Jason Lyons

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Jason Lyons
Born (1970-06-15) 15 June 1970 (age 50)
Mildura, Victoria
Nationality Australian
Career history
Great Britain
1990-1991 Glasgow Tigers
1992-2003, 2005 Belle Vue Aces
2002 Peterborough Panthers
2004 Poole Pirates
2004 Newcastle Diamonds
2006 Mildenhall Fen Tigers
2007-2010 Birmingham Brummies
2011- Redcar Bears
Poland
1996 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski
1999-2000 Unia Leszno
2001 Polonia Bydgoszcz
2002 Włókniarz Częstochowa
2003 Polonia Piła
Sweden
1998-2000 Örnarna
2001-2005 Vargarna
Individual honours
1993 Jack Young Memorial Cup winner
1996 Peter Craven Memorial winner
1997, 1998, 1999 Victorian State Champion
1998, 2001 Overseas Champion
1999 South Australian Champion
Team honours
1999 World Team Cup winner
2002 World Cup winner
1992Australian Pairs Champion
1986Australian Under-16 Pairs Champion
1993 British League
2004 Elite League Champion
2005 Elite League KO Cup winner

Jason Rodney Lyons (born 15 June 1970 in Mildura, Victoria) [1] is an Australian international motorcycle speedway rider. Jason is the son of former rider Rod Lyons. The younger Lyons was the winner of the Australian Pairs Championship in 1992 as well as Victorian State Champion in 1997, 1998 and 1999 and he won the South Australian Championship in 1999.

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Jason Lyons has finished runner up five times in the Australian Championship, his best finish in his national championship. He also finished third in the 1991 Australian Under-21 Championship. In his junior speedway career, Lyons finished second behind good friend and fellow Mildura native Leigh Adams in the 1986 Australian Under-16 Championship. Coincidentally, his first three senior Australian Championship second places were also to Adams.

Career history

Lyons started his UK career with the Glasgow Tigers in the National League alongside fellow Aussie Shane Bowes from Adelaide. He joined the Belle Vue Aces in 1992 where he stayed for twelve consecutive seasons and where he gained the nickname 'Mr. Belle Vue'. [2] Lyons was a member of the Australian team that won the World Team Cup in 1999 and the team that won the World Cup in 2002. The 2002 Final was run on the East of England Showground, the home track of his then Premier League club the Peterborough Panthers.

In his only appearance in the World Under-21 Championship final in 1991 at the Brandon stadium in Coventry, England, Lyons finished a fine third behind Danes Brian Andersen (winner) and Morten Andersen (second).

In 1993, Lyons won the Jack Young Memorial Cup at the North Arm Speedway in Adelaide, South Australia. In 1996 he won the Peter Craven Memorial at Belle Vue in Manchester. Both trophies are held in honour of former Speedway World Champions, with Lyons being the first Australian to win both Memorials.

In 2003 Lyons qualified for his only full season in the Speedway Grand Prix series, although he had ridden twice previously, finishing fourth in the Grand Prix of Great Britain in 2000.

In 2007 he signed for the newly reformed Birmingham Brummies as captain and stayed with the Brummies until the end of 2010. Jason signed for the Redcar Bears alongside 1992 World Champion Gary Havelock.

World Final Appearances

World Pairs Championship

World Team Cup

World Cup

Individual Under-21 World Championship

Speedway Grand Prix results

YearPositionPointsBest FinishNotes
2000 22nd164th
2002 32nd319th
2003 20th299th

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References

  1. Oakes, P.(2006). Speedway Star Almanac. ISBN   0-9552376-1-0
  2. Bamford, R.(2007). Speedway Yearbook 2007. ISBN   978-0-7524-4250-1