There were quite a few non-starters, David Howard had not fixed his Jaguar XJ12 and reigning Group 1 champion Jim McLoughlin had suffered overheating in his new Capri. This left some big holes at the front of the grid and Tim Scott Andrews powered into the lead. Neil made a very good start but to no avail as the race was red flagged after a coming together between William Jenkins and the Rovers of Alan Roper and Nathan Turner.
Come the restart Tim went away for an easy win over Mark Fowler (Capri) and Steve Cripps (RS2000)
Neil was 6th in the Fiesta after battling with Andy Johnson and Ian Fowler in their Golfs