Sunday 2nd April 1972
Dennis Priddle ran unopposed at Santa Pod in front of 23,000 people in the final to record the quickest E.T. outside the US with a 7.06 at 181mph. His opponent was to have been Clive Skilton but a sheared fuel pump drive in the fire up lane ended Clives race. Dennis had earlier set a new top speed record at 204mph. Clive was debuting the UKs first rear engined fueler, ‘Revolution 3’. Teething troubles saw a few non-starts for the car but by the end of the meeting Clive had recorded a best of 7.70. Freddie Whittle took the Top Competition Altered final in ‘Shutdown’.