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Monterey Grand Prix

Laguna Seca, 13 Oct 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
50 50m 42.21s
112.41 mph
2 James Hunt Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
50 51m 11.37s
3 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8
[Vel's Parnelli Jones/Viceroy] (see note 2)
50 51m 31.87s
4 Eppie Wietzes Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
49
5 Warwick Brown Lola T332 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
49
6 Jon Woodner Talon MR-1 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
49
7 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
49
8 Gus Hutchison March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
48
9 Johnny Rutherford Lola T330 [HU12-2] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing] (see note 7)
48
10 Graham McRae McRae GM2 [001] - Chevrolet V8
47
11 Jerry Grant Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 8)
47
12 Merle Brennan Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
47
13 John Morton Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 9)
45
14 Dan Furey Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8
(see note 10)
44
15 John Cannon March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 11)
Retired
16 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
Retired
17 Al Unser Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)
retired
18 Nestor Garcia Veiga Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 14)
Retired
19 David Hobbs Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing] (see note 15)
Retired
20 Brett Lunger Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
21 Ron Dykes Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
retired
22 Sam Posey Talon MR-1 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
23 Mike Mosley Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
[Lodestar/Agajanian/Leader Card]
(see note 16)
Retired
24 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
DNSF Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 17)
Did not start final
DNSF Robert Fischetti FA 101 - Chevrolet V8
Did not start final
DNSF Chuck Sarich McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 18)
Did not start final
DNSF Bill Baker Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8
Did not start final
DNQH Michael Brayton Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 1)
DNQH John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 19)
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 2)
DNQH Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNQH Skip Barber Talon MR-1 ['3'] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 2)
DNQH Larry Harley Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 20)
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 2)
DNQH Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 21)
Did not qualify from heats
(18th in Heat 1)
DNS Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Tony Settember Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 22)
Did not start
DNS Gary Matthews Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti2727:11.69
2James Hunt2727:24.13
3John Morton2727:53.49
4Warwick Brown2727:57.56
5Gus Hutchison26
6Johnny Rutherford26
7Merle Brennan26
8Jerry Grant26
9Chuck Sarich25
10Roger Bighouse24
11Michael Brayton24
12Horst Kroll20
13David HobbsRetired
14Graham McRaeRetired
15Jon WoodnerRetired
16Sam PoseyRetired
17John CannonRetired
18Arlon J. KoopsRetired
Tony SettemberDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman2727:17.31
2Eppie Wietzes2727:24.70
3Brett Lunger2727:25.61
4Al Unser2727:54.53
5Mike Mosley2728:08.13
6Nestor Garcia Veiga2728:12.75
7Elliot Forbes-Robinson26
8Dan Furey25
9Bill Baker25
10Robert Fischetti24
11John Benton18
12Ron DykesRetired
13Evan NoyesRetired
14John GunnRetired
15Skip BarberRetired
16Larry HarleyRetired
Vern SchuppanDid not start
Gerard RaneyDid not start
Gary MatthewsDid not start
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8 57.741
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8 58.177
3 James Hunt (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 58.886
4 Vern Schuppan * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 58.908
5 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 58.967
6 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8 59.516
7 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8 59.585
8 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8 59.647
9 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8 59.863
10 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.065
11 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.293
12 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.404
13 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.672
14 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.899
15 Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.087
16 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM2 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.349
17 Skip Barber (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['3'] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.620
18 Tony Settember * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8 1:01.889
19 Mike Mosley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.079
20 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.254
21 Johnny Rutherford (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU12-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.296
22 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.549
23 Jerry Grant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.605
24 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8 1:03.858
25 Ron Dykes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.436
26 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.498
27 Larry Harley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.627
28 Bill Baker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8 1:05.073
29 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:05.201
30 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:05.227
31 Chuck Sarich (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1:05.307
32 Dan Furey (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8 1:06.046
33 Michael Brayton (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8 1:06.620
34 Robert Fischetti (F5000) 5-litre FA 101 - Chevrolet V8 1:07.261
35 Arlon J. Koops (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1:07.425
36 Gary Matthews * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.898
37 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8 no time
38 Gerard Raney * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU42] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU42.
  2. Lola T332 [HU35] (Mario Andretti): See full history: Lola T332 HU35.
  3. Lola T332 [HU31] (Eppie Wietzes): See full history: Lola T332 HU31.
  4. Lola T332 [HU27] (Warwick Brown): See full history: Lola T332 HU27.
  5. Lola T332 [HU47] (John Gunn): See full history: Lola T332 HU47.
  6. March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] (Gus Hutchison): See full history: March 73A/3.
  7. Lola T330 [HU12-2] (Johnny Rutherford): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  8. Lola T332 [HU46] (Jerry Grant): See full history: Lola T332 HU46.
  9. Lola T332 [HU48] (John Morton): See full history: Lola T332 HU48.
  10. Lola T330 [HU19] (Dan Furey): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  11. March 73A [1] (John Cannon): 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. Lola T332 [HU51] (Evan Noyes): See full history: Lola T332 HU51.
  13. Lola T332 [HU41] (Al Unser): See full history: Lola T332 HU41.
  14. Lola T330 [HU24] (Nestor Garcia Veiga): See full history: Lola T330 HU24.
  15. Lola T332 [HU30] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T332 HU30.
  16. Lola T332 [HU44] (Mike Mosley): See full history: Lola T332 HU44.
  17. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Roger Bighouse): 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.
  18. McRae GM1 [009] (Chuck 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).
  19. Lola T330 [HU26] (John Benton): See full history: Lola T330 HU26.
  20. Lola T330 [HU8] (Larry Harley): 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
  21. Lola T330 [HU20] (Arlon J. Koops): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  22. Lola T332 [HU37] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.

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.