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Lombard North Central Formula Three Championship

Mallory Park, 22 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Henton GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#144
20 0.15.45.0
102.86 mph
2 Mike Wilds March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#125 Dempster International Racing Team
(see note 1)
20 0.15.48.0
3 Ian Taylor March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#131 Chris Andrews
20 0.15.48.2
4 Tony Brise March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#124 Team Kent Messenger Racing
20 0.15.49.4
5 Mo Harness March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Brown
#113 Team Modus Racing with Shellsport
20 0.15.53.4
6 Russell Wood March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#120 The Chequered Flag (see note 2)
20 0.15.54.6
7 Johnny Gerber Brabham BT41 [11] - Ford twin cam
#142 Ippokampos Racing

8 José Espírito Santo March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr
#121

9 Tony Rouff GRD 373 [050-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#119 AB3 Racing Developments

10 Matt Spitzley March 733 [7] - Ford twin cam Brown
#136

11 Alan Jones GRD 373 [060-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#127 DART Racing with GRD

R Masami Kuwashima March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73
#116 Reystan Racing
Gearbox
R Richard Robarts GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#146 Myson Racing with GRD
0 Spun at Gerards
R Nick Crossley March 733 [4] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#117 P&M Racing Preparations
0 Hit by Robarts
UNK Pedro Passadore GRD 373 [059-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#126 DART Racing with GRD

UNK Buzz Buzaglo March 733 [723-1] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#112

UNK Nicholas von Preussen March 733 [12] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#118 P&M Racing Preparations

UNK Derek Lawrence Ehrlich ES2 - Ford twin cam Ehrlich
#132 Dr. Joseph Ehrlich

UNK Mike Tyrrell MRE Mk2 [P.1.73] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#140 Marc Gregory Property Developers

UNK Val Musetti Royale RP11A [6] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#145 (see note 3)

DNS Lionel Friedrich March 733 [13] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#130
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS "Teleco" March 733 [15] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#143 Angeleri March Racing Brazil
Did not start
(Collision with Sheldon at Shaw's)
DNS John Sheldon Royale RP11 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#139 Fleet Communication Services
(see note 4)
Did not start
(Collision with Teleco at Shaws)
DNS Simon Sherman Royale RP11 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#115 (see note 5)
Did not start
(did not qualify?)
DNS Allan Davies Alpine A364 [3647] - Renault R16 Dudot
#123 Tullett & Riley & Co Ltd
Did not start
(did not qualify?)
DNS Frank Scurria Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#133
Did not start
(did not qualify?)
DNS Mike Catlow Elden Mk12 [87/12002/72] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#137 Mitford Group-Team Elden
Did not start
(did not qualify?)
DNS Roger Craven GRD 372 [024-F3] - Ford twin cam RES
#138 L&K Team Racing
Did not start
(did not qualify?)
DNA Jeremy Gambs GRD 373 [070-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#114
Did not arrive
DNA Bernard Vermillio Merlyn Mk 21 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#115
Did not arrive
DNA Graham Gordon GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#122
Did not arrive
DNA TBA GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#128 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Thomas B Hilliar Ensign LNF3/73 [73.15] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#129
Did not arrive
DNA Andy Sutcliffe Elden Mk12 - Ford twin cam
#134 Mitford Group/Team Elden
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Fuller Brabham BT38C [19] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#135 ADM Business Systems (see note 6)
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell GRD 373 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#141 Competition Car Magazine
Did not arrive
DNA John MacDonald GRD 372 [025-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#142
Did not arrive
DNA Randy Lewis Brabham BT41 [16] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#147 Wrangler Racing Team
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [26] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.46.4
2 Ian Taylor (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.46.6
3 Brian Henton (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [057-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay 0.46.8
4 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.47.0
5 Richard Robarts (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 373 [053-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.47.0
6 Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [18] - Ford twin cam Holbay R73 0.47.0
7 Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 0.47.0
8 Mo Harness (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [25] - Ford twin cam Brown 0.47.0
9 José Espírito Santo (F3) 1.6-litre March 733 [6] - Ford twin cam Mohr 0.47.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 733 [26] (Mike Wilds): New to Dempster International Racing Team for Mike Wilds to drive in F3 from July 1973 onwards, replacing the 1972/73 Ensign with which he had started the season. It was then sold to Graham Watts (Faringham) for hillclimbs, appearing at Prescott in March 1974, when the car had a 1600cc Holbay engine. During 1975, the car was bought by Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset) to replace his highly successful 1-litre Vixen Imp. Smith raced the March in sprints and hillclimbs through the rest of 1975 and through 1976, using a 1600cc Holbay Ford twin cam engine, but in the summer of 1976, bought the ex-F1 McLaren M14D. The March was sold to Geoff Hunt (Andover, Hampshire), again with the Holbay twin cam, and used in sprints for quite a few years. Eventually traded to Richard Speakman for the ex-F3 Pilbeam MP51. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 733 [3] (Russell Wood): New to Russell Wood and run for him in the British F3 series by Peter Bloore Racing with backing from The Chequered Flag. Wood won three early round of the championship but had a heavy accident at Zandvoort in May and did not win again. Sold to Australian Ian Douglass for 1974 and rebuilt for Australian F2, using various 742 bits. The car was involevd in a fire during private testing at Oran Park after the Lakeside race in December 1974 and was completely burnt to the ground.
  3. Royale RP11A [6] (Val Musetti): New factory car for Tom Pryce to drive, replacing the one wrecked at the 1972 Monaco GP F3 race. To Reystan Racing for 1973 for Andy Sutcliffe to drive, but Sutcliffe left the team in April, and his seat was taken over by Val Musetti, who had written off his own RP11 in testing. Raced by Musetti through to the end of the season. Converted to Formula Atlantic specification for 1974 and raced by Musetti in the British championship up to May. Sold later in the year to Mike Franey and raced in libre racing. Raced by Franey in a couple of British Formula Atlantic races in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Royale RP11 [3] (John Sheldon): New to The Chequered Flag for Ian Ashley in British F3 in 1972. The team were a frequent non-arrival from July onwards, even when Brian McGuire replaced Ian Ashley as the nominated driver. Sold to John Sheldon (Surbiton, Surrey) for 1973 and raced in the British F3 series. Last seen at Mallory Park in August 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT38C [19] (Jimmy Fuller): 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.

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.