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Monterey Grand Prix

Laguna Seca, 12 Oct 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Viceroy (see note 1)
50 49:55.61
114.16 mph
2 Al Unser Lola T332 [HU35-2] - Chevrolet V8
#51 Viceroy/Hilton (see note 2)
50 49:57.59
3 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Boraxo (see note 3)
50 50:11.98
4 Tony Brise Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
#64 Theodore Racing (see note 4)
50 50:29.05
5 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN6 [3A] - Dodge V8
#0 UOP
50 50:42.78
6 David Hobbs Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan Racing (see note 5)
50 50:45.46
7 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8
#33 Evel Knievel (see note 6)
50 50:46.08
8 Graham McRae Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Armour All (see note 7)
50 50:53.20
9 Warwick Brown Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#4 Norris Industries
49
10 John Cannon March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8
#9 J.G. Lane
49
11 Jon Woodner Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#91 Interscope
49
12 John Morton Lola T332 ['K2'] - Chevrolet V8
#56 Krinitt
48
13 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
#39 Racing Consultants (see note 8)
48
14 David E. 'Tuck' Thomas Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Lancer Stores
47
15 Danny Ongais Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Interscope/Bell Elec. (see note 9)
47
16 Randy Lewis Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Wrangler (see note 10)
46
17 John David Briggs Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8
#71 Briggs & Fodge (see note 11)
45
18 John Korn Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
#50 Pyett-Boone West (see note 12)
44
19 Steve Durst Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#96?
44
20 Skeeter McKitterick Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-05A] - Chevrolet V8
#30 AME Aero (see note 13)
43
21 Eppie Wietzes Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing (see note 14)
29 oil pressure
22 Vern Schuppan Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
#48 Jorgensen
28 right front suspension
23 Bob Allen Eagle 74A [002] - Chevrolet V8
#97 Manteca Motors
18 retired - unknown
24 Bob Nagel Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Thermo King (see note 15)
16 retired - unknown
25 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Eagle Creek (see note 16)
12 retired - unknown
26 Gary Wilson Lola T332 [HU52] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Sting Racing (see note 17)
10 retired - unknown
27 Gus Hutchison Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 18)
2 retired - unknown
28 Michael Brockman Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
#69 J. Levitt
2 retired - unknown
DNSF Dick Kantrud Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Gordon Oftedahl (see note 19)
Did not start final
DNRH Benny Scott Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Viceroy/Black Am. Racer (see note 20)
Retired/Did not restart heat
DNRH Bob Earl Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
#19 T.P. Racing (see note 21)
Retired/Did not restart heat
DNRH John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Formula Magazine (see note 22)
Retired/Did not restart heat
DNRH Bill Baker Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Barbara Baker (see note 23)
Retired/Did not restart heat
DNS Ron Dykes Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#13 Justice Brothers
Did not start
DNS Gordon Johncock Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Sinmast (see note 24)
Did not start
DNS Luis Di Palma Berta BA3 - Chevrolet V8
#65 der Wienerschntitzel
Did not start
DNS Garth Pollard Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#73?
Did not start
DNS Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Solazure IV (see note 25)
Did not start
DNS Rodney Green McRae GM1 [010] - Chevrolet V8
#95 Rodney Green Racing (see note 26)
Did not start
DNSC George Follmer Lance LSR1 - Chevrolet V8
#45 Kendall GT-1
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#18 Minutemen (see note 27)
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti2726:41.50115.31 mph
2Brian Redman27
3Tony Brise27
4John Morton27
5Eppie Wietzes27
6Jon Woodner26
7Danny Ongais26
8Bob Nagel25
9Gary Wilson
10Michael Brockmanretired - unknown
11Steve Durstretired - unknown
12Dick Kantrudretired - unknown
Randy LewisRetired/Did not restart heat
Benny ScottRetired/Did not restart heat
Bob EarlRetired/Did not restart heat
John BentonRetired/Did not restart heat
Bill BakerRetired/Did not restart heat
Gordon JohncockDid not start (no engine)
George FollmerDid not start (accident)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Al Unser2726:46.93114.92 mph
2Graham McRae27
3David Hobbs27
4Warwick Brown27
5Jackie Oliver27
6Elliot Forbes-Robinson27
7Vern Schuppan27
8Evan Noyes26
9John Cannon26
10John Gunn26
11David E. 'Tuck' Thomas26
12John Korn25
Benny Scottaccident
Bill Bakeraccident
Bob Earlaccident
John Bentonaccident
Gus Hutchison0Contact (Gunn)
Bob AllenUnknown (retired?)
John David BriggsUnknown (retired?)
Skeeter McKitterickUnknown (retired?)
Ron DykesUnknown (DNS?)
Garth PollardUnknown (DNS?)
Luis Di PalmaUnknown (DNS?)
Rodney GreenUnknown (DNS?)
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 58.267 57.774
2 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU35-2] - Chevrolet V8 59.149 58.279
3 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8 58.944
4 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.805 59.214
5 Tony Brise (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.123 59.354
6 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.144 59.556
7 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K2'] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.336 59.854
8 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:00.895 59.879
9 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.882 59.940
10 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.242 1:00.248
11 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:00.398 1:00.248
12 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6 [3A] - Dodge V8 1:00.523 1:00.265
13 Gordon Johncock * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.624 1:00.415
14 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.689
15 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.208 1:00.745
16 Bob Earl (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 1:00.996 1:00.714
17 Danny Ongais (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.092 1:00.746
18 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.653 1:01.113
19 Benny Scott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8 1:01.562 1:01.188
20 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1:03.301 1:01.432
21 Randy Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8 1:03.065 1:01.597
22 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.494 1:01.667
23 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8 1:07.097 1:02.051
24 David E. 'Tuck' Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:03.286 1:02.278
25 Bill Baker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8 1:03.745 1:02.634
26 John Korn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8 1:02.850 1:02.57
27 Bob Nagel (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1:03.325 1:03.071
28 Luis Di Palma * (F5000) 5-litre Berta BA3 - Chevrolet V8 1:03.214
29 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:03.325 1:03.301
30 John David Briggs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8 1:05.742 1:03.730
31 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.123
32 Ron Dykes * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.124
33 Gary Wilson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU52] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.466
34 Bob Allen (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [002] - Chevrolet V8 1:04.793
35 Arlon J. Koops * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1:07.125
36 Skeeter McKitterick (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-05A] - Chevrolet V8 1:07.266 1:05.55
37 Dick Kantrud (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:09.357
38 Rodney Green * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [010] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.536
39 George Follmer * (F5000) 5-litre Lance LSR1 - Chevrolet V8 1:24.258
40 Garth Pollard * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - 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 [HU35-2] (Al Unser): See full history: Lola T332 HU35.
  3. Lola T332 [HU45] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.
  4. Lola T332 [HU37] (Tony Brise): See full history: Lola T332 HU37.
  5. Lola T332 [HU30] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T332 HU30.
  6. Lola T332 [HU48] (Elliot Forbes-Robinson): See full history: Lola T332 HU48.
  7. Lola T332 [HU46] (Graham McRae): See full history: Lola T332 HU46.
  8. Lola T332 [HU47] (John Gunn): See full history: Lola T332 HU47.
  9. Lola T332 ['K3'] (Danny Ongais): Originally a car built up by Ed O'Brien's team on a new tub prior to the Long Beach Grand Prix in September 1975, for Danny Ongais to race, replacing the kitted T400 he'd used earlier in the season. This Long Beach monocoque was acquired from Ed O'Brien by Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2005, and was reskinned by Windelburn and built up as a complete car. Sold to Roger Williams (Auckland, NZ) in October 2007, and raced by Williams in the 2007/08 Tasman Revival series, the 2008 USA F5000 40th Anniversary Championship, the 2008/09 Tasman Revival and in the F5000 Tasman Revival support race at the Australian GP in March 2009. Raced by Williams in the series from 2009/10 to 2012/13. Sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, NZ) in 2015. More information about Lola T332 'K3 - the Ongais car'
  10. Lola T332 [HU39] (Randy Lewis): See full history: Lola T332 HU39.
  11. Lola T332 [HU50] (John David Briggs): See full history: Lola T332 HU50.
  12. Lola T330 [HU24] (John Korn): See full history: Lola T330 HU24.
  13. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-05A] (Skeeter McKitterick): All new except the nose - diassembled suggesting the tub had been rebuilt. Bought other necessary parts from Chevron. Mike Koslowski 1974: raced Skeeter McKitterick: raced in US 1974 (1 race - Riverside) and US 1975 (as "B24/28" - 3 races) ... Memphis or Texas owner ... Dan Johnson (first seen June Sprints 1977): raced in SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978; wrecked at Road Atlanta 1978 and replaced by ex-Gethin/Bighouse/McGonegle B24-73-02 (see above). Remains passed Johnson - Taylor - Haines - Anthony Taylor: retained 2001. Presumably the car in McKitterick livery and said to be "chassis 5A" later raced by Paul Campfield in UK historic racing.
  14. Lola T400M [HU9] (Eppie Wietzes): New to Eppie Wietzes (Thornhill, Ontario) and raced in the SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship in 1975 and early 1976. Retained by Wietzes until 1986 and used as show car by Canadian Tyre in mid-1980's. Sold to Horst Kroll and converted to Can-Am Frissbee specification as "Frissbee KR4" for Can-Am 1986 and CAT in 1987. Retained by Kroll until sold to Glenn Richards (Auckland, New Zealand) in mid-2010. Raced by Reg Cook in the 2010/11 F5000 Tasman Revival series, and then by Richards in the series every season from 2013/14 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T400 HU9
  15. Lola T332 [HU33] (Bob Nagel): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  16. Lola T332 [HU51] (Evan Noyes): See full history: Lola T332 HU51.
  17. Lola T332 [HU52] (Gary Wilson): See full history: Lola T332 HU52.
  18. Lola T330 [HU16] (Gus Hutchison): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  19. Lola T330/T332 [HU15] (Dick Kantrud): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  20. Lola T332 [HU53] (Benny Scott): See full history: Lola T332 HU53.
  21. Lola T330 [HU3] (Bob Earl): See full history: Lola T330 HU3.
  22. Lola T330 [HU26] (John Benton): See full history: Lola T330 HU26.
  23. Lola T332 [HU41] (Bill Baker): See full history: Lola T332 HU41.
  24. Lola T332 [HU44] (Gordon Johncock): See full history: Lola T332 HU44.
  25. Lola T330 [HU20] (Arlon J. Koops): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  26. McRae GM1 [010] (Rodney Green): See full history: McRae GM1/010.
  27. 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.

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.