GRIFFITH'S riders have left the competition in their dust, capturing a massive 12 national titles at this year's Australian Classic Dirt Track Championships.
Riders from the Griffith Motor Sports Club travelled to Canberra earlier this month to take on some of the best riders from all over the country.
Wet conditions on the first day of competition failed to dampen the spirits of the Griffith riders and improved conditions on the Sunday enabled the locals to continue their red-hot winning streak.
The Cinderella story of the weekend went to David Gras, who finally clinched the all-ages pre-1975 125cc title after years of being so close and yet so far from the top podium.
Anthony Gras made his own mark on the nationals when his first tilt at the titles saw him secure second place in the pre-1975 263cc and over, under 49 years, and third in the pre-1975 250cc, under 49 years, events.
Returning from a hugely successful stint in the US, veteran Peter Lee was all class in his events, taking out the title in the pre-1975 250cc, over 50 years.
Lee then led a group of Griffith riders to victory in the all-ages pre-1975 263cc and over, with Darren Druitt coming in a close second and David Gras taking out third.
Garry Lorenzi also came home with the silverware after a well-deserved win in the pre-1975 unlimited, over 50s class, while Phil Ivanoff rode hard all weekend to take third place in the pre-1978 125cc event.
In a brilliant display of sidecar racing and teamwork, Rod Watts and his passenger Darren Druitt, came home with first place in the sidecar event and the popular duo received a standing ovation from the Griffith contingent on their return to the pits.
The multi-talented Darren Druitt then backed up to take out the All Powers title, making him the most successful Griffith rider bringing home three national trophies.
Other Griffith riders to represent the Griffith club were Mitch Forrest, Floyd Sutcliffe, Raymond McLean and Kieran Virago.
Members of the Griffith Club thanked their supporters, pit crews and helpers for contributing to their success and to Colleen Lee for her brilliant photography.