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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Oulton Park, 30 Sep 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bill Gubelmann March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#16 (see note 1)
20 0.30.31.2
108.56
2 Cyd Williams March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 2)
20
3 Ray Allen Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#57 D.J.Bond
20
4 Chris Meek Brabham BT38 [28] - Ford BDA BRM
#41 Tate of Leeds (Racing) (see note 3)
20
5 Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart
#9 F.R.Gerard (see note 4)
20
6 Mike Mather March 712M [12] - Ford BDA Hart
#21 (see note 5)
20
R Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7
11 Accident on Nicholson's debris
R John Nicholson Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA
#19
11 Accident
R Jim Murdoch Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Smith
#58
Fuel pump
R Stephen Choularton Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Ford BDA Autovita
#12 (see note 6)
0 Spun
UNK John Lepp Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson
#25 Bob Howlings Racing Team (see note 7)

UNK Roger Keele Puma HM22A - Ford BDA
#28 McKechnie Racing Organisation

UNK Jonny Dimsdale Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES
#55

UNK John Day Hawke DL6A [1] - Ford twin cam
#61 (see note 8)

UNK John Calvert March 722 [29] - Ford BDA
#77 (see note 9)

DNA Dick Barker Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Endean Lyncar 001 [001] - Ford BDA
#20
Did not arrive
DNA Ronnie Mackay Brabham BT30 [14] - Ford BDA Hart
#37 Dunnets Garage/Team MRE (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Reg James Brabham BT28 [38] - Ford BDA
#47
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Broster Tecno 68/F3 - Ford twin cam
#49 Newbridge Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Edgar Alexis Mk20 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#53
Did not arrive
DNA Willie Green Chevron B20 - Ford BDA
#62 Hire International Racing Enterprises
Did not arrive
DNA H A Rose Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA Vegantune
#80
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bill Gubelmann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart 1.30.6
2 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden 1.30.8
3 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 1.31.8
4 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA 1.32.4
5 Chris Meek (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [28] - Ford BDA BRM 1.32.4
6 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden 1.33.2
7 John Lepp (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson 1.33.4
8 Jim Murdoch (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Smith 1.33.6
9 John Calvert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [29] - Ford BDA 1.33.6
10 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Hart 1.33.6

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [24] (Bill Gubelmann): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) to use in the 1972 Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic championship. The car was blue and yellow, and wore #16 all season. Gubelmann won six races and narrowly pipped Cyd Williams to the championship title. The car was sold to fellow American Jas Patterson (Rosslyn Heights, NY) for 1973, repainted red and white, and entered for him by Texaco Team Racing/RIR in the 1973 British season. By July, the car had been updated to 73B specification. Patterson retained the car for 1974, but was seen less often after August while the car was apparently shipped to Watkins Glen for the Pro Atlantic race that supported the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in October. Patterson did not race it again, but the car was back in the UK by early November when it was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 722 [39] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden Racing in April 1972 for Cyd Williams (Sandbach, Cheshire) to drive in British Formula Atlantic. It replaced the Chevron B18 which had taken Williams to two wins earlier in the season. Once he had the car to his liking, Williams won six out of the next nine races, but narrowly lost the championship to Bill Gubelmann. Run by Graham Eden Racing for Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) in 1973. The car was sold to Philip Dowell (Ombersley, Worcestershire) for 1974, but during pre-season testing at Silverstone, he hit the bank heavily at Woodcote corner and died later in hospital. It is assumed that the March was destroyed in the accident.
  3. Brabham BT38 [28] (Chris Meek): New to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and driven by Chris Meek in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. To Bobby Howlings and raced briefly in libre in 1973, then on to Richard Shardlow (Baslow, Derbyshire) and raced in British hillclimbs from June onwards, fitted with a Rondel Cosworth BDE. To Alister Douglas-Osborn (West Hagley, Worcestershire) for 1974 and hillclimbed again, now with a 2.0 Hart Cosworth BDG. Retained by "ADO" for 1975 but modified by Pilbeam (as the 'R15') and raced with a 2.2-litre BDG, winning one British championship hillclimb and also two RAC sprint events at the end of the season. Modified further by Pilbeam for 1976 as the R22, and fitted with a F1 Cosworth DFV V8 engine. In this form it won six RAC British championship rounds in 1976, as well as winning the Guyson BARC series. Used again in this form in 1977, winning seven RAC rounds and both the RAC and BARC titles, but the car was written off in a crash at Doune in September. What was salvageable was used in the construction of a new Pilbeam MP22 for Malcolm Dungworth for 1978.
  4. Brabham BT35 [43] (Bob Salisbury): Sold to Bob Gerard for Bob Salisbury, October 1971. At Castle Combe 9 Oct 1971 the entry list has Salisbury in the Gerard team's BT30, but press reports say he uses a new BT35. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Salisbury's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972, and again at Oulton Park, 30 Sep 1972. Press reports sold to Harry Gilbert for 1973 season. Observed by Adam Ferrington on Harry Gilbert's car at Oulton Park, 7 Jul 1973.
  5. March 712M [12] (Mike Mather): March director Graham Coaker left the company in early 1971 and as part of his settlement, he acquired a March 712M. Coaker, who had not raced since F3 in 1969, was due to debut the car in a NSCC libre race at Silverstone on Easter Monday but crashed during practice, hitting the marshal's post at Woodcote and suffering a broken leg. As a result of complications from the injury, he contracted blood poisoning and died in hospital on 23 May. The March was sold by his widow Carol to Mike Mather (St Helens, Lancashire) who fitted it with a Hart BDA and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series. Also raced by younger brother Kim Mather in libre. Retained for 1973 but crashed heavily at Brands Hatch in March and not seen again. Surviving components may have been consumed in Kim Mather's bitza March 712M/752 in 1975.
  6. Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] (Stephen Choularton): New to Team Bardahl for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1970. Sold to LIRA for 1971, and raced by Reine Wisell in F2, winning at Pau in April. To Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) for British Formula Atlantic, and also driven by his young mechanic Jim Crawford in libre at Croft. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, but to Warren Booth (Blackburn, Lancashire) for libre in 1975. Retained for 1976 and 1977, when it was fitted with a 2-litre Richardson BDA. Believed to be the 2-litre Lotus 69 then raced by Clive Astley in north-western sprints in 1977 and 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Chevron B20 [72-4] (John Lepp): To Bob Howlings Racing Team for John Lepp (Altrincham, Cheshire) to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. Won at Croft in August and had several other good placings. Subsequent history unknown but likely to be the Joe Shepherd car in SCCA Formula B in 1973.
  8. Hawke DL6A [1] (John Day): The entry list for the first Atlantic race at Brands includes John Day in a Hawke DL6A-BDA, but the car does not seem to appear before Oulton Park, 3 Jul 1971. Three DL6As are known to exist, chassis 2 and 3 in North America with some traceable histories in 1971. Because of the entry in March, and the absence of chassis 1, this is assumed to have been the first of David Lazenby's few Atlantic cars. The car seems to have been sold to Ted Dzierzek early in 1973 and used in Scottish hillclimbs and libre races.
  9. March 722 [29] (John Calvert): New to John Calvert (Seaham, County Durham), and raced in Formula Atlanic and libre racing in 1972. The car regularly wore #77, and was described as white or blue. Sold to Mike Mather (St Helens, Merseyside) and used by him, and once by brother Kim Mather, in Formula Atlantic and libre in early 1973. Sold to John Kitchen in mid-season, and used by him in sprints and hilclimbs in late 1973 and in 1974. Unknown in 1975, but it reappeared in 1976 hill-climbed by Peter Riley. At first it was said to have a Cosworth FVA engine, but it had a Richardson BDA in 1977. Riley was still using the 722 in speed events as late as 1984. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Brabham BT30 [14] (Ronnie Mackay): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schlomer and raced by him and by Cherie Schlomer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.

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' orginal results.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.

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Individual sources for this event

Programme [AF], MN 5 Oct 1972 p24. May be the 20th round of the series.