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L&M F5000 Championship Race

Michigan International Speedway, 20 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#0 Sid Taylor Racing (see note 1)
25 40:45.584
110.403 mph
2 Derek Bell Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Carl Haas Racing (see note 2)
25 40:58.725
3 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#8 Marathon/Shierson Racing (see note 3)
25
4 Max Stewart Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
25
5 Frank Matich Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8
#3 Earley Racing Ent. Inc.
25
6 Tony Adamowicz Lola T330 [HU10] - Chevrolet Woods V8
#73 Roy Woods Racing (see note 5)
25
7 Eppie Wietzes Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#94 Formula Racing (see note 6)
24
8 Johnnie Walker Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
(see note 7)
24
9 Bob Lazier Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet Bunce V8
#12 Lazier Racing (see note 8)
24
10 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [014] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#1 Graham McRae (see note 9)
24
11 Eddie Miller Lola T330 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
24
12 Harry Ingle McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8
#32 Bob McKaughn Racing
24
13 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 Warren A. Flickinger (see note 11)
23
14 Syd Demovsky Surtees TS8 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#52 H.R.E. Inc. (see note 12)
22
15 Evan Noyes McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#24 (see note 13)
21
16 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
16
17 Doug Barrow Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
10
18 Gordon Smiley McRae GM1 [011] - Chevrolet Williams V8
#21 Grand Touring Cars (see note 14)
Retired
19 Brett Lunger Lola T330 [HU12] - Chevrolet Traco V8
#9 Hogan Racing Ltd (see note 15)
retired
20 Steve Pieper Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8
#18 Pieper & Pieper
Retired
21 Jon Woodner McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
(see note 16)
retired
22 Bill Tempero Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
retired
23 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#10 Hogan Racing Ltd (see note 17)
retired
24 Bob Muir Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Jones-Eisert Racing [Chuck Jones/Jerry Eisert]
(see note 18)
Retired
DNSF Skip Barber March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#5 March/Gene Mason Racing
Did not start final
DNQH Roger Bighouse Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 1)
DNQH Dick DeJarld McKee Mk 18 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
#58 DeJarld Racing (see note 19)
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNS Howie Fairbanks McLaren M10A/M18 [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Lightweight Engineering
Did not start
DNS Gus Hutchison March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8
#51 H.R.E. Inc. (see note 20)
Did not start
DNP Mike Davis McLaren M1B/FA - Chevrolet V8
#53 Mike Davis
Did not take part in official practice
UNKE Mark Donohue Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8
#6 Penske Racing Ent. (see note 21)
On entry list
UNKE John Gimbel Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
#13 John Gimbel Racing
On entry list
UNKE Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 D & A Racing
On entry list
UNKE Dan Furey Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Furey Racing (see note 22)
On entry list
UNKE Ed Hinchliff Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#19 Hinchliff Racing Ent.
On entry list
UNKE Bryant Ingalls McLaren M10B [400-01] - Chevrolet V8
#40 Nagle Racing
On entry list
UNKE Skeeter McKitterick Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#42 AME (Div of Pac Devel)
On entry list
UNKE Jerry Hansen Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
#44 Jerry Hansen
On entry list
UNKE Dave Heinz Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
#45 Dave Heinz Racing
On entry list
UNKE Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Kevin Bartlett Racing (see note 23)
On entry list
UNKE Jim Sarich McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#56 Quicksilver Racing (see note 24)
On entry list
UNKE Chuck Sarich McRae GM1 [010] - Chevrolet V8
#57 Quicksilver Racing (see note 25)
On entry list
DNA Derek Bell McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing
Did not arrive
DNA John Gunn March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8
#39 Larry McNeil/Mairco (see note 26)
Did not arrive
DNA James Dunkel Chevron B24 [24-73-05] - Chevrolet V8
#41 Dunkel Racing (see note 27)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Jody Scheckter1727:16.166111.532 mph
2Derek Bell17
3Peter Gethin17
4Evan Noyes17
5Eppie Wietzes17
6Tony Adamowicz17
7Johnnie Walker
8Eddie Miller
9Brett Lunger16
10Warren Flickinger
11Horst Kroll
12Dick DeJarld
13Roger Bighouse
14Gordon SmileyRetired
15Doug BarrowRetired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs1728:05.693108.917 mph
2Max Stewart17
3Bob Muir17
4Jon Woodner17
5Bob Lazier17
6Harry Ingle17
7Steve Pieper16
8Graham McRae16
9Bill Tempero
10Skip BarberRetired
11Syd DemovskyRetired
Gus HutchisonDid not start
Frank MatichDid not start
Qualifying
1 Jody Scheckter (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:33.820
2 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1:34.701
3 Derek Bell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:35.257
4 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1:36.540
5 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:36.998
6 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1:37.266
7 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1:38.288
8 Gus Hutchison * (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8 1:38.511
9 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
10 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8 1:39.273
11 Gordon Smiley (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [011] - Chevrolet Williams V8 1:39.459
12 Harry Ingle (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8 1:39.7
13 Eddie Miller (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1:40.2
14 Bob Lazier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet Bunce V8 1:40.3
15 Johnnie Walker (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1:40.4
16 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1:40.6
17 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU10] - Chevrolet Woods V8 1:41.187
18 Steve Pieper (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8 1:43.9
19 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1:44.0
20 Syd Demovsky (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [003] - Chevrolet V8
21 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:47.1
22 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [014] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1:50.213
23 Dick DeJarld (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 18 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8 1:51.4
24 Bill Tempero (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1:51.2
25 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
26 Howie Fairbanks * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/M18 [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 1:52.25
27 Doug Barrow (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
28 Mike Davis * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M1B/FA - Chevrolet V8
29 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU12] - Chevrolet Traco V8
30 Skip Barber (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Trojan T101 [103] (Jody Scheckter): See full history: Trojan T101/103.
  2. Lola T330 [HU8] (Derek Bell): 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. Lola T330 [HU10] (Tony Adamowicz): See full history: Lola T330 HU10.
  6. Lola T330 [HU11] (Eppie Wietzes): See full history: Lola T330 HU11.
  7. Matich A50 [004] (Johnnie Walker): Bought by Johnny Walker, and fitted with the engine and transmission from his Elfin MR5. Raced by Walker in the 1972 Australian Gold Star, 1973 Australian Internationals, then to America for four races in the US series. To Jon Davison for the 1974 Australian Gold Star and 1975 Australian Internationals 1975 Australian Gold Star, 1976 Australian Internationals, 1976 Australian Gold Star, and 1977 Australian Internationals. To Bronwyn Taylor 1977 and raced in 1978 and 1979 - Geoff Munyard 1980 - leased to Kevin Leighton 1982 - Graham Stoll - Peter Brennan - Ziggy Schueller 1990 - Ken Smith (NZ) 1992 or 1993 - James Boult (NZ) 1996 - Russell Greer (NZ) 1996 - Richard Bendell (Australia) 2001 - Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) 2004 - Philip Lewis 2013.
  8. Lola T330 [HU20] (Bob Lazier): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  9. McRae GM1 [014] (Graham McRae): New for Graham McRae in 1973 and raced by him in the US series, in STP livery and entered as #1. The car was not a success and McRae was distracted by his Indy 500 campaign and his F1 debut. The car returned to England but was not sen again until advertised by dealer Derek Robinson (Frome, Somerset) in May 1975. Sold to Ian Stronach (Manchester) and raced in libre racing during 1976 and 1977, usually at Oulton Park and Aintree. Then to Larry Bradley late 1978, then to Ian Higgins in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Sold to the US where it reappeared with Ken Petrie at a F5000 reunion in May 2001. Sold to Jay Esterer (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in 2008, restored to its #1 STP livery and raced by him in historic racing in the US and in New Zealand. Damaged at Manfeild in November 2011 but repaired and raced by Esterer again in 2015. More information
  10. Lola T330 [HU9] (Eddie Miller): See full history: Lola T330 HU9.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. McRae GM1 [011] (Gordon Smiley): See full history: McRae GM1/011.
  15. Lola T330 [HU12] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  16. 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
  17. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  18. Lola T330 [HU4] (Bob Muir): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  19. 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.
  20. March 73A [3] (Gus Hutchison): See full history: March 73A/1.
  21. Lola T330 [HU19] (Mark Donohue): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  22. Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Dan Furey): 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"
  23. Lola T300 [HU16] (Kevin Bartlett): New to Kevin Bartlett and raced in 1972 Australian Gold Star and 1973 Tasman. Sold to Reg Cook (NZ) 1973, but later burnt out in a trailer fire. Some remains later from Reg Cook to David Manton (NZ) and used in reconstruction of T300 HU3. More information about Lola T300 HU16
  24. McRae GM1 [009] (Jim Sarich): Built for 1973 season. Quicksilver Racing (Rockville, MD) for Jim and Chuck Sarich: raced in US 1973 (debut Watkins Glen R5 17 Jun 1973), US 1974 (1 race: Laguna Seca); advertised Autoweek 26 Apr 1975 - Ted Wenz and Peter Marcovicci (of Marcovicci-Wenz Engineering) 1986: raced by Wenz in US vintage racing 1986-1998 - Stan Redmond (Christchurch, New Zealand) 2003. Retained 2004 and used in the F5000 Tasman Revival series in 2004 and 2006. To Alistair Hey (Christchurch) 2007, and used by Chris Hyde to win the 2007/08 F5000 Tasman Revival Series. To Steve Ross (Dunedin) 2009, who continued to run it in the F5000 Tasman Revival series (#5 orange).
  25. McRae GM1 [010] (Chuck Sarich): See full history: McRae GM1/010.
  26. 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.
  27. Chevron B24 [24-73-05] (James Dunkel): Built for 1973 season. Via Geoff Freeman to James Dunkel: intended for US 1973 - debut Road Atlanta 19 Aug - crashed in practice and destroyed. This car seems to have been rebuilt and sold to Mike Koslowski (see 'B24-73-05A' below) but a replacement car was also bought from Chevron (see 'B24-73-05B' below).

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.