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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 26 Dec 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Cyd Williams March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 1)
15 13m 56.6s
80.04 mph
2 John Nicholson Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Piper
#19 Pinch Plant Ltd
15 14m 05.6s
3 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 2)
15 14m 07.8s
4 Tony Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [035-F3] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#71 Montesa Motorcycles
15 14m 32.6s
5 Val Musetti (F3) 1.6-litre Royale RP11 [2] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#84 (see note 3)
15 14m 46.0s
6 Paul Butler (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [25] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#77 Barwell Automotive Ltd
15 14m 52.0s
7 Sonny Rajah March 712M [17] - Ford BDA RES
#48 [Tate of Leeds] (see note 4)
14 14m 18.4s
8 Alan Jones (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 [033-F3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#74 GRS International
14 14m 30.0s
R Reg James (F3) 1.6-litre Ensign LNF3/72 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#85 Jeremy Gambs (see note 5)
Throttle cable
R Ed Patrick (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38C [20] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#79 Motor Auctions (London and Derby)
(see note 6)

R Robert Cooper March 722 [5] - Ford BDA Cook
#2 (see note 7)

R Bev Bond Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#6 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 8)

DNSP John Wingfield Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA
#8 Nicoby Racing (see note 9)
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNS Ian Mawby Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Piper
#31
Did not start
DNS Reg James Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA James
#47
Did not start
(Head gasket)
DNP Nicholas von Preussen (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#80 P&M Racing Preparations
Did not take part in official practice
(ran in F3 race same day)
DNP Nick Crossley (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#81 P&M Racing Preparations
(see note 10)
Did not take part in official practice
(ran in F3 race same day)
DNP Mike Wilds (F3) 1.6-litre March 713S [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#86 Dempster Developments (see note 11)
Did not take part in official practice
(ran in F3 race same day)
DNA Patrick Sumner (F3) unknown
#99
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (F3) unknown
#87 Team MRE
Did not arrive
DNA Syd Fox Huron SS02A ['1'] - Ford BDA Smith
#1 R.A.McKinistry
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Selvage Huron - Ford BDA
#3 Felstead Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Robin Smythe March 723 [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Andrews March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA Hardwick
#40 (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Tim Brise (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#72 Montesa Motorcycles
Did not arrive
DNA Masami Kuwashima (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#73 Reystan Racing Ltd
Did not arrive
DNA Barrie Maskell (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#75 GRS International
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Greenwood (F3) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#76
Did not arrive
DNA Russell Wood (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#82
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Hurst (F3) 1.6-litre March 723 - Ford twin cam Richardson
#83
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden 56.6s
2 Reg James * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA James 56.8s
3 John Wingfield * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [10] - Ford BDA 57.2s
4 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Piper 58.2s
5 Ian Mawby * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Piper 1m 00.0s
6 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden 1m 00.8s
7 Bev Bond (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 1m 01.0s
8 Sonny Rajah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [17] - Ford BDA RES 1m 06.6s
9 Robert Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [5] - Ford BDA Cook 1m 09.4s
- Syd Fox * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron SS02A ['1'] - Ford BDA Smith not seen in practice
- Colin Selvage * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Huron - Ford BDA not seen in practice
- Robin Smythe * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 723 [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune not seen in practice
- Colin Andrews * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA Hardwick not seen in practice
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [39] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden Racing in April 1972 for Cyd Williams (Sandbach, Cheshire) to drive in British Formula Atlantic. It replaced the Chevron B18 which had taken Williams to two wins earlier in the season. Once he had the car to his liking, Williams won six out of the next nine races, but narrowly lost the championship to Bill Gubelmann. Run by Graham Eden Racing for Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) in 1973, and fitted with Falconer bodywork in May. The car was sold to Philip Dowell (Ombersley, Worcestershire) for 1974, but during pre-season testing at Silverstone, he hit the bank heavily at Woodcote corner and died later in hospital. It is assumed that the March was destroyed in the accident.
  2. Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): New to Peter Wardle (Wimbledon, London) for European Formula Ford in 1970. Rebuilt to Formula Atlantic specification for 1971, and raced by Wardle in the British series that season, winning one round at Oulton Park in August. Retained by Wardle for 1972. Sold to Gary Ainscough (Bulawayo, Rhodesia) for 1973, and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the F2 class of the South African national championship. Retained for 1974 and 1975, after which it was sold to Richard Baker (Johannesburg, South Africa), and raced by him with the HRCR in South Africa. It was restored in 1999, and sold to England in 2000, where it has been used in historic racing. From 2011 to 2016, it was raced by David Hampton (South Leverton, Nottinghamshire) fitted with a 2-litre Cosworth BDG engine.
  3. Royale RP11 [2] (Val Musetti): New for Val Musetti (Twickenham) and raced in British F3 in 1972. Retained for 1973 until "written off" in an accident the week before the race at Oulton Park 20 April 1973. Musetti then took over the Reystan Racing Royale RP11A from Andy Sutcliffe, and future references to an ex-Musetti Royale would be to that car.
  4. March 712M [17] (Sonny Rajah): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974, by which time it had Falconer bodywork, and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
  5. Ensign LNF3/72 (Reg James): New to Jeremy Gambs and raced in British F3 in 1972. Loaned to Alan McKechnie for Bob Evans at one race, and also raced by Gambs girlfriend Lorina Boughton, and by Reg James during that season. Sold to hillclimber Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) for 1973 and raced in some F3 races. To David Way (Melksham, Wiltshire) and run in hill climbs in 1974 in the 110cc racing car class. Fitted with a FVA by Way for 1975 and he continued to hillclimb it until 1978. Then sold to somebody in Dursley, thought to be Pete Morys, and then to Josie Tolhurst. For sale by Lenham Racing in 1986. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Brabham BT38C [20] (Ed Patrick): New to Ed Patrick and raced in British F3 in 1972 using Vegantune engines. Not seen in 1973 or 1974. To Eddie Heasell (Royston, Hertfordshire) for 1975, and fitted with a 1-litre Ford Novamotor engine for Formula 4. Raced by Heasell in F4 in 1975, 1976, 1977 and 1978.
  7. March 722 [5] (Robert Cooper): New for STP-March number two driver Niki Lauda for F2 in 1972 (won at Oulton Park in March), then for Pedro de Lamare in Torneio do Brasil. To Robert Cooper (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) for Formula Atlantic 1973, and rebuilt mid-season to 73B spec. Retained for early 1974, then sold to Dairmuid McFeeley (Clonee, Dunboyne, County Meath, Ireland) for Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974, 1975 and early 1976. To John Ledlie in 1976, then sold to Richard Lester (Yoxall, Staffordshire) for sprints from 1978 to 1984. With Keith Wanklyn (Wimborne) for hillclimbs from 1985 to 1990. Via three other owners to John Gale (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 2006. Sold to Steve Weller (Sydney, NSW) in 2017.
  8. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Bev Bond): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1971, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the 1971 championship. Eden ordered Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s instead. Williams continued to drive the Chevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the 1972 series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Brabham BT36 [10] (John Wingfield): New to John Wingfield (London NW11) in September 1971 and raced in libre with a 1.7-litre Felday BDA. Raced in F2 in 1972 with Felday's 1973cc BDA and then converted to F/Atlantic specification for one race at the end of the season. Sold to Iain McLaren (Broxburn, Scotland) for 1973, fitted with a 1.8-litre Alan Smith Cosworth FVC and used for hillclimbs and libre. Advertised by MRE (Bourne End, Buckingham) in October/November 1973, who had a 1930cc Racing Services BDA in stock at the same time. Sold to Chris Choat and John Hardesty for 1974 and used in libre with a 2-litre Racing Services BDA. Retained for 1975 until sold in the summer to Nick Overall, still with the same RS BDA. To Mike Gue for 1976. Then to Ian Henderson who has retained the car.
  10. March 723 (Nick Crossley): New to Stan Mathews for F3 in 1972 but Mathews almost immediately ordered an Ensign instead. The March 723 was sold in September to F4 driver Nick Crossley who used it in F3 at the end of the 1972 season. Then retained by Crossley as a spare car for his team of new March 733s in 1973, and retained again for 1974. Crossley recalls converting it to take a BDA engine for libre racing at some point, and he kept it again for 1975. Sold for 1976 to John Day to use in libre racing.
  11. March 713S [1] (Mike Wilds): New for James Hunt to race in F3 in 1971 as part of the Rose Bearings-sponsored March Racing team. Won its first two races but then crashed by Hunt at Silverstone on 8 May, when the car went airborn and hit the sleepers. The March was rebuilt at the factory and raced by Hunt at Zandvoort a week later, only for Hunt to crash again, the car this time overturning and ripping off the rollhoop. Rebuilt as any effectively new car for Dave Morgan, initially appearing as a Formula Atlantic car at Snetterton in late June, and then as F3 car for the GP meeting in July. Raced by Morgan and by Reg James in F/Atlantic later in 1971. Sold in May 1972 to Jack Cavill (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire), the owner of Mike Wilds' car, and converted back to F3 spec for Wilds until his new Ensign was ready. Retained by Wilds in 1973. Likely to be the "ex-Hunt" car raced by Chris Pilborough in Formula 4 in 1974, and then the "ex-Hunt/Morgan" F4 car of Mark Pritchard in 1976. Maybe Richard Penny's F4 car in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. March 712M [11 as '9'] (Colin Andrews): New to the Shell Arnold team for Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to race in F2 in 1971. Raced by Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in the final race of the season. To Colin Andrews for 1972, now wearing the 712M-9 chassis plate, and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1972 and 1973. Acquired by Mike Sullivan Racing/Multiglide International Racing, for Formula Atlantic again, first driven by Richard Robinson, then by Alan Jones, who astonishingly won the high-profile Martini International support race at Silverstone in May, and finally by Richard Knight. Subsequent history unclear, as three separate former Sullivan/Multiglide cars went to Norman Dickson in Scotland, to Kim Mather in Lancashire, and to the partnership of John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey in Derbyshire. Which was which may never be known.

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' original results.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Programme provided by Adam Ferrington; Practice and Results shets provided by Richard Page; Autosport 4 Jan 1973 pp28-29. A non-championship Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic Race run with added F3s to bolster the grid.