Minnesota Grand Prix

Brainerd, 16 Aug 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 David Hobbs Surtees TS5A [007] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Team Surtees Limited, Kent, England
50 1h 21m 08.0s
110.928 mph
$5400
2 John Cannon McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan/Starr Racing Limited
50
$3550
3 Gus Hutchison Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#51 Champion Racing, Enid, Oklahoma
50
$2500
4 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
49
$1950
5 Rex Ramsey Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Aero-Structures Development, Sherman Oaks, California
48
$1700
6 John Gunn Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#39 Fred Opert/John Gunn Racing, Paramus, New Jersey
48
$1450
7 John Martin Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#89 Royal American Enterprises Ltd, Chicago, Illinois
48
$1150
8 Dow "Jack" Byers II Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Byers Racing Centre, San Diego, California
47
$950
9 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Competition Development, Seattle, Washington
46
$725
10 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
45
$825
11 John Bisignano McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#6 American Competition Racing
45
$500
12 Jerry Rosbach Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#83 Jerry Rosbach, Minneapolis, Minnesota
44
$350
13 Dennis Ott Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8
#16 Ott Racing Enterprises, Upland, California
43
$325
14 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing, Scarboro, Ontario, Canada
40
$350
15 Michael Brockman Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#87 Ground Floor Racing, Santa Ana, California
40
$150
16 Bob Nichols McLaren Mk3B - Chevrolet V8
#44 Bill Johnson CO-OP Racing Team, Kansas City, Missouri
40
$200
17 Fred Phillips Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
36
$150
18 Jack Eiteljorg Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8
#17 Jack Eiteljorg, Englewood, Colorado
36
$300
19 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#90 California Dyno, Redwood City, Calif.
35
$200
20 Rich Galloway Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Coleo Metals International Ltd, Denver, Colorado
27
$200
21 Jim Paul LeGrand Mk 11P - Chevrolet V8
#19 Hilton Racing, Dominguez Hills, California
27
$250
22 Ron Grable Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing Enterprises, Cupertino, California
26
$450
23 Gerald Geishart Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#98 Gerald Geishart, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
23
$125
24 Gregg Young McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Irene Young, Wilton, Connecticut
9
$50
25 Ludwig Heimrath McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#38 Heimrath Racing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
4
$50
DNS Fred Baker McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#29 Fred Baker, Mound, Minnesota
Did not start
(injured in practice)
DNP Hiroshi Fushida McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
Did not take part in official practice
UNKE Dick Smothers Lotus 70 [05] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Smothers/Wintersteen Racing, Beverly Hills, California
On entry list
UNKE George Wintersteen Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Smothers/Wintersteen Racing, Beverly Hills, California
On entry list
UNKE Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Team Nappi Racing, Rockford, Illinois
On entry list
UNKE Crockey Peterson Lola T190 [190/F1/12] - Chevrolet V8
#96 Crockey Peterson Racing Enterprises, Flat River, Missouri
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 1.34.4
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.7
3 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.35.6
4 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1.35.6
5 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.0
6 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.9
7 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.1
8 Gregg Young (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.6
9 Dow "Jack" Byers II (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8 1.39.7
10 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.41.3
11 Fred Baker * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.41.7
12 Rich Galloway (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8 1.41.9
13 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 1.42.3
14 John Martin (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 1.42.5
15 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.42.8
16 John Bisignano (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.42.8
17 Jerry Rosbach (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1.43.2
18 Ludwig Heimrath (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.44.3
19 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 1.44.8
20 Fred Phillips (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1.46.5
21 Dennis Ott (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8 1.48.2
22 Gerald Geishart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.48.5
23 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1.49.0
24 Bob Nichols (F5000) 5-litre McLaren Mk3B - Chevrolet V8 1.49.7
25 Jim Paul (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11P - Chevrolet V8 2.20.2
26 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8 6.51.4
 
* Did not start

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 Run-Offs, 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.