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Riverside Grand Prix

Riverside, 25 Apr 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Frank Matich McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8
#3 Rothmans Team Matich (see note 1)
77
$7700
2 Jim Dittemore Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Kastner/Brophy-Besteel
76
$5500
3 Sam Posey Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ Carr
76
$4350
4 Ron Grable Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing Ent
71 accident $2950
5 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
75
$1750
6 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Young American Racing
75
$1500
7 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#28 Gerard E. Raney
74
$1300
8 Dennis Ott McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#56 5 Grand Racers
72
$1150
9 Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#40 Clearwater Lumber Co.
73
$1000
10 Jon Ward Nova Mk 1 [McLaren M10A] - Chevrolet V8
#35 Ward Racing Ent.
69 engine $900
11 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#44 Merle Brennan Auto
69 battery $800
12 Eric Haga Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Competition Developments
71
$700
13 Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8
#69 Eglington Racing Ent
50 gearbox $600
14 Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#36 FA Development
68
$550
15 Brett Lunger Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Quick-Over [Competition Res./Dev.]
68
$1500
16 Richard Negley Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Richard B. Negley
43
$450
17 Rex Ramsey ASD American Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8
#22 Aero-Structures Dev.
68 out of fuel $400
18 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
64
$350
19 Max Mizejewski (FA) 1.6-litre March 71BM [3] - Ford BDA
#97 CRW Racing
65
$300
20 Spence Stoddard Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#9 North West America Racing Team
51 accident $250
21 Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Al Laivo (D&A Racing)
64
 
22 Chuck Frederick McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8
#53 F & H Racing
65 accident  
23 Barry Blackmore McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#70 Barry Blackmore
35
 
24 Nick Dioguardi Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8
#63 Delta Tire Co
38 fuel leak $750
25 Lou Sell Lola T192 [HU23] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Autocomp-Smothers Brothers
22 accident $1050
26 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 701 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#77 Gene Mason Racing-STP
22 accident $950
27 Chuck Elliott LeGrand Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#78 Scorpion Racing
33
 
28 Ozzie Pohl Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Eric S Pohl/Autocomp
22 accident  
29 Monte Shelton Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8
#57 Monte's Motors
15 spun, damaged suspension  
30 Jim Bandy Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8
#42 Johnson Racing Team
5 engine  
31 Jack Eiteljorg Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8
#12 Jack M Eiteljorg
5 not known  
32 Bud Morley Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#41 Thor Industries [Bud Morley]
2 accident $900
33 David Hobbs McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan Racing
5 clutch $1400
DNS Len Guneau Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 American Racing West (see note 2)
Did not start
DNS Ronnie Bucknum Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#51 R.J. Meighan
Did not start
DNSC Roy Woods Lola T192 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
#18 American Racing Ass.
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Mel Andrus Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66 Foreign Racing
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Jim Paul LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#19 Jim Paul Racing
On entry list
UNKE Arthur Hall Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#51 R.J. Meighan
On entry list
UNKE Theodore Lebsack Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#65 Theodore Lebsack
On entry list
UNKE Gregg Peterson McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#86 Peterson Formula Cars
On entry list
UNKE Michael Brockman Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#87 Charlie Hayes Racing
On entry list
UNKE Jon Milledge McLaren M10A [300-05-2] - Chevrolet V8
#91 J. M. Racing
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ron Grable380.53.59.33107.267
2Frank Matich38
3Jim Dittemore38
4Bruce Eglinton38
5Gregg Young37
6Jon Ward37
7Merle Brennan37
8Gerard Raney37
9Eppie Wietzes37
10Spence Stoddard37
11Sam Posey37
12Rex Ramsey36
13Ed Felter36
14Brett Lunger35
15Dennis Ott35
16Chuck Frederick34
17Eric Haga34
18Robert Fischetti33
19Max Mizejewski32
20Don Inferrera31
21Horst Kroll29
22Lou Sell22accident
23Skip Barber22accident
24Nick Dioguardi22damaged bodywork
25Ozzie Pohl22accident
26Monte Shelton15spun, damaged suspension
27Jim Bandy5engine
28Jack Eiteljorg5not known
29Richard Negley5spun
30Bud Morley2accident
31Chuck Elliott1lost wheel
32Barry Blackmore0broke wheel
33David Hobbs0spun on warm up lap
Mel Andrusdid not start (accident)
Roy Woodsdid not start (accident)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Sam Posey390.52.14.11110.867
2Frank Matich39
3Eppie Wietzes38
4Jim Dittemore38
5Richard Negley38
6Gregg Young38
7Dennis Ott37
8Gerard Raney37
9Eric Haga37
10Ed Felter37
11Barry Blackmore35
12Horst Kroll35
13Robert Fischetti35
14Ron Grable33accident
15Max Mizejewski33
16Don Inferrera33
17Brett Lunger33
18Merle Brennan32battery
19Jon Ward32engine
20Chuck Elliott32
21Rex Ramsey32out of fuel
22Chuck Frederick31accident
23Nick Dioguardi16fuel leak
24Spence Stoddard14accident
25Bruce Eglinton12gearbox
26David Hobbs5clutch
Qualifying
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.17.23
2 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1.18.04
3 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8 1.18.18
4 Lou Sell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU23] - Chevrolet V8 1.18.73
5 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1.19.14
6 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 701 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.19.46
7 Bud Morley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1.19.53
8 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.10
9 Jim Dittemore (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.51
10 Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8 1.21.18
11 Bruce Eglinton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8 1.21.24
12 Monte Shelton (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.90
13 Richard Negley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.21
14 Dennis Ott (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.47
15 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 1.23.69
16 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.24.22
17 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.24.23
18 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre ASD American Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8 1.24.83
19 Ronnie Bucknum * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.05
20 Ed Felter (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8 1.25.32
21 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.25.35
22 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1.26.64
23 Ozzie Pohl (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.21
24 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.96
25 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8 1.27.97
26 Spence Stoddard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 1.28.48
27 Jon Ward (F5000) 5-litre Nova Mk 1 [McLaren M10A] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.68
28 Robert Fischetti (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.46
29 Len Guneau * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.30.71
30 Barry Blackmore (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.30.91
31 Don Inferrera (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.30.92
32 Jim Bandy (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.42
33 Max Mizejewski (FA) 1.6-litre March 71BM [3] - Ford BDA 1.32.24
34 Chuck Frederick (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8 1.32.32
35 Chuck Elliott (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8 1.33.03
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10B [400-10-2] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco-Holden V8 for Australian racing. Raced at Warwick Farm 12 Jul 1970 but crashed, and rebuilt on a new tub as "M10C". Next raced at Calder on 18 Oct 1970, then at Australian Grand Prix 22 Nov 1970. Raced in the 1971 Tasman series, then to the US for the L&M series before returning to Australia for the 1971 Gold Star series. Crashed prior to Oran Park 27 June and rebuilt on third tub. To Frank Radisich at the end of 1971 and raced in the 1972 Tasman series, the 1972 Australian Gold Star, and the 1973 Tasman. To Keith Laney (NZ), fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and appeared in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975. Then to Dennis Phillips for hill climbs 1976, then Russel Greer (Blenheim, NZ) and fitted with a 6.3-litre Chevy to win the 1979/80 NZ hill climb championship. Sold to Peter Addison (Australia) but history then unknown until acquired by Max Warwick (Australia) in the mid-1990s. Sold to Graham Wadsworth (Melbourne, Australia) 2006.
  2. 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.

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.