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Players Trophy

Phoenix Park, 13 Sep 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Rollinson Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA
#1 Irish Racing Cars [Mick Mooney]
(see note 1)
22
2 Richard Scott Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
#25 MRE - Team Obrist (see note 2)
22
3 Brian Nelson Crosslé 18F [18F.70.01] - Cosworth FVA
#2 Brian Nelson
21
4 Ronnie Mackay Brabham BT21 [15] - Ford twin cam
#22 Ronnie MacKay
21
5 Johnny Blades Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
#4 Johnny Blades (see note 3)
21
6 Robs Lamplough Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Cosworth FVA
#21 Robs Lamplough
21
7 Brian Cullen Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
#13 Brian Cullen (see note 4)
21
R Richard Attwood Brabham BT30 [14] - Cosworth FVA
#31 Ecurie Ecosse (see note 5)
retired
DNS Frank Keane Lotus 48 [R2] - Cosworth FVA
#8 Frank Keane (see note 6)
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F2 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alan Rollinson (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [6] - Cosworth FVA
2 Richard Scott (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [24] - Cosworth FVA
3 Brian Nelson (F2) 1.6-litre Crosslé 18F [18F.70.01] - Cosworth FVA
4 Brian Cullen (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C [11] - Cosworth FVA
5 Johnny Blades (F2) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] - Cosworth FVA
6 Robs Lamplough (F2) 1.6-litre Lola T100 [SL100/5] - Cosworth FVA
7 Ronnie Mackay (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 [15] - Ford twin cam
8 Richard Attwood (F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [14] - Cosworth FVA

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT30 [6] (Alan Rollinson): Bought by Mick Mooney's Irish Racing Cars for Alan Rollinson to race in F2 in 1969. Retained for 1970 but raced only at Phoenix Park as it still had 1969-style aluminium fuel tanks which weren't allowed in 1970. Raced at Bogotá early 1971 when Rollinson won the second race. Then to John Smith (Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) for Irish 1600cc racing, winning first time out at Mondello Park in April 1971. To Ken Walker (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) for 1972 and raced in northern English libre racing. Advertised by Adrian Bethall of Northern Racing Spares (Sheffield, South Yorkshire) in January 1973. Subsequent history unknown. At some point in the early 1980s, a BT30 was reputedly sold by dealer Jon Blackburn to Otford Group's Jim Wallis (Edenbridge, Kent) who restored it and raced it in HSCC events from 1982 to 1985. Its HSCC papers issued in 1984 identify it as BT30-6. It then passed via Bobby Howlings to Tony Thompson in 1986 but he did not like the car and had sold it to Australian Chris Farrell by 1987. Retained in Farrell's collection for many years. Fully restored in 2006 and raced in Tasman Revival events.
  2. Brabham BT30 [24] (Richard Scott): To Team Obrist and run by Motor Racing Enterprises in F2 in 1970 for Howden Ganley, Jean-Pierre Jaussaud and Richard Scott. Retained for 1971 and entered by Team Obrist for Jürg Dubler in F2 and also in some French and Swiss hillclimbs. Presumably the car driven by Albert Obrist at Lorentzweiler in April 1972. Then to Michel Pignard (Rillieux, France) for French hillclimbs in 1972 and early 1973 before being replaced with a 1971 Pygmée MDB16. Sold to Daniel Gache (Avignon, France) and advertised by him in December 1973. Gache recalls that he sold it to someone in the 'area of Lyon' and he believed that Gérard Gamand later bought the car from that same man. To Gamand (France) 1985 and retained to at least 1990. With Gerard Cerny (France) in 1994. Then unknown until raced by Laurent Fort (France) in 2009 and 2010. Sold to Ian Rimmer (Pavenham, Bedfordshire) in 2011 and restored by Peter Denty. Sold by Rimmer in 2013 to Ray Stubber (Australia) who ran the car in a few HSCC Historic F2 and Derek Bell Trophy races between 2013 and 2015.
  3. Lotus 59B/69 [59-F2-21] (Johnny Blades): New for 1969, and entered by Roy Winkelmann Racing for Jochen Rindt at Thruxton in April 1969, which the Austrian won. Driven by Alan Rollinson at Hockenheim, and then by Rindt again at Pau, which he also won. The car was then entered by Len Street at the next race at the Nurburgring for Max Mosley to drive, but he went off the road during practice, and the Lotus was severely damaged. It returned to Lotus and was next raced by Ronnie Peterson at Albi, then by John Miles at Vallelunga. Sold to Johnny Blades (Whitley Bay, Northumberland) for F2 and libre racing 1970. Retained for 1971, when it was converted by the factory to full Lotus 69 specification. Retained by Blades again for 1972, when it was fitted with a BDA and used in the British Formula Atlantic series. 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 until acquired by Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany) some time before 1995, and converted back to Lotus 59B spec for historic F2.
  4. Brabham BT23C [11] (Brian Cullen): New to Winkelmann Racing for Alan Rees to race in F2 in 1968 but also raced by Gerhard Mitter at Hockenheim in October. To Bill Ivey for 1969 and entered for him in F2 races by Paul Watson Racing Organisation (PWRO). To Brian Cullen (Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland) in August 1969 and he raced it in a F5000 race and in libre in 1969, in European F2 events in 1970, and at Bogotá in early 1971. Entered by Irish Racing Team for Lingard Goulding at Mondello Park in July 1971 and then maybe the BT23C raced by Ted Shanahan (Dublin) over the next two months and also possibly the BT23C raced by Roy Courtney (Lisburn, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) in local clubmans/club specials racing in 1972. To Harold McGarrity (Belfast) for 1973 and raced in Formula Ireland with a 1.6-litre Holbay engine. To Paddy Heron for 1974 and raced in clubmans and in Formula Atlantic. For sale from Glengormley in 1975 and entered by Belfast car dealer Noel Crymble for Chris Stanfield to race at Kirkistown a couple of times until the Holbay pushrod engine blew up. Next seen when bought from Ireland by Mark Raymont who still had it in the late 1980s with a Holbay engine and Hewland Mk 8 gearbox. Sold to Steve Worrad of Maverick Motorsport around 2002 and restored by him. For sale by Maverick in 2004 and sold the following year via the Bonhams auction at RAF Hendon to Joe Willenpart (Scheibbs, Austria).
  5. Brabham BT30 [14] (Richard Attwood): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schlomer and raced by him and by Cherie Schlomer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
  6. Lotus 48 [R2] (Frank Keane): Noted as the chassis number of Pollock's Lotus 48 by Race Report at Thruxton and at Vallelunga in 1969. As 48/1 was the car Watson drove (and crashed) at Thruxton Easter 1969 and then L'Amie drove later in 1969, it is reasonable to assume that R2 was Pollock's car all season.

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.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport (17 Sep 1970 pp22-23) reported that the feature F2 race was merged with the "Irish Shell-BP 1600 Formula (twin-cam)" race. John Smith was third overall and winner of the 1600 classis in his Brabham BT18 followed by Patsy McGarrity in another Bt18 and Dave Furlong in his Lola T100; all had Ford twin-cam engines.