NZ Festival of Motor Racing
Hampton Downs, 19 Jan 2014
|1||Michael Lyons||Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 1)
|2||Clark Proctor||March 73A  - Chevrolet V8
#57 (see note 2)
|3||Steve Ross||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 3)
|4||Andrew Higgins||Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 4)
|5||Gregory Thornton||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A  - Ford GAA V6
|6||Guido Belgiorno-Nettis||(1.5t F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 156/85  - Tipo 031/2 turbo v6
|7||Ian Clements||Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 5)
|8||Frank Lyons||Eagle 74A  - Chevrolet V8
|9||Glenn Richards||Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#99 (see note 6)
|10||Peter Burson||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 7)
|11||Calvin Bonney||Begg  - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 8)
|R||Brett Willis||Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 (see note 9)
|R||Warwick Mortimer||Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8
|R||Mike Whatley||Surtees TS8B ["014"] - Chevrolet V8
#8 (see note 10)
|R||Sefton Gibb||Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#88 (see note 11)
|R||Judith Lyons||Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8
#55 (see note 12)
|DNSF||Aaron Burson||McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8
#29 (see note 13)
|Did not start final|
|DNSF||Grant Martin||Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start final|
|DNSF||David Banks||Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start final|
|DNSF||Ken Smith||Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 14)
|Did not start final|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Michael Lyons||8||8m 44.887s|
|1||Michael Lyons||8||8m 07.893s|
|1||Ken Smith||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8||59.445s|
|2||Michael Lyons||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU7] - Chevrolet V8||59.514s|
|3||Andrew Higgins||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1m 00.685s|
|4||Steve Ross||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 00.844s|
|5||Guido Belgiorno-Nettis||(1.5t F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 156/85  - Ferrari Tipo 031/2 turbo v6||1m 02.063s|
|6||Mike Whatley||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8B ["014"] - Chevrolet V8||1m 02.661s|
|7||Ian Clements||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8||1m 02.763s|
|8||Aaron Burson||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.245s|
|9||Brett Willis||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8||1m 03.245s|
|10||Gregory Thornton||(F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A  - Ford GAA V6||1m 04.039s|
|11||Sefton Gibb||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (A)] - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.117s|
|12||Frank Lyons||(F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A  - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.595s|
|13||Grant Martin||(F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8||1m 05.173s|
|14||Calvin Bonney||(F5000) 5-litre Begg  - Chevrolet V8||1m 05.538s|
|15||Glenn Richards||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8||1m 06.441s|
|16||Peter Burson||(F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet V8||1m 07.334s|
|17||Warwick Mortimer||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8||1m 10.490s|
|18||Judith Lyons||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8||1m 27.115s|
|19||Clark Proctor||(F5000) 5-litre March 73A  - Chevrolet V8||no time|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T400 [HU7] (Michael Lyons): See full history: Lola T400 HU7.
- 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  (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).
- Lola T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
- Lola T332 (Ian Clements): A yellow "ex-John Morton" Frissbee Can-Am car bought in 2007 from Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) by Ian Clements (Christchurch, NZ) and rebuilt as a Lola T332 for the Tasman Revival series. Clements raced this red-and-white #30 Lola T332 in every season of the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2008/09 to 2017/18. Sold to Kevin Ingram in 2018.
- Lola T400 [HU9] (Glenn Richards): New to Eppie Wietzes (Thornhill, Ontario) and raced in the SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship in 1975 and early 1976. Retained by Wietzes until 1986 and used as show car by Canadian Tyre in mid-1980's. Sold to Horst Kroll and converted to Can-Am Frissbee specification as "Frissbee KR4" for Can-Am 1986 and CAT in 1987. Retained by Kroll until sold to Glenn Richards (Auckland, New Zealand) in mid-2010. Raced by Reg Cook in the 2010/11 F5000 Tasman Revival series, and then by Richards in the series every season from 2013/14 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T400 HU9
- 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  (Calvin Bonney): First raced by Jim Murdoch in the New Zealand Gold Star in late 1974, then in the 1975 Tasman series, finishing second in the New Zealand Grand Prix, the 1975-76 Gold Star season, and in the 1976 NZ Internationals. The car was then retired to the Queenstown Motor Museum, where it remained when it was sold to Gavin Bain (Christchurch) in the late 1980s. It was later sold to Phil Mauger (Christchurch) and reappeared in 2004 when raced by him in the F5000 Tasman Revival series. Then to Noel Atley (Invercargill) who raced it in the Tasman Revival series from 2005 to 2009. Sold to Calven Bonney for 2010, and raced by him in the Tasman Revival series until sold to Scott O'Donnell (Invercargill) in 2017. The car will be on display on a regular basis at Bill Richardson Transport World in Invercargill.
- 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
- 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 T332 [HU38 (A)] (Sefton Gibb): The original tub from HU38 was repaired and sold as a spare tub at the same time as the complete HU38(B). These were last advertised by Tuck Thomas (Edina, MN) in May 1978. The complete car was sold to Gordy Oftedahl (Minneapolis, MN) but the fate of the repaired tub is unknown. It may have gone with the complete car via Oftedahl and Chris Carrell to Chuck Haines. Believed to be the car sold by Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) to Ian Clements (Christchurch, New Zealand) in 1999. The car was rebuilt in New Zealand, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2007. Then sold to Sefton Gibb (Napier, New Zealand), who continued to race it in the Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 to 2016/17. Sold to Tony Galbraith (Te Kauwhata, NZ) and raced in the 2017/18 Tasman Cup Revival, at Monterey in August 2018, then in the 2018/19 Tasman Cup Revival, but was crashed badly in the Skope Classic in February 2019, putting Galbraith in hospital. Car and driver both returned for the 2020/21 season and raced again in 2021/22. More information about Lola T332 HU38(A)
- Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] (Judith Lyons): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
- 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
- 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.
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