Lakeville, CT — The 60-year-old Lime Rock Park did last weekend’s Historic Festival up in style with three days of spirited historic car racing that put Formula Juniors, Tin Tops, grand tourers, road-going sporting and sports racing cars, as well as not-quite-street-legal racers, on the track.
Special Guest Ray Mallock set a quick and winning pace in Duncan’s Dilemma group of front-engined and drum-braked Formula Juniors in his 1960 Mallock U2 Mk2 chassis 2 that was designed by his father and built by John Harwood. Ray oversaw its restoration to original 1960 specification and steered it to 3rd in the 2016 Monaco Historic Grand Prix.
Mallock and Duncan Rabagliati, chairman of the Formula Junior Historic Racing Association, joined the Lime Rock Park venue of the FJ Diamond Jubilee World Tour at the mid-point of their North American outings for the Bob Woodward Trophy.
“Kent’s [Bain] Domain: “Not Quite Street Legal” group was closely contested between Richard Attwood and David Gussack. Attwood, 24 Hours of Le Mans and Monte Carlo Formula Junior race victor, charged to two 1st-place wins and one 2nd in a Holman Ford GT40 brought by Lee Holman of Holman & Moody in Charlotte, N.C.
Gussack’s 1963 Triumph Spitfire earned him one 1st and two 2nd place wins; another 1st was secured against Simon Kirkby, Lime Rock Park’s director and head driver coach of the private Lime Rock Drivers Club, who dogged the pair in his 1973 Alfa Romeo GTV.