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L&M F5000 Championship Race

Laguna Seca, 6 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#0 Taylor-Entin Racing (see note 1)
45 45:57.54
111.60 mph
2 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#8 Marathon/Douglas Shierson Racing
(see note 2)
45 45:59.84
3 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#10 Hogan Racing, Ltd. (see note 3)
45
4 Gus Hutchison March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8
#51 Hutchison Racing Engines Inc
(see note 4)
45
5 Eppie Wietzes Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#94 Formula Racing (see note 5)
45
6 Brett Lunger Lola T330 [HU12] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#9 Hogan Racing, Ltd. (see note 6)
45
7 Jon Woodner McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#30 Cuddy Racing Inc. (see note 7)
43
8 Eddie Miller Lola T330 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#47 Team RPMM Racing (see note 8)
43
9 Skip Barber March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Gene Mason Racing
43
10 Steve Pieper Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8
#18 Pieper & Pieper
42
11 Kevin Bartlett Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Carl A. Haas Racing Teams Inc.
(see note 9)
41 Retired
12 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Merle Brennan Auto Inc
41
13 Syd Demovsky Surtees TS8 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#52 Hutchison Racing Engines Inc
(see note 10)
39
14 Michael Brockman Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8
#87 Page Racing (see note 11)
39
15 Max Stewart Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Max Stewart Motors (see note 12)
36
16 Doug Barrow Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#46 Doug Barrow Racing
35
17 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll
33
18 Bob Lazier March 73A [4] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Robert T. Lazier (see note 13)
retired
19 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#1 STP (see note 14)
retired
20 Tony Adamowicz Lola T330 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#73 Roy Woods Racing Inc (see note 15)
Retired
21 Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8
#23 Hone Overdrive Sales Co
Retired
22 Bob Muir Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Jones-Eisert Racing [Chuck Jones/Jerry Eisert]
(see note 16)
Retired
23 Frank Matich Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8
#3 Earley Racing Enterprises Inc
Retired
24 Gary Burke Webster-Lizard (Eisert) 72 - Chevrolet V8
#76 John Kuenzil ("RNR Special")
Retired
DNQH Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 Warren A. Flickinger (see note 17)
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 2)
DNQH Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 D & A Racing
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 2)
DNQH Mark Waco Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Justice Brothers
Did not qualify from heats
(14th in Heat 1)
DNQH Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Gerard Raney
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 2)
DNQH Bob Allen Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8
#29 Bob Allen Race Engineering ('1968 Eagle')
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNQH Harry Ingle McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8
#32 Bob McKaughn
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 1)
DNQH Gregg Peterson Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#86 Peterson Formula Cars
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 1)
DNS John Gimbel Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
#13 John Gimbel Racing
Did not start
DNS Evan Noyes McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Evan Noyes (see note 18)
Did not start
DNS Phil Palm Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Phil Palm
Did not start
DNS John F Ransom Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#89 John F. Ransom, Jr
Did not start
DNSC John Gunn March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8
#39 The Race Shop (see note 19)
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Doug Dreager McLaren M10A [300-05-2] - Chevrolet V8
#81
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Skeeter McKitterick Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#42 Pacific Developments
On entry list
UNKE Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
#69 Eglinton Racing Ent.
On entry list
UNKE Bob Muir Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
#77 Jones-Eisert Racing [Chuck Jones/Jerry Eisert]
On entry list
UNKE Arlon J. Koops Eisert - Chevrolet V8
#85 Solazure IV Ltd.
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jody Scheckter3030:18.32112.85 mph
2David Hobbs3030:37.55
3Eppie Wietzes3030:59.07
4Max Stewart29
5Bob Muir29
6Jon Woodner29
7Tony Adamowicz28
8Tony Settember28
9Horst Kroll27
10Merle Brennan27
11Frank MatichRetired
12Bob AllenRetired
13Harry IngleRetired
14Mark WacoRetired
15Bob LazierRetired
16Gregg PetersonRetired
John F RansomDid not start
John GimbelDid not start
Phil PalmDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Peter Gethin3031:21.04109.09 mph
2Gus Hutchison3031:30.30
3Kevin Bartlett3031:48.70
4Skip Barber29
5Steve Pieper29
6Eddie Miller29
7Michael Brockman28
8Doug Barrow27
9Syd Demovsky27
10Gary Burke
11Gerard RaneyRetired
12Warren FlickingerRetired
13Don InferreraRetired
14Brett LungerRetired
15Graham McRaeRetired
Qualifying
1 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Morand V8 59.59s
2 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU12] - Chevrolet Morand V8 59.62s 59.62
3 Jody Scheckter (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8 59.86s 59.86
4 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 59.97s 59.97
5 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1m 00.25s 1:00.25
6 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1m 00.29s 1:00.29
7 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1m 01.20s 1:00.13
8 Bob Lazier (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [4] - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.31s 1:02.31
9 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1m 01.33s 1:01.57
10 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8 1m 01.34s 1:01.34
11 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8 1m 01.45s 1:01.45
12 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.72s 1:01.20
13 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.32s 1:01.82
14 John Gunn * (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8 1m 02.21s 1:02.05
15 Steve Pieper (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8 1m 03.10s 1:03.10
16 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.58s 1:03.58
17 Eddie Miller (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.87s 1:03.87
18 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8 1m 04.29s 1:04.29
19 Skip Barber (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 04.52s 1:00.48
20 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1m 05.26s 1:05.26
21 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.61s 1:05.61
22 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.86s 1:05.87
23 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 06.19s 1:06.19
24 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 06.19s 1:06.41
25 Doug Barrow (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.11s 1:07.11
26 Bob Allen (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.26s
27 Harry Ingle (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8 1m 07.78s 1:06.74
28 Mark Waco (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.83s
29 Don Inferrera (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.53s 1:08.53
30 Gregg Peterson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.74s 1:09.74
31 Syd Demovsky (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.42s 1:07.47
32 Gary Burke (F5000) 5-litre Webster-Lizard (Eisert) 72 - Chevrolet V8 1m 13.48s 1:13.48
33 John Gimbel * (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8 No time
34 Evan Noyes * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 No time
35 Phil Palm * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 No time
36 John F Ransom * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Trojan T101 [103] (Jody Scheckter): See full history: Trojan T101/103.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Peter Gethin): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.
  3. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  4. March 73A [3] (Gus Hutchison): See full history: March 73A/1.
  5. Lola T330 [HU11] (Eppie Wietzes): See full history: Lola T330 HU11.
  6. Lola T330 [HU12] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  7. McRae GM1 [008] (Jon Woodner): New to Cuddy Racing for Jon Woodner to race in the 1973 US series. Advertised in Autoweek 22 Dec 1973 by Carroll Smith, Bill Cuddy and Woodner. Subsequent history unknown but a tub with chassis plate 008 plus bodywork and wings acquired from Graham McRae by Dan Furey (Columbus, OH), built up and and raced by Furey in historics from 1994 to 1997. Sold in 2004 to Paul Hoey (Olympia, WA) who believed it may have been the Josef Scott car, not the Woodner car. Sold to Jay Esterer (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) July 2008, and raced in F5000 Tasman Revival series in New Zealand in January 2009. Sold February 2009 to Peter Burson (Auckland, New Zealand), also the owner of 003, and raced regularly by Aaron Burson (Auckland, New Zealand) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series almost every season from 2009/10 to 2017/18. More information about McRae GM1-008
  8. Lola T330 [HU9] (Eddie Miller): See full history: Lola T330 HU9.
  9. Lola T330 [HU8] (Kevin Bartlett): To Haas/Hall and developed by Jim Hall with revised bodywork, radiators and rear wing for Brian Redman in the 1973 US series. Then to Rogers Racing for Larry Harley in the 1974 US series. To Ken Smith (New Zealand) for the 1974/75 season, the New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976. To Chris Milton (South Australia) and raced in Australia from Sep 1977 to Sep 1978. To John Blanden 1978, and driven for him by Rob Butcher from 1979 to 1982. To Bib Stillwell 1988 for Australian historic racing. To Noel Robson (Melbourne, Australia) 1993, and raced in Australian historic racing for many years. More information about Lola T330 HU8
  10. Surtees TS8 [003] (Syd Demovsky): 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.
  11. Lola T300 [HU1-2] (Michael Brockman): New for Frank Gardner late UK 1971 season, then to Australia but crashed in practice for the Australian GP and the 1972 Tasman series. Sold to Gary Campbell for the end of the Tasman series, then the 1972 Australian Gold Star series. Traded to Carl Haas for a new Lola T330, and sold on to Mike Brockman in Florida for the 1973 US championship. Not seen in 1974. Subsequent history unknown. More information about Lola T300 HU1
  12. Lola T330 [HU1] (Max Stewart): Works car for Frank Gardner at the end of 1972, then to Max Stewart for the 1973 Tasman series, the 1973 US series, 1973 Australian Gold Star, 1974 Tasman, and 1974 Gold Star. Driven by David Oxton in the 1975 New Zealand Tasman races, then by Stewart for last two races of Tasman 1975 after he gave up on his Lola T400. Driven by John Leffler, Stewart and Paul Bernasconi during 1975. To Ian Adams (NSW, Australia) 1976, and raced until 1982. Sold by Adams to Darcy Russell (Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia) in 1988, and raced in historic racing from 1992 onwards. Appeared regularly at the VHRR Phillip Island Classic from 1997 to 2016, and in the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. More information about Lola T330 HU1
  13. March 73A [4] (Bob Lazier): See full history: March 73A/4.
  14. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  15. Lola T330 [HU10] (Tony Adamowicz): See full history: Lola T330 HU10.
  16. Lola T330 [HU4] (Bob Muir): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  17. 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.
  18. McRae GM1 [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
  19. March 73A [1] (John Gunn): Built for 1973 season (white). John Gunn: raced in US 1973, US 1974 (last race September 1974) - Les Hudelson mid-1974: raced by John Cannon US for the two Californian races in October 1974. Car then "put away"; retained by Hudelson in storage for nearly 20 years - Greg Wold (Maple Grove, MN) about 1993: restored to 1973 specification over next six years; raced in the SVRA series 2002. To Nick Smith (San Diego, CA) Feb 2007. To Roger Williams (New Zealand) Jan 2010. To Clark Proctor (Auckland, New Zealand) later in 2010 and raced in the Tasman Revival series in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.

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.