NATIONAL CHAMPIONS: p.NC2 AUSTRALASIA
- "Champion of Champions"
- Australian State Champions
- U21 & Youth Champions
- N.Z. North & South Island Champs
- Australasian Champions
- Long Track Champions, Au.+ NZ
This multiplicity of champions led in 1950 to the ASCB initiating an annual competition for those holders to race for the ultimate accolade of Australian “Champion of Champions.” Aub Lawson, (below table,) made this title his own !
Ray Duckett Reg West, 1930 2-mile Aust. Champ Vic Duggan
1929 3-lap Aust. Champ & GH holder (Adelaide) 1948 2-lap Aust. Champ (Sydney Show-), & 3-lap (Sydney Sports-)
& GH holder (Melbourne)
Aub Lawson, Champ of Champs, 1950, '52, '53, '54.
Sydney 1927 Brisbane 1948 Melbourne 1960 Adelaide 1992
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Australian STATE Championship Winners
- New South Wales
- South Australia
- Western Australia
- Northern Territory
- ACT (Canberra)
Jack Scott, 2x SA, & 2x Vict. Champ, Aust.Champ 1967,
Leigh Adams, 6x Vict Champ, 10x Aust.Champ.
Northern Territory State Chmpshp, Darwin 1984 Western Aust. State Chmpshp 2003
A full list of all NZ national champions is given on the preceding page of 'major speedway nations', included in which is Jack Hunt, (seen left,) the first post-war NZ champion, with successes in both 1945 and '48.
Below are listed the winners of the two islands' championships. On South Island Larry Ross dominated the event in the '70s/'80s with 12 wins, and in the North, where a wider range of venues has been used, Mich Shirra has the most wins with 5. Both have been multiple New Zealand national champions and had a NZ Long Track championship success each.
New Zealand Golden Helmet holders, between 1929 and the present 21st century, are to be found in the GH Supplement , sheet 5.
A speedway title that's been brought out of wraps a few times in the last 50 years, the 'Man of the Millennium', Mr. Mauger featured prominently.
n.b. There is known to have been ambiguity in some of the years, re. the title, Australian or Australasian Championship.
- Australia ( incl'g 5-mile chmpshps )
(For narrative, see 'Long Track' page.)
6x Aussie Long Track champ,
plus NZ LgTrk, NZ LgTrk GP
& Aus. LgTrk GP winner.
Canberra 1995 Tamworth (NSW) 1998 Shepparton (Vic) 1999. NZ Lg.Trk GP Ch'ch 1996