Minnesota Grand Prix
Brainerd, 10 Aug 1969
|1||David Hobbs||Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#75 David Hobbs, Rugby, England
|2||Tony Adamowicz||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#7 Milestone Racing Div., Davidson Ent., Scarsdale, NY
|3||Jerry Hansen||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#44 Jerry Hansen, Minneapolis, Minn
|4||Sam Posey||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#1 Autodynamics Corp., Marblehead, Mass
(see note 1)
|5||Bud Morley||Lola T142 [SL142/28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Morley Racing, Denver, CO (see note 2)
|6||Chuck Dietrich||Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Hogan Motor Leasing Inc, St Louis, MO
(see note 3)
|7||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 (see note 4)
|8||John Cannon||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#2 Starr Racing, Clifton, NJ
|9||Rich Galloway||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#27 Galloway Racing Team, Lakewood, CO
(see note 5)
|10||Pete Lovely||(F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8
#15 Pete Lovely Volkswagen, Inc, Tacoma, WA
|11||Sherwood Johnston||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Sherwood Johnston, Scottsdale, AZ
(see note 6)
|12||George Wintersteen||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#12 Wintersteen Racing Inc, Villanova, PA
(see note 7)
|13||George Eaton||McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#98 George Eaton Racing, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
(see note 8)
|14||Bob Esseks||McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8
#0 (see note 9)
|15||John Mahler||Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#99 John Mahler, Bettendorf, Iowa
(see note 10)
|16||Roger Barr||Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/39] - Chevrolet V8
[not on entry list]
|17||Jerry Rosbach||Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
|18||Mike Goth||Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8
#96 Mike Goth Racing, Riverside, CA
|19||Dick DeJarld||McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#58 De Jarld Racing, Joliet, IL
|20||Hamilton Vose||McKee Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Hamilton Vose III, Chicago, IL
|21||Art Kijek||(F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8
#20 Kay-Tee Cars, Oakdale, NY (see note 11)
|22||Mike Hiss||Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Abrasive Alloy Racing Team, Riverside, NJ
|23||Peter Gethin||McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8
#57 Peter Gethin, Rugby, England
(see note 12)
|24||Bill Brack||Lotus 42B  - Chevrolet V8
#85 Sports Cars Unlimited, Clarkson, Ontario, Canada
|25||Jack Eiteljorg||Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8
#17 Jack Eiteljorg, Castle Rock, CO
|26||Fred Baker||Eisert 69 - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 13)
|27||Chuck Trowbridge||McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#9 Chuck Trowbridge
|28||Lothar Motschenbacher||McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing Enterprises, Beverly Hill, CA
(see note 14)
|DNS||Bobby Brown||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#3 Bob Brown, Huntington,NY
|Did not start|
|DNS||Dick Simon||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66 Dick Simon, Salt Lake City, UT
(see note 15)
|Did not start|
| ||Don Finlayson||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
Don Finlayson, Lombaro, IL
|On entry list|
| ||Kurt Reinold||(F5000) Unser-Lotus - Chevrolet
#4 Kurt Reinold
|On entry list|
| ||Cliff L. Phillips||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#18 C. L. Phillips, Palos Park, IL
(see note 16)
|On entry list|
| ||Dave Jordan||Eagle Mk 5 - AMC V8
#21 American International Racing Inc, Los Angeles, CA
|On entry list|
| ||John Gunn||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#39 John Gunn, Miami, FL (see note 17)
|On entry list|
| ||Al Pease||Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
#69 John Maryon International, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|On entry list|
| ||Richard Negley||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#74 Richard B. Negley, San Antonio, TX
(see note 18)
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|28||Lothar Motschenbacher||8||Gear linkage|
|Bobby Brown||Did not start|
|Dick Simon||Did not start|
|19||Mike Goth||15||Not known|
|20||Hamilton Vose||7||Not known|
|21||Peter Gethin||6||Oil pressure|
|23||Mike Hiss||1||Rocker arm|
|1||David Hobbs||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8||1.34.0|
|2||Peter Gethin||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8||1.35.5|
|3||John Cannon||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.35.8|
|4||Pete Lovely||(F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8||1.35.8|
|5||Tony Adamowicz||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.35.8|
|6||Sam Posey||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8||1.36.1|
|7||Jerry Hansen||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.36.4|
|8||Chuck Dietrich||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8||1.37.1|
|9||George Wintersteen||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.37.3|
|10||Mike Goth||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8||1.37.4|
|11||Bud Morley||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/28] - Chevrolet V8||1.37.9|
|12||Bill Brack||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 42B  - Chevrolet V8||1.38.6|
|13||Mike Hiss||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8||1.38.8|
|14||Hamilton Vose||(F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8||1.39.8|
|15||George Eaton||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8||1.39.8|
|16||Dick DeJarld||(F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8||1.41.2|
|17||Chuck Trowbridge||(F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8||1.41.4|
|18||Horst Kroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8||1.41.5|
|19||John Mahler||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8||1.43.0|
|20||Roger Barr||(F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/39] - Chevrolet V8||1.43.8|
|21||Lothar Motschenbacher||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8||1.43.8|
|22||Jerry Rosbach||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8||1.44.1|
|23||Bob Esseks||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8||1.44.1|
|24||Rich Galloway||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.44.6|
|25||Sherwood Johnston||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.44.7|
|26||Jack Eiteljorg||(F5000) 5-litre Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8||1.48.3|
|27||Art Kijek||(F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8||1.51.5|
|28||Fred Baker||(F5000) 5-litre Eisert 69 - Chevrolet V8||1.53.1|
Notes on the cars:
- McLaren M10A (Sam Posey): New to Ray Caldwell's Autodynamics Corp for Sam Posey (Sharon, CT) to race in the 1969 US series, replacing a pair of wrecked Eagles. Posey first appeared in this car at Lime Rock on 2 August. It was sponsored by television personality Steve Allen and Classic Wax, a brand of car wax, and was entered at #1 as Steve Allen's Classic Wax Special. Posey used it in seven races, and had one win, back at Lime Rock again on 1 September, where he also took pole position. Given the timing of its first appearance, this would probably have been chassis 300-11, 300-12 or 300-14. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T142 [SL142/28] (Bud Morley): Invoice date 5 Mar 1969 (Sold to Haas). New to Bud Morley (Denver, CO) and raced through the 1969 US series, when it was red and entered as #14 . He advertised the car in November 1969 and again in August 1970. Sold in April 1971 to Dan Harper (Eureka, CA) who raced it at the Laguna Seca Pro race 2 May 1971 despite only having had a chance to drive it briefly at Vacaville earlier in the week. He intended to race in SCCA Nationals for the remainder of 1971 but a broken bulkhead required a lengthy rebuild and he did not score any points at SCCA level that season. He had planned to follow all the west coast Pro races in 1972, and appeared on the entry list for race at Laguna Seca on 7 May 1972 but there is no record of his participation. He also raced the car at the Laguna Seca June Sprints in 1973. Harper advertised the car in August 1974, describing it as "Best T-142 in the country; rebuilt throughout, new fabroids, etc; fresh Al Bartz engine; have full history of car; never bent". He recalled to Mike Matune in 2021 that he sold it in April 1975 to Don Korntved (Weaverville, CA) and his son Chris, who ran it in Redwood Sports Car Club (RSCC) events from 1975 to 1977. They ran the car in the RSCC's Lord Ellis Hillclimb at Blue Lake, the Keno Hill Climb near Klamath Falls, Oregon and the Virginia City Hill Climb in Nevada. Chris Korntved also won RSCC Autocross events at Samoa Field, a former airstrip in Eureka, northern California, July 1976, September 1976 and July 1977, and competed at Chico, CA, Redding, CA, and Medford, OR. He advertised the T142 at the end of 1977 and traded it to Jerry Dulski (Plymouth, MN) for Dulski's A Sedan Camaro. Dulski ran the car in Midwest SCCA Formula A until an accident at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota, when his wing collapsed in the high speed Turn 1 and he left the track, hitting a telephone pole. The car continued airborne through a number of trees before coming to a stop upside down still in the trees. Dulski was very lucky to walk away unharmed, but the Lola was a complete loss. Dulski salvaged the Hewland gearbox and used it in his next car, a Lotus 70, and the Chevy engine was later used in a Trans-Am Camaro in historic racing. A part from a few suspension parts that were sold, nothing else remained of the Lola.
- Lola T142 [SL142/21] (Chuck Dietrich): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/21.
- Lola T142 [SL142/38] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/38.
- Lola T142 (Rich Galloway): Rich Galloway (Golden, CO) raced a yellow #27 Lola T142 through the 1969 US series. It was generally entered as a T142 but was entered as a T140 at R4 Sears Point. Galloway was involved in the first lap accident triggered by George Wintersteen at St Jovite in early September and the Lola hit the Armco on the outside of the track head on before being hit by two other cars and coming to a rest against the bank on the opposite side. Galloway was able to exit the car quickly, but it appeared to be heavily damaged. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T142 (Sherwood Johnston): Sherwood Johnston (Scottsdale, AZ) first seen at an SCCA Regional at Tucson Airport on 11 May 1969 and then raced in the US Pro series (#47 from Continental Divide on 8 June, up to Sebring on 28 December). Then sold to Ed Luke (Phoenix, AZ), a cattle rancher and property developer, for SCCA events. Luke crashed the car heavily at Phoenix International Raceway in 1970, when he had to go off line to avoid an emergency vehicle on the track, spun on the "marbles" and collided heavily with a telegraph pole, suffering serious leg injuries and burns that ended his racing career. None of Luke's race results have been found, suggesting his accident was early in 1970, quite possible the Arizona Region SCCA National on 1 Mar 1970. He sold the damaged car to Ron Elliot (Scottsdale, AZ) who raced it at Riverside Feb 1972. Subsequently to Ernie Rollston (Mesa, AZ) in 1974 - Steve Bolen (Scottsdale, AZ) - Bill Neibauer (Red Lodge, Montana) June 1976. Sold by Neibauer to Donald McGreevy (Mill Valley, CA) Dec 1987 This car has frame tag 40 but no chassis plate. Completely restored by Don McGreevy by December 2013.
- Lola T142 (George Wintersteen): George Wintersteen (Villanova, PA) raced a white #12 Lola T142 through the 1969 US series. Entered by his own team, Wintersteen Racing Inc, Wintersteen was highly competitive, finishing second behind Sam Posey's Eagle at Laguna Seca in May, and second again behind Posey's McLaren M10A at Lime Rock in September. He also had two third place finishes, two fourths and a fifth. The car met its end at St Jovite in September when Wintersteen triggered a huge first-lap accident. Coming out of the second turn, a downhill right-hander, Wintersteen came off the track and hammered into the earth bank on the outside of the track, careered across the track, collecting two other cars on the way, and hit the opposite bank, the Lola bursting into flames. Wintersteen was able to get out of the car very quickly, and a marshall had the fire under control in less than 30 seconds, but it is highly unlikely that the car would have been repairable.
- McLaren M10A [300-02] (George Eaton): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-02.
- McLaren M10A [300-09] (Bob Esseks): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-09.
- Lola T140 [SL140/8] (John Mahler): New to Jerry Hansen for the 1968 US series, then to John Mahler (Bettendorf, IA) for the 1969 series. Subsequent history unknown but believed to be the car acquired by Wayne "Bing" Sherer (Buffalo, NY) in 1972 and raced in SCCA Nationals. To Phil "Butch" Hollenbeck for 1973, then to Art Cross (Auburn, NY) who ran it in to Florida for several years. Via Owen Starr, Lou Pavesi and Rick McLean to Mark Rincon (Redding, CA) and Hal Williams by 1994, for historic racing. Later sold to Richard Cross, then via Rincon to John Bryant (Adelaide, Australia) at the Monterey Historics in August 2007 and imported into Australia. Crashed at Philip Island March 2008, but rebuilt and raced in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series. More information about Lola T140 SL140/8
- KayTee (Art Kijek): In 1969, Art Kijek (Valley Stream, NY) designed and built a Formula A car using the components of his Genie Mk8 Group 7 car. It had a tubular chassis, and was powered by a 289ci Ford V8 engine. The car was run by Kay-Tee Cars of Oakdale, NY, which consisted of Art, his brother Ed and his father-in-law Harold Temple. Kijek appeared regularly in the car during the 1969 Pro series. The KayTee was destroyed in a garage fire at the end of that year.
- McLaren M10A [M10A-1] (Peter Gethin): See full history: McLaren M10A 'M10A-1'.
- Eisert 69 (Fred Baker): Stew McMillan had a brand new Eisert for the 1969 SCCA Formula A season, replacing the 1965 car that he raced raced in the US and in New Zealand in 1968. The car was smartly presented in red bodywork and entered as #5. He qualified an impressive eighth at Riverside, the opening race of the Pro season, but retired with an oil leak. He ran again at Laguna Seca two weeks later but after being scalded twice in practice and qualifying he decided "somebody was trying to tell me something", and retired from racing. He took the car back to Eisert and asked him to sell it but still it was still unsold by July, when McMillan picked up the car and ran it for Fred Baker to drive at Brainerd in early August. It then remained in McMillan's garage until Eisert found a buyer for it and Eisert's mechanic arrived to take it away. Subsequent history unknown.
- McLaren M10A [300-05] (Lothar Motschenbacher): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-05.
- Lola T142 (Dick Simon): Dick Simon (Salt Lake City, UT) US 1969 (yellow #66 from R1) - (maybe with Hayes 10 Dec 1969?). In the book "The Boys of Indy" (Phil Berger & Larry Bortstein, 1977), Simon is quoted as saying the car was "used". But he also says he won one race (true) and finished in the top six five times in his six races (not so). Simon used this season to get into USAC. Maybe to Hayes. Then to Mel Andrus (Salt Lake City, UT): US 1970 (two races: R2 Edmonton 24 May and R5 Sears Point 28 Jun); US 1971 (only appeared at R1 Riverside 25 Apr: crashed in practice and Andrus was killed). The car was stripped and the remaining damaged section of the chassis lay in a wrecking yard for many years.
- Lola T142 (Cliff L. Phillips): Cliff Phillips (Palos Park, IL - a Chicago suburb SW of the city and therefore only 40 miles or so from Haas) entered a Lola T142 for the Pro races at Road America on 20 July 1969 and at Brainerd on 10 August 1969, but there is no record that he turned up to either. He then advertised a brand new unraced red T142 in Competition Press & Autoweek on 23 Aug 1969. Nothing more known.
- Lola T142 (John Gunn): New to John Gunn (Miami, FL), and raced in the US series in 1969. The car was yellow and entered as #39. Gunn's last known race in the car was an SCCA National at Virginia International Raceway in September 1969, and he advertised the car in November. A local newspaper reported that month that Tampa car importer Dave Heinz had bought the car, but Randy Blessing also had a T142 in Florida in 1970, and his recollection is that his was the ex-Gunn car. As they raced against each other, and as John Hood raced the ex-Gunn T140 at the same time, this is an unresolved puzzle.
- Lola T142 (Richard Negley): Richard Negley (San Antonio, TX) bought a Lola T142 for the 1969 US series, replacing the Lotus 41C he had raced in FB in 1968. Raced at Continental Divide 8 Jun 1969, Sears Point (DNS) 22 Jun 1969, Road America 20 July 1969, Mosport Park 23 Aug 1969 and Mont-Tremblant 7 September 1969. He raced as #74 early in the season but as #79 after Andrea de Adamich took over #74 for his Surtees TS5. Negley advertised the Lola in Competition Press & Autoweek in November 1969. Subsequent history unknown but this is a leading option for John Saucier's SL142/30 in 1970, Saucier's home in MidWest, OK, being a mere 500 miles from San Antonio, TX.
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.
1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.
1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.
1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.
US SCCA Runoffs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.
Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.
All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.