Darrin Treloar and Jesse Headland have taken out the 2018 Australian Speedway Sidecar Championship in Tamworth, New South Wales. The pair capped off a stellar month completing the triple crown, taking home the FIM World Cup, FIM Oceania Championship and the Australian Championship titles.
Treloar and Headland have been in some serious form and after a rain affected Saturday night, the pair didn’t drop a single point on their way to the Australian title, backing up their perfect performances at the FIM World Cup and FIM Oceania Championship.
The effort puts Treloar at the elite level of Australian Speedway Sidecar riders after this was his tenth Australian title, which puts him tied for the most Australian titles with Leigh Adams.
Andrew Buchanan and Denny Cox had to settle for second place in the final after a solid nights riding, but they just couldn’t find the pace of Treloar and Headland. Trent Headland, brother of winner Jesse Headland and his swinger Darryl Whetstone rounded out the podium in third position.
The Australian Junior Speedway Sidecar Championship was welcomed back to the same meeting as the Senior Championship after a year hiatus, and it was Western Australian brothers Jack and Adam Fewster claiming the title.
The brothers were untouchable throughout the meeting, claiming all their heat wins before taking out the final to put their stamp on the competition.
“It was awesome, Adam and I got the bike set up right for the track and the conditions were basically perfect after the rain the night before,” finished Fewster.
Jackson Milner and Adam Niesche got off to great start, claiming their first two heat wins but just couldn’t match the pair from WA in the final, finishing in second.
Keenan Murphy and Joshua McQuade did things the hard way, having to win the B final to get the last place in the A final. Murphy and McQuade took the final spot on the podium in the A final.
A massive shout out goes to TPE Earth-moving and the track crew for taking one surface off & building a new track in 18 hours, to make the event possible.