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VHRR Phillip Island Classic

Phillip Island, 9 Mar 2014

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Paul Zazryn Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 Australian Classic Wire Wheels
(see note 1)
9 16m 02.4203s
2 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#4 (see note 2)
9 16m 03.2932s
3 Simon Gardiner (F2) 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-12] - Hart 420R
#14
9 16m 04.3614s
4 Sean Whelan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [660] - Ford BDD
#32
9 16m 05.3611s
5 Lucio Cesario (F/Holden) 3.8-litre Ralt RT21 [877] - Holden V6
#61
9 16m 09.3919s
6 Darcy Russell Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 3)
9 16m 12.4764s
7 Vince Holland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD
#40
9 16m 14.5337s
8 Peter Lucas (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD
#20
9 16m 15.7600s
9 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#34 (see note 4)
9 16m 20.1120s
10 Ken Bedggood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 - Ford BDD
#5 Penrite Oil Co.
9 16m 31.4921s
11 Luke Doidge (F/Holden) 3.8-litre Cheetah Mk9 [91-1] - Holden V6
#31 Violet Town Garage & Engineeri
9 16m 38.2574s
12 Ian Ross (1.5t F1) 1.5-litre Beatrice-Lola THL1 [85-002] - Hart turbo
#38
9 16m 42.9652s
13 Andrew Makin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [8] - Ford BDA
#16 (see note 5)
9 16m 55.8060s
14 Rohan Carrig (ANF2) 1.6-litre Hardman JH-1 ['2'] - Volkswagen Golf single cam
#49
9 17m 04.7466s
15 Philip Lewis Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#25 (see note 6)
8
16 Peter Whelan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-01] - Ford BDA Hart
#1
8
17 Robert Harborow Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#26 (see note 7)
8
18 Alan Telfer 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2]
#2 (see note 8)

R Andrew McCarthy (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [354] - Ford BDD
#12

R John Turnbull 1.6-litre Rennmax BN7
#75

R Tim Kuchel (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT40 [36] - Ford BDG
#41 (see note 9)

R Gregory Thornton (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [761] - Ford GAA V6
#98

R Bill Hemming Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Elfin Heritage Centre (see note 10)

R Colin Haste (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T560 [HU1] - Ford BDD
#88 (see note 11)

DNSF John Bryant Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 12)
Did not start final
DNSF Richard Davison Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#6 (see note 13)
Did not start final
DNSF Brenton Griguol Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
#69 (see note 14)
Did not start final
DNSF Chris Hocking Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8
#74
Did not start final
DNSF Rodney Carroll Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Tyreplus
Did not start final
DNS John Gale (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8
#72
Did not start
DNS Lance Carwardine 1.6-litre Chevron B20
#21
Did not start
DNS Les Wright (1.5t F1) 1.5-litre Benetton B186 [05] - BMW M12/13 turbo
#28
Did not start
DNS David Crabtree 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk4
#51
Did not start
DNS Ian Buddery March 86C - Cosworth DFX V8
#33
Did not start
DNSE Tom Tweedie Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 15)
Did not start (excluded)
DNSE John Bowe (Historic F1) 3-litre March "741" - Cosworth DFV V8
#19
Did not start (excluded)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Tom Tweedie69m 02.4606s
2Russell Greer69m 34.6306s
3Richard Davison69m 35.8144s
4Paul Zazryn69m 35.9461s
5Darcy Russell69m 44.7032s
6Bill Hemming610m 19.8802s
7Philip Lewis610m 21.3413s
8Ian Clements610m 34.1991s
9Robert Harborow69m 22.8419s
10John Bryant69m 24.5328s
Gregory Thorntonretired
Brenton Griguolretired
Chris Hockingretired
Rodney Carrollretired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Paul Zazryn69m 31.2718s
2Russell Greer69m 31.5818s
3Darcy Russell69m 35.7807s
4Gregory Thornton69m 42.0858s
5Bill Hemming610m 06.9716s
Philip Lewisretired
Robert Harborowretired
Ian Clementsretired
John Bryantretired
Qualifying
1 John Bowe * (Historic F1) 3-litre March "741" - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 28.4698s
2 Tom Tweedie * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-07] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.4750s
3 Richard Davison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.4321s
4 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.5294s
5 Simon Gardiner (F2) 2-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-12] - Hart 420R 1m 34.2580s
6 Paul Zazryn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.5980s
7 Gregory Thornton (F5000) 3.4-litre March 75A [761] - Ford GAA V6 1m 35.2346s
8 Vince Holland (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD 1m 35.7286s
9 Lucio Cesario (F/Holden) 3.8-litre Ralt RT21 [877] - Holden V6 1m 36.6574s
10 Sean Whelan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [660] - Ford BDD 1m 37.2132s
11 Darcy Russell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 37.6080s
12 Peter Lucas (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [592] - Ford BDD 1m 37.8549s
13 Andrew Makin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [8] - Ford BDA 1m 39.5609s
14 Tim Kuchel (F2) 2-litre Brabham BT40 [36] - Ford BDG 1m 40.3468s
15 Peter Whelan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-01] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 41.8680s
16 Luke Doidge (F/Holden) 3.8-litre Cheetah Mk9 [91-1] - Holden V6 1m 42.5281s
17 Philip Lewis (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 1m 42.5981s
18 Ian Ross (1.5t F1) 1.5-litre Beatrice-Lola THL1 [85-002] - Hart turbo 1m 43.7548s
19 Andrew McCarthy (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [354] - Ford BDD 1m 44.2403s
20 John Gale * (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS9B [006] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 45.4053s
21 Bill Hemming (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 1m 45.4609s
22 Rohan Carrig (ANF2) 1.6-litre Hardman JH-1 ['2'] - Volkswagen Golf single cam 1m 45.9616s
23 Colin Haste (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T560 [HU1] - Ford BDD 1m 46.5907s
24 Robert Harborow (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1m 52.5693s
25 Lance Carwardine * 1.6-litre Chevron B20 1m 54.0615s
26 Les Wright * (1.5t F1) 1.5-litre Benetton B186 [05] - BMW M12/13 turbo 1m 54.7272s
27 David Crabtree * 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk4 1m 55.3055s
28 Ken Bedggood (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk8 - Ford BDD 1m 57.3656s
29 John Bryant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 2m 00.9689s
30 John Turnbull 1.6-litre Rennmax BN7 2m 01.7841s
31 Ian Buddery * March 86C - Cosworth DFX V8 2m 02.3001s
32 Brenton Griguol (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8 2m 10.7876s
33 Alan Telfer 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [2] 2m 12.1972s
- Chris Hocking (F5000) 5-litre Matich A53 [A51-005] - Repco Holden V8
- Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 exc
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. March 73B [8] (Andrew Makin): New to Colin Vandervell (Purley, Surrey) and raced with great success in the Formula Atlantic in the UK in 1973, winning four races, and securing the Yellow Pages Championship. Sold to Des Donnelly (Naas, County Kildare, Ireland) for the Irish Formula Atlantic series, and raced by him in 1974 and 1975. This must be the March "74B" advertised by Gerry Kinnane in Belfast in June 1976. There is then no mention of the car in 1976 or 1977, but in 1978, the car was raced by Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin), and it had been owned by Kinnane for part or all of this period. Sold to Graham Brown, who took it to Australia when he emigrated in 1979, and raced by him in Western Australia in 1980 and 1981. Also raced by Joe Ricciardo in 1981. To Rod Housego, and raced by him in Western Australia in 1982 and 1984. Acquired by Richard Carter in 1988, and restored. Raced by Carter in HSRCA events from 1999 to 2002. Later to George Makin (Melbourne), and raced by Andrew Makin in historic events from 2003 onwards.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. Brabham BT36 [2] (Alan Telfer): New to Rondel Racing for Graham Hill and Bob Wollek to race in F2 in 1971. To John MacDonald (Hong Kong) for 1972, and fitted with a Hart 416 twin cam on carbs for Southeast Asian racing. To Eddie Marcello (Philippines) in 1973, and then to Rod Ocampo (Phillipines) 1975, who last raced it in 1976. It then went to Romeo David in 1977, but the engine failed during practice and it did not race again. Later given to Louis Camus. Acquired from Camus by Leif Norberg, a Swede then living in Malaysia, in 1988, and it was restored for him in 1996 by Peter Denty Racing (Thetford, Norfolk). Sold to Andrew Fellowes (Benowa, Queensland, Australia) in 2004. To Alan Telfer in 2011.
  9. Brabham BT40 [36] (Tim Kuchel): Run by Motor Racing Developments as a second works car in Formula 2 in 1973, driven at first by Andrea de Adamich, and entered by FINA Racing Team. Raced later in the season by Gabriele Serblin and Rolf Stommelen. Sold to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin, Ireland) for Irish Formula Atlantic in 1974. Retained by O'Leary for 1975, 1976 and 1977, then acquired by Gerry Kinnane in part-exchange for a Chevron B29 sold to O'Leary, and entered for John Ledlie, Ivor Greenwood and Derek Shortall in 1978. Next seen with Chris Charlett in Trinidad in 1981 and 1982. Returned to the UK by 2001, when it was restored by Cooper Motorsports and raced by Steve Parrott in the HSCC Derek Bell Trophy. Sold to Tim Kuchel (Australia) in 2006 and raced in Australian historic racing. Kuchel died in December 2019, and the car was sold by his family to Wayne Groeger (Fairhaven, Victoria, Australia) in December 2020.
  10. 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.
  11. Lola T560 [HU1] (Colin Haste): New to Jerry Hansen (Long Lake, MN), and logbooked with the SCCA on 17 August 1977. Then to Bruce Clark (Wayzata, MN) 1 May 1978, and raced in SCCA Nationals and occasional nearby Pro races over the next few seasons. He stopped racing after an accident in practice at the Road America Pro race in July 1981. He retained the T560 until 1989, then he sold it to Richard George. It then went to Denis Tobin in 1990, to Michael Henderson in Australia in 1995, then to Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) in 2000. Used in historic racing until an accident at Sandown in Australia 2002 left the car very badly damaged. The car was repaired and racing again by 2010, and raced regularly in Australian historic racing thereafter.
  12. 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
  13. Lola T332 [HU34] (Richard Davison): See full history: Lola T332 HU34.
  14. Lola T142 [SL142/21] (Brenton Griguol): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/21.
  15. 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

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.