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Shellsport F5000 Championship round

Zandvoort, 19 May 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Gethin Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team VDS (see note 1)
30 42m 47.1s
110.474 mph
2 Teddy Pilette Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Racing Team VDS (see note 2)
30 42m 47.4s
3 Richard Scott Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 McKechnie Racing/Durex (see note 3)
30 42m 52.2s
4 Gordon Spice Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Reed Racing (see note 4)
30 43m 34.7s
5 Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6
#36 Hezemans Racing
30 43m 59.5s
6 Leen Verhoeven Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Chris Oates Ltd. (see note 5)
29
7 Brian Robinson McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#12
28
8 Chris Featherstone McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#30 (see note 6)
28
9 Guy Edwards Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#5 The Encyclopedia Brittanica Lola
(see note 7)
27
NC Mick Hill March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 8)
24
R Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#208 Radio Luxembourg (see note 9)
15 Petrol pump
R Damien Magee Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Fridays/RAM (see note 10)
Overheating
R Alan Jones Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Thursdays/RAM (see note 11)
Brakes
R Tony Dean Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#17 A.G.Dean (see note 12)
Rocker gasket
R David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#35 LEC Refrigeration/Southern Organs Racing Team
(see note 13)
4 Bellhousing
R Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Richard Oaten Racing (see note 14)
3 Big end
DNS Willie Wood Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 15)
Did not start
(Upright pin)
DNS Brian McGuire Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 16)
Did not start
(Driver unwell)
DNSC Roelof Wunderink Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet V8
A.G.Dean (see note 17)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.3
2 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 1.23.6
3 Guy Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.1
4 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.2
5 Alan Jones (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.3
6 Boy Hayje (F5000) 3.4-litre March 731 [3] - Ford GAA V6 1.24.6
7 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.9
8 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.1
9 Richard Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
10 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
11 Damien Magee (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.7
12 Gordon Spice (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU40] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.7
13 Leen Verhoeven (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.2
14 Chris Featherstone (F5000) 5-litre McRae-Ward GM1/KS1 [GM1/015] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.30.7
15 Brian Robinson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.8
16 Mick Hill (F5000) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.3
17 Willie Wood * (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet V8 1.32.9
18 Brian McGuire * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 1.40.3
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T400 [HU4] (Peter Gethin): See full history: Lola T400 HU4.
  2. Lola T400 [HU11] (Teddy Pilette): See full history: Lola T400 HU11.
  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. Lola T332 [HU40] (Gordon Spice): See full history: Lola T332 HU40.
  5. Lola T330 [HU16] (Leen Verhoeven): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  6. 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
  7. Lola T332 [HU34] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  8. 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.
  9. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  10. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-08] (Damien Magee): See full history: Chevron B24 'B24-73-08'.
  11. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Alan Jones): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  12. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Tony Dean): 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
  13. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  14. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  15. Trojan T101 [101] (Willie Wood): See full history: Trojan T101/101.
  16. Lola T332 [HU36] (Brian McGuire): See full history: Lola T332 HU36.
  17. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Roelof Wunderink): 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.

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.