It was back to eight cars for the latest Lombard North Central rounds despite the addition of the Ippokampos March 743 of Buzz Buzaglo and things weren’t improved when the third gear on Tony Rouff’s GRD failed just before the race as it had in practice. Previous regular runner Bob Arnott failed to make it with an engine shortage for his Modus M1. As in previous races the grid numbers were increased by the addition of other runners, this time it was the F Fords
Brian Henton went straight into the lead and proceeded to pull away to a nearly 23 second win, initially José Santo challenged Alex Ribeiro but he gradually fell away to finish third. Derek Lawrence drove a good race to take fourth despite the handicap of the 1600 cc engine fitted to his Ehrlich. Nicholas von Preussen was out on lap 1 when his March retired with a flat rear tyre and a blown head gasket.