It’s Crump ver­sus Crump next Easter

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Three-times World Speed­way Cham­pion Ja­son Crump was a big hit at the 2017 Shan­nons In­sur­ance Broad­ford Bo­nanza, and told ev­ery­one that he thought it to be a won­der­ful event. For 2018, Ja­son will be joined by another Crump – his equally fa­mous fa­ther Phil, who fin­ished third in the 1976 World Cham­pi­onships and was a lead­ing Bri­tish League and Test rider for Aus­tralia for many years. The speed­way side of the 2018 SIBBB will also see a cel­e­bra­tion of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary Street 4-valve en­gine, on which Phil Crump scored a sen­sa­tional de­but win in the 1975 Aus­tralian Cham­pi­onship. Al­though not the first 4-valve en­gine of the mod­ern era, the Street en­gine, de­vel­oped by Neil Street and Ivan Tighe, dom­i­nated the world scene for two years be­fore the 4-valve Jawa took over.

Dy­namic duo: Phil Crump (left) with Neil Street at the 1984 Aus­tralian Speed­way cham­pi­onships in Mil­dura, which Phil won with a 15-point max­i­mum.

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