L&M F5000 Championship Race
Sebring International Raceway, 28 Dec 1969
|1||David Hobbs||Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8
#16 Team Surtees Ltd
|90||1h 41m 33.8s
|2||Gus Hutchison||(F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A  - Cosworth DFV V8
#53 Champlin Racing
|3||Jo Bonnier||Lola T190 [190/F1/4] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Ecurie Bonnier (see note 1)
|4||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll (see note 2)
|5||Bud Morley||Lola T142 [SL142/28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Morley Racing Team (see note 3)
|6||Alan Bouverat||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#11 Bouverat Racing
|7||Michael Brockman||Lola T142 [T140] - Chevrolet V8
#89 Bruce Behren Racing
|8||Hamilton Vose||Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Hamilton Vose III
|9||Trevor Taylor||Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#15 Team Surtees Ltd
|10||Bob Stanford||McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#17 Robert E. Stanford
|11||Rex Ramsey||LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#22 Rex Ramsey (see note 4)
|12||Steve Durst||Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
#26 Birdcage Racing
|13||Dave Heinz||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#59 Dave Heinz Racing (see note 5)
|14||John Mahler||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#99 Comanche Machine Tool [John Mahler]
|15||Jerry Hansen||Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Carl Haas Racing Team (see note 6)
|16||Swede Savage||Eagle Mk 5  - Plymouth V8
|17||Mark Donohue||Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Carl A Haas Racing Teams, Inc
|18||Dick DeJarld||Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#58 DeJarld Racing
|19||Dick Jacobs||Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8
#25 Jackal Racing
|20||John Cannon||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan-Starr Racing Ltd
|21||Art Kijek||(F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8
#20 Kay Tee Cars (see note 7)
|22||Tony Adamowicz||Eagle Mk 5  - Ford V8
#7 Milestone Racing Div Davidson Enterprises
|23||Sam Posey||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#1 Autodynamics Corp. (see note 8)
|24||Mario Andretti||Lotus 70  - Ford V8
#4 Koshland Competition & Development Inc
|25||Len Guneau||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 Foreign Automotive of Hanford
(see note 9)
|26||John Martin||Lotus 38  - Chevrolet V8
#45 Ronnie Kapla (see note 10)
|27||Fred Corbett||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#77 Fred Corbett
|28||Sherwood Johnston||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Sherwood Johnstone (see note 11)
| ||Sam Posey||(F?) unknown
#0 Autodynamics Corp.
|On entry list|
| ||TBA||McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Hogan-Starr Racing Ltd
|On entry list|
| ||Dave Rines||(FA) 3-litre Brabham BT7 [F1-2-63] - Climax FPF 4
#54 Rines Racing
|On entry list|
| ||Bobby Brown||Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Abrasive Alloy Racing
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|14||Swede Savage||40||Out of fuel|
|15||Hamilton Vose||35||Ignition failure|
|16||Art Kijek||17||Oil leak|
|25||Mark Donohue||6||Fuel filter|
|26||Jerry Hansen||4||Fuel injection|
|Dick DeJarld||0||Did not start (Accident)|
|15||Mark Donohue||32||Fuel filter|
|19||Dick Jacobs||9||Not known|
|1||Swede Savage||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Plymouth V8||1.04.3|
|2||Mario Andretti||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Ford V8||1.04.6|
|3||Mark Donohue||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8||1.05.0|
|4||David Hobbs||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8||1.05.0|
|5||John Cannon||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.05.9|
|6||Sam Posey||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8||1.07.0|
|7||Gus Hutchison||(F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.07.0|
|8||Jerry Hansen||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8||1.08.4|
|9||Trevor Taylor||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8||1.08.4|
|10||Tony Adamowicz||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Ford V8||1.08.4|
|11||John Mahler||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8||1.08.8|
|12||Dave Heinz||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.09.2|
|13||Steve Durst||(F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8||1.09.2|
|14||Bud Morley||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/28] - Chevrolet V8||1.09.4|
|15||Horst Kroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8||1.09.8|
|16||Jo Bonnier||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/4] - Chevrolet V8||1.09.8|
|17||Fred Corbett||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.10.0|
|18||John Martin||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 38  - Chevrolet V8||1.10.4|
|19||Michael Brockman||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [T140] - Chevrolet V8||1.10.7|
|20||Rex Ramsey||(F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8||1.11.6|
|21||Hamilton Vose||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8||1.12.3|
|22||Dick Jacobs||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8||1.12.4|
|23||Dick DeJarld||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8||1.13.3|
|24||Len Guneau||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.14.2|
|25||Art Kijek||(F5000) 4.7-litre KayTee - Ford V8||1.16.2|
|26||Bob Stanford||(F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8||1.18.3|
|27||Alan Bouverat||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8||1.19.1|
|28||Sherwood Johnston||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.34.3|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T190 [190/F1/4] (Jo Bonnier): New to Jo Bonnier and raced at Sebring 28 Dec 1969. To Daniel Rouveyran 1970 for French hillclimbs but crashed. Returned to Bonnier and rebuilt on new T190 tub. Sold to Roland Heiler (Germany) and loaned back to Bonnier again for 1971 Argentine GP. Peter Wiechert (Germany) and Heiler UK 1971. Likely to be the car raced by Hans Furian (Austria) in Swiss Championship events in 1973 and at the F5000 races at Snetterton and Brands Hatch in October 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T142 [SL142/38] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/38.
- 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.
- LeGrand Mk 11 (Rex Ramsey): Raced by Rex Ramsey in late 1969, winning at Trois-Rivières in September, but well off the pace in the L&M series. Jim Paul raced the car in 1970, with a best result of eighth in the Pro race at Laguna Seca, and appeared a few times in 1971 and early 1972. To Keith Saunders (Albuquerque, NM) for SCCA racing later in 1972, then to Bill Swope (Albuquerque, NM) for 1973. Swope advertised it late 1975, and it seems likely that this was the LeGrand used by JB Walton in SCCA Regionals in Utah Region in 1978. The next time it was seen was when Harold Janke owned it in Nebraska in the late 1990s. To Kirk Severson and racing in historic events by 2001. To Marty Fidrich (Elisabeth, CO) by 2007.
- Lola T142 (Dave Heinz): See full history: Lola T142 'the Dave Heinz car'.
- Lola T190 [190/F1/1] (Jerry Hansen): New to Jerry Hansen and raced at Sebring in December 1969. Also driven by Chuck Parsons (his #44 Aqua Velva T190 at US R1 1970), then by Hansen at the Laguna Seca Pro race on 14 June 1970. Advertised 25 Jul 1970. Apparantly sold to Rich Galloway and raced in the US series, starting from R9 Brainerd 16 Aug 1970. Probably the car used by Galloway Tasman 1971 (crashed by Bobby Brown in practice for R1 but rebuilt for Brown in remaining New Zealand races and then for Galloway in Australia; then crashed at last race. To Charlie Hayes and raced by Bobby Unser at the Questor GP 1971; presumably then the car advertised by Hayes in August 1971. Advertised "Bobby Unser's Questor GP T-190-92" from Los Altos, CA (in the San Francisco Bay Area) April 1972 which would appear to rule it out from being the either the Cal Rayburn or Dick Losk cars. Subsequent history unknown.
- 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 (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.
- Lola T142 (Len Guneau): Len Guneau (Hermosa Beach, CA): first seen winning FA class in SCCA Regionals at Laguna Seca on 12 Oct 1969, then at Riverside two weeks later, so possibly second hand but there are no obvious contenders except the cars crashed at St Jovite. If new, then likely to be one of the last three Haas cars (43, 44 or 45). Raced at Sebring 1969, the West Coast races in 1970 and at Laguna Seca 1971. On the entry list for Laguna Seca 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 38  (John Martin): 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.
- 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.
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.