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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Brands Hatch, 19 Oct 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
35 49m 38.2s
112.115 mph
2 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
35 49m 38.4s
3 Bob Evans Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 3)
35 49m 51.0s
4 Ingo Hoffmann Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet V8
#17 A.G.Dean (see note 4)
34
5 John Turner Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#46 (see note 5)
33
6 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#12
32
7 Mike Wilds March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 6)
31
NC Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
#88 Thursdays/RAM (see note 7)
30
NC Chris Featherstone McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#30 (see note 8)
22
R Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 9)
22 Head gasket
R Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
#39 (see note 10)
17 Stuck in gear
R David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 11)
17 Accident
R Bill Gubelmann Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 12)
4 Engine
R Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 13)
1 Handling
R Damien Magee Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Southern Organs [Jim Kelly]
(see note 14)
0 Engine
R Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6
#36 Hezemans Racing
0 Driveshaft
DNA Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#47 George's Haulage, Crediton, Devon
(see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Vern Schuppan Lola T400 - Chevrolet V8
#7 Racing Team VDS
Did not arrive
DNA Keke Rosberg (F?) unknown
#77 Renoir International Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#3 (see note 16)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.4s
2 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.0s
3 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.0s
4 Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6 1m 24.6s
5 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 1m 25.6s
6 Mike Wilds (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.8s
7 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.2s
8 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.8s
9 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6 1m 28.6s
10 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 1m ??.?s
11 Bill Gubelmann (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.0s
12 John Turner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.2s
13 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.8s
14 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 35.2s
15 Ingo Hoffmann (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet V8 no time
16 Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6 no time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  2. Lola T400 [HU14] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU14.
  3. Lola T400 [HU8] (Bob Evans): 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 in April 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
  4. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Ingo Hoffmann): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  5. Lola T330 [HU18] (John Turner): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  6. 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.
  7. March 75A [1] (Alan Jones): John MacDonald (RAM Racing) 1975. Raced in UK 1975: driven by Alan Jones (3rd BARC Thruxton 17 Aug 1975) - Hexagon Garage for Damien Magee UK 1976 - Guy Edwards UK 1977; rebuilt on a March 761 monocoque, and then converted to DFV power for last few races of 1977. Edwards UK 1978 (first two races); then for Bruce Allison (five races). Also used by Desire Wilson in a test session prior to the British GP. To Terry Smith (Felton, Somerset), fitted with a 5-litre Repco engine, and used in the British Sprint Championship 1979, 1980 and 1981. Used by Smith and John Meredith British Sprint Championship 1982. To Ray Rowan 1983, and retained by him until about 1987 when the Repco engine was sold to Australia and the rolling chassis was sold via a dealer to Italy. Reemerged four years later when sold by Andrea Frasson (Rosà, Vicenza, Italy) to Daniel Pouteau (Paris, France) in December 1991. Retained by Pouteau, still apart and in still Terry Smith's livery, until sold via Bernard De Dryver to Paul Grant (Brussels, Belgium) in April 2013. Rebuilt for Masters F1 in 2015, and debut at the Spa 6 Hours in September 2015.
  8. McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] (Chris Featherstone): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in the 1973 British season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. It was then sold to Chris Featherstone and raced by him once at the end of 1974, then through the 1975 and 1976 seasons. After a single race at the start of 1977, the car was raced by Keith Holland in four races later in the year, and then by Featherstone in the Australian Rothmans series in February 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 for the 1979 Rothmans series, but it may be that Lee Seaton of Thomson Motor Auctions owned it though this period. Sold 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 and in 2001. Lush raced it in the Tasman Cup Revival series from 2003 to 2015, during which time it was also raced by Chris Hyde in the 2009/10 season and by Greg Thornton in the 2012/13 season. Lush also raced the car in England during the Kiwis' visits to the UK in 2005 and 2008, and at Road America in 2014. Lush sold it to its former driver Garry Dumbrell in 2016, and after Dumbrell died in October 2021, it was sold to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2021. More information about McRae GM1-015
  9. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  10. March 752 [15] (Tom Walkinshaw): New to Masami Kuwashima for Formula 2 in 1975, prepared by Roy Kennedy's team in London, and entered by Masami Kuwashima Racing. After just two races, Kuwashima returned to Japan, and the 752 was sold to Tom Walkinshaw.who had it converted by Kennedy to F5000 specification, with the installation of a 3.4-litre Ford V6 engine. Raced by Walkinshaw in the 1975 Shellsport F5000 Championship. To Val Musetti, and raced in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. Converted to F1 specification for 1978, with a Cosworth DFV engine, and referred to as a 761 that season. Wrecked at Mallory Park in August but rebuilt again for 1979, when it was described as a 771, but wrecked at Zolder at the start of the Aurora season and finally written off.
  11. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  12. Lola T332 [HU40] (Bill Gubelmann): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  13. Lola T332 [HU36] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  14. Trojan T101 [102] (Damien Magee): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  15. 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,
  16. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.

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.