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SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round

Mid-Ohio, 10 Aug 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
42 1.04:51.700
93.24 mph
2 Al Unser Lola T332 [HU35-2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
42 1.05:18.900
3 David Hobbs Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing] (see note 3)
42
4 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN6 [2A] - Chevrolet V8
#0
42
5 Vern Schuppan Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
41
6 Warwick Brown Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
41
7 David E. 'Tuck' Thomas Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
41
8 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
40
9 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
40
10 John Morton Lola T400 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
40
11 Horst Kroll March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
40
12 Bob Nagel Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
40
13 Jon Woodner Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
39
14 John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 8)
37
15 Danny Ongais Lola T400/T332 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
37
16 Dan Gardner Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 9)
37
17 John Cannon March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8
34
18 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
Retired
19 Eppie Wietzes Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 11)
retired
20 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
Retired
21 Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)
Retired
22 BJ Swanson Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 14)
Retired
DNSF Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 15)
Did not start final
DNQH Jerry Karl Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 16)
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 1)
DNQH Michael Brockman Rassey 74 - Chevrolet V8
(see note 17)
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 1)
DNQH Bert Kuehne Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 2)
DNS Gordon Johncock Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 18)
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti2129:23.906102.86 mph
2Al Unser2129:54.406
3Jackie Oliver21
4BJ Swanson21
5Vern Schuppan21
6Evan Noyes21
7Jon Woodner
8John Morton
9John Cannon
10Horst Kroll
11Jerry KarlRetired
12Dan GardnerRetired
13Michael BrockmanRetired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman2129:47.769101.49 mph
2Elliot Forbes-Robinson2129:49.869
3Eppie Wietzes
4Warwick Brown
5David E. 'Tuck' Thomas
6John Benton
7John Gunn
8David HobbsRetired
9Roger BighouseRetired
10Arlon J. KoopsRetired
11Bob NagelRetired
12Danny OngaisRetired
13Bert KuehneRetired
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.058
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.347
3 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU35-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.871
4 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:24.418
5 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6 [2A] - Chevrolet V8 1:24.776
6 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400M [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1:24.990
7 BJ Swanson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8 1:25.201
8 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8 1:25.308
9 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.097
10 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:26.132
11 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.815
12 David E. 'Tuck' Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:27.062
13 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:27.075
14 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:28.028
15 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 1:28.244
16 Danny Ongais (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400/T332 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:28.645
17 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.589
18 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.686
19 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.568
20 Bob Nagel (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.71
21 Gordon Johncock * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.424
22 Jerry Karl (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8 1:31.372
23 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:32.716
24 Dan Gardner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1:35.199
25 Arlon J. Koops (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1:36.845
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU45] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.
  2. Lola T332 [HU35-2] (Al Unser): See full history: Lola T332 HU35.
  3. Lola T332 [HU30] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T332 HU30.
  4. Lola T332 [HU47] (John Gunn): See full history: Lola T332 HU47.
  5. Lola T332 [HU51] (Evan Noyes): See full history: Lola T332 HU51.
  6. March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] (Horst Kroll): See full history: March 73A/3.
  7. Lola T332 [HU33] (Bob Nagel): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  8. Lola T330 [HU26] (John Benton): See full history: Lola T330 HU26.
  9. Lola T330 [HU11] (Dan Gardner): See full history: Lola T330 HU11.
  10. Lola T332 [HU29] (Mario Andretti): See full history: Lola T332 HU29.
  11. 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
  12. Lola T332 [HU48] (Elliot Forbes-Robinson): See full history: Lola T332 HU48.
  13. Lola T330 [HU20] (Arlon J. Koops): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  14. Lola T332 [HU42] (BJ Swanson): See full history: Lola T332 HU42.
  15. 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.
  16. Lola T332 [HU49] (Jerry Karl): See full history: Lola T332 HU49.
  17. Rassey 74 (Michael Brockman): First known appearance was at the Pro F5000 race at Road America in July 1975, where Mark Alderson drove. He was not slowest in practice, and improved each session to record a time 15% slower than pole position, but only marginally slower than some of the other Mid-West Division amateurs in a range of one-year-old and two-year-old Lolas. Alderson retired early in Heat 1. Mike Brockman took over the drive at Mid-Ohio a month later, but did not record a practice time and was the first retirement from Heat 1. A year later, Roger Bighouse drove the Rassey at Mid-Ohio and put in a much improved performance, qualifying 15th out of 21 in practice, but still 14% off pole, and finished both heats to be classified 15th overall. The car was not seen again but in 2003, Bruce Reimer got in touch to say he owned the car and was running in in vintage events in southern California.
  18. Lola T332 [HU44] (Gordon Johncock): See full history: Lola T332 HU44.

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.