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One of the number one sports in Poland is the World Speedway Grand Prix. The crowds pack in the stadium like the football fans pack the stands in the United States. “The Polish people are passionate and very vocal about their speedway,” said Roy Stone, racer Jason Crump’s Media Manager. “Bydgoszcz Stadium has an atmosphere like no other speedway.”

Double World Speedway Grand Prix Champion Jason Crump is second overall in series points, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
Double World Speedway Grand Prix Champion Jason Crump is second overall in series points, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
The packed to capacity crowd witnessed a night of spectacular speedway action. Local hero Tomasz Gollob swept through the heats and the semi-final unbeaten. In the final he took third place as American Greg Hancock took the honors and defeated everyone for first place.
Australian Jason Crump, Sweden's Andreas Jonsson and Australia's Leigh Adams battle at Bydgoszcz Stadium,photo by Mike Patrick Photography
Australian Jason Crump, Sweden's Andreas Jonsson and Australia's Leigh Adams battle at Bydgoszcz Stadium, photo by Mike Patrick Photography

K&N Sponsored Racer Jason Crump is ready for the next round of World Championship Grand Prix action at Lonigo in Italy, photo by Mike Patrick Photography
K&N Sponsored Racer Jason Crump is ready for the next round of World Championship Grand Prix action at Lonigo in Italy, photo by Mike Patrick Photography

For Australia’s Jason Crump, the meet turned into a nightmare. He collected nine series points and finished eighth overall. “I came to Poland well prepared and on a mission but it was a disaster for me,” said Crump, who is currently second place overall in the World Championship Chase. “With my competition all performing their best, it blew my chances of winning the World Championship. My hold on second place is also threatened by Greg Hancock and Tomasz Gollob who have climbed the ranks with more series points.”

Two weeks ago Crump was celebrating his win in Latvia. “Now I’m at my lowest point,” he said. “But that’s Speedway Racing, anything can happen. It can be very rewarding one day and abysmal the next. I have put the Polish race behind me and have started preparing for my next challenge in Italy in two weeks.”

Crump, a double World Speedway Grand Prix champion currently has 127 points. Hancock has 120 and Tomasz Gollob has 118 points. Leader Nikki Pedersen of Denmark has 155 points.

Crump uses K&N Filters. “I love K&N products, the K&N Filters are the best in the world,” he said. “I have solely used K&N products and never had a problem. K&N is also the best for dirt track racing. When you are racing for World Championships you need the best equipment available and K&N delivers just that.”

The next round of the World Championship Grand Prix Series will take place at Lonigo in Italy on September 27.

Follow Australian Jason Crump throughout the racing season at the K&N news site. Find K&N products for your vehicle using the K&N application search then use the K&N dealer search to find a K&N dealer in your part of the world.

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