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Road America 500

Road America, 20 Jul 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8
#7
75
$2900
2 John Cordts McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#55
75
$1850
3 Mike Goth Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#96
74
$1475
4 John Gunn Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#39
73
$1000
5 Bud Morley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 1)
73
$900
6 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37
72
$725
7 Peter Rehl Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8
#71
71
$500
8 Al Pease Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
#68
70
$375
9 Chuck Trowbridge McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#9
63
$400
10 George Eaton McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#98
62
$1550
11 Peter Gethin McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8
#57
59
$800
12 Dick DeJarld McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#58
56
$225
13 John Mahler Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#99 (see note 2)
51
$500
14 Dick Simon Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66
48
$275
15 John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#2
47
$900
16 Bill Brack Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8
#85
42
$250
17 Hamilton Vose McKee Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#88
38
$50
18 Rich Galloway Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#27 (see note 3)
27
 
19 Jack Eiteljorg Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#17
27
 
20 Mike Hiss Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94
26
 
21 Art Kijek (F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8
#20 (see note 4)
20
 
22 Bob Esseks McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8
#0
20
 
23 Dick Jacobs Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8
#25
17
 
24 Sherwood Johnston Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 (see note 5)
13
 
25 Richard Negley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#74 (see note 6)
12
 
26 Frank Eggers Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 7)
9
 
27 Sam Posey McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8
#0
3
 
28 David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#75
2
 
29 Chuck Dietrich Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#31
0
 
30 Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#4
0
 
31 Jerry Hansen McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#44
0
 
UNKE Cliff L. Phillips Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#18
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1John Cannon2557.44.2103.914
2George Eaton25
3Peter Gethin25
4Tony Adamowicz25
5John Cordts25
6Bill Brack24
7Horst Kroll24
8Rich Galloway24
9John Gunn24
10Dick Simon24
11Mike Goth24
12Bud Morley24
13Peter Rehl24
14Dick DeJarld23
15Hamilton Vose23
16Al Pease23
17Art Kijek20
18Dick Jacobs13
19Chuck Trowbridge15Not known
20Sherwood Johnston13Overheating
21Richard Negley12Overheating
22Sam Posey3Battery
23David Hobbs2Piston
24John Mahler2Not known
25Frank Eggers2Not known
26Chuck Dietrich0Accident
27Kurt Reinold0Accident
28Jerry Hansen0Accident
Jack EiteljorgDid not start Heat 1
Bob EsseksDid not start Heat 1
Mike HissDid not start Heat 1
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1George Eaton25104.408
2Tony Adamowicz25
3John Cordts25
4Mike Goth25
5Peter Gethin24
6Bud Morley24
7John Mahler24
8Dick Simon24
9John Gunn24
10Horst Kroll24
11Mike Hiss24
12Chuck Trowbridge24
13Al Pease23
14Peter Rehl23
15Jack Eiteljorg23
16John Cannon22
17Bill Brack18
18Hamilton Vose15Accident
19Dick DeJarld11Rocker arm
20Bob Esseks10Overheating
21Dick Jacobs4Fuel leak
22Rich Galloway3Not known
23Frank Eggers1Not known
Heat 3 Laps Time Speed
1Tony Adamowicz25102.392
2Mike Goth25
3John Cordts25
4John Gunn25
5John Mahler25
6Bud Morley25
7Peter Rehl24
8Chuck Trowbridge24
9Horst Kroll24
10Al Pease24
11Dick DeJarld22
12George Eaton12Ignition
13Peter Gethin10Ignition
14Bob Esseks10Overheating
15Frank Eggers6Gear lever
16Jack Eiteljorg4Overheating
17Mike Hiss2Overheating
18Dick Simon0Broken wheel
Qualifying
1 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [M10A-1] - Chevrolet V8 2.14.6
2 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 2.15.0
3 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 2.15.7
4 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 2.18.0
5 George Eaton (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8 2.18.0
6 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [510] - Chevrolet V8 2.18.3
7 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8 2.19.7
8 Kurt Reinold (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 2.19.8
9 Chuck Dietrich (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8 2.20.0
10 Mike Hiss (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 2.21.3
11 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8 2.21.7
12 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 2.21.8
13 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 2.21.9
14 Richard Negley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.22.7
15 John Mahler (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 2.22.9
16 John Cordts (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 2.23.4
17 Dick Simon (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.23.5
18 Rich Galloway (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.23.8
19 Chuck Trowbridge (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 2.23.8
20 Peter Rehl (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8 2.25.2
21 Sherwood Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.26.8
22 Mike Goth (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8 2.27.0
23 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.27.3
24 Al Pease (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8 2.28.3
25 Dick Jacobs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8 2.28.4
26 Dick DeJarld (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 2.35.6
27 Art Kijek (F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8 2.37.7
28 Bud Morley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.38.1
29 Frank Eggers (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8 2.41.9
30 Hamilton Vose (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. KayTee (Art Kijek): The KayTee was design and built by Art Kijek, based on the tube frame chassis from a Huffaker Genie Mk 8 sports car and using a 289ci Ford V8. The car was run by Art, his brother Ed and his father-in-law Harold Temple. It was destroyed in a garage fire at the end of 1969.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Lotus 38 [8] (Frank Eggers): Built mid-1966 for Team Lotus with symmetrical suspension. Believed to have been Jim Clark's car at Fuji 10 Oct 1966 (DNS). As backup car for Graham Hill at the 1967 Indy 500 (#80 not used). Ended up with 38/7 with a doctor in Indianapolis who sold the back-up car, 38/8, to Frank Eggers (St Charles, MO) for Formula A (later Formula 5000) events in 1968 and 1969. Also entered by Royal American Competition Ent Ltd for John Martin (Bristol, WI) at three races in April-June 1970 then for Eggers at Elkhart Lake July 1970. Eggers recalled that he "traded this car to someone in Texas for a Trans-Am Firebird". This would be the Jerry Crew (Dallas, TX) who advertised a Lotus 38 ("has to be good for something!") in August 1974. According to Doug Nye, this car went from Crew to Jim Haynes (of Lime Rock), to Sam Foster and then to a private collection in Virginia some time before 1990.

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.