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This section is a library listing Australian and State motocross champions, with links to interesting stories and videos on each.

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Australian and State Motocross Champions

Riders in alphabetic order
Anderson, Craig
2001 Supercross Masters - Craig Anderson (with insert)

New South Wales rider Craig Anderson is one of Australia’s most decorated motocross and supercross racers on home soil, having also ridden successfully internationally. Throughout his 26 year racing career in the 1990s – 2010s era, he won 13 Australian motocross, supercross and junior titles and major races in Europe and the United States. “Ando” represented Australia four times in the Motocross des Nations and was a member of Australia’s World Championship winning team in 2003.

Armstrong, david
Australian Motocross Legend David Armstrong

Queenslander David Armstrong was one of Australia’s Top motocross riders in the 1980s and early 1990s.  He was a ground breaker, in 1992 becoming Australia’s first ‘dual international’ – the first rider to represent this country in both the ISDE and MXdN teams.  He finished on the podium multiple times in the Mr. MX series, Australian Championships and won six Queensland Motocross  titles,  plus the 250cc Victorian State Championship.  

Ashkenazi, Kim
Kin Ashkenazi - Australian Motocross Champion

New South Wales rider Kim Ashkenazi was the standout Australian rider in the 1990-2000s winning seven National Motocross Championships. In 1992 he won all classes – 125, 250 and 500s – aboard a Suzuki, joining Gary Flood and Jeff Leisk who are the only other riders to achieve this feat in the history of the sport.  He won his final National Title in the 125cc series in 2000.

BAILEY, ANDREW
Andrew Bailey QLD No.1 Motocross Champion

Andrew Bailey – originally from Frankston in Victoria and the son of legend George Bailey – was one of Australia’s first full-time professional motocross riders in the early 1980s.  He won two Queensland State Motocross Championships and other state titles across Victoria and New South Wales.  Three times Andrew was the Runner-up Australian Motocross Champion in the 125cc, 500cc and Unlimited classes.

BAILEY, GEORGE
George Bailey - Five times Australian Champion

Victorian George Bailey from Frankston was Australia’s most dominant motocross rider between 1956 and 1958.  He won five Australian Motocross Championships.  During that period he won more than 14 state titles in all classes – across Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Queensland.

Basham, Dave
South Australian Motocross Champion Dave Basham

South Australian rider Dave Basham won more Australian Motocross Championships than any other “croweater”, winning four National titles between 1968 and 1973 and a host of placings.  Dave became one of Australia’s top motocross riders after racing motocross in Europe in 1963.

BELL, GLEN
Glen Bell Marlborough Yamaha Racing Team

New South Wales rider Glen Bell is one of Australia’s all-time great motocross riders.  Between 1986 and 1992, Bell and Craig Dack virtually owned Australian motocross and supercross.  Throughout his career Bell won eight Australian Motocross Championships and finished sixteen times on the winner’s podium in these championships alone.

brAYTON, JUSTIN
Five-times Australian Supercross Champion - Justin Brayton (USA)

Justin Brayton, from Dodge City in Iowa (US) twice created history in Australia in 2022 – winning both a record five Australian Supercross Championships, as well as five successive titles between 2016 and 2022. Brayton’s biggest victory came in 2009 when he won the World famous Paris (Lille Bercy) Supercross. Then on home soil, after more than 25 AMA career podiums, his first breakthrough win came on 10 March 2018 creating history to become the oldest rider ever to win a 450SX AMA SX Main Event.

britton, dale
Dale Britton in action

Western Australian rider Dale Britton was a top National motocross competitor during the 1980s to 1990s.  Britton won the 1996 Australian 125cc Championship and represented Australia in the 250cc class at the 1992 World Motocross of Nations at Manjimup, WA. At a State level, Britton won more WA titles than any other rider – 13 titles in all classes.

brOOMFIELD, PAUL
Australian Junior Motocross Champion Paul Broomfield

Western Australian rider, the late Paul Broomfield was a top National junior and senior motocross competitor during the 1990s to 2000s.  Broomfield won two Australian Junior Motocross  Championships, was the runner-up Australian 125cc Champion in 1999 and twice represented Australia at the World Motocross of Nations –  in Zolder, Belgium (2003) and Lierop in The Netherlands (2004).

Buckley, barry
1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - Barry Buckley and David Ahola

South Australian sidecar ace Barry Buckley is Australia’s most successful Junior sidecar racer, winning six Australian Junior Sidecar titles between 1973-1982. Incredibly, Buckley finished eleven times on the winner’s podium in this class alone.  He also won three Unlimited Championships, taking his overall tally to 8 National Championships.

Burrows, john
1963 Australian Runner-up 250cc Champion John Burrows on a Cotton

Victorian John Burrows was one of Australia’s earliest motocross champions, winning three Australian Championships in the 1950s to 1960s.  Burrows won the inaugural 350cc National title in 1955 at Korweinguboora, Victoria, the 350cc class at Archerfield, Queensland (1963) and the Unlimited Class at Clarendon, South Australia (1965), where he now resides.

bYRNE, MICHAEL
Michael Byrne signing autographs - By Peter Coward

Queensland rider Michael Byrne is one of Australia’s all-time motocross greats, racing the Racing AMA Supercross and Motocross series for over a decade – between 2000 and 2014. Byrne is an Australian Motocross Champion who moved to the United States permanently in 2001, finishing ninth overall in his first full season in the AMA Supercross series, aboard a Kawasaki.

cARROLL, TROY
Australian Motocross Champion Troy Carroll (with insert) - By Peter Coward

Queenslander Troy Carroll was one of Australia’s top motocross riders in the late 1990s and 2000s. Carroll won 12 junior national titles before turning professional in the senior ranks for the 1996 season, going on to win three Australian Motocross Championships, five National Supercross titles and three Thumper Nats titles. He represented Australia at the 1997 MXdNs in Belgium.

cutts, neville
Neville Cutts Australian and State Motocross Champion

Western Australian rider Neville Cutts, from Manjimup, won the Australian Unlimited Motocross Championship at Wanneroo in 1979 and was the Runner-up 250cc Champion that year on a Suzuki.  Cutts was a top National rider in the 1980s, becoming Honda’s first professional motocross rider based in Tullamarine, Melbourne, at its factory to compete in all major events in Australia. He won nine State titles, including two junior RLH titles.

dack, craig
Craig Dack dominated the 250cc class in the late eighties

New South Wales rider Craig Dack dominated the late 1980s winning five National Motocross Championships. Incredibly, Dack’s achievements are identical to champion Stephen Gall, with both winning five National titles and four Mr MX series.  Gall dominated the early – and Dack the late eighties, early nineties. Dack currently owns his own motocross team in the Penrite AMXPro Championships.

daLEY, MaTT
Matt Daley leads Welshman John Lewis during the 1967 International meeting

Three-times Australian Motocross Champion, originally from Queensland, Matt Daley created history in 1967 becoming the first rider to win a National title on a Husqvarna two-stroke machine at Woolongong (NSW). With his outstanding achievements, Daley was selected to represent Australia in International Motocross, tying with Swedish rider Gunnar Lindstrom for the overall third round win at Mount Kembla on 26 November 1967.

dinsdale, steven
1988 Glen Bell leads Steve Dinsdale at the Norwest Supercross at Port Hedland Speeedway on 5-6 March, plus insert

Queensland rider Steven Dindsale was one of Australia’s top motocross riders in the 1980s.  He won nine Queensland State Motocross Championships, including the 1988 Queensland 250cc State title beating two other legends of the sport – the late Peter Melton and James Deakin.  His greatest achievement came a year earlier when he placed fourth overall in the prestigious national Mr. Motocross series.

duffy, regan
2019 MXD Australian Motocross Champion Regan Duffy

Western Australian rider Regan Duffy is the 2019 Australian MXD (under 19s) Motocross Champion.  That year he also won the WA State MX1 and MX2 Championships.  Duffy is a bright prospect and, at just 16, shocked the World with a sixth place finish in the Open class qualification race in the 2019 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations.  In 2021,  Duffy moved up into the Penrite AMXPro MX1 series and was the runner-up champion by only a few points.

east, roy
1959 Australian 350cc Motocross Champion Roy East

New South Wales rider Roy East won the 1959 Australian 350cc Championship at Royal Park, Adelaide (SA), becoming the first from NSW to achieve this feat.  East raced motocross in England in the 1950s and 1960s and was a member of the winning Australian side that beat the British in a test match at Pembury, near Brands Hatch in 1963 – having beaten the “Poms” the previous year.

ellis, jimmy
Jimmy Ellis in action at Noble Falls

United States rider Jimmy Ellis, who called Australia home in the 1980s, won three Australian Motocross Championships and in WA – the Manjimup 15000, Western Classic and King of the Cross. He won his first Australian Championship in 1984 at Broadford (VIC).  Then the following year at Noble Falls (WA), he won both the 125 and 250cc classes.  Ellis was a top motocross and supercross rider in the US before coming to Australia.

Fisher, Ray
Australian Motocross Champion Ray Fisher

Victorian rider, the late Ray Fisher, won seven Australian Motocross Championships in the 1950-60s.  He was one of Australia’s first international motocross pioneers and in 1963 he won the famous Teterow International Grass Track in Germany in front of 100,000 spectators against a world class field.

FLOOD, GARY
Australian Motocross legend Gary Flood

Victorian rider Gary Flood is one of Australia’s all-time Motocross legends – winning eight Australian Motocross Championships in the 1960-70s – equal with Jeff Leisk and Glen Bell.  In 1975, he also won the prestigious Mr. MX series. Without doubt, Gary could have won more motocross titles, spending significant time overseas racing international motocross and speedway.

FLOOD, TREVOR
1974 Mr Motocross Gary Flood - Final round at Amaroo Park, with insert - By Peter Kitchingman

Victorian rider Trevor Flood, younger brother of Gary, is also one of Australia’s all-time Motocross legends – winning 5 Australian titles in the 1960-70s. Trevor’s long list of racing achievements include twice winning the Trans Tasman Challenge (ANZ series) in 1973-74 and twice winning the Duke of Edinburgh award for winning the All Powers (Unlimited) Australian Motocross Championship in 1974 at Manjimup (WA) and in Tivoli (QLD) in 1976.

Gall, stephen
Gall with the factory 500 Yamaha works bike that helped him win the 1981 Mr MX series

New South Wales rider Stephen Gall Gunter was Australia’s top motocross rider in the late 1970s and early 1980s.  He won the prestigious Mr Motocross series four times (1978, 80-82) and won five Australian Motocross Championships – including the 250cc title four years in a row between 1980 and 1983.  Gall is a Yamaha brand ambassador and has been highly involved in Australian motocross throughout his life

GIBBES, TIM
Tim Gibbes racing in Europe

Australian Tim Gibbes is one of the earliest pioneers of the sport of motocross, or scrambles, as it was known in the early days. His influence was world-wide both on and off the track.  Gibbes had an eight-year professional International career, representing Australian in several 250 and 500cc European Motocross Grand Prix events .  He was also employed as a stunt rider in the fanous Hollywood movies starring Steve McQueen – The Great Escape.

Granquist, Pelle
1979 Australian Championships Wanneroo - Presentations - Pelle Grandquist and Kevin Russell popping champagne

Swedish rider Pelle Granquist came to Australia in the late 1970s and took the motocross scene by storm.  Based in Sydney, New South Wales, in two years Granquist won four Australian Motocross Championships (1978 and 1979) and was a challenger in both Mr Motocross series.

Gunter, Anthony
Anthony Gunter at Amaroo Park, by Peter Kitchingman

New South Wales rider Anthony Gunter was Australia’s top motocross rider in the late 1970s.  He won the prestigious Mr Motocross series three times (1976, 77 & 79) and won two Australian Motocross Championships – 250cc title in 1977 and Unlimited title in 1981.

HOGAN, LEE
Lee Hogan 1994 Australian Motocross Champion

Victorian rider Lee Hogan was one of Australia’s top motocross riders in the 1980s to ‘90s, winning eleven National titles at junior and senior level.  Hogan started racing in WA with the Wanneroo JMC and, at age 9, won his first Australian title.  He went on to win seven more national juniors titles, two Australian motocross Championships and a National Supercross Championship.

kirkpatrick, shane
Australian Motocross Champion Shane Kirkpatrick

Western Australian rider Shane Kirkpatrick, from Bunbury, won the Australian 125cc Motocross Championship at Wanneroo in 1979.  He tied with Stephen Gall, with both finishing first and second in the two motos.  However, Kirkpatrick won on a countback finishing fastest in the opening moto.  He won three WA State Motocross Championships in the 250cc class (1975-76) and 500s (78).

Klitland, Per
Dane Per Klitland, winner of Victorian Grand National aboard a Maico in 1974 (with insert from 1975 Mr Motocross series)

Danish expatriate Per Klitland was one of Australia’s fastest motocross riders in the 1970s. In 1972 International Motocross series, he was the highest scoring Australian.  He won several New South Wales State Motocross Championships and the Australian 250cc Motocross Championship at Foster Park, Mulbring (NSW) in 1973, finishing on the podium four times in the National titles.

LANDMAN, MIKE
Mike Landman in 1978 - Two-times Australian Champion and three-times Victorian Grand National Champion

Victorian rider Mike Landman is a two-time Australian Motocross Champion. He won his first National title in the 250cc class at Tivoli in Queensland.  The following year he won the Australian 125cc title at the Reg Hunt Park circuit, in Broadford, Victoria.  That year he captained Australia in the Trans-Tasman Challenge, finishing with the highest points and leading his country to victory over the Kiwis.

LAWRENCE, HUNTER
2018 Motocross des Nations - Hunter Lawrence - with insert - By Olivia de Vaulx

Queensland rider Jett Lawrence became the first Australian to win an overall class at the Motocross des Nations, winning the MX2 class in 2017 at Matterley Basin in the UK.  Along with his brother Hunter, Jett created further history in 2021, being the first siblings to finish in the top three of the United States motocross championships, repeating this in 2022.

LAWRENCE, JeTT
2021 AMA Pro Motocross 250 Champion Jett Lawrence - By Olivia de Vaulx

Queensland rider Jett Lawrence, at just 18, created history on 11 September 2021, becoming the first Australian to win the AMA Pro 250 Championship.  Along with his brother Hunter, Jett created further history that day, being the first siblings to finish in the top three of the US motocross championships. Jett won the 65cc World Junior Motocross Championship at age 11 and now at 19 has three AMA (2MX and 1SX) titles .

Leisk, Jeff
1984 Western Classic presentation Jeff Leisk

Western Australian rider Jeff Leisk is one of Australia’s most decorated motocross riders.  He was the first Aussie to win a World Junior Motocross Championship (1979), first to win a moto in the professional US AMA Motocross series (1987) and first to place in the World Motocross Championships, finishing second in the 500cc class in 1989.

MARMONT, JAY
Jay Marmont - Four-times Australian Supercross Champion - Alamy Stock image)

New South Wales rider Jay Marmont created history in 2011 becoming the first rider to win four MX1 Australian Motocross Championships in succession. This feat also equalled Australian Motocross Legend Stephen Gall’s achievement in the earlier Australian 250cc Championships, when Gall won four National titles in a row – between 1980 to 1983.

MARTIN, BRIAN
1972 International Motocross - Brian Martin - 1st in Unlimited class at Calder (with insert)

New Zealand rider Brian Martin created history in 1974, winning Honda’s first Australian Motocross Championship at Cosy Creek in Manjimup, WA. It was a breakthrough victory for Martin on a CR 125cc Honda at the National titles after showing much promise earlier riding Maicos. Martin earlier won three  New South Wales Motocross titles – his first in 1971 at age 20.

MCcarthy, allan
1976 Allan McCarthy in action at Wallan - Round 2 Mr Motocross on the Works RM370 Suzuki - with insert

WA motocross ace Allan McCarthy was Australia’s youngest professional racer and one of the fastest juniors in the history of the sport.  McCarthy started racing at 12, five years earlier than allowed for motor sport competitions in New South Wales. Just two years later he turned professional, riding for the Mortlocks Suzuki Team in WA and was supplied with a full-time mechanic.

McFarlane, Andrew
Andrew McFarlane winning the Italian Grand Prix

Queensland rider, the late Andrew McFarlane (known as “Sharky”), was one of Australia’s all-time great motocross racers.  After winning two Australian Motocross Championships (1999 and 2000) and a Supercross Championship (2000), McFarlane forged a successful motocross career in Europe and the United States.  His greatest achievement was becoming the Runner-up World MX 2 Motocross Champion in 2005.

McLachlan, Stewart
1980 Jilliby Mr MX Stewart McLachlan (6) leads Anthony Gunter (NSW, 1) and Peter Benson (WA, 13, Maico) with insert

Queensland rider, the late Stewart McLachlan won the State 125cc Championship in 1977 and 250cc title at Beenleigh in 1980.  That year, a sensational performance by McLachlan in winning the second round of the prestigious Mr. Motocross (Mr. MX) at Jilliby (NSW) on 29 June 1980, put this young rider firmly in the national motocross spotlight. Sadly, he died in a race accident in Bundaberg (QLD) in 1982.

Melton, peter
Vale Motocross Champion Peter Melton Queensland

Queensland rider, the late Peter Melton, was one of Australia’s top motocross racers in the 1990s to 2000s. He was tragically killed while riding in Queensland in 2017.  Melton won three Australian Motocross Championships – winning his first in the 250cc Australian Motocross Championship series.  Then in 1999 and 2000, he won back-to-back 500cc  titles on a Kawasaki, having switched from Yamaha. 

MeTCAlfe, brett
2010 Motocross des Nations - Brett Metcalfe Australia Honda MX1 - Lakewood USA 25-26 September (By Peter Coward)

South Australian Brett Metcalfe had a stellar international racing career, finishing on the podium more than 20 times in AMA MX / SX events – finishing second in the 2010 AMA National Motocross Championship and winning the 2013 Canadian Motocross Championship.  In 2001, he  was the overall winner at the AMA National MX event at Southwick.

Miller, Ivan
1977 Mr Motocross - Ivan Miller

New Zealand rider Ivan Miller first rode in Australia in 1967 when he was part of the 1967/68 International Motocross series that toured across Australia and New Zealand.  He was a regular member of this tour and also competed in the Australian Championships on at least four occasions – winning two Australian Motocross Titles and finishing runner-up twice.

MOSS, MATT
2011 Australian Motocross Champion Matt Moss - Photo shoot by JDR Motorex KTM Team - with insert

New South Wales rider Matt Moss Matt Moss has been one of Australia’s top motocross and supercross riders since the turn of the century and incredibly is still competitive at international level today. Throughout his racing career to date, Moss has won nine National supercross and motocross championships and twice represented Australia at the Motocross des Nations.

Nicol, Peter
From Scrambling to Motocross - 1955 Peter Nicol wins Australian Championship

Western Australia rider n Peter Nicol was one of Australia’s top motocross riders in the 1950s.  Nicol won three Australian Motocross Championships – winning his first two in 1955 in front of 15,000 spectators at the famous Rope Works Circuit in Mosman Park (WA).  At that same event he won the prestigious Harley Scramble for the fourth time.

O'Leary, Bob
Australian Motocross Champion Robert O'Leary

Western Australia rider Robert (Bob) O’Leary was the standout rider at the 1963 Australian Motocross Championships in Queensland.  O’Leary, won both the 250cc and 500cc classes at Archerfield in Brisbane on 11 August.  He clinched the first ever National Australian Championship for the Cotton motorbike factory that year in the 250cc class.

PACE, MARK
Mark Pace motocross montage

New South Wales rider Mark Pace was one of Australia’s first professional motocross racers in the 1970s.  A two-time National Junior Champion for his age group, Mark finished second and third respectively in the 250/125cc classes at the 1977 Australian Motocross Championships at Acusa Park  (SA).  Before retiring in 1982, Mark competed in Europe.

Pengelly, Jack
Jack Pengelly - 1977 Grand National winner, Victoria at Christmas Hills

Victorian rider Jack Pengelly was a crowd favourite during the 1970s in Australian motocross.  He was one of Australia’s fastest riders twice finishing the runner-up Australian Champion.  He came second in the 1977 Mr MX series, behind Trevor Flood.  Jack’s biggest victory came in the 1977 Ron Hunter Grand National in Victoria – the last at the famous Christmas Hills circuit.

Reed, Chad
Chad Reed leads the 2011 MX des Nations in France

New South Wales rider Chad Reed who is, without doubt, Australia’s most successful motocross racer.  On the International scene, Reed won two World Supercross Championships (2003 and
2008) and was the 2001 Runner-up World 250ccc Motocross Champion, becoming the first Australian to win a World 250cc GP race.

Renfree, gordon
Gordon Renfree Australian Champion 350cc - 1950-60s

WA rider Gordon Renfree, from Bunbury, won four Australian Motocross Championships between 1962 and 1968.  Renfree won the 250cc class twice – at Authurs Creek (SA) and at the Rope Works (WA) in 1962.  He won the Unlimited class at Archerfield, Brisbane (QLD) in 1963 and 350 class at Collie in 1968.  At a State level, he won five WA Championships.

ROBINSON, JOHN
2013 and 2017 Australian Sidecarcross Champions John Robinson and Brian Anthony

South Australian sidecar champion John Robinson is Australia’s most successful Unlimited sidecar racer, winning seven Australian Unlimited Sidecar titles between 1993 and 2017. Incredibly, Robinson finished fifteen times on the winner’s podium in this class alone.  Throughout his career Robinson had more than 30 sidecar passengers and won every major title across Australia.

RUSSELL, KEVIN
1979 Kevin Russell - Runner-up Australian 250cc Champion

WA rider Kevin Russell was the Runner-up Australian 250cc Motocross Champion at the 1979 titles at Wanneroo (WA), behind Pelle Granqvist.  At age 76,  Russell finally broke through to win his first National motocross title – winning the VMX pre-1978 super senior class at Busselton in 2015.  During his career, Russell was one of WA’s top motocross, enduro and speedway solo riders, racing in the British League.

Rumble, Ken
Australian Motocross Champion Ken Rumble

Victorian rider Ken Rumble was Australia’s first ever Motocross “Scrambling” legend, winning seven Australian Motocross Championships in the 1950-60s.  On 14 November 1953, he etched his name in Motocross history winning three National titles at the inaugural Australian scrambles championships in Victoria.

Silvy, Jim
1958 - Jim Silvy, SA – Australian 500cc Motocross Champion

South Australian Jim Silvy won the 1958 Australian 500cc Motocross Championship in Launceston, riding a Matchless machine – Tasmania’s first ever National Championships.  Silvy had a successful championship, also placing third behind Charlie West (WA) in the 350cc and Unlimited classes on B.S.A. machines.

Smythe, Graeme
Graeme Smythe Australian Motocross Champion

Western Australian rider Graeme Smythe was one of the Nation’s top motocross riders in the 1970s-1980s.  Smythe was a serious challenger in the National Mr Motocross series in 1976 and 1979.  During this period, he won two Australian Championships, multiple State Championships in WA and NSW’s and other National events.

STYLE, VAUGHAN
Vaughan Style - two-times King of the Cross winner - 1983 and 1984

New South Wales rider Vaughan Style was one of Australia’s top motocross riders in the mid-1980s.  After finishing second in the prestigious Mr. Motocross series in 1984 behind Honda team mate Jeff Leisk, he won the 1986 Australian 250cc Motocross Championship at Newcastle (NSW).  In 1983-84 he won back-to-back Ingo fthe Cross titles in Southern Cross.

Vandenberg, Ray
Ray Vandenberg Australian Motocross Champion

Victorian rider Ray Vandenberg was a top Australian motocross rider in the 1980s.  He won the Australian 125cc Championship at Toowoomba in Queensland in 1982 and the prestigious Mr. Motocross series the following year in 1983.  Throughout his career, he also won five Victorian Championships.

WATSON, BILL
Bill Watson racing in Kalgoorlie with insert

Western Australian rider Charlie West was Australia’s best motocrosser in the late fifties.  He won won four Australian Motocross Championships in that decade and went on to win seven Australian titles and more than 17 State titles across the country throughout his career.  West achieved this results despite spending 3 years racing International motocross in in Europe.

West, Charlie
AMXH All time greats No 7 - Charlie West

Western Australian rider Charlie West was Australia’s best motocrosser in the late fifties.  He won won four Australian Motocross Championships in that decade and went on to win seven Australian titles and more than 17 State titles across the country throughout his career.  West achieved this results despite spending 3 years racing International motocross in in Europe.

Williams, Murray
Murray Williams Australian Sidecar Legend - Headshot

South Australian sidecar ace Murray Williams has won more Australian Motocross Championships than any other rider, including the solos.  Williams won nine Australian sidecar motocross titles in the sixties and seventies, winning his first National title with Herb Castle in 1966 and his last with Wayne Kearvell in 1974.

Williams, Trevor

Victorian rider Trevor Williams was Australia’s 500cc King of Motocross. In the history of the sport Williams scored more championship points in this class than any other competitor. Between 1979-85 he won three Australian 500cc titles and finished on the winner’s podium eight times in this class alone. In 1980 he was second in the prestigious Mr Motocross series.

Willoughby, Darryl
Australian and South Australian Motocross Champion Darryl Willoughby Yamaha SA

South Australian rider Darryl Willoughby was one of Australia’s top motocross riders in the 1970s to 80s.  Willoughby won the 1977 Australian 125cc Championship on home soil at Acusa Park in Adelaide (SA).  1982 was his best season becoming the R-up 250cc Champion at Toowoomba (QLD) and finishing second to Stephen Gall in the prestigious Mr Motocross series on the east coast.

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