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VHRR Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island, 11 Mar 2012

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Nash & Ross Ltd (see note 1)
8 12m 21.8589s
2 Andrew Robson Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 2)
8 12m 39.3619s
3 James Davison Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Richard Davison (see note 3)
8 12m 40.2964s
4 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 MSC, NZExpress, Bonney Transpo
(see note 4)
8 12m 40.8408s
5 Aaron Burson McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#29 Peter Burson (see note 5)
8 12m 46.1548s
6 Bryan Sala Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 6)
8 12m 46.2175s
7 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 7)
8 12m 46.5693s
8 Gregory Thornton Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#32 Titan Historic Racing Team (see note 8)
8 12m 49.4614s
9 Sefton Gibb Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#88 (see note 9)
8 12m 52.7510s
10 Paul Zazryn Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Australian Classic Wire Wheels
(see note 10)
8 12m 53.2443s
11 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 11)
8 12m 58.9577s
12 Darcy Russell Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 12)
8 12m 59.1939s
13 Brett Willis Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 Exide (see note 13)
8 13m 06.2565s
14 Bill Hemming Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Elfin Heritage Centre (see note 14)
8 13m 20.6072s
15 David Arrowsmith Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8
#70 (see note 15)
8 13m 21.6203s
16 Scott Drnek Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Virtuoso Performance (see note 16)
8 13m 21.8009s
17 Philip Lewis Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#44 Rover Coaches (see note 17)
8 13m 49.0367s
18 Jay Bondini Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 18)
8 14m 08.4909s
19 Robert Harborow Elfin MR8B-C [8783] - Chevrolet V8
#26
7 12m 39.4749s
20 Timothy Rush McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Terry Rush (see note 19)
7 12m 41.3054s
21 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 20)
7 13m 22.5337s
DNSF Chris Hocking Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8
#74
Did not start final
DNSF John Bryant Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#31 (see note 21)
Did not start final
DNSF Graham Smith March 73A - Chevrolet V8
#99 (see note 22)
Did not start final

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Ross57m 40.812s
2Andrew Robson57m 49.7320s
3David Abbott57m 54.1416s
4Bryan Sala57m 54.3979s
5Ian Clements57m 55.2411s
6Gregory Thornton58m 05.1892s
7Aaron Burson58m 05.3072s
8Brett Willis58m 09.8070s
9Darcy Russell58m 10.7555s
10Sefton Gibb58m 15.7387s
11Russell Greer58m 15.7606s
12David Arrowsmith58m 18.5075s
13Chris Hocking58m 18.6269s
14Bill Hemming58m 30.9175s
15Scott Drnek58m 30.9728s
16Philip Lewis58m 35.5418s
17Robert Harborow58m 47.2281s
18John Bryant58m 54.4184s
19Jay Bondini58m 58.2834s
20Timothy Rush59m 21.7907s
21Eric Haga47m 52.5426s
Paul Zazrynretired
Graham Smithretired
James Davisonretired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Ross69m 16.3933s
2Andrew Robson69m 22.7601s
3Bryan Sala69m 24.4205s
4James Davison69m 27.0463s
5David Abbott69m 36.2926s
6Gregory Thornton69m 41.7281s
7Ian Clements69m 42.0878s
8Aaron Burson69m 42.4318s
9Sefton Gibb69m 42.7369s
10Brett Willis69m 43.0950s
11Darcy Russell69m 47.3020s
12Russell Greer69m 48.3394s
13David Arrowsmith69m 56.7463s
14Bill Hemming610m 12.0688s
15Scott Drnek610m 39.1963s
16Robert Harborow610m 39.9125s
17Philip Lewis610m 40.5954s
18Jay Bondini610m 55.2706s
19Eric Haga59m 41.0418s
Chris Hockingretired
John Bryantretired
Timothy Rushretired
Heat 3 Laps Time Speed
1James Davison69m 09.1226s
2Andrew Robson69m 23.6423s
3Steve Ross69m 27.6461s
4David Abbott69m 31.5410s
5Gregory Thornton69m 31.7545s
6Aaron Burson69m 32.3621s
7Ian Clements69m 32.6542s
8Sefton Gibb69m 40.8712s
9Brett Willis69m 41.0821s
10Bryan Sala69m 45.4126s
11Russell Greer69m 50.5603s
12Darcy Russell69m 50.7879s
13David Arrowsmith69m 55.1512s
14Bill Hemming610m 05.0179s
15Philip Lewis610m 05.5641s
16Paul Zazryn610m 18.2385s
17Scott Drnek610m 31.1048s
18Jay Bondini610m 33.7391s
19Timothy Rush59m 17.0280s
20Robert Harborow59m 17.1950s
21Eric Haga59m 38.7724s
Qualifying
1 James Davison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.6362s
2 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.3099s
3 Andrew Robson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.9762s
4 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.3947s
5 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.7349s
6 Paul Zazryn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.8189s
7 Bryan Sala (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.5243s
8 Gregory Thornton (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.9145s
9 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.8644s
10 Darcy Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.9202s
11 Brett Willis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.9277s
12 Sefton Gibb (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 37.3711s
13 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 38.4646s
14 Chris Hocking (F5000) 5-litre Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8 1m 39.2454s
15 David Arrowsmith (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8 1m 39.2682s
16 Scott Drnek (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1m 39.7216s
17 Graham Smith (F5000) 5-litre March 73A - Chevrolet V8 1m 40.2400s
18 Bill Hemming (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 1m 42.0460s
19 Robert Harborow (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8B-C [8783] - Chevrolet V8 1m 42.5898s
20 Philip Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1m 43.4713s
21 John Bryant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 44.9685s
22 Jay Bondini (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 47.9765s
23 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1m 51.2272s

Notes on the cars:

  1. McRae GM1 [009] (Steve Ross): 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 T332 [T330 HU8] (Andrew Robson): To Haas/Hall and developed by Jim Hall with revised bodywork, radiators and rear wing for Brian Redman in the 1973 US series. Then to Rogers Racing for Larry Harley in the 1974 US series. To Ken Smith (New Zealand) for the 1974/75 season, the New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976. To Chris Milton (South Australia) and raced in Australia from Sep 1977 to Sep 1978. To John Blanden 1978, and driven for him by Rob Butcher from 1979 to 1982. To Bib Stillwell 1988 for Australian historic racing. To Noel Robson (Melbourne, Australia) 1993, and raced in Australian historic racing for many years. More information about Lola T330 HU8
  3. Lola T332 [HU34] (James Davison): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  4. 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.
  5. McRae GM1 [008] (Aaron Burson): New to Cuddy Racing for Jon Woodner to race in the 1973 US series. Advertised in Autoweek 22 Dec 1973 by Carroll Smith, Bill Cuddy and Woodner. Subsequent history unknown but a tub with chassis plate 008 plus bodywork and wings acquired from Graham McRae by Dan Furey (Columbus, OH), built up and and raced by Furey in historics from 1994 to 1997. Sold in 2004 to Paul Hoey (Olympia, WA) who believed it may have been the Josef Scott car, not the Woodner car. Sold to Jay Esterer (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) July 2008, and raced in F5000 Tasman Revival series in New Zealand in January 2009. Sold February 2009 to Peter Burson (Auckland, New Zealand), also the owner of 003, and raced regularly by Aaron Burson (Auckland, New Zealand) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series almost every season from 2009/10 to 2017/18. More information about McRae GM1-008
  6. Matich A50/A51 [001] (Bryan Sala): New for Frank Matich to win the 1971 Australian GP, then raced in the New Zealand Tasman rounds before being renumbered '002' for the Australian Internationals. Matich won the 1972 Australian Gold Star in this car, and raced it in the 1973 Tasman series. Then to Barry Lewis in 1975 - Peter Roach 1976 - Dave Powell 1976 - John Briggs 1978 and damaged at a hillclimb. Via K & A Engineering to Gavin Sala 1984 or 1985, then to his son Bryan Sala. More information about Matich A50-001/002
  7. 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.
  8. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Gregory Thornton): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.
  9. 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)
  10. Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  11. 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
  12. Lola T330 [HU1] (Darcy Russell): Works car for Frank Gardner at the end of 1972, then to Max Stewart for the 1973 Tasman series, the 1973 US series, 1973 Australian Gold Star, 1974 Tasman, and 1974 Gold Star. Driven by David Oxton in the 1975 New Zealand Tasman races, then by Stewart for last two races of Tasman 1975 after he gave up on his Lola T400. Driven by John Leffler, Stewart and Paul Bernasconi during 1975. To Ian Adams (NSW, Australia) 1976, and raced until 1982. Sold by Adams to Darcy Russell (Moorabbin, Victoria, Australia) in 1988, and raced in historic racing from 1992 onwards. Appeared regularly at the VHRR Phillip Island Classic from 1997 to 2016, and in the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. More information about Lola T330 HU1
  13. Lola T330 [HU6] (Brett Willis): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  14. Elfin MR8A-C [8772] (Bill Hemming): 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.
  15. Lotus 70B [02] (David Arrowsmith): Jefferson Racing Enterprises (from Lotus in kit form) for Bob West, one of a small number of African American drivers in road racing at that time: US 1972 (Boss Ford): R6 Road Atlanta 20 Aug 1972 (Q24) and R8 Riverside 24 Sep 1972 (Q19). Crashed on the second lap at Riverside, hitting Lunger's Lola and damaging the front left suspension and tub. Advertised by Roland Jefferson (Los Angeles, CA) Autoweek 28 Oct 1972: "damaged at Riverside". To Bruce Russell (Estacada, OR): racing history unknown except for an SCCA Regional at Riverside 26 May 1974. Advertised by Russell "70B - Boss 302" on 16 Oct 1976. Sold to Dave Edgar (Eugene, OR) late 1970s. To Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) 1988: raced at the Walter Mitty event in April 1988 and then regularly to the end of the 1993 season after which it was unused for five seasons. Raced again by Swigler from 1999 up to Mitty 02 in July 2002. Retained by Swigler until sold, together with Swigler's Shadow and Surtees F1 cars, to Harin De Silva and sold on by him to David Arrowsmith (Christchurch, New Zealand) in July 2011. Raced in the 2011-12 Tasman Revival series in NZ and David is planning to compete again in the 2013-14 season.
  16. Surtees TS8 [007] (Scott Drnek): New for Peter Revson at the 1971 Questor GP then for Alan Roillinson in UK series. To Alan Brodie 1972 and raced by Brodie and by Steve Thompson. To Servis Appliances Racing Team 1973 and raced by Ray Allan early in the season. Then possibly the Robin Darlington car in Sep 1973 Reappeared with Colin Andrews (Banbury, Oxfordshire) 1974, then to Steve Cuff (Frome, Somerset) 1975 for hillclimbs. To Alan Richards (Cheltenham) and used in sprints and occasional hill climbs in 1976 and 1977. Used in sprints and occasional hill climbs by Bob Clapham in 1978 and 1979. Then unknown until sold by Brian Redman to Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) in 1986. Dave believes Brian got it from Richard Attwood about two years earlier. Retained until Swigler sold his collection to Harin De Silva (Palos Verdes Estates, CA) in 2009. Restored by Virtuoso Performance and first raced at Laguna Seca in August 2011. Also raced in New Zealand in the 2011/12 Tasman Revival series and at the Phillip Island Classic in March 2013.
  17. Matich A50 [004] (Philip Lewis): Bought by Johnny Walker, and fitted with the engine and transmission from his Elfin MR5. Raced by Walker in the 1972 Australian Gold Star, 1973 Australian Internationals, then to America for four races in the US series. To Jon Davison for the 1974 Australian Gold Star and 1975 Australian Internationals 1975 Australian Gold Star, 1976 Australian Internationals, 1976 Australian Gold Star, and 1977 Australian Internationals. To Bronwyn Taylor 1977 and raced in 1978 and 1979 - Geoff Munyard 1980 - leased to Kevin Leighton 1982 - Graham Stoll - Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) - Ziggy Schueller 1990 - Ken Smith (NZ) 1992 or 1993 - James Boult (NZ) 1996 - Russell Greer (NZ) 1996 - Richard Bendell (Australia) 2001 - Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW, Australia) 2004 - Philip Lewis 2013.
  18. Lola T332 (Jay Bondini): This car started life with the Hogan team, was sold to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) in 1977, and then to "Bronco" Brad Murphey (Phoenix, AZ) to convert for Can-Am. Neither Murphey nor next owner Arlon Koops (Denver, CO) raced it, but Koops loaned it to Bill Tempero (Ft Collins, CO) for Can-Am 1984. It went to Kent Painter (Fort Collins, CO) in 1988, and was then stored for 21 years until bought by Jay Bondini (Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia), who restored it to Hogan Racing 1974 specification. It was raced by Peter Brennan in the 2011 Australian GP support event, and later by Bondini at Australian historic events. Sold to Gary Gunn (Werribee, Victoria, Australia) in 2016. More information about Lola T332 'the Hogan/Haines car'
  19. McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] (Timothy Rush): 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
  20. Lola T190 [190/F1/8] (Eric Haga): New to Eric Haga (Seattle, WA) and raced in the US Pro series in 1970. To Don Baker (Long Beach, CA) for 1971 and used in local SCCA events. To Jim Gustafson (Costa Mesa, CA) for 1974 and again raced in West Coast SCCA events. To Richard Votava (Southern California) in 1975. The log book then identifies a Troy R. Milken (or Millen or Milleau) driving the car in a school on 21 Feb 1976. Then Votava in SCCA Regionals (mainly at RIR) in 1976 and 1977; then SCCA Nationals in 1978 and 1979. To Marshall R. Tarnow March 1980 - Alan Sevadjain (owned with Don Johnstone) and raced at Texas in 1981 - Larry C. Clain (Tulsa, OK) and raced at RIR and elsewhere 1982 - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) 1984 - Chip Boatright (Illinois) 2006. Sold back to original driver Eric Haga (Renton, WA) for historic racing. Appeared in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Tasman Revival series, but wrecked at Teretonga Park in February 2013.
  21. 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
  22. March 73A (Graham Smith): Reported to have been bought from Jock Topin's Ecurie Santos (Watford, UK) and imported to Australia by Ray Gibbs (East Malvern, Victoria, Australia) in 1978. Entered by Gibbs for Russell Davidson in the Australian ARCO Graphite series in 1980. To Ron Cullen (Sydney, NSW) about 1996 and restored, then to Graham Smith (Bellbrae, Victoria) late 2000/early 2001. Raced by Smith in F5000 Revival Series races in early 2006, and in Australian historic races including the Australian Grand Prix support races in 2009 and 2010. Sold by Smith to an unknown owner in Victoria in 2014. Sold at auction in April 2016 to Rob Splatt. More information about March 732/73A 'the second Gibbs 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 email from Ross MacKay of FAST COMPANY of behalf of the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association, dated Sunday, 11 March 2012 8:59 pm.