The final day of the 2018 Goodwood Revival provided all the thrills and spills necessary to round off a fantastic weekend of historic motor-sport.
Goodwood Revival – Sussex Trophy
It was Phil Keen and his Lister ‘Knobbly’ Jaguar that provided an incredible pit-lane success, to win the Goodwood Revival Sussex Trophy. Following some problems on pole, the classic Jaguar was given a push into the pitlane, with Keen resigned to looking at what seemed to be the entire field passing him by.
Valour intact, Keen was soon on his way to delivering the mother of all come-backs ever witnessed on the hallowed tarmac of this iconic circuit.
Leading the pack was Roger Wills, who had now vanished into thin air, but Keen was hot on the heels of the man out front. Ripping his qualifying times to shred, the gap was diminishing by the seconds. Lap 15 saw the tenacious Keen hunting down the Kiwi like a hunter in disguise. Wills took a kerb nudge, which gave the opening required to see the green and yellow Lister cross the line in first position.
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RAC TT Celebration
Father and son, David and Olivier gave the expectant crowd a double ‘Hart’ attack, as the dynamic duo claimed a convincing victory in the 45-minute RAC TT Celebration thriller on Sunday afternoon.
The Cobra pilots were in pole position, but still had their work cut out, incurring a five second penalty after Hart senior apparently glanced the chicane. Following a 30 minutes stint behind the wheel, it was then Hart junior who continued the pairings domination, finally taking the chequered flag.
The Glover Trophy saw an ecstatic Joe Colasacco emerge victorious after an intriguing encounter with Andy Middlehurst during the 20-minute battle.
The American, driving Lawrence Auriana’s Ferrari 1512, patiently sat in his Lotus 25-mounted rival’s wheel-tracks from halfway round the first lap to the penultimate tour before jumping him with a brilliantly-timed manoeuvre at Woodcote. It was a fantastic display of precision driving from both men who were rarely more than a fraction of a second apart as they left everyone else in their wake.
St. Mary’s Trophy
19-year-old Olivier Hart took a brilliant win in the incident-filled second instalment of the St. Mary’s Trophy saloon car race. The Dutch teen, whose Alfa Romeo 1600GTA was driven by fellow countryman Tom Coronel yesterday, drove brilliantly in a race of two parts. Lotus Cortina man Mike Jordan led Roger Wills’ lumbering Mercury Cyclone at the start, but there were frenetic battles up and down the order.