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Mosport Continental

Mosport Park, 23 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Starr Racing
42 0.59.07.7
104.8
$4300
2 Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Milestone Racing Division of Davidson Enterprises Inc.
42 0.59.37.8
$2200
3 Bobby Brown Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#3
42 0.59.51.2
$1500
4 George Wintersteen Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#12 Wintersteen Racing Inc (see note 1)
42 0.59.57.0
 
5 Sam Posey McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#1 Autodynamics Corp. Classic Wax Special
(see note 2)
42 1.00.02.5
 
6 Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#74
42 1.00.07.4
 
7 Eppie Wietzes Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#91 Formula Racing
41
 
8 Steve Durst Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
40
 
9 Mike Hiss Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Abrasive Allow Racing Team Inc.
40
 
10 Sherwood Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Sherwood Johnston (see note 3)
40
 
11 Rich Galloway Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#27 Galloway Racing Team (see note 4)
39
 
12 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Motor Racing Parternership
38
 
13 Art Kijek (F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8
#20 Ka-Tee Cars (see note 5)
36
 
14 Tony Simms Kiki - Chevrolet V8
#53 Team Trillium (see note 6)
33
 
15 Dick DeJarld McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#58 Dejarld Racing
34 Not known  
16 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#75 David Hobbs
27 Engine  
17 George Eaton McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#98 George Eaton Racing
27 transmission  
18 Chuck Dietrich Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Hogan Motor Leasing Inc
23 Overheating  
19 Roger McCaig McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Roger McCaig Racing
20 Front body  
20 Al Pease Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
#69 John Maryon Int'l
11 valve  
21 Richard Negley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
7 Differential  
22 Brian Weightman Chinook Mk 6 ['1'] - Ford V8
Cherokee Racing
0 Front suspension  
23 Bud Morley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 Morley Racing (see note 8)
0 suspension  
24 Alfred Ruys de Perez Chinook Lola T90 - Chevrolet V8
Push start  
DNS Bob Esseks McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Jack Eiteljorg Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8
#17 Jack Eiteljorg
Did not start
DNS Nat Adams Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
#41 ("Mk 9") Harold Haines Racing
Did not start
DNS Bill Brack Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Sports Cars Unlimited
Did not start
(differential)
DNSC John Gunn Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#39 (see note 9)
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Ray Caldwell (F?) unknown
#0 Autodynamics Corp. Classis Wax Special
On entry list
UNKE John Barker McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#8 Bre (Pete Botsford)
On entry list
UNKE John Cordts (libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B [3] - Climax FPF 4
#57 John Cordts
On entry list
UNKE Russ Murray Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#61 Russ Murray
On entry list
UNKE Dick Simon Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66
On entry list
UNKE Hamilton Vose McKee Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Mark III Racing
On entry list
UNKE John Mahler Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#99 Comanche Machine Tool [John Mahler]
(see note 10)
On entry list
DNA Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing Enterprises
Did not arrive
DNA Jerry Hansen McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#44
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.1
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1.22.3
3 Andrea de Adamich (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1.22.3
4 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 1.22.7
5 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.8
6 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.5
7 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.25.0
8 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.25.8
9 Mike Hiss (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1.26.3
10 Chuck Dietrich (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.5
11 Bill Brack * (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.5
12 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8 1.27.5
13 Sherwood Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.29.4
14 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8 1.29.5
15 Al Pease (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.29.7
16 Rich Galloway (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.29.8
17 Dick DeJarld (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 1.30.1
18 Tony Simms (F5000) 5-litre Kiki - Chevrolet V8 1.32.0
19 Jack Eiteljorg * (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8 1.32.2
20 Roger McCaig (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 1.33.5
21 Alfred Ruys de Perez (F5000) 5-litre Chinook Lola T90 - Chevrolet V8 1.33.7
22 Bob Esseks * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.9
23 Brian Weightman (F5000) 5-litre Chinook Mk 6 ['1'] - Ford V8 1.35.3
24 Art Kijek (F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8 1.38.0
25 Nat Adams * (F5000) 5-litre Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8 1.42.6
26 Richard Negley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 No time
27 George Eaton (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8 No time
28 Bud Morley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

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. 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 wasentered 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Kiki (Tony Simms): Doug McArthur (Toronto, Canada) built a number of one-off racing cars in the late 1960s. These included a Mk 2 that raced in Formula C, a Mk 3 which had a Ford 289 engine and was said to resemble an overgrown Lotus 7, and a Mk 4 that ran in Formula B until Doug Durrell demolished it at Mont Tremblant in July 1969. For 1968, local papers noted that McArthur was planning a Formula A car with a spaceframe chassis and Chevrolet engine. The car was first seen in Canadian Formula A in 1969, when it was driven by Tony Simms (Willowdale, Ontario). It had a mild steel space frame with a few stressed aluminum panels around the cockpit plus the undertray, and used a Hewland LG gearbox and McLaren wheels. The Chevrolet V8 engine was prepared by Dave Billes at Performance Engineering. Simms returned with the car in 1970, but its only documented appearance was at Trois-Rivières in September. It was then sold to John Powell, who was moving up from racing a MGB. Unfortunately, the car got airborne while testing at Harewood Acres and was destroyed. Some surviving components were being used in a Kiki Mk 8 until Powell's budget ran out.
  7. 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.
  8. Lola T142 (Bud Morley): Bud Morley (Denver, CO) raced a red #14 Lola T142 through the 1969 US series. He advertised the car in November 1969 and again in August 1970. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. 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 a 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.
  10. 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

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.

Individual sources for this event

As well as Wolfgang Klopfer's information, the unusually detailed report in Motoring News (28 Aug 1969 p6) has also been used, particularly for the lower grid positions. The grid in this report omits row 5 and also lists some cars as DNS despite them appearing in Wolfgang's results.