FORMER COVENTRY rider Dave Frith took the honours in Tuesday night’s Clubmans Trophy following a run off with Coventry teenager Dan Drewett.
Frith raced consistently throughout the meeting, as did Drewett, earning himself 19 points on the night.
Crucially, Frith won the coin toss and chose the inside starting position in the run-off – a decision which proved match-winning as the veteran just held off a jet-propelled gate from Drewett who went from grid four.
Frith then held Drewett for the remainder of the race – despite constant pressure from the teenager.
Elsewhere Paul Timms of Birmingham impressed with a 17 point return while Mick Knowles of Hedmondwicke raced to 16 – former world champion Ray Oliver was left frustrated with 15 points after running a last in one of his five rides.
Youngster Matthew Hambidge starred with 15, Birmingham’s Steve Hodgkinson totalled 14 and Shaun Reynolds announced his return to racing with a 13 point haul.
The Clubmans Trophy was aimed at providing riders who donate their time and effort for free of charge to their club for the benefit of others.