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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Silverstone, 28 Sep 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
#88 Thursdays/RAM (see note 1)
25 34m 47.0s
126.440 mph
2 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 2)
25 35m 11.8s
3 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 3)
25 35m 16.2s
4 Bob Evans Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 4)
25 35m 25.0s
5 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 5)
25 35m 37.8s
6 Damien Magee Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
Jim Kelly (see note 6)
25 35m 51.0s
7 Ingo Hoffmann Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet V8
A.G.Dean (see note 7)
25 35m 59.6s
8 John Turner Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#46 (see note 8)
25 36m 10.4s
9 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 9)
24
10 Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
24
11 Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 11)
24
12 Mick Hill March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
24
13 Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)

14 Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6
#36 Hezemans Racing (see note 14)
Engine cut out
15 Chris Featherstone McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8
(see note 15)

R Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 16)
13 Clutch
R Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#3 Richard Oaten Racing (see note 17)
8 Head gasket
R Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
(see note 18)
2 Suspension

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6 1m 23.2s
2 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.4s
3 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6 1m 24.0s
4 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8 1m 24.4s
5 Ingo Hoffmann (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.6s
6 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.6s
7 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
8 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.6s
9 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.6s
10 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.9s
11 Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6 1m 26.8s
12 Mick Hill (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.4s
13 John Turner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.2s
14 Dennis Leech (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.2s
15 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.4s
16 Trevor Twaites (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.8s
17 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1m 34.4s
18 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  3. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  4. Lola T332 [HU40] (Bob Evans): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  5. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.
  6. Trojan T101 [102] (Damien Magee): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  7. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Ingo Hoffmann): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.
  8. Lola T330 [HU18] (John Turner): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  9. 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.
  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. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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,
  14. March 731 [3] (Boy Hayje): March 721G/3 race history.
  15. 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
  16. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  17. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  18. 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 sart of the Aurora season and finally written off.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Practice times below the first four were not given in Autosport or Motoring News and have been filled in by Autoweek. Autoweek also gave the last three finishers, revealing that Leech and Featherstone were present at this race.