Aub Lawson

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Aub Lawson
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Personal information
Nationality  Australia
Date of birth (1914-04-05)5 April 1914
Place of birth    Warialda, New South Wales
Date of death    20 January 1977(1977-01-20) (aged 62)
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Wembley Lions
Middlesbrough Bears
West Ham Hammers
Norwich Stars
1939
1939
1947-1951
1953-1960
Individual honours
London Riders' Championship
NSW State Champion
SA State Champion
Qld State Champion
WA State Champion
1951
1948, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1963
1949
1952, 1956
1961
Team honours
National Trophy 1955

Aubrey "Aub" Lawson (born 5 April 1914 Kelly's Gully, Warialda, New South Wales - died 20 January 1977) was an Australian international speedway rider who featured in ten World Championship finals including the 1939 final which was never run due to the outbreak of World War II.[1]

Career[edit]

Lawson first came to the UK in 1939 and rode in two leagues for the Wembley Lions and Middlesbrough Bears but at his mother's insistence, his sister accompanied him as chaperone.[2]

It was not until after the war in 1947 that he returned to the UK when league racing started again. He joined the West Ham Hammers where he stayed for five seasons, top scoring in three of them. In 1951 he won the London Riders' Championship whilst riding for the Hammers.[3] After a year back in Australia he returned to the UK where he joined the Norwich Stars, where he remained until he retired from racing in 1960. Lawson then returned to Australia where he continued racing in Sydney, winning his then record 5th NSW Championship in 1963, adding to those he had won in 1948, 1950, 1953 and 1954.[4]

World final appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  2. ^ White, Peter (2000). Australian Dictionary of Biography 15. Melbourne University Press. pp. 64–65. Retrieved 2008-09-30. 
  3. ^ Belton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. ISBN 0-7524-2438-6
  4. ^ NSW Championships section
  5. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5

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