John Player (British) Formula Atlantic Series Race
Brands Hatch, 14 Sep 1975
|1||Gunnar Nilsson||Chevron B29 [29-75-25] - Ford BDA Swindon
#59 Rapid Movements Ltd-Ted Moore
(see note 1)
|2||Brett Riley||Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
|3||Brian Henton||Wheatcroft R18  - Ford BDA Cook
#18 Donington Park Collection/Wheatcroft Racing
|4||Mike Franey||Chevron B27 [27-74-16] - Ford BDA Gray
Samatco Ltd (see note 2)
|5||Philip Sharp||Lyncar 005  - Ford BDA Nicholson
|6||Tony Brise||Modus M3 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#3 Team Modus
|7||Paul Butler||Brabham BT28  - Ford BDA
Victoria Sporting Club
|8||Val Musetti||March 74B  - Ford BDA Swindon
#14 Bernigra Ice Cream (London)
|9||Cyd Williams||Brabham BT40  - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Harrisons of Birmingham
|10||Nick May||Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#15 Dave Price Racing
|R||Jim Crawford||Chevron B29 [29-75-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#2 SDC Racing (see note 3)
|R||Ted Wentz||Lola T360 [HU7] - Ford BDA Swindon
#10 Wella International Hair Care
|R||Stephen Choularton||Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Hart
#7 SDC Racing
|R||Peter Wardle||Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Swindon
|UNK||Graham Perry||March 74B [742-23] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#31 Harrisons of Birmingham
|DNS||Bob Muir||Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford BDA Swindon
#25 Bob & Marj Brown
|Did not start
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Gunnar Nilsson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-25] - Ford BDA Swindon|
|2||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15  - Ford BDA Swindon|
|3||Jim Crawford||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-15] - Ford BDA Hart||0.57.6|
|4||Stephen Choularton||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Hart||0.59.0|
|5||Bob Muir *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Birrana 273 [273-009] - Ford BDA Swindon|
|6||Nick May||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDA Nicholson|
|7||Mike Franey||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-16] - Ford BDA Gray|
|8||Brett Riley||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson|
|13||Tony Brise||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 - Ford BDA Nicholson|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B29 [29-75-25] (Gunnar Nilsson): Chassis number noted on Matt Spitzley's Rapid Movements car by Adam Ferrington at John Player Atlantic round at Oulton Park, May 26, 1975. [Contradicts Chevron build record, which shows B29.75.18 as consigned to Rapid Movements, and 25 as blank.] This suggests that 25 may be a replacement chassis built up after a testing accident. Spitzley replaced by Gunnar Nilsson towards the end of the 1975 season. Sold to John Gibb in South Africa for the 1976 Atlantic series there. [A/S 22 Jan 76 p5]. In 1976 initially entered by Gibbs’s sponsors for Trevor van Rooyen, but does not appear. Since there are no other available B29s in South Africa later in 1977 [29.75.15 being owned by Trochanni] this was probably the car of Rhodesian driver Geoff Frizell.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-16] (Mike Franey): Sold to Peter Williams, June 1974. Motoring News report for John Player Atlantic round at Brands Hatch 14 Sep 1975 describes Mike Franey's Samatco Racing car as 'ex Williams'. John Scannell’s B27 in 1976 Indyatlantic races is described as 'ex Franey'. Interesingly, this car is entered at Brands Hatch 3 Oct 1976 by 'J. Sumner', suggesting that this car is also that used in the Indyatlantic series by Jeremy Sumner, and once by Mike Wilds. The car always appears as #27 and Sumner and Scannell are never entered together. Martin Murphy has an 'ex Williams' B27 at a Thruxton Formula Libre race (MN 31 Mar 1977 p6]. Owned by hill-climber Phil Sharp in 1984.
- Chevron B29 [29-75-15] (Jim Crawford): Chassis number noted on Jim Crawford’s car by Adam Ferrington at John Player Atlantic round at Oulton Park, May 26, 1975. [Confirms Chevron build record.] A/S report for that race says that this is a new car, suggesting that to this point Crawford had used the earlier works car [29.75.2A] which then reappears a week later with James Crawley. MN report of Southern Organs Atlantic round at Silverstone, August 3, 1975 says that Derek Cook 'had an outing in Jim Crawford's usual Chevron as his own car is not yet ready' [MN 7 Aug 75 p11]. The car was probably run for the works by SDC rather than owned by them, because A/S and MN report that Richard Morgan runs the ex Crawford car, ‘hired from the works’ beginning with the Southern Organs Atlantic round at Oulton Park, October 4, 1975. Sold to Len Booysen in South Africa for the 1976 season there [A/S 15 Feb 76 says Boyden's car is 'ex Crawford works development chassis'] - however Ian Hebblewhite reports that this was chassis 15, rather than 2A, by then probably in the USA - then passed on to Dorino Trocani, who used the car in 1977-78 in South Africa. [described as 'ex Booysen' A/S 16 Feb 78 p6]. This history confirmed by the current owner.
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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