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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Snetterton, 31 Mar 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gijs van Lennep Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Speed International Racing
25 0.34.10.2
118.96
2 Teddy Pilette McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
25 0.34.18.4
3 Brian Redman McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Sidney Taylor
25 0.34.28.8
4 Steve Thompson Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Alan Brodie (see note 2)
24
5 Ray Allen McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Speed International Racing (see note 3)
24
6 Fred Saunders Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
#66 Fred Saunders
22
7 Clive Santo McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
#1
22
8 Gordon Spice Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#7 Powrmatic Heating and Ventilation
(see note 4)
20 Accident
9 Keith Holland McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Keith Holland (see note 5)
5 Fuel pump
10 Graham McRae Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Crown Lynn
2 water hose
DNS Alan Rollinson Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Alan McKechnie
Did not start
DNQ Jock Russell Lotus 70 [06] - Ford V8
#5 Jock Russell (see note 6)
Did not qualify
DNA Ray Calcutt McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Speed International (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA John Bowtell Lola T142 [SL142/36] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Andrew Cavell
Did not arrive
DNA Dave Berry (F5000) 4.5-litre Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] - Rover V8
#29 David Berry (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#30 John Cannon (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Evan Noyes Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Evan Noyes (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Hervé Bayard Surtees TS8 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Hervé Bayard (see note 11)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gijs van Lennep (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.6
2 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8 1.20.8
3 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.8
4 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.0
5 Alan Rollinson * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.2
6 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
7 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre McLaren "M10H" [400-06 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
8 Ray Allen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-05] - Chevrolet V8
9 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
10 Fred Saunders (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/69/42] - Rover V8
11 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-21] - Chevrolet V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: McLaren M18 500-01.
  2. 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.
  3. McLaren M18 [500-05] (Ray Allen): See full history: McLaren M18 500-05.
  4. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Gordon Spice): 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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).
  7. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Ray Calcutt): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  8. Brabham BT16/21B [F2-19-65] (Dave Berry): Jack Brabham's works SCA-engined BT16, used during the 1965 mid-season and also raced by Chris Irwin when the Honda project was revived. To Robs Lamplough (London) for 1966 and retained for 1967. To John Watson (Craigavad, County Down, Northern Ireland) for Irish racing in 1967 and fitted with a Lotus-Ford twin-cam. Retained for 1968. Sold to Dave Berry (Colwyn Bay, Wales) for 1969 and used in UK libre; then fitted with an Oldsmobile V8 for 1970, 1971 and 1972. Last seen in October 1972.
  9. March 725 [1] (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  10. Leda LT27 [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 or 1976, 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
  11. Surtees TS8 [005] (Hervé Bayard): Built for 1971 season. Team Surtees (UK) 1971: raced by Mike Hailwood (won on debut; F1 Register also identify this as Hailwood's 1972 Tasman car - Herve Bayard (Belgium) 1972 with works spare car: raced in early UK F5000 races only; used in European Hill Climb Championship and converted one car to Cosworth DFV engine after opening round (finished second overall in championship). Bayard practiced 05 with a DFV at the Rothmans 50,000 on 28 August 1972 but was far too slow to qualify. Subsequent history unknown but possibly the Robin Darlington car in 1973. May have been owned by Alex Seldon at some point. Next seen when acquired by John Foulston in 1989. After Foulston's death, the TS8 passed to Noel Butler 1998. Appeared at Silverstone July 1998. Bought at auction by Robin Darlington 1999. To Mike Wrigley (Ashbourne, Derbyshire) 2002 and then sold to Dr John Monson (Hull) in 2004. Raced by Monson in the HSCC's Derek Bell Trophy (DBT) events in 2005 and 2006. To Stephen Gibson Mar 2007 and raced in DBT in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The car returned to the DBT in 2014 when owned by Chris Atkinson.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Entry list details from the original BRSCC Snetterton programme.