5 April 1914|
Warialda, New South Wales
|Died||20 January 1977(aged 62)|
|Current club information|
|1947-1951||West Ham Hammers|
|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|
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.
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. 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.
World final appearances
- 1939 - London, Wembley Stadium - Event cancelled due to World War II
- 1949 - London, Wembley Stadium - 8th - 8pts
- 1950 - London, Wembley Stadium - 4th - 10pts
- 1951 - London, Wembley Stadium - 10th - 7pts
- 1953 - London, Wembley Stadium - 9th - 7pts
- 1954 - London, Wembley Stadium - 14th - 4pts
- 1957 - London, Wembley Stadium - 4th - 11pts
- 1958 - London, Wembley Stadium - 3rd - 11pts
- 1959 - London, Wembley Stadium - 5th - 11pts
- 1960 - London, Wembley Stadium - 14th - 4pts
- Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
- White, Peter (2000). Australian Dictionary of Biography. 15. Melbourne University Press. pp. 64–65. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
- Belton, Brian (2003). Hammerin' Round. ISBN 0-7524-2438-6
- NSW Championships section Archived 6 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5