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Continental 49'er

Sears Point, 22 Jun 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#2
49 1.21.30.67
91
$3335
2 Bobby Brown Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#3
49
$1500
3 George Wintersteen Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 1)
49
$1000
4 Mike Hiss Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94
48
$900
5 Jon Ward McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#35
47
$800
6 John Gunn Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#39
46
$700
7 George Eaton McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#98
46
$600
8 Rich Galloway Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#27 (see note 2)
46
$500
9 John Mahler Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#99
45
$400
10 Chuck Trowbridge McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#9
45
$300
11 Jack Eiteljorg Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#17
45
$200
12 Rex Ramsey LeGrand Mk 7 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#37
42
$100
13 Chuck Dietrich Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#31
40
$100
14 Fred Corbett Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8
#77
39
$75
15 Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 4.7-litre WRE Shadow - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8
#65
35
$75
16 Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8
#7
30 Accident $50
17 Dick Simon Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66
16 Engine $50
18 Sam Posey Eagle Mk 5 [501] - Chevrolet V8
#1
4 Accident $300
19 Bud Morley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 3)
0 Accident $50
20 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15
0 Accident $50
DNS Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
#11
Did not start
DNS Jerry Hansen McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#44
Did not start
DNS Richard Negley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#74 (see note 4)
Did not start
DNA Sherwood Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 (see note 5)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [501] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.79
2 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1.37.70
3 Chuck Dietrich (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.16
4 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.38.74
5 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.76
6 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.03
7 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.39.15
8 Bud Morley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.40.36
9 Dick Simon (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.40.80
10 Mike Hiss (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1.41.48
11 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.42.69
12 John Mahler (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.83
13 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 7 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1.44.47
14 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1.45.80
15 Chuck Trowbridge (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 1.47.09
16 Jon Ward (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.47.69
17 Fred Corbett (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8 1.50.28
18 Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 4.7-litre WRE Shadow - Ford Shelby Cobra 289ci V8 1.55.20
19 George Eaton (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8 1.58.35
20 Rich Galloway (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.01.19

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T142 (George Wintersteen): George Wintersteen (Villanova, PA) raced a white #12 Lola T142 through the 1969 US series. Wintersteen crashed the car at St Jovite in September and it was not seen again.
  2. Lola T142 (Rich Galloway): Rich Galloway (Golden, CO) raced a yellow #27 Lola T142 through the 1969 US series. It was geneally entered as a T142 but was entered as a T140 at R4 Sears Point. Crashed by Galloway at St Jovite in early September and not seen again.
  3. Lola T142 (Bud Morley): Bud Morley (Denver, CO) raced a red #14 Lola T142 through the 1969 US series. He advertised the car in November 1969 and again in August 1970. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Lola T142 (Richard Negley): Richard Negley (San Antonio, TX) bought a Lola T142 for the 1969 US series, replacing the Lotus 41C he had raced in FB in 1968. Raced at Continental Divide 8 Jun 1969, Sears Point (DNS) 22 Jun 1969, Road America 20 July 1969, Mosport Park 23 Aug 1969 and Mont-Tremblant 7 September 1969. He raced as #74 early in the season but as #79 after Andrea de Adamich took over #74 for his Surtees TS5. Negley advertised the Lola in Competition Press & Autoweek in November 1969. Subsequent history unknown but this is a leading option for John Saucier's SL142/30 in 1970, Saucier's home in MidWest, OK, being a mere 500 miles from San Antonio, TX.
  5. Lola T142 (Sherwood Johnston): Sherwood Johnston (Scottsdale, AZ) first seen at a SCCA Regional at Tucson Airport on 11 May 1969 and then raced in the US Pro series (#47 from R3 - 8 Jun) - Ed Luke (Phoenix, AZ) who is believed to have crashed the car at Portland International Raceway - Ron Elliot (Scottsdale, AZ) who raced it at Riverside Feb 1972. Subsequently to Ernie Rollston (Mesa, AZ) in 1974 - Steve Bolen (Scottsdale, AZ) - Bill Neibauer (Red Lodge, Montana) June 1976. Sold by Neibauer to Donald McGreevy (Mill Valley, CA) Dec 1987. Don McGreevy's son Evan has a lot of paperwork with the car that shows all these owners but the Ed Luke ownership remains the least understood part of its life. This car has frame tag 40 but no chassis plate. Completely restored by Don McGreevy by December 2013.

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.

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Runoffs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

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