Monterey Grand Prix
Laguna Seca, 7 May 1972
|1||Graham McRae||Leda GM1  - Chevrolet V8
|42 + 36 = 78 pts||$13,800|
|2||Sam Posey||Surtees TS11  - Chevrolet V8
|34 + 31 = 65 pts||$8,300|
|3||Brett Lunger||Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
|32 + 26 = 58 pts||$6,500|
|4||Lothar Motschenbacher||McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 1)
|25 + 28 = 53 pts||$2,200|
|5||Kevin Bartlett||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#75 (see note 2)
|26 + 22 = 48 pts||$2,400|
|6||Eppie Wietzes||Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
|23 + 24 = 47 pts||$1,000|
|7||Rocky Moran||Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8
|24 + 17 = 41 pts||$1,600|
|8||Horst Kroll||Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
|22 + 19 = 41 pts||$600|
|9||Sandy Shepard||Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8
|20 + 18 = 38 pts||$500|
|10||David Hobbs||Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
|37 + 1 = 38 pts||$1,600|
|11||George Follmer||Matich A50  - Ford Boss 302 Bartz V8
|30 + 4 = 34 pts|| |
|12||Bill Brack||Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8
|17 + 16 = 33 pts|| |
|13||Warren Flickinger||Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 3)
|18 + 15 = 33 pts|| |
|14||Ron Grable||Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
|11 + 20 = 31 pts|| |
|15||Skeeter McKitterick||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
|16 + 13 = 29 pts|| |
|16||Jerry Hansen||Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
|28 + 0 = 28 pts|| |
|17||Dave Jordan||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
|21 + 6 = 27 pts|| |
|18||Merle Brennan||McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#84 (see note 4)
|15 + 11 = 26 pts|| |
|19||Benny Scott||McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
|14 + 10 = 24 pts|| |
|20||Clive Baker||Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8
#33 (see note 5)
|8 + 14 = 22 pts|| |
|21||John Gunn||Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
|19 + 2 = 21 pts|| |
|22||Don Inferrera||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 6)
|12 + 8 = 20 pts|| |
|23||Jim Paul||LeGrand Mk 11B - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 7)
|6 + 9 = 15 pts|| |
|24||Tony Settember||McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
|3 + 12 = 15 pts|| |
|25||Ed Felter||Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
|10 + 5 = 15 pts|| |
|26||Gerard Raney||Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
|13 + 0 = 13 pts|| |
|27||Lou Pavesi||McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#61 (see note 8)
|4 + 7 = 11 pts|| |
|28||Colin Hyams||Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 9)
|9 + 0 = 9 pts|| |
|29||Evan Noyes||Leda LT27  - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 10)
|7 + 0 = 7 pts|| |
|30||Bob Allen||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
#49 (see note 11)
|2 + 3 = 5 pts|| |
|31||Jack Eiteljorg||Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
|5 + 0 = 5 pts|| |
|32||Bruce Eglinton||Lotus 70  - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
|1 + 0 = 1 pts|| |
|DNS||Len Guneau||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 (see note 12)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Calvin Rayborn||Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start
|DNS||Gus Hutchison||Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start|
|DNS||Gary Burke||Webster-Lizard (Eisert) 72 - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start|
|DNS||Angus MacDonald||Spartan - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start|
|DNS||John Cannon||March 725  - Oldsmobile RES V8
#98 (see note 13)
|Did not start|
|DNQ||Robert Fischetti||Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8
|Did not qualify|
|DNP||Jim Dittemore||Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not take part in official practice
|DNA||Dan Harper||Lola T142 [SL142/28] - Chevrolet V8
#18 (see note 14)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Dick Losk||Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 15)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Michael Brayton||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Ken Hamilton||Eisert 69 - Chevrolet V8
#38 (see note 16)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Mal Patterson||LeGrand Mk 7A  - Chevrolet V8
#79 (see note 17)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Gregg Peterson||Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Jim Moffatt||Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Graham McRae||40||42:26.48||106.96 mph|
|1||Graham McRae||40||42:10.86||108.10 mph|
|1||Sam Posey||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11  - Chevrolet V8||1:01.25|
|2||David Hobbs||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8||1:02.08|
|3||George Follmer||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50  - Ford Boss 302 Bartz V8||1:02.14|
|4||Brett Lunger||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8||1:02.31|
|5||Jerry Hansen||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1:03.07|
|6||Graham McRae||(F5000) 5-litre Leda GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1:03.09|
|7||Kevin Bartlett||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8||1:03.37|
|8||Ron Grable||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8||1:03.72|
|9||Rocky Moran||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8||1:04.39|
|10||Bruce Eglinton||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8||1:04.84|
|11||Bill Brack||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8||1:04.92|
|12||Eppie Wietzes||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8||1:04.97|
|13||Horst Kroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8||1:05.15|
|14||Dave Jordan||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1:05.54|
|15||Gerard Raney||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8||1:05.58|
|16||Tony Settember||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8||1:05.90|
|17||Lothar Motschenbacher||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8||1:06.01|
|18||John Cannon *||(F5000) 5-litre March 725  - Oldsmobile RES V8||1:06.10|
|19||Sandy Shepard||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8||1:06.14|
|20||John Gunn||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8||1:06.29|
|21||Gus Hutchison *||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8||1:06.31|
|22||Merle Brennan||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8||1:06.50|
|23||Jim Dittemore *||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8||1:06.71|
|24||Warren Flickinger||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8||1:06.94|
|25||Skeeter McKitterick||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8||1:07.26|
|26||Clive Baker||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8  - Chevrolet V8||1:07.39|
|27||Colin Hyams||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8||1:08.19|
|28||Benny Scott||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8||1:08.34|
|29||Jim Paul||(F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 11B - Chevrolet V8||1:09.15|
|30||Jack Eiteljorg||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8||1:09.31|
|31||Ed Felter||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8||1:09.51|
|32||Don Inferrera||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8||1:09.57|
|33||Evan Noyes||(F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27  - Chevrolet V8|
|34||Bob Allen||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8|
|35||Lou Pavesi||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- McLaren M18 (Lothar Motschenbacher): May be 500-07. This car was originally built for Graham McRae to replace the car crashed in practice at Snetterton in April 1972 but it remained unused as Trojan "released" McRae. The M18 was sold instead to Lothar Motschenbacher and used in the SCCA series in North America, starting at Edmonton on 1 August. Motschenbacher retained the car for 1972 but it was very badly damaged at Road Atlanta in August when Motschenbacher and two other drivers crashed at Turn 1 in a sudden rain storm just as the race was finishing. Jonesy Morris, his mechanic at the time, recalls that the car was not repairable. Duncan Fox has been working hard to determine the fate of this car and is now satisfied that the tub was dumped although some parts from the car may survive somewhere. Some parts were reported to be in Los Angeles in 2002.
- McLaren M10B [400-02] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Niel Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at least one race in 1972. Then unknown until bought by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Donated parts to Tony Edmondson's Alfetta Chev sports sedan, and the remainder of the car stored at Elfin during the 1980s. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, NSW) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
- 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 an 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.
- McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] (Merle Brennan): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-09(B).
- Surtees TS8  (Clive Baker): New for Bob Griffin's Corsair Racing Team (San Antonio, TX) June 1971 for Clive Baker to race in the US series (from Edmonton 1 Aug 1971). The TS8 was retained for Baker for 1972 as teammate to Ron Grable in a new TS11, but the team did not reappear after Grable crashed his TS11 at Edmonton on 4 Jun 1972 and went bust at some point during the year. Both cars were sold to Gus Hutchison (Dallas, TX), and the TS8 was entered by Hutchison's HRE (Dallas, TX) for Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) throughout the 1973 US series, with a best finish of ninth in the final race. The TS8 was advertised by Hutchison in Autoweek 22 Sep 1973 and later 7 Dec 1974 as "ready to race". Also in the advert was a TS11 which was said to have a new tub and a further new spare tub. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T142 (Don Inferrera): See full history: Lola T142 'the Dave Heinz car'.
- LeGrand Mk 11B (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.
- McLaren M10A [300-02] (Lou Pavesi): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-02.
- 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"
- Leda LT27  (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, 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
- Eagle Mk 5  (Bob Allen): See full history: Eagle 'Mk 5' 502.
- 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.
- March 725  (John Cannon): Built for 1972 season for John Cannon and fitted with Oldsmobile engine. Raced in UK and US series 1972. Advertised by Cannon and Patrick Kay (Autosport 9 Nov 1972) and later appeared in Ecurie Santos adverts in 1973 and 1974 but not seen again. It is reported that the 725 was sold as part of a large package of cars to Australian Ray Gibbs but the 725 remained in the UK and was sold to Peter Bloore (Wallingford, Oxfordshire). Bloore later sold it to Ryan Hodges who sold it to his friend Jeff Luff but the dates of these transations are unknown. In 1986 it was sold to Richard Parkin (Retford, Nottinghamshire). Richard has sold the car at least twice, only to buy it back again. Parkin sold the car to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014, but it sat with him at his Autotune Ltd business until 2021, when restoration finally began. During the restoration, Taylor's customer Andrew Wareing admired the car and decided to buy it. The car was completed in mid-2023 and after an initial shakedown test, the car was first seen in public at Aintree in August.
- Lola T142 [SL142/28] (Dan Harper): Invoice date 5 Mar 1969 (Sold to Haas). New to Bud Morley (Denver, CO) and raced through the 1969 US series, when it was red and entered as #14 . He advertised the car in November 1969 and again in August 1970. Sold in April 1971 to Dan Harper (Eureka, CA) who raced it at the Laguna Seca Pro race 2 May 1971 despite only having had a chance to drive it briefly at Vacaville earlier in the week. He intended to race in SCCA Nationals for the remainder of 1971 but a broken bulkhead required a lengthy rebuild and he did not score any points at SCCA level that season. He had planned to follow all the west coast Pro races in 1972, and appeared on the entry list for race at Laguna Seca on 7 May 1972 but there is no record of his participation. He also raced the car at the Laguna Seca June Sprints in 1973. Harper advertised the car in August 1974, describing it as "Best T-142 in the country; rebuilt throughout, new fabroids, etc; fresh Al Bartz engine; have full history of car; never bent". He recalled to Mike Matune in 2021 that he sold it in April 1975 to Don Korntved (Weaverville, CA) and his son Chris, who ran it in Redwood Sports Car Club (RSCC) events from 1975 to 1977. They ran the car in the RSCC's Lord Ellis Hillclimb at Blue Lake, the Keno Hill Climb near Klamath Falls, Oregon and the Virginia City Hill Climb in Nevada. Chris Korntved also won RSCC Autocross events at Samoa Field, a former airstrip in Eureka, northern California, July 1976, September 1976 and July 1977, and competed at Chico, CA, Redding, CA, and Medford, OR. He advertised the T142 at the end of 1977 and traded it to Jerry Dulski (Plymouth, MN) for Dulski's A Sedan Camaro. Dulski ran the car in Midwest SCCA Formula A until an accident at Brainerd International Raceway in Minnesota, when his wing collapsed in the high speed Turn 1 and he left the track, hitting a telephone pole. The car continued airborne through a number of trees before coming to a stop upside down still in the trees. Dulski was very lucky to walk away unharmed, but the Lola was a complete loss. Dulski salvaged the Hewland gearbox and used it in his next car, a Lotus 70, and the Chevy engine was later used in a Trans-Am Camaro in historic racing. A part from a few suspension parts that were sold, nothing else remained of the Lola.
- Lola T190 (Dick Losk): Dick Losk (Bellevue, WA) entered a Lola T190 at R1 Laguna Seca 1972. He is not shown in the practice sheets and did not start. He then appears on the R2 Edmonton 1972 practice sheets in a Lola T192 with a slow time of 1m 36.1s but is not listed as a finisher. Advertised by Losk in June 1973 as a T190 with T192 body.
- 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.
- LeGrand Mk 7A  (Mal Patterson): A new car replacing the original works Mk 7 sold to Don Richardson, and shaken down by Bruce Eglinton at Whitman stadium June 1968 where he crashed and was badly burnt. The car was rebuilt and loaned to Jerry Entin, fitted with his Chevrolet engine and ZF gearbox, and taken to Road America for the Badger "200" on 27 July 1968, but the timing gear broke before the race, and Entin did not start. Entin won a National at Riverside in August and two Regionals later in the year. Dick Guldstrand took over the car for the Laguna Seca 'Pro' race in October and it was then driven by Rex Ramsey at the ARRC, and at the Monaco International Trophy in New Zealand at the end of December. Ramsey continued to drive the car in 1969, winning three SCCA Nationals but was well off the pace in Pro races. It was then shared by Chuck Elliott and Bruce Eglinton in SCCA Regionals and Nationals respectively in 1970 and 1971. Then sold to Mal Patterson (San Jose, CA), who entered it for the Pro race at Laguna Seca 7 May 1972, but does not appear to have raced it very often. It was then sold to Ken Owen (Union City, CA) and used in local SCCA racing in 1975 and 1976. Then sold to Skip Pack (Hollister, CA) and Dennis McLaughlin , who autocrossed the car in the late 1970s and early 1980s before they sold it to Butch Gilbert in October 2009. Sold to John F Boxhorn (Mukwonago, Wisconsin) in October 2010, and restored during 2011 and 2012. Sold to David Zavetsky (Wellesboro, PA) in 2019. See full history: LeGrand Mk 7 002.
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.