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Australian Motocross Championship List 250cc Class

1981 Australian Motocross Championships Tasmania - 250cc Stephen Gall

New South Wales rider Stephen Gall won four successive 250cc Australian Championships between 1980-83. (Photo: By Ivan Fisher – Gall on his way to back-to-back 250cc National titles at Symmons Plains in Tasmania on  23 August 1981)

The most successful 250cc racers in the history of the Australian Motocross Championships

1953 to 2000

Back in 2011, Dirt Bike Action magazine ran a feature story titled Home-grown heroes. 

It took a look at the history of Australian Motocross and published a list of the most successful racers in the history of the Australian Championships.

The system
The following points system was used to generate the Top 10 list.  

The top three overall results in each class for each year of each championship were counted – allocating:

  • three points for the win
  • two for second and
  • one for third.

Thanks to your support, we now have a complete list of all Australian Motocross Champions and have updated the Most Successful Racer’s List from the very first Australian Championship in 1953 up to today

Disclaimer

Although all winners in the 250cc class are now known and published, there are still some holes in the minor results for this class.   

So these results are based on the information we have to date.  

If you can fill in any gaps in the placings, email AMXHistory@Outlook.com now and we’ll adjust the scores. 

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The most successful 250cc racers

Four time Australian 250cc Stephen Gall

Stephen Gall  pipped  Craig Dack  by one point to be Australia’s most successful 250cc racer

In 1976 Stephen Gall was signed up to the Grace Bros MX team

1st
Stephen Gall (NSW)
15 points

2nd
Craig Dack (NSW)
14 points

3rd
Kim Ashkenazi (NSW)
11 points

4th
Lee Hogan (VIC)
9 points

Equal 5th
Glen Bell (NSW)
Craig Anderson (VIC)
8 points

Equal 7th
Jeff Leisk (WA)
Gary Flood (VIC)
Andrew McFarlane (QLD)
David Basham (SA)
7 points

Equal 11th
George Bailey (VIC)
Gordon Renfree (WA)
Graham Burford (SA)
Pelle Granquist (Sweden)
6 points

Equal 15th
Blair Harley (NSW)
Gary Adams (VIC)
John Burrows (VIC)
Matt Daley (NSW)
Trevor Flood (VIC)
Vaughan Style (NSW)
5 points

Craig Dack dominated the 250cc class in the late eighties

New South Wales rider Craig Dack dominated the 250cc class in the late eighties, winning three championships

Lee Hogan 1994 Australian Motocross Champion

1994 Australian Motocross Champion Lee Hogan (Vic) finished fourth overall in the 250cc class

1974 Trevor Flood Australian Championships Manjimup

Trevor Flood  won the 1972 Championship on a Bultaco at Wallan, Victoria and finished equal 15th overall 

Riders to win the most 250cc Championships

Stephen Gall (NSW) 4
Craig Dack (NSW) 3
Kim Ashkenazi (NSW) 3

Riders to win successive 250cc Championships

George Bailey (1956-57)
Graham Burford (1965-66)
Pelle Granquist (1978-79)

Stephen Gall (1980-81-82-83)
Craig Dack (1990-91)
Kim Ashkenazi (1994-95)
Craig Anderson (1997-98)
Andrew McFarlane (1999-2000)

AMXH All time greats No 11 - George Bailey

Victorian rider George Bailey  won successive 250cc Championships in 1956 and 57 on a  “Bailey Special”, which he built from Matchless parts

1979 Australian Championships Wanneroo - Pelle Grandquist in action Sweden

Swedish rider Pelle Granquist won  back-to-back 250cc Championships  on a Husqvarna in 1978 and 1979

Toowoomba QLD, Jeff Leisk - Photo John Kittle

Jeff Leisk won the 1984 Australian 250cc, then won it again in 1988 – returning home briefly before his assault on the World Championship

1992 125cc Australian 125cc Champion Kim Ashkenazi represented Australia at the Motocross des Nations

Kim Ashkenazi (NSW)  pictured here at the 1992 Motocross of Nations won three Australian 250cc series – in 1992, 1994 and 1995

Craig Anderson Australian Motocross Champion

Victorian rider Craig Anderson won back-to-back Australian 250cc Championships in 1997 and 1998, winning K.T.M’.s first title

Andrew McFarlane - Racing and headshot

The late Andrew McFarlane (QLD) won successive Australian 250cc Championships  in 1999 and 2000

Australian
250cc
Motocross Champions

1975 Gaston Rahier - 3 times Australian Motocross Champion

Reigning World 125cc Champion Gaston Rahier  from Belgium won the 1975 Australian 125cc Championship in Tasmania, as well as the 250cc and Unlimited classes

1953  Ken Rumble (VIC)
1954  Ray Wall (SA)
1955  John Rock (WA)
1956  George Bailey (VIC)
1957  George Bailey (VIC)
1958  Alan Atkins (TAS)
1959  Alan Nicol (WA)
1960  Gordon Renfree (WA)
1961  Charlie West (WA)
1962  Gordon Renfree (WA)
1963  Bob O’Leary (WA)
1964  Ian Gaff (VIC)
1965  Graham Burford (SA)
1966  Graham Burford (SA)
1967  Matt Daley (NSW)
1968  Rob Voumard (SA)
1969  Gary Flood (VIC)

1970  Gary Adams (VIC)
1971  David Basham (SA)
1972  Trevor Flood (VIC)
1973  Per Klitland (Denmark)
1974  Gary Flood (VIC)
1975  Gaston Rahier (Belgium)
1976  Michael Landman (VIC)
1977  Anthony Gunter (NSW)
1978  Pelle Granquist (Sweden)
1979  Pelle Granquist (Sweden)
1980  Stephen Gall (NSW)
1981  Stephen Gall (NSW)
1982  Stephen Gall (NSW)
1983  Stephen Gall (NSW)
1984  Jeff Leisk (WA)
1985  Jimmy Ellis (USA)
1986  Vaughan Style (NSW)

1987  Craig Dack (NSW)
1988  Jeff Leisk (WA)
1989  Eddie Warren (USA)
1990  Craig Dack (NSW)
1991  Craig Dack (NSW)
1992  Kim Ashkenazi (NSW)
1993  Lee Hogan (VIC)
1994  Kim Ashkenazi (Suzuki)
1995  Kim Ashkenazi (Suzuki)
1996  Peter Melton (QLD)
1997  Craig Anderson (VIC)
1998  Craig Anderson (VIC)
1999  Andrew McFarlane (QLD)
2000  Andrew McFarlane (QLD)

Videos
Australian 250cc
Championships

1978 – 250cc Australian Championship Broadford, Victoria

1981 -250cc Australian Championship  Symmons Plains, Tasmania

1982 -125cc Australian Championship  Echo Valley, Toowoomba, Queensland

1985 Australian Championships TV special Noble Falls, WA

250cc Homegrown Heroes stories

The most successful 250cc racers
(by State)

Vale Motocross Champion Peter Melton Queensland

The late Peter Melton (pictured) was Queensland’s highest point scorer in the 250cc class

NSW
1. Stephen Gall, 15 points
2. Craig Dack, 14
3. Kim Ashkenazi, 11

 

VIC
1. Lee Hogan, 9
2. Craig Anderson, 8
3. Gary Flood, 7

 

WA
1. Jeff Leisk, 7
2. Gordon Renfree, 6
3. Glen Britza, 4

SA
1. David Basham, 7
2. Graham Burford, 6
3. Rob Voumard, 4

QLD
1. Andrew McFarlane, 7
2. Peter Melton, 3
3. David Armstrong, 2
     Lyndon Heffernan, 2

TAS
1. Alan Atkins, 3
2. Alan Lee, 2
3. Ray Turner, 1
    C. Richardson, 1
    

 

More Australian Championship results and photos

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Number of 250cc Championship wins by manufacturer

1975 Gaston Rahier in Australia

1.  Yamaha, 10 wins
2.  Suzuki and Honda, 5
4.   B.S.A. and Bultaco, 4
6.   C.Z, Husqvarna and 
Kawasaki, 3
8.   K.T.M. and Maico, 2
10. 
Velocette, Francis Barnett, Puch, Cotton and Greeves, 1

Reigning World 125cc Champion Gaston Rahier won Suzuki’s first 250cc Championship when he toured Australia in 1975.

250cc Australian Championship Timeline

1953

Victorian Rider Ken Rumble etches his name in history winning the first 250cc Championship at the inaugural Australian Motocross Championships at Korweinguboora in Daylesford, Victoria, on a B.S.A. machine.

1957

George Bailey (Victoria) becomes the first rider to win successive Australian 250cc Championships at the Height Park, Amberley circuit in Queensland on a “Bailey Special” which he  built from Matchless parts.

1959

Alan Nicol (WA) wins Maico’s first championship in the 250cc class at Royal Park, Adelaide.

1962

B.S.A.’s last 250cc Championship win at the Rope Works circuit (WA) with local rider Gordon Renfree winning this class.

1966

South Australian rider Graham Burford wins successive 250cc Australian Championships on a C.Z. machine at the Christmas Hills circuit, Yarra Glen in Victoria.

1967

Husqvarna’s first championship win with Matt Daley on a 250cc machine at Mt. Kembla, Woolongong in New South Wales.

1968

Yamaha’s first championship win with Rob Voumard (SA) on a 250cc machine at Collie in Western Australia.

1969

Gary Flood win’s his first championship at the St. Leonards Circuit in Devonport (Tasmania) riding Bultacos to become the first rider to win all classes on the day – 125cc, 250cc and 500cc.

1975

Suzuki’s first championship win with Gaston Rahier on a 250cc.  The reigning World Champion also won the 125 and 500cc classes that year.

1979

Swedish rider Pelle Granquist creates history becomes the first rider to win back-to-back Australian 250/500 titles at Wanneroo (WA), winning also in 1978 at Broadford (VIC).

1980

Stephen Gall wins his first Australian Championship at Dargle (NSW), winning the 250cc and Unlimited classes.

1983

Stephen Gall creates history at Acusa Park (SA)  winning four straight Australian Championships in the 250cc class.

1984

Honda’s first Australian 250cc championship with Jeff Leisk at Broadford in Victoria.

1987

Craig Dack wins his first Australian 250cc Championship at Smithton in Tasmania, also winning the 500cc class.

1988

Jeff Leisk returns from Europe to win all three classes at Mackay in Queensland – 125cc, 250cc and 500cc.

1990

The first time the Australian Championships were contested at separate events – 500cc at Kalgoorlie and 125/250cc classes at Noble Falls (WA) the following week.

1992

A multi-round championship across several states is introduced with Kim Ashkenazi doing it in style winning all three classes. 

1997

K.T.M. and Craig Anderson both win their first championships in the 250cc class.

2000

Andrew MacFarlane wins successive 250cc Australian Championships, the final year that the 250cc class is held.

2010

Two-time Australian 250cc Champion Andrew McFarlane loses his life after crashing during a round of the MX Nationals at Broadford in Victoria.

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