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Riverside Grand Prix

Riverside, 24 Sep 1972

Aggregate ResultsPointsLaps Winnings
1 Brian Redman Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#80 Bobcor Performance/Sid Taylor Racing
(see note 1)
38 + 34 = 72 pts 76 $17,800
2 Sam Posey Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ Carr/Winston Delta Tires
33 + 29 = 62 pts 76 $10,150
3 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#66 S.T.P. Corporation
30 + 22 = 52 pts 76 $5,900
4 Gus Hutchison Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#51 Hutchison Racing Engines
28 + 18 = 46 pts 76 $3,500
5 Bob Muir Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Robert Muir Mtrs (see note 2)
22 + 24 = 46 pts 75 $2,000
6 John Gunn Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#39 John Gunn/Crane Cams
24 + 20 = 44 pts 75 $1,500
7 John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
[not on entry list] (see note 3)
26 + 16 = 42 pts 75 $1,925
8 Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Kevin Bartlett
19 + 15 = 34 pts 74 $700
9 Sandy Shepard Lola T300 [HU2-2] - Pontiac V8
#59 Sandy Shepard
20 + 13 = 33 pts 73 $450
10 Dave Jordan McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Chevrolet V8
[not on entry list]
16 + 14 = 30 pts 73 $350
11 Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8
#23 Torvic Hone-O Drive
21 + 9 = 30 pts 65  
12 Brett Lunger Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Hogan Racing Inc./Haggar Slacks
3 + 26 = 29 pts 39  
13 Evan Noyes Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Evan Noyes (see note 4)
18 + 10 = 28 pts 67  
14 Horst Kwech Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Wetson-Mollica Racing/Pepsi Cola
17 + 8 = 25 pts 69  
15 Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Blue Magic Corp.
11 + 12 = 23 pts 69  
16 Larry McNeil Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64 Venture Auto (see note 5)
14 + 6 = 20 pts 54  
17 Ludwig Heimrath Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8
[not on entry list] (see note 6)
12 + 7 = 19 pts 59  
18 Eppie Wietzes Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
2 + 17 = 19 pts 38  
19 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Merle Brennan Automotive
15 + 3 = 18 pts 35  
20 Gregg Peterson Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#86 Peterson Formula Cars
5 + 11 = 16 pts 53  
21 Bob Ferro Lola T192 [HU30?] - Chevrolet V8
Roy Woods Racing [not on entry list]
13 + 2 = 15 pts 35  
22 Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 D&A Racing
9 + 5 = 14 pts 47  
23 Benny Scott McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#32 Vanguard Racing
10 + 4 = 14 pts 38  
24 George Follmer Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8
#16 Roy Woods Racing/Agapiou Bros. Racing
(see note 7)
7 + 1 = 8 pts 29  
25 David Hobbs Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Hogan Racing Inc./Haggar Slacks
8 + 0 = 8 pts 29  
26 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Gerard Raney
6 + 0 = 6 pts 21  
27 Stuart Forbes-Robinson Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#58 J.B.M. Associates/L. Bruce Nole
4 + 0 = 4 pts 1  
28 Bob West Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8
#67 Jefferson Racing Enterprises
(see note 8)
1 + 0 = 1 pt 0  
DNS Allan Lader McLaren M18 [500-06-2] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Pacifico Inc (see note 9)
Did not start
DNS Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Mason Racing
Did not start
DNS Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Warren Flickinger (see note 10)
Did not start
DNS Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing/Bosch
Did not start
DNS Skeeter McKitterick Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Mike B. Koslowsky
Did not start
DNS Jerry Hansen Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Jerry Hansen/Midwest Federal
Did not start
DNS Bob Allen Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8
#49 Bob Allen Race Engineering
Did not start
UNKE Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Colin Hyams (see note 11)
On entry list
UNKE Len Guneau Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#13 American Racing West (see note 12)
On entry list
UNKE Calvin Rayborn Lola T190 - Chevrolet V8
#40 Cal Rayborn Enterprises
On entry list
UNKE Lou Pavesi McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#61 Lou Pavesi
On entry list
UNKE Micky Fowler McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#71 Larry M. Fowler
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman3849m 40s116.59 mph
2Sam Posey3850m 17.45s
3Graham McRae38
4Gus Hutchison38
5John Cannon38
6John Gunn37
7Bob Muir37
8Tony Settember37
9Sandy Shepard37
10Kevin Bartlett37
11Evan Noyes37
12Horst Kwech36no gas
13Dave Jordan36
14Merle Brennan35
15Larry McNeil35
16Bob Ferro35
17Ludwig Heimrath35
18Ed Felter35
19Benny Scott34
20Don Inferrera32
21David Hobbs29blown engine
22George Follmer29
23Gerard Raney21spun
24Gregg Peterson19transmission
25Stuart Forbes-Robinson1fuel pump
26Brett Lunger1spun
27Eppie Wietzes1spun
28Bob West1spun
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman3849m 32.89s116.88 mph
2Sam Posey3849m 34.56s
3Brett Lunger38
4Bob Muir38
5Graham McRae38
6John Gunn38
7Gus Hutchison38
8Eppie Wietzes38
9John Cannon37
10Kevin Bartlett37
11Dave Jordan37
12Sandy Shepard36
13Ed Felter35
14Gregg Peterson34
15Evan Noyes30
16Tony Settember28
17Horst Kwech28handling
18Ludwig Heimrath24spun
19Larry McNeil19retired - unknown
20Don Inferrera15unknown
21Benny Scott14flat tire
22Merle Brennan9accident
23Bob Ferro0accident
24George Follmer0accident
Qualifying
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.57
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.89
3 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.89
4 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1:16.27
5 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8 1:16.52
6 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.60
7 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.65
8 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.19
9 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 1:17.50
10 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.58
11 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.94
12 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.97
13 Horst Kwech (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.67
14 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.74
15 Sandy Shepard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU2-2] - Pontiac V8 1:19.41
16 Stuart Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8 1:19.83
17 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8 1:20.60
18 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1:21.19
19 Bob West (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8 1:21.53
20 Dave Jordan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [3 as '1'] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.97
21 Bob Ferro (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30?] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.40
22 Larry McNeil (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.50
23 Ludwig Heimrath (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.67
24 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.77
25 Ed Felter (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8 1:24.21
26 Benny Scott (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1:24.22
27 Gregg Peterson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1:24.77
28 Don Inferrera (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1:30.06

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Brian Redman): 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. 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. Lotus 70B [02] (Bob West): Jefferson Racing Enterprises (from Lotus in kit form) for Bob West, one of a small number of African American drivers in road racing at that time: US 1972 (Boss Ford): R6 Road Atlanta 20 Aug 1972 (Q24) and R8 Riverside 24 Sep 1972 (Q19). Crashed on the second lap at Riverside, hitting Lunger's Lola and damaging the front left suspension and tub. Advertised by Roland Jefferson (Los Angeles, CA) Autoweek 28 Oct 1972: "damaged at Riverside". To Bruce Russell (Estacada, OR): racing history unknown except for a SCCA Regional at Riverside 26 May 1974. Advertised by Russell "70B - Boss 302" on 16 Oct 1976. Sold to Dave Edgar (Eugene, OR) late 1970s. To Dave Swigler (Florida) 1988: raced at the Walter Mitty event in April 1988 and then regularly to the end of the 1993 season after which it was unused for five seasons. Raced again by Swigler from 1999 up to Mitty 02 in July 2002. Retained by Swigler until sold, together with Swigler's Shadow and Surtees F1 cars, to Harin De Silva and sold on by him to David Arrowsmith (Christchurch, New Zealand) in July 2011. Raced in the 2011-12 Tasman Revival series in NZ and David is planning to compete again in the 2013-14 season.
  9. McLaren M18 [500-06-2] (Allan Lader): See full history: McLaren M18 500-06.
  10. 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.
  11. 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"
  12. 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.

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: #4 (Gregg Young's Surtees TS7 at Watkins Glen) , #8 (Tony Dean's McLaren M14A once earlier in the season), #9 (Jim Dittemore's Lola T192 at Riverside, Peter Sherman's Lola T192 at Lime Rock), #11 (usually Lothar Motschenbacher's McLaren M18), #12 (Jack Eiteljorg's Lola T192 earlier in the year), #21 (Dave Jordan's Eagle and McLaren M14A earlier in 1972), #22 (Jim Paul's LeGrand at Riverside), #28 (Mike Brayton's Eagle at Riverside), #31 (unused in 1972 but on Randy Blessing's Lola T142 in 1971), #33 (previously Clive Baker's Corsair Racing Surtees TS8), #35 (previously Rocky Moran's Champ Carr Surtees TS8), #69 (Bruce Eglinton's Lotus 70B at Riverside) and #98 (John Cannon's March 725 at Riverside; Bob Stanford's McKee at Watkins Glen). Jordan and Cannon are two of four drivers to appear in the results but not on the entry list so may be #21 and #98. Also present were Bob Ferro in his Lola T192, his only know appearance, and Ludwig Heimrath who had been #74 and #75 on his previous appearances. The program has indicated the cars that didn't start but has colours against some of them (#2 Lader Blue; #5 Barber Red; #15 Flickinger White; #37 Kroll Yellow; #43 McKitterick White; #44 Hansen Orange and #49 Allen Red) which implies those cars must have been present. #7 Hyams, #13 Guneau, #61 Pavesi and #71 Fowler are marked in the same way but without a colour. Curiously, Cal Rayborn is marked with a tick as are all the known starters. So Rayborn might have come closest to starting of all these unknown entries.