As always there will be a two-driver race to bring the track action to a close on the Saturday of Members’ Meeting. But in a change to tradition the Pierpoint Cup will take that place rather than the Gerry Marshall Trophy. The Pierpoint Cup is a race for V8 saloon cars that raced up to 1966. That means a field made up of Plymouth Barracudas, Ford Falcons, Mustangs and Galaxies. It will be one of the best sounding races Goodwood has ever had.
Gerry Marshall Trophy
Fear not touring car fans, the beloved race for Group 1 machines will still take place and will actually take up more of the Members’ Meeting than ever before. After the success of the Betty Richmond Trophy at 77MM, the Gerry Marshall Trophy at 78MM will be split into two heats and a final, all of 20 minutes. That means around 60 touring car legends of the ‘70s and early ‘80s will do battle. The heats will play out on Saturday before a winner-takes-all final on Sunday. Expect to see Chevy Camaros, Ford Capris, Rover SD1s, Triumph Dolomite Sprints, Mini 1275 GTs and Escort RS 2000s and more in action.
S.F. Edge Trophy
Also going through a format change is the S.F. Edge Trophy, one of the Members’ Meeting’s most beloved races, for Edwardian Specials from before 1923. After a successful trial at Goodwood SpeedWeek presented by Mastercard, the S.F. Edge Trophy will now be split into two, frantic, five-lap races across the weekend, the only distance-certain races of the event. If you saw how action-packed the two races at SpeedWeek were, you’ll know how exciting a prospect this new format will be.