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California Grand Prix

Riverside, 26 Oct 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#5
40 49:30.363
123.136 mph
2 Al Unser Lola T332 [HU35-2] - Chevrolet V8
#51
40 49:46.039
3 Brian Redman Lola T400 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
40
4 John Cannon March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8
#9
40
5 John Morton Lola T332 ['K2'] - Chevrolet V8
#46
40
6 Tony Brise Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#64
39
7 Danny Ongais Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 1)
39
8 Jon Woodner Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#91
39
9 Vern Schuppan Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
#48
39
10 Randy Lewis Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8
39
11 Gordon Johncock Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
#20
39
12 Eppie Wietzes Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#94 (see note 2)
37
13 Skeeter McKitterick Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-05A] - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 3)
37
14 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
#39
36
15 George Follmer Lance LSR1 - Chevrolet V8
#16
36
16 Gus Hutchison Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
36
17 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8
#33
35 retired - unknown
18 Jody Scheckter Shadow DN6 [3A] - Dodge V8
#00
33 engine
19 Benny Scott Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8
#12
32 collision T6 (with Ongais)
20 Bob Earl Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
#19
30 retired - unknown
21 Michael Brockman Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
#69
25 accident T6
22 Steve Durst Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#96
21 retired - unknown
23 Warwick Brown Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#4 Norris
20 retired - unknown
24 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
#24
13 retired - unknown
25 David Hobbs Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#10 [Hogan Racing]
12 retired - unknown
26 John Korn Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
#50
7 collision (with Noyes)
27 Graham McRae Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#6
0 engine
DNSF Jackie Oliver Shadow DN6 [1A] - Dodge V8
#0 (see note 4)
Did not start final
DNSF Dick Parsons Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#2
Did not start final
DNQH Ron Dykes Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#13
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 1)
DNQH Michael Brayton Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#26
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 2)
DNQH Dick Kantrud Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#43
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 1)
DNQH Bill Baker Lola T332 [HU41-2] - Chevrolet V8
#55
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 2)
DNQH Bob Nagel Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#75
Did not qualify from heats
(17th in Heat 2)
DNQH Jim Gustafson March 73A [4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#82
Did not qualify from heats
(14th in Heat 2)
DNQH Tuck Thomas Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#88
Did not qualify from heats
(18th in Heat 1)
DNS Keith Averill Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#36 (see note 5)
Did not start
(broken oil pump)
DNS Bill Simpson Berta BA3 - Chevrolet V8
#65
Did not start
DNS John David Briggs Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8
#71
Did not start
DNS Eddy O'Brien Lola T400/T332 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#76
Did not start
DNS Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#85
Did not start
DNS Micky Fowler McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#98
Did not start
T/C Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#1
(Crashed in practice)
DNA Dick Parsons Brabham BT43 [1] - Chevrolet V8
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti2024:44.190123.219 mph
2Eppie Wietzes20
3Danny Ongais20
4John Cannon20
5Elliot Forbes-Robinson20
6Graham McRae19
7Randy Lewis19
8Vern Schuppan19
9Benny Scott19
10Evan Noyes19
11Michael Brockman18
12Steve Durst18
13Skeeter McKitterick18
14John Korn18
15Ron Dykes18
16Dick Kantrud18
17John Gunn18
18Tuck Thomasretired - unknown
19Jody Scheckter5blown head gasket
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Al Unser2024:36.855124.85 mph
2Tony Brise20
3Brian Redman20
4Jon Woodner20
5Warwick Brown20
6John Morton20
7David Hobbs19
8George Follmer19
9Gus Hutchison19
10Bob Earl19
11Dick Parsonsretired - unknown
12Jackie Oliver15oil pressure
13Gordon Johncockretired - unknown
14Jim Gustafsonretired - unknown
15Michael Brayton12black flagged, too slow
16Bill Bakerretired - unknown
17Bob Nagelretired - unknown
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:11.559
2 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU35-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:11.955
3 Jody Scheckter (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6 [3A] - Dodge V8 1:12.638
4 Tony Brise (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.051
5 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.136
6 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.686
7 Danny Ongais (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.688
8 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6 [1A] - Dodge V8 1:13.740
9 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.830
10 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K2'] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.844
11 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.046
12 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:14.097
13 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.251
14 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.261
15 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.493
16 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:14.523
17 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.849
18 Gordon Johncock (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.064
19 Randy Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.330
20 Dick Parsons (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:15.452
21 Benny Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.888
22 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lance LSR1 - Chevrolet V8 1:16.861
23 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8 1:17.166
24 Bob Earl (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.565
25 John Korn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.735
26 Bob Nagel (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.175
27 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.576
28 Bill Baker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.607
29 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.967
30 John David Briggs * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.321
31 Skeeter McKitterick (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-05A] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.435
32 Jim Gustafson (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.893
33 Ron Dykes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.909
34 Michael Brayton (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.243
35 Keith Averill * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.378
36 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.536
37 Dick Kantrud (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:31.458
38 Bill Simpson * (F5000) 5-litre Berta BA3 - Chevrolet V8 No time
39 Eddy O'Brien * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400/T332 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 No time
40 Arlon J. Koops * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 No time
41 Tuck Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 No time
42 Micky Fowler * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 ['K3'] (Danny Ongais): Originally a car built up by Ed O'Brien's team on a new tub prior to the Long Beach Grand Prix in September 1975, for Danny Ongais to race, replacing the kitted T400 he'd used earlier in the season. This Long Beach monocoque was acquired from Ed O'Brien by Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2005, and was reskinned by Windelburn and built up as a complete car. Sold to Roger Williams (Auckland, NZ) in October 2007, and raced by Williams in the 2007/08 Tasman Revival series, the 2008 USA F5000 40th Anniversary Championship, the 2008/09 Tasman Revival and in the F5000 Tasman Revival support race at the Australian GP in March 2009. Raced by Williams in the series from 2009/10 to 2012/13. Sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, NZ) in 2015. More information about Lola T332 'K3 - the Ongais car'
  2. Lola T400M [HU9] (Eppie Wietzes): New to Eppie Wietzes (Thornhill, Ontario) and raced in the SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship in 1975 and early 1976. Retained by Wietzes until 1986 and used as show car by Canadian Tyre in mid-1980's. Sold to Horst Kroll and converted to Can-Am Frissbee specification as "Frissbee KR4" for Can-Am 1986 and CAT in 1987. Retained by Kroll until sold to Glenn Richards (Auckland, New Zealand) in mid-2010. Raced by Reg Cook in the 2010/11 F5000 Tasman Revival series, and then by Richards in the series every season from 2013/14 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T400 HU9
  3. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-05A] (Skeeter McKitterick): All new except the nose - diassembled suggesting the tub had been rebuilt. Bought other necessary parts from Chevron. Mike Koslowski 1974: raced Skeeter McKitterick: raced in US 1974 (1 race - Riverside) and US 1975 (as "B24/28" - 3 races) ... Memphis or Texas owner ... Dan Johnson (first seen June Sprints 1977): raced in SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978; wrecked at Road Atlanta 1978 and replaced by ex-Gethin/Bighouse/McGonegle B24-73-02 (see above). Remains passed Johnson - Taylor - Haines - Anthony Taylor: retained 2001. Presumably the car in McKitterick livery and said to be "chassis 5A" later raced by Paul Campfield in UK historic racing.
  4. Shadow DN6 [1A] (Jackie Oliver): Built new for 1975, and raced by Jackie Oliver at the first two races of the season. Then became the spare car, and raced by Jean-Pierre Jarier at Watkins Glen. Also raced by Oliver at Riverside after DN6/2A had been damaged at Long Beach. Retained as a spare car for 1976. The car was retained by Don Nichols after the US team closed down, and was sold by him Mike Duncan in 1988. Sold by Duncan to Mike McComas, who sold it to Jim Bartel (Wixom, MI) in 1997. Bartel had it restored by RM Motorsport and it was raced by Craig Bennett (Brighton MI) at Road America in July 2005. Sold to Andrew Simpson (Houston, TX) in 2007, then via Scott Monroe (Kemah TX) in 2008 to Jim Kelleher (Sugarland, TX) in 2009. Raced by Kelleher in vintage racing until damaged at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June 2014. Sold back to Bartel who had it repaired by RM Motorsport and returned to competition in 2015.
  5. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Keith Averill): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.

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.