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Dallas Grand Prix

Dallas International Motor Speedway, 5 Jul 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
41 1h 02m 44.0s
98.034 mph
$4950
2 John Gunn Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
41 1h 03m 50.4s
$3250
3 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
41 1h 03m 56.5s
$2350
4 John Martin Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
41 1h 04m 03.0s
$1850
5 Dick Smothers Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
40
$1500
6 Ron Grable Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
40
$1350
7 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
38
$1100
8 Dow "Jack" Byers II Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
38
$900
9 John Saucier Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
37
$700
10 Pete Sherman Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
35
$600
11 Jack Eiteljorg Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8
32
$500
12 John Cannon McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
30
$400
13 Rex Ramsey Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
24
$300
14 David Hobbs Surtees TS5A [007] - Chevrolet V8
36 Engine $250
15 Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
17 Accident $200
16 Spence Stoddard Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
15 Engine $150
17 Crockey Peterson Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
12 Accident $100
18 Fred Baker McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
11 Handling $100
19 Michael Brockman Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
3 Oil leak $100
20 John Bisignano McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
2 Accident $100

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.8
2 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.24.6
3 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.0
4 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.26.8
5 Dick Smothers (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.6
6 Spence Stoddard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 1.29.2
7 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 1.29.4
8 John Martin (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 1.29.4
9 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1.30.0
10 Kurt Reinold (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 1.30.0
11 John Bisignano (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.30.2
12 Crockey Peterson (F5000) 5-litre Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.0
13 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1.31.8
14 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8 1.33.0
15 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 1.33.6
16 John Saucier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8 1.34.2
17 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 1.40.0
18 Pete Sherman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.36.6
19 Fred Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.43.6
20 Dow "Jack" Byers II (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8 No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T190 [190/F1/8] (Eric Haga): New to Eric Haga (Seattle, WA) and raced in the US Pro series in 1970. To Don Baker (Long Beach, CA) for 1971 and used in local SCCA events. To Jim Gustafson (Costa Mesa, CA) for 1974 and again raced in West Coast SCCA events. To Richard Votava (Southern California) in 1975. The log book then identifies a Troy R. Milken (or Millen or Milleau) driving the car in a school on 21 Feb 1976. Then Votava in SCCA Regionals (mainly at RIR) in 1976 and 1977; then SCCA Nationals in 1978 and 1979. To Marshall Tarnow March 1980 - Alan Sevadjain (owned with Don Johnstone) and raced at Texas in 1981 - Larry C. Clain and raced at RIR and elsewhere 1982 - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) 1984 - Chip Boatright (Illinois) 2006. Sold back to original driver Eric Haga (Renton, WA) for historic racing. Appeared in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Tasman Revival series.
  2. Lola T190 [190/F1/6] (Dow "Jack" Byers II): Test car. Epstein-Cuthbert for Mike Hailwood UK R1 1970 but crashed Heat 1 and replaced by 190/F1/15 for next three races. Original car apparantly to Dow 'Jack' Byers II US 1970 (11 races) and presumably the car he raced at Questor 1971 ("T190/6"). Advertised by Jack Byers 12 Jun 1971. Subsequent history unknown. Note that two cars in the US may have carried this number, Byers' and Don Dierking's ex-Epstein car (see 190/15).
  3. Lola T142 [SL142/30] (John Saucier): Unknown in 1969 but maybe the car of Richard Negley (San Antonio, TX). Raced by John Saucier (MidWest City, OK) in 1970, 1971 and 1972. To Brad Blankenship (Indianapolis, IN) 1972, then to Duane Smith (Milwaukee, WI) 1973 and raced to 1975. Then to Dick St John's car owner, converted into a supermodified and raced in 1975 by Dick St John (Milwaukee, WI). Still in his livery when sold by Mike McComas (Pampa, TX) to Earl Zwickey (Amarillo, TX) 1995. Sold to Kerry Anderson (Auckland, New Zealand) late 2004 or early 2005, and raced by in the F5000 Revival Series from 2006 onwards. More information about Lola T142 SL142/30
  4. Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] (Crockey Peterson): Built 1965 (fifth chassis built) from spares with symmetrical suspension and using some parts from the original 38/2. Used by Jim Clark at St Ursanne and Ollon-Villars 1965. For Jim Clark at the 1966 Indy 500 (#19 qualified 2nd, finished second). Sold to AJ Foyt and wrecked in practice at Milwaukee a week later when the suspension on the straight and the car hit the wall and burst into flames. Returned to the UK and rebuilt; returned to Foyt August 1966 but no further results known in 1966. Likely to have been the #84 Lotus 38 used by Foyt in the opening races of 1967, then by Gary Congdon at the Indy 500 when he was bumped. With the other Foyt 38s wrecked, this last survivor would be the car Foyt raced at Langhorne in July. Several years later, a ‘Coyote’ was raced in F5000 by Crockey Peterson, but photographs show that it was a Lotus 38, and it has been identified as 38/4. Later sold to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) and then to collector James L. Jaeger (Cincinnati, OH). Run at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1997, 1998 and 2000. On display in the Speedway Museum March 2009. Ran again at Goodwood 2011.

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.