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Jason Crump is on a roll. The two-time World Speedway Champion has added the 2007 Australian Speedway Championship to a successful racing resume.
Jason Crump at Australia, photo courtesy of Dave Schooling
Jason Crump at Australia, photo courtesy of Dave Schooling

Jason Crump uses K&N Products
Jason Crump uses K&N Products
Leigh Adams was the leader coming into the event at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway. “There were five rounds which commenced on January 3rd and ended on January 13th,” said Jason Crump. “I managed to win three of the rounds and ran second at the other two. I was beaten in those rounds by fellow Australian Leigh Adams. He carries the number 5 ranking in the World Championship. The competition was tough and Leigh was keen to get the wins over me so he could say he beat the World Champion. That is racing.”

Jason Crump wins Australian Speedway Championship, photo courtesy of Dave SchoolingJason Crump wins Australian Speedway Championship, photo courtesy of Dave Schooling
Crump held the pace over Adams in the early heats and ended up with the maximum score. He was also the only rider in the 16-rider field to make the A-Final at all five rounds of the Australian Championship.

“Every win is special to me, but to come back to Australia and race as the World Champion meant a lot to me,” said Crump. “It’s been a great series for me and a great start for the 2007 season.”

The 31-year-old Queenslander uses K&N Engineering products. “I love K&N products, the K&N Filters are the best in the world,” said Crump. “I have solely used K&N products and never had a problem. K&N is the best for dirt track racing and does the job it was made to do.”

Crump won his first World Championship in 2004 and his second in 2006. “I have one more race to do in Australia on January 27th and then I return to Great Britain in February,” he said. “I have to prepare for the long season ahead and the defense of my World Championship Crown.”

When Crump returns to Europe he will go to Italy to test some new developments on his engines and chassis. “I’m going to get back into some serious training and drop a few pounds,” he said. “My strategy will not change. There are 11 Grand Prix events in 2007 and I will focus on each one at a time. Riding a motorcycle is only one factor, the mental approach is extremely important. If I maintain the same consistency as I achieved in 2006 I should come away with another World Championship.”

Crump said he has eight full time staff members this year. “My wife Melody manages the books and my dad Phil does a lot of development work for me,” he said. “It’s a tough life but we love what we are doing.”

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