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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Mallory Park, 28 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Ian Ward Racing
50 0.36.12.0
111.87
2 Bobby Brown Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Anglo American Racing Team (see note 1)
50 0.36.52.8
3 Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Racing Team VDS Brussels (see note 2)
50 0.36.53.0
4 Bob Evans Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet V8
#11 McKechnie Racing
49
5 David Oxton Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#39 G.N.Begg Engineering
49
6 Brett Lunger Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Sid Taylor
47
7 Gijs van Lennep Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#1 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
47
8 Chris Featherstone Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8
#220
44 Not classified
9 Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Barclays International Racing with Amoco
36 Not classified
10 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8
#3 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
31 Fuel pump
11 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Henley Forklift Co. Ltd
27 Black flagged rear wing
12 John Bowtell (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8
#28 Andrew Cavell
21 Overheating
13 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg
18 Ignition
14 Alan Rollinson McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#12
5 Head gasket
15 Clive Baker March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8
#57
4 Oil pump
16 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Anglo American Racing Team (see note 3)
1 Driveshaft
DNA Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#5
Did not arrive
DNA Kaye Griffiths Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Tony Kitchiner (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Servis Domestic Appliances Racing Team
(see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Hyams Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Shaw Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Oates McLaren M10B [400-06(A)] - Chevrolet V8
#31
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Craft McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#34 Racing Team VDS Brussels
Did not arrive
DNA Rolf Tellsten Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8
#42 Écurie Bonnier (see note 6)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8 0.42.0
2 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8 0.42.4
3 David Oxton (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.0
4 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.0
5 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.2
6 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.4
7 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.6
8 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.4
9 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 0.44.8
10 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190X [190/F1/14] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.4
11 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.0
12 John Bowtell (F5000) 3.5-litre McLaren M10A [300-16] - Rover V8 0.50.2
13 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8 0.51.6
14 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 0.58.2
15 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet V8 1.13.4
16 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet V8 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-73-03] (Bobby Brown): Built for 1973 season. Bobby Brown: raced in UK 1973 (borrowed by Gethin at Oulton 13 May) and US 1973. Brown's season was curtailed by illness and a family bereavement (the B24 was advertised in Autoweek from 25 Aug 1973 to 16 November 1974) - Bob DeNuzio (Long Island, NY, US) 1974: raced in SCCA FA races in 1976 - Phil Halbert 1976: raced in SCCA events; crashed at Willow Springs 1978 - Todd Gerstenberger (Manhattan Beach, CA) 1987: rebuilt and restored 1987-1991; used extensively in historic racing since 1992. (At one point, Gerstenberger described this car as "24-72-04".)
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York, UK) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  3. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  4. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Kaye Griffiths): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Crashed and written off testing May 1973.
  6. Surtees TS8 (Rolf Tellsten): Entered by Ecurie Bonnier for Rolf Tellsten at Mallory Park 28 May 1973 but did not arrive. Advertised by Ecurie Bonnier February 1974.

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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