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Jason Philip Crump born on the 6th August 1975 in Bristol, Somerset, although born in the UK he has taken the nationality of his father Phil Crump the well regarded speedway rider who is Australian. Much has been written about Jason Crump that I will just outline his career here.

Jason began his career in 1991 when he was 16, joining the Poole Pirates where his grandfather was team manager and staying with them for that season before transferring to Peterborough Panthers for the following season and then onto Swindon Robins in 1993.

Returning to Poole Pirates with his gained experience he rode there for the 1994 and 1995 seasons before going back to Peterborough Panthers and riding there for the 1996 and 1997 seasons, leaving for the 1998 season to ride at Oxford Cheetahs but going back to Peterborough Panthers for 1999.

Kings Lynn Stars were next to benefit from his skills when he rode for them in 2000 and 2001 before signing for the Belle Vue Aces in 2002 and staying with them to the end of the 2006 season he then moved back to Poole Pirates for one season 2007 before signing a two year contract with Belle Vue Aces. As it happens he only rode for the one season 2008 before he announced that the following year he would be concentrating on the Grand Prix and would not be riding in the British Elite League however he must have relented late in the 2009 season as he did ride for Belle Vue Aces towards the end of their 2009 campaign.

I understand that some of Jason Crumps team moves were necessary because of the BSPA rules regarding the points averages of teams at that time meaning that not just Jason but other riders were forced to change tracks, it must have made it difficult for both riders and spectators to form any team loyalty with so much shuffling around.

That is the end of Jason’s British riding career so now we will list the  teams he rode for in Europe, first Poland:

1994 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski

1995 WTS Wrocław

1996 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski

1997, 1998 Falubaz Zielona Góra

1999 WTS Wrocław

2000, 2001 Stal Gorzów Wielkopolski

2002 Polonia Piła

2003, 2004, 2005 KS Toruń

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 WTS Wrocław

2011, 2012 Stal Rzeszów

and in Sweden:

1994 Getingarna

1995 Rospiggarna

1997 to 2005 Vargarna

2006 to 2012 Elit Vetlanda

Jason Crump was capped on many occasions for Australia, he qualified once for the World Speedway Championship in 1994 and finished 11th some achievement when you consider it was his first year and took part in the Grand Prix 17 times winning three.

Jason announced his retirement in 2012 due to injuries sustained over the last few years some of which require surgery; it is too soon to know if he will continue to be involved with the sport as promoter, team manager or trainer but that may become clearer in the years to come and we can only wish him well in whatever he decides to do in the future.

If you want further detail and information I suggest you acquire “A World of My Own” written by Jason Crump and Martin Rogers available from Amazon the ISBN-10: 0948882980 or ISBN-13: 978-0948882982

Jason Crump

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