Road America Grand Prix

Road America, 18 Jul 1970

1 John Cannon McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Hogan/Starr Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo.
25 56m 07.6s
106.901 mph
2 David Hobbs Surtees TS5A [007] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Team Surtees Limited, Edenbridge, Kent
25 56m 07.8s
3 George Follmer Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
#64 Falconer & Dunn Racing Engines, Culver City, CA
25 56m 27.6s
4 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
25 57m 01.6s
5 Ron Grable Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing Ent., Cupertino, CA
25 57m 37.6s
6 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario, C
25 57m 55s
7 Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Team Nappi Racing, Rockford, Ill
25 58m 14s
8 Spence Stoddard Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#9 Competition Development, Seattle, Wash
9 John Gunn Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#39 Fred Opert, Paramus, NJ
10 John Martin Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#89 Royal American Competition Enterprises, Chicago,IL
11 Rich Galloway Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#27 Coleo Metals International Ltd, Denver, Colo.
(see note 1)
12 Ludwig Heimrath McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#38 Ludwig Heimrath, Toronto, Canada
(see note 2)
13 Fred Baker McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#29 Fred Baker, Mounds, Minn
14 Steve Durst McLaren M10B [400-13] - Chevrolet V8
15 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll, Scarboro, Ontario
16 Dick DeJarld McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#58 Dejarld Racing, Joliet, Ill
17 Gregg Young McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Irene W. Young, Wilton, Conn
18 Crockey Peterson Lola T190 [190/F1/12] - Chevrolet V8
#93 Crokey Peterson Racing Entr., Flat River, Mo.
19 Jim Paul LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#19 Jim Paul Racing, Carson, CA
(see note 3)
20 John Bisignano McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#6 American Comp. Racing, Denver, Colo.
21 Michael Brockman Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#87 Ground Floor Racing, Santa Ana, Calif
22 Dave Heinz Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#59 Dave Heinz Racing, Tampa, FL
(see note 4)
23 Dow "Jack" Byers II Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Byers Racing Centre, San Diego, CA
(see note 5)
24 James Dunkel McKee Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8
#41 Dr James C. Dunkel, Rockford, Ill
25 Gerald Geishart Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
26 Bill Seeley Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
27 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Competition Development, Seattle, Wash
(see note 7)
28 George Wintersteen Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Smothers-Wintersteen Racing, Beverly Hills, CA
23 Engine
29 Lyle Forsgren Forsgrini Mk 14B - Chevrolet V8
#46 Forsgren Engr., Ltd., Issaquah, Wash.
13 Engine
30 Gus Hutchison Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#51 Champlin Racing, Enid, Okla.
(see note 8)
12 Accident
31 Bob Stanford McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#70 Bob Stanford, Mars, PA
9 Electrics
32 Frank Eggers Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8
#18 Frank Eggers, St Charles, Mo
(see note 9)
8 retired - unknown
33 Rex Ramsey Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
2 Fuel pump drive belt
34 Sherwood Johnston Surtees TS5 - Ford V8
#15 J&B Racing, Phoenix, AZ
1 Head gasket
35 Dick Smothers Lotus 70 [05] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Smothers-Wintersteen Racing, Beverly Hills, CA
1 Electrics
DNP Dennis Ott Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8
#16 Ott Racing Enterprises, Upland, CA
(see note 10)
Did not take part in official practice
DNP Randy Scheffer Lola T140 [SL140/17] - Chevrolet V8
#72 Randy C. Scheffer, Riverwoods, IL
Did not take part in official practice
  Pete Sherman Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#52 Pete Sherman, Ashton, Md
On entry list
  Gilbert R. Roth Lotus 21 [936] - Ford Shelby V8
#75 Dr Gilbert R. Roth, Pittsburgh, PA
(see note 11)
On entry list
  Hamilton Vose Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8
#88 Royal American Competition Enterprises, Chicago,IL
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

1 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 2.12.9
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [007] - Chevrolet V8 2.14.6
3 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 2.14.9
4 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 2.15.5
5 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 2.15.7
6 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8 2.15.9
7 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 2.16.3
8 Spence Stoddard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 2.17.3
9 Kurt Reinold (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 2.17.4
10 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 2.17.5
11 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8 2.17.6
12 John Martin (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 2.21.7
13 Fred Baker (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 2.22.1
14 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.23.0
15 Ludwig Heimrath (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8 2.23.2
16 Dick DeJarld (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 2.23.8
17 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 2.25.4
18 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-13] - Chevrolet V8 2.25.4
19 Dow "Jack" Byers II (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/6] - Chevrolet V8 2.26.8
20 Crockey Peterson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/12] - Chevrolet V8 2.27.2
21 Rich Galloway (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8 2.27.4
22 Dave Heinz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.27.6
23 Bob Stanford (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8 2.28.4
24 Jim Paul (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8 2.29.4
25 John Bisignano (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 2.30.0
26 James Dunkel (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8 2.30.6
27 Frank Eggers (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 38 [8] - Chevrolet V8 2.32.0
28 Dick Smothers (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [05] - Chevrolet V8 2.32.7
29 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 2.33.0
30 Lyle Forsgren (F5000) 5-litre Forsgrini Mk 14B - Chevrolet V8 2.33.8
31 Gerald Geishart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 2.33.8
32 Bill Seeley (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8 2.42.3
33 Sherwood Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Ford V8 2.47.4
34 Gregg Young (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 2.47.7
35 Dennis Ott * (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 70 - Chevrolet V8 no time
36 Randy Scheffer * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/17] - Chevrolet V8 no time
37 Rex Ramsey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A - Chevrolet V8 no time
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. McLaren M10A [300-02] (Ludwig Heimrath): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-02.
  3. LeGrand Mk 11 (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 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.
  4. Lola T142 (Dave Heinz): See full history: Lola T142 'the Dave Heinz car'.
  5. 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).
  6. Lola T142 (Gerald Geishart): Former snowmobile racer Gerald 'Jerry' Geishart (Wisconsin Rapids, WI) bought a Lola T142 from "a Firestone engineer in Ohio" in April 1970. He raced the red #98 Lola T142 in SCCA Nationals, Midwest Council events and in some Pro races in 1970. He scored 25 points in CenDiv Formula A, narrowly losing the title to McKee driver Kurt Reinold. He appeared again in 1971 but only scored four points in Nationals and was a non-starter at the Elkhart Lake Pro race in July. To Barry Michael (Coldwater, MI) in 1971, Bill Schmitt (Frankenmuth, MI) in late 1974 or 1975, then Ed Murray (Farmington, MI) 1976. To Dino Crescentini (Rochester Hills, Michigan) early 1980 and stored the car in a museum in San Marion for about ten years. Restored by RM Motorsports (Wixom, MI) in 1996 then sold to Mead Korwin (Shelby Township, MI) in 2001.
  7. 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. Tony Garmey built a new monocoque for the car, but it was still incomplete when Haga died in November 2021. Ted Wenz bought the project from the estate in early 2022 as a retirement project and completed it. After testing, it was sold via Art Hebert at Motorsports Market to Paul Kuhl (San Diego, CA) in 2023.
  8. Lola T190 (Gus Hutchison): New to Champlin Racing in July 1970 for Gus Hutchison to drive, replacing the F1 Brabham BT26 with which he had won two rounds of the US F5000 championship. Crashed in practice at Mosport, where Hutchison drove Crockey Peterson's T190 in the race. Hutchison was a non-starter again at Sebring in October, after which he and Doug Champlin parted company. The T190 was advertised by Champ Carr (San Juan Capistrano, CA), Champlin's new venture with Fred Carrillo, in Autoweek 13 Feb 1971. Bafflingly advertised ("ex-Hutchison") by Michael Brockman (Orlando, FL), the owner of T190/F1/18, in September 1972. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. 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.
  10. 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. He advertised the Eisert in November 1970, describing it as a "1970 wedge style Eisert USAC or F/A" that had been "road raced nine times". For 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.
  11. Lotus 21 [936] (Gilbert R. Roth): New to Brabham Racing Organisation for Jack Brabham to race in non-championship F1 events in early 1962, until his newer Lotus 24 was delivered. It was reported to have been "destroyed" in a garage fire prior to its first race, but Brabham raced it at Pau and Aintree. Then to Jim Hall and used by him to win the Hoosier Grand Prix Intercontinental race held at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July 1962. Also raced by Hall at the US and Mexican GPs later that year. To J Frank Harrison and his chief mechanic Jerry Eisert, who fitted a Shelby Ford V8 engine for SCCA libre racing. It was raced by Rick Muther for Harrison at two libre races in October 1964. Then used by Al Unser at Pikes Peak in 1965. Later sold to Chuck Trowbridge (Denver, CO) and used in SCCA Formula A with a 3-litre Ford engine in 1967, and then with a 5-litre engine in early 1968. Then to Steven Woods (Farmington, CT) in July 1968, and raced by him in New England for the rest of that season. Next seen when owned by Gil Roth (Pittsburgh, PA) in 1970, then with Jim Corwin (New Buffalo, Michigan) in 1971. Subsequent history unknown.


Note that 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' published 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.