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Queenslanders show their strength at U16 Speedway Champs
Monday, January 30, 2017
The 2017 Australian Speedway Under 16's 125cc & 250cc Solo Championships wrapped up at the Kurri Kurri Speedway track on the 27th and 28th of January, with text book track and weather conditions playing to rider's advantage, making for ideal racing that was both clean and safe for the promising young talent coming up through the ranks.
Maurice Brown finished the night and his 2017 Championship campaign as runner up to the unstoppable Queenslander, Keynan Rew, who took the night in a clean sweep on his 125 machine.
After winning the New South Wales, South Australian, Queensland and Victorian State Titles, Keynan Rew didn’t make a mistake on the road to winning his first National Championship at Kurri Kurri.
Keynan says he enjoyed his night, and was surprised at his results.
"I'll be stepping up into the 250's and I feel comfortable on the larger bike - I'm really looking forward it," he says.
The under 16's success story continued on Saturday night when the 2017 250cc Australian Champion was named as Queensland's 15 year old Jedd List who placed first on the balmy Kurri Kurri night, with maximum points awarded. Under 16’s 125cc Champion, Keynan Rew took his second medal for the weekend, placing second in the Championship.
A name we will no doubt hear more of in the near future, Jedd List relayed his ambitions for the year ahead, adding; "It feels unbelievable! It hasn’t really sunk in yet, it’s just such a great feeling!"
"I am heading over to the 'Worlds' and while we are overseas I might try out the Junior 500cc leagues, because if you are 15 over there you can race a 500.
"I might also do the Darcy meeting.
"I will definitely be back here next year, but not sure what Championship I will be in," he says.
Keynan finished second in the 250cc Championships behind Jedd, with fellow Queenslander Declan Kennedy in third. In the 125cc Championships, Jacob Hook placed third.
for the Australian Speedway Under 16's 125cc official scorecard.
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