The Glover Trophy was originally presented to the winner of the Richmond Formula 1 race, which was for contemporary F1 machinery. At the Goodwood Revival, the Glover Trophy is for post-1961 Formula 1 and Formula 1-based Tasman cars.
The 2009 Goodwood Revival saw veteran charger Martin Stretton keep Frank Sytner at bay to claim Glover Trophy honors. The pole-sitter got the better start aboard his Lotus 24 while Sytner’s similar car spun its wheels off the line. There was little between the experienced duo for most of the running until traffic come into play. An errant BRM pilot got in Stretton’s way while being lapped and Sytner piled on the pressure but was unable to take advantage.
The former British Touring Car Champion was never more than a few car lengths away until the closing stages when his pace noticeably slackened. His car began to sound increasingly ill and he dropped to fourth place on the fourteenth – and final – lap. American former F3 race winner James King was therefore promoted to second in his ex-Gurney Brabham ahead of Philip Keen.
Glover Trophy Race Results (14 laps)
1. Martin Stretton, Lotus 24
2. James King, Brabham BT7
3. Phillip Keen, Lotus 24
4. Frank Sytner, Lotus 24
5. Chris Locke, Lotus 32B
Fastest Lap: Martin Stretton, Lotus-BRM 24 at 1:25.330 (102.25 mph)