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Minnesota Grand Prix

Brainerd, 30 Jul 1972

Aggregate ResultsPointsLaps Winnings
1 Eppie Wietzes Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
32 + 30 = 62 pts 66 $7,500
2 Jerry Hansen Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Jerry Hansen
35 + 25 = 60 pts 66 $5,050
3 Sam Posey Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ Carr Inc
26 + 23 = 49 pts 65 $2,625
4 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#80 Sid Taylor (see note 1)
14 + 35 = 49 pts 56 $3,675
5 Gus Hutchison Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#51 HRE
30 + 17 = 47 pts 65 $1,425
6 David Hobbs Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Hogan Racing
40 + 5 = 45 pts 44 $3,000
7 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
24 + 18 = 42 pts 64 $750
8 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#66 STP
28 + 14 = 42 pts 64 $750
9 John Gunn Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#39 John Gunn
21 + 19 = 40 pts 63 $550
10 Rocky Moran Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8
#35 Champ Carr Inc
23 + 16 = 39 pts 64 $450
11 Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8
#23 TMC Inc
18 + 21 = 39 pts 61  
12 Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#74 (or #75?) KBIG
12 + 27 = 39 pts 51  
13 Ludwig Heimrath Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8
#75 (or #74?) (see note 2)
19 + 13 = 32 pts 61  
14 Benny Scott McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#32
20 + 10 = 30 pts 60  
15 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Warren Flickinger (see note 3)
15 + 15 = 30 pts 56  
16 Howie Fairbanks McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#17
16 + 9 = 25 pts 55  
17 Tony Dean McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#8 A. G. Dean (see note 4)
17 + 8 = 25 pts 54  
18 George Follmer Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8
#16 RWR/Agapiou Brothers (see note 5)
22 + 3 = 25 pts 40  
19 Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Colin Hyams (see note 6)
13 + 11 = 24 pts 29  
20 Brett Lunger Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Hogan Racing
2 + 12 = 14 pts 33  
21 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing
11 + 2 = 13 pts 20  
22 Larry McNeil Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64? (see note 7)
5 + 7 = 12 pts 29  
23 Horst Kwech Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Wetson's Racing
8 + 4 = 12 pts 21  
24 William Schweiger Marnita Mk1A - Ford V8
#64? Marnita Fuel Tanks
4 + 6 = 10 pts 27  
25 Bill Tempero Eisert 65/68 - Chevrolet V8
#73 Cloverleaf Racing
9 + 1 = 10 pts 15  
26 John Cannon McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#81 Sid Taylor
10 + 0 = 10 pts 14  
27 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Gene Mason Racing
7 + 0 = 7 pts 13  
28 Bob Muir Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Robert Muir Motors (see note 8)
6 + 0 = 6 pts 11  
29 John Morton Lotus 70B [01] - Ford V8
#46 BRE (see note 9)
3 + 0 = 3 pts 9  
30 Evan Noyes Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Evan Noyes (see note 10)
1 + 0 = 1 pt 3  
DNS Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Gerard Raney
Did not start
UNKE Chuck Parsons Eagle Mk 5 [504] - Chevrolet V8
Uecker Racing
On entry list
UNKE Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing
On entry list
UNKE Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Blue Magic Corporation
On entry list
UNKE Dick DeJarld McKee Mk 18 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
#58 DeJarld Racing (see note 11)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs3350:20.9117.9 mph
2Jerry Hansen33
3Eppie Wietzes33
4Gus Hutchison
5Graham McRae
6Sam Posey
7Horst Kroll
8Rocky Moran
9George Follmer
10John Gunn
11Benny Scott
12Ludwig Heimrath
13Tony Settember
14Tony Dean
15Howie Fairbanks
16Warren Flickingerunknown
17Peter Gethin23suspension
18Colin Hyamsflat tyre
19Kevin Bartlett18
20Bill Brack
21John Cannon14pinion bearing
22Bill Temperooverheating
23Horst Kwechshift link
24Skip Barber13retired - unknown
25Bob Muir11retired - unknown
26Larry McNeilretired - unknown
27William Schweiger
28John Morton9broken rocker stud
29Brett Lungerretired - unknown
30Evan Noyes3engine failure
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin3350:57.65116.56 mph
2Eppie Wietzes33
3Kevin Bartlett33
4Jerry Hansen33
5Sam Posey
6Tony Settember
7John Gunn
8Horst Kroll
9Gus Hutchison
10Rocky Moran
11Warren Flickinger
12Graham McRae
13Ludwig Heimrath
14Brett Lungerdriver ill
15Colin Hyams
16Benny Scott
17Howie Fairbanks
18Tony Dean
19Larry McNeilretired - unknown
20William Schweigerretired - unknown
21David Hobbs11valve spring
22Horst Kwechoil
23George Follmerengine failure
24Bill Brackoil leak
25Bill Temperooil pressure
Qualifying
1 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.754
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.842
3 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8 1:29.897
4 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.083
5 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.367
6 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.727
7 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.795
8 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.831
9 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.992
10 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 1:31.071
11 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1:31.179
12 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1:31.601
13 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1:31.786
14 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 1:32.154
15 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1:32.184
16 Horst Kwech (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8 1:32.303
17 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [01] - Ford V8 1:32.663
18 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8 1:33.601
19 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:33.623
20 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 1:33.914
21 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1:33.972
22 Rocky Moran (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8 1:34.319
23 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:34.982
24 Gerard Raney * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1:35.052
25 Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8 1:36.851
26 Ludwig Heimrath (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8 1:38.215
27 Howie Fairbanks (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 1:38.581
28 Benny Scott (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1:38.850
29 Bill Tempero (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 65/68 - Chevrolet V8 1:40.404
30 William Schweiger (F5000) 5-litre Marnita Mk1A - Ford V8 1:42.724
31 Larry McNeil (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1:46.236
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Peter Gethin): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Badly damaged in a severe testing accident at Silverstone on 24 May when a tyre burst at Woodcote at 140 mph, and Thompson was lucky to escape with bruising. The car was written off, and Brodie acquired a brand new 1973 B24.
  2. Eagle 66 [205 (?)] (Ludwig Heimrath): The #14 AAR entry for Lloyd Ruby at the 1966 Indy 500 with Bardahl backing and fitted with a 255ci Ford V8. Tentatively identified as chassis 205. Also raced by Jim McElreath at Fuji that October and by Ruby at Phoenix in November. Sold to Weinberger Homes and entered as the #47 Offy turbo car for Norm Brown at the 1967 Indy 500 but crashed in practice. Raced by Johnny Rutherford on other occasions and thought to be the team's Offy car alongside their regular chassis 206 and their Gerhardt, raced by Rutherford in 1967 and Ronnie Bucknum in 1968. Weinberger bought a new Eagle for 1968, relegating chassis 205 further down the order. Appeared at the Indy 500 in 1970 as the #49 entry. Sold to Ludwig Heimrath (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada) and fitted with a Chevrolet V8 engine for F5000 in 1972. Retained to 1975 then sold to Don Ludewig (Clarkston, MI). Don retained the car until 2014 when it was sold to Peter Dyson (Winnetka, IL).
  3. Lola T300 [HU14] (Warren Flickinger): Invoice date 8 Mar 1972 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). New to Warren Flickinger and raced in the US series in 1972 (7 races, debut R1 Laguna Seca 7 May 1972) and in 1973. Advertised by Chuck Jones Racing (Costa Mesa, CA) in Formula Magazine (Vol 1 No 6, Mar/Apr 1974) and sold to Floyd Sable (Anaheim, CA) for SCCA National and Regional racing in 1974 and 1975. The original T300 bodywork was lost in a fire during this time, so Sable fitted T332 bodywork. Sold to Terry Hinesly (Prospect, Oregon) and raced for another two years. Then to Dana Leung (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in 1978 who ran it at Sears Point and Riverside, wrecking an engine, and then in a SCCA Regional at Portland, where he crashed it. The car passed into the ownership of mechanic Bob Hume but, before it could be repaired, it was stolen and stripped. Bob recovered the tub and retained the engine, but little more. It due course, he sold the tub to a New Zealand mechanic/driver called Peter who worked for Pierre Phillips. Nothing more known.
  4. McLaren M14A [2] (Tony Dean): See full race history: McLaren M14A/2.
  5. Lotus 70B [03] (George Follmer): Kerry & Charlie Agapiou (from Lotus in partial kit form) fitted with Bartz Ford V8: financed by Roy Woods for George Follmer US 1972 (from R4 Road America 16 Jul 1972 to end of season). The brothers had previously run Follmer in Can-Am in a Lola and then in the Ford G7A. The Lotus was still at Woods' garage September 1973. In or around 1992, G&G Motorsport (Indianapolis, IN) advertised "1970 Lotus 70B, Chassis #03, Bartz/spares, restored to original AGAPIOU livery with race #16 (photo has #58), ex George Follmer." This may have been advertised on behalf of the Agapiou brothers as the car was reported to still be owned by Kerry Agapiou January 2002.
  6. Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Colin Hyams): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
  7. Lola T192 [HU19] (Larry McNeil): 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
  8. Lola T300 [HU4-2] (Bob Muir): New to Niel Allen but crashed in testing. Rebuilt and sold to Bob Muir for 1972, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1973, and written off at Surfers Paradise. Some parts of this car to Reg Cook, then to David Manton, then to Frank Lyons. More information about Lola T300 HU4
  9. Lotus 70B [01] (John Morton): Intended for Bill Brack but his deal fell through. Run by Bruce Burness for George Follmer to drive in the Questor GP at Ontario in March 1971. To Pete Brock of BRE (El Segundo, CA) for John Morton in the 1972 US series, starting at R4 Road America in July. Very heavily damaged on the slowing down lap after finishing fourth at Road Atlanta when Morton hit a flooded area of track. Brock did not have the funds to repair the car and advertised its remains in 1974. Bought by Bob Dunlop to keep his Lotus 70 running. The rest of the car was stored by Dunlop and his partner Stephen Rich.
  10. Leda LT27 [002] (Evan Noyes): Built as Leda LT27-002 for the 1972 season. To Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) and raced in UK and US series in 1972, then Tasman 1973, then US series 1973. Via Roy Campbell, "Race Car Drivers Institute" and a bankrupcy auction to Jim Sechser (St Louis Park, MN) by 1975 or 1976, and used in SCCA racing and a single Pro race in 1976 and 1977. Crashed heavily in 1977, but rebuilt and raced again in 1979. To Fred Schilpin (St Cloud, MN) 1979 or later, and used in minor racing; then retained until 1996. To Roger Williams (Auckland, New Zealand) 1996. Raced by Williams in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards, and in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2006. To Alastair Russell (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced in Tasman Revival series from 2006 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-002/McRae GM1-002
  11. McKee Mk 18 ['1'] (Dick DeJarld): New for Dick DeJarld (Joliet, IL) in 1972, and raced in SCCA Formula A events. Appeared at the Michigan Pro F5000 event in 1973 but did not qualify from the heat. Raced by DeJarld until sold to Ed Midgley (Geneva, IL) for 1976, when it was also raced by Jerry Hansen at Blackhawk Farms. To Robert Goulet (Wauwatsoa, WI) for 1977, and raced in SCCA Formula A. Goulet converted the McKee to sports car bodywork for 1979, appearing at Brainerd in July that year in the ASR class. Raced in Can-Am in 1980 and 1981, then renamed the "Sabre 001" for Can-Am again in 1983, and again in 1985. To Bob McKee and raced by Bill Scott in CAT races in 1986 and 1987. Then restored to its original specification for new owner Tom Simpson (Peoria, IL), and used in vintage racing, appearing at the Chicago Historic Races at Road America in 1988. It ran alongside several other McKee cars in historic races at Road America in the early 1990s, and also ran at HSR Mid-Ohio in August 1993. After a 20-year gap, Simpson ran the Mk 18 again in historic events in 2006.

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.

Individual sources for this event

An annotated program entry list for this race reveals that other cars may have been present: #32 (Benny Scott's McLaren M10A earlier in the season), #61 (Lou Pavesi's McLaren M10A at Riverside at the start of 1972), #75 (Ludwig Heimrath's Eagle at Elkhart Lake). Both Scott and Heimrath raced here and the annotations suggest that Bartlett was originally entered as #75 but swapped to #74 and Heimrath arrived unentered and became #75. Scott would be the mystery #32. Also present on the entry list was the Marnita, annotated as #64 but then crossed out. Also in the results was Larry McNeil whose normal number was #64 so the Marnita may have changed number.