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V8 Supercars support race

Sandown Park, 15 Sep 2013

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Tweedie Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Team VDS (see note 1)
12 13m 28.4805s
2 Richard Davison Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Richard Davison (see note 2)
12 13m 38.8673s
3 Ken Smith Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Tridon (see note 3)
12 13m 45.9705s
4 Andrew Higgins Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Morningside Lodge (see note 4)
12 13m 49.9608s
5 Bryan Sala Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#1 The Roadworthy Shop (see note 5)
12 13m 53.5568s
6 Andrew Robson Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Andrew Robson (see note 6)
12 14m 13.3236s
7 Darcy Russell Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 D'arcy Russell (see note 7)
12 14m 55.8722s
8 Timothy Rush McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Terry Rush (see note 8)
11
9 Rodney Carroll Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Tyreplus
10
R Aaron Lewis Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#25 Rover Coaches (see note 9)
7
R Tony Floreani Elfin MR5 [5724] - Repco Holden V8
#15 Tony Floreani (see note 10)
4
DNSF John Bryant Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#3 John Bryant (see note 11)
Did not start final

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Tom Tweedie88m 59.3633s
2Andrew Higgins89m 07.9675s
3Richard Davison89m 09.7946s
4Ken Smith89m 12.9253s
5Aaron Lewis89m 34.3668s
6Tony Floreani89m 34.5806s
7Darcy Russell89m 38.1603s
8Andrew Robson89m 38.5259s
9Timothy Rush7
10John Bryant7
11Rodney Carroll7
Bryan Sala5retired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Tom Tweedie88m 55.5193s
2Andrew Higgins89m 06.9208s
3Ken Smith89m 07.3498s
4Richard Davison89m 08.2277s
5Bryan Sala89m 20.5437s
6Tony Floreani89m 27.5853s
7Aaron Lewis89m 37.5975s
8Darcy Russell89m 38.7629s
9Timothy Rush7
10Rodney Carroll7
11John Bryant7
Qualifying
1 Richard Davison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1m 06.9814s
2 Andrew Higgins (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.0920s
3 Tom Tweedie (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.2337s
4 Bryan Sala (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.3458s
5 Andrew Robson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.4215s
6 Aaron Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1m 09.8685s
7 Darcy Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.6778s
8 John Bryant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.3487s
9 Rodney Carroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.3394s
10 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.9518s
- Tony Floreani (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5724] - Repco Holden V8 did not practice
- Ken Smith (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8 did not practice

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] (Tom Tweedie): New to VDS for Chris Craft in 1973 UK series, then for Peter Gethin in 1974 Tasman series. Loaned to Adlards Crowne Racing for Craft UK 1974; returned to VDS, converted to B24/B28 specification and used by Vern Schuppan to win at Brands Hatch October 1974. Sold to Tony Dean for the UK and US series in 1975, but confiscated by UK Customs & Excise on its return from the US. Bought by Don Gray (Sittingbourne, Kent) at auction, and raced in UK 1977. To Keith Holland for 1978 Australian Internationals 1978, and sold there to Barry Singleton 1978, who raced it in Australia in 1978/79. To Jim Lowe 1980/81, but crashed at Surfers Paradise in early 1981 and heavily damaged. Wreck sold to Russel Gomersall, then to Peter Phillips, then Laurie O'Neill, then Dr Bill Marshall sometime around 1985. Run in Australian historic racing 1986-1988. To George Parlby early 1990s. To Aaron Lewis (Cessnock, NSW) late 2005, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2006 to 2010. Robert Tweedie (Sydney, NSW) 2012, and raced by his son Tom Tweedie, in historic racing from 2013 onwards. More information about Chevron B24 B24-73-07
  2. Lola T332 [HU34] (Richard Davison): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  3. 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.
  4. Lola T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. Elfin MR5 [5724] (Tony Floreani): New to John Walker 1972, but he quickly replaced it with a Matich A50. Sold to Stan Keen and fitted with a Ford V8 later in the 1972 season, but not raced after October 1973. Sold to Peter "Chris" Middleton 1977, and raced in the 1978 Australian Internationals, and in the 1978 and 1979 Australian national seasons. Sold to Tony Parkinson 1979, then to Mike Adams 1981. It was then rebodied by Elfin, renamed 815, and raced by Mike Trengove and by Adams in 1981 and 1982. Sold to Paul Trevethan, then to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Victoria) in the mid-1980s who restored it to original specification, and fitted a flat plane crank Repco Holden engine. To David Doubtfire in 1991, then to Max Floreani in 1996, and raced by Tony Floreani in historics up to 2013.
  11. 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

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.

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