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Tasman Cup Revival Series race

Taupo Motorsport Park, 3 Feb 2008

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Chris Hyde McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 1)
12 18m 30.928s
2 Ken Smith Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 2)
12 18m 31.363s
3 Sefton Gibb Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#88 (see note 3)
12 18m 44.002s
4 Tony Richards "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8
#23 (see note 4)
12 18m 45.134s
5 Aaron Burson Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 5)
12 18m 49.451s
6 Frank Lyons Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 6)
12 18m 49.671s
7 Tony Roberts McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 7)
12 19m 01.313s
8 Alastair Russell McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#2 (see note 8)
12 19m 01.517s
9 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 9)
12 19m 16.706s
10 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 10)
12 19m 27.455s
11 Peter Burson McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 11)
11 19m 29.353s
12 Kerry Anderson Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 12)
11 19m 48.094s
13 Judith Lyons Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
#74
10 18m 36.247s
R Timothy Rush Begg FM4 - Chevrolet V8
#9 (see note 13)
10 16m 56.631s
DNSF Roger Williams (F5000) unknown
#7
Did not start final
DNSF John Bryant Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 14)
Did not start final
DNSF Kerry McIntosh Begg FM2 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#39 (see note 15)
Did not start final
DNSF Stan Redmond Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8
#25 (see note 16)
Did not start final

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Chris Hyde68m 49.596s
2Ken Smith68m 50.145s
3Sefton Gibb69m 02.292s
4Frank Lyons69m 14.325s
5Aaron Burson69m 14.326s
6Alastair Russell69m 14.782s
7Tony Richards69m 15.407s
8David Abbott69m 17.192s
9Tony Roberts69m 13.192s
10Russell Greer69m 31.044s
11Stan Redmond69m 46.402s
12John Bryant610m 06.740s
13Peter Burson610m 14.640s
14Kerry McIntosh610m 19.730s
15Timothy Rush610m 20.268s
16Kerry Anderson58m 57.277s
17Judith Lyons59m 06.021s
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Chris Hyde69m 04.118s
2Ken Smith69m 04.572s
3Sefton Gibb69m 13.032s
4Tony Richards69m 22.192s
5Aaron Burson69m 23.295s
6Alastair Russell69m 25.636s
7Frank Lyons69m 27.135s
8David Abbott69m 27.264s
9Tony Roberts69m 28.328s
10Russell Greer69m 42.689s
11John Bryant610m 03.147s
12Peter Burson610m 19.044s
13Kerry Anderson610m 45.104s
14Judith Lyons59m 11.675s
15Kerry McIntosh59m 12.658s
16Stan Redmond510m 32.295s
Timothy Rush59m 12.659s
Roger Williams47m 05.568s
Qualifying
1 Chris Hyde (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.215s
2 Ken Smith (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.863s
3 Sefton Gibb (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.172s
4 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.469s
5 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.591s
6 Frank Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.017s
7 Tony Richards (F5000) 5-litre "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.233s
8 Alastair Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.956s
9 Tony Roberts (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.958s
10 Stan Redmond (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.205s
11 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.382s
12 John Bryant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.902s
13 Peter Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1m 39.841s
14 Kerry McIntosh (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM2 [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 41.229s
15 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM4 - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.349s
16 Kerry Anderson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8 1m 48.065s
17 Judith Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 54.654s

Notes on the cars:

  1. McRae GM1 [009] (Chris Hyde): Built for 1973 season. Quicksilver Racing (Rockville, MD) for Jim and Chuck Sarich: raced in US 1973 (debut Watkins Glen R5 17 Jun 1973), US 1974 (1 race: Laguna Seca); advertised Autoweek 26 Apr 1975 - Ted Wenz and Peter Marcovicci (of Marcovicci-Wenz Engineering) 1986: raced by Wenz in US vintage racing 1986-1998 - Stan Redmond (Christchurch, New Zealand) 2003. Retained 2004 and used in the F5000 Tasman Revival series in 2004 and 2006. To Alistair Hey (Christchurch) 2007, and used by Chris Hyde to win the 2007/08 F5000 Tasman Revival Series. To Steve Ross (Dunedin) 2009, who continued to run it in the F5000 Tasman Revival series (#5 orange).
  2. Lola T430 [HU1] (Ken Smith): 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.
  3. Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] (Sefton Gibb): 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)
  4. "Lola T332" (Tony Richards): 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.
  5. Talon MR-1A (Aaron Burson): 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.
  6. Lola T400 [HU7] (Frank Lyons): See full history: Lola T400 HU7.
  7. McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] (Tony Roberts): Bought by Tom Jones in the autumn of 1972 from Fred Opert as a kit, and built up by Jones and his father. Raced in the US series in 1973 and 1974. Sold to the father of Vic Todia (Parma Heights, OH) who raced in SCCA and 'Pro' events in 1976 and then SCCA events in 1977 and 1978. Acquired by Len Arnold (Greeley, Colorado) 1989, who restored the car and sold it to McLaren collector Harry Mathews in November 1990. Sold to Kiwi Tony Roberts (Auckland, New Zealand) to race in the 2007/08 F5000 Tasman Revival series. Sold to Tim Rush (Feilding, NZ), and raced in the 2009/10 Revival series. Later damaged at Hampton Downs in January 2015. More information about McLaren M22 M22-3-72
  8. McRae GM1 [002] (Alastair Russell): 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 T430 [HU2] (David Abbott): 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.
  10. Lola T332 [HU28] (Russell Greer): 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
  11. McRae GM1 [003] (Peter Burson): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  12. Lola T142 [SL142/30] (Kerry Anderson): Unknown in 1969 but maybe the car of Richard Negley (San Antonio, TX). Raced by John Saucier (MidWest City, OK) in 1970, 1971 and 1972. To Brad Blankenship (Indianapolis, IN) 1972, then to Duane Smith (Milwaukee, WI) 1973 and raced to 1975. Then to Dick St John's car owner, converted into a supermodified and raced in 1975 by Dick St John (Milwaukee, WI). Still in his livery when sold by Mike McComas (Pampa, TX) to Earl Zwickey (Amarillo, TX) 1995. Sold to Kerry Anderson (Auckland, New Zealand) late 2004 or early 2005, and raced by in the F5000 Revival Series from 2006 onwards. More information about Lola T142 SL142/30
  13. Begg FM4 (Timothy Rush): Built for 1970/71 season, and first raced by Geoff Mardon at Wigram in January 1971. Raced by David Oxton in the 1971/72 Gold Star. To Garry Pedersen October 1972, and rebuilt with a wedge body for the 1972/73 Gold Star. Then to Bill David for Robbie Booth to race in the 1974 Internationals, the 1974/75 Gold Star events, and the 1975 Internationals. Then to Gary Love for the 1976 Internationals, but the car's history is then unknown until it was acquired by Allan Hamilton in Australia some time before 1990. Next seen with Graham Brayshaw (Brookby, Auckland, New Zealand) in 2004, and retained to 2006. To the Rush family, and raced by Timothy Rush in the 2007/08 F5000 Tasman Revival series. Raced by Tim but also sometimes by Terry in the 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2011/12 series. Last seen racing in November 2011, but photographed in The Rush Collection in April 2016.
  14. Lola T140 [SL140/8] (John Bryant): New to Jerry Hansen for the 1968 US series, then to John Mahler (Bettendorf, IA) for the 1969 series. Subsequent history unknown but believed to be the car acquired by Wayne "Bing" Sherer (Buffalo, NY) in 1972 and raced in SCCA Nationals. To Phil "Butch" Hollenbeck for 1973, then to Art Cross (Auburn, NY) who ran it in to Florida for several years. Via Owen Starr, Lou Pavesi and Rick McLean to Mark Rincon (Redding, CA) and Hal Williams by 1994, for historic racing. Later sold to Richard Cross, then via Rincon to John Bryant (Adelaide, Australia) at the Monterey Historics in August 2007 and imported into Australia. Crashed at Philip Island March 2008, but rebuilt and raced in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series. More information about Lola T140 SL140/8
  15. Begg FM2 [1] (Kerry McIntosh): Built for 1969/70 season. Begg Engineering: raced by Graham McRae in 1969/70 Gold Star series (debut Pukekohe Oct 1969) and later Geoff Mardon in New Zealand Tasman rounds. Then sold to Neil Doyle (Ashburton, NZ) and used in New Zealand Gold Star races in 1970/71, 1971/72 and 1972/73. Sold to Peter Rhodes, then bought by George Begg for spares. Chassis sold to John Gobbe (Christchurch, NZ), and history then unknown until acquired by Stuart Lush (Auckland, NZ) in 1993. Fully restored and first seen at a Lady Wigram Trophy memorial meeting in November 1998. Presumably the car raced by Stuart McDonald in the first Tasman Revival race in late 2003. Raced by Judy Lyons in the Tasman Revival series in January 2006. Raced by Kerry McIntosh (Auckland, NZ) at Phillip Island in March 2008, and in the Tasman Revival series in 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, but crashed at Hampton Downs in Jan 2012. Next seen when raced by McIntosh at Taupo Jan 2017, and Pukekohe Nov 2017.
  16. 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'

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

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=13250. Detailed results for this race are on Speedhive at https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/276401. Although Mackay's report says that Williams could not repair his Lola T332 in time for this event, Speedhive shows him racing an unidentified #7 car in the second preliminary, and completing a single lap of the feature race.