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Radio 2JJ Gold Star race

Oran Park, 21 Sep 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John McCormack Elfin MR6 [6741] - Repco Holden V8
Ansett Racing Team
48
2 Max Stewart Lola T400 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Sharp Corporation
48
3 John Leffler Bowin P8 [P8-136-74] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Grace Bros-Levi's Racing Team
48
4 Johnnie Walker Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Repco Holden V8
#25
48
5 Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5-B [5723] - Repco Holden V8
#12 Ansett Team Elfin (see note 1)
47
6 Kevin Bartlett Lola T400 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Shell Racing/K Bartlett
45
7 Terry Hook Lola T332 ['071-084'] - Chevrolet V8
Sharp Corporation
46
8 Bruce Allison Lola T332 [T330 HU22-2] - Chevrolet V8
Hobby & Toyland Racing (see note 2)
44
9 Paul Bernasconi Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Sharp Corporation (see note 3)
23
R Chris Milton McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
Ansett Racing/Milpower Heads
10
R Barry Lewis Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8
(see note 4)
5
R Geoff Brabham (ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 274 [274-017] - Ford twin cam
Grace Bros-Levi's Racing Team
4
AP John Goss McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
Ansett Racing/Milpower Heads
Also practiced
DNP John Goss Matich A53 [007] - Repco Holden V8
Did not take part in official practice
UNKE Graeme Lawrence Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
On entry list
DNA Gil Cameron McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Andrew Miedecke (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN7 - Ford twin cam
Grace Bros-Levi's Racing Team
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Max Stewart2427.21.9
2John McCormack2427.25.5
3John Leffler2427.28.3
4Bruce Allison2427.29.6
5Kevin Bartlett2427.48.9
6Johnnie Walker2427.59.1
7Garrie Cooper23
8Terry Hook23
Chris Milton10Clutch
Geoff Brabham4Electrical
Barry Lewis0Flat battery
Paul Bernasconi DNS
John Goss DNP
John Goss DNP
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1John McCormack2427.30.2
2Johnnie Walker2427.59.2
3John Leffler2427.59.4
4Max Stewart2428.15.4
5Garrie Cooper2428.22.2
6Terry Hook23
7Paul Bernasconi23
8Kevin Bartlett21
Bruce Allison20Accident
Barry Lewis5Flat battery
Chris MiltonDNS
Geoff BrabhamDNS
John GossDNP
John GossDNP
Qualifying
1 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 01.06.2
2 Bruce Allison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU22-2] - Chevrolet V8 01.06.3
3 John McCormack (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR6 [6741] - Repco Holden V8 01.06.4
4 Johnnie Walker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Repco Holden V8 01.07.7
5 John Leffler (F5000) 5-litre Bowin P8 [P8-136-74] - Chevrolet V8 01.08.1
6 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 01.08.1
7 Garrie Cooper (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5-B [5723] - Repco Holden V8 01.09.2
8 Geoff Brabham (ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 274 [274-017] - Ford twin cam 01.10.0
9 Terry Hook (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['071-084'] - Chevrolet V8 01.10.9
10 Paul Bernasconi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 01.12.5
11 Chris Milton (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 01.14.5
12 Barry Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8 01.14.9
- John Goss * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8 01.13.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Elfin MR5-B [5723] (Garrie Cooper): Works Elfin Sports Cars entry for Garrie Cooper in the 1972 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1973 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1974 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, and the 1975 Tasman and Australian Gold Star. Rebuilt in August 1975 as the MR5-B. Sold to John Edmonds for the last race of the Australian Gold Star, then the 1976 New Zealand and Australian Internationals, the 1976 national season, and the 1977 Australian Internationals. Then to Phil Ward 1977, and then with Mike Pope from 1980 to 1986. History then unknown until bought from Geoff Munday by Gavin Sala. Sold by Sala to Ken Smith in Nnew Zealand, and reportedly with Barrie Flett in 1994. The car is said to have spent time in a museum in NZ, before being bought by Smith again, and sold back to Geoff Munday some time before 2014.
  2. Lola T332 [T330 HU22-2] (Bruce Allison): New to Kevin Bartlett (Aus) 1973. First raced in Australia Sep 1973, then in Tasman 1974 but crashed in practice at Pukekohe and effectively written off. Rebuilt on T332 tub and raced in Gold Star from August 1974. To Bruce Allison March 1975 and raced in Australian Gold Star 1975, and New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976, but crashed and heavily damaged at Oran Park 1 Feb. Rebuilt again on another T332 tub and raced by Allison later in 1976. Sold to Kevin Bartlett for Australian Internationals 1977, then to Johnnie Walker (Aus) September 1977, and raced in Australia in 1978 and 1979. History then unknown until reappeared with Bob Minogue (Aus) in 1987, then to Paul Cromarty (Aus), then Adrian Whapham (NZ) in 1994 or 1995. To Stan Redmond (Christchurch, NZ) by 2001 and raced in F5000 Tasman Revival series. To Peter Sundberg (Auckland, New Zealand) 2009. Still owned by Sundberg in 2013. More information about Lola T330 HU22
  3. Lola T330 [HU1] (Paul Bernasconi): Works car for Frank Gardner at the end of 1972, then to Max Stewart for the 1973 Tasman series, the 1973 US series, 1973 Australian Gold Star, 1974 Tasman, and 1974 Gold Star. Driven by David Oxton in the 1975 New Zealand Tasman races, then by Stewart for last two races of Tasman 1975 after he gave up on his Lola T400. Driven by John Leffler, Stewart and Paul Bernasconi during 1975. To Ian Adams (NSW, Australia) 1976, and raced until 1982. Sold by Adams to Darcy Russell (Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia) in 1988, and raced in historic racing from 1992 onwards. Appeared regularly at the VHRR Phillip Island Classic from 1997 to 2016, and in the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. More information about Lola T330 HU1
  4. Matich A50 [001 as '002'] (Barry Lewis): New for Frank Matich to win the 1971 Australian GP, then raced in the New Zealand Tasman rounds before being renumbered '002' for the Australian Internationals. Matich won the 1972 Australian Gold Star in this car, and raced it in the 1973 Tasman series. Then to Barry Lewis in 1975 - Peter Roach 1976 - Dave Powell 1976 - John Briggs 1978 and damaged at a hillclimb. Via K & A Engineering to Gavin Sala 1984 or 1985, then to his son Bryan Sala. More information about Matich A50-001/002
  5. Lola T332 [HU28] (Graeme Lawrence): Graeme Lawrence (NZ) for Tasman 1974, New Zealand Gold Star 1974; Tasman 1975; Tasman 1976; Gold Star Oct/Nov 1976; Australian Internationals 1977 - Terry Hook (Aus) Australian Internationals 1978, Australian Internationals 1979; heavily crashed at a club event at Lakeside 21 Jun 1981. Rebuilt by March 1982 by Chas Talbot on a new tub. Sold to Bob Minogue and Pete Brennan in the mid-1980s who sold the rear end to Peter Bick to complete his ex-Davison HU34. The ex-Hook car was then built up with other parts and sold to Manuel Jimenez who in turn passed it to Murray Richards (Murrumbeena, Australia). To David Sharp (New Zealand) 1993. To Murray Sinclair (Hong Kong, and Christchurch, New Zealand) 2001, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to 2007. To Russell Greer (Blenheim, New Zealand) 2007, who continued to race it in the Revival series. More information about Lola T332 HU28
  6. McLaren M10B [400-02] (Gil Cameron): New to Neil Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at least one race in 1972. Then unknown until bought by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Donated parts to Tony Edmondson's Alfetta Chev sports sedan, and the remainder of the car stored at Elfin during the 1980s. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, Australia) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

Australian Gold Star results for the period 1971-1976 are now available from a variety Australian magazines and yearbooks. As well as Racing Car News, results have been cross-checked against the 1972 Australian Motoring Yearbook and the 1973 and 1974 Australian Competition Yearbooks. Information is added from Autosport where available. The 1975 season was collated by Glenn Moulds using Racing Car News, Australian Auto Action, Chequered Flag, Australian Competition Year, "50 Years Of The Australian Grand Prix" and "Australia's Elfin Sports and Racing Cars". For the 1976 season, Glenn was also able to use Motor Sport Reporter from R3 Calder onwards.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.