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Australian Motocross Championship List Junior Sidecars

Australian Motocross Championship List Junior Sidecars

Australian Motocross Championship List Junior Sidecar Class

1985 Australian Championships Sidecars - Alison Kerr-Little - Pic 01

South Australians Darren Williams-Mark Kendle thrilled the crowd at the 1985  Australian Titles at Noble Falls in Western  Australia jumping the double jumps on a sidecar.  The pair finished third in the Juniors and won the Unlimited class.

The most successful Junior Sidecar teams in the history of the Australian Motocross Championships

1953 to 1990

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 20 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 the Australian Motocross and Junior Sidecar Champions and have updated the Most Successful Racer’s List from the very first Australian Championship in 1953 up to today.

This page features the results for the Junior Sidecars class which was held between 1953 to 1990.  This class was last held at the Monza Park Circuit, Ballarat in 1990.

The term “Junior” is misleading as it is refers to engine size, not age of the competitors.  In the early days machines up to 750cc were allowed with the Unlimited class up to 1300cc, then over the years the Junior limit came down to 650cc, then 500cc. 

Throughout the mid eighties competitors were using lightweight frames and 500cc motocross engines, where beforehand street engines were used in either the British WASP or Dutch EML frames.

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The most successful Junior Sidecar riders

1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - Barry Buckley and David Ahola

Australian Motocross Sidecar legend  Barry Buckley was the most successful Junior Sidecar  racer  in the history of this class, winning six championships

1st
Barry Buckley (SA)
Passengers – Randy Harris, Chris Harris, Russell Elmi, David Ahola

25 points

2nd
Murray Williams (SA)
Passengers – Herb Castle, Wayne Kearvell

16 points

Equal 3rd
Bernard Mueller (VIC)
Passenger – Robert Duke

George Murphy (VIC)
9 points

5th
Brian Stewart (VIC)
Passenger – Kim Demarte
8 points

Equal 6th
Darryl Bergmeier (VIC)
Passenger – Ian Awty

Ken Adams (VIC)
Passenger – Dennis Cook

Kevin Taylor (SA)
Passenger – Peter Menz

Stephen Smith (VIC)
Passengers – Clarrie Jones, Jim Colligan, Terry Smith
7 points

Equal 10th
Alf Goodwin (SA)
Passenger – Wayne Kearvell

Jim Mioni (VIC)
Passenger – R. Freene

Lionel Bauers (VIC)
Passenger – Ray Wilson

Darren Williams (SA)
Passenger – Mark Kendall
6 points

Equal 14th

Stan Smith (WA)
Passengers – Murray Newton, Barry Kennington

John Robinson (SA)
Passenger – Simon Chapman
5 points 

Equal 16th
Cliff Cook (WA)
Passengers – John Steyntjes, Jeff Holmes

Robert McDonough (VIC)
Passenger – B Stent

Darren Robertson (VIC)
Passenger – Darryl Elliott
4 points

Equal 19th
A.Hill (QLD)
Passenger – A. McNaught

Bill Butler (SA)

Clive Smith (VIC)

Lloyd Chapman (WA) Passenger – Charlie Thomas

Rex Wilson (SA)
Passenger – Ian Baldock

Russell Bergmeier (VIC)
Passenger – Lester Trewin

Trevor Anthony (VIC)
Passenger – Mark Weir

The most successful Junior Sidecar passengers

Wayne Kearvell Australian Sidecar Champion - Passenger - Portrait

The nost successful Australian Junior Motocross Sidecar passenger Wayne Kearvell, who rode for two sidecar legends – Alf Goodwin and Murray Williams.

1st
Wayne Kearvell (SA)
Riders: Alf Goodwin, Murray Williams
11 points

Equal 2nd
Russell Elmi (SA)
Rider – Barry Buckley

Simon Chapman (SA)
Riders – John Robinson, David Wells
10 points

Equal 4th
Herb Castle (SA)
Rider – Murray Williams

Robert Duke (VIC)
Rider – Bernard  Mueller

Dennis Cook (VIC)
Rider – Ken Adams

Kim Demarte (VIC)
Rider – Brian Stewart
9 points

Equal 8th
Peter Menz (SA)
Rider – Kevin Taylor

Ian Awty (VIC)
Rider – Darryl Bergmeier
7 points

Equal 10th
Mark Kendle (SA)
Rider – Darren Williams

R.Freene (VIC)
Rider – Jim Mioni

David Ahola (SA)
Rider – Barry Buckley
6 points

Australian Junior Sidecar Champions Bernard Mueller and Robert Duke

Bernard Mueller-Robert Duke (VIC) won two Australian Junior Sidecar Championships (1984 and 1988) and were equal third overall in the points for this class

1985 Australian Motocross Championships - 500cc sidecars presentation

Australian sidecar Legends at the 1985 Championships at Noble Falls – Winners Brian Stewart-Kim Demarte, 2nd David Wells-Simon Chapman and 3rd Darren Williams-Mark Kendle

1985 Australian Championships Sidecars - Brian Stewart -Kim Demarte chasing Barry Buckley-David Ahola

Junior Sidecar Championship winners in 1985 Brian Stewart-Kim Demarte get ready to overtake Barry Buckley-David Ahola at the Noble Falls circuit in WA

Australian sidecar champions Stan Smith and Barry Kennington

Western Australian team Stan Smith-Barry Kennington won both the Australian Junior & Senior Sidecar  Championships in 1965 on an Arial

Ken Adams dices with traditional rival Murray Williams in the Junior Sidecars at the 1967 Australian Championships at Christmas Hills

Ken Adams dices with traditional rival Murray Williams in the Junior Sidecars at the 1967 Australian Championships at Christmas Hills

South Australian sidecar ace Murray Williams with passenger Herb Castle winning their second Australian Championship in 1967 at Mt Kembla NSW

South Australians Murray Williams – Herb Castle won their first Junior Sidecar Championship in 1966 at Christmas Hills in Victoria

1979 Australian Motocross Championships Wanneroo - Barry Buckley and Russell Elmi SA lead in the 1000cc class

Barry Buckley -Russell Elmi win the start at the 1979 Australian Championships at Wanneroo (WA), where he finished third (By Peter Kitchingman)  

1983 Australian Junior Sidecar Champions Russell Bergmeier and Lester Trewin

Victorians Russell Bergmeier – Lester Trewin power out of a berm at the 1980 Australian Championships in Dargle, NSW.

1982 Runner-up 500cc Australian Sidecar Champions Geoff Udy - Vaughn Fletcher

1982 Runner-up 500cc Australian Sidecar Champions Geoff Udy – Vaughn Fletcher (QLD).  The Enduro Champion built this outfit for the event

1987 Runner-up Australian Junior Sidecar Champions Cliff Cook and John Steyntjes

1987 Runner-up Australian Junior Sidecar Champions Cliff Cook-John Steyntjes won the first leg at Smithton in Tasmania on a Honda VMC

Riders to win the most Junior Sidecar Championships

Australian Sidecar Legends Murray Williams-Wayne Keavell and Barry Buckley-Harris celebrate with their mechanics

Australian Sidecar Legends celebrate with their mechanics.  [Left to right] Wayne Kearvell, Barry Buckley, Randy Harris and Murray Williams

RIDERS

Barry Buckley (SA) 5
Passengers –   Randy Harris, Chris Harris, Russell Elmi, David Ahola

Murray Williams (SA) 4
Passengers – Herb Castle, Wayne Kearvell

Jim Mioni  (VIC) 2
Passenger – R. Freene

Alf Goodwin  (SA) 2
Passenger Wayne Kearvell

Bernard Mueller  (VIC) 2
Passenger – Robert Duke

Kevin Taylor  (SA) 2
Passenger – Peter Menz

Brian Stewart (VIC) 2
Passenger Kim Demarte

George Murphy  (VIC) 2

PASSENGERS

Wayne Kearvell (SA) 3
Riders – Alf Goodwin, Murray Williams

Russell Elmi (SA) 3
Rider – Barry Buckley SA

Herb Castle (SA) 3
Rider – Murray Williams

Robert Duke (VIC) 2
Rider – Bernard Mueller

Kim Demarte (VIC) 2
Rider – Brian Stewart

Peter Menz (SA) 2
Rider – Kevin Taylor

R.Freene (VIC) 2
Rider – Jim Mioni

 

Riders to win successive Junior Sidecar Championships

George Murphy  (1959-60)
Jim Mioni  (1963-64)
Murray Williams (1966-67-68)
Alf Goodwin (1970-71)
Barry Buckley (1977-78, 80-81-82)

Murray Williams and Herb (Trevor) Castle not holding back in the late 1960s

South Australian sidecar ace Murray Williams won four Junior Sidecar Championships (three with Herb Castle , pictured) and three in a row between 1966-68

Australian
Junior Sidecar
Champions

1971 Australian Championships - Junior Sidecar start - Goodwin leads Buckley

South Australians Alf Goodwin and Wayne Kearvell  won successive Australian Motocross Junior sidecar titles at Tivoli Park, Ipswich (QLD) in 1970 and Clarendon (SA) in 1971

1953  Rex Wilson – Ian Baldock (SA)
1954  Bill Butler (SA)
1955  Class not held
1956  Class not held
1957  Clive Smith (VIC)
1958  Lionel Bauers – Ray Wilson (VIC)
1959  George Murphy (VIC)
1960  George Murphy (VIC)
1961  Lionel Bauers (VIC)
1962  Lloyd Chapman – Charlie Thomas (WA)
1963  Jim Mioni – R. Freene (VIC)
1964  Jim Mioni – R. Freene (VIC)
1965  Stan Smith – Barry Kennington (WA)
1966  Murray Williams – Herb Castle (SA)
1967  Murray Williams – Herb Castle (SA)
1968  Murray Williams – Herb Castle (SA)
1969  Ken Adams – Dennis Cook (VIC)
1970  Alf Goodwin – Wayne Kearvell (SA)
1971  Alf Goodwin – Wayne Kearvell (SA)

1972  Murray Williams – Wayne Kearvell (SA)
1973  Barry Buckley – Randy Harris (SA)
1974  Darryl Bergmeier – Ian Awty (VIC)
1975  Kevin Taylor – Peter Menz (SA)
1976  Stephen Smith – Jim Colligan (VIC)
1977  Barry Buckley – Chris Harris (SA)
1978  Barry Buckley – Russell Elmi (SA)
1979  Kevin Taylor – Peter Menz (SA)
1980  Barry Buckley – Russell Elmi (SA)
1981  Barry Buckley – Russell Elmi (SA)
1982  Barry Buckley – David Ahola (SA)
1983  Russell Bergmeier – Lester Trewin (VIC)
1984  Bernard Mueller – Robert Duke (VIC)
1985  Brian Stewart – Kim Demarte (VIC)
1986  Darren Williams – Mark Kendle (SA)
1987  Brian Stewart – Kim Demarte (VIC
1988  Bernard Mueller – Robert Duke (VIC)
1989  Darren Robertson – Darryl Elliott (VIC)
1990  Trevor Anthony – Mark Weir (VIC)

Videos
Australian Junior Sidecar
Championships

1970 – Australian  Junior Sidecar Championship Clarendon, South Australia

1981 – Australian  Junior Sidecar Championship Symmons Plains, Tasmania

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

1985 – Australian Motocross Championship  Television special Noble Falls, W.A.

1985 – Australian  Junior Sidecar Championship  Noble Falls, W.A.

Junior Sidecar Homegrown Heroes stories

The most successful Australian Junior Sidecar Champions
(by State)

1978 Barry Buckley and Russell Elmi Double Australian Champions

South Australian sidecar legend Barry Buckley and Russell Elmi pictured here.  Buckley  was  clearly the highest point scorer  in  the Junior Sidecar class with a record six Australian Championships

SA
1. Barry Buckley
     Passengers –   Randy Harris, Chris Harris, Russell Elmi, David Ahola, 25

2. Murray Williams
     Passengers – Herb Castle, Wayne Kearvell, 16

3. Kevin Taylor
     Passenger – Peter Menz, 8

VIC
1. Bernard Mueller
     Passenger – Robert Duke, 9

     George Murphy, 9

3. Brian Stewart
    Passenger – Kim Demarte, 8

 

WA
1. Stan Smith
    Passengers – Murray Newton, Barry Kennington, 5

2. Cliff Cook
    Passengers – John Steyntjes, Jeff Holmes, 4

3. Lloyd Chapman
     Passenger – Charlie Thomas, 3

QLD
1. A.Hill – A. McNaught, 3

2. Geoff Udy – Vaughn Fletcher, 2

3. Vernon Graysen – R. Chippendale, 2

NSW
1. Neil Tough, 2

More Australian Championship results and photos

Click on the links to the right to view

 

1986 Australian Junior Sidecar Champions - Darren Williams-Mark Kendle

1986 Australian Junior Sidecar Champions Darren Williams-Mark Kendle (SA) at Barleigh Ranch, Newcastle (NSW) 

Other Australian Champions (by class)

Click on the photos below to view the Australian Champions list for all classes

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