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Riverside Grand Prix

Riverside, 19 Apr 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 John Cannon McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan/Starr Racing
40 52m 40.36s
114.04 mph
$6790
2 Dave Jordan Eagle Mk 5 [511] - Chevrolet V8
#21 American International Racing Inc
39
$4050
3 Chuck Parsons Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Carl A Haas Racing Teams Ltd
(see note 1)
39
$2600
4 Fred Baker McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#29 Fred Baker
39
$1850
5 Spence Stoddard Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#9 Competition Development
38
$1650
6 John Gunn Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#39 Fred Opert Racing
38
$1350
7 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Competition Development (see note 2)
38
$1100
8 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#51 Champlin Racing
38
$900
9 Rex Ramsey Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
37
$700
10 Crockey Peterson Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Crockey Peterson Racing Ent Inc
(see note 3)
37
$600
11 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#90 California Dynomometer Eng
37
$500
12 John Bisignano McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#6 American Competition Racing
37
$400
13 Len Guneau Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 Foreign Automotive of Hanford
(see note 4)
36
$300
14 Alan Bouverat McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#19 Bouverat Racing
35
$250
15 Jim Paul LeGrand - Chevrolet V8
#22 Frank Monise Racing (see note 5)
34
$200
16 Rich Galloway Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#27 Colea Metals International Ltd
(see note 6)
32
$150
17 George Wintersteen Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Smothers Bros/Wintersteen Racing
32
$100
18 Hamilton Vose Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#88 Royal American Competition Ent Ltd
29
$100
19 Ron Grable Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing Ent.
33 Accident  
20 Hiroshi Fushida Eagle Mk 5 [503] - Plymouth V8
#97 V. Wayne Jones/Zeus Development Co
28 Engine  
21 Lyle Forsgren Forsgrini Mk 14B - Chevrolet V8
#46 Forsgren Engr. Ltd
14 Engine  
22 John Martin Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8
#89 Royal American Competition Ent Ltd
(see note 7)
14 Not known  
23 Dennis Ott Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8
#16 Ott Racing Ent (see note 8)
12 Engine  
24 Peter Rehl Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8
#71 The Regam Racing Team Inc
10 Engine  
25 Lou Pavesi McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
#61 Williams/EPR Racing
7 Accident  
26 Sherwood Johnston Surtees TS5 - Ford V8
#15 J & B Racing Ent
2 Engine  
27 Dick Smothers Lotus 70 [05] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Smothers/Wintersteen Racing
1 Bell housing  
28 Bob Williams Eagle Mk 5 [504] - Chevrolet V8
#95 V. Wayne Jones/Zeus Development Co
0 Accident  
DNSC Jim Busby Eagle Mk 5 [514] - Chevrolet V8
#47 Jim Busby Racing
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Bud Morley Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 Morley Racing (see note 9)
On entry list
UNKE Ivan Newlin Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#34 I.L. Newlin III
On entry list
UNKE Dave Heinz Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#59 Dave Heinz Racing Inc
On entry list
UNKE Nick Dioguardi (F5000) WRE Shadow
#65 Delta Tire Company
On entry list
UNKE Mike Goth Lola T190 [190/F1/12] - Chevrolet V8
#96 Mike Goth Racing
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.18.77
2 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.19.80
3 Bob Williams (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [504] - Chevrolet V8 1.20.74
4 Gus Hutchison (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT26A [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.21.15
5 Hiroshi Fushida (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [503] - Plymouth V8 1.21.75
6 Chuck Parsons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/1] - Chevrolet V8 1.21.92
7 Fred Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.22.55
8 Dave Jordan (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [511] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.13
9 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.47
10 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8 1.23.56
11 Spence Stoddard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 1.23.76
12 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 1.24.14
13 Lyle Forsgren (F5000) 5-litre Forsgrini Mk 14B - Chevrolet V8 1.25.05
14 Dick Smothers (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [05] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.18
15 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1.25.25
16 John Bisignano (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.26.36
17 Lou Pavesi (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.43
18 Peter Rehl (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8 1.26.86
19 Rich Galloway (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 1.28.54
20 Crockey Peterson (F5000) 5-litre Coyote [Lotus 38/4?] - Chevrolet V8 1.28.25
21 Alan Bouverat (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.28.54
22 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1.28.63
23 Dennis Ott (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8 1.30.75
24 Sherwood Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Ford V8 1.32.57
25 Jim Paul (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand - Chevrolet V8 1.33.46
26 Len Guneau (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.33.56
27 John Martin (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8 1.36.60
28 Hamilton Vose (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1.38.68

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T190 [190/F1/1] (Chuck Parsons): 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. LeGrand (Jim Paul): 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 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Lotus 38 [8] (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.
  8. 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 subsequent history of the Eisert is not known.
  9. 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.

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.