Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic (Formula A class)

Road Atlanta, 3 Nov 1973

1 Jerry Hansen Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
Midwest Federal (see note 1)
23 30m 45.79s
113.11 mph
2 Evan Noyes McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
- (see note 2)
23 30m 54.1s
3 "Tuck" Thomas Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8
Lancer Stores
4 Bill Tempero Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
Cloverleaf Texeco
5 Michael Brayton Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
6 Ed Lowther LeGrand - Chevrolet V8
Gulf Oil (see note 3)
R Jim Sechser McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
Pepsi Cola (see note 4)
6 oil leak

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

1 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.93
2 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 unknown
3 "Tuck" Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8 unknown
4 Bill Tempero (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 unknown

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU14] (Jerry Hansen): See full history: Lola T330 HU14.
  2. McRae GM1 [002] (Evan Noyes): Built as Leda LT27-002 for the 1972 season. To Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) and raced in UK and US series in 1972, then Tasman 1973, then US series 1973. Via Roy Campbell, "Race Car Drivers Institute" and a bankrupcy auction to Jim Sechser (St Louis Park, MN) by 1975, and used in SCCA racing and a single Pro race in 1976 and 1977. Crashed heavily in 1977, but rebuilt and raced again in 1979. To Fred Schilpin (St Cloud, MN) 1979 or later, and used in minor racing; then retained until 1996. To Roger Williams (Auckland, New Zealand) 1996. Raced by Williams in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards, and in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2006. To Alastair Russell (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced in Tasman Revival series from 2006 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-002/McRae GM1-002
  3. LeGrand (Ed Lowther): Ed Lowther (McMurray, PA) won two SCCA Regionals at Nelson Ledges in September 1972, won an SCCA National at Summit Point 23 Sep 1973 and later finished sixth at the Road Race of Champions Road Atlanta 3 Nov 1973. He advertised his LeGrand ("1973 region and NorthEast Division champion … Chev … LG500 … won 11 or 13 starts") on 29 Dec 1973. Nothing more known.
  4. McLaren M10A [300-07] (Jim Sechser): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-07.


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.