WOFFY WINS BRITISH TITLE

Monday June 16, 2014
HOME favourite Tai Woffinden claimed an unforgettable second British Final win on a night filled with drama at Monmore Green.

The World Champion emerged from a chaotic final as Champion for the second consecutive year to send a huge crowd into raptures.

Having set a new track record of 53.67 seconds in his opening ride, it appeared firm favourite Woffinden would have few problems defending his crown.

Yet he would have things far from his own way during the meeting, being forced to hold his nerve and navigate his way through the semi-finals.

Having been handed a tough gate three in the decisive race he made three blistering starts only to see the race stopped following first bend spills on all three occasions with no riders giving an inch.

Yet he nipped underneath the impressive Ben Barker to hit the front and take the chequered flag, capping off a stunning night of action.

And Woffinden was understandably in jubilant mood following a remarkable evening.

He said: "I rose to the occasion like I have done in the past and I'm just pumped to have won it again.

"It wasn't always easy tonight but I was just delighted it all came good in the end, and I can take this forward and really push on for the rest of the season.

"It's one of the things that was on my checklist for this year, to try and win the British Final again, so to get the job done is an awesome feeling."

Classy Belle Vue and Edinburgh man Craig Cook snatched second place and the wildcard for the British Grand Prix - worthy reward for an excellent showing - whilst Barker rounded off the rostrum places.

GP regular Chris Harris also made the Grand Final having worked his way through the semi-final having seen Scott Nicholls controversially excluded after the pair clashed.

Highly-rated youngster Jason Garrity - who sensationally defeated Woffinden earlier in the night - also claimed a semi-final spot following a gutsy showing.

Yet it was eventually all about Woffinden, as he overcame adversity to claim another huge win in his flourishing career.

BRITISH FINAL, Wolverhampton
QUALIFYING SCORES: Craig Cook 13, Ben Barker 13, Tai Woffinden 12, Scott Nicholls 12, Jason Garrity 9, Chris Harris 9, Simon Stead 9, Danny King 7, Richie Worrall 7, Charles Wright 7, Richard Lawson 6, Lewis Bridger 5, Lewis Blackbird 4, Edward Kennett 3, Leigh Lanham 2, Steve Boxall 2.
SEMI-FINAL: Woffinden, Harris, Garrity, Nicholls (DSQ).
GRAND FINAL: Woffinden, Cook, Barker, Harris.


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