Wood soaks up pressure to win Richmond Trophy

Goodwood Revival | Press Article 17/04/24

For immediate release: Sunday September 10 2017

Tony Wood batted away the competition and the weather to win the Richmond Trophy for front-engined Grand Prix cars of the 1950s.

The race wasn’t without drama with Nick Adams’ Ferguson losing a wheel off the line, the car tobogganing off course in a shower of sparks.

Miles Griffiths led initially aboard Philip Walker’s Lotus 16, building up a five-second lead by quarter-distance. Unfortunately, the car was forced into retirement shortly thereafter, which left last year’s winner Julian Bronson in the lead in his Scarab-Offenhauser from Wood with Lotus man Joaquin Folch-Rusinol in third.

Wood muscled his way in front with ten minutes left to run and managed to move away from Bronson who was baulked by backmarkers. The Scot’s margin of victory after 25 minutes of thrilling racing in damp conditions was 0.9-seconds.



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