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Lime Rock Grand Prix

Lime Rock, 6 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 David Hobbs McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan Racing
66 0.57.48.6
104.8
$5900
2 Sam Posey Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ Carr-Delta Tire
66
$4700
3 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Triple R Racing
66
$3500
4 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
66
$2900
5 Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#1 Paul Newman Racing
65
$2500
6 Brett Lunger Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Quick-Over (see note 1)
65
$2600
7 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Young-American
65
$2150
8 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#28
64
$1150
9 Bill Gubelmann (FA) 1.6-litre March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford BDA
#97 (see note 2)
63
$1000
10 Michael Brockman Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#87
63
$900
11 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#37
63
$800
12 John Cannon (FA) 1.8-litre March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVC
#7 (see note 3)
62
$1650
13 James Dunkel Lola T190 [190/F1/10] - Chevrolet V8
#45
61
$600
14 John Marshall McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#62 Palumbo Lees
60
$550
15 Pete Sherman Lola T192 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
#52
60
$500
16 Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#36
59
$450
17 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85
59
$400
18 Randy Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#77
57
$350
19 Crockey Peterson Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8
#150 (see note 4)
28 Battery $300
20 Richard Negley Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#17
21 clutch $1050
21 Nick Dioguardi Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8
#65
12 Fuel pump  
22 Bob Stanford McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#93
11 Overheating  
23 Randy Blessing Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#31 LWB
10 Engine  
24 John Gunn Eagle Mk 5 [503] - Chevrolet V8
#39
0 Accident  
25 Franz Weis Chaparral - Chevrolet V8
#66
0 Accident  
26 Evan Noyes McLaren M18 [500-06] - Chevrolet V8
#47
0 Accident  
27 Chris Cook Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#27
0 Accident  
28 Clive Baker Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Corsair Racing (see note 5)
0 Accident  

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.745
2 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 0.51.191
3 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 0.51.833
4 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 0.51.958
5 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 0.52.310
6 John Cannon (FA) 1.8-litre March 712M [15] - Cosworth FVC 0.52.415
7 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 0.52.421
8 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 0.52.458
9 Richard Negley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.644
10 Lothar Motschenbacher (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 0.52.701
11 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [503] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.848
12 Bill Gubelmann (FA) 1.6-litre March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford BDA 0.52.895
13 Franz Weis (F5000) 5-litre Chaparral - Chevrolet V8 0.53.276
14 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 0.53.325
15 Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8 0.53.482
16 Chris Cook (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8 0.53.570
17 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 0.53.710
18 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8 0.53.850
19 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 0.54.146
20 James Dunkel (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/10] - Chevrolet V8 0.54.334
21 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-06] - Chevrolet V8 0.54.810
22 John Marshall (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 0.55.660
23 Pete Sherman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8 0.56.470
24 Robert Fischetti (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.123
25 Randy Blessing (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 0.57.727
26 Bob Stanford (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8 0.58.556
27 Randy Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.00.992
28 Crockey Peterson (F5000) 5-litre Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T192 [HU19] (Brett Lunger): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
  2. March 712M [71BM-2?] (Bill Gubelmann): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in British Formula Atlantic at the start of the season, winning at Oulton Park 21 March, and then in the SCCA Pro series. The car was often described as a 712M but it seems more likely that he used the same 712BM all season. Also raced with a BDA in the Formula A race at Lime Rock in Sep and in one round of the Canadian series. Sold via Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and used in NEDiv FB and in a couple of rounds of the Pro series. Sold back via Joe Grimaldi at the end of 1972; Frank thinks it went to a Canadian.
  3. March 712M [15] (John Cannon): John Cannon generally ran his March 712M in Formula 2 but took it to the US in September for the Lime Rock Formula 5000 race fitted with an FVC (MN 3 Feb 1972 p18). In 1972, the car was converted to Formula B specification with a Hart twin cam and raced by Warren G. Ogden III (North Andover, MA) in SCCA events. He advertised the car in Feb 1973 but it may have been the basis of the March 73B that he drove at Virginia International Raceway on 8 Apr 1973.
  4. Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] (Crockey Peterson): Built 1965 (fifth chassis built) from spares with symmetrical suspension and using some parts from the original 38/2. Used by Jim Clark at St Ursanne and Ollon-Villars 1965. For Jim Clark at the 1966 Indy 500 (#19 qualified 2nd, finished second). Sold to AJ Foyt and wrecked in practice at Milwaukee a week later when the suspension on the straight and the car hit the wall and burst into flames. Returned to the UK and rebuilt; returned to Foyt August 1966 but no further results known in 1966. Likely to have been the #84 Lotus 38 used by Foyt in the opening races of 1967, then by Gary Congdon at the Indy 500 when he was bumped. With the other Foyt 38s wrecked, this last survivor would be the car Foyt raced at Langhorne in July. Several years later, a ‘Coyote’ was raced in F5000 by Crockey Peterson, but photographs show that it was a Lotus 38, and it has been identified as 38/4. Later sold to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) and then to collector James L. Jaeger (Cincinnati, OH). Run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1997, 1998 and 2000. On display in the Speedway Museum March 2009. Ran again at Goodwood 2011.
  5. Surtees TS8 (Clive Baker): New for Bob Griffin's Corsair Racing Team (San Antonio, TX) June 1971 for Clive Baker to race in the US series (from Edmonton 1 Aug 1971). Retained for Baker for 1972 as teammate to Ron Grable in a new TS11 the team did not reappear after Grable crashed his TS11 at R2 Edmonton 4 Jun 1972 and went bust at some point during the year. Both cars to Gus Hutchison and the TS8 was entered by Hutchison's HRE (Dallas, TX) for Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) US 1973. Ran a full season, with a best finish of ninth in the final race. Advertised by Hutchison (Dallas, TX) in Autoweek 22 Sep 1973 and later 7 Dec 1974: "ready to race". Also in the advert was a TS11 which was said to have a new tub and a further new spare tub. Subsequent history unknown.

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.