shale from Justine Potter

Though delighted to finally have her picture in one of my books, in between a slew of early meeting 1-5s to Coventry, last night (23rd August 2014) during Lakeside v Coventry “artist” Justine Potter of the Lakeside Hammers track shop kindly gave me her candid opinions about my new photo book Strictly Shale: Circling British…

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Selected Speedway Twitter photos 2012

With more speedway riders than ever on Twitter, fans now get to learn much more about their favourite characters and the reality of the lives they lead. Though not everyone has yet joined Twitter, the riders (and others from the speedway world) regularly share their thoughts and opinions. Not all of these comments meet with…

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How to make a donation to the Lee Richardson Support Fund

After consultation with the Richardson family, the Lakeside Hammers Speedway Club will be setting up a support fund for Lee’s wife and three children. In the next few days online donations will be possible via a link on the Hammers website and from today cheques, made payable to Emma Richardson, can be sent to Gerald…

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Lee Richardson 1979-2012 RIP (selected Twitter & reactions compendium)

Nicolai Klindt “i’m hearing lee richardson has breathing difficulties and internal bleeding and is set for surgery in wroclaw. all the best rico!” Chris Holder “What a shit track in Wroclaw!!! Looks so bad!” Scott Nicholls “Sounds like nasty injuries to lee. Sad part of any sport. Really hope they take good care of him…

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LR Tweets

LR Tweets

THE British Speedway Promoters’ Association are deeply shocked and saddened by the death of Lakeside Hammers Captain Lee Richardson. Lee died on Sunday in Poland as a result of injuries sustained in a racing accident… The BSPA’s thoughts are with Lee’s family and friends at this awful time.

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Total Speedway Grand Prix rider earnings 2005-2010 (excluding reserve appearances)

Rider 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Total Jason Crump $64,750 $81,400 $60,850 $73,400 $101,600 $67,700 $449,700 Andreas Jonsson $43,650 $55,000 $143,350 $51,960 $58,550 $55,350 $407,860 Nicki Pedersen $51,900 $59,950 $88,150 $83,100 $54,650 $53,300 $391,050 Tomasz Gollob $44,550 $48,900 $61,050 $75,000 $72,650 $84,800 $386,950 Greg Hancock $45,650 $61,750 $59,750 $69,400 $60,200 $54,750 $351,500 Hans Andersen…

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Alan Rolfe – Eastbourne Eagles Start Marshal (1972-2010) retires

Alan Rolfe – Eastbourne Eagles Start Marshal (1972-2010) retires

Eastbourne’s modest and friendly Start Marshal Alan Rolfe bowed out of direct raceday involvement at Arlington in typically understated manner – opting to get on with his job rather than seek the limelight. Race night just won’t seem the same without Alan’s neatly dressed professionalism. Always unflappable, prior to any race Alan combined the hand…

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Profiles of some of the people behind the scenes at Arlington

All over the country each speedway club has volunteers who give up many our to the sport and the club that they love. Without this unpaid labour many clubs couldn’t run or function as well as they do. I like to think that my books have given an airing to many of the neglected but…

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Qualification conundrum

Given that the Speedway Star and the Speedway Grand Prix appear wedded at the hip, it’s astonishing to read some reasonably strong criticism of this event within its pages (both on September 13th as well as the subsequent meeting report on September 20th). Let alone to find that the chief critic is Philip Rising! Beyond…

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