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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Oulton Park, 29 May 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
20 0.29.43.6
2 Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
20 0.30.43.6
3 Teddy Pilette McLaren M22 [M22-1-72] - Chevrolet V8
20 0.30.58.2
4 Keith Holland McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
20 0.31.11.8
5 Ray Allen McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
19
6 Guy Edwards McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8
19
7 Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
19
8 Ian Ashley Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
19
9 Ray Calcutt McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
18 Fuel pump
10 David Prophet McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8
18
11 Pierre Soukry McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8
16
R Trevor Taylor Leda LT27 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8
(see note 6)
5 Oil seal
R Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
(see note 7)
3 Piston
R John Kendall Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
(see note 8)
7 Oil pump belt
R Clive Santo McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
5 transmission
R Tony Dean McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 9)
4 Engine
DNS Graham McRae Leda LT27/GM1A [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8
(see note 10)
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 11)
Did not start
(water leak)
AP Gordon Spice McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
Also practiced
AP Steve Thompson Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
(see note 12)
Also practiced
T/S Brian Redman McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
(Spare - not used in practice)
DNP Brian Leonard Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66 Brian Leonard
Did not take part in official practice
(did not appear on track, numerous problems)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alan Rollinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.6
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.0
3 Trevor Taylor (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [003] - Chevrolet Alan Smith V8 1.28.8
4 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.2
5 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-1-72] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.8
6 David Prophet (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04-2] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.2
7 Graham McRae * (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27/GM1A [005] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.33.4
8 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/7] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.0
9 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.35.6
10 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.0
11 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-18S] - Chevrolet V8 1.37.0
12 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8 1.38.2
13 John Kendall (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 1.38.6
14 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1.38.8
15 Ray Calcutt (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.45.6
16 Pierre Soukry (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-20] - Chevrolet V8 1.47.8
17 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8 1.56.0
18 Steve Thompson * (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Brian Redman): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Badly damaged in a severe testing accident at Silverstone on 24 May when a tyre burst at Woodcote at 140 mph, and Thompson was lucky to escape with bruising. The car was written off, and Brodie acquired a brand new 1973 B24.
  2. McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] (Keith Holland): Keith Holland's replacement car. Used in the 1971 British F5000 series during which time it was modified along the lines of McRae's successful car. Retained for 1972 but crashed at Brands in April, after which the car was even further modified and dubbed "M10H". By July 1972, it had side radiators, a wedge nose and had been lengthened by 3½in. Sold to Clive Baker August 1972 and raced in the British series in 1972 and 1973. Then via Chris Oates to Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised. To Stephen Cuff (also Westbury, Wilts) late 1973 and advertised with a 5.7-litre Chev Jan to Apr 1974. To Bob Leckie (Aberdeen) for libre racing that summer. Advertised by Leckie in July 1974 but not seen again. Spencer Elton recalls that Leckie converted the M10B to a Skoda Super Saloon. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  4. Lola T190 [190/F1/7] (Ian Ashley): New to Doug Hardwick's Henley Forklift for the 1970 UK F5000 series. Raced by Mo Nunn (2 races), Davey Powell (7 races + 2 DNS) and Trevor Taylor (6 races) in 1970, then Kaye Griffiths (2 races + 1 DNQ), Terry Sanger (1 race only), Ian Ashley (3 races) and Tony Trimmer (1 race only) in 1971. To Rocky Plumridge for 1972 and raced by Ian Ashley (9 races + DNQ for Rothmans £50,000). Subsequent history unknown.
  5. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  6. Leda LT27 [003] (Trevor Taylor): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  7. Lotus 70 [06] (Jock Russell): Jock Russell (Ford V8) UK 1970 (debut Mallory Park May 1970), UK 1971, UK 1972 (first rounds only); retained by Russell for many years - Peter Denty (date unknown): restored and raced in UK by Peter's son, James Denty. Raced by James at the Silverstone Classic in 2005 and at Watkins Glen in 2008. Offered for sale by Peter Denty (Thetford, Norfolk) in 2010. Raced again by James Denty at Watkins Glen in 2012 but on behalf of new owner Nick Grewal (Gilford, NH).
  8. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (John Kendall): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. McLaren M14A [2] (Tony Dean): McLaren M14A/2 race history
  10. Leda LT27/GM1A [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  11. Surtees TS8 [007] (Steve Thompson): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  12. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Steve Thompson): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.