REW ROARS TO AUSSIE U21 CROWN

27/11/2022

REW ROARS TO AUSSIE U21 CROWN
Aussie international Keynan Rew blazed to a six-ride maximum to lift his first Australian Under-21 Championship at Gillman on Saturday.

Rew stormed through his five heats unbeaten, before winning the A Final ahead of fellow Queensland racer Tate Zischke, who raced to 13 in the heats, before finishing second in the medal race.

Birmingham Brummies star James Pearson was third in the A Final after making it through as B Final winner – finishing ahead of SON2 team mate Fraser Bowes in the last-chance race.

Jacob Hook was fourth in the A Final after qualifying on 12 as three Queensland youngsters finished top of the heat scorechart.

In the first Aussie Under-21 Final staged since Jaimon Lidsey triumphed in January 2020, Gdansk signing Rew underlined his position as Australia’s brightest under-21 star.

The 19-year-old top-scored with 12 points for his country in SON2 – the FIM Team Speedway Under-21 World Championship – at Vojens on July 29, as well as narrowly missing out on the semi-finals at the FIM SGP2 of Poland – Torun on September 30.

Rew clocked up an average of 1.742 points per race for Krosno as they won promotion to the PGE Ekstraliga at the end of last season. He also finished third in the PGE Ekstraliga Under-24 league average charts for Leszno on 2.463.

He now goes for national senior glory in the 2022 Australian Championship, which also takes place at Gillman as a one-off meeting on December 10, featuring reigning champion and Speedway GP rider Max Fricke.

AUSTRALIAN UNDER-21 CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS: 1. Keynan Rew 15, 2. Tate Zischke 13, 3. James Pearson 11, 4. Jacob Hook 12, 5. Fraser Bowes 11, 6. Maurice Brown 9, 7. Liam May 9, 8. Cordell Rogerson 9, 9. Michael West 8, 10. Jack McDiarmid 5, 11. Patrick Hamilton 5, 12. Lachlan Hayes 3, 13. Harrison Ryan 3, 14. Tom Dixon 3, 15. Jackson Milner 2, 16. Teagan Pedler 2.