Yellow Pages Championship Round
Brands Hatch, 5 Mar 1972
|1||Clive Santo||Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Hart
|2||Peter Wardle||Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7 (see note 1)
|3||Bob Salisbury||Brabham BT30  - Ford BDA
#9 Gerard Racing (see note 2)
|4||Nick Cook||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#26 (see note 3)
|5||Dick Barker||Brabham BT28/29 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Eden
#15 (see note 4)
|20||plus 10" for practising out of session|
|6||Jonny Dimsdale||Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES
|7||Mick Jones||Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam Racing Services
#4 Kentish Times (Racing)
|8||Cyd Williams||Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 5)
|9||Bill Gubelmann||March 722  - Ford BDA Hart
#16 (see note 6)
|10||Ed Reeves||Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Wood
#2 (see note 7)
|11||Martin Watson||GRD 272 [012-F2] - Ford BDA Bectune
|12||John Gillmeister||Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Richardson
|13||John Calvert||March 722  - Ford BDA
#77 (see note 8)
|14||Philip Guerola||Brabham BT21B  - Ford twin cam Norvic
#14 (see note 9)
|15||Mike Endean||Lyncar 001  - Ford twin cam Cosworth
|17||plus 10" for practising out of session|
|16||John Nicholson||Lyncar 002  - Ford BDA Piper
|3||Collision with Blades|
|17||Johnny Blades||Lotus 69 [59-F2-21] - Ford BDA Smith
#29 (see note 10)
|3||Collision with Nicholson|
|DNSC||Ray Allen||Royale RP8  - Ford BDA
#24 Speed International Racing
|Did not start (crashed)|
|UNKG||Ian Mawby||Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA CSC
#31 (see note 11)
|On grid list|
|DNA||Vern Schuppan||March 722  - Ford BDA
#1 (see note 12)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Del Bennett||Huron Mk1A ['1'] - Ford BDA
|Did not arrive|
#10 Alida Graham Eden Racing
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Bill Creasey||Brabham BT30  - Ford twin cam Broadspeed
#11 (see note 13)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Lepp||Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson
#25 Bob Howlings Racing Team (see note 14)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Alan Matson||Brabham BT30
#27 (see note 15)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Alan Rollinson||Puma HM22A - Ford BDA
#28 McKechnie Racing Organisation
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||David McConnell||GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford BDA
#32 GRS International
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Kendall||Brabham BT36  - Ford BDA Eden
#33 (see note 16)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Patrick Sumner||Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam BRM
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Ray Allen *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP8  - Ford BDA||1.00.6|
|2||Clive Santo||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Hart||1.01.4|
|3||Peter Wardle||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden||1.01.4|
|4||John Nicholson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 002  - Ford BDA Piper||1.02.4|
|5||Cyd Williams||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden||1.03.0|
|6||Nick Cook||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam|
|7||Mick Jones||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford twin cam Racing Services|
|8||Bob Salisbury||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30  - Ford BDA|
|9||Jonny Dimsdale||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES|
|10||Johnny Blades||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-F2-21] - Ford BDA Smith|
|11||Bill Gubelmann||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford BDA Hart|
|12||Ed Reeves||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford BDA Wood|
|13||John Gillmeister||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA Richardson|
|14||John Calvert||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford BDA|
|15||Martin Watson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 272 [012-F2] - Ford BDA Bectune|
|16||Philip Guerola||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21B  - Ford twin cam Norvic|
|17||Dick Barker||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/29 [BT28-2] - Ford BDA Eden||No time|
|18||Mike Endean||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 001  - Ford twin cam Cosworth||No time|
|19||Ian Mawby *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA CSC|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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.
- Brabham BT30  (Bob Salisbury): Sold new 1970 to Bob Gerard and used in European F2 by Henri Pescarolo and Peter Gaydon. Retained 1971, and run in the early part of the season in F2 for Brian Hart. However, financial constraints forced Gerard to cut back and he then ran the car in Atlantic for his mechanic, Bob Salisbury. Replaced as the team's main car by a BT35 late in the 1971 season but retained and continued to appear on occasion. Sold to Martin Webb (Solihull, West Midlands) in 1972 for Libre races. Raced extensively in 1972, but then not seen at all in 1973. Advertised by Webb in March 1974 and then presumably the "ex-Pescarolo" BT30 advertised by Bobby Howlings in 1975 and 1976. Sold to David Ward in early 1977 and fitted with a Hart BDA for libre racing, sharing with Stan Billington. Then to novice racer John Travis (Tarleton, Lancashire) who raced it in libre in 1978 and 1979, like Ward calling it a BT35. Traded back to Bobby Howlings for a March 742 for 1980. By early 1985, this ex-Travis, ex-Howlings car was with Marcus King and raced in in HSCC events, but by that time its identity was not known. It was then believed to have been recently owned by Graham Galliers, and Galliers had advertised a BT30 from a Shrewsbury number in September 1982. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this chassis number restored by Bob Salisbury in 2003 for owner Richard Kendle. This car with David Brown (Ashford, Kent) by 2007.
- Brabham BT35  (Nick Cook): New to Nick Cook and used in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1971. Retained for early 1972, but Cook does not appear in the UK after the end of April and this is probably the car taken to the USA to use in the SCCA series in 1972. Used by Rob Turnbull in British hillclimbs in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Sold to Andrew Fraser (Newton Abbot, Devon), and shared by him and Tim Painter in Sprints in 1977. Retained by Fraser for 1978 and 1979, and appeared at Wiscombe Park events in 1980 and 1982. Then via David McLaughlin to Keith Norman about 1984 and used by him in HSCC events in the 1980s and 1990s. To Rob Haze (Netherlands) between 1992 and 1995, and then back to Norman again. To John Dunham April 2001, then to Ben Tyler 2003, then Peter Shaw 2004, then Dr John Monson 2007.
- Brabham BT28/29 [BT28-2] (Dick Barker): Delivered March 1969 to Clarke Mordaunt racing team for Mike Beuttler in UK F3 in 1969. To Jim Edwards for UK F3 in 1970. To Mike Stow for Formula Atlantic in 1971 when it was said to have been updated to BT29/35 specification. Sold to Dick Barker at the beginning of 1972 when it was said to have been 'brought up to FB BT29 specification last year'. However, Motoring News identified Barker's car as chassis number BT28-20 twice early in 1972 instead of BT28-2. BT28-20 was a different ex-Stow car with a clear history up to this point, implying MN's reporter made a mistake. Barker's car was heavily damaged at Crystal Palace at the end of May 1972 and was not seen again. Barker advertised a 'BT29/35' in April 1973 but the identity of that car is unknown.
- Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): 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.
- March 722  (Bill Gubelmann): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) to use in the 1972 Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic championship. The car was blue and yellow, and wore #16 all season. Gubelmann won six races and narrowly pipped Cyd Williams to the championship title. The car was sold to fellow American Jas Patterson (Rosslyn Heights, NY) for 1973, repainted red and white, and entered for him by Texaco Team Racing/RIR in the 1973 British season. Patterson crashed heavily at Oulton Park in May 1973, and although the car was rebuilt, he appeared a few races later in what appears to be a new 73B. Patterson raced the 73B for the remainder of 1973 and through 1974, but the 722 reappeared in early November 1974 when an ex-Patterson "722/73B" was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT35  (Ed Reeves): New to Ed Reeves for British Formula Atlantic in 1971, using Wood BDA engines. Also raced by David Morgan at a couple of late season races. Retained by Reeves for Morgan to drive in 1972, and fitted with an 1860cc Wood BDA for the F2 race at Mallory Park in March 1972 which, remarkably, Morgan won. Reeves then bought a new BT38 for Morgan, and the BT35 was sold via Alan Jones to John and Chrystal Millard in Australia, who fitted a Ford twin cam for the ANF2 category, but it was four years before the car ran again. Raced by John Millard until February 1978 when an accident at Sandown Park damaged the chassis. Bought by Denis Lupton in September 1978 still in damaged state and repaired but still not assembled until bought by Bryan Miller (Kiama, NSW) in 1999. Retained by Miller until May 2014 when bought by John Hughes and shipped back to England.
- March 722  (John Calvert): New to John Calvert (Seaham, County Durham), and raced in Formula Atlantic and libre racing in 1972. The car regularly wore #77, and was described as white or blue. Sold to Mike Mather (St Helens, Merseyside) and used by him, and once by brother Kim Mather, in Formula Atlantic and libre in early 1973. Sold to John Kitchen in mid-season, and used by him in sprints and hillclimbs in late 1973, 1974, 1975 and early 1976, using a BDA engine. Then to Peter Riley (Crosby, Liverpool), again for sprints and hillclimbs. At first it was said to have a Cosworth FVA engine, but it had a Richardson BDA in 1977. Riley was still using the 722 in speed events as late as 1984. According to speed event historian Steve Wilkinson, Riley retained the car, complete but dismantled, and stored in his garage. Riley died in 2011, and the car passed to Paul Gardner and Alan Newton, and Gardner started the restoration. When Newton died, the car was sold to Chris Simpson in 2014, but he did not use it. It went to Ashley Hodge in 2016, and then to Daniel Clayfield in 2017.
- Brabham BT21B  (Philip Guerola): Bought by Dave Williamson and run for him by P & M Racing Preparations. Sold to Brendan McInerney either late 1968 or early 1969 and one of two BT21Bs run by McInerney's Race Cars International in 1969. This car was generally raced by Bev Bond until RCI acquired a new BT28 for him in July. Then raced a few times by McInerney instead of his usual Chevron B15 and then sold in August 1969 to Geoff Friswell. Not seen racing that year but fitted with a Ford twin cam engine and raced in libre in 1970. Not seen in 1971, but to Philip Guerola for libre in 1972, replacing a BT21A wrecked ast Castle Combe. With David Philipson in 1978. With Julian Mazoub in 1984.
- Lotus 69 [59-F2-21] (Johnny Blades): New to Max Mosley for Formula 2 in 1969. It was prepared and entered by Len Street Engineering, a successful west London Lotus dealership. The car was first seen at the Jarama F1/F5000 race where it was ballasted and entered in the F1 class. At its next race, the F2 race at the Nürburgring, Mosley went off the road during practice when a bolt worked lose in the front suspension, and the Lotus was severely damaged. It returned to Lotus for repairs, but then remained unused during the summer as Mosley retired from driving. In September it was loaned to Roy Winkelmann Racing so that Ronnie Peterson could drive it at Albi, a precursor to Mosley and Winkelmann team manager Alan Rees signing Peterson to drive the new March F3 car two weeks later. The 59B was also raced by John Miles at Vallelunga. Then sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for F2 in 1970, appearing at four early-season F2 races before being returned to Lotus to be converted to 69 specification. After a few libre races, it returned to F2 at Mantorp Park in August, where Autosport said "the only parts remaining of his ex-Mosley 59B being the wheels, gearbox and engine". Despite this surgery, the car was often described as a 59 or a 59B during Blades' ownership. Retained by Blades for F2 in 1971, when it was also raced by Carlos Pace at Crystal Palace. Blades retained the car again for 1972, when it was fitted with a BDA and used in the British Formula Atlantic series. Then sold to Ton Strous (Netherlands) for 1973, and fitted with a F2 engine, but Strous withdrew after wrecking his engine before his first race. Converted by Strous to F3 specification, but then unknown Strous reportedly sold it in 1991 to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany), who converted back to Lotus 59B spec for historic F2.
- Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] (Ian Mawby): Built for stock with red bodywork according to the Lotus built record, but still unsold at the end of 1971. Not one of the cars advertised by Lotus Cars Ltd after the closure of Lotus Components so this must be the car raced by Ian Mawby (Cambridge) in Formula Atlantic and formule libre in 1972. Wrecked in Mawby's crash at Brands Hatch in November 1972 and Mawby bought the ex-Reine Wisell sister car to replace it.
- March 722  (Vern Schuppan): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. The car was then fitted with Falconer bodywork and an Amon-Woods engine rebuilt by Geoff Richardson, and raced in the Rothmans 50,000 and in two late-season F2 races. After a single F2 race in 1973 fitted with a Richardon BDG, the car went to Southeast Asia, winning the Singapore GP with a Ford twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. He raced the car in British Formula Atlantic briefly in early 1974, then sent it back to Asia where he won the Macau GP in November, by which time it had been fitted with 732 bodywork and a Lola T360 rear wing. It then became a fixture at Macau up to 1977, being driven by Alan Jones and Derek Daly. Patrick Tambay also raced for Theodore Racing in the Malaysian and Penang Grands Prix in 1977, where it was still in 732 form but was billed as a 752. It reappeared at Macau for Schuppan in 1979, now in 76B bodywork. After one more race in the hands of Roberto Moreno, the car was retained by Yip and placed in the Macau Grand Prix Museum.
- Brabham BT30  (Bill Creasey): Sold new to Rodney Bloor's Sports Motors (Manchester) Ltd and run for Tim Schenken in F2 in 1970. Raced also by Gerry Birrell once at Hockenheim. Sold to Ian Bannen and entered by him for Cyd Williams to drive in a few F2 races at the start of 1971 but sold mid 1971 to Bill Creasy (Dunstable, Bedfordshire), fitted with a Broadspeed twin cam and used in Libre and Formula Atlantic races, mainly at Silverstone. Raced again briefly by Creasy at the start of 1973 then sold to David Howes in part-exchange for a Mustang. Next seen with Simon Riley (Edmonton, North London) and hill-climbed in 1973, when it was reported as having a FVA engine again, and in early 1974. Subsequent history unknown but a car claiming this identity was bought from Manchester dealer Bob Fernley by William Southern (Blackpool) some time in the 1970s. Southern kept the car until selling it to dealer John Brannigan in the mid/late 1980s. To Jim Gathercole (Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire) 1989, and raced in Historic F2. Restored and sold to Nicolas Moreau de Melen (Belgium) 2007. To Bernd and Michael Quitzow (Germany) 2009.
- Chevron B20 [72-4] (John Lepp): To Bob Howlings Racing Team for John Lepp (Altrincham, Cheshire) to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. Won at Croft in August and had several other good placings. Last seen in the UK at Oulton Park on 30 September 1972, and then unknown until early 1974 when sold by Howlings to Nelson Todd (Lisburn, Northern Ireland), and raced in Irish Formula Atlantic, winning at Kirkistown in October 1974. To Jim Sherry (Lisburn, Northern Ireland) for a couple of races at Mondello Park in 1975. This must be the "little used" Chevron B20 advertised by Gerry Kinnane in Belfast in June 1976. Raced by Mike Nugent (Cookstown, County Tyrone) a couple of times later that year. Then to Dick Parsons (Dundonald, County Down, Northern Ireland) for 1977, when it was described as a ex-Kinnane. Sold to Tom McMillan in Scotland, then on to Bill Lord for 1978 and used in Scottish hillclimbs, reputedly with a Hart 420R Formula 2 engine, but this seems unlikely. Retained for 1979 and presumably the Chevron B20 with Cosworth FVC engine advertised from Dunfermline, Fife in November 1979.
- Brabham BT30 (Alan Matson): Alan Matson entered a Brabham for a number of Formula Atlantic and Formule Libre races during 1972. The car was entered as a BT30 in March and April, as a BT35 in May, and then as a BT28 in June and July. It is therefore most likely that it was a BT28, updated with BT30 or BT35 bits. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT36  (John Kendall): New to Rondel Racing for Bob Wollek to race in F2 in 1971. To John Kendall for Formula Atlantic in 1972, but leased to Richard Scott for the opening race of the F2 season, as his BT38 had not been delivered. Raced by Kendall until July 1972. Sold to José Araujo for British Formula Atlantic in 1973, but said to have been crashed at Snetterton. Ken Thorogood of Universal Racing Services (Wymondham, Norfolk) reportedly acquired the car in 1973, and although a lot of iits was sold off, the chassis remained stored with him until it was sold to Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2008. Restored by Denty between 2008 and 2010. To Klaus Bergs in 2010.
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 (email@example.com) if you can help in any way with our research.
Individual sources for this event
Programme/lap chart [RAP], MN 9 Mar 1972 p8, AS 9 Mar 1972 pp32-33.