Speedway Australia’s Rising Star youth driver platform has been educating our future stars since 2009. Every year, successful candidates make the trip to Canberra in April to enjoy four days of high performance training.

In 2018, the intake for this fantastic initiative was increased to 20 participants and that figure has been continued for this year’s program. Once again Speedway Australia received an incredible response from many drivers aged 16-23 and the final decision was tough for all involved. Although only 20 people can participate, the good news is every driver who applied is still eligible next year, with some still eligible for years to come. We highly encourage anyone who didn’t make it this year to once again apply for 2020 as many of our past graduates have been successful in follow up attempts.

We are excited to now share with you our successful 2019 Rising Stars! They include drivers from seven states and 10 different classes. Congratulations to the following and we look forward to seeing you all in April.

Alex Ross, VIC - Wingless Sprints

Alisha Fielder, VIC - Wingless Sprints

Ardie Jonic, QLD - SSA Junior Sedans

Ben Atkinson Jnr, NT - Sprintcars

Bodie Smith, QLD - Speedcars

Brad Scherer, QLD - SSA Production Sedans

Brayden Parr, VIC - Sprintcars

Carly Walsh, VIC - Sprintcars

Casey O'Connell, QLD - SSA Junior Sedans

Cody O'Connell, QLD - Wingless Sprints

Jack Selmes, NSW - Lightning Sprints

Jakobe Jetson, TAS - SSA Modified Sedans

Jorj Park, WA - SSA Street Stocks

Keenan Fleming, WA - Speedcars

Kirby Hillyer, SA - Wingless Sprints

Samual Payne, VIC - SKAA Karts

Tarlea Apelt, QLD - Formula 500's

Tate Frost, TAS - Sprintcars

Trent Vardy, QLD - Sprintcars

Tyson Martin, VIC - SKAA Karts

Posted: 29/01/2019