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Australian Muscle Car Masters support race

Sydney Motorsport Park, 2 Sep 2012

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 1)
10 20m 22.8205s
2 Ken Smith Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 2)
10 20m 28.2912s
3 Bryan Sala Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 3)
10 20m 28.6777s
4 Aaron Burson McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#29 (see note 4)
10 20m 43.3458s
5 Darcy Russell Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 5)
10 20m 51.2960s
6 Chris Lambden McRae GM1 [004] - Chevrolet V8
#27 (see note 6)
10 20m 53.7433s
7 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 7)
10 20m 54.4756s
8 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 8)
10 20m 57.4244s
9 David Banks Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78
10 21m 06.0364s
10 Bill Hemming Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 9)
10 21m 06.7582s
11 Shayne Windelburn Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 (see note 10)
10 21m 08.1619s
12 Stan Redmond Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8
#111
10 21m 24.4759s
13 Rodney Carroll Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#43
10 21m 33.2430s
14 Jay Bondini Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 11)
10 21m 35.8148s
R Roger Williams Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8
#63 (see note 12)

DNSF John Bryant Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)
Did not start final
DNSF Aaron Lewis Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#44 (see note 14)
Did not start final
DNS Andrew Kluver Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#37
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Bryan Sala611m 15.5011s
2Steve Ross611m 15.9585s
3Roger Williams611m 24.3676s
4Ken Smith611m 24.3880s
5Chris Lambden611m 44.2528s
6Aaron Burson611m 44.4473s
7Darcy Russell611m 54.4631s
8Shayne Windelburn612m 05.7751s
9Bill Hemming612m 13.3133s
10David Banks612m 13.7076s
11David Abbott612m 24.7496s
12Jay Bondini613m 03.2248s
13Rodney Carroll612m 04.7287s
Russell Greerretired
Stan Redmondretired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Ross611m 18.9274s
2Roger Williams611m 32.0103s
3Aaron Burson611m 45.5182s
4Darcy Russell611m 49.9436s
5David Abbott611m 59.1578s
6Bill Hemming612m 08.7917s
7David Banks612m 09.0163s
8Rodney Carroll612m 37.9529s
Stan Redmondretired
John Bryantretired
Bryan Salaretired
Shayne Windelburnretired
Jay Bondiniretired
Chris Lambdenretired
Russell Greerretired
Ken Smithretired
Aaron Lewisretired
Qualifying
1 Bryan Sala (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1m 50.8249s
2 Ken Smith (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 50.8586s
3 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 51.1846s
4 Roger Williams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 52.7058s
5 Chris Lambden (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 53.2025s
6 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1m 55.1800s
7 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 56.5937s
8 Darcy Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 56.8319s
9 David Banks (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 58.6802s
10 Shayne Windelburn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 2m 00.5515s
11 Bill Hemming (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 2m 00.9172s
12 Stan Redmond (F5000) 5-litre Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8 2m 05.0453s
13 Rodney Carroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8 2m 08.3975s
14 Jay Bondini (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 2m 09.2789s
15 Aaron Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 2m 36.8582s
16 Andrew Kluver * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 3m 15.5289s
17 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
 
* 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 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. 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
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Lola T400 [HU8] (Shayne Windelburn): New to McKechnie Racing Org and raced by Richard Scott and Bob Evans in UK series 1975. To Len Gibbs for Keith Holland UK 1976 and early 1977. To Gerry Amato, then Allan Kayes for Group 8 in 1977. Then unknown until 'found in a garage in Cambridge' by Mike Connor and raced in a libre at Castle Combe in April 1980. Next seen with Mick Hill 1982, who converted it into a "BMW M1" with 7.4-litre Chevrolet V8 for "GT" racing: raced in Donington GT series 1983 (shared between Hill and Kevin Riley). Also raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Riley 1983 and 1984 … advertised by Straight Six (Tony Hildebrand) 1986 … David Sheppard: raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Gary Dobbin, 1989 … Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) about 1990, and taken apart to recreate the Lola T400. To Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) around 1991. Raced by Windelburn in Australian and New Zealand historics from 2000 (or earlier), and raced regularly in the F5000 Tasman Revival from its start in November 2003, when he won the feature race at the opening round, to the 2017/18 season. More information about Lola T400 HU8
  11. 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'
  12. 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'
  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. 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.

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, 2 September 2012 10:22 pm. Additional data from http://racing.natsoft.com.au/641779445/object_273918.85F/View?1