NZ Festival of Motor Racing
Hampton Downs, 20 Jan 2013
|1||Ken Smith||Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 1)
|2||Steve Ross||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 2)
|3||Clark Proctor||March 73A  - Chevrolet V8
#57 (see note 3)
|4||Gregory Thornton||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 4)
|5||Peter Dunn||March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 5)
|6||Paul Zazryn||Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 6)
|7||Mike Whatley||Surtees TS8B ["014"] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 7)
|8||Brett Willis||Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 (see note 8)
|9||Alan Dunkley||Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
|10||Mark Dwyer||Lola T400 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#54 (see note 9)
|11||Bryan Sala||Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 10)
|12||Peter Sundberg||Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8
#50 (see note 11)
|13||David Abbott||Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 12)
|14||Aaron Burson||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#29 (see note 13)
|15||David Banks||Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
|16||Peter Burson||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 14)
|17||Ian Clements||Begg FM5  - Chevrolet V8
#21 (see note 15)
|18||Rodney Carroll||Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
|19||Poul Christie||McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
|20||Warwick Mortimer||Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8
|R||Phil Mauger||(F1) 3-litre McLaren M23  - Cosworth DFV V8
|R||Shayne Windelburn||Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 (see note 16)
|R||Stan Redmond||Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8
|R||Aaron Lewis||Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8
#44 (see note 17)
|R||Bill Hemming||Elfin MR8A-C  - Chevrolet V8
#112 (see note 18)
|DNS||Lindsay O'Donnell||Begg FM5  - Chevrolet V8
#21 (see note 19)
|Did not start|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Ken Smith||8||8m 15.270s|
|17||Phil Mauger||8||+1m 03.797s|
|1||Ken Smith||8||08m 51.596s|
|12||Gregory Thornton||8||+1m 01.848s|
|13||Aaron Burson||8||+1m 02.274s|
|14||Stan Redmond||8||+1m 06.152s|
|1||Clark Proctor||(F5000) 5-litre March 73A  - Chevrolet V8||1m 00.331s|
|2||Ken Smith||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8||1m 00.366s|
|3||Steve Ross||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 00.807s|
|4||Peter Dunn||(F5000) 5-litre March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8||1m 02.117s|
|5||Mike Whatley||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8B ["014"] - Chevrolet V8||1m 02.488s|
|6||Brett Willis||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1m 02.637s|
|7||Paul Zazryn||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8||1m 02.945s|
|8||David Abbott||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.219s|
|9||Mark Dwyer||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU12] - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.401s|
|10||Aaron Burson||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.424s|
|11||Alan Dunkley||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.751s|
|12||Peter Sundberg||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.923s|
|13||Bryan Sala||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.988s|
|14||David Banks||(F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.273s|
|15||Shayne Windelburn||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.490s|
|16||Gregory Thornton||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.920s|
|17||Peter Burson||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 05.192s|
|18||Bill Hemming||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C  - Chevrolet V8||1m 06.182s|
|19||Stan Redmond||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8||1m 06.388s|
|20||Phil Mauger||(F1) 3-litre McLaren M23  - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 06.846s|
|21||Lindsay O'Donnell *||(F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5  - Chevrolet V8||1m 07.830s|
|22||Rodney Carroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8||1m 09.045s|
|23||Warwick Mortimer||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8||1m 09.459s|
|24||Poul Christie||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8||1m 09.617s|
|25||Aaron Lewis||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8||1m 13.341s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] (Ken Smith): Thought to be the F5000 Lola T332 chassis bought by Interscope Racing for Danny Ongais to replace the car damaged by Ongais at Riverside 1975. Then the T332-spec spare car used by Ongais alongside his new T332C in the US series in 1976. The spare car was "comprehensively written off" in practice at Elkhart Lake but may well have been repaired. This is believed to be the car deposited in the Justice Brothers Museum some time between 1977 and 1980 by Ed O'Brien. It remained in the museum until 2010 when acquired by Ken Smith (Auckland, New Zealand), his chief crew Barry Miller and Phil Richardson. Raced in the 2011/12 F5000 Tasman Revival series but Smith crashed heavily at its second race. Rebuilt with a new monocoque, and raced in the series every season from 2012/13 to 2017/18.
- McRae GM1  (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).
- March 73A  (Clark Proctor): Built for 1973 season (white). John Gunn: raced in US 1973, US 1974 (last race September 1974) - Les Hudelson mid-1974: raced by John Cannon US for the two Californian races in October 1974. Car then "put away"; retained by Hudelson in storage for nearly 20 years - Greg Wold (Maple Grove, MN) about 1993: restored to 1973 specification over next six years; raced in the SVRA series 2002. To Nick Smith (San Diego, CA) Feb 2007. To Roger Williams (New Zealand) Jan 2010. To Clark Proctor (Auckland, New Zealand) later in 2010 and raced in the Tasman Revival series in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
- McRae GM1  (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
- March 73A ["7"] (Peter Dunn): See full history: March 73A/5.
- Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
- Surtees TS8B ["014"] (Mike Whatley): New to John Campbell for 1973, and after a couple of early-season libre races he only appeared at one F5000 race where he failed to start. Sold to Nick Overall (Midhurst, West Sussex) for libre racing in 1974 but crashed at Copse corner at Silverstone. Rebuilt and sold to Alan Shaw (Monmouth) for sprints and libre but rarely seen. Then to Jim West who ran it in sprints and hill climbs in 1976. To Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) 1986 and then to Rick Hall of Hall & Fowler (Folkingham, Lincolnshire) 1989 and raced in HSCC events in 1990 and 1991. Sold to Mike Whatley (Holmfirth, West Yorkshire) about 1992 for historic racing. Mike still owned the car in July 2013 though it was then based in New Zealand where he had raced it for the previous four seasons. Sold in December 2016 to Jolyon Harrison (York).
- 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
- Lola T400 [HU12] (Mark Dwyer): See full history: Lola T400 HU12.
- Matich A50/A51  (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
- Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] (Peter Sundberg): 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'
- 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.
- McRae GM1  (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
- McRae GM1  (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
- Begg FM5  (Ian Clements): 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
- 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
- Matich A50  (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.
- Elfin MR8A-C  (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.
- Begg FM5  (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
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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 Sunday, 20 January 2013 6:43 pm. Additional data from https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/864112