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L&M F5000 Championship Race

Sebring International Raceway, 28 Dec 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Team Surtees Ltd
90 1.41.33.8
$6500
2 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#53 Champlin Racing
90
$3900
3 Jo Bonnier Lola T190 [190/F1/4] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Ecurie Bonnier (see note 1)
88
$3400
4 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll
88
$2875
5 Bud Morley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 Morley Racing Team (see note 2)
78
$1850
6 Alan Bouverat McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#11 Bouverat Racing
75
$1600
7 Michael Brockman Lola T142 [T140] - Chevrolet V8
#89 Bruce Behren Racing
67
$1500
8 Hamilton Vose Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Hamilton Vose III
66
$1100
9 Trevor Taylor Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#15 Team Surtees Ltd
66
$1800
10 Bob Stanford McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#17 Robert E. Stanford
65
$900
11 Rex Ramsey LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#22 Rex Ramsey (see note 3)
63
$575
12 Steve Durst Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
#26 Birdcage Racing
60
$825
13 Dave Heinz Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#59 Dave Heinz Racing
57
$625
14 John Mahler McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#99 Comanche Machine Tool [John Mahler]
54
$475
15 Jerry Hansen Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Carl Haas Racing Team (see note 4)
49
$725
16 Swede Savage Eagle Mk 5 [503] - Plymouth V8
#97
42
$1325
17 Mark Donohue Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Carl A Haas Racing Teams, Inc
38
$225
18 Dick DeJarld Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#58 DeJarld Racing
33
$225
19 Dick Jacobs Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Jackal Racing
32
$250
20 John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan-Starr Racing Ltd
26
$225
21 Art Kijek (F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8
#20 Kay Tee Cars (see note 5)
19
$150
22 Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Ford V8
#7 Milestone Racing Div Davidson Enterprises
15
$75
23 Sam Posey McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#1 Autodynamics Corp.
13
$75
24 Mario Andretti Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8
#4 Koshland Competition & Development Inc
12
$550
25 Len Guneau Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 Foreign Automotive of Hanford
(see note 6)
11
$50
26 John Martin Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8
#45 Ronnie Kapla (see note 7)
8
$50
27 Fred Corbett Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Fred Corbett
7
$50
28 Sherwood Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Sherwood Johnstone (see note 8)
1
$50
UNKE Sam Posey (F?) unknown
#0 Autodynamics Corp.
On entry list
UNKE TBA McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Hogan-Starr Racing Ltd
On entry list
UNKE Dave Rines (FA) 3-litre Brabham BT7 [F1-2-63] - Climax FPF
#54 Rines Racing
On entry list
UNKE Bobby Brown Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Abrasive Alloy Racing
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs450.50.28.4116.642
2Trevor Taylor45
3Gus Hutchison45
4Horst Kroll44
5Steve Durst43
6Jo Bonnier43
7John Mahler42
8Bud Morley42
9Rex Ramsey39
10Alan Bouverat37
11Michael Brockman28
12Bob Stanford27
13Dick Jacobs23
14Swede Savage40Out of fuel
15Hamilton Vose35Ignition failure
16Art Kijek17Oil leak
17Tony Adamowicz15Engine
18Dave Heinz15Accident
19John Cannon13Transmission
20Sam Posey13Accident
21Mario Andretti12Engine
22Len Guneau11Engine
23John Martin8Engine
24Fred Corbett7Engine
25Mark Donohue6Fuel filter
26Jerry Hansen4Fuel injection
27Sherwood Johnston1Engine
Dick DeJarld0Did not start (Accident)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs450.51.05.4116.3
2Jo Bonnier45
3Gus Hutchison45
4Jerry Hansen45
5Horst Kroll44
6Michael Brockman39
7Bob Stanford38
8Alan Bouverat38
9Bud Morley36
10Rex Ramsey24
11Steve Durst17
12John Cannon13
13Dave Heinz42Engine
14Dick DeJarld33Engine
15Mark Donohue32Fuel filter
16Hamilton Vose31Engine
17Trevor Taylor21Engine
18John Mahler12Overheating
19Dick Jacobs9Not known
20Art Kijek2Engine
21Swede Savage2Clutch
Qualifying
1 Swede Savage (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [503] - Plymouth V8 1.04.3
2 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8 1.04.6
3 Mark Donohue (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.0
4 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.0
5 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.9
6 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.07.0
7 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.07.0
8 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8 1.08.4
9 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1.08.4
10 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Ford V8 1.08.4
11 John Mahler (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.08.8
12 Dave Heinz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.09.2
13 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8 1.09.2
14 Bud Morley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.09.4
15 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 1.09.8
16 Jo Bonnier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4] - Chevrolet V8 1.09.8
17 Fred Corbett (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8 1.10.0
18 John Martin (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8 1.10.4
19 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [T140] - Chevrolet V8 1.10.7
20 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8 1.11.6
21 Hamilton Vose (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1.12.3
22 Dick Jacobs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8 1.12.4
23 Dick DeJarld (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1.13.3
24 Len Guneau (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.14.2
25 Art Kijek (F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8 1.16.2
26 Bob Stanford (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8 1.18.3
27 Alan Bouverat (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.19.1
28 Sherwood Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.34.3

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T190 [190/F1/4] (Jo Bonnier): New to Jo Bonnier and raced at Sebring 28 Dec 1969. To Daniel Rouveyran 1970 for French hillclimbs but crashed. Returned to Bonnier and rebuilt on new T190 tub. Sold to Roland Heiler (Germany) and loaned back to Bonnier again for 1971 Argentine GP. Peter Wiechert (Germany) and Heiler UK 1971. Likely to be the car raced by Hans Furian (Austria) in Swiss Championship events in 1973 and at the F5000 races at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in October 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. 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.
  3. LeGrand Mk 11 (Rex Ramsey): Raced by Rex Ramsey in late 1969, winning at Trois-Rivières in September, but well off the pace in the L&M series. Jim Paul raced the car in 1970, with a best result of eighth in the Pro race at Laguna Seca, and appeared a few times in 1971 and early 1972. To Keith Saunders (Albuquerque, NM) for SCCA racing later in 1972, then to Bill Swope (Albuquerque, NM) for 1973. Swope advertised it late 1975, and the next time it was seen was when Harold Janke owned it in Nebraska in the late 1990s. To Kirk Severson and racing in historic events by 2001. To Marty Fidrich (Elisabeth, CO) by 2007.
  4. Lola T190 [190/F1/1] (Jerry Hansen): New to Jerry Hansen and raced at Sebring in December 1969. Also driven by Chuck Parsons (his #44 Aqua Velva T190 at US R1 1970), then by Hansen at the Laguna Seca Pro race on 14 June 1970. Advertised 25 Jul 1970. Apparantly sold to Rich Galloway and raced in the US series, starting from R9 Brainerd 16 Aug 1970. Probably the car used by Galloway Tasman 1971 (crashed by Bobby Brown in practice for R1 but rebuilt for Brown in remaining New Zealand races and then for Galloway in Australia; then crashed at last race. To Charlie Hayes and raced by Bobby Unser at the Questor GP 1971; presumably then the car advertised by Hayes in August 1971. Advertised "Bobby Unser's Questor GP T-190-92" from Los Altos, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) April 1972 which would appear to rule it out from being the either the Cal Rayburn or Dick Losk cars. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. KayTee (Art Kijek): The KayTee was design and built by Art Kijek, based on the tube frame chassis from a Huffaker Genie Mk 8 sports car and using a 289ci Ford V8. The car was run by Art, his brother Ed and his father-in-law Harold Temple. It was destroyed in a garage fire at the end of 1969.
  6. Lola T142 (Len Guneau): Len Guneau (Hermosa Beach, CA): first seen winning FA class in a SCCA Regional at Riverside, 26 October 1969 so possibly second hand but there are no obvious contenders except the cars crashed at St Jovite. If new, then likely to be one of the last three Haas cars (43, 44 or 45). Raced at Sebring 1969, the West Coast races in 1970 and at Laguna Seca 1971. On the entry list for Laguna Seca 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Lotus 38 [8] (John Martin): Built mid-1966 for Team Lotus with symmetrical suspension. Believed to have been Jim Clark's car at Fuji 10 Oct 1966 (DNS). As backup car for Graham Hill at the 1967 Indy 500 (#80 not used). Ended up with 38/7 with a doctor in Indianapolis who sold the back-up car, 38/8, to Frank Eggers (St Charles, MO) for Formula A (later Formula 5000) events in 1968 and 1969. Also entered by Royal American Competition Ent Ltd for John Martin (Bristol, WI) at three races in April-June 1970 then for Eggers at Elkhart Lake July 1970. Eggers recalled that he "traded this car to someone in Texas for a Trans-Am Firebird". This would be the Jerry Crew (Dallas, TX) who advertised a Lotus 38 ("has to be good for something!") in August 1974. According to Doug Nye, this car went from Crew to Jim Haynes (of Lime Rock), to Sam Foster and then to a private collection in Virginia some time before 1990.
  8. 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 Continental Divide on 8 June, up to Sebring on 28 December). Then sold to Ed Luke (Phoenix, AZ), a cattle rancher and property developer, for SCCA events. Luke crashed the car heavily at Phoenix International Raceway in 1970, when he had to go off line to avoid an emergency vehicle on the track, spun on the "marbles" and collided heavily with a telegraph pole, suffering serious leg injuries and burns that ended his racing career. None of Luke's race results have been found, suggesting his accident was early in 1970, quite possible the Arizona Region SCCA National on 1 Mar 1970. He sold the damaged car to 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. 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.