PDMCC round up: The rest of the action from Round 4

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RACERS of the PDMCC have just one more opportunity to bag points after the club’s penultimate round this weekend at Three Sisters Circuit.

While six classes were settled on Sunday, even more have yet to be decided and will go down to the wire next month at the series finale.

Griffiths powered through the driving rain to take four wins between the Up to 500cc and Forgotten Era classes…

Tony Griffiths swept both the Roly Grigg Up To 500cc class and the SK ART Forgotten Era to take four wins on bounce, extending his lead in the latter class.

The Tonfanau Steel Frame champ beat Up to 500cc series leader Andrew Jackson to the line by nine and 2.5 seconds in each race as Simon Dillon and Scott Dootson shared thirds. He also dominated the Forgotten Era races ahead of runners-up Richard Childs and Mark Samuels.

While he now trails Jackson by 24 points in the Up to 500cc standings, Griffiths leads Forgotten Era points runner-up Darren Higson by 22 points heading into the final round.

Bill Butler has been crowned Primecare Training Classic Up to 250cc champion after winning both races this weekend ahead of Graeme Balshaw, and extending his lead over closest series rival Allen Randall to an insurmountable 66 points.

In the Post Classic Up to 500cc ranks, Ian Beattie bagged two wins to close the gap to class leader Derek Butler to just 10 points.

Jackson took a Streetstock 125 win, but Mason is looking like the favourite to take the title next round…

While Sam Clowes took the Streetstock 125 EVO championship crown, the Streetstock 125 title fight will roll on to Round Five after Andy Jackson and James Leatham shared some of the closest race wins of the weekend.

Dave Sephton took the early lead out of the gates, but Jackson crept up behind and made his move for the class lead just after half distance. Leatham soon followed suit and pushed Sephton back to third on the very next lap, plotting his move for the lead.

Despite setting the fastest lap of the race, Leatham fell short at the chequered flag by just 0.104 seconds as Jackson nabbed the win, with Sephton settling for third some three seconds back.

In race two, Leatham nabbed the early but series leader Jessica Mason tucked in right behind and began her pursuit. Even after she set the fastest lap, however, Leatham managed to hold on for the win by a narrow 0.134 seconds as Sephton bagged another third.

Mason now leads the standings by just 7 points ahead of reigning champ John Oliver, but Sephton and Leatham are also both within range of the Streetstock 125 trophy.

Not one, but two new lap records for Daz Eaton this weekend…

Daz Eaton smashed the Three Sisters Perimeter Circuit lap record twice this weekend on his way to a maximum points haul in the Dootson Pnuematics Freetech 50cc series.

He took a lights-to-flag victory in race one four seconds clear of Simon Dillon and 13 ahead of Scott Dootson, setting a 48.931 along the way. And the little bike maestro went nearly a half second quicker in race two with another lap record of 48.545s as Dillon and Dootson completed the rostrum once again.

Eaton now sits just six points clear of Dillon in the championship tables, with Dootson a 17 further back.

The Formula 600 championship looks to be already decided after leader Rob Barber extended his advantage over Newcomer ace Lewis Arrowsmith to 30 points. Barber took the first win over Arrowsmith and Grant Gaskell, but Gaskell, but Gaskell dominated the second ahead of Barber and Arrowsmith.

With only 30 points left on offer at the final round, the championship has more than likely already been decided by most wins, where Barber has the edge with six to his name.

*Click here for the full results from PDMCC Round 4

*Main and action images: Megan Aspinall

*Eaton image: PRB Racing

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