HE had mechanical and passenger struggles, but Bathurst sidecar racer Sean Griffiths still managed to place fifth overall in the East Coast Sidecar Roundup (ECSR).
An annual event which included dirt track sidecar racers like Griffiths for the first time this year, the roundup was conducted over four rounds.
Griffiths made a strong start by qualifying for the semi-finals in the opening two rounds at Tamworth in October. He backed that up with solid performances late last month at Wagga Wagga and Albury.
“I am very happy with the results I achieved this year,” Griffiths said.
“It’s been a huge year, and a learning curve with motor issues and struggles with passengers.”
Having paired with Queensland’s Tom Green in the first two rounds, for the closing weekend of competition Griffiths had a new passenger in Matt Morgan.
He had experience swinging on a speedway bike, but the ECSR was the first time Morgan had been part of a dirt track entry.
Still, that did not hamper the duo.
“In the first race we hit the front and from there never looked back with a finish in every race over the weekend in the top three,” Griffiths said “In the main final on Saturday we managed fourth and were top five in the series.”