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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 16 Mar 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
32 47m 00.2s
108.248 mph
2 Mike Wilds March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#64 (see note 2)
32 47m 55.3s
3 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Sid Taylor (see note 3)
31
4 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#208 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 4)
31
5 Damien Magee Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8
#60 A.W.Brown Racing (see note 5)
31
6 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8
#62 ShellSPORT Luxembourg (see note 6)
31
7 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#69 (see note 7)
26
8 Allan Kayes McLaren M14A [2-2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
Ian Ward Racing
21
9 Vern Schuppan Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
Sid Taylor (see note 8)
14
10 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#65 Embassy Racing (see note 9)
13
11 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
Anglo-American (see note 10)
6 Spun could restart
12 Patrick Sumner Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#35 (see note 11)
6
13 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#37

14 Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet RES V8
(see note 12)
3 Stalled could restart
15 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
Chevron Racing Team VDS (see note 13)
3 Distributor
DNS Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
McKechnie Racing (see note 14)
Did not start
DNSC Keith Holland Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#63 Ian Ward Racing (see note 15)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.35.5
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.35.7
3 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.35.7
4 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1.36.0
5 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.36.3
6 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.36.8
7 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU21] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.37.8
8 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.39.0
9 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.39.1
10 Keith Holland * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.39.7
11 Mike Wilds (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1.40.5
12 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet Eisert V8 1.44.8
13 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith-Oates V8 1.45.4
14 Bob Evans * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
15 Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.50.9
16 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.55.1
17 Allan Kayes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2-2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2.00.0
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  2. March 74A [1] (Mike Wilds): Dempster Developments UK 1974: for Mike Wilds at R1 (second), then retubbed for R2 (second). Tested by Taylor prior to R3 Silvestone 6 Apr. For Wilds at R3 (sixth) then replaced by newer 74A/2 and returned to Bicester. Probably for Wilds again after destruction of 74A/2: three or four races (R10, R11, R13?, R14). To Mick Hill UK 1975 - Bill Blackledge (then based in Jamaica) 1976 and then via John Gunn Feb 1977 to Tom Jones: raced in Can-Am 1977 (2 races), SCCA FA 1978, Can-Am 1979 (2 DNS), Can-Am 1980 (1 DNS); retained 2010.
  3. Lola T332 [HU37] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  4. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  5. Lola T330 [HU4] (Damien Magee): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  6. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  7. Lola T330 [HU21] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU21.
  8. Trojan T101 [102] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  9. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  10. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  11. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  12. Chevron B24 [24-73-06] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1973 season. Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in UK 1973, UK 1974 - Dennis Leech (Exeter, UK): raced in UK 1975 (heavily crashed in practice at R15 Mallory Park 12 Oct 1975 and not seen again). Subsequent history unknown but presumably wrecked,
  13. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  14. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  15. Trojan T102 [1] (Keith Holland): Built in late 1973, but unsold until March 1974. To Ian Ward Racing for Keith Holland to race in UK in 1974. It proved fast in practice, but due to variety of problems failed to start its first five races. It had only started four races when Ian Ward withdrew from F5000 in late June. The team and car reappeared at the last four races of the season for Steve Thompson to drive. After that, the car was acquired by Mick Hill, who used the front suspension and the whole back end for his 1976 "VW Beetle" super saloon project. Everything he didn't use was eventually acquired by Roger Hurst and he advertised this in 1984. The whole project was acquired by Tim and Tony Barry (Sittingbourne, Kent) in 1985 and has been owned by them ever since. Tim Barry raced the car in libre in 1987 and 1988, and also in HSCC racing in the 1990s. He returned to the Trojan for HSCC Derek Bell events since wrecking the brothers' March 76A in an accident in 2005, but Tim describes it as "as much of a pain in the butt as it was when new".

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.