Seattle Grand Prix

Seattle, 23 May 1971

1 David Hobbs McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan Racing
80 1h 42m 53.4s
2 Sam Posey Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ Carr
3 Brett Lunger Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Quick-Over (see note 1)
4 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
5 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
6 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
7 Jon Milledge McLaren M10A [300-05-2] - Chevrolet V8
#91 (see note 2)
8 Ron Grable ASD American Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8
#4 Williams Racing
50 engine
9 Jim Dittemore Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Kastner/Brophy-Besteel
59 engine
10 Barry Blackmore McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
11 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
12 Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
56 not known
13 Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
14 Dennis Ott McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#56 Grand Racers
15 Glenn Brown McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8
16 Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#45 Clearwater Lumber Co.
68 engine
17 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
18 Ken Hamilton Eisert 69 - Chevrolet V8
#90 (see note 3)
19 Nick Dioguardi Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8
#65 Delta Tire
20 Lew Florence Lola T142 [SL142/41] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 4)
55 engine
21 Michael Brockman Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
48 not known
22 Mike Hiss Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#51 Priester
32 accident
23 Richard Negley Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
23 not known
24 Jack Eiteljorg Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
21 not known
25 Eric Haga Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8
21 accident
26 Chris Cook Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
7 engine
27 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#25 (see note 5)
20 not known
28 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Young-American
18 engine
DNS Jim Paul LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 6)
Did not start
DNS Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#47 (see note 7)
Did not start
DNS Monte Shelton Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Bill Tempero Eisert 65/68 - Chevrolet V8
#73 (see note 8)
Did not start
  Evan Noyes McLaren M18 [500-06] - Chevrolet V8
#41 "Horst Kroll" (shown on qualifying times but with no time)
(see note 9)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs400.51.21.39105.15
2Sam Posey40
3Ron Grable40
4Brett Lunger40
5Jim Dittemore40
6Bill Brack39
7Bruce Eglinton39
8Eppie Wietzes39
9Jon Milledge39
10Merle Brennan38
11Horst Kroll38
12Barry Blackmore38
13Ed Felter37
14Robert Fischetti37
15Glenn Brown36
16Gerard Raney34
17Lew Florence34
18Mike Hiss32accident
19Dennis Ott30engine
20Ken Hamilton23accident
21Richard Negley23not known
22Michael Brockman22not known
23Jack Eiteljorg21not known
24Eric Haga21accident
25Pete Lovely19gearbox
26Gregg Young18engine
Chris Cookdid not start (not known)
Nick Dioguardidid not start (mechanical)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs400.51.32.01104.786
2Sam Posey40
3Brett Lunger40
4Bill Brack39
5Merle Brennan38
6Nick Dioguardi38
7Horst Kroll38
8Dennis Ott38
9Gerard Raney38
10Jon Milledge37
11Barry Blackmore37
12Ken Hamilton37
13Robert Fischetti36
14Glenn Brown36
15Michael Brockman25not known
16Ed Felter24engine
17Lew Florence23engine
18Jim Dittemore19engine
19Bruce Eglinton17not known
20Ron Grable10engine
21Chris Cook7engine
22Pete Lovely1not known
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.90s
2 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.20s
3 Ron Grable (F5000) 5-litre ASD American Mk 1 - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.32s
4 Mike Hiss (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.52s
5 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.83s
6 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.94s
7 Bruce Eglinton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8 1m 17.14s
8 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.29s
9 Jim Dittemore (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.36s
10 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.48s
11 Nick Dioguardi (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5B - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.89s
12 Lew Florence (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/41] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.14s
13 Gregg Young (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS7 [002] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 18.17s
14 Monte Shelton * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [505] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.31s
15 Ken Hamilton (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 69 - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.11s
16 Pete Lovely (F1) 3-litre Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 19.16s
17 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU21?] - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.19s
18 Jon Milledge (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-05-2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.34s
19 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.50s
20 Dennis Ott (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.52s
21 Barry Blackmore (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.65s
22 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.92s
23 Chris Cook (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.62s
24 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.99s
25 Glenn Brown (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.12s
26 Ed Felter (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.55s
27 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.15s
28 Robert Fischetti (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.38s
29 Bill Tempero * (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 65/68 - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.3s
30 Jim Paul * (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.5s
31 Don Inferrera * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.8s
32 Richard Negley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 no time
41 Evan Noyes * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-06] - Chevrolet V8 no time
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  2. McLaren M10A [300-05-2] (Jon Milledge): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-05.
  3. Eisert 69 (Ken Hamilton): 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.
  4. Lola T142 [SL142/41] (Lew Florence): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/41.
  5. Lotus 69/49B [69.F2.5] (Pete Lovely): New to Jochen Rindt Racing Ltd, managed by Bernie Ecclestone, for John Mikes and Graham Hill to race in F2 in 1970. According to Richard Spelberg's research, this car was Hill's previous Lotus 59B chassis 59-F2-20 converted to Lotus 69 specification for 1970. Also driven by Eugenio Baturone at Montjuich Park. Retained by Ecclestone for Hill to race in the first few F2 races of 1971, then sold to Pete Lovely and fitted with the rear end of his Lotus 49B for suitable races at his home track in Seattle, and for the 1971 US GP. After Lovely died in 2011, the car was sold by his daughter to Peter Gleeson (Seattle, WA), a BMW collector originally from England.
  6. 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.
  7. Lola T142 (Don Inferrera): See full history: Lola T142 'the Dave Heinz car'.
  8. Eisert 65/68 (Bill Tempero): New for Skip Hudson to drive at the 1965 Indy 500 as J Frank Harrison's #96 Harrison Special. The new car got on track on 13 May, at which point the older 1964 car was renumbered from 96 to 93. Hudson was a successful sports car racer, but was unable to pass his rookie test when an engine blew, so Al Unser took over the drive but he made no attempt to qualify the car. Unser then drove the car through the 1965 USAC season, but only once finished inside the top 10. The 1965 car was retained for the opening races of the 1966 season, driven by Unser at Phoenix and by Billy Foster at Trenton. It then became the team's #93 entry, and was only seen again at Fuji, where Jerry Grant finished tenth. Greg Weld failed to qualify the car for the 1967 Indy 500, after which it was sold to Don Wilcox, who raced it at Pikes Peak and made an unsuccessfiul attempt to qualify at Indianapolis Raceway Park in July. The old car was ideal for the SCCA's new Formula A, so was sold to Stew McMillen (Libertyville, IL) who raced it in SCCA Nationals, winning twice, and in Pro races. At the end of 1968 he took it out to New Zealand, racing it at Baypark Raceway in December, before it was leased to Dennis Marwood for the 1969/70 season. It returned to the US later in 1970 and was acquired by Bill Tempero (Fort Collins, CO), who fitted it with wedge-style bodywork and raced it in Pro races and SCCA Nationals in 1971, then in Midwest Division Formula A in 1972. It was later converted for street use by brothers Wayne and Steve Huntley in Nebraska and was also used as a show car by Fred Bosselman in the late 1970s or early 1980s, probably at his Bosselman Truck Plaza in Grand Island, Nebraska. In the early 1990s it was acquired by Bill Wiswedel (Holland, MI) who has restored it to 1965 colours but still with the later, squarer bodywork.
  9. McLaren M18 [500-06] (Evan Noyes): See full history: McLaren M18 500-06.


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.