Monday September 19, 2011
TERRIFIC Tai Woffinden claimed a hat-trick of wins in the Gary Peterson Memorial Trophy with a spectacular maximum on his own Wolverhampton track on Monday.

And he admits he feels more confident than ever before after a string of unbeaten displays at Monmore.

He said: “It’s a sweet feeling to win it for a third year and it wasn’t easy, I had to work hard for it.

“The other guys put on a good show but I think my confidence helped me through. It’s just a shame we are so late in the season now.”

The Scunthorpe born youngster set out his stall with victory by an impressive margin in heat 2.

After another win in heat 5, he shrugged off Birmingham’s Danny King on the first lap of heat 10 before rounding another Birmingham man Ben Barker on the third turn.

In heat 15 he produced the move of the night, cutting back off turn four, and then charging under both Wolves colleagues Ricky Wells and Ty Proctor on the pits turn. Somehow all three stayed on their machines, before Woffinden’s Wolves team mates produced a thrilling battle for the rest of the race, with the American just taking second on the line.

Woffinden needed second place in heat 20 to guarantee victory, and he quickly saw off Ryan Fisher’s initial challenge.

Tai Woffinden 15, Danny King 13, Ricky Wells 12 (after run-off), Ryan Fisher 12, Ty Proctor 11, Ludvig Lindgren 10, Ben Barker 10, Tyson Nelson 7, Josh Auty 6, Aaron Summers 6, Lubos Tomicek 6, Kenny Ingalls 3, Mikkel Salamonsen 3, Adam Roynon 3, Ilya Bonderenko 2, Ashley Birks 1 (reserve), Ashley Morris 0 (reserve).

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