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BRSCC Shell Super Oil F3 Championship Race

Snetterton, 8 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roger Williamson GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
Wheatcroft Racing
30 0.45.24.4
107.43 mph
2 Tony Brise GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
Montesa Motorcycles
30 0.45.24.4
3 Mike Walker Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
30 0.45.38.8
4 Colin Vandervell Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
30 0.45.51.4
5 Mike Wilds Ensign LNF3/72 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
30 0.46.21.6
6 Conny Andersson Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
30 0.46.21.8
7 Rudolf Dötsch March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
30 0.46.22.0
8 Neil Ginn GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
GRS International
30 0.46.22.0
9 Peter Hull Brabham BT38C [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
London Motor Auctions (see note 1)
30 0.46.22.4
10 Peter Lamplough Merlyn "Mk 22" - Ford twin cam Holbay
30 0.46.23.0
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier March 723 [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
30 0.46.55.0
12 Damien Magee Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 2)
29
13 Ross Ambrose Lotus 69 [71/69.11.F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
29
14 Ulf Svensson Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
29
15 Jo Vonlanthen GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
29
16 Mike Catlow Elden PH9 [39/9001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
29
17 Jac Nellemann Palliser WD3-2 [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
29
18 Bob Shellard Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 3)
28
19 Randy Lewis Brabham BT38C [17] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
(see note 4)
27
R Stan Mathews Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Holbay
22 Engine
R Bob Evans March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Engine
R Ian Taylor GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Engine
R Håkan Dahlqvist Merlyn Mk 21 [328.F3.72] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Engine
R Val Musetti Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 5)
Clutch
R Mike Tyrrell Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Accident
R Rikky von Opel Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Overheating, radiators blocked by grass
R Alan Jones GRD 372 [033-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
10 Engine
R Pierre-François Rousselot GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
GRS International
13 Accident
UNK Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch March 723 - Ford twin cam Holbay
Eifelland

UNK Mo Harness GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Leabro

UNK Jeremy Gambs Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 6)

DNQH Egert Haglund Brabham BT28 [33] - Ford twin cam Holbay
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Chris O'Brien Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 7)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Martyn Howse Royale RP11 [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 8)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Chris Skeaping Chevron B20 [72-1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 9)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John MacDonald Brabham BT38C [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 10)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 11)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Masami Kuwashima GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72
GRS International
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Roberto Marazzi Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Ken Mackintosh Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Lee Kaye Royale RP11 [7] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
(see note 12)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Jörgen Jonsson Brabham BT35 [33] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Brendan McInerney Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Russell Wood March 723 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
March Racing
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Walker (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.30.4
1 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [033-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.40.4
2 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 1.31.2
2 Peter Hull (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [11] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.41.6
3 Stan Mathews (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.31.2
3 Randy Lewis (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [17] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.41.6
4 Colin Vandervell (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.31.8
4 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [030-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.41.8
5 Roger Williamson (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.42.0
5 Damien Magee (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.32.0
6 Jo Vonlanthen (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.42.0
6 Neil Ginn (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [022-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.32.0
7 Chris Skeaping (F3) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
7 Håkan Dahlqvist (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21 [328.F3.72] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.32.4
8 John MacDonald (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.42.6
8 Bob Evans (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.32.4
9 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 1.32.6
9 Peter Lamplough (F3) 1.6-litre Merlyn "Mk 22" - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.42.6
10 Pierre-François Rousselot (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [021-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 1.42.8
10 Rudolf Dötsch (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.33.2
11 Rikky von Opel (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.42.8
11 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [010-F3] - Ford twin cam Leabro 1.33.2
12 Wilhelm "Willi" Deutsch (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.43.2
12 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 [72.8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.33.6
13 Egert Haglund (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [33] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.43.8
13 Conny Andersson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.33.6
14 Mike Tyrrell (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.34.0
14 Jean-Pierre Jarier (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [12] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.44.0
15 Ross Ambrose (F3) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.11.F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.44.2
15 Roberto Marazzi (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 ["88"] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.34.6
16 Jac Nellemann (F3) 1.6-litre Palliser WD3-2 [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.45.4
16 Ken Mackintosh (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/71 [71.2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.35.2
17 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.46.8
17 Russell Wood * (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.37.2
18 Chris O'Brien (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.46.8
18 Lee Kaye (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [7] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.38.0
19 Simon Sherman (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.48.8
19 Jörgen Jonsson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [33] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 1.39.0
20 Jeremy Gambs (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.39.2
20 Ulf Svensson (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Holbay R72 1.48.8
21 Brendan McInerney (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.41.4
21 Martyn Howse (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [8] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.50.0
22 Bob Shellard (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28 [17] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1.44.8
22 Mike Catlow (F3) 1.6-litre Elden PH9 [39/9001/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay 1.58.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38C [11] (Peter Hull): New to Peter Hull for British F3 and selected European events in 1972, using Vegantune engines and sponsored by The Motor Auctions London and Derby. Its history after 1972 is a puzzle as Hull recalls selling it to Jimmy Fuller but Fuller's car in 1973 was described as being the former Chris O'Brien car. Unknown in 1973 and may have been sold to the US as a Formula B car.
  2. Brabham BT38C [18] (Damien Magee): New to Allan McCully and raced as part of the Australian International Racing Organisation (AIRO) in British F3 and some European events in 1972. Badly damaged on its debut at Silverstone in April but presumably repaired and the car driven by McCully at Monaco in mid-May. Then raced by Bill McGovern at Brands Hatch two weeks later, after which it was entered for McCully at Formula Atlantic races but did not appear. Reappeared at the end of July as an AIRO entry again but now driven by Irishman Damien Magee. This would be the "ex Magee" BT38C of Leif Spalding in Swedish F3 in 1973. Then with Thorbjörn Carlsson in 1975 and 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT28 [17] (Bob Shellard): To Frank Williams Racing Cars and entered for John Kendall in mostly British F3 in 1969. Retained for 1970 until August when Kendall moved the car to Paul Watson Racing Organisation where it was driven by Richard Scott. To Peter Hull for 1971 who advertised it as a BT28 with BT30 chassis. To Bob Shellard for hillclimbs in 1972, then to Phil Kidsley & Paul Squires who ran it in sprint and hillclimbs until at least 1989, using a Cosworth MAE at first but later with a supercharged 1100cc Ford BDA. Said to be with Tommy Reid in 2006.
  4. Brabham BT38C [17] (Randy Lewis): New to American Randy Lewis for British and European F3 in 1972 with Novamotor engines and sponsored by Wrangler, but only picked up a few days before the Estoril race in mid-June. Believed to have wrecked at some point in Lewis's European travels and rebuilt on a new monocoque as its AM number indicates a very late chassis. In August 1974 and again in April 1976, Lewis advertised a BT38 with BT40 suspension and Cosworth BDA engine which had not been raced since 1972. This suggests that Lewis had taken his car back to the US and converted it to Formula B but it is also possible that this was a different car. Sold to Tom Smith (Redwood City, CA) in 1977 with a Hart twin cam, then to Greg Loscher (Kensington, CA) who fitted a Cosworth BDA and ran it for some years in FB. He eventually sold the car and it was next seen when advertised online in 2001 as BT38C-17. By 2006 it was owned by Mike Truitt in Colorado but it has not been seen since.
  5. Royale RP11 [2] (Val Musetti): New for Val Musetti (Twickenham) and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973 until "written off" in an accident the week before the race at Oulton Park 20 April 1973. Musetti then took over the Reystan Racing Royale RP11A from Andy Sutcliffe, and future references to an ex-Musetti Royale would be to that car.
  6. Ensign LNF3/72 (Jeremy Gambs): New to Jeremy Gambs and raced in British F3 in 1972. Loaned to Alan McKechnie for Bob Evans at one race, and also raced by Gambs girlfriend Lorina Boughton, and by Reg James during that season. Sold to hillclimber Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) for 1973 and raced in some F3 races. To David Way (Melksham, Wiltshire) and run in hill climbs in 1974 in the 110cc racing car class. Fitted with a FVA by Way for 1975 and he continued to hillclimb it until 1978. Then sold to somebody in Dursley, thought to be Pete Morys, and then to Josie Tolhurst. For sale by Lenham Racing in 1986. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT38C [19] (Chris O'Brien): New to Canadian driver Chris O'Brien and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Holbay engines. To Jimmy Fuller for 1973, again in British F3, then to David Taylor for Kim Mather to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1974, and then in libre. At some point during this period the car was rebuilt on a 1973 BT40 monocoque. Also raced by Ted Payne during 1974, and Payne then took over the car in 1975, appearing mainly in libre races at Croft. To John Simpson for 1976, again in Croft libre, and later reported to be the car raced by David Proctor (Jedburgh) in Monoposto between 1981 and 1985. Presumably the car Proctor used to win the 1600cc class in the Classic F3 series in 1994 but Proctor had two BT38Cs, the second raced by his son Seb Proctor. Not run again after 1996 and by 2004, both cars were with Mark Barton (Haslemere, Surrey). Barton raced a BT38C in the Classic F3 race at Brands Hatch in June 2008.
  8. Royale RP11 [8] (Martyn Howse): New to Martyn Howse and raced in British F3 from August 1972 onwards. Retained for 1973 but crashed at Brands Hatch at the start of the season and not seen again until Castle Combe in August where he did not start. Next seen at a couple of races in August 1974 but did not finish either. Subsequent hiustory unknown.
  9. Chevron B20 [72-1] (Chris Skeaping): New to Chris Skeaping as a works Formula 3 entry for 1972. Skeaping had numerous accidents in the car and his only significant result was third place at Silverstone in mid-May. Not seen again after Skeaping's race at Thruxton in late-October 1972. Advertised by Chevron Cars as "immaculate and ready to race" in August 1973. It was acquired by Alex Lowe (Liverpool) as a rolling chassis, part of a package that included a spare monocoque and the rear end of another car. He raced the ex-Skeaping Chevron B20 in Formula 4 from 1975 to 1978, and then in Monosposto in 1979 and 1980. In September 1980, he had a major accident at Oulton Park, damaging the monocoque beyond immediate repair, so Lowe rebuilt the car on the spare monocoque. He retired from racing at the end of that season. In 1982, he moved to Wales, and sold off the B20. He cannot remember the buyer. According to Chevron Cars (then owned by Roger Andreason and Tim Colman), they bought two B20s from Lowe in 1986 and stored them. In 1994, the ex-F3 car was sold to Nick Crossley, restored to F3 spec and raced in HSCC events, winning the Classic F3 Championship in 1995. Then unknown until acquired by Tom Powell (Potterton, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) in June 2007. Restored again, this time to original livery, and raced in Classic F3.
  10. Brabham BT38C [12] (John MacDonald): New to Alan Jones and raced as part of the Australian International Racing Organisation in British F3 and some European events in 1972. The team often failed to arrive at races and finally vanished in June. In October, Jones' BT38C reappeared owned by Larry Sevitt and raced by London wheeler-dealer John MacDonald. Unknown in 1973 and may have been sold to the US as a Formula B car.
  11. Royale RP11 [5] (Simon Sherman): New to Simon Sherman and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973, but did not start many races. Sherman entered the car for a few races in 1974 but only started one race. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Royale RP11 [7] (Lee Kaye): Invoiced to Basilwood Ltd but identified as the car raced by Lee Kaye in British F3 in 1972. Raced by Chris Pryer at Thruxton at the end of October but hit the bank at Village on the first lap in the rain. Not seen again.

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.

These British Formula 3 results have been compiled by Chris Townsend using the main British magazines Autosport and Motoring News but also the US magazine On Track which carried surprisingly good coverage of the British series.

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