Jason Crump

Speedway rider Jason Philip Crump quickly bettered his Dad Phil’s third in the world championships in 1976 by winning three individual world championships.

He never finished worse than third in the world for 10 years, from 2001 to 2010.

He was runner up five times and third twice, all done while racing as many as a hundred meetings a year, up to three times a week.

He is also one of four Australians to have won the Golden Helmet in the Czech Republic, the world’s oldest speedway race.

Father Phil was part of these successes engineering Jason’s bikes for him.

On top of his three individual titles, he was also world under 21 champion and three times a teams’ world champion, racing for Australia, so he’s a seven times world champion.

A further family connection with speedway is Jason’s maternal grandfather, Neil Street, who was a rider and later, manager of the Australian speedway team as well as engineering a famously successful cylinder head for the 500cc engines.

So please welcome Australia’s most-crowned world champion, Jason Crump to the Australian Motor Sport Hall of Fame.

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