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Skope Classic

Ruapana Park, 2 Feb 2014

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Michael Lyons Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
#74
12 17m 03.003s
2 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 1)
12 17m 04.883s
3 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 2)
12 17m 05.546s
4 Tony Richards "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8
#23 (see note 3)
12 17m 06.124s
5 Aaron Burson McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
#29 (see note 4)
12 17m 06.681s
6 David Arrowsmith Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8
#67 (see note 5)
12 17m 07.216s
7 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 6)
12 17m 08.367s
8 David Banks Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78
12 17m 37.968s
9 Timothy Rush McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 7)
12 17m 38.286s
10 Peter Burson McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 8)
12 17m 43.005s
11 Glenn Richards Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#99 (see note 9)
12 17m 45.725s
12 Frank Lyons Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 10)
11
R Andrew Higgins Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 11)
9 broken wheel
R Judith Lyons Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8
#55 (see note 12)
2

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Michael Lyons811m 44.076s
2Steve Ross8+02.978s
3Andrew Higgins8+05.899s
4Tony Richards8+07.836s
5Russell Greer8+08.650s
6Aaron Burson8+10.336s
7David Banks8+10.629s
8Ian Clements8+11.132s
9Frank Lyons8+15.609s
10Glenn Richards8+16.245s
11Timothy Rush8+16.973s
12Peter Burson8+17.536s
David Arrowsmithretired
Judith Lyonsretired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Michael Lyons810m 29.180s
2Steve Ross8+11.456s
3Andrew Higgins8+22.766s
4Russell Greer8+32.891s
5David Arrowsmith8+34.293s
6Aaron Burson8+36.654s
7David Banks8+37.176s
8Ian Clements8+38.569s
9Timothy Rush8+50.164s
10Peter Burson8+58.806s
11Judith Lyons6
Tony Richardsretired
Glenn Richardsretired
Qualifying
1 Michael Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.430s
2 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.593s
3 Tony Richards (F5000) 5-litre "Lola T332" - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.376s
4 Andrew Higgins (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.886s
5 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.250s
6 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.959s
7 David Banks (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.048s
8 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.734s
9 David Arrowsmith (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70B [02] - Ford V8 1m 22.744s
10 Glenn Richards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.607s
11 Peter Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.037s
12 Frank Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.303s
13 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.330s
14 Judith Lyons (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] - Chevrolet V8 2m 13.701s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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).
  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 T332" (Tony Richards): Effectively a brand new car advertised by Michael Sheehan (CA, US) in 2002. This was "a 100% rebuild" of an old, crashed, car but the identity of the crashed car was unknown to Sheehan. According to later owner Marc Rauchfuss, it was built by Mel Spillman (San Antonio, TX) in the late 1990s using T332 parts acquired from Evan Noyes team. Marc saw this car raced for the first time by Spillman at Road America in 1999. The car uses the chassis number "HU 32B" but no connection to HU32 has been demonstrated. To John Mann (New Zealand) 2002 and raced in the Tasman Revival Series. To Tony Richards (Christchurch, NZ) 2005. Raced by Richards in the Formula 5000 Tasman Cup Revival at the Australian GP meeting 28 Mar 2009, and appeared regularly in Tasman Revival races until February 2014. Advertised by Richards as "HU32b, ex Evan Noyes" in 2015, and sold to Marc Rauchfuss (Simi Valley, CA). Repainted in Noyes' livery and advertised by Rauchfuss in February 2016.
  4. McRae GM1 [008] (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
  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. 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
  8. McRae GM1 [003] (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
  9. 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
  10. Lola T430 [HU2] (Frank Lyons): VDS spare car US 1976 (raced by Peter Gethin: 3 races; Warwick Brown: 2 races); VDS for Warwick Brown Australian Internationals 1977 (won at Oran Park and Surfers Paradise, crashed in practice at Sandown Park, second at Adelaide) - Alan Hamilton (Australia): Australian Gold Star 1977 (debut R1 Surfers Paradise 28 Aug 1977); Australian Internationals 1978 (driven by Derek Bell at Oran Park); crashed at Australian GP 1978 and broken in half. All the surviving running gear from the wreck stayed with HU1 through various owners until reaching David Abbott in New Zealand in 2005. Over the next two years David, with Alan Hamilton's agreement, recreated this car and it first ran, with Hamilton driving, at Christchurch in October 2007. Raced by Abbott in the Formula 5000 Tasman Cup Revival at the Australian GP meeting 28 Mar 2009.
  11. Lola T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
  12. Lola T332 [T330 HU12-3] (Judith Lyons): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.

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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