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L&M F5000 Championship Race

Riverside, 29 Apr 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Brian Redman Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#66 Steed (see note 1)
40 51:28.873
118.413 mph
$17250
2 Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#0 Winston Delta (see note 2)
40 51:43.32
$9750
3 Tony Adamowicz Lola T330 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#73 Carling/RWR [Roy Woods Racing]
(see note 3)
40
$5500
4 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan/Haggar (see note 4)
40
$3500
5 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#8 Marathon (see note 5)
40
$3000
6 Brett Lunger Lola T330 [HU12] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#9 Hogan/Haggar (see note 6)
40
$3350
7 Max Stewart Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Stewart Motors (see note 7)
40
$2550
8 Eppie Wietzes Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#94 Formula Racing (see note 8)
40
$1600
9 Gus Hutchison March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8
#51 HRE (see note 9)
40
$1450
10 Bob Muir Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Jones-Eisert/Muir Motors [Chuck Jones/Jerry Eisert]
(see note 10)
39
$1300
11 John Gunn March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8
#39 Crane (see note 11)
39
$1150
12 Bob Lazier March 73A [4] - Chevrolet V8
#12 - (see note 12)
39
$1000
13 Skeeter McKitterick Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
#42 AME/Pacific Dev./College
37
$900
14 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
#4 Flickinger (see note 13)
37
$900
15 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Raney
37
$800
16 Merle Brennan McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Brennan Automotive
36
$800
17 Frank Matich Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8
#3 Earley
34
$1300
18 Johnnie Walker Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
(see note 14)
33 accident $700
19 Evan Noyes McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Noyes (see note 15)
27 mechanical $700
20 Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8
#23 Hone Overdrive
25 blown engine $700
21 Jon Woodner McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#30 Cuddy Racing (see note 16)
16 rear end $700
22 Skip Barber March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Mason Racing
13 mechanical $700
23 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#1 - (see note 17)
11 overheating $700
24 Jerry Grant Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Jones-Eisert/KBIG [Chuck Jones/Jerry Eisert]
9 overheating $700
DNSF Mark Waco Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Justice Brothers
Did not start final
DNQH Don Inferrera Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#14 D & A
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 2)
DNQH Steve Pieper Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8
#18 Heishman BMW Motors
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 1)
DNQH Harry Ingle McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8
#32 McKaughn
Did not qualify from heats
(17th in Heat 1)
DNQH Len Guneau Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8
#35 Welcome Home POW's
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 2)
DNQH Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Bosch
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 2)
DNQH Doug Barrow Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#46 Calypso Motorhomes
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 2)
DNQH Eddie Miller Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#47 RPMM
Did not qualify from heats
(18th in Heat 2)
DNQH Micky Fowler McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
#78 Fowler
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 1)
DNQH Michael Brockman Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8
#87 Page Racing (see note 18)
Did not qualify from heats
(14th in Heat 2)
DNQH John F Ransom Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#89 Ransom
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNS Bob McGinty McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#50 McGinty Imports
Did not start
DNS Syd Demovsky Surtees TS8 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#52 HRE (see note 19)
Did not start
DNS Gregg Peterson Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#86 Peterson
Did not start
T Frank Matich Matich A51 [006] - Repco Holden V8
(Only used in practice)
T Brian Redman Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 20)
(Only used in practice)
UNKE Derek Bell McLaren M19C [2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Motschenbacher Racing
On entry list
UNKE John Gimbel Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
#13 John Gimbel Racing
On entry list
UNKE Jerry Hansen Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
#44 Hansen
On entry list
UNKE Dave Eshelman Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#49 McGinty Imports
On entry list
UNKE Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Kevin Bartlett Racing (see note 21)
On entry list
UNKE Jim Sarich McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#56 Quicksilver Racing (see note 22)
On entry list
UNKE Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford Boss 302 Falconer & Dunn V8
#69 Eglinton
On entry list
UNKE Arlon J. Koops Eisert - Chevrolet V8
#85 Solazure Eisert Special
On entry list
DNA Phil Palm Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Palm-Pohl
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman2430:45.835118.893 mph
2Jody Scheckter24
3Frank Matich24
4David Hobbs24
5Johnnie Walker23
6Gus Hutchison23
7Skip Barber23
8Eppie Wietzes23
9Skeeter McKitterick23
10Merle Brennan22
11Warren Flickinger22
12John F Ransom21
13Graham McRaeRetired
14Jerry GrantRetired
15Micky FowlerRetired
16Steve PieperRetired
17Harry IngleRetired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brett Lunger2430:49.660118.640 mph
2Max Stewart24
3Peter Gethin24
4John Gunn24
5Tony Adamowicz24
6Bob Lazier24
7Evan Noyes23
8Tony Settember23
9Jon Woodner23
10Gerard Raney22
11Mark Waco22
12Len Guneau22
13Don Inferrera21
14Michael Brockman14
15Horst KrollRetired
16Doug BarrowRetired
17Bob MuirRetired
18Eddie MillerRetired
Qualifying
1 Jody Scheckter (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:15.522
2 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU12] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1:15.615
3 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:15.785
4 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8 1:15.891
5 Frank Matich(T) (F5000) 5-litre Matich A51 [006] - Repco Holden V8 1:16.120
6 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.501
7 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.788
8 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:16.692
9 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1:17.216
10 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.340
11 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8 1:17.371
12 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8 1:17.458
13 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.587
14 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.594
15 Brian Redman(T) (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1:18.127
16 Bob Lazier (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [4] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.173
17 Johnnie Walker (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1:18.320
18 Eddie Miller (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.411
19 Jerry Grant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.421
20 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.853
21 Steve Pieper (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8 1:18.935
22 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.081
23 Harry Ingle (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8 1:19.365
24 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.470
25 Skip Barber (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.792
26 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8 1:20.825
27 Micky Fowler (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.490
28 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1:21.738
29 Skeeter McKitterick (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.743
30 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.144
31 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 1:22.322
32 Mark Waco (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.834
33 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.430
34 Doug Barrow (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.370
35 Gregg Peterson * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1:25.826
36 Don Inferrera (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1:26.372
37 John F Ransom (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1:28.190
38 Len Guneau (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8 1:28.222
39 Bob McGinty * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1:49.592
40 Syd Demovsky * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [003] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU8] (Brian Redman): 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
  2. Trojan T101 [103] (Jody Scheckter): See full history: Trojan T101/103.
  3. Lola T330 [HU10] (Tony Adamowicz): See full history: Lola T330 HU10.
  4. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  5. 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.
  6. Lola T330 [HU12] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  7. 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
  8. Lola T330 [HU11] (Eppie Wietzes): See full history: Lola T330 HU11.
  9. March 73A [3] (Gus Hutchison): See full history: March 73A/1.
  10. Lola T330 [HU4] (Bob Muir): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  11. 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.
  12. March 73A [4] (Bob Lazier): See full history: March 73A/4.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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
  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. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. Lola T330 [HU14] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T330 HU14.
  21. 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
  22. 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).

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.