Classic Speed Fest
Teretonga Park, 17 Feb 2013
|1||Clark Proctor||March 73A  - Chevrolet V8
#57 (see note 1)
|2||Andrew Higgins||Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 2)
|3||Bryan Sala||Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8
#17 (see note 3)
|4||Gregory Thornton||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 4)
|5||Paul Zazryn||Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 5)
|6||Steve Ross||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 6)
|7||Mike Whatley||Surtees TS8B ["014"] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 7)
|8||David Banks||Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
|9||Ian Clements||Begg FM5  - Chevrolet V8
#21 (see note 8)
|10||Phil Mauger||(F1) 3-litre McLaren M23  - Cosworth DFV V8
|11||Bill Hemming||Elfin MR8A-C  - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 9)
|R||Peter Dunn||March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8
#15 (see note 10)
|DNS||Peter Sundberg||Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8
#50 (see note 11)
|Did not start|
|DNSC||Stan Redmond||Lola T333CS/T332 - Chevrolet V8
||Did not start (crashed)|
|DNSC||Eric Haga||Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 12)
|Did not start (crashed)|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Andrew Higgins||8||7m 26.061s|
|2||Clark Proctor||8||7m 32.098s|
|3||Steve Ross||8||7m 32.238s|
|4||Mike Whatley||8||7m 50.044s|
|5||Gregory Thornton||8||7m 51.226s|
|6||Paul Zazryn||8||7m 51.461s|
|7||Peter Dunn||8||7m 54.901s|
|8||Bryan Sala||8||7m 58.268s|
|9||David Banks||8||8m 20.089s|
|10||Ian Clements||8||8m 20.469s|
|11||Phil Mauger||8||8m 25.648s|
|12||Bill Hemming||7||7m 31.607s|
|1||Steve Ross||8||7m 24.441s|
|2||Clark Proctor||8||7m 25.066s|
|3||Andrew Higgins||8||7m 25.449s|
|4||Gregory Thornton||8||7m 42.482s|
|5||Mike Whatley||8||7m 46.025s|
|6||Paul Zazryn||8||7m 46.523s|
|7||David Banks||8||7m 51.753s|
|8||Peter Dunn||8||7m 52.340s|
|9||Bryan Sala||8||7m 59.842s|
|10||Phil Mauger||8||8m 05.622s|
|11||Ian Clements||8||8m 06.539s|
|1||Andrew Higgins||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||54.350s|
|2||Steve Ross||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||54.591s|
|3||Clark Proctor||(F5000) 5-litre March 73A  - Chevrolet V8||55.685s|
|4||Gregory Thornton||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||56.470s|
|5||Mike Whatley||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8B ["014"] - Chevrolet V8||57.371s|
|6||Paul Zazryn||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8||57.675s|
|7||Peter Dunn||(F5000) 5-litre March 73A ["7"] - Chevrolet V8||58.174s|
|8||Bryan Sala||(F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51  - Chevrolet V8||58.223s|
|9||Peter Sundberg *||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['HU22-3'] - Chevrolet V8||58.277s|
|10||David Banks||(F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8||59.135s|
|11||Phil Mauger||(F1) 3-litre McLaren M23  - Cosworth DFV V8||1m 02.650s|
|12||Bill Hemming||(F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C  - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.848s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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 T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
- 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
- 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
- Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
- 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).
- 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).
- 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
- 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.
- March 73A ["7"] (Peter Dunn): See full history: March 73A/5.
- 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 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.
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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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, 17 February 2013 6:39 pm.