Jaimon Lidsey takes out the 2018 Under-21 Australian Speedway Championship

2018-01-22T03:22:18+00:00January 22nd, 2018|

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