Jason Lyons

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Jason Lyons
Personal information
Nationality Australia Australia
Date of birth (1970-06-15) 15 June 1970 (age 45)
Place of birth    Mildura, Victoria
Current club information
Career history
Great Britain
Glasgow Tigers
Belle Vue Aces
Peterborough Panthers
Poole Pirates
Newcastle Diamonds
Mildenhall Fen Tigers
Birmingham Brummies
Redcar Bears
Poland
Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
Unia Leszno
Polonia Bydgoszcz
Włókniarz Częstochowa
Polonia Piła
Sweden
Örnarna
Vargarna

1990-1991
1992-2003, 2005
2002
2004
2004
2006
2007-2010
2011-

1996
1999-2000
2001
2002
2003

1998-2000
2001-2005
Individual honours
Jack Young Memorial Cup winner
Peter Craven Memorial winner
Victorian State Champion
Overseas Champion
South Australian Champion
1993
1996
1997, 1998, 1999
1998, 2001
1999
Team honours
World Team Cup winner
World Cup winner
Australian Pairs Champion
Australian Under-16 Pairs Champion
British League
Elite League Champion
Elite League KO Cup winner
1999
2002
1992
1986
1993
2004
2005

Jason Rodney Lyons (born 15 June 1970 in Mildura, Victoria)[1] is an Australian international motorcycle speedway rider. Jason is the son of former rider Rod Lyons. The younger Lyons was the winner of the Australian Pairs Championship in 1992 as well as Victorian State Champion in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and he won the South Australian Championship in 1999.

Jason Lyons has finished runner up five times in the Australian Championship, his best finish in his national championship. He also finished third in the 1991 Australian Under-21 Championship. In his junior speedway career, Lyons finished second behind good friend and fellow Mildura native Leigh Adams in the 1986 Australian Under-16 Championship. Ironically, his first three senior Australian Championship second places were also to Adams.

Career history[edit]

Lyons started his UK career with the Glasgow Tigers in the National League alongside fellow Aussie Shane Bowes from Adelaide. He joined the Belle Vue Aces in 1992 where he stayed for twelve consecutive seasons and where he gained the nickname 'Mr. Belle Vue'.[2] Lyons was a member of the Australian team that won the World Team Cup in 1999 and the team that won the World Cup in 2002. The 2002 Final was run on the East of England Showground, the home track of his then Premier League club the Peterborough Panthers.

In his only appearance in the World Under-21 Championship final in 1991 at the Brandon stadium in Coventry, England, Lyons finished a fine third behind Danes Brian Andersen (winner) and Morten Andersen (second).

In 1993, Lyons won the Jack Young Memorial Cup at the North Arm Speedway in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1996 he won the Peter Craven Memorial at Belle Vue in Manchester. Both trophies are held in honour of former Speedway World Champions, with Lyons being the first Australian to win both Memorials.

In 2003 Lyons qualified for his only full season in the Speedway Grand Prix series, although he had ridden twice previously, finishing fourth in the Grand Prix of Great Britain in 2000.

In 2007 he signed for the newly reformed Birmingham Brummies as captain and stayed with the Brummies until the end of 2010. Jason signed for the Redcar Bears alongside 1992 World Champion Gary Havelock.

World Final Appearances[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

World Cup[edit]

Individual Under-21 World Championship[edit]

Speedway Grand Prix results[edit]

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
2000 22nd 16 4th
2002 32nd 3 19th
2003 20th 29 9th

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0
  2. ^ Bamford, R.(2007). Speedway Yearbook 2007. ISBN 978-0-7524-4250-1