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Monterey Grand Prix

Laguna Seca, 2 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 David Hobbs McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan Racing, Ltd.
80 1.26.50.43
$5900
2 Frank Matich McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8
#3 Rothmans Team Matich (see note 1)
80 1.27.43.33
$4600
3 Brett Lunger Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Quick-Over/Competition Research
(see note 2)
80
$3450
4 Jim Dittemore Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Kastner-Brophy Racing/Besteel
79
$2800
5 Monte Shelton Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8
#57 Monte Shelton
78
$2600
6 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 Pete Lovely Volkswagen
78
$1500
7 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#28 Gaerard E Raney
76
$1300
8 Barry Blackmore McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#7 Barry Blackmore
75
$1150
9 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Young-American Racing
76
$1000
10 Ronnie Bucknum Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#51 Priester
53 ignition $1950
11 Chris Cook Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Cook Racing Co
75
$800
12 Mike Hiss (FA) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA
#40 Charlie Hayes Racing (see note 3)
74
$700
13 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#44 Merle Brennan Auto
75
$600
14 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
73
$550
15 Michael Brockman Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#87 Charlie Hayes Racing
49 clutch $500
16 Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#36 F. A. Development
73
$450
17 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
52 overheating $1300
18 Dennis Ott McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8
#56 V Grand Racers
40 accident $350
19 Richard Negley Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Richard Negley
61 oil pressure $1050
20 Len Guneau Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 American Racing West (see note 4)
68
$250
21 Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#45 Clearwater Lumber
37
 
22 Dan Harper Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#24 Dan Harper
67
 
23 Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 D & A Racing
66
 
24 Sam Posey Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ-Carr Inc
55
$1200
25 Ron Dykes (FA) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2 - Ford BDA
#98
36 disqualified  
26 Nick Dioguardi Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8
#65 Delta Tire Co.
38 lost wheel  
27 Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
#69 Eglinton Racing Ent.
24 stub axle  
28 Ron Grable Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing Ent.
19 camshaft $1000
29 Jim Bandy Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8
#42 Bill Johnson Racing
12 oil leak  
30 Gregg Peterson McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#86 Peterson Formula Cars
11 black flagged  
31 Jim Paul LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#19 Jim Paul Racing (see note 5)
7 oil pump  
32 Eric Haga Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8
#8 Competition Dev.
5 engine  
UNKE Spence Stoddard Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#9 N. W. American Racing
On entry list
UNKE Jack Eiteljorg Eisert 68/69 - Chevrolet V8
#12 Jack Eiteljorg
On entry list
UNKE Lou Sell Lola T192 [HU23] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Autocomp Smothers Bros
On entry list
UNKE Roy Woods Lola T192 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
#18 American Racing Assn
On entry list
UNKE Jon Ward McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#35 Ward Racing Ent
On entry list
UNKE Bud Morley Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#41 Morley Racing
On entry list
UNKE Larry Yates (F5000) 4.7-litre Y&B Special - Ford V8
#71 Larry Yates
On entry list
UNKE Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 701 [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#77 Gene Mason Racing
On entry list
UNKE Jon Milledge McLaren M10A [300-05-2] - Chevrolet V8
#91 J. M. Racing
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs400.43.47.59104.125
2Frank Matich400.44.14.01
3Brett Lunger40
4Ronnie Bucknum40
5Monte Shelton39
6Jim Dittemore39
7Michael Brockman39
8Pete Lovely39
9Dennis Ott39
10Barry Blackmore38
11Gerard Raney38
12Ed Felter37
13Eppie Wietzes37
14Chris Cook37
15Horst Kroll37
16Mike Hiss37
17Gregg Young37
18Richard Negley37
19Merle Brennan37
20Robert Fischetti36
21Ron Dykes35
22Len Guneau34
23Dan Harper33
24Nick Dioguardi32fuel pump
25Don Inferrera26
26Bruce Eglinton24stub axle
27Ron Grable19camshaft
28Sam Posey19gear shift linkage
29Jim Bandy12oil leak
30Gregg Peterson11black flagged
31Jim Paul7oil pump
32Eric Haga5engine
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs400.43.02.44105.946
2Frank Matich400.43.29.32
3Brett Lunger40
4Jim Dittemore40
5Pete Lovely39
6Gregg Young39
7Monte Shelton39
8Gerard Raney38
9Chris Cook38
10Merle Brennan38
11Barry Blackmore37
12Mike Hiss37
13Robert Fischetti37
14Horst Kroll37
15Sam Posey36
16Len Guneau34
17Don Inferrera34
18Dan Harper34
19Richard Negley24oil pressure
20Eppie Wietzes15overheating
21Ronnie Bucknum13ignition
22Michael Brockman10clutch
23Nick Dioguardi6lost wheel
24Dennis Ott2accident
25Ron Dykes1disqualified
Qualifying
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1.02.30
2 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1.03.04
3 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-10-2] - Repco Holden V8 1.03.27
4 Ronnie Bucknum (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 1.04.16
5 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/3] - Chevrolet V8 1.04.17
6 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1.04.31
7 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 1.04.43
8 Monte Shelton (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.03
9 Jim Dittemore (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.06
10 Richard Negley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.07
11 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 1.05.21
12 Bruce Eglinton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8 1.05.49
13 Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8 1.06.7
14 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 49B [R11] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.06.10
15 Dennis Ott (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-14] - Chevrolet V8 1.06.79
16 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8 1.06.90
17 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.07.60
18 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1.05.27
19 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1.08.32
20 Ed Felter (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8 1.08.44
21 Barry Blackmore (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1.08.74
22 Mike Hiss (FA) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA 1.08.75
23 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.08.92
24 Ron Dykes (FA) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2 - Ford BDA 1.09.18
25 Chris Cook (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1.09.76
26 Jim Paul (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8 1.10.53
27 Jim Bandy (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5A [006] - Chevrolet V8 1.10.92
28 Len Guneau (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.12.41
29 Robert Fischetti (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1.12.70
30 Gregg Peterson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8 1.13.57
31 Don Inferrera (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1.14.55
32 Dan Harper (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1.15.82

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10B [400-10-2] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Australia) and fitted with Repco-Holden V8 for Australian racing. Raced at Warwick Farm 12 Jul 1970 but crashed, and rebuilt on a new tub as "M10C". Next raced at Calder on 18 Oct 1970, then at Australian Grand Prix 22 Nov 1970. Raced in the 1971 Tasman series, then to the US for the L&M series before returning to Australia for the 1971 Gold Star series. Crashed prior to Oran Park 27 June and rebuilt on third tub. To Frank Radisich at the end of 1971 and raced in the 1972 Tasman series, the 1972 Australian Gold Star, and the 1973 Tasman. To Keith Laney (NZ), fitted with a Chevrolet V8 and appeared in the Tasman series in 1974 and 1975. Then to Dennis Phillips for hill climbs 1976, then Russel Greer (Blenheim, NZ) and fitted with a 6.3-litre Chevy to win the 1979/80 NZ hill climb championship. Sold to Peter Addison (Australia) but history then unknown until acquired by Max Warwick (Australia) in the mid-1990s. Raced at Historic Sandown from 1998. Sold to Graham Wadsworth (Melbourne, Australia) 2006.
  2. Lola T192 [HU19] (Brett Lunger): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
  3. Brabham BT29 (Mike Hiss): At the end of 1969, Jay Jamison (San Diego, CA) bought a new red Brabham BT29 from Chip Gompf and Wayne Mitchell, who had three new BT29s in stock. Jamison raced the car in San Diego Region's early-season event at Holtville Aerodrome on 1 Feb 1970 and raced in the Pro series until an accident at Edmonton curtailed his season. The car was repaired but the Pro season was complete before he could return to competition. After two more Holtville Regionals in November 1970 and January 1971, Jamison sold the car to local dealer Charlie Hayes. Jamison is sure that this was the car Hayes then entered for Mike Hiss later in 1971. This would include the Pro Formula 5000 race at Laguna Seca 2 May 1971 where Hiss ran in Formula A with a BDA engine fitted to the Brabham.
  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 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 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.

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.