Australian Long Track Championship

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The Australian Long Track Championship is a Motorcycle speedway championship held annually in Australia to determine the Australian Long Track champion. The event is organised and sanctioned by Motorcycling Australia (MA). Where as motorcycle speedway takes place on tracks ranging from 250-400 metres in length, Long track racing generally takes place on 800 to 1000 metre long speedways.

Prior to 1947, the championship was known as the Australian 5 Mile Dirt Track Championship and was run from 1925-1927 with classes including 350cc, 500cc and Unlimited. The first championship was run on 11 April 1925 at Penrith in New South Wales and was won by Billy Conoulty.

The Australian Long Track Championship has run continuously since 1947 with a few exceptions. In recent years due to the lack of genuine Long track speedways in Australia, racing has generally taken place on ½ Mile or 1 Km long Harness Racing or Showground tracks in country towns.

Winners since 1947[edit]

Year City/State Winner
1947 Port Pirie, SA Ray Trevena
1948 Port Pirie, SA C. Jamieson
1949 Port Pirie, SA Laurie Jamieson
Year City/State Winner
1950 Port Pirie, SA G. Robertson
1951 Port Pirie, SA G. Robertson
1952 Port Pirie, SA A. Menzies
1953 Port Pirie, SA A. Menzies
1954 Port Pirie, SA Harry Denton
1955 Port Pirie, SA D. Sheard
1956 Port Pirie, SA Gerry Hussey (England)
1957 Port Pirie, SA Laurie Jamieson
1958 Port Pirie, SA Laurie Jamieson
1959 Port Pirie, SA Geoff Mudge
Year City/State Winner
1960 Port Pirie, SA Laurie Jamieson
1961 Port Pirie, SA Harry Denton
1962 Port Pirie, SA Ivan Mauger (New Zealand)
1963 Port Pirie, SA Don Prettejon
1964 Port Pirie, SA Jack Scott
1965 Port Pirie, SA Jack Scott
1966 Port Pirie, SA Jack Scott
1967-1968 Not Held
1969 Romsey, Vic Johny Dewhurst
Year City/State Winner
1970-1973 Not Held
1974 Brenton Langlois
1975
1976 Not Held
1977 Morgan, SA Brenton Langlois
1978 Rod Hunter
1979 Not Held
Year City/State Winner
1980 Garry Chasemore
1981 Not Held
1982 Morgan, SA John Boulger
1983 Bendigo, Vic Rod Hunter
1984-1987 Not Held
1988 Mick Powell
1989 Port Pirie, SA Chris Watson
Year City/State Winner
1990 Newcastle, NSW Chris Watson
1991 Port Pirie, SA Phil Crump
1992 Port Pirie, SA Craig Hodgson
1993 Parramatta, NSW Chris Watson
1994 Not Held
1995 Bathurst, NSW Chris Watson
1996 Port Pirie, SA Jason Crump
1997 Muswellbrook, NSW Craig Watson
1998 Port Pirie, SA Craig Watson
1999 Port Pirie, SA Leigh Adams
Year City/State Winner
2000 Bendigo, Vic Chris Watson
2001 Toowoomba, Qld Mick Poole
2002 Bathurst, NSW Craig Watson
2003 Bathurst, NSW Troy Batchelor
2004 Wagga Wagga, NSW Troy Batchelor
2005 Bathurst, NSW Chris Holder
2006 Wagga Wagga, NSW Chris Holder
2007 Blaney, NSW Richard Sweetman
2008 Brisbane, Qld No Long Track Class
2009 Townsville, Qld Daniel Mason
Year City/State Winner
2010 Tamworth, NSW Todd Kurtz
2011 Tamworth, NSW Todd Kurtz
2012 Tamworth, NSW Kozza Smith
2013 Townsville, Qld No Long Track Class
2014 Tamworth, NSW Joey Ringwood

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