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Tasman Revival meeting

Sydney Motorsport Park, 25 Nov 2012

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Andrew Robson Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 1)
10 15m 39.6796s
2 Paul Zazryn Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 2)
10 15m 49.9930s
3 Chris Lambden McRae GM1 [004] - Chevrolet V8
#27 (see note 3)
10 15m 57.9440s
4 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 4)
10 15m 58.3667s
5 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 5)
10 15m 59.8065s
6 Stan Redmond Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8
#111
10 16m 00.3078s
7 Bruce Leeson McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8
#10
10 16m 00.6481s
8 Bill Hemming Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 6)
10 16m 00.9047s
9 Rodney Carroll Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#43
10 16m 16.3586s
10 Aaron Lewis Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#44 (see note 7)
10 16m 20.2618s
11 Jay Bondini Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 8)
9 15m 44.6814s
12 Eric Haga Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 9)
9 17m 03.8045s
R Gregory Thornton McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 10)
3
R Alan Dunkley Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#42
3
R Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 11)
1
DNSF Phil Mauger (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7
Did not start final
DNSF Lindsay O'Donnell Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8
#21 (see note 12)
Did not start final

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Andrew Robson69m 08.9903s
2Gregory Thornton69m 15.7314s
3Alan Dunkley69m 26.9447s
4Chris Lambden69m 30.4474s
5Paul Zazryn69m 30.6675s
6Russell Greer69m 31.9548s
7Ian Clements69m 33.5357s
8Bill Hemming69m 47.4462s
9Lindsay O'Donnell69m 48.6710s
10David Abbott69m 57.4721s
11Phil Mauger69m 59.5539s
12Rodney Carroll610m 00.3112s
13Jay Bondini610m 25.1200s
Eric Haga5retired
Stan Redmond5retired
Aaron Lewis1retired
Bruce Leeson0retired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Gregory Thornton69m 16.5704s
2Alan Dunkley69m 20.5197s
3Chris Lambden69m 23.4111s
4Paul Zazryn69m 23.9656s
5Ian Clements69m 24.9776s
6Russell Greer69m 38.6667s
7Stan Redmond69m 38.8706s
8David Abbott69m 40.1687s
9Bill Hemming69m 47.4725s
10Rodney Carroll69m 50.5962s
11Phil Mauger69m 58.6348s
Aaron Lewis4retired
Andrew Robson4retired
Jay Bondini4retired
Bruce Leeson1retired
Eric Haga0retired
Heat 3 Laps Time Speed
1Gregory Thornton69m 14.1892s
2Andrew Robson69m 23.2945s
3Paul Zazryn69m 26.3968s
4Chris Lambden69m 30.6910s
5Alan Dunkley69m 31.2898s
6Ian Clements69m 31.6323s
7Russell Greer69m 37.5090s
8Stan Redmond69m 37.8186s
9Aaron Lewis69m 39.9789s
10Bruce Leeson69m 43.8000s
11David Abbott69m 44.9173s
12Phil Mauger69m 48.5595s
13Bill Hemming69m 50.0953s
14Lindsay O'Donnell69m 50.3617s
15Eric Haga610m 34.1020s
Jay Bondini1retired
Qualifying
1 Andrew Robson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.7553s
2 Aaron Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1m 31.1019s
3 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.6655s
4 Alan Dunkley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.7864s
5 Gregory Thornton (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.9738s
6 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.2339s
7 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.7127s
8 Chris Lambden (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.8759s
9 Stan Redmond (F5000) 5-litre Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.3565s
10 Bruce Leeson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-04] - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.3621s
11 Paul Zazryn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.3916s
12 Bill Hemming (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.1056s
13 Lindsay O'Donnell (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.7656s
14 Rodney Carroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8 1m 38.3343s
15 Phil Mauger (F1) 3-litre McLaren M23 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 39.5509s
16 Eric Haga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 41.5843s
17 Jay Bondini (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.2756s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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
  2. Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Matich A50 [004] (Aaron 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.
  8. 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'
  9. 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.
  10. McRae GM1 [015] (Gregory Thornton): 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
  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. 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

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 emails from Ross MacKay of FAST COMPANY of behalf of the New Zealand Formula 5000 Association, dated Saturday, 24 November 2012 9:37 pm and Sunday, 25 November 2012 9:49 pm. Additional data from http://racing.natsoft.com.au/641779445/object_274124.85x/View?1