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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 31 Mar 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 1)
59 49m 49.4s
88.103 mph
2 Dave Walker Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Thursdays/RAM (see note 2)
59 49m 51.4s
3 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 3)
59 50m 38.2s
4 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [021-F5] - Ford GAA V6
#39 ShellSPORT Team Modus (see note 4)
58
5 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 5)
57
6 Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 6)
57
7 Ian Ashley Lola T400 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Richard Oaten Racing (see note 7)
57
8 Mick Hill March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 8)
55
9 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 Radio Luxembourg (see note 9)
53
10 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
53
11 Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#47 George's Haulage, Crediton, Devon
(see note 11)
53
12 John Turner Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#46 (see note 12)
53
R Damien Magee Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Southern Organs International Racing
(see note 13)
13 Rear upright
R Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 14)

R Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 15)

R Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 16)

R Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 17)

R Chris Featherstone McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#30 (see note 18)

R Leen Verhoeven Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Chris Oates Ltd. (see note 19)

R Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Sid Taylor/Theodore Racing (see note 20)
1 Puncture
DNS Gordon Spice Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 21)
Did not start
DNA Brian Redman Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#9 (see note 22)
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Wilds (F5000) 3.4-litre Surtees TS17 - Ford GAA V6
#17 D.R.I.P
Did not arrive
DNA Kaye Griffiths McLaren M19A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#45 (see note 23)
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Amon Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
#99
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 0.47.8
2 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.2
3 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.2
4 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.4
5 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 0.48.8
6 Dave Walker (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8 0.49.0
7 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 0.49.2
8 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 0.49.4
9 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [021-F5] - Ford GAA V6 0.49.8
10 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.0
11 Mick Hill (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.2
12 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.4
13 Gordon Spice * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.6
14 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.8
15 John Turner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.8
16 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.0
17 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.6
18 Dennis Leech (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.8
19 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8 0.53.6
20 Leen Verhoeven (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 0.53.8
21 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  2. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dave Walker): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  3. 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.
  4. Modus M5 [021-F5] (Tom Walkinshaw): New for Tom Walkinshaw in 1975, and raced in UK F5000 that season (4 starts). Best result of fourth place at Brands Hatch 31 March; best qualifying positions eighth at Silverstone 12 April and again at Zolder two weeks later. Crashed heavily at Zolder and not seen again.
  5. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.
  6. Lola T332 [HU36] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  7. Lola T400 [HU5] (Ian Ashley): New to Richard Oaten Racing for Ian Ashley to race in the 1975 UK F5000 series, but abandoned as uncompetitive and replaced by an older T330. Later crashed in testing. At the end of 1975, the car was returned to Lola to be updated to the VDS team's latest specification and then sold to Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA), who won two SCCA Nationals with it in 1977. Next seen when advertised by Jack Smiley (Dallas, TX) in 1989, then reappeared In the early 1990s with historic racer Reg Howell (Corona Del Mar, CA). Probably the car of Juan Gonzales (Dallas, TX) in the mid 1990s, then sold to Hamish Somerville (Canada) in 2008. Taken to New Zealand in 2011, where it was sold to Kenny Smith. To Lance Robinson (Henley-On-Thames, Oxfordshire) 2012. Sold via Race Car Warehouse (Hickstead, West Sussex) to Marc Rauchfuss (Prescott, AZ) in October 2019.
  8. March 74A [1] (Mick Hill): 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.
  9. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  10. Lola T330 [HU6] (Trevor Twaites): 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 B24 [24-73-06] (Dennis Leech): 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,
  12. Lola T330 [HU18] (John Turner): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  13. Trojan T101 [102] (Damien Magee): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  14. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  15. Lola T400 [HU8] (Richard Scott): New to McKechnie Racing Org and raced by Richard Scott and Bob Evans in UK series 1975. To Len Gibbs for Keith Holland UK 1976 and early 1977. To Gerry Amato, then Allan Kayes for Group 8 in 1977. Then unknown until 'found in a garage in Cambridge' by Mike Connor and raced in a libre at Castle Combe Apr 1980. Next seen with Mick Hill 1982, who converted it into a "BMW M1" with 7.4-litre Chevrolet V8 for "GT" racing: raced in Donington GT series 1983 (shared between Hill and Kevin Riley). Also raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Riley 1983 and 1984 ... advertised by Straight Six (Tony Hildebrand) 1986 ... David Sheppard: raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Gary Dobbin, 1989 ... Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) about 1990, and taken apart to recreate the Lola T400. To Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) around 1991. Raced by Windelburn in Australian and New Zealand historics from 2000 (or earlier), and raced regularly in the F5000 Tasman Revival from its start in November 2003, when he won the feature race at the opening round, to the 2017/18 season. More information about Lola T400 HU8
  16. 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.
  17. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  18. McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] (Chris Featherstone): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in 1973 season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. To Chris Featherstone: raced in UK 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, and in Australian Rothmans series in 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 and raced in the 1979 Rothmans series. To Ray Gibbs (Australia) September 1979 and kept by him until sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, New Zealand) 2000, and raced at Historic Sandown that year. Raced by Lush and others in the F5000 Tasman Revival series since 2003. More information about McRae GM1-015
  19. Lola T330 [HU16] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  20. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  21. Lola T332 [HU40] (Gordon Spice): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  22. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Brian Redman): New to VDS for Chris Craft in 1973 UK series, then for Peter Gethin in 1974 Tasman series. Loaned to Adlards Crowne Racing for Craft UK 1974; returned to VDS, converted to B24/B28 specification and used by Vern Schuppan to win at Brands Hatch October 1974. Sold to Tony Dean for the UK and US series in 1975, but confiscated by UK Customs & Excise on its return from the US. Bought by Don Gray (Sittingbourne, Kent) at auction, and raced in UK 1977. To Keith Holland for 1978 Australian Internationals 1978, and sold there to Barry Singleton 1978, who raced it in Australia in 1978/79. To Jim Lowe 1980/81, but crashed at Surfers Paradise in early 1981 and heavily damaged. Wreck sold to Russel Gomersall, then to Peter Phillips, then Laurie O'Neill, then Dr Bill Marshall sometime around 1985. Run in Australian historic racing 1986-1988. To George Parlby early 1990s. To Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW) late 2005, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2006 to 2010. Robert Tweedie (Sydney, NSW) 2012, and raced by his son Tom Tweedie, in historic racing from 2013 onwards. More information about Chevron B24 B24-73-07
  23. McLaren M19A [1] (Kaye Griffiths): Denny Hulme drove McLaren M19A-1 in the early races of 1971, before moving to the newer M19A-2. Peter Gethin then took over M19A-1, and it remained in use with the team to the end of 1972, when Jody Scheckter made his F1 debut in it at the US GP. It was converted to F5000 specification for Tony Kitchiner’s team in 1974, when it was driven by Rene Arnoux. It passed through a number of UK owners in the late 1970s, and was then sold to John Foulston in July 1981. He had it restored, and raced it in HSCC Historic F1 and the HSCC's Pre-71 series until his death in 1987. It remained with the Foulston family until sold to its current owner in 1998.

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.