17th December 2023: Speedway celebrated its centenary in Australia at Maitland on the 15th of December. There were static displays of historic speedway machinery, videos playing and demonstration laps. There were also a lot of speedway enthusiasts plus riders and drivers past and present.
The following night there was a centenary speedway meeting at Kurri Kurri speedway. Speedway champions Chris Holder and Tai Woffinden captained two teams in a British speedway format teams match. The top scorers then went into a run off race for the Johnnie Hoskins Founders Trophy.
Josh Pickering won from Ryan Douglas, James Pearson and Sam Masters. For Pickering, a former CCJMCC junior, it capped a great year in speedway following his league championship riding for Sheffield.
Check out some photos from the event.