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VHRR Historic Sandown

Sandown Park, 9 Nov 2014

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Tweedie Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#2 (see note 1)
8 9m 10.6239s
2 Clark Proctor March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#57 Metalman/Vodafone/Mobil & MSC
(see note 2)
8 9m 25.2997s
3 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Nash & Ross Contracting (see note 3)
8 9m 25.6463s
4 Alfredo Costanzo McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
#9 (see note 4)
8 9m 40.5829s
5 David Arrowsmith Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8
#70 (see note 5)
8 9m 41.3141s
6 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 6)
8 9m 43.9469s
7 Peter Brennan Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#208 (see note 7)
8 9m 46.0630s
8 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 MSC/Mobil/NZ Express (see note 8)
8 9m 53.1883s
9 Bill Hemming Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Elfin Heritage Centre (see note 9)
8 9m 53.6817s
10 Philip Lewis Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#25 Rover Coaches (see note 10)
8 9m 54.8488s
11 David Banks Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78
8 10m 09.9070s
12 Jay Bondini Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 11)
8 10m 24.5473s
13 Mike Glynn Elfin MR8B-C [8783] - Chevrolet V8
#12
7
14 Geoff Munday Elfin MR5-B [5723] - Repco Holden V8
#68 (see note 12)
7
DNSF Chris Hocking Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8
#74
Did not start final
DNSF Robert Harborow Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#26 (see note 13)
Did not start final
DNSF Paul Zazryn Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 14)
Did not start final
DNSF Bryan Sala Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#1 The Roadworthy Shop (see note 15)
Did not start final
DNSF Gregory Thornton (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [761] - Ford GAA V6
#88
Did not start final

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Tom Tweedie811m 41.6297s
2Steve Ross811m 45.6175s
3Paul Zazryn811m 47.5273s
4Clark Proctor811m 57.2615s
5Ian Clements812m 00.3695s
6Peter Brennan812m 04.9912s
7Bryan Sala812m 09.7904s
8Bill Hemming812m 17.1363s
9David Arrowsmith812m 22.5980s
10Mike Glynn812m 34.6701s
11Jay Bondini812m 34.9386s
12David Banks812m 41.2410s
13Russell Greer812m 53.6796s
Gregory Thorntonretired
Geoff Mundayretired
Chris Hockingretired
Philip Lewisretired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Steve Ross713m 13.2406s
2Tom Tweedie713m 13.3695s
3Clark Proctor713m 13.7381s
4Ian Clements713m 22.2605s
5David Arrowsmith713m 23.2597s
6Peter Brennan713m 23.9508s
7Bill Hemming713m 25.5566s
8David Banks713m 25.9966s
9Russell Greer713m 28.2046s
10Alfredo Costanzo713m 29.6239s
11Jay Bondini713m 36.6734s
12Philip Lewis713m 38.7439s
13Mike Glynn713m 38.9797s
14Geoff Munday713m 48.3740s
Chris Hockingretired
Robert Harborowretired
Paul Zazrynretired
Qualifying
1 Tom Tweedie (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 1m 06.9607s
2 Clark Proctor (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.1733s
3 Paul Zazryn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.2905s
4 Bryan Sala (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50/A51 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.3441s
5 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.4761s
6 Gregory Thornton (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [761] - Ford GAA V6 1m 12.6251s
7 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.6464s
8 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.8952s
9 Philip Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1m 14.0144s
10 Bill Hemming (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.2473s
11 David Banks (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.7138s
12 David Arrowsmith (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8 1m 14.7320s
13 Peter Brennan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.4152s
14 Jay Bondini (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.5057s
15 Mike Glynn (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8B-C [8783] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.9802s
16 Chris Hocking (F5000) 5-litre Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8 1m 21.3054s
17 Geoff Munday (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5-B [5723] - Repco Holden V8 1m 23.1394s
18 Robert Harborow (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.6083s

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. March 73A [1] (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.
  3. McRae GM1 [009] (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).
  4. McLaren M10B [400-19] (Alfredo Costanzo): A spare chassis supplied to Niel Allen. Built up and sold to Allan Hamilton for Australian Gold Star 1971, then to Pat Burke Racing for Warwick Brown in 1972 Tasman series and in 1972 Australian Gold Star. Raced by Bob Muir at a couple of 1973 Tasman races, then for Warwick Brown again in the 1973 Gold Star. Suspension and other parts used for Bryan Thomson's VW Sports Sedan in 1974, but the McLaren tub built up again, and sold via Peter Bick, Paul Trevethan and George Parlby to Llynden Riethmuller. Acquired from Riethmuller's family after his death by Alan Hamilton in 2011. Raced by Alfredo Costanzo in historic events in 2013, 2015, and 2016. To Giuseppe 'Joe' Ricciardo by 2016. More information about McLaren M10B 400-19
  5. Lotus 70B [02] (David Arrowsmith): Jefferson Racing Enterprises (from Lotus in kit form) for Bob West, one of a small number of African American drivers in road racing at that time: US 1972 (Boss Ford): R6 Road Atlanta 20 Aug 1972 (Q24) and R8 Riverside 24 Sep 1972 (Q19). Crashed on the second lap at Riverside, hitting Lunger's Lola and damaging the front left suspension and tub. Advertised by Roland Jefferson (Los Angeles, CA) Autoweek 28 Oct 1972: "damaged at Riverside". To Bruce Russell (Estacada, OR): racing history unknown except for a SCCA Regional at Riverside 26 May 1974. Advertised by Russell "70B - Boss 302" on 16 Oct 1976. Sold to Dave Edgar (Eugene, OR) late 1970s. To Dave Swigler (Panama City, FL) 1988: raced at the Walter Mitty event in April 1988 and then regularly to the end of the 1993 season after which it was unused for five seasons. Raced again by Swigler from 1999 up to Mitty 02 in July 2002. Retained by Swigler until sold, together with Swigler's Shadow and Surtees F1 cars, to Harin De Silva and sold on by him to David Arrowsmith (Christchurch, New Zealand) in July 2011. Raced in the 2011-12 Tasman Revival series in NZ and David is planning to compete again in the 2013-14 season.
  6. 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.
  7. Lola T330 [HU18] (Peter Brennan): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  8. Lola T332 [HU28] (Russell Greer): Graeme Lawrence (NZ) for Tasman 1974, New Zealand Gold Star 1974; Tasman 1975; Tasman 1976; Gold Star Oct/Nov 1976; Australian Internationals 1977 - Terry Hook (Aus) Australian Internationals 1978, Australian Internationals 1979; heavily crashed at a club event at Lakeside 21 Jun 1981. Rebuilt by March 1982 by Chas Talbot on a new tub. Sold to Bob Minogue and Pete Brennan in the mid-1980s who sold the rear end to Peter Bick to complete his ex-Davison HU34. The ex-Hook car was then built up with other parts and sold to Manuel Jimenez who in turn passed it to Murray Richards (Murrumbeena, Australia). To David Sharp (New Zealand) 1993. To Murray Sinclair (Hong Kong, and Christchurch, New Zealand) 2001, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to 2007. To Russell Greer (Blenheim, New Zealand) 2007, who continued to race it in the Revival series. More information about Lola T332 HU28
  9. Elfin MR8A-C [8772] (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.
  10. Matich A50 [004] (Philip 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.
  11. Lola T332 (Jay Bondini): This car started life with the Hogan team, was sold to Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) in 1977, and then to "Bronco" Brad Murphey (Phoenix, AZ) to convert for Can-Am. Neither Murphey nor next owner Arlon Koops (Denver, CO) raced it, but Koops loaned it to Bill Tempero (Ft Collins, CO) for Can-Am 1984. It went to Kent Painter (Fort Collins, CO) in 1988, and was then stored for 21 years until bought by Jay Bondini (Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia), who restored it to Hogan Racing 1974 specification. It was raced by Peter Brennan in the 2011 Australian GP support event, and later by Bondini at Australian historic events. Sold to Gary Gunn (Werribee, Victoria, Australia) in 2016. More information about Lola T332 'the Hogan/Haines car'
  12. Elfin MR5-B [5723] (Geoff Munday): Works Elfin Sports Cars entry for Garrie Cooper in the 1972 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1973 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, the 1974 Tasman and Australian Gold Star, and the 1975 Tasman and Australian Gold Star. Rebuilt in August 1975 as the MR5-B. Sold to John Edmonds for the last race of the Australian Gold Star, then the 1976 New Zealand and Australian Internationals, the 1976 national season, and the 1977 Australian Internationals. Then to Phil Ward 1977, and then with Mike Pope from 1980 to 1986. History then unknown until bought from Geoff Munday by Gavin Sala. Sold by Sala to Ken Smith in Nnew Zealand, and reportedly with Barrie Flett in 1994. The car is said to have spent time in a museum in NZ, before being bought by Smith again, and sold back to Geoff Munday some time before 2014.
  13. Lola T192 [HU19] (Robert Harborow): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
  14. Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  15. 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

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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Individual sources for this event

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