Richard Lawson suffered the agony of an exclusion in the Semi-final of the British Final at Wolverhampton last night.
The Vortex Hammers Vice Captain, who scored 11 points in the qualifying heats, was excluded whilst in third after locking up, and causing Scott Nicholls to take avoiding action and lay his bike down. The Hammers other representative, Edward Kennett, scored seven points in the qualifying heats.
Tai Woffinden was crowned British Champion for the third year running after winning the final, which was re-run after Jason Garrity fell.
BRITISH FINAL, Wolverhampton
QUALIFYING SCORES: Tai Woffinden 13, Jason Garrity 13, Craig Cook 12, Richard Lawson 11, Scott Nicholls 10, Danny King 9, Chris Harris 9, Kyle Howarth 8, Carl Wilkinson 7, Edward Kennett 7, Steve Worrall 6, Lewis Blackbird 6, Adam Roynon 3, Andre, Compton 3, Leigh Lanham 2, Max Clegg 0 (res), Matt Williamson 0 (res), Ben Barker 0.
SEMI-FINAL: Cook, King, Nicholls, Lawson (exc).
FINAL: Woffinden, Cook, King, Garrity (f.exc)