AUSTRALIA, VICTORIA, MELBOURNE. News from the Speedway Commission has just come in overnight from Kurri Kurri, NSW, announcing the rider draw for the 2017 Under 16’s 125cc & 250cc Championship’s, ensuring exciting new changes from the U16’s 2016 line-up.
The under 16’s 125cc will be held on Thursday 26th January 2017 in Kurri Kurri, with the Championship race to be held on the Saturday 27th and 125cc Teams race (South Australia winning in 2016) on Sunday 29th January as tabulated below;
* Top 8 from qualifier race will move to the Championship race. 9th and 10th finishers in the qualifier race become 1st and 2nd reserves of the Championship race.
News out of the U16’s 250 camp in 2017 see’s not only six new riders on the quarter litre bikes, but the fast paced Keyenan Rew, who contested and won the NSW, SA, VIC, QLD and WA State Championships in 2016 and is now stepping up to the 250cc machine.
Noteworthy, is the only female rider in any Speedway Championship class in 2017, Shani Cole, who will mix it up with the lads in her first time in an Aussie title battle.
The Junior Sidecar Championship will not run in 2017 for various reasons, instead hoping for a triumphant 2018 return.
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