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Road America Grand Prix

Road America, 16 Jul 1972

Aggregate ResultsPointsLaps Winnings
1 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#66 Crown Lynn
38 + 28 = 66 pts $20,000
2 Sam Posey Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Champ Carr Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA
33 + 21 = 54 pts $11,000
3 Derek Bell McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#81 Sid Taylor, Dublin, Ireland
30 + 19 = 49 pts $6,000
4 Bob Muir Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Robert Muir Motors, Sydney, Australia
(see note 1)
19 + 25 = 44 pts $4,000
5 Brett Lunger Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8
#6 Hogan Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo
26 + 17 = 43 pts $2,000
6 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8
#5 Gene Mason Racing, Philadelphia, PA
7 + 33 = 40 pts $1,500
7 John Morton Lotus 70B [01] - Ford V8
(see note 2)
24 + 14 = 38 pts $1,000
8 Colin Hyams Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#7 driver (see note 3)
18 + 16 = 34 pts $600
9 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#15 driver (see note 4)
17 + 15 = 32 pts $500
10 Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing Ent., Newport Beach, CA
28 + 4 = 32 pts $400
11 Evan Noyes Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 driver (see note 5)
21 + 9 = 30 pts $300
12 Howie Fairbanks McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Lightweight Eng, St Paul, Minn/Red Barn/Fighting S
16 + 11 = 27 pts $300
13 Eppie Wietzes Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing, Toronto, Ontario
3 + 23 = 26 pts $300
14 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
13 + 12 = 25 pts $300
15 Randy Johnston Lola T192 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
11 + 13 = 24 pts $300
16 Allan Lader McLaren M18 [500-06-2] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Pacifico Inc, Gresham, Oregon
(see note 6)
20 + 3 = 23 pts $300
17 Jerry Hansen Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#44 driver
15 + 7 = 22 pts $300
18 John Gunn Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#39 John Gunn Racing, Miami, FL
22 + 0 = 22 pts $300
19 Michael Yarbrough McKee Mk 12D - Chevrolet V8
#53 driver
8 + 8 = 16 pts $300
20 Brian Redman Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8
#80 Sid Taylor, Dublin, Ireland
(see note 7)
10 + 5 = 15 pts $300
21 Tony Dean McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#8 driver (see note 8)
14 + 0 = 14 pts  
22 Horst Kwech Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Weston Mollica Racing, Libertyville, IL
2 + 10 = 12 pts  
23 Carmon Solomone McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#83 L. S. Racing Woodridge, Ill
12 + 0 = 12 pts  
24 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario
9 + 2 = 11 pts  
25 George Follmer Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8
#16 Roy Woods Racing, North Ridge, CA
(see note 9)
4 + 6 = 10 pts  
26 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26 driver
6 + 0 = 6 pts  
27 John Cannon March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8
#38 Motor Racing Equip. Inc., Santa Ana, CA
(see note 10)
5 + 1 = 6 pts  
28 David Hobbs Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Hogan Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo
1 + 0 = 1 pt  
DNS Gus Hutchison Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#51 Hutchison Racing Engines, Inc., Dallas, Texas
Did not start
DNS Sandy Shepard Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8
#59 driver
Did not start
DNS Tony Palumbo McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#62 Palumbo Lees Research, Toledo, Ohio
Did not start
DNS Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Eisert Jones Racing, Costa Mesa, CA
Did not start
DNS Ludwig Heimrath Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Heimrath Racing, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
(see note 11)
Did not start
DNSC Rocky Moran Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#35 Champ Carr Inc., San Juan Capistrano, CA
Did not start (crashed)
T/C Brett Lunger Lola T300 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Hogan Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo
(Crashed in practice)
UNKE Roger Bighouse Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Joel Samuels Racing, Mayfield Village, Ohio
On entry list
UNKE Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8
#23 Torvick Hone-O-Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
On entry list
UNKE Chris Cook Surtees TS5 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Cook Racing Co., Holland, Texas
On entry list
UNKE Chuck Parsons Eagle Mk 5 [504] - Chevrolet V8
#42 Uecker Racing, Monroe, Michigan
On entry list
UNKE Ed Felter Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#47 Blue Magic Corp, Long Beach, CA
On entry list
UNKE John Stringer Lola T190 [190/F1/10?] - Chevrolet V8
#48 Road Sport Inter., Ann Arbor, Mich.
On entry list
UNKE Mike Davis McLaren M1B/FA - Chevrolet V8
#49 Michael Davis, Indianapolis, Ind
On entry list
UNKE William Schweiger Marnita Mk1A - Ford V8
#50 Marnita Fuel Tanks For Racing, Glenwood, IL
On entry list
UNKE Pete Sherman Lola T192 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
#52 driver
On entry list
UNKE Dick DeJarld McKee Mk 18 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
#58 DeJarld Racing, Joliet, Ill
(see note 12)
On entry list
UNKE Larry McNeil Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64 Badget Racing, Worth, Ill (see note 13)
On entry list
UNKE Michael Brockman Lola T190 [190/F1/18] - Chevrolet V8
#87 driver
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Graham McRae2453:45.547107.135 mph
2Sam Posey2453:57.479
3Derek Bell24
4Lothar Motschenbacher24
5Brett Lunger24
6John Morton24
7John Gunn24
8Evan Noyes24
9Allan Lader23
10Bob Muir23
11Colin Hyams23
12Warren Flickinger23
13Howie Fairbanks22
14Jerry Hansen20Retired
15Tony Dean18Retired
16Horst Kroll18
17Carmon Solomone17
18Randy Johnston14Retired
19Brian Redman13Retired
20Bill Brack12Retired
21Michael Yarbrough11
22Skip Barber7Retired
23Gerard Raney7Retired
24John Cannon5Retired
25George Follmer5Retired
26Eppie Wietzes5Retired
27Horst Kwech3Retired
28David Hobbs2Retired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Skip Barber2452:59.740108.688 mph
2Graham McRae2453:15.243
3Bob Muir24
4Eppie Wietzes24
5Sam Posey24
6Derek Bell24
7Brett Lunger24
8Colin Hyams23
9Warren Flickinger23
10John Morton22
11Randy Johnston22
12Horst Kroll20Retired
13Howie Fairbanks19Retired
14Horst Kwech18
15Evan Noyes15Retired
16Michael Yarbrough12Retired
17Jerry Hansen6Retired
18George Follmer6Retired
19Brian Redman5Retired
20Lothar Motschenbacher5Retired
21Allan Lader5retired - accident
22Bill Brack4Retired
23John Cannon0Retired
Qualifying
1 Skip Barber (F1) 3-litre March 711 [5] - Cosworth DFV V8 2:11.855 2:08.610
2 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 2:11.444 2:09.211
3 Kevin Bartlett * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 2:13.738 2:09.437
4 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 725 [1] - Oldsmobile RES V8 2:11.779 2:09.656
5 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 2:13.635 2:09.907
6 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet V8 2:10.949 2:09.989
7 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 2:11.113 2:10.019
8 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 2:12.184 2:10.273
9 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 2:11.233 2:10.349
10 George Follmer (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [03] - Ford V8 2:10.984
11 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8 2:10.993
12 Gus Hutchison * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 2:13.519. 2:11.347
13 Lothar Motschenbacher (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 2:13.915 2:11.458
14 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [001] - Chevrolet Morand V8 2:11.479
15 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Leda LT27 [002] - Chevrolet V8 2:12.650 2:11.558
16 Derek Bell (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 2:12.403 2:12.136
17 Horst Kwech (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8 2:14.203 2:13.028
18 Allan Lader (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-06-2] - Chevrolet V8 2:13.351
19 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [01] - Ford V8 2:15.313 2:13.468
20 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 2:16.618 2:13.685
21 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 2:13.747
22 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8 2:13.863
23 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet V8 2:14.527 2:14.375
24 Rocky Moran * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 2:14.606
25 Sandy Shepard * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU2] - Pontiac V8 2:15.073
26 Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8 2:20.303 2:17.134
27 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 2:19.680 2:18.920
28 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 2:21.128 2:19.882
29 Randy Johnston (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8 2:25.194
30 Howie Fairbanks (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 2 :26.275 2:25.412
31 Carmon Solomone (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 2:28.362
32 Michael Yarbrough (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12D - Chevrolet V8 2:43.366 2:29.211
33 Tony Palumbo * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 2:30.675
34 Ludwig Heimrath * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 66 [205 (?)] - Chevrolet V8 3:05.559
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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"
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. McLaren M18 [500-06-2] (Allan Lader): See full history: McLaren M18 500-06.
  7. 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.
  8. McLaren M14A [2] (Tony Dean): See full race history: McLaren M14A/2.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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).
  12. 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.
  13. 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

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.