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Indylantic Championship Round

Croft, 31 May 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Richard Scott Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDA Swindon
#111 Dicksons of Perth-Fife and Kinross Motor Auctions
35 0.40.28.2
90.80 mph
2 Tony Rouff Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon
#21 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
35 0.40.51.2
3 Alo Lawler Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#10 L&B Excavations
35 0.40.51.4
4 Ted Wentz Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon
#9 Swan Lager Racing (see note 1)
35 0.41.13.2
5 John Bicht Swift SA1 (Lotus 69) [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Swindon
#34
34
6 Norman Dickson Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDA
#707 Dicksons of Perth-British Caledonian Airways
32
7 Steve Prior McLaren M21 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#194 Capital Radio-Applied Racing Techniques
(see note 2)

8 Adrian Russell GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon
#23

R Derek Cook Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDA Cook
#24 (see note 3)
28 Accident
R Steve Carvill Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#208 Radio Luxembourg/Applied Racing Techniques
25 Engine
R David Winstanley Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 Withers of Winsford
13 Accident
R Terry Perkins Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Harrisons of Birmingham/Graham Eden Racing
11 Brakes
R Phil Dowsett Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA
#6 Sangria Designs
0 Accident
R Mike King Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#7 Bruach Racing

DNS Jeremy Rossiter Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Cook
#3 Spax Dampers/CCC Magazine
Did not start
(Accident)
DNS Ken Bailey Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#12
Did not start
(Rear wing)
DNA Bob Brown Chevron B27 [27-74-10?] - Ford BDA Swindon
#15 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Ivor Goodwin Van Diemen GRD A75 - Ford BDA Cook
#18
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Crocker March 74B [1] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#45 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA John Walker March 74B [742-23] - Ford BDA Gardner
#96 Withers of Winsford
Did not arrive
DNA Philip Sharp Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#257 Radio Tees (see note 6)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Ted Wentz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.02.2
2 Richard Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.03.04
3 Norman Dickson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDA
4 Tony Rouff (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon same time as Dickson
5 Phil Dowsett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA 1.04.0
6 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Swindon
7 Derek Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDA Cook
8 Steve Carvill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
9 John Bicht (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift SA1 (Lotus 69) [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Swindon
10 Philip Sharp * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
11 Steve Prior (F/Atl) 1.6-litre McLaren M21 - Ford BDA Nicholson
12 Alan Crocker * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [1] - Ford BDA Cosworth
13 David Winstanley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Swindon
14 Adrian Russell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon
15 Terry Perkins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T460 [HU15] (Ted Wentz): The works development car of Ted Wentz, sponsored by Swan Lager in the British Indylantic series, sold after that season had been completed to Albert Poon. The chassis number is observed on Beng Saswanto's car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p6, though the car was probably owned and entered by Poon. Described in NZMA as 'ex Wentz', and also in Motoring News 10 Feb 77 p7. Saswanto continues to appear in the car in races in South East Asia through 1978. May have been rebuilt by the Ramirez family into the "Marlo" in 1979, in combination with parts of March 723-12.
  2. McLaren M21 (Steve Prior): The two M21s that appears in F/Atlantic in 1975 and 1976 are a puzzle, as the only known M21, the ex-works/Scheckter car, had been wrecked in France by Yves Martin in 1974. Around 2001, Chris MacAllister bought a McLaren M21 at auction that appeared to be one of Steve Prior's old cars and still had radio broadcasting sponsorship logos on it. It was fully restored by 2004, using the Donington Museum car - also or unclear origins - as a model.
  3. Chevron B27 [27-74-06] (Derek Cook): New to Fred Opert Racing and the car raced by Bertil Roos in the British Formula Atlantic race at Brands Hatch in mid-March. Then fitted with a 2-litre Brian Hart Ford BDA for Roos at two F2 races, Montjuich Park and Hockenheim. Apparantly returned to Formula Atlantic specification and run by the Opert team in the UK series, initially for Héctor Rebaque, and later for Johnny Kastner, William Henderson III and then local man Jim Crawford. Sold to Derek Cook (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) for early 1975 Formula Atlantic races before being replaced by a newer B29. Retained for 1976 when Cook ran it in Indylantic, Shellsport G8, and libre racing, with either a Formula Atlantic BDA or a self-built 2-litre BDA. Retained again for early 1977 and used in F2 and in Shellsport, now with a 2-litre Alan Smith BDG, before Cook acquired a F1 Williams. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Chevron B27 [27-74-10?] (Bob Brown): Sold in May 1974 to Team Harper, and used by David Purley in the European F2 championship. Probably the car driven by David Purley at the Brands Hatch Boxing Day libre race at the end of the season. Likely to be the "late 1974 F2 car" used by Doug Thomson (Edinburgh, Scotland) in Scottish libre, sprints and hillclimbs in 1975, and offered for sale in January 1976 with a Swindon BDA and Hewland FGA400 gearbox. This is then likely to be the car of UK-resident American Bob Brown (not Bobby Brown) who occasionally raced what is described by Autosport as an ex-Harper B27 in Indyatlantic and Formula Libre in 1976, after buying the car late in 1975. Brown was backed by Oceaneering International, a Texas company, and is believed to have been a diver working in the North Sea oil field. He appears to have taken the car back to the US. Then unknown until an "ex-Purley" B27 was raced by Bobby Brown in SVRA and HSR vintage racing. Sold to Skip Jones (Portland, OR) and used in ICSCC and SOVREN vintage racing, fitted with a 2-litre Wenz Cosworth YBM engine. Sold in August 2016 back to Bobby Brown.
  5. March 74B [1] (Alan Crocker): Shown on what is probably an incomplete copy of the March 74B build records made by Gordon Spice Racing as "Planer, White, 2-Nov-73". Planer was the holding company for the Wella brand, the hair products manufacturer, and the car was presented as a special prize, with Wella sponsorship, to Ted Wentz for winning the 1973 Wella Formula Ford championship. Wentz’s car is later described by MN as "the first customer 74B". Used by Wentz throughout 1974. Sold to Alan Crocker for the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975 and 76. Chassis number observed on Alan Crocker’s car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, described in NZMA as ex Wentz, and similarly in MN, 10 Feb 77. Sold to Ken Smith and rented by him to Ken Sager. To Robbie Booth for 1979. Entered by Robbie Hislop in some races for the 1981-82 Gold Star series but did not appear. Sold to Tony Batchelor who used the car in the 1982 – 83 international series.
  6. Modus M3 [047-F3] (Philip Sharp): Chassis number observed on Phil Sharp’s car by Dave McKinney at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1977 and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described in the works record as a development F3 chassis, and built up from spares at David Price Racing, where Sharp was a mechanic. Therefore the car raced through the 1976 Indylantic season in Britain, then taken to his native New Zealand. NZMA reports that the car was sold to Steve Empson. In 1980 the car appears in the NZ series in the hands of Robin Irving.

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.

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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