25 May 1987, Northampton, Graham Hill Memorial
report by Dave Cox from Motoring News

John Lowe took his Dastle-Ford to a fine win in a thrilling Graham Hill Memorial Trophy at Northampton on Bank, Holiday Monday, briefly interrupting the Sinclair brothers' winning sequence.

The 20 lap Memorial race opened the proceedings with Brian Wright leading the field away. Scott Roth moved through to challenge Wright and take the lead on lap four with Eddy Ricketts third ahead of a jostling pack of cars including Marcus Retchless, defending title holder Anthony Brewer and David Wesbroom. There was some hectic dicing between the star men as they worked their way through with J.Lowe leading the charge. Lowe took the outside line to move from sixth to first in the space of two laps and at half distance J.Lowe led Roth, Basil Craske, Brewer, G.Sinclair and M.Retchless. Roth slipped down the order as Craske chased J.Lowe, G.Sinclair passed Brewer and P.Sinclair joined the leader board. Paul Sinclair soon disposed of M.Retchless and Brewer to challenge Graham for third, slipping by with five laps to run. John Lowe ran out the winner from a rapidly closing Craske, P.Sinclair, G.Sinclair, Harry Lowe and Brewer.

The second race was the third round of the Angel Hotel Championship and newcomer Phillip Retchless set the pace, pursued initially by Roth and Ricketts until Wesbroom, Brewer and P.Sinclair sped by. Brewer spun off, P.Sinclair overtook Wesbroom who soon had G.Sinclair filling his mirrors while J.Lowe, Harry Sayell and Craske scrapped for fifth. In the closing stages Paul Sinclair harried P.Retchless mercilessly until with the flag in sight Retchless slid wide and Paul nipeed through for victory. G.Sinclair finished third ahead of Wesbroom, Sayell and Craske.

Phillip Retchless was the early leader in the 15 lap final until Roth took over for a five lap stint at the front. P.Retchless spun off and M.Retchless briefly held second before G.Sinclair, Craske and P.Sinclair, went by in quick succession, Graham Sinclair hitting the front on lap eight to open up a small lead which he maintained to the finish, Craske beat P.Sinclair by a nose after a furious battle for second with, J. Lowe fourth ahead of the dicing M.Retchless and Wesbroom.