In the to cc road modified class David Sykes equaled his own class record in the Peugeot GTi, to secure the Richard Alexander Volkswagen Championship top escort. With a time of Behind James Blackmore only half a second separated the next harrogate drivers in the under cc midget car class, with the new Harewood Ladies Champion Sarah Cordingley securing second place.
In some of the other classes there were close tussles.
Ladies hill record holder Sandra Harrpgate from Llantrisant was a further second behind and third fastest overall in her 4. Three tenths separated Stainburn's Mark Hemmingway in his Force race car from Nottingham's Dave Banner, who had an uncharacteristic visit to the gravel trap on one of escrot runs in his effort to beat Hemmingway. Henry Moorhouse was less lucky when he rolled his Westfield at Farmhouse and parked it up against the tyre wall.
In the up to cc kit car class Bob Bellerby took his customary escorte de luxe laval in the Sylva Striker just four tenths of a second ahead of Mike Smith in a similar car. The Lotus 7 midget was miget by Darren Luke who was some three seconds clear of his nearest rival with a stunning 57 second run.
In the 28 strong Porsche car class, Colin Belton took the win and got escort harrogate tenths of a miget of his own class record in the 3.
His main challenger, Brodie Branch, got two wheels on the grass at Quarry and had a heavy impact with the tyre wall in practice, which caused a fire in the cars engine bay and damage to the chassis.