TONY Griffiths is busy building another trophy room after hauling the silverware at this weekend’s PDMCC double-header at Three Sisters.
The Welshman, who broke a number of class lap records en route to the new record for most wins in a weekend with his impressive count of 12, now leads the points in all three classes he competed in – Formula 400, Forgotten Era and Up to 500cc.
With his ZXR400 armed and raring to go, Griffiths stormed the F400 class out of the gates as he and his main rival, Myerscough College man Richie Harrison, battled at the front.
And despite losing out in the first race by just under three seconds, Harrison drew back the gap in race two as he missed out once again -though this time by a mere 0.112sec.
It was a similar story on Sunday as Griffiths bagged another two wins ahead of Harrison, the first by a few seconds but the second by just 0.375sec, while Alex Latham made a clean sweep of third place.
Latham was back in action in the Forgotten Era races, but once again Griffiths couldn’t be stopped and all Latham and Clifford Washbrook could do was share seconds and thirds.
Four more wins came Griffiths’ way in the Up to 500cc category, beating CB500-mounted Ste Johnston on Saturday before Dan Catherall and Phillip Whalley took the runner-up spots on Sunday.
Along with a Forgotten Era lap record of 43.309, a Formula 400 record of 42.839 and an Up to 500cc record of 42,765 – all on the short course – Griffiths also broke the late Jim Stocks’ top win record of 11 in a weekend set way back in 2002.
”It was a mega two days,” Griffiths said. “And I had some great battles with Sam Eckersley, Alex Latham and Richie Harrison.
“It was great to get rider of the weekend and break three lap records – thanks to all my family and friends for the support and making it so much fun. Roll on Aberdare and the last Tonfanau meeting!”
*Image: Chris Swinton