Aub Lawson

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

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]


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]


  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 Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  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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