Edmonton Continental Formula A Race
Edmonton, 24 May 1970
|1||Ron Grable||Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing Enterp.
|2||Eppie Wietzes||McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
|3||George Wintersteen||Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8
#12 Smothers-Wintersteen Rac.
|4||Gus Hutchison||(F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A  - Cosworth DFV V8
#51 Champlin Racing Div.
|5||Dave Jordan||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#21 American Int. Racing Inc.
|6||John Gunn||Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#39 Fred Opert Racing
|7||Dick Smothers||Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8
#10 Smothers-Wintersteen Rac.
|8||Spence Stoddard||Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#9 Competition Development
|9||Glenn Brown||McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8
#47 Auburn V.W
|10||Dow "Jack" Byers II||Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Byers Racing Center (see note 1)
|11||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll (see note 2)
|12||Bill Brack||Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing Ent.
|13||Dennis Ott||Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8
#16 Ott Racing Ent. (see note 3)
|14||Rex Ramsey||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#22 Rex Ramsey
|15||Chuck Parsons||McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan/Starr Racing Ltd
|R||Crockey Peterson||Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Crockey Peterson Inc. (see note 4)
|R||Mike Goth||Lola T190 [190/F1/12] - Chevrolet V8
|R||John Bisignano||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#6 American Comp. Racing
|18||broken nose section|
|R||Eric Haga||Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Competition Development (see note 5)
|14||spun out - broken suspension|
|R||Lou Pavesi||McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
#61 Williams EPR Racing (see note 6)
|blown oil seal|
|R||Rich Galloway||Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#27 Colea Metals Int. Ltd. (see note 7)
|9||spun out - broken dry sump|
|R||Steve Durst||McLaren M10B [400-13] - Chevrolet V8
#36 Smith Racing Ent.
|R||Hiroshi Fushida||Eagle Mk 5  - Plymouth V8
#97 Wayne Jones
|2||blown head gasket|
|R||Sherwood Johnston||Surtees TS5 - Ford V8
#15 J & B Racing
|oil pressure/fuel problems|
|R||Lyle Forsgren||Forsgrini Mk 14B - Chevrolet V8
#46 Forsgren Eng. Ltd.
|34||leaking oil pump seal|
|R||Gerard Raney||Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#90 Cal Dyno
|R||Mel Andrus||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#66 Mel Andrus (see note 8)
|DNSC||Bob Williams||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#95 Wayne Jones
|Did not start (crashed)|
|DNA||David Hobbs||Surtees TS5A  - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Cannon||McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan/Starr Racing Ltd
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Harvey Craig||Chinook Formula A ['3'] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Tom Masterson||Cooper T53 [F1-1-63] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Hamilton Vose||Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John Martin||Lotus 38  - Chevrolet V8
#89 (see note 9)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Robert "Denny" Ericson||Lola T140 [SL140/10] - Chevrolet V8
#92 (see note 10)
|Did not arrive|
| ||Fred Baker||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#29 Fred Baker
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Ron Grable||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8||1.26.4|
|2||Gus Hutchison||(F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A  - Cosworth DFV V8||1.27.4|
|3||Chuck Parsons||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8||1.28.2|
|4||George Wintersteen||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8||1.28.5|
|5||Bill Brack||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8||1.29.0|
|6||Eppie Wietzes||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8||1.29.0|
|7||John Gunn||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8||1.29.3|
|8||Mike Goth||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/12] - Chevrolet V8||1.29.8|
|9||Dave Jordan||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.30.4|
|10||Horst Kroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8||1.30.5|
|11||Rich Galloway||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8||1.30.8|
|12||Rex Ramsey||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1.31.4|
|13||Spence Stoddard||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8||1.32.6|
|14||Lyle Forsgren||(F5000) 5-litre Forsgrini Mk 14B - Chevrolet V8||1.33.1|
|15||Gerard Raney||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8||1.33.4|
|16||John Bisignano||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8||1.34.2|
|17||Crockey Peterson||(F5000) 5-litre Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8||1.34.2|
|18||Eric Haga||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8||1.34.9|
|19||Steve Durst||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-13] - Chevrolet V8||1.36.4|
|20||Dennis Ott||(F5000) 5-litre Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8||1.36.8|
|21||Dick Smothers||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8||1.37.3|
|22||Glenn Brown||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8||1.37.5|
|23||Lou Pavesi||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8||1.38.5|
|24||Mel Andrus||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1.38.7|
|25||Sherwood Johnston||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Ford V8||1.40.2|
|26||Hiroshi Fushida||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Plymouth V8||1.42.1|
|27||Dow "Jack" Byers II||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8||No time|
Notes on the cars:
- 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).
- Lola T142 [SL142/38] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/38.
- Eisert 70 (Dennis Ott): Dennis Ott (Montclair, CA/Upland, CA) raced a Eisert in Formula A in 1970. He later advertised the car as a 1970 model, but it looked much like a 1969 model, and may actually have been second hand. At 6'2" and 185 lbs, Ott was large for a racing driver at the time. He came up through modified racing in his home state of Nebraska, then California Racing Association sprint cars in 1967, and then FA in 1970 at the age of 24. In 1971, he acquired a McLaren M10B, and the Eisert was sold to 29-year-old CAMRA driver Ken Hamilton (Boise, ID), who completed the SCCA drivers school at Seattle International raceway in April 1971 and drove the Eisert in SCCA Regional and National races that season, as well as the USAC road-racing event at Seattle in August. In 1971 he was considering having Eisert convert the car to use in the 1972 Indy 500, but nothing came of this. He was entered for the Laguna Seca and Edmonton Pro F5000 races in early 1972, but there is no record of his participation in either event. He focused on CAMRA and MRAO racing in 1972, driving for Art Sugai, and had a very successful season. The subsequent history of the Eisert is unknown.
- 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 Lotus in England 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.
- 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 R. Tarnow March 1980 - Alan Sevadjain (owned with Don Johnstone) and raced at Texas in 1981 - Larry C. Clain (Tulsa, OK) 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, but wrecked at Teretonga Park in February 2013.
- McLaren M10A [300-05] (Lou Pavesi): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-05.
- Lola T190 (Rich Galloway): Richie Galloway US 1970 (6 races) then crashed in practice at R8 St Jovite 1 Aug and wrecked. Replaced by the ex-Hansen T190/F1/1. This car may have been repaired to become Bobby Brown's 1971 Tasman car.
- Lola T142 (Mel Andrus): Dick Simon (Salt Lake City, UT) US 1969 (yellow #66 from R1) - (maybe with Hayes 10 Dec 1969?). In the book "The Boys of Indy" (Phil Berger & Larry Bortstein, 1977), Simon is quoted as saying the car was "used". But he also says he won one race (true) and finished in the top six five times in his six races (not so). Simon used this season to get into USAC. Maybe to Hayes. Then to Mel Andrus (Salt Lake City, UT): US 1970 (two races: R2 Edmonton 24 May and R5 Sears Point 28 Jun); US 1971 (only appeared at R1 Riverside 25 Apr: crashed in practice and Andrus was killed). The car was stripped and the remaining damaged section of the chassis lay in a wrecking yard for many years.
- 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 T140 [SL140/10] (Robert "Denny" Ericson): New to Pierre Phillips (Portland, OR) for Formuila A in the Pacific Northwest in 1968, then taken to New Zealand for one race in December 1968. Unknown in 1969, but sold by Phillips to Denny Erickson's Repco Northwest Competition Motors (Spokane, WA) for 1970. Sold to Tom Kagi (Spokane WA) in 1971, but its subsequent history is unknown. Reappeared with Dr Grant Hill (Okotoks, Alberta) in 1988, then to ex-F5000 driver Lou Pavesi (Los Altos, CA) in 1989 or 1990. To Bill Blake (San Carlos, CA) and Bruce Sevier (Sacramento, CA) late 2004, and restored for historic events.
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.