Motorcycling Australia (MA) is pleased to announce the draw for both the 2018 Australian Senior and Junior Speedway Sidecar Championships, ahead of the single round event set to showcase Australia’s best Speedway Sidecar competitors to take place from the 13th to 14th of April at Oakburn Park Speedway, Tamworth.
Announced in the Senior seeded rider draw are Australian riders including; Andrew Buchanan / Denny Cox, current FIM World Cup winners Warren Monson / Andrew Summerhayes, multiple Aussie Champion Darrin Treloar / Jesse Headland and reigning champion Trent Headland / Darryl Whetstone.
After a one year hiatus, there will be familiar names in the Junior field, including; Jack Treloar, Adam Niesche and Nate Headland, to name a few contesting the Junior Australian Championship.
For the 2018 Australian Speedway Sidecar Championships, this year will see a new race format with a time trial introduced for the seniors, ahead of a qualifying race prior to the main championship race.
Oakburn Park’s Paul Slade sharing; “In a first for the Australian Championship, a new initiative of time trial is being introduced. Paving the way for over 50 nominations, which is a record for Australian Speedway. Riders will be given three flying laps, to set their fastest time, with the top eight going through the qualifying race.”
With the championship being hotly contested, the MA Speedway Commission selected eight riders for the qualifying meeting off their state title results. Queensland selection was organised from the Queensland Speedway Committee, due to no State Championship being able to run.
To view the full selected rider list for the Australian Speedway Sidecar Championship, click here.
The MA Speedway Commission are also very excited to announce that the 2019 Australian Senior and Junior Speedway Sidecar Championships are to be run at Maryborough Speedway Queensland, 20 – 21 April, 2019 (Easter long weekend).
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