McLaren Vale local takes out the Jack Young Cup

Speed king: Brayden McGuiness takes a tight corner at the Gillman Speedway. He is one of the youngest riders to ever win the Jack Young Cup. Photo: Supplied.
Speed king: Brayden McGuiness takes a tight corner at the Gillman Speedway. He is one of the youngest riders to ever win the Jack Young Cup. Photo: Supplied.

McLaren Vale local, Brayden McGuinness has won the Jack Young Cup, one of the youngest winners to have ever won the prestigious speedway motorcycle event.

The Jack Young Cup is the second largest South Australian speedway racing-meet and at just 18-years-old, Brayden McGuinness pulled off the incredible feat by beating a number of other SA, interstate and even several international riders.

Club President of the Gillman Speedway, Ivan Golding said the Jack Young Cup is a prestigious event to win, with Brayden being one of the youngest to have ever won it.

“He rode very well on the night, he had an excellent run,” he said.

Brayden has been riding motorbikes since he picked up a PeeWee 50 at three-years-old.

He rode very well on the night, he had an excellent run.

Gillman Speedway President, Ivan Golding

While Braydens win at the Jack Young Cup is a big win, he is no stranger to success having won a junior ‘pairs’ Australian Title when he was 16 and also came second in the individual event at the same Australian Titles.

Brayden said his favourite aspects of the sport are meeting other professional riders and being able to travel.

In 2019 Brayden plans to return to Denmark where he recently spent six months training and racing.