OCTOBER 1 can’t come fast enough for Bathurst sidecar racer Sean Griffiths – that is when he will take part in Australia’s biggest sidecar event.
Griffiths will head to Tamworth’s Oakburn Park Speedway for the opening two rounds of the East Coast Sidecar Roundup’s dirt track series.
He will form one of 22 dirt track sidecar teams at the event, which will also feature 23 speedway sidecars contesting their own title.
Outfits from New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, South Australia and even New Zealand will be competing.
“We are all pumped our end for what is shaping up to be arguably the biggest sidecar event in this country,” Griffiths said.
“[It’s] Unbelievable really with fantastic support from both disciplines of the sidecar fraternity.”
Griffiths prepared for the 2016 East Coast Sidecar Roundup by competing in the recent Griffith Classic.
He paired with swinger Paul Cooper on day one of the Riverina event before partnering Levi Quade on day two. They raced over five rounds.
“Despite the bad weather, the track was awesome and very fast. It was a credit to the Griffith club and Rod Watts for all their hard work in track preparation,” Griffiths said.
Griffiths ended up placing second overall in the modern sidecars class.