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MCD Open Single Seater Championship Race

Oulton Park, 6 Mar 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Val Musetti (F2) 2-litre March "752" [742] - Ford BDX Swindon
#5 Valentine Musetti/Swindon
20 21m 00.8s
94.45 mph
2 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1 [7] - Ford BDG Somers
#6 Marshall Wingfield with Corbeau Equipe
20 21m 01.6s
3 Nick Whiting (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#13 Allcar Equipe
20 21m 01.8s
4 Ronnie Grant (FSV) 1.6-litre Taurus M24 - VW Rolt 4
#8 Ronnie Grant

5 Janet McPherson (FF) 1.6-litre Crosslé 30F - Ford Kent
#35 J & P Polymers

6 David Winstanley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Eden
#69 Withers of Winsford/J. P. M. Hogan/Roosters
(see note 1)
18
UNK Adrian Russell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon
#3 S.V.E. Transport

UNK Jim Kelly (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Jim Kelly (see note 2)

DNS Robin Darlington (libre) 4.7-litre Kincraft [FL-012-01] - Ford V8
#1 Robin Darlington
Did not start
DNS Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06-2] - Ford BDA Swindon
#4 L & B Excavations Ltd (see note 3)
Did not start
(oil pressure)
DNSC Bobby Howlings (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-01] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Cheshire Sports Cars (see note 4)
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE "Graham Hill" (F?) 1.6-litre "HM Special"
#7 HM Factors Accessories
On entry list
UNKE Stuart Baird (FF2000) 2-litre Hawke DL14 - Ford Pinto ohc
#9 Brookhire Liverpool
On entry list
UNKE Frank Potts (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke DL11 - Ford Kent
#27 Frank Potts
On entry list
UNKE Peter Maydew (FF) 1.6-litre Alexis Mk18 - Ford Kent
#28 Peter Maydew
On entry list
UNKE Hugh MacPherson (FF) 1.6-litre Dulon MP15 - Ford Kent
#29 Hugh MacPherson
On entry list
UNKE Steve Walker (FF) 1.6-litre Image FF2 - Ford Kent
#32 Steve Walker
On entry list
UNKE Tim Rathmell (FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP21 - Ford Kent
#37 Alan Morton Jacobs PR Racing
On entry list
UNKE John Morrison (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T326 [HU78] - VW Daghorn 4
#65 Votex International
On entry list
DNA Richard Wallinger (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford BDA Robinson
#3 S.V.E. Transport
Did not arrive
Qualifying
1 Val Musetti (F2) 2-litre March "752" [742] - Ford BDX Swindon
2 John Wingfield (F2) 2-litre Ralt RT1 [7] - Ford BDG Somers
3 Alo Lawler * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06-2] - Ford BDA Swindon
4 Nick Whiting (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
6 Adrian Russell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon
8 Jim Kelly (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
11 David Winstanley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Eden
16 Robin Darlington * (libre) 4.7-litre Kincraft [FL-012-01] - Ford V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT40 [21] (David Winstanley): New to Graham Eden Racing, and driven by Cyd Williams in the 1973 British Formula Atlantic championship. Retained by Eden and Williams for 1974. After Williams crashed the car at Brands Hatch in September 1974, it was raced by Richard Morgan and Tony Trimmer later that season. Retained by Eden again for 1975, with Cyd Williams again driving. To David Winstanley (Winsford, Cheshire) of Withers of Winsford for 1976, and raced in the Indylantic championship.
  2. Trojan T101 [102] (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  3. Chevron B29 [29-75-06-2] (Alo Lawler): New to Alo Lawler (St Helens, Merseyside) and raced in the 1975 British Formula Atlantic championship, sponsored by L&B Excavations Ltd. Also used in the Irish championship that year, and in libre racing. Retained by Lawler for 1976, when he raced it in the Shellsport G8 championship, the Irish Formula Atlantic championship, the British Indylantic championship, and in libre racing. Sold to John Eastwood and raced in the Irish Formula Atlantic series. To Joe Greenan (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for 1978, and entered by Irish Racing Cars in Irish Atlantic, then raced by Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin) in 1979 and 1980. Sold to English wheeler dealer Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for 1981, and raced by Howlings in rounds of the reintroduced British Formula Atlantic championship. Sold to Stuart Harte (Littleborough, Greater Manchester) and fitted with a 2.2-litre Hart 420R engine for sprints and hillclimbs. After Harte's death, the car was retained by his family until 2011, when it was sold to Jon Waggitt. Waggitt sold it to Chris Porritt in July 2011, and he spent some years returning it to running condition. He first raced it at Laguna Seca in March 2020, then brought it back to the UK later that year.
  4. Chevron B28 [28-74-01] (Bobby Howlings): See full history: Chevron B28 74-01.

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.

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Individual sources for this event

Autosport 11 Mar 1976 p33. Entry list kindly provided by Alan Cox.