Monday May 13, 2013
TAI Woffinden realised a dream by winning his first-ever British title on home shale.

Wolverhampton star Woffinden romped to a 15-point maximum in the hugely successful British Final at Monmore Green and then made no mistake in the Grand Final by edging out reigning champion Scott Nicholls, Chris Harris and surprise packet Craig Cook.

It was the perfect display by Woffinden in a meeting which was held on the first anniversary of the death of former Great Britain international Lee Richardson.

And he was keen to dedicate the title to Richardson’s memory – along with his father, Rob Woffinden, the man responsible for starting Tai’s speedway career.

He said: “I really don’t know what to say, I’m speechless I really am.

“This means so much to me. I said before the meeting I wanted the title so badly, I won the Under 18, I won the Under 21 and now I’ve won the British title itself.

“I just want to thank everyone who has helped me achieve this, my sponsors, the Wolves fans and management, everyone.

“And I want to dedicate this title to Lee Richardson and my father. That’s really all I can say.”

The meeting had plenty of exciting racing in front of a crowd which was up on the corresponding fixture last season.

Woffinden will now be looking to keep the form going in round four of the Speedway Grand Prix where he is Britain’s only representative in Prague this weekend.

BRITISH FINAL, Wolverhampton
QUALIFYING SCORERS: Tai Woffinden 15, Chris Harris 13, Craig Cook 12, Edward Kennett 12, Scott Nicholls 11, Danny King 10, Josh Auty 8, Jason Garrity 8, Chris Schramm 6, Oliver Allen 5, Richie Worrall 5, Kyle Howarth 5, Ben Barker 4, Ashley Birks 2, Kyle Newman (res) 2, James Wright 1, Joe Haines 1..

SEMI-FINAL: Cook, Nicholls, Kennett, King.

FINAL: Woffinden, Nicholls, Harris, Cook.

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