Australia enjoys a very long and proud Speedway history that has seen hundreds of star riders rise up through the ranks and achieve both National and International success. In recognition of the immense talent pool the Australian Speedway Championship not only lays claim to, but cultivates and fosters year after year, MA has commissioned an official championship logo to reflect the overall success of the discipline.
Creator of the new Speedway logo, Rhys van Slooten of Slootz Designs, shared with MA the design process and inspiration behind it, saying "We spent a while, pouring over many magazines, video and online content relating to the Speedway discipline and we have managed to come up with a graphic that we feel encompasses the essence of Aussie Speedway.
"It was a seamless team effort with MA, and we worked closely on getting it right the first time. We really wanted to capture the speed and motion of the bikes somehow. We feel that the metallic colours and sweeping lines are reminiscent of that. The use of the Australian flag in the background highlights the importance of a National Championship. We were glad to be a part of it and hope to see the new Championship logo long into the future!" Rhys finished.
An identifying championship logo was just one of the ways in which MA intends to grow and further develop Speedway, and with the recent announcement of the 2018 Australian Speedway Championship calendar, it is MA's hope to see the use of the logo as a national identifier at future race meets. The 2018 calendar is as below:
6-Jan Australian Senior Solo Championship Round 1 Kurri Kurri, NSW
10-Jan Australian Senior Solo Championship Round 2 Undera, VIC
12-Jan Australian Senior Solo Championship Round 3 Mildura, VIC
14-Jan Australian Senior Solo Championship Round 4 Gillman Speedway, SA
20-Jan Australian U21's Solo Championship Mildura, VIC
25-28 Jan Australian U16 250cc / 125cc Solo 125cc Teams Championship
13-14 April Australian Speedway Sidecar Championship Tamworth, NSW
Further calendar announcements regarding Supp regs, Australian Speedway Championship, World Cup Speedway and Oceania Speeway events will be made in due coarse.
For further information on the Australian Speedway Championships, head to www.ma.org.au
Keep up to date with all Australian Speedway Championship news by heading to the MA Speedway Commission Facebook page or the Motorcycling Australia website for results and pictures, and as always, follow us on the Motorcycling Australia Facebook and Instagram pages.