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SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round

Watkins Glen, 14 Jul 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
30 51:16.285
118.56 mph
2 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
30 51:29.850
3 Eppie Wietzes Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
30 51:55.948
4 Graham McRae Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
29
5 Sam Posey Talon MR-1 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
29
6 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
29
7 Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
28
8 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
28
9 Tony Settember Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
28
10 Mike Mosley Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
[Lodestar/Leader Cards] (see note 7)
27 Retired
11 Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
27
12 Brett Lunger Eagle 74A [002] - Chevrolet V8
26 retired
13 Robert Fischetti FA 101 - Chevrolet V8
26
14 Thomas C. Jones McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 8)
26
15 Dan Furey Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8
(see note 9)
25
16 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8
23
17 James Hawes Lola T330 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
16
18 Bill Tempero March 73A [4-2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 11)
Retired
19 Brad Blankenship Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
20 David Hobbs Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing] (see note 12)
Retired
21 John Gunn March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)
Retired
22 John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 14)
retired
23 Jon Woodner Talon MR-1 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
24 Randy Johnston McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 15)

DNQH Nestor Garcia Veiga Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 1)
DNS Rodney Green Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8
Did not start
DNSC Johnny Rutherford Lola T332 [HU43] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing] (see note 16)
Did not start (crashed)
T Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 17)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti1525:58.563117.00 mph
2David Hobbs1526:43.022
3Sam Posey1526:48.615
4Evan Noyes1526:53.057
5John Gunn1527:50.067
6Roger Bighouse14
7Bill Tempero14
8Brad Blankenship14
9James Hawes
10Thomas C. Jones12
11Nestor Garcia VeigaRetired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman1525:58.822116.98 mph
2Eppie Wietzes1526:09.751
3Graham McRae1526:22.647
4Brett Lunger1526:33.417
5Horst Kroll14
5Tony Settember1527:33.031
6Mike Mosley14
7Roger Bighouse
8Gerard Raney14
9Dan Furey14
10Robert Fischetti13
11John Benton12
12Elliot Forbes-RobinsonRetired
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:40.515
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8 1:42.675
3 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:44.006
4 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8 1:44.723
5 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1:45.277
6 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8 1:45.601
7 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8 1:46.185
8 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8 1:46.503
9 Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1:48.059
10 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8 1:48.783
11 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:49.542
12 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:53.503
13 Bill Tempero (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [4-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:54.521
14 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [002] - Chevrolet V8 1:54.852
15 James Hawes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1:56.407
16 Gerard Raney (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8 1:57.816
17 Thomas C. Jones (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1:58.389
18 Dan Furey (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC 304 ci Traco V8 1:58.434
19 Rodney Green * (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8 2:00.573
20 Robert Fischetti (F5000) 5-litre FA 101 - Chevrolet V8 2:00.911
21 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8 2:01.862
22 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 2:09.262
23 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8 no time
24 Randy Johnston (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8 no time
25 Brad Blankenship (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 no time
26 Mike Mosley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU29] (Mario Andretti): See full history: Lola T332 HU29.
  2. Lola T332 [HU42] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU42.
  3. Lola T332 [HU31] (Eppie Wietzes): See full history: Lola T332 HU31.
  4. Lola T332 [HU41] (Graham McRae): See full history: Lola T332 HU41.
  5. Lola T332 [HU32] (Evan Noyes): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  6. 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.
  7. Lola T332 [HU44] (Mike Mosley): See full history: Lola T332 HU44.
  8. McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] (Thomas C. Jones): Bought by Tom Jones in the autumn of 1972 from Fred Opert as a kit, and built up by Jones and his father. Raced in the US series in 1973 and 1974. Sold to the father of Vic Todia (Parma Heights, OH) who raced in SCCA and 'Pro' events in 1976 and then SCCA events in 1977 and 1978. Acquired by Len Arnold (Greeley, Colorado) 1989, who restored the car and sold it to McLaren collector Harry Mathews in November 1990. Sold to Kiwi Tony Roberts (Auckland, New Zealand) to race in the 2007/08 F5000 Tasman Revival series. Sold to Tim Rush (Feilding, NZ), and raced in the 2009/10 Revival series. Later damaged at Hampton Downs in January 2015. More information about McLaren M22 M22-3-72
  9. Lola T330 [HU19] (Dan Furey): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  10. Lola T330 [HU7] (James Hawes): See full history: Lola T330 HU7.
  11. March 73A [4-2] (Bill Tempero): See full history: March 73A/4.
  12. Lola T332 [HU30] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T332 HU30.
  13. 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.
  14. Lola T330 [HU26] (John Benton): See full history: Lola T330 HU26.
  15. McRae GM1 [005] (Randy Johnston): See full history: McRae GM1/005.
  16. Lola T332 [HU43] (Johnny Rutherford): See full history: Lola T332 HU43.
  17. Lola T332 [HU35] (Mario Andretti): See full history: Lola T332 HU35.

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.