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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Thruxton, 17 Aug 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
30 36m 25.4s
116.431 mph
2 Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 2)
30 37m 09.2s
3 Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
#88 Thursdays/RAM (see note 3)
30 37m 34.4s
4 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 4)
29
5 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 5)
29
6 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
(see note 6)
29
7 Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 7)
29
8 John Turner Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#46 (see note 8)
28
9 Dennis Leech Chevron B24 [24-73-06] - Chevrolet V8
#47 George's Haulage, Crediton, Devon
(see note 9)
28
10 Mick Hill March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 10)
27
R Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 11)
Suspension
R Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 Radio Luxembourg (see note 12)
Engine
R Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Sid Taylor/Theodore Racing (see note 13)
1 Transmission
R Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 14)
0 Collision with Edwards
DNA Tony Dean Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 15)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1.10.6
2 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
3 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
4 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
5 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
6 Alan Jones (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [1] - Ford GAA V6
7 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
8 Brian McGuire (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
9 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
10 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
11 John Turner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
12 Tom Walkinshaw (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  5. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  6. 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.
  7. Lola T332 [HU36] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  8. Lola T330 [HU18] (John Turner): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  9. 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,
  10. 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.
  11. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  12. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  13. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  14. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  15. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Tony Dean): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.

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.