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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Snetterton, 5 Oct 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
40 40m 58.6s
112.279 mph
2 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 2)
39
3 Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 3)
39
4 Mick Hill March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 4)
38
5 Bill Gubelmann Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 5)
38
NC David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 6)
34
NC Damien Magee Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
Jim Kelly (see note 7)
25 Oil leak
R Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
#88 Thursdays/RAM (see note 8)
27 Engine cut out
R Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6
#36 Hezemans Racing
17 Overheating
R Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8
#3 (see note 9)
6 Engine
UNK Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 10)

UNKP Trevor Twaites Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 11)
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
Unknown (practiced)
T Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 13)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 59.2s
2 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 59.2s
3 Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6 59.8s
4 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 60.0s
5 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Fewkes V8 60.0s
6 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 60.6s
7 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 60.8s
8 Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6 61.2s
9 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8 61.8s
10 Mick Hill (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 62.2s
11 Trevor Twaites * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 63.4s
12 Dennis Leech * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8 64.4s
13 Bill Gubelmann (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8 64.4s
14 Brian Robinson * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 68.0s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T400 [HU14] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU14.
  2. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Lola T332 [HU40] (Bill Gubelmann): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  6. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  7. Trojan T101 [102] (Damien Magee): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  8. 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.
  9. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  10. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  11. 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
  12. 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,
  13. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.

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 three were not given in Autosport or Motoring News and have been filled in by Autoweek. Autoweek also gave the full grid, revealing that Twaites, Leech and Robinson ran in practice.