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Monterey Grand Prix

Laguna Seca, 7 May 1972

Aggregate ResultsPointsLaps Winnings
1 Graham McRae Leda GM1 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#66
42 + 36 = 78 pts $13,800
2 Sam Posey Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#34
34 + 31 = 65 pts $8,300
3 Brett Lunger Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#6
32 + 26 = 58 pts $6,500
4 Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#11
25 + 28 = 53 pts $2,200
5 Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
#75 (see note 1)
26 + 22 = 48 pts $2,400
6 Eppie Wietzes Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#94
23 + 24 = 47 pts $1,000
7 Rocky Moran Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#35
24 + 17 = 41 pts $1,600
8 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37
22 + 19 = 41 pts $600
9 Sandy Shepard Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8
#59
20 + 18 = 38 pts $500
10 David Hobbs Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#1
37 + 1 = 38 pts $1,600
11 George Follmer Matich A50 [003] - Ford Boss 302 Bartz V8
#16
30 + 4 = 34 pts  
12 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85
17 + 16 = 33 pts  
13 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 2)
18 + 15 = 33 pts  
14 Ron Grable Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
#88
11 + 20 = 31 pts  
15 Skeeter McKitterick Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#43
16 + 13 = 29 pts  
16 Jerry Hansen Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#44
28 + 0 = 28 pts  
17 Dave Jordan Eagle Mk 5 [512] - Chevrolet V8
#21
21 + 6 = 27 pts  
18 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#84
15 + 11 = 26 pts  
19 Benny Scott McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#32
14 + 10 = 24 pts  
20 Clive Baker Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8
#33 (see note 3)
8 + 14 = 22 pts  
21 John Gunn Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#39
19 + 2 = 21 pts  
22 Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14
12 + 8 = 20 pts  
23 Jim Paul LeGrand Mk 11B - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 4)
6 + 9 = 15 pts  
24 Tony Settember McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#23
3 + 12 = 15 pts  
25 Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#47
10 + 5 = 15 pts  
26 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26
13 + 0 = 13 pts  
27 Lou Pavesi McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#61
4 + 7 = 11 pts  
28 Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 5)
9 + 0 = 9 pts  
29 Evan Noyes Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 6)
7 + 0 = 7 pts  
30 Bob Allen Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8
#49
2 + 3 = 5 pts  
31 Jack Eiteljorg Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#12
5 + 0 = 5 pts  
32 Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
#69
1 + 0 = 1 pts  
DNS Len Guneau Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 (see note 7)
Did not start
DNS Calvin Rayborn Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#40
Did not start
DNS Gus Hutchison Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#51
Did not start
DNS Gary Burke Webster-Lizard (Eisert) 72 - Chevrolet V8
#76
Did not start
DNS Angus MacDonald Spartan - Chevrolet V8
#77
Did not start
DNS John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#98 (see note 8)
Did not start
DNQ Robert Fischetti Surtees TS5 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#36
Did not qualify
DNP Jim Dittemore Lola T192 [HU22] - Chevrolet V8
#9
Did not take part in official practice
(missing sponsor)
DNA Dan Harper Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#18
Did not arrive
DNA Dick Losk Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Brayton Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
#28
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Hamilton Eisert 69 - Chevrolet V8
#38
Did not arrive
DNA Mal Patterson LeGrand Mk 7A - Chevrolet V8
#79
Did not arrive
DNA Gregg Peterson Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#86
Did not arrive
DNA Jim Moffatt Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#97
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Graham McRae4042:26.48106.96 mph
2David Hobbs4042:27.30
3Sam Posey4042:31.74
4Brett Lunger4042:34.64
5George Follmer4042:39.85
6Jerry Hansen4043:10.96
7Kevin Bartlett40
8Lothar Motschenbacher40
9Rocky Moran40
10Eppie Wietzes39
11Horst Kroll39
12Dave Jordan39
13Sandy Shepard39
14John Gunn38
15Warren Flickinger38
16Bill Brack38
17Skeeter McKitterick37
18Merle Brennan37
19Benny Scott37
20Gerard Raney35
21Don Inferrera35
22Ron Grable31
23Ed Felter31
24Colin Hyams31
25Clive Baker30
26Evan Noyes26
27Jim Paul23
28Jack Eiteljorg17
29Lou Pavesi16
30Tony Settember14
31Bob Allen13
32Bruce Eglinton4
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Graham McRae4042:10.86108.10 mph
2Sam Posey4042:24.26
3Lothar Motschenbacher4042:55.25
4Brett Lunger4043:01.6
5Eppie Wietzes4043:13.1
6Kevin Bartlett4043:21.2
7Ron Grable39
8Horst Kroll39
9Sandy Shepard39
10Rocky Moran38
11Bill Brack38
12Warren Flickinger38
13Clive Baker38
14Skeeter McKitterick38
15Tony Settember37
16Merle Brennan37
17Benny Scott37
18Jim Paul36
19Don Inferrera35
20Lou Pavesi34
21Dave Jordan27
22Ed Felter11
23George Follmer10
24Bob Allen3
25John Gunn1
26David Hobbs1
Qualifying
1 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - 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 [003] - 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 [001] - 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 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.39
10 Bruce Eglinton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8 1:04.84
11 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - 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 [512] - 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 [1] - 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 [508] - 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 [002] - Chevrolet V8
34 Bob Allen (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8
35 Lou Pavesi (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  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 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.
  3. 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). Retained for Baker for 1972 as teammate to Ron Grable in a new TS11 the team did not reappear after Grable crashed his TS11 at R2 Edmonton 4 Jun 1972 and went bust at some point during the year. Both cars to Gus Hutchison and the TS8 was entered by Hutchison's HRE (Dallas, TX) for Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) US 1973. Ran a full season, with a best finish of ninth in the final race. Advertised by Hutchison (Dallas, TX) in Autoweek 22 Sep 1973 and later 7 Dec 1974: "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.
  4. 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 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.
  5. 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"
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. March 725 [1] (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. Finally sold to Richard Taylor (Rishton, Lancashire) in August 2014.
  9. 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.

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.