Nicky Leventis and Bobby Verdon-Roe claimed a resounding Lavant Cup victory, the latter anchoring the win with an epic drive in their Ferrari 246S. Leventis started the two driver, one-hour race from pole but a poor start dropped him down the order.
Graham Dodd took the lead in Dick Skipworth’s Tojeiro-Jaguar but was unable to shake off historics star Gary Pearson in Carlos Monteverde’s Lister-Jaguar. Just 1.2-seconds split the leading duo until Dodd pitted after 29 minutes to hand the car over to Barrie Williams.
Leventis had stopped five minutes sooner, team-mate Verdon-Roe hauling the car into contention with a sensational drive. Within one flying lap he was producing consistently quick times and, following all the driver changes, he built-up a sizable lead. He was lapping three seconds a lap faster than Williams who came home in second place with Monteverde a smoky third. Verdon-Roe claimed later: “It was like a Sunday drive. You just drive around enjoying yourself.”