American Road Race of Champions (Formula A class)
Road Atlanta, 25 Nov 1972
|1||Jerry Hansen||Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
|2||Tim Duke||Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8
|3||Warren Flickinger||Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
- (see note 1)
|4||Howie Fairbanks||McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
Red Barn Restaurants (see note 2)
|5||Charles Kirkbride||(F5000) 2.5-litre McLaren M4A [200-15F] - Climax FPF 4
- (see note 3)
|6||Roger Bighouse||Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
Bighouse Motor Racing (see note 4)
|DNS||Bob Stanford||McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Jerry Hansen||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1:26.155|
|2||Howie Fairbanks||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8||1:29|
|3||Roger Bighouse||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8||1:29.599|
|5||Tim Duke||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8||unknown|
Notes on the cars:
- 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 an 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.
- McLaren M10A [300-07] (Howie Fairbanks): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-07.
- McLaren M4A [200-15F] (Charles Kirkbride): This number is given for a Formula 2 car built up by Chequered Flag in June 1968 for Robin Widdows after he crashed his regular car at Crystal Palace. As this chassis number is lower than that of his regular car, it suggests that the car may have been sitting around in kit form, opening up the possibility that several other McLarens with similar numbers may have been completed out of order. Likely to have been one of the four M4As advertised by Chequered Flag at the end of 1968. Sold to Charles Kirkbride (Chatham Hills, NJ) and fitted with a 2.5-litre Climax engine for Formula A in NEDiv events from 1969 to 1972. Then unknown until purchased by a New Jersey owner in 1984 and retained by him until advertised on race-cars.com. To Richard Griot (Seattle, WA) in late 1990s or early 2000s.
- Lola T142 [SL142/21] (Roger Bighouse): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/21.
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.
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.