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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Oulton Park, 28 Mar 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Gordon Spice Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 1)
50 1h 00m 29.0s
82.039 mph
2 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 2)
50 1h 00m 53.6s
3 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 3)
50 1h 00m 54.4s
4 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#12
49
5 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
49
6 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 5)
49
7 Dave Walker Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Thursdays/RAM (see note 6)
48
8 Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#47 George's Haulage, Crediton, Devon
(see note 7)
48
9 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 Radio Luxembourg (see note 8)
48
10 Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 9)
45
11 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Sid Taylor/Theodore Racing (see note 10)
45
NC Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 11)
43
R Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 12)
Accident
R Leen Verhoeven Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Chris Oates (see note 13)
Engine
R Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [021-F5] - Ford GAA V6
#39 ShellSPORT Team Modus (see note 14)
11 Fuel pressure
R Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
#17 A.G. Dean (see note 15)
Loose wheel
R Brian Redman Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#9 A.G. Dean (see note 16)
6 Handling
R Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Richard Oaten Racing (see note 17)
0 Accident
DNS Damien Magee Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 18)
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Dave Walker (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8 1.06.6
2 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1.07.0
3 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 1.07.2
4 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1.07.4
5 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 1.08.0
6 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8 1.09.4
7 Damien Magee * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 1.09.8
8 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 1.10.6
9 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.11.0
10 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1.11.6
11 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1.12.0
12 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre Modus M5 [021-F5] - Ford GAA V6 1.12.2
13 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1.12.8
14 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
15 Dennis Leech (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8 1.14.2
16 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1.14.4
17 Leen Verhoeven (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1.14.4
18 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 1.18.0
19 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU40] (Gordon Spice): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  2. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  3. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  4. 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
  5. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.
  6. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dave Walker): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  7. 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,
  8. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  9. 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
  10. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  11. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  12. Lola T332 [HU36] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  13. Lola T330 [HU16] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  18. Trojan T101 [102] (Damien Magee): See full history: Trojan T101/102.

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.