Australian Sidecar Speedway Championship

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The Australian Sidecar Championship is a speedway championship held each year to determine the Australian national champions. The event is sanctioned and run by Motorcycling Australia (MA)[1] and is held in a different state every year. The Australian Sidecar Championship was first held in 1931 at the Melbourne Exhibition Speedway and was won by Victorian pair Les Medlycott and his passenger "Tich" Jones

The 2013 Australian Speedway Sidecar Championship was held at the Gillman Speedway in Adelaide, South Australia, and was won by Darrin Treloar (NSW) and his Victorian swinger Simon Cohrs. It was a record 7th Australian Championship win for Treloar, while for Cohrs it was his second win.

The 2014 Australian Championship was held at the Loxford Park Speedway in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, on 28–29 March. Darrin Treloar (NSW) won his 8th Australian Championship, his new passenger Blake Cox scored his first win of this championship.[2]

The 2015 Australian Championship was held at the Arunga Park Speedway in Alice Springs on 4-5 April. It was the first time the 402 metres (440 yards) speedway has hosted the championship since 1985. South Australian pair Justin Plaisted and Sam Harrison won the title. For Plaisted, who had won the championship three times as a passenger with Darrin Treloar, it was his first win as a rider.

The 2016 championship was held at the Olympic Park Speedway in Mildura on 8-9 April with NSW pair Darrin Treloar (who won his record 9th title) and Blake Cox taking the win.[3]

The 2017 Australian Championship was held at the Gillman Speedway. South Australia's Trent Headland and his British passenger Darryl Whetstone went one better than they had done in 2016 when they won their first Australian championship with Whetstone also becoming the first non-Australian to win the title.[4]

Winners since 1931[edit]

Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1931 Exhibition Speedway Melbourne, Vic Les Medlycott (Vic)
'Tich' Jones (Vic)
Arthur Millard (Vic)
1932-1939 not held
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1940-1945 not held
1946 Sydney Sports Ground Sydney, NSW Jack Carruthers (NSW)
Paul Bridson (NSW)
Jack Clarke (NSW)
Ken Bateman (NSW)
Kev Gallaher (NSW)
A. Harvey (NSW)
1947
(3 laps)
Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Jim Davies (Vic)
Peter Glynn (NSW)
Keith Ratten (Vic)
Reg Dee (NSW)
Ces Proudman
1947
(2 laps)
Tracey's Speedway Melbourne, Vic Keith Ratten (Vic)
Charlie Perabo (NSW)
Bill Barker (Vic)
Ray Wason (Vic)
Harry Down (Vic)
Keith Clare (Vic)
1948
(3 laps)
Tracey's Speedway Melbourne, Vic Keith Ratten (Vic)
Paul Bridson (NSW)
Eric Haslam (Vic)
Ray Mackie
Bruce Rehn (SA)
Barney Hughes (Vic)
1948
(3 laps)
Kilburn Speedway Adelaide, SA Jim Davies (Vic)
Peter Speerin (NSW)
Keith Ratten (Vic)
Les Smedley (SA)
Trevor Richardson (SA)
Jock Brown
1949 not held
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1950
(3 laps)
Kilburn Speedway Adelaide, SA Jim Davies (Vic)
Doug Tankard (NSW)
Norm Cook (Vic)
J. Harper
Chook Hodgekiss (NSW)
P. Stanley
1950
(4 laps)
Sydney Sports Ground Sydney, NSW Jack Carruthers (NSW)
Reg Dee (NSW)
Chook Hodgekiss (NSW)
Jeff Burt
Jim Davies (Vic)
Doug Tankard (NSW)
1951 Kilburn Speedway Adelaide, SA Jim Davies (Vic)
Doug Tankard (NSW)
Ron Anderson (SA)
B. Flavel
Eric Hughan (NSW)
Barrie Stauffer (NSW)
1952 Rowley Park Speedway Adelaide, SA Chook Hodgekiss (NSW)
Charlie Kendall
Jim Davies (Vic) 'Clacker' Levy
Charlie Moran
1953-1958 not held
1959 Rowley Park Speedway Adelaide, SA Don Willison
Des Dick
Bruce Kelley
Doug Fleet
Stan Smith
Laurie Noye
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1960 Rowley Park Speedway Adelaide, SA Bruce Kelley
Doug Fleet
Stan Smith
Laurie Noye
Ron Johnson
1961 Brisbane Exhibition Ground Brisbane, Qld Les Medlycott (Vic)
'Tich
Kev Trembath (Qld)
John Carter
Alan Matook (Qld)
Laurie Johnson
1962 Brisbane Exhibition Ground Brisbane, Qld Bill Bingham (NSW)
Bob Levy (NSW)
Charlie McConnell (SA)
Don Ballis (Qld)
No Third Place
1963 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Ron Johnson (Qld)
Les Bertwhistle
Don Willison (SA)
Bob Sierp
Sandy McCrae (Qld)
Don Carmody
1964 Rowley Park Speedway Adelaide, SA Bruce Kelley (SA)
Barry Dienhoff (SA)
Charlie McConnell (SA)
Ray Holt (SA)
Stan Smith (SA)
Len Johnston (SA)
1965 not held
1966 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Bob Levy (NSW)
Col Lewis (NSW)
Doug Tyerman (NSW)
Dick Kelly
Harry Denton (SA)
Bob Sierp
1967 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Doug Robson (NSW)
Rob Lewis (NSW)
Harry Denton (SA)
Bob Sierp
Bob Levy (NSW)
Col Lewis (NSW)
1968 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Len Bowes (SA)
Wayne Reuter (SA)
Doug Robson (NSW)
Rob Lewis (NSW)
Bob Levy (NSW)
Col Lewis (NSW)
1969 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Graham Young (NSW)
Ray Murray (NSW)
Doug Robson (NSW)
Jack Robson (NSW)
David Adams (NSW)
David Parker (SA)
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1970 not held
1971 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Garry Innis (NSW)
Russell Meyer
Graham Young (NSW)
Ray Murray (NSW)
Doug Robson (NSW)
Rob Lewis (NSW)
1972 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Geoff Grocott (NSW)
Warren Sullivan (NSW)
Garry Innis (NSW)
Kerry Pont (NSW)
Neil Munro (SA)
Rod Lang (SA)
1973 Rowley Park Speedway Adelaide, SA Neil Munro (SA)
Rod Lang (SA)
Bill Mitchell (SA)
David Weaver (SA)
Dennis Nash (WA)
Ray Barber (WA)
1974 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Doug Robson (NSW)
Ray Rose (NSW)
Garry Innis (NSW)
John Lloyd (NSW)
Steve Rychvalsky (NSW)
Ian Cochrane (NSW)
1975 Northern Park Melbourne, Vic Doug Robson (NSW)
Greg Griffiths (NSW)
Terry Rooney (Vic)
Ian Treloar (Vic)
Neil Munro (SA)
Chris Flaherty (SA)
1976 Jerilderie Park Speedway Newcastle, NSW Dennis Nash (WA)
Russell Hearn (WA)
Terry Rooney (Vic)
Ian Treloar (Vic)
Graeme Harris (WA)
Andy Bowman (WA)
1977 Claremont Speedway Perth, WA Ken I'Anson (SA)
Rod Lang (SA)
Dennis Nash (WA)
Russell Hearn (Vic)
Kym McConnell (SA)
David Parker (SA)
1978 Rowley Park Speedway Adelaide, SA Keith Sewell (Qld)
Paddy Kuhnert (Qld)
Ken Walker (Vic)
Jamie Walker (Vic)
Dean Taylor (SA)
Peter Menz (SA)
1979 Sydney Showground Speedway Sydney, NSW Keith Sewell (Qld)
Neil Gould (Qld)
Doug Tyerman (NSW)
Ray Murray (NSW)
Warren Sullivan (NSW)
Bill Dudenhoeffer (NSW)
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1980 Avalon Raceway Lara, Vic Ken Walker (Vic)
Jamie Walker (Vic)
Dennis Nash (WA)
Denis Mortimer (WA)
David Adams (NSW)
David Parker (SA)
1981 Claremont Speedway Perth, WA Dennis Nash (WA)
Denis Mortimer (WA)
Keith Sewell (Qld)
Neil Gould (Qld)
Brian Shultz (SA)
Geoff Graetz (SA)
1982 Speedway Park Virginia, SA Clarry Jones (Vic)
Peter Marriage (Vic)
Brian Shultz (SA)
Geoff Graetz (SA)
Peter Menz (SA)
Brenton Langlois (SA)
1983 Northline Speedway Darwin, NT Dennis Nash (WA)
Denis Mortimer (WA)
Paul Penhaligon (Qld)
Kim French (Qld)
Rod Lang (SA)
Shane Wade (SA)
1984 Liverpool City Raceway Sydney, NSW Phil McCurtayne (NSW)
Dennis Potts (NSW)
Paul Pinfold (United Kingdom)
Alan Artus (United Kingdom)
Clarry Jones (Vic)
Les Gates (Vic)
1985 Arunga Park Speedway Alice Springs, NT Phil McCurtayne (NSW)
Dennis Potts (NSW)
Brian Radford (SA)
Colin Olds (SA)
Gary Joyce (WA)
Warren Joyce (WA)
1986 Carina Speedway Cairns, Qld Phil McCurtayne (NSW)
Stuart Kirk (NSW)
Shane Souter (Vic)
Mick Pratt (Vic)
Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Tom Cleave (Vic)
1987 Archerfield Speedway Brisbane, Qld Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Martien Hurkmans (SA)
Rick Schonfeldt (SA)
Phil McCurtayne (NSW)
Stuart Kirk (NSW)
1988 Claremont Speedway Perth, WA Dennis Nash (WA)
Jeff Gittus (WA)
Ed Blakeney (WA)
Beth Litterick (WA)
Mark Rothe (WA)
Mick Forward (WA)
1989 Olympic Park Speedway Mildura, Vic Dennis Nash (WA)
Jeff Gittus (WA)
Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Ian Smith (Vic)
Craig Fordham (Vic)
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
1990 Riverview Speedway Murray Bridge, SA Shane Souter (Vic)
Robert Renwood (Vic)
Steve Hawtin (Qld)
Glenn Golding (Qld)
Russell Mitchell (WA)
Chris Page (WA)
1991 Newcastle Motordrome Newcastle, NSW Gary Moon (Qld)
Paul Norton (Qld)
Ian Smith (Vic)
Craig Fordham (Vic)
Russell Mitchell (WA)
Chris Page (WA)
1992 Brisbane Exhibition Ground Brisbane, Qld Russell Mitchell (WA)
Chris Page (WA)
Ian Smith (Vic)
Craig Fordham (Vic)
Merv Harris (Qld)
Gordon Cox (Qld)
1993 Northline Speedway Darwin, NT Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Allan Griffiths (NSW)
Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Phil Rowen (Qld)
Jim Duncan (Qld)
1994 Broken Hill Speedway Broken Hill, NSW Mark Drew (WA)
Tina Karan (WA)
Bernie Koppe (Qld)
Bill Gilbert (Qld)
Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Allan Griffiths (NSW)
1995 Newcastle Motordrome Newcastle, NSW Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Zac Hogan (NSW)
Russell Mitchell (WA)
Kirk Knapman (WA)
Mark Drew (WA)
Tina Karan (WA)
1996 Olympic Park Speedway Mildura, Vic Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Gary Moon (Qld)
Paul Norton (Qld)
Col Winzar (Vic)
Bill Beanham (Vic)
1997 Riverview Speedway Murray Bridge, SA Glen Hough (Vic)
Rob Armstrong (Vic)
Vic Martin (Qld)
Bob Hill (Qld)
Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
1998 Claremont Speedway Perth, WA Russell Mitchell (WA)
Brett Evill (WA)
Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
Mark Drew (WA)
Chris Page (WA)
1998 Claremont Speedway Perth, WA Vic Martin (Qld)
Bob Hill (Qld)
Brad Willis (WA)
Mick Sita (WA)
Darren Nash (WA)
Kirk Knapman (WA)
1999 Townsville Speedway Townsville, Queensland, Qld Mark Drew (WA)
Stephen Blair (WA)
Vic Martin (Qld)
Bob Hill (Qld)
Darren Nash (WA)
Peter Teale (WA)
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2000 Riverview Speedway Murray Bridge, SA Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Mark Drew (NT)
Stephen Blair (NT)
2001 Olympic Park Speedway Mildura, Vic Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
Gary Moon (Qld)
Chris Hughes (Qld)
Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Kevin Waters (Vic)
2002 Riverview Speedway Murray Bridge, SA Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
2003 Olympic Park Speedway Mildura, Vic Andrew Cleave (Vic)
Dave Power (Vic)
Jayden Mayes (Vic)
Jaeben Underhill
Wayne Monson (Vic)
Scott Cameron
2004 Bibra Lake Speedway Perth, WA Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
Mark Drew (NT)
Stephen Blair (NT)
Scott Christopher (Qld)
Trent Koppe (Qld)
2005 Riverview Speedway Murray Bridge, SA Scott Christopher (Qld)
Trent Koppe (Qld)
David Bottrell (SA)
Peter Teale (WA)
Gary Moon (Qld)
Nathan O'Brien (WA)
2006 Gosford Speedway Gosford, NSW Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
Stuart Firth (Qld)
Duane Dennis (Qld)
Scott Christopher (Qld)
Trent Koppe (Qld)
2007 Pioneer Park Speedway Ayr, Qld Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
Gary Moon (Qld)
Duane Dennis (Qld)
Scott Christopher (Qld)
Trent Koppe (Qld)
2008 Gillman Speedway Adelaide, SA Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
Mick Headland (SA)
Paul Waters (SA)
Grant Bond (NSW)
Glen Cox (NSW)
2009 Olympic Park Speedway Mildura, Vic Mark Mitchell (SA)
Tom Golding (SA)
Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
Rick Howse (NSW)
Adam Commons (NSW)
Year Venue City/State Winners Runner-up 3rd place
2010 Newcastle Showgrounds Newcastle, NSW Jason Aldridge (Qld)
Cal Campbell (Qld)
Rick Howse (NSW)
Adam Commons (NSW)
Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
2011 Gillman Speedway Adelaide, SA Glenn O'Brien (WA)
Aaron Maynard (WA)
Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Justin Plaisted (SA)
Mark Plaisted (SA)
Jamie Banks (SA)
2012 Loxford Park Speedway Kurri Kurri, NSW Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Simon Cohrs (Vic)
Grant Bond (NSW)
Glen Cox (NSW)
Scott Christopher (Qld)
Tyler Moon (Qld)
2013 Gillman Speedway Adelaide, SA Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Simon Cohrs (Vic)
Mick Headland (SA)
Paul Waters (SA)
Mark Plaisted (SA)
Sam Gilbert (SA)
2014 Loxford Park Speedway Kurri Kurri, NSW Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Blake Cox (NSW)
Dave Bottrell (Qld)
Ben Pitt (Qld)
Grant Bond (NSW)
Glen Cox (NSW)
2015 Arunga Park Speedway Alice Springs, NT Justin Plaisted (SA)
Sam Harrison (SA)
Warren Monson (Vic)
Matt Morgan (SA)
Mick Headland (SA)
Jesse Headland (SA)
2016 Olympic Park Speedway Mildura, Vic Darrin Treloar (NSW)
Blake Cox (NSW)
Trent Headland (SA)
Darryl Whetstone (United Kingdom)
Shane Hudson (NSW)
Eli Wright (NSW)
2017 Gillman Speedway Adelaide, SA Trent Headland (SA)
Darryl Whetstone (United Kingdom)
Andrew Buchanan (New Zealand)
Denny Cox (NSW)
Warren Monson (Vic)
Andrew Summerhayes (Vic)

Prior to 1961, multiple titles were held in the same year at different tracks over 2, 3 or 4 laps
1950 (4 lap), 1979, 1984 & 1992 - Ride-off to decide winner after tied on points

1998 Results altered at MA tribunal hearing 28 September 1998

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