The Mildura Motorcycle Club hosted the 2018 Victorian Solo Speedway Championship at Olympic Park on Saturday night with Mildura riders taking out three of the top four podium places.
Hot from their recent return from racing overseas, young guns Jaimon Lidsey and Jordan Stewart finished one and two in what was an exciting night of racing. Queensland rider, Ryan Douglas finished the night third with well known local rider Justin Sedgmen taking fourth place.
Lidsey finished the five rounds of racing with the maximum of 15 points after blitzing each round. Lidsey was not troubled in any heat with the experience and confidence gained overseas giving the young Red Cliffs rider another trophy win.
Current Australian Under 21 Champion, Jaimon Lidsey
Jordan Stewart finished on 14 points, dropping only one point to Lidsey in their clash. Stewart rode well at tonight's meeting with his experience riding with Redcar in England’s west definitely polishing the young riders racing prowess.
The lone Queenslander in the field, Douglas went through to the A final on 13 points after losing to both Lidsey and Stewart in the heats.
Justin Sedgmen took fourth spot in the A final after winning the B Final against Ben Cook, Robert Medson and Matthew Gilmore.
The Solo racing produced some very quick times with a number of heats coming in under 58 seconds for the four laps.
Classic Sidecars and Junior racing classes were also held with riders providing some entertaining hard fought battles throughout the night.
Champion of local sport, Cr Max Thorburn was honoured at the meeting with Mildura Motorcycle Club Publicist Brendan Gledhill leading the crowd into a minutes silence after reading a tribute to the well known sports broadcaster. All riders preformed a lap of honour as a tribute to Max who was previously acknowledged for his fifty year involvement in sport by the Club in 2016.