Records tumbled at Kurri Kurri Speedway on Saturday night as Australian sidecar legend got the keys to track after winning his 21st NSW Speedway Senior Sidecar Championship.
Treloar and Blake Cox, who stepped in for Treloar’s regular passenger Jesse Headland who was unavailable through injury, were unbeaten in all five qualifying heats and dominated the final.
The duo dominated the A-final winning from New Zealand rider Andrew Buchanan and Denny Cox who took second place ahead of Grant Bond and Glen Cox with Hayden Bond and Brady Cox finishing fourth.
“The track got better as the night went on and thanks to my crew and Blake we have been able to win the title,” said Treloar, who also has won 10 Australian championships.
“These championship events don’t get any easier and I’m really happy with the win.”
It was a huge night for the Cox family, from Lake Macquarie, with family members filling the top five places in the championship order.
Father Glen and all four sons Blake, Denny, Brady and Liam were selected in the championship and all five competed as passengers for their different riders.
Blake was first, Denny second, Glen third and Brady fourth in the A-final and Liam was second in the B-final, effectively fifth overall with his driver Hamish Goulding
It was a similar situation for the Bond family from Maitland. Father Grant and his sons Hayden and Jackson were all part of the action with Grant and Hayden making the final.
But the records continued to tumble with the running of the Championship A Final. The pair was joined by Andrew
The 2019 NSW Speedway Junior Sidecar Championship was won by the Tamworth combination of Jake Cook and Mitchell Withers.
Fellow Tamworth riders Damon Elms and Brady Tickle were second with Connor Curran(VIC) and Keegan Caldwell (NSW) finishing third.
Mick Farrell Jnr and passenger Adam Bowles were involved in a frightening crash in the opening round of the Championship. Bowles was taken to Newcastle’s John Hunter Hospital as a precautionary measure for furtherobservation.
Kurri Kurri Speedway now goes into recess following a very hectic summer season. The autumn/winter season featuring the 2019 Club Championship begins in April.
Tungate signs with Panthers
Pelaw Main’s Rohan Tungate has been signed as the No.1 rider with Peterborough Panthers for this season after winning promotion to the Speedway GB Premiership
“It’s a good track that suits me a lot and I’m really looking forward to being a Panthers rider,” Tungate said.
“I think the team looks really good and I’m just going to go out and do the best I can or them.
“I felt great in the Australian Championship and this is now a new challenge I can look forward to this year.”