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SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship Round

Riverside, 17 Oct 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Al Unser Lola T332 ['K1'] - Chevrolet V8
#51 American Racing Wheels/Vel's Parnelli Jones
40 50:09.004
121.55 mph
2 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN6B [3A] - Dodge V8
#0 Phoenix Racing
40 50:21.7
3 Brian Redman Lola T332C [HU56] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Boraxo Haas
40
4 Alan Jones Lola T332C [HU61] - Chevrolet V8
#64 Theodore Racing
40
5 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#48 Jorgenson Steel (see note 1)
40
6 Warwick Brown Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Team VDS (see note 2)
39
7 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Mackinac Aviation (see note 3)
39
8 John Cannon March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Rapid Movements
38 lost wheel
9 Patrick Tambay Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#62 (see note 4)
38
10 Peter Gethin Chevron B37 [37-76-01] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Team VDS (see note 5)
37
11 Danny Ongais Lola T332C [HU60] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Interscope
36 blown engine
12 Teddy Pilette Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Team VDS (see note 6)
35
13 John Korn Lola T332C - Chevrolet V8
#50 Pyott-Boone
35
14 Hunter Harris Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78 Blue Eagle Racing
35
15 Brett Lunger Lola T332C - Chevrolet V8
#10 First National City Travelers Checks [Lola T332]
32 mechanical
16 John David Briggs Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8
#71 Briggs & Fodge (see note 7)
32
17 Skeeter McKitterick Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#30 AME (see note 8)
32 fluid leak
18 Bob Lazier Lola T330/T332 - Chevrolet V8
#12
27 rear end
19 Graham McRae McRae GM3 [01] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Hollywood General Studios/Bob Smith
26 mechanical
20 Rocky Moran Lola T332 [HU42?] - Chevrolet V8
#35 Linda Morgan (see note 9)
23 mechanical
21 Micky Fowler Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
#8 Pro-comp Productions
18 accident
22 Maurizio Flammini March 76A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#91 New Hero/Shierson Racing (see note 10)
7 half-shaft
23 Bob Earl Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
#19 Proformula Racing (see note 11)
7 mechanical
24 John Morton Lola T332 ['K2'] - Chevrolet V8
#46 Italia Motor Sports Design
6 overheating
25 Ed Polley Lola T332 ["76-13"] - Chevrolet V8
#13?
4 handling
26 Garth Pollard Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
#73 Pollard Lola
0 mechanical
DNQH Andy Ratcliffe Lance LSR1 - Chevrolet V8
#11 Warner Bros
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 2)
DNQH John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
#22 John Benton (see note 12)
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 2)
DNQH Dick Ferguson Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Burdick
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 2)
DNQH Michael Brockman Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
#69 Levitt Racing [Talon MR-1A]
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNS George Follmer Agapiou AG1 - Ford V8
Did not start
DNS Gary Matthews Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Justice Bros
Did not start
DNS Chuck Bartlebaugh Eagle 1970 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Bartlebaugh Eagle
Did not start
DNS Randy Lewis Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8
#28 Wrangler (see note 13)
Did not start
DNS Peter Papke Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8
#72 One-way Racing
Did not start
DNS Don Breidenbach Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8
#72 One-way Racing
Did not start
DNS Ron Dykes Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
#98 Mike Koslosky
Did not start
T John Cannon Agapiou AG1 - Ford V8
(Only used in practice)
UNKE Bill Baker Lola T332 [HU41-2] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Barbara Baker (see note 14)
On entry list
UNKE TBA Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#74 Hollywood General Studios/Bob Smith [Lola T332C]
(see note 15)
On entry list
UNKE Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Solazure (see note 16)
On entry list
UNKE Vittorio Brambilla March 76A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#91 New Hero/Shierson Racing (see note 17)
On entry list
DNA Chris Amon Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#65 Theodore Racing (see note 18)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Al Unser2025:00.624121.870 mph
2Vern Schuppan2025:11.947
3Alan Jones20
4Danny Ongais20
5John Morton20
6Warwick Brown20
7Evan Noyes20
8Rocky Moran20
9John Korn15rocker arm
10Bob Lazier13ignition
11Maurizio Flamminirear end seal
12Michael Brockman6radiator
13John David Briggs5mechanical
14Hunter Harris3blown engine
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Jackie Oliver20
2Brian Redman20
3Brett Lunger20
4John Cannon20
5Skeeter McKitterick20
6Graham McRae20
7Bob Earl19
8Peter Gethin19
9Micky Fowler19
10Ed Polley17
11Teddy Pilette9blown engine
12John Benton8mechanical
13Dick Ferguson8crash
14Patrick Tambay2mechanical
15Andy Ratcliffe2overheating
Qualifying
1 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K1'] - Chevrolet V8 1:12.734
2 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU56] - Chevrolet V8 1:12.920
3 Alan Jones (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU61] - Chevrolet V8 1:12.996
4 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6B [3A] - Dodge V8 1:13.122
5 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.486
6 Patrick Tambay (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.598
7 Danny Ongais (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C [HU60] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.675
8 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C - Chevrolet V8 1:13.867
9 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K2'] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.561
10 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.648
11 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.671
12 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/751 ["75AM"] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.845
13 Maurizio Flammini (F5000) 5-litre March 76A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.065
14 Skeeter McKitterick (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.148
15 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.234
16 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B37 [37-76-01] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.252
17 John David Briggs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU50] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.767
18 Randy Lewis * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.012
19 Rocky Moran (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU42?] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.157
20 Micky Fowler (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8 1:16.271
21 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8 1:16.465
22 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM3 [01] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.898
23 Ron Dykes * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.138
24 Bob Earl (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.728
25 John Korn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332C - Chevrolet V8 1:17.789
26 Dick Ferguson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [006] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.447
27 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.673
28 Bob Lazier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330/T332 - Chevrolet V8 1:18.778
29 John Cannon(T) (F5000) 5-litre Agapiou AG1 - Ford V8 1:19.079
30 Hunter Harris (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.216
31 Andy Ratcliffe (F5000) 5-litre Lance LSR1 - Chevrolet V8 1:19.421
32 Don Breidenbach * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.266
33 George Follmer * (F5000) 5-litre Agapiou AG1 - Ford V8 1:20.357
34 Peter Papke * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.915
35 Gary Matthews * (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:28.710
36 Garth Pollard (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.771
37 Ed Polley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["76-13"] - Chevrolet V8 1:34.373
38 Chuck Bartlebaugh * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 1970 - Chevrolet V8 1:34.538
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU46] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: Lola T332 HU46.
  2. Lola T430 [HU2] (Warwick Brown): VDS spare car US 1976 (raced by Peter Gethin: 3 races; Warwick Brown: 2 races); VDS for Warwick Brown Australian Internationals 1977 (won at Oran Park and Surfers Paradise, crashed in practice at Sandown Park, second at Adelaide) - Alan Hamilton (Australia): Australian Gold Star 1977 (debut R1 Surfers Paradise 28 Aug 1977); Australian Internationals 1978 (driven by Derek Bell at Oran Park); crashed at Australian GP 1978 and broken in half. All the surviving running gear from the wreck stayed with HU1 through various owners until reaching David Abbott in New Zealand in 2005. Over the next two years David, with Alan Hamilton's agreement, recreated this car and it first ran, with Hamilton driving, at Christchurch in October 2007. Raced by Abbott in the Formula 5000 Tasman Cup Revival at the Australian GP meeting 28 Mar 2009.
  3. Lola T332 [HU51] (Evan Noyes): See full history: Lola T332 HU51.
  4. Lola T332 [HU34] (Patrick Tambay): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  5. Chevron B37 [37-76-01] (Peter Gethin): To VDS Racing and entered for Peter Gethin in the 1976 US F5000 series (also raced once by Teddy Pilette) and in the Rothmans series in Australia in early 1977. To Bruce Allison (Brisbane, Australia) and raced by him in the 1977 UK Group 8 Championship and in the Rothmans series again in Australia in early 1978. Then to Ivan Tighe (Brisbane) and raced in national Australian F5000 and in the International series in 1979. Raced by Tighe up to the end of F5000 in Australia in 1982 and retained by him until 2001. Then sold via Race Car Warehouse (Brighton, England) in early 2002 to Simon Hadfield (Shepshed, Leicestershire) and completely restored. Raced with great success by Hadfield in historic racing both in the UK and in Australia from 2004 to 2008. It has since been raced by guest drivers, including Tony Trimmer at Oulton Park in 2009, Marcus Pye at Oulton Park in 2010 and Ben Anderson at the 2012 Silverstone Classic. Sold in October 2014 to Neil Glover (Ansty, West Sussex).
  6. Lola T430 [HU1] (Teddy Pilette): VDS for Teddy Pilette US 1976 (6 races; best result 3rd at R3 Mosport Park 20 Jun); used as spare car to Brown's HU2 in Australian Internationals 1977 - Alan Hamilton (Australia): used as spare car; maybe Jon Davison's car Australian Gold Star 1977 (R1 Surfers Paradise 28 Aug 1977 only). Built up after Hamilton's crash at the 1978 Australian GP and raced by Alfredo Costanzo: Australian Gold Star 1978; Australian Internationals 1979 (won at Sandown Park, Adelaide, third at Surfers Paradise, fifth at Oran Park - WON CHAMPIONSHIP); Australian Gold Star 1979 (won at Sandown 9 Sep); Australian Gold Star 1980 (won at Sandown 14 Sep and Winton 26 Oct); Australian GP 1980 (4th) - Bob Minogue: Australian Gold Star 1981, Arco Graphic 1981/82. Minogue still holds several lap records in Australia, including the Sandown International circuit record for F5000, set on 2 Mar 1986 and the Historic F5000 record at Winton on 30 May 1993. Subsequently sold to Gavin Bain, then to Graham Cameron, who raced it at Historic Sandown in 2000. To David Abbott (Christchurch, NZ) by 2002, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival regularly from 2003 to 2008, when Abbott moved over to his newly rebuilt HU2. Then raced by Ken Smith in the series from 2008 to 2010.
  7. Lola T332 [HU50] (John David Briggs): See full history: Lola T332 HU50.
  8. Lola T332 [HU29] (Skeeter McKitterick): See full history: Lola T332 HU29.
  9. Lola T332 [HU42?] (Rocky Moran): See full history: Lola T332 HU42.
  10. March 76A [2] (Maurizio Flammini): For Doug Shierson using monocoque 'M76A:01' and gearbox DG300-445 and fitted with 5-litre Bartz-Chevrolet for US F5000 series. Run by Sid Taylor and driven by Alan Jones. First run at Silverstone 9 Jun 1976. Jones won on his debut at Watkins Glen on 11 Jul but drove a Lola T332C at the next race and the March was handed over to Bruce Allison, who failed to start. The car reappeared back in Shierson's possession at Riverside on 17 Oct, driven by Maurizio Flammini. The Italian qualified 13th but retired early from both his heat and the final with mechanical problems. To Dean Dietrich: raced in Can-Am 1978 (4 races); Can-Am 1979 (4 races). Dean recalls selling the car to someone in Texas but does not remember the name. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Lola T330 [HU3] (Bob Earl): See full history: Lola T330 HU3.
  12. Lola T330 [HU26] (John Benton): See full history: Lola T330 HU26.
  13. Lola T332 [HU39] (Randy Lewis): See full history: Lola T332 HU39.
  14. Lola T332 [HU41-2] (Bill Baker): See full history: Lola T332 HU41.
  15. Lola T332 [HU46] (TBA): See full history: Lola T332 HU46.
  16. Lola T330 [HU20] (Arlon J. Koops): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  17. March 76A [2] (Vittorio Brambilla): For Doug Shierson using monocoque 'M76A:01' and gearbox DG300-445 and fitted with 5-litre Bartz-Chevrolet for US F5000 series. Run by Sid Taylor and driven by Alan Jones. First run at Silverstone 9 Jun 1976. Jones won on his debut at Watkins Glen on 11 Jul but drove a Lola T332C at the next race and the March was handed over to Bruce Allison, who failed to start. The car reappeared back in Shierson's possession at Riverside on 17 Oct, driven by Maurizio Flammini. The Italian qualified 13th but retired early from both his heat and the final with mechanical problems. To Dean Dietrich: raced in Can-Am 1978 (4 races); Can-Am 1979 (4 races). Dean recalls selling the car to someone in Texas but does not remember the name. Subsequent history unknown.
  18. Lola T332 [HU34] (Chris Amon): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.

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.