Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba

28-29 August 1992 - Echo Valley, Toowoomba (QLD),
1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - Darryl Willoughby and Jeff Leisk
Australian Motocross Champion Jeff Leisk - Winner of the premier 500cc class in 1992

Young Leisk wins the premier 500cc National title at Toowoomba

On 28-29 August 1982, a young Jeff Leisk upset the big guns to break through and win the premier 500cc class at the Australian Championships in Toowoomba, Queensland. 

Switching from Honda to the Yamaha Dealer team that year, Leisk won the title ahead of Robert Bailey (NSW, Suzuki) and Anthony Gunter (NSW, Kawasaki).

Stephen Gall (NSW, Yamaha) showed his amazing fitness levels to clinch the 250cc title winning both legs ahead of Darryl Willoughby (SA, Yamaha) and Vaughan Style (NSW, Honda).  

It was Gall’s first ride in two months after being sidelined with a broken wrist, which would have been given a fair workout on the hilly and winding Echo Valley circuit.

Victorian riders Ray Vandenberg broke through to win the National 125cc title on a Suzuki as did Russell Bergmeier-Lester Trewin (Weslake Wasp) in the Unlimited Sidecars.  

Vandenberg finished ahead of Peter Carney (NSW, Suzuki) and Craig Hyde (QLD, Suzuki) in second and third places, respectively.

 South Australian sidecar ace Barry Buckley clinched his eighth National title with David Ahola in the chair in the 500cc class.


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Race day photos

1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - Trevor Williams

Victorian rider Trevor Williams in the 500cc class at the Echo Valley circuit.

1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba - Barry Buckley and David Ahola

Sidecar ace Barry Buckley (SA) – winner of the 500cc Sidecar Championship

The start of  the 1000cc sidecar race

Motocross Championship Results


1 Ray Vandenberg (VIC, Suzuki)
2 Peter Carney (NSW, Suzuki)
3 Craig Hyde (QLD, Suzuki)


1 Stephen Gall (NSW, Yamaha)
2 Darryl Willoughby (SA, Yamaha)
3 Vaughan Style (NSW, Honda)



1 Jeff Leisk (WA, Yamaha)
2 Robert Bailey (NSW, Suzuki)
3 Anthony Gunter (NSW, Kawasaki)

500cc Sidecars

Barry Buckley-David Ahola
(SA, Yamaha Wasp)
2 Geoff Udy-Vaughan Fletcher
(QLD, Suzuki)
3 Bill Holme-David Kemp
(QLD, Honda)

1000cc Sidecars

Russell Bergmeier-Lester Trewin
(VIC, Weslake Wasp)
Jeff Lucas (SA)-David Runderman
(QLD, Suzuki Wasp)
3 Mark Standage-Craig Standage
(QLD, Norton EML)


Click here to view the event program, which was part of the Australian Motor Cycle News magazine that year.

Click here to view the Dirt Bike magazine report on the event.

1982 Australian Motocross Championships Toowoomba Queensland

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