SSK F3 Series Race

Knutstorp, 28 Sep 1975

1 Anders Olofsson GRD 373 [048-F3] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
2 Henrik Spellerberg GRD 374 [373-043] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#24 Texaco Racing Denmark
3 John-Erik Johansson GRD 375 [373-047“K”] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#48 Hans Wängstre Racing
4 Erkki Salminen Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#21 Vätterleden Racing
5 Jan Ridell GRD 372 [010-F3] - BMW M10 Billgren
#43 Autosport (see note 1)
6 Thorbjörn Carlsson Brabham BT38C [18] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#15 (see note 2)
7 Lars Svensson Brabham BT35 [20] - Ford twin cam
#2 Skrea Motell
8 Jean Johansson Brabham - Ford
9 Stefan Johansson Brabham BT35 [26] - Ford twin cam
#35 Team Kenitex
10 Nils-Åke Carlborg Brabham BT28 [32] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#5 Aneby Hus Racing Team
11 Bonde Hallenmark Brabham BT35 [14] - Ford twin cam
12 Bo Winberg (F3) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Holbay
#7 Bäcks Racing Team (see note 3)
13 Lars Kjellström (F3) 1.6-litre Astro VW
R Hans Johansson (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 [HU39] VW

  Leif Engström Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-43] - Ford twin cam
#1 (see note 4)
On entry list
  C-G Linnaeus Brabham BT28 [4] - Ford twin cam
#23 Auto Alfa AB (see note 5)
On entry list
  Walter Backen Brabham - Ford
#27 "HT" Slipsen
On entry list
  Dick Nilsson Brabham BT28 [15] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#32 (see note 6)
On entry list
  Rolf Johansson Brabham BT38C [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#38 Jockes Express Racing (see note 7)
On entry list
  Ralph Nilsson (F3) 1.6-litre Veemax VW
On entry list
  Erik Noaksson (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
#45 Auto Alfa AB
On entry list
  Alf Lundwall Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#46 Håwe Product
On entry list
  Claes Sigurdsson Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Dalsy Konfektion AB
On entry list

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. GRD 372 [010-F3] (Jan Ridell): Raced by Canadian David McConnell in the 1972 Tasman series, using 2-litre Hart BDA engines. McConnell had a new B72 on order, and his plan was to sell the prototype to Jacques Couture. When that fell through, 010 was converted to F3 and sold to Mo Harness. Harness had won the 1971 Formula Ford Johnsons Wax Euro Trophy but turned down the test drive that had been offered as a prize with Ken Tyrrell and an F2 March. After a brief relationship with GRD, he then used an old BT28 F3 car in the first half of 1972 before acquiring sponsorship from Revolution Wheels and returning to GRD mid-season. Harness raced the GRD in British Formula 3 using Leabro engines. He then sold it to Jac Nellemann for Swedish F3 in 1973. In 1974, the car went to Jan Ridell, who raced it in Swedish 3, now using 2-litre Vegantune engines. Retained by Ridell for 1975, when he used Billgren BMW engines. Retained again by Ridell for 1976. To Dick Berg for Swedish F3 in 1977 and 1978, again with the Billgren BMW engines. Next seen in 1980, when it was raced by Mats Karlsson, now using Vegantune twin cams. Retained by Karlsson for 1981.
  2. Brabham BT38C [18] (Thorbjörn Carlsson): New to Allan McCully and raced as part of the Australian International Racing Organisation (AIRO) in British F3 and some European events in 1972. The car was owned by Larry Sevitt's Tiran Auto Centre, which ran the AIRO F3 operation in the UK. Badly damaged on its debut at Silverstone in April but presumably repaired and the car driven by McCully at Monaco in mid-May. Then raced by Bill McGovern at Brands Hatch two weeks later, and crashed again, after which AIRO split up and McCully flew back to New Zealand. Irishman Damien Magee took over the drive, now entered by Tiran Auto Centre, and finished second at Brands Hatch and third at Thruxton in August. Sevitt was planning to test Ian Taylor and Barrie Maskell in August, but Magee retained the drive until the end of October. The "ex-Magee" car was advertised with Novamotor engine from a Tunbridge Wells number in January 1973. This would presumably be the "ex Magee" BT38C of Leif Spalding in Swedish F3 in 1973. Then with Thorbjörn Carlsson in 1975 and 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT35 (Bo Winberg): Conny Andersson (Sweden) raced a Brabham BT35 in Formula 3 around Europe in 1971, sponsored by Private Press AB. It was observed as chassis BT35-30, but as that car was also reported in Italy, its identity remains uncertain. Andersson raced the car again in early 1972 until his Brabham BT38C arrived, but appears to have kept the BT35 as a backup, and raced it a few times later in 1972 and in 1973. However, Andersson is also reported to have acquired BT35-34. In May 1973, he acquired a March 733, and was not seen in a Brabham again. According to a chassis plate observation reported by the F1 Register, this car went to Curt-Rune Johansson later in 1973. According to Chris Townsend's research, it was Bo Winberg's car in Swedish F3 in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Brabham BT28/35 [BT28-43] (Leif Engström): A new car for Gustaf Dieden which first appeared at Karlskoga in August 1970 and raced in Scandinavian F3. Then hired by Torsten Palm, who had previously raced a BT28 for Picko Troberg's Mennen Racing Team, and used as a private entry in the Torneio Brasileiro de Formula 3. Retained by Palm in 1000cc form for the start of the 1971 Swedish F3 series as his new 1600cc BT35 was not yet ready. To Leif Engström 1972-1975 then Mats Peterson Paninder 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Brabham BT28 [4] (C-G Linnaeus): New for Ulf Svensson (Sweden) and raced in European F3 in 1969. Retained for 1970 and entered for Conny Andersson in European F3. Retained early 1971 but then unknown until noted by F1 Register as the car of C-G. Linnaeus in 1976. Subsequent history unknown but a car with this number in historic racing from 1999 onwards.
  6. Brabham BT28 [15] (Dick Nilsson): New to Jörgen Jonsson and raced in mainly in Scandinavian F3 in 1969 and 1970, also popping over to the UK for a few races. Retained for the 1600cc Formula 3 in 1971, probably still racing with its 1-litre engine, until Johnsson's BT35 arrived. To Clas Sigurdsson for 1973; later to Dick Nilsson for 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT38C [21] (Rolf Johansson): New to Conny Andersson and raced in European F3 in 1972 using Novamotor engines. Retained at the start of 1973, until Andersson's new March 733 arrived. To Mats Byström, and raced in Swedish F3 in 1973. To Rolf Johansson, and raced by him in Swedish F3 in 1974 and 1975.


Note that 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' published results.

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