Fisken to the fore in John Duff Trophy thriller

Members Meeting | Press Article 16/04/24

Just 0.9sec blanketed the top two finishers following a thrilling John Duff Trophy race for vintage sports cars, with Vauxhall man Gregor Fisken just edging out Frazer Nash ‘Chain Gang’ racer Philip Champion. Fisken, who first raced the 30-98 ‘Brooklands Special’ as a 17-year-old back in 1982, made a tentative start from pole position, and dropped down the order at the start, as Bentley ace Ben Collings led from Champion. However, the latter asserted himself heading into Madgwick for the third time, while Fisken recovered brilliantly and was soon lapping two seconds faster than the leader. Champion and Collings continued to wage war, until the latter fell back into the clutches of eventual third place finisher, Invicta driver Trevor Swete. Fisken was only assured of victory as backmarkers came into play on the final tour.