An almost perfect weekend of racing has seen Welshman Tony Griffiths secure three separate championship titles in a single weekend, with one round of the season still remaining!
Tony was racing with the Preston & District Club at the short but technical Three Sisters Circuit in Lancashire, a venue where he’d previously picked up 12 back-to-back race victories at the club’s July meeting on his Kawasaki ZXR400.
This time around, Tony didn’t quite manage to maintain a 100% winning record as he topped the podium of five of a possible six occasions, but he did do enough to take home some championship silverware.
Tony was closely followed by the impressive Alex Latham in the opening Forgotten Era contest, bagging the win by less than half a second. Latham would take second in the next race in the very same class, although Tony was able to pull out a bigger lead by the time the chequered flag was waved.
The opening Formula 400 contest was an incredibly tight affair as Griffiths and Latham battled it out with Myerscough College’s Richie Harrison, as Tony snatched the win with a 0.132s margin. Harrison took a tumble in race two while leading the way, and Griffiths was able to hang on for the win with Alex Latham very close behind.
In the Up To 500cc class, Dan Catherall managed to find a way past Tony with two laps to go in the opener, as the soon-to-be champion had to settle for second. However, Tony ended his weekend on a high by taking the win from Catherall by several seconds.
He will now be looking ahead to Darley Moor at the coming weekend, where he will be hoping to add another title to his haul for 2019!
Congratulations to Tony on defending his F400 title, and winning the Forgotten Era and Up to 500cc championships.
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Image credit – Alex Latham Racing