10 June 1984, Northampton
Report from Motoring News, by John Hyam

GARY POLLARD missed his defence of the "Bill Boarer Memorial Trophy" at Northampton because of a damaged car. But he went along to the meeting and handed the trophy over to this season's winner, Bill's son Alf. It was the second time that Alf has won the event. He was winner in its 1980 inaugural season. Alf was in dynamic form and he made a clean sweep of the winning places — in a meeting which had been switched froth Bovingdon because of problems with the Hertfordshire track. Boarer battled through from a rear grid position to win all three races.

The first race for the Boarer Trophy saw him lead home Brian Forrest, Malcolm Goodman and Mick Fowler. Early leader Jerry Pinney went out of contention when he hit the fence and damaged the rear of his car, and Ray Coulson hit detergent sprayed on an oil patch, spinning out of the race.

Rod McLaughlin led the second race until five laps from home when he was overtaken by Boarer. There was more bad luck for McLaughlin, when his engine failed on the last bend, although he had enough momentum to take third place from Forrest and Coulson.

In the final race, the third round of the "Angel Hotel, Northampton" Championship, Boarer won a close race from Forrest, after "boxing" him among slower cars four laps from the finish. Goodman an early leader —and Dave Cox finished third and fourth.

• A doubt hangs over the Antwerp track in Belgium staging this season's European Championship. Work is still taking place on the circuit and indications are the meeting could switch to Ploegerstraat.