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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Snetterton, 6 Oct 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#6 (see note 1)
30 35m 43.2s
95.946 mph
2 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#37
30 36m 16.2s
3 Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 2)
29
4 Teddy Pilette Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#1 (see note 3)
29
5 Lella Lombardi Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet RES V8
#208 (see note 4)
29
6 Leen Verhoeven Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 5)
29
7 Clive Baker March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
(see note 6)
29
8 Steve Thompson Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet RES V8
#3 (see note 7)
28
9EQ Keith Holland Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 (see note 8)
28
9EQ Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#9 (see note 9)
28
11 Brendan McInerney Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
(see note 10)
28
12 Peter Gethin Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 (see note 11)
26
13 Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8
#43 (see note 12)
Not known
14 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [003?] - Ford GAA V6
(see note 13)
2 Oil pump
DNS Nick Wattiez Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#34 (see note 14)
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.59.4
2 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet Smith V8 0.59.6
3 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.00.0
4 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.00.0
5 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.00.2
6 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.00.4
7 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T102 [1] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.01.4
8 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [003?] - Ford GAA V6 1.01.4
9 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.01.6
10 Nick Wattiez * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.02.0
11 Brendan McInerney (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8 1.02.6
12 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.03.0
13 Roelof Wunderink (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet V8 1.04.8
14 Leen Verhoeven (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
15 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1.07.6
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  2. Lola T332 [HU40] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  3. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  4. Lola T330 [HU18] (Lella Lombardi): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  5. Trojan T101 [102] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  6. March 73A [5] (Clive Baker): See full history: March 73A/5.
  7. 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. 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".
  8. Lola T332 [HU34] (Keith Holland): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  9. Lola T332 [HU36] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  10. 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
  11. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Lola T330 [HU16] (Nick Wattiez): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.

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.