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Schaefer Grand Prix

Lime Rock, 2 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8
#57
70 1.03.34
101.8
$3550
2 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet Traco V8
#19
70
$2200
3 George Wintersteen Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#12 (see note 1)
70
$1350
4 Bobby Brown Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#3
70
$900
5 Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8
#7
70
$800
6 George Eaton McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#98
69
$700
7 Sam Posey McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#1
69
$600
8 Eppie Wietzes Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#91
68
$500
9 Peter Rehl Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8
#71
68
$400
10 Eno de Pasquale EDP - Chevrolet V8
#60
65
$300
11 Roger Barr Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/39] - Chevrolet V8
#61
64
$200
12 Sherwood Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 (see note 2)
63
$100
13 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37
62
$100
14 John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#2
55
$75
15 Dick Simon Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66
33 Stalled engine $75
DNS Monty Winkler (FA) 2.7-litre Chevron [B10 F2.1?] - Alfa Romeo V8
(see note 3)
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Mike Hiss Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.71
2 George Eaton (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8 0.53.44
3 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 0.53.46
4 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet Traco V8 0.53.47
5 Peter Rehl (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8 0.53.94
6 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 0.54.01
7 Dick Simon (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 0.54.05
8 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 0.54.07
9 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8 0.54.46
10 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 0.55.19
11 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 0.55.72
12 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8 0.55.86
13 Roger Barr (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/39] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.27
14 Eno de Pasquale (F5000) 5-litre EDP - Chevrolet V8 0.57.54
15 Sherwood Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 0.57.99

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Lola T142 (Sherwood Johnston): Sherwood Johnston (Scottsdale, AZ) first seen at a 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.
  3. Chevron [B10 F2.1?] (Monty Winkler): Frank Lythgoe ran Chevron's first F2 car, the B10 chassis F2.1, at five early season races but the car was then dropped, re-emerging briefly when Frank Williams entered it for American Samuel Brown at Enna-Pergusa on 25 August (Speed World International 7 Sep 1968 p27). Brown crashed in practice and broke an upright, a spare part that Williams hadn't packed. The car was not seen again but is likely to have headed to the US where it is believed to be the car used by Horst Kwech (Gurnee, IL) in Formula A with a 2.7-litre Alfa V8. Subsequent history unknown. Patrick Jamin was reported to have this car in France in the late 1980s. From 1992 to 1997, this car was advertised by BB One Exports (Los Angeles, CA) but said to be located in France. In 2001, it was for sale by Giannandrea Calderazzo (Paris) and then said to be located in Italy. In 2005, the car was still in Italy and advertised by Autospeak.

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.

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.