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Tasman Cup Revival Series race

Taupo Motorsport Park, 1 Feb 2009

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ken Smith Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 1)
15 24m 26.027s
2 Roger Williams Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 2)
15 24m 27.388s
3 Aaron Burson Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 3)
15 24m 29.438s
4 Stan Redmond Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8
#25 (see note 4)
15 24m 36.016s
5 Hamish Paterson Chevron B32 [32-75-01] - Chevrolet V8
#9 (see note 5)
15 24m 49.946s
6 Timothy Rush Begg FM4 - Chevrolet V8
#18 (see note 6)
15 25m 11.057s
7 Kerry McIntosh Begg FM2 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#39 (see note 7)
14 24m 44.625s
8 Poul Christie Lola T190 [190/F1/5] - Ford V8
#47 (see note 8)
14 24m 52.014s
9 Kerry Anderson Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 9)
14 24m 59.963s
R Tony Richards "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8
#23 (see note 10)
13 21m 29.233s
R Alastair Russell McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#2 (see note 11)
9 13m 41.478s
R Mark Dwyer Lola T400 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#54 (see note 12)
9 13m 41.911s
R Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 13)
7 9m 08.213s
R Judith Lyons Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
#74
5 9m 27.440s
R Michael Lyons Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 14)
3 4m 29.777s
DNSF Phil Mauger (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7
Did not start final
DNSF Sefton Gibb Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#88 (see note 15)
Did not start final
DNSF Steve Ross Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#33
Did not start final
DNSF David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 16)
Did not start final
DNSF Frank Lyons Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 17)
Did not start final
DNSF John Mackinlay (F5000) 4.4-litre March "72A" - Oldsmobile V8
#35 (see note 18)
Did not start final

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ken Smith812m 44.391s
2Roger Williams812m 45.159s
3Mark Dwyer812m 46.941s
4Sefton Gibb812m 47.435s
5Aaron Burson812m 47.959s
6Michael Lyons812m 50.433s
7Frank Lyons812m 53.066s
8David Abbott812m 53.400s
9Tony Richards812m 59.353s
10Phil Mauger813m 06.616s
11Steve Ross813m 11.112s
12Hamish Paterson813m 36.617s
13Timothy Rush813m 40.859s
14Poul Christie813m 42.212s
15Kerry McIntosh813m 45.932s
16Kerry Anderson814m 16.973s
17Judith Lyons713m 45.464s
Stan Redmond611m 21.282s
Alastair Russell46m 13.243s
John Mackinlay11m 42.763s
Ian Clements11m 47.583s
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Michael Lyons812m 02.128s
2Roger Williams812m 03.706s
3Ken Smith812m 03.735s
4Aaron Burson812m 05.934s
5Mark Dwyer812m 07.466s
6Alastair Russell812m 14.102s
7Ian Clements812m 17.709s
8Tony Richards812m 45.560s
9Phil Mauger812m 53.084s
10Hamish Paterson812m 55.284s
11Timothy Rush812m 56.150s
12Stan Redmond813m 16.244s
13Poul Christie813m 19.668s
14Kerry McIntosh813m 20.137s
15Kerry Anderson712m 10.558s
Sefton Gibb710m 41.654s
Steve Ross46m 34.795s
Judith Lyons24m 03.780s
Frank Lyons
David Abbott
Qualifying
1 Ken Smith (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.953s
2 Tony Richards (F5000) 5-litre "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.827s
3 Roger Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.854s
4 Sefton Gibb (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.995s
5 Mark Dwyer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.218s
6 Michael Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.607s
7 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.790s
8 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.908s
9 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.074s
10 Alastair Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.097s
11 Frank Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.288s
12 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.813s
13 Stan Redmond (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.459s
14 Hamish Paterson (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B32 [32-75-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.796s
15 John Mackinlay (F5000) 4.4-litre March "72A" - Oldsmobile V8 1m 35.618s
16 Kerry McIntosh (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM2 [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 37.718s
17 Poul Christie (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/5] - Ford V8 1m 41.727s
18 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM4 - Chevrolet V8 1m 42.901s
19 Kerry Anderson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/30] - Chevrolet V8 1m 44.848s
20 Judith Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 53.538s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Lola T332 ['K3'] (Roger Williams): Originally a car built up by Ed O'Brien's team on a new tub prior to the Long Beach Grand Prix in September 1975, for Danny Ongais to race, replacing the kitted T400 he'd used earlier in the season. This Long Beach monocoque was acquired from Ed O'Brien by Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2005, and was reskinned by Windelburn and built up as a complete car. Sold to Roger Williams (Auckland, NZ) in October 2007, and raced by Williams in the 2007/08 Tasman Revival series, the 2008 USA F5000 40th Anniversary Championship, the 2008/09 Tasman Revival and in the F5000 Tasman Revival support race at the Australian GP in March 2009. Raced by Williams in the series from 2009/10 to 2012/13. Sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, NZ) in 2015. More information about Lola T332 'K3 - the Ongais car'
  3. 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.
  4. 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'
  5. Chevron B32 [32-75-01] (Hamish Paterson): New to John Cussins (Leeds, West Yorkshire) with a 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8 for the British Hill Climb Championship in 1975 and 1976. Then to Noel le Tissier and Tom Coughlan in Guernsey for 1977 and 1978, and raced by Brian Redman in a bike versus car challenge on the Isle of Man in 1979. Then to Andy Sauvarin for Sprints in 1980, then unknown until owned by Roy Lane in 1984, and run in Sprints by Ken Ayers. To Chevron enthusiast Richard Budge (Retford, Notts) by 1990 and driven by Mike Wilds in historic events. To Richard Maurice Jones (Rhyl, North Wales) and was rebuilt in 2002 with a 5-litre Chevrolet V8. Then to Mike Wrigley (Ashbourne, Derbyshire), then to Hamish Paterson (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2008. Raced by Paterson in the Tasman Revival series in 2009, 2010 and 2011, after which it was stored for five years before being sold to Karl Zohs (Rotorua, New Zealand), who raced it in 2016, 2017 and 2018. The car was then for sale until Zohs' death in October 2021. In November 2021 it was sold to Alastair Chalmers (Hastings, New Zealand). More information about the Chevron B32
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. "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.
  11. 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
  12. Lola T400 [HU12] (Mark Dwyer): See full history: Lola T400 HU12.
  13. Lola T332 (Ian Clements): A yellow "ex-John Morton" Frissbee Can-Am car bought in 2007 from Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) by Ian Clements (Christchurch, NZ) and rebuilt as a Lola T332 for the Tasman Revival series. Clements raced this red-and-white #30 Lola T332 in every season of the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2008/09 to 2017/18. Sold to Kevin Ingram in 2018.
  14. Lola T400 [HU7] (Michael Lyons): See full history: Lola T400 HU7.
  15. 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)
  16. 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.
  17. Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] (Frank Lyons): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  18. March "72A" (John Mackinlay): Bought as "a basic unrestored tub and some running gear" from Kenny Smith (NZ) by John Mackinlay (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2001. Restored by Bob Needham into the spec of Cannon's 1972 March 72A-Oldsmobile. It was fitted with a 4.4-litre Aluminium Oldsmobile V8 and 721 bodywork. The car was entered by Mackinlay in the 2005/06 New Zealand F5000 Revival Series, starting at Fielding 12-13 Nov 2005, but first raced in the series at Sandown Park Nov 2006. Raced in selected rounds of the Tasman Cup Revival series in 2007/08, 2008/09 and 2009/10 series, then missed 2010/11 and returned for the 2011/12 series. Taken to Shayne Windelburn in 2014, to fit a 1973-style March body with front-mounted radiator. When investigated in 2021, this car was found to be marked 'Marlo 801-1', indicating that it was the March-based Marlo Formula Pacific car raced by Kookie Ramirez in Malaysia in 1981. Its tub is numbered 'AM72/23', which is consistent with it being built from the ex-Chris Cramer March 723-12, which was reported to have been the basis of the Marlo. More information about March 723/72A 'AM72/23'

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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