Sunday 26 June 1988, Swaffham, Graham Hill Trophy
Report from Motoring News by Dave Cox

JOHN LOWE won the much coveted Graham Hill Memorial Trophy at an action packed meeting at Swaffham on June 26, winning the trophy for the second year running. The feature race opened the proceedings and one notable absentee was Basil Craske who was repairing his car after a shunt in practice. Kevin Stanford set the pace chased by Steve Jobson and Paul Rodgers. Jobson, Rodgers and Harry Lowe overtook Stanford in quick succession and engaged in a fraught dice for the lead while Marcus Retchless, J. Lowe and Harry Sayell were making steady progress through the pack. The battle for the lead was hotting up and H. Lowe had passed Rodgers and was alongside Jobson as they closed on backmarker, Wayne Smith. When Jobson moved out to pass Smith his car fish-tailed, touching both Smith and Lowe. Harry Lowe was forced wide and clipped a stranded car, launching him into the air and then into the fence, The yellow flags came out as Lowe climbed, shaken, but otherwise un-hurt, from his wrecked car. When the dust had settled Jobson was still leading, Retchless was up to second with J. Lowe and Sayell in tow. Jobson rapidly dropped down the order as J. Lowe took the lead to pull a few lengths clear of Retchless and Sayell by flag fall. John Weston just pipped Rod McLaughlan to fourth with newcomer David Shreeve sixth.

Stanford was the initial leader in race two until Rodgers and Retchless sped by. Further down the field J. Lowe's car shed a wheel while Craske was rapidly making up places. Try as he might, Rectchless couldn't find a way past Rodgers and Craske joined them in a battle for the lead. It took Craske five laps of hard work to hit the front but once there he pulled away for a clear win. Rodgers held off Retchless with Jobson fourth, ahead of Sayell and Weston.

Shreeve was the pacesetter in the final, pursued by Jobson and Mike Fowler, Fowler taking second place on lap four and the lead four laps later. Craske was soon through into second spot while Shreeve, his car now putting out a smokescreen, was hanging on to third from Rectchless and Sayell. Craske quickly caught Fowler to take the lead in the closing stages while a last lap drama saw Shreeve slide wide and collide with Retchless, delaying Sayell, as Weston nipped past to claim third from Sayell, Jobson and McLaughlan.