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Watkins Glen Grand Prix

Watkins Glen, 18 Jun 1972

Aggregate ResultsPointsLaps Winnings
1 Graham McRae Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#66 Crown Lynn
29 + 32 = 61 pts $20,000
2 Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing Ent., Newport Beach, CA
25 + 27 = 52 pts $11,000
3 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Gene Mason Racing, Philadelphia, PA
34 + 18 = 52 pts $6,000
4 Brian Redman Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#80 Sid Taylor Racing, England (see note 1)
39 + 7 = 46 pts $4,000
5 Evan Noyes Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 driver (see note 2)
23 + 22 = 45 pts $2,000
6 Sandy Shepard Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8
#59 driver
21 + 16 = 37 pts $1,500
7 Rocky Moran Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#35 ChampCarr Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA
22 + 15 = 37 pts $1,000
8 Derek Bell McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#81 Sid Taylor Racing, England
13 + 24 = 37 pts $600
9 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
20 + 12 = 32 pts $500
10 Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Blue Magic Corp, Long Beach, CA
19 + 13 = 32 pts $400
11 Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
27 + 5 = 32 pts  
12 Allan Lader McLaren M18 [500-06] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Pacifico Inc, Gresham, Oregon
31 + 1 = 32 pts  
13 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26 driver
10 + 20 = 30 pts  
14 Ludwig Heimrath Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Heimrath Racing, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
(see note 4)
18 + 11 = 29 pts  
15 Eppie Wietzes Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing, Toronto, Ontario
14 + 14 = 28 pts  
16 Bob Stanford McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#98 driver
15 + 9 = 24 pts  
17 John Gunn Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#39 John Gunn Racing, Miami, FL
16 + 8 = 24 pts  
18 Benny Scott McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#32 Vanguard Racing, Santa Ana, CA
17 + 3 = 20 pts  
19 David Hobbs Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Hogan Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo
8 + 10 = 18 pts  
20 Horst Kwech Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8
9 + 4 = 13 pts  
21 John Kendall Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Tony Kitchiner, Great Britain
(see note 5)
12 + 0 = 12 pts  
22 Brett Lunger Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Hogan Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo
11 + 0 = 11 pts  
23 Gus Hutchison Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#51 Hutchison Racing Engines, Inc., Dallas, Texas
3 + 6 = 9 pts  
24 John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#38 Loder Racing Equip. Inc., Santa Ana, CA
(see note 6)
5 + 2 = 7 pts  
25 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario
7 + 0 = 7 pts  
26 Sam Posey Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#34 ChampCarr Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA
6 + 0 = 6 pts  
27 Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 driver (see note 7)
4 + 0 = 4 pts  
28 Chris Cook Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Cook Racing Co., Holland, Texas
2 + 0 = 2 pts  
29 George Follmer Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
#16 Roy Woods Racing, Northridge, CA
1 + 0 = 1 pt  
DNS Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 Young American Racing
Did not start
(on entry list as #2)
DNS Jack Eiteljorg Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Debbie Eiteljorg, Englewood, Colo
Did not start
DNS Jerry Truitt Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
#60 Stockton Automotive, Willow Grove, PA
Did not start
DNS Tony Palumbo McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#62 Palumbo Lees Racing, Loraine, Ohio
Did not start
DNSC Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#36 driver
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Clive Baker Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8
#33 Team Corsair, San Antonio, CA
(see note 8)
On entry list
UNKE Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
On entry list
UNKE Chuck Parsons Eagle Mk 5 [504] - Chevrolet V8
#42 Buecker Racing Ent. Inc., Monroe, Michigan
On entry list
UNKE Larry McNeil Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64 R. Badgett and Larry McNeil, Worth, Ill
(see note 9)
On entry list
UNKE Randy Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#77 driver
On entry list
UNKE Jackie Oliver Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8
#83 Agapiou Brothers Racing, Van Nuys, CA
(see note 10)
On entry list
UNKE Ron Grable Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Team Corsair, San Antonio, CA
On entry list
UNKE Roger Bighouse Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#89 Joel Samuels Racing Enter, Mayfield Village, Ohio
On entry list
UNKE Gene Stanton Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/40] - Chevrolet V8
#93 Stanton Automotive Service, Philadelphia, PA
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman2545:12.767112.036 mph
2Skip Barber2545:13.005
3Allan Lader2545:25.410
4Graham McRae2545:45.428
5Kevin Bartlett2545:54.026
6Lothar Motschenbacher2546:42.131
7Evan Noyes24
8Rocky Moran24
9Sandy Shepard24
10Warren Flickinger24
11Ed Felter23
12Ludwig Heimrath23
13Benny Scott23
14John Gunn22
15Bob Stanford22
16Eppie Wietzes20
17Derek BellRetired
18John KendallRetired
19Brett LungerRetired
20Gerard RaneyRetired
21Horst Kwechaccident with Brack
22David HobbsRetired
23Bill Brackaccident with Kwech
24Sam Poseyaccident
25John CannonRetired
26Colin HyamsRetired
27Gus HutchisonRetired
28Chris CookRetired
29George FollmerRetired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Graham McRae2544:41.029113.363 mph
2Lothar Motschenbacher2546:02.098
3Derek Bell2546:20.522
4Evan Noyes24
5Gerard Raney24
6Skip Barber24
7Sandy Shepard24
8Rocky Moran24
9Eppie Wietzes23Retired
10Ed Felter23
11Warren Flickinger23
12Ludwig Heimrath23
13David Hobbs22Retired
14Bob Stanford22
15John GunnRetired
16Brian Redmanflat battery
17Gus Hutchison17
18Kevin BartlettRetired
19Horst KwechRetired
20Benny ScottRetired
21John CannonRetired
22Allan Laderretired - accident
Qualifying
1 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1:47.575 1:45.198
2 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1:45.750
3 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:45.768
4 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1:46.589
5 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:46.786 1:47.209
6 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1:46.902 1:47.237
7 Allan Lader (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-06] - Chevrolet V8 1:47.006 1:47.358
8 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1:48.884 1:47.060
9 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8 1:47.626 1:47.353
10 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 1:47.359 1:47.746
11 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:48.182 1:47.524
12 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 1:48.223 1:47.731
13 Lothar Motschenbacher (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 1:48.828 1:49.762
14 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1:48.957 150.63
15 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1:49.031 175.61
16 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1:49.206 1:49.196
17 Horst Kwech (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8 1:49.2
18 Sandy Shepard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8 1:50.1 1:51.829
19 Rocky Moran (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1:50.363
20 Derek Bell (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1:51.791 1:50.613
21 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1:52.227 1:52.703
22 Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8 1:56.8 1:55.850
23 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 1:56.801 1:56.291
24 Benny Scott (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1:57.181 2:00.926
25 Ed Felter (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8 1:59.783 1:59.233
26 Ludwig Heimrath (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8 2.14.0 2:01.162
27 Bob Stanford (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8 2:03.554 2:05.0
28 John Kendall (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet V8 2:15.814
- Gregg Young * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1:59.245
- Jack Eiteljorg * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:59.273 2:01.471
- Tony Palumbo * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 2:04.567
- Jerry Truitt * (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8 2:05.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Brian Redman): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Crashed and written off testing May 1973.
  2. Leda LT27 [002] (Evan Noyes): Built as Leda LT27-002 for the 1972 season. To Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) and raced in UK and US series in 1972, then Tasman 1973, then US series 1973. Via Roy Campbell, "Race Car Drivers Institute" and a bankrupcy auction to Jim Sechser (St Louis Park, MN) by 1975 or 1976, and used in SCCA racing and a single Pro race in 1976 and 1977. Crashed heavily in 1977, but rebuilt and raced again in 1979. To Fred Schilpin (St Cloud, MN) 1979 or later, and used in minor racing; then retained until 1996. To Roger Williams (Auckland, New Zealand) 1996. Raced by Williams in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards, and in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2006. To Alastair Russell (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced in Tasman Revival series from 2006 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-002/McRae GM1-002
  3. Lola T300 [HU14] (Warren Flickinger): Invoice date 8 Mar 1972 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). New to Warren Flickinger and raced in the US series in 1972 (7 races, debut R1 Laguna Seca 7 May 1972) and in 1973. Advertised by Chuck Jones Racing (Costa Mesa, CA) in Formula Magazine (Vol 1 No 6, Mar/Apr 1974) and sold to Floyd Sable (Anaheim, CA) for SCCA National and Regional racing in 1974 and 1975. The original T300 bodywork was lost in a fire during this time, so Sable fitted T332 bodywork. Sold to Terry Hinesly (Prospect, Oregon) and raced for another two years. Then to Dana Leung (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in 1978 who ran it at Sears Point and Riverside, wrecking an engine, and then in a SCCA Regional at Portland, where he crashed it. The car passed into the ownership of mechanic Bob Hume but, before it could be repaired, it was stolen and stripped. Bob recovered the tub and retained the engine, but little more. It due course, he sold the tub to a New Zealand mechanic/driver called Peter who worked for Pierre Phillips. Nothing more known.
  4. Eagle 66 [205 (?)] (Ludwig Heimrath): The #14 AAR entry for Lloyd Ruby at the 1966 Indy 500 with Bardahl backing and fitted with a 255ci Ford V8. Tentatively identified as chassis 205. Also raced by Jim McElreath at Fuji that October and by Ruby at Phoenix in November. Sold to Weinberger Homes and entered as the #47 Offy turbo car for Norm Brown at the 1967 Indy 500 but crashed in practice. Raced by Johnny Rutherford on other occasions and thought to be the team's Offy car alongside their regular chassis 206 and their Gerhardt, raced by Rutherford in 1967 and Ronnie Bucknum in 1968. Weinberger bought a new Eagle for 1968, relegating chassis 205 further down the order. Appeared at the Indy 500 in 1970 as the #49 entry. Sold to Ludwig Heimrath (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) and fitted with a Chevrolet V8 engine for F5000 in 1972. Retained to 1975 then sold to Don Ludewig (Clarkston, MI). Don retained the car until 2014 when it was sold to Peter Dyson (Winnetka, IL).
  5. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (John Kendall): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. March 725 [1] (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  7. Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Colin Hyams): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
  8. 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.
  9. Lola T192 [HU19] (Larry McNeil): 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
  10. Lotus 70B [03] (Jackie Oliver): Kerry & Charlie Agapiou (from Lotus in partial kit form) fitted with Bartz Ford V8: financed by Roy Woods for George Follmer US 1972 (from R4 Road America 16 Jul 1972 to end of season). The brothers had previously run Follmer in Can-Am in a Lola and then in the Ford G7A. The Lotus was still at Woods' garage September 1973. In or around 1992, G&G Motorsport (Indianapolis, IN) advertised "1970 Lotus 70B, Chassis #03, Bartz/spares, restored to original AGAPIOU livery with race #16 (photo has #58), ex George Follmer." This may have been advertised on behalf of the Agapiou brothers as the car was reported to still be owned by Kerry Agapiou January 2002.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Sources include Autosport 22 June 1972 p4.