Bob Holden wins HTC trophy race at 81

Bob Holden took a race win in the Heritage Touring Cars at Morgan Park

Bob Holden took a race win in the Heritage Touring Cars at Morgan Park. pic: Darrin Mandy, Digital Realism

Eighty-one-year-old Bob Holden continues to add to his sizeable trophy collection, winning the Lloyd Bax Trophy as part of the weekend’s Heritage Touring Car round at Morgan Park.

The 1966 Bathurst 500 winner drove his Group A Toyota Corolla to a narrow victory over Frank Binding’s Army Reserve Group C Ford Falcon XD in a thrilling finish to the handicap race.

Holden’s Corolla took the flag just 0.56s ahead of Binding after the veteran missed a gear on the way to the finish line.

Holden was then unable to start the final race of the weekend due to engine problems.

Aside from Race 2, the meeting was dominated by Terry Lawlor and his ex-GIO Nissan GT-R, who took two poles and two race wins.

Saturday’s Race 1 saw Lawlor lead home the JPS BMW M3 of David Towe, with John Douglas’ Group C Mazda RX7 third from Anthony Compton (ex-Glenn Seton Ford Sierra) and Wayne Clift (Holden Commodore VK Group A).

Lawlor was again too good in the Sunday afternoon finale, with Towe, Douglas, Compton and Mark Taylor’s Commodore rounding out the top five.

The Heritage Touring Car season continues at Sydney Motorsport Park’s Muscle Car Masters on September 6-7.

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