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Skope Classic

Ruapana Park, 1 Feb 2004

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Clements Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
15m 49.696s
2 Murray Sinclair Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
15m 55.592s
3 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
16m 18.379s
4 Tony Roberts Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
16m 27.895s
5 Lindsay O'Donnell Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
16m 29.233s
6 Stuart Lush McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 6)
17m 01.451s
7 Frank Lyons Lola T332 ["HU42"] - Chevrolet V8
17m 21.115s
8 Judith Lyons McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8
7 laps
DNSF Stan Redmond Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 7)
Did not start final
DNSF Mike Wrigley Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start final
DNSF Roger Williams McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 8)
Did not start final
DNS Steve Ward Lola T142 - Ford V8
(see note 9)
Did not start
DNS John Mann "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8
(see note 10)
Did not start
DNS Poul Christie Lola T190 [190/F1/5] - Ford V8
(see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Phil Mauger Begg [018] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
Did not start
DNS Aaron Lewis Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)
Did not start
DNS Todd Stewart Lola T430 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 14)
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Roger Williams12m 49.635
2Ian Clements12m 49.770
3Mike Wrigley12m 50.666
4Stan Redmond12m 54.557
5Frank Lyons13m 40.806
6Stuart Lush13m 04.924
7Murray Sinclair13m 15.000
8David Abbott13m 27.900
9Tony Roberts13m 27.982
10Lindsay O'Donnell13m 35.392
11Judith Lyons14m 24.381
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ian Clements12m 06.618
2Stuart Lush12m 14.464
3David Abbott12m 37.620
4Frank Lyons12m 47.740
5Tony Roberts12m 50.958
6Lindsay O'Donnell12m 51.146
7Judith Lyons4m 31.838
Stan Redmondretired
Mike Wrigleyretired
Murray Sinclairretired
Qualifying
1 Stan Redmond (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 39.168
2 Murray Sinclair (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 39.527
3 Roger Williams (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 40.476
4 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 40.549
5 Frank Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU42"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 40.560
6 Mike Wrigley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 41.061
7 Tony Roberts (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8 1m 42.233
8 Stuart Lush (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8 1m 43.074
9 Steve Ward * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Ford V8 1m 43.649
10 John Mann * (F5000) 5-litre "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.943
11 Poul Christie * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/5] - Ford V8 1m 46.618
12 Phil Mauger * (F5000) 5-litre Begg [018] - Chevrolet V8 1m 47.120
13 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 48.705
14 Lindsay O'Donnell (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 51.238
15 Aaron Lewis * (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 1m 52.855
16 Judith Lyons (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 - Chevrolet V8 2m 13.860
- Todd Stewart * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 dnq
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] (Ian Clements): The original tub from HU38 was repaired and sold as a spare tub at the same time as the complete HU38(B). These were last advertised by Tuck Thomas (Edina, MN) in May 1978. The complete car was sold to Gordy Oftedahl (Minneapolis, MN) but the fate of the repaired tub is unknown. It may have gone with the complete car via Oftedahl and Chris Carrell to Chuck Haines. Believed to be the car sold by Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) to Ian Clements (Christchurch, New Zealand) in 1999. The car was rebuilt in New Zealand, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2007. Then sold to Sefton Gibb (Napier, New Zealand), who continued to race it in the Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 to 2016/17. Sold to Tony Galbraith (Te Kauwhata, NZ) and raced in the 2017/18 Tasman Cup Revival, at Monterey in August 2018, then in the 2018/19 Tasman Cup Revival, but was crashed badly in the Skope Classic in February 2019, putting Galbraith in hospital. Car and driver both returned for the 2020/21 season and raced again in 2021/22. More information about Lola T332 HU38(A)
  2. Lola T332 [HU28] (Murray Sinclair): Graeme Lawrence (NZ) for Tasman 1974, New Zealand Gold Star 1974; Tasman 1975; Tasman 1976; Gold Star Oct/Nov 1976; Australian Internationals 1977 - Terry Hook (Aus) Australian Internationals 1978, Australian Internationals 1979; heavily crashed at a club event at Lakeside 21 Jun 1981. Rebuilt by March 1982 by Chas Talbot on a new tub. Sold to Bob Minogue and Pete Brennan in the mid-1980s who sold the rear end to Peter Bick to complete his ex-Davison HU34. The ex-Hook car was then built up with other parts and sold to Manuel Jimenez who in turn passed it to Murray Richards (Murrumbeena, Australia). To David Sharp (New Zealand) 1993. To Murray Sinclair (Hong Kong, and Christchurch, New Zealand) 2001, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to 2007. To Russell Greer (Blenheim, New Zealand) 2007, who continued to race it in the Revival series. More information about Lola T332 HU28
  3. Lola T430 [HU1] (David Abbott): 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 and Adelaide); 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.
  4. Talon MR-1 (Tony Roberts): Michael Brayton (Newport Beach, CA) acquired a Talon Formula 5000 car for 1977, but previous history of the car is unknown. During 1977, he rebodied the car for SCCA A Sports Racing, and then raced the car, as the "Wolf-Brayton 001" in Can-Am from 1978 to 1981. The car was later acquired by Mike McComas, who was then under the impression it was the Wolf-Dallara WD1. He sold it to Tony Roberts and Duncan Fox in New Zealand in 2003, where it was restored to F5000 specification. Raced by Roberts in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to 2005, when it was sold to Aaron Burson, then raced by him from 2005 onwards.
  5. Begg FM5 [2] (Lindsay O'Donnell): Built new in 1973 by Fred McLean for Allan McCully for the 1973/74 New Zealand Gold Star, and regarded by McLean as a FM5, not a Begg FM5. To Graham Baker 1974 and raced in Tasman 1974, the 1974/75 and 1975/76 Gold Star, and the 1976 NZ Internationals. To Charles Talbot (Australia) 1976, and raced by him in the 1977 and 1978 Rothmans Australian Internationals. Presumably the car raced by Allan R. Nitschke in Australia from 1979 to 1982. Then unknown until acquired by Bryan and Graham Sala about 1990. Bought at auction in Australia by Gavin Hicks (Auckland, NZ) about 1991 and sold by him to Lindsay O'Donnell (Christchurch, NZ) 2001. Raced by O'Donnell in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to the 2012/13 season. Returned two years later for the New Zealand Festival at Hampton Downs in January 2015. More information about Begg FM5/2
  6. McRae GM1 [015] (Stuart Lush): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in the 1973 British season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. It was then sold to Chris Featherstone and raced by him once at the end of 1974, then through the 1975 and 1976 seasons. After a single race at the start of 1977, the car was raced by Keith Holland in four races later in the year, and then by Featherstone in the Australian Rothmans series in February 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 for the 1979 Rothmans series, but it may be that Lee Seaton of Thomson Motor Auctions owned it though this period. Sold to Ray Gibbs (Australia) September 1979 and kept by him until sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, New Zealand) 2000, and raced at Historic Sandown that year and in 2001. Lush raced it in the Tasman Cup Revival series from 2003 to 2015, during which time it was also raced by Chris Hyde in the 2009/10 season and by Greg Thornton in the 2012/13 season. Lush also raced the car in England during the Kiwis' visits to the UK in 2005 and 2008, and at Road America in 2014. Lush sold it to its former driver Garry Dumbrell in 2016, and after Dumbrell died in October 2021, it was sold to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2021. More information about McRae GM1-015
  7. Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] (Stan Redmond): Effectively a new Lola T332 built for Kevin Bartlett to replace the T330 crashed at Pukekohe in January 1974. Raced by Bartlett in the Australian Gold Star from August 1974 onwards. To Bruce Allison for 1975 and raced in Australian Gold Star 1975, and New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976, but crashed and heavily damaged at Oran Park 1 Feb. Rebuilt again on another T332 tub and raced by Allison later in 1976. Sold by Allison to Martin Sampson of Magnum Wheels, and raced for him by Kevin Bartlett in the 1977 Australian Internationals 1977, by Alan Jones at Surfers after he wrecked his T332C HU61, then by Johnnie Walker in September 1977, and in Australia in 1978 and 1979. Sampson retired the car after 1979, and it was displayed at the Birdwood Museum until sold to Bob Minogue in 1987. Raced for Minoque by Barry Ward in 1987, then sold to Paul Cromarty (Aus), then Adrian Whapham (NZ) in 1994 or 1995. To Stan Redmond (Christchurch, NZ) by 2001 and raced in F5000 Tasman Revival series. To Peter Sundberg (Auckland, New Zealand) 2009. To David Banks (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced by him in the 2017/18 Tasman Revival series. More information about Lola T332 'the Kevin Bartlett car'
  8. McRae GM1 [002] (Roger Williams): Built as Leda LT27-002 for the 1972 season. To Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) and raced in UK and US series in 1972, then Tasman 1973, then US series 1973. Via Roy Campbell, "Race Car Drivers Institute" and a bankrupcy auction to Jim Sechser (St Louis Park, MN) by 1975 or 1976, and used in SCCA racing and a single Pro race in 1976 and 1977. Crashed heavily in 1977, but rebuilt and raced again in 1979. To Fred Schilpin (St Cloud, MN) 1979 or later, and used in minor racing; then retained until 1996. To Roger Williams (Auckland, New Zealand) 1996. Raced by Williams in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards, and in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2006. To Alastair Russell (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced in Tasman Revival series from 2006 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-002/McRae GM1-002
  9. Lola T142 (Steve Ward): Steve Ward (Christchurch, New Zealand) ran a Lola T142 at the Tattersall's Historic Sandown meeting in November 2001. He later appeared in F5000 Tasman Revival races in 2004, 2006 and 2007. The car was raced in high-wing form, and a Ford V8 engine, andwas said to be "ex-John McNicol". Ward did not appear again in Tasman Revival meetings, but in 2018 he was believed to still own it. More information about Lola T142 'the Steve Ward car'
  10. "Lola T332" (John Mann): Effectively a brand new car advertised by Michael Sheehan (CA, US) in 2002. This was "a 100% rebuild" of an old, crashed, car but the identity of the crashed car was unknown to Sheehan. According to later owner Marc Rauchfuss, it was built by Mel Spillman (San Antonio, TX) in the late 1990s using T332 parts acquired from Evan Noyes team. Marc saw this car raced for the first time by Spillman at Road America in 1999. The car uses the chassis number "HU 32B" but no connection to HU32 has been demonstrated. To John Mann (New Zealand) 2002 and raced in the Tasman Revival Series. To Tony Richards (Christchurch, NZ) 2005. Raced by Richards in the Formula 5000 Tasman Cup Revival at the Australian GP meeting 28 Mar 2009, and appeared regularly in Tasman Revival races until February 2014. Advertised by Richards as "HU32b, ex Evan Noyes" in 2015, and sold to Marc Rauchfuss (Simi Valley, CA). Repainted in Noyes' livery and advertised by Rauchfuss in February 2016.
  11. Lola T190 [190/F1/5] (Poul Christie): New to John McNicol and raced in the South African series in 1970. To Nolly Limberis and raced in South Africa in 1971 and once in early 1972. To Fred Cowell and raced in 1972 and 1973. To Mike Hearn later in 1973 when Cowell bought a Surtees TS8, but then returned to Cowell when he and Hearn swapped cars prior to the 1974 season. Subsequent history unknown. According to South African historian Ian Hebblethwaite, this car was exported from South Africa in 1988, when it was sold to David McLaughlin in England. A car with this number and said to be ex-McNicol ended up in England somehow under the ownership of Paul Haywood-Halfpenny. Sold to Poul Christie (Auckland, NZ) early 1990s and shipped to New Zealand. Raced by Christie in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2011, when Christie moved to a recently-constructed McLaren M10B. Sold to Garry Price (Feilding, NZ) in February 2016. More information about Lola T190 190/F1/5
  12. Begg [018] (Phil Mauger): First raced by Jim Murdoch in the New Zealand Gold Star in late 1974, then in the 1975 Tasman series, finishing second in the New Zealand Grand Prix, the 1975-76 Gold Star season, and in the 1976 NZ Internationals. The car was then retired to the Queenstown Motor Museum, where it remained when it was sold to Gavin Bain (Christchurch) in the late 1980s. It was later sold to Phil Mauger (Christchurch) and reappeared in 2004 when raced by him in the F5000 Tasman Revival series. Then to Noel Atley (Invercargill) who raced it in the Tasman Revival series from 2005 to 2009. Sold to Calven Bonney for 2010, and raced by him in the Tasman Revival series until sold to Scott O'Donnell (Invercargill) in 2017. The car will be on display on a regular basis at Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill.
  13. Elfin MR8A-C [8772] (Aaron Lewis): New to Vern Schuppan (Adelaide, Australia) and raced as part of Ansett Team Elfin in 1977 Australian Internationals. Converted to Can-Am form, and raced by Schuppan in the Can-Am series in late 1977, and again in 1978 and 1979. Next seen when advertised by Stuart Bradbury (Phoenix, AZ) in July 1984. Advertised by Chuck Haines in 1990. To John Wales and Ron Gouttman (NSW, Australia) in 1990, and raced by Gouttman in Australia in Can-Am form in 1992/93. To Laurie Donaher (NSW) 1998, then to Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) in 2001. Restored to F5000 form, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series in 2003/04. To Bill Hemming (Victoria, Australia) 2005, who raced it in the Tasman Revival series from late 2006 onwards.
  14. Lola T430 [HU3] (Todd Stewart): Haas Racing spare car for Brian Redman US 1976 (qualified 4th at Road America but not raced during the season). Duane Smith (Milwaukee, WI) and used in SCCA Formula A in 1978. Converted to Can-Am specification and raced in a handful of Can-Am races in 1979 and 1980 by James Woodruff (Ravenna, OH), better known as guitar maker "Woody James", who died in 2015. The car evidently returned to Duane Smith, as it was sold by him to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) in 1988. To Todd Stewart (Christchurch, NZ) late 2002 and won on its historic racng debut in the 2003/04 F5000 Tasman Cup Revival series race at Sandown Park Nov 2003.

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

Main details from Ross MacKay of FAST COMPANY of behalf of the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association, preserved at http://blackbullets.com/content/newsarticle.cfm?id=1269