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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Mallory Park, 13 Oct 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 (see note 1)
50 35m 33.8s
113.881 mph
2 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Oates V8
#12 (see note 2)
50 35m 35.8s
3 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#8 (see note 3)
50 36m 07.2s
4 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet RES V8
#208 (see note 4)
50 36m 14.2s
5 Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#9 (see note 5)
49
6 Steve Thompson Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet RES V8
#3 (see note 6)
49
7 Patrick Sumner Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#35 (see note 7)
48
8 Leen Verhoeven Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 (see note 8)
48
9 Brendan McInerney Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#41 (see note 9)
48
10 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#37 (see note 10)
47
11 Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8
#43 (see note 11)
35 Gearbox
12 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#6 (see note 12)
3 Driveshaft
DNS Clive Baker March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#30 (see note 13)
Did not start
(Water pump)
DNSC Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#1 (see note 14)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#42 (see note 15)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [003?] - Ford GAA V6
#50 (see note 16)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Oates V8 0.41.4
2 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.41.4
3 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.41.6
4 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet RES V8 0.41.6
5 Teddy Pilette * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 0.41.6
6 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.41.8
7 Brian McGuire * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.42.0
8 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.42.0
9 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet RES V8 0.42.6
10 Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8 0.43.0
11 Tom Walkinshaw * (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [003?] - Ford GAA V6 0.43.2
12 Patrick Sumner (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.43.2
13 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 0.43.6
14 Brendan McInerney (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8 0.43.6
15 Leen Verhoeven (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.44.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  2. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  3. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  4. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  5. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  6. Trojan T102 [1] (Steve Thompson): Built in late 1973, but unsold until March 1974. To Ian Ward Racing for Keith Holland to race in UK in 1974. Only started four races before it was abandoned. Reappeared at the last four races of the season for Steve Thompson to drive. The car was then 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".
  7. Trojan T101 [104] (Patrick Sumner): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  8. Trojan T101 [102] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  9. Lola T330 [HU6] (Brendan McInerney): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  10. McLaren M19C [2] (Brian Robinson): McLaren M19C-2 first appeared at the 1972 Austrian GP for Peter Revson, replacing the damaged M19A-2. It has always worn the chassis plate from M19A-2. It was raced by Revson for the rest of 1972, then converted to F5000 for Lothar Motschenbacher. Derek Bell was due to race it in the 1973 US F5000 series, but it did not appear. Sold instead via Tony Dean to Brian Robinson, and raced by him in British F5000 from 1973 to 1975. After a brief time in libre racing, the M19C was sold into the historic racing community, and acquired in May 1982 by Ken Moore, who had it restored to F1 specification for Mike Littlewood to use in HSCC Historic F1. It raced with the HSCC until 1986, and was then sold to a US owner, who raced it from 1988 to 2001. It continued to appear in historic racing until it was sold back to Europe in 2012. It appeared at Monaco in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
  11. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Roelof Wunderink): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  12. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  13. March 73A [5] (Clive Baker): See full history: March 73A/5.
  14. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  15. Lola T332 [HU40] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  16. Modus M5 [003?] (Tom Walkinshaw): Built for Tom Walkinshaw out of his crashed Formula 3 Modus. Raced in UK F5000 1974 (2 starts plus 1 DNS). Crashed in practice at Mallory Park in October, and reported to have been rebuilt on a new monocoque before its next race. Crashed again at Brands Hatch a week later, and not seen again. Surviving components would presumably have been used in the 1975 car.

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.