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Skope Classic

Ruapana Park, 5 Feb 2012

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 1)
12 16m 06.262s
2 Brett Willis Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 (see note 2)
12 16m 35.981s
3 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 3)
12 16m 38.232s
4 Aaron Burson McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#29 (see note 4)
12 16m 42.569s
5 Gregory Thornton Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#32 (see note 5)
12 16m 43.269s
6 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 6)
12 17m 04.284s
7 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 7)
12 17m 11.594s
8 Lindsay O'Donnell Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8
#21 (see note 8)
12 17m 14.930s
9 Mike Whatley Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8
#8
12 17m 16.383s
10 Harindra de Silva Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 9)
12 17m 20.389s
11 Peter Burson McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 10)
12 17m 24.413s
12 David Arrowsmith Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8
#70 (see note 11)
11 16m 08.438s
13 Timothy Rush McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 12)
11 16m 34.363s
14 Frank Lyons Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
#74
11 16m 35.133s
15 Seb Coppola Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#12
11 17m 02.887s
16 John Bryant Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#31 (see note 13)
11 17m 22.387s
17 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#81 (see note 14)
10 16m 20.835s
R David Banks Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78
8
R Stan Redmond Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8
#25
6
R Michael Lyons Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 15)
4
R Roger Williams Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 16)
3
R Warwick Mortimer Surtees TS5 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#77
3
DNSF Chris Lambden McRae GM1 [004] - Chevrolet V8
#27 (see note 17)
Did not start final
DNSF Judith Lyons Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8
#55 (see note 18)
Did not start final
DNSF Phil Mauger (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7
Did not start final
DNS Tony Richards "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8
#23 (see note 19)
Did not start
(damaged floor)
DNS Jay Esterer McRae GM1 [010] - Chevrolet V8
#59 (see note 20)
Did not start
(persistent engine misfire)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Michael Lyons8
2Ian Clements8+16.902s
3Steve Ross8+27.477s
4Frank Lyons8+27.971s
5Aaron Burson8+29.118s
6Mike Whatley8+29.493s
7David Abbott8+32.046s
8Gregory Thornton8+36.839s
9Russell Greer8+38.517s
10Harindra de Silva8+39.065s
11Stan Redmond8+44.024s
12Lindsay O'Donnell8+46.200s
13Chris Lambden8+53.013s
14Peter Burson8+58.077s
15David Banks8+59.049s
16Seb Coppola7
17Warwick Mortimer7
18Eric Haga7
19Timothy Rush7
20Judith Lyons6
Phil Maugerretired
John Bryantretired
Brett Willisretired
Roger Williamsretired
David Arrowsmithretired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Ross810m 41.361s
2Michael Lyons8+0.268s
3Brett Willis8+25.250s
4Roger Williams8+29.867s
5Ian Clements8+30.067s
6Aaron Burson8+40.204s
7Gregory Thornton8+51.421s
8Harindra de Silva8+51.629s
9Russell Greer8+52.248s
10Stan Redmond8+52.418s
11Lindsay O'Donnell8+53.764s
12Chris Lambden8+58.289s
13David Arrowsmith8+58.818s
14David Banks8+1m 00.251s
15Peter Burson8+1m 06.556s
16Timothy Rush7
17John Bryant7
18Warwick Mortimer7
19Seb Coppola7
20Eric Haga7
21Judith Lyons6
David Abbottretired
Frank Lyonsretired
Qualifying
1 Michael Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.559s
2 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.176s
3 Tony Richards * (F5000) 5-litre "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.074s
4 Brett Willis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.369s
5 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.933s
6 Frank Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.414s
7 Jay Esterer * (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [010] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.445s
8 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.965s
9 Roger Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.417s
10 Mike Whatley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.714s
11 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.171s
12 Harindra de Silva (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [007] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.214s
13 Gregory Thornton (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.796s
14 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.865s
15 Lindsay O'Donnell (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.275s
16 Peter Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.128s
17 Chris Lambden (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.293s
18 David Arrowsmith (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8 1m 28.633s
19 Stan Redmond (F5000) 5-litre Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.337s
20 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.567s
21 Seb Coppola (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.657s
22 Phil Mauger (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 30.920s
23 David Banks (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.233s
24 Warwick Mortimer (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.393s
25 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.016s
26 John Bryant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.307s
27 Judith Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8 2m 11.210s
 
* Did not start

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 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
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Surtees TS8 [007] (Harindra de Silva): 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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 a 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. Lola T400 [HU7] (Michael Lyons): See full history: Lola T400 HU7.
  16. 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'
  17. McRae GM1 [004] (Chris Lambden): Built for Evan Noyes as spare tub for 002, and stayed with 002 through its later US owners, until sold to Roger Williams (NZ) in 2005. Sold to Alistair Hey (NZ) in 2008 and eventually built up into a complete car for Hey by Motorsport Solutions (Christchurch, NZ). Sold to Chris Lambden (Melbourne, Australia) in 2011, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2011 to 2013. Sold back to Hey in mid-2014 and raced by Michael Collins in New Zealand rounds of the Tasman Revival in 2017/18. More information about Leda LT27-004/McRae GM1-004
  18. Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] (Judith Lyons): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  19. "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.
  20. McRae GM1 [010] (Jay Esterer): See full history: McRae GM1/010.

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, 5 February 2012 6:49 pm. Additional data from https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/745322