Jaimon Lidsey is the 2018 Under-21 Australian Speedway Champion after battling warm conditions and two re-runs to claim the title at Olympic Park Speedway, Mildura.
Lidsey was the pick of the riders, winning all five of his heat races and then going on to win a crash riddled A-Final to complete the perfect championship.
Lidsey shared; ”Absolutely thrilled with the result, but during the day I was nervous and spent the day in bed but once I got to the track everything just clicked, which was pretty handy on a night like that,” the new Under-21 champion said.
Kye Thomson was the surprise packet of the championship, claiming second in the A-Final and grabbing a lot of people’s attention.
Zaine Kennedy took a fall in the second re-run of the A-Final and finished in third position, whilst Jordan Stewart crashed in the original A-Final and finished the night in fourth position.
In a new-era for the Under-21 class the racing was world class, all the riders were pushing it to the limit and riding on the edge.
Race Referee, Brendan Gledhill added; “ The racing was great, Lidsey was the pick of the riders on what was a really competitive field, also hats off to the track staff for their tireless work over the championship,” he said.
2018 Under-21 Australian Speedway Championship Results:
A-Final– Lidsey, Thomson, Kennedy and Stewart
Photos courtesy of Judy Mckay