Australian Muscle Car Masters support race
Sydney Motorsport Park, 1 Sep 2013
|1||Tom Tweedie||Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#2 TEAM VDS (see note 1)
|2||Ken Smith||Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 TRIDON (see note 2)
|3||Bryan Sala||Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8
#1 THE ROADWORTHY SHOP (see note 3)
|4||Andrew Higgins||Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 VICEROY (see note 4)
|5||Aaron Lewis||Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8
#25 ROVER COACHES (see note 5)
|6||John Bryant||Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#3 J BRYANT (see note 6)
|R||Timothy Rush||McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 TERRY RUSH (see note 7)
|DNSF||Clark Proctor||March 73A  - Chevrolet V8
#57 METALMAN (see note 8)
|Did not start final|
|DNSF||Richard Davison||Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#6 R DAVIDSON (see note 9)
|Did not start final|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Tom Tweedie||8||11m 48.4546s|
|2||Clark Proctor||8||11m 49.9375s|
|3||Ken Smith||8||11m 54.6064s|
|4||Andrew Higgins||8||12m 07.2003s|
|5||Bryan Sala||8||12m 07.7316s|
|6||Aaron Lewis||8||12m 34.7185s|
|7||John Bryant||7||11m 54.7102s|
|8||Timothy Rush||7||11m 57.6396s|
|1||Tom Tweedie||8||11m 43.4028s|
|2||Ken Smith||8||11m 54.4876s|
|3||Andrew Higgins||8||11m 59.8166s|
|4||Bryan Sala||8||12m 20.5683s|
|5||Aaron Lewis||8||12m 20.8390s|
|6||Timothy Rush||8||13m 20.3326s|
|7||John Bryant||7||11m 52.5634s|
|1||Tom Tweedie||(F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8||1m 25.7285s|
|2||Clark Proctor||(F5000) 5-litre March 73A  - Chevrolet V8||1m 26.4589s|
|3||Ken Smith||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8||1m 26.8454s|
|4||Bryan Sala||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8||1m 28.0006s|
|5||Richard Davison||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8||1m 29.8758s|
|6||Andrew Higgins||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1m 30.1745s|
|7||Aaron Lewis||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50  - Repco Holden V8||1m 31.2190s|
|8||John Bryant||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8||1m 40.6548s|
|9||Timothy Rush||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8||1m 41.5538s|
Notes on the cars:
- 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
- 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.
- 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 T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- Lola T332 [HU34] (Richard Davison): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
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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