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Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival

Hampton Downs, 18 Jan 2015

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ken Smith Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 1)
15 16m 22.542s
2 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 2)
15 16m 27.629s
3 Gregory Thornton Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
#34 (see note 3)
15 16m 58.586s
4 David Banks Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78
15 17m 01.513s
5 Paul Zazryn Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 4)
15 17m 01.987s
6 Aaron Burson Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 5)
15 17m 02.317s
7 Peter Brennan Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#208 (see note 6)
15 17m 12.125s
8 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 7)
15 17m 13.068s
9 Alan Dunkley Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#42
15 17m 14.134s
10 Ian Clements Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#30 (see note 8)
15 17m 22.123s
11 Shayne Windelburn Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 (see note 9)
14 16m 29.311s
12 Tony Roberts McLaren M10A [300-09 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 10)
14 16m 55.506s
13 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 11)
14 17m 09.590s
14 Peter Burson McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 12)
14 17m 10.983s
15 Lindsay O'Donnell Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8
#21 (see note 13)
14 17m 12.579s
16 Robs Lamplough (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [02] - P142 V12
#18
14 17m 14.644s
17 Grant Clearwater McLaren M10A/B [300-08] - Chevrolet V8
#46 (see note 14)
14 17m 16.718s
18 Poul Christie McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#111
13 16m 31.191s
R Andrew Higgins Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 15)
13 14m 30.847s
R Clark Proctor March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#57 (see note 16)

DNSF Alastair Russell McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#2 (see note 17)
Did not start final
DNSF Brett Willis Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 (see note 18)
Did not start final
DNSF Glenn Richards Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#99 (see note 19)
Did not start final
DNSF Timothy Rush McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 20)
Did not start final
DNSF Warwick Mortimer Surtees TS5 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#77
Did not start final
T Gregory Thornton Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#32 (see note 21)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ken Smith810m 29.884s
2Clark Proctor810m 30.732s
3Steve Ross810m 30.889s
4Brett Willis8
5Paul Zazryn8
6Gregory Thornton8
7Andrew Higgins8
8David Banks8
9Ian Clements8
10Glenn Richards8
11Peter Brennan8
12Alastair Russell8
13David Abbott8
14Tony Roberts8
15Peter Burson8
16Robs Lamplough8
17Timothy Rush8
18Warwick Mortimer8
19Poul Christie8
Aaron Burson1kill switch
Russell Greer1spun
Alan Dunkleyuniversal joint
Lindsay O'Donnellretired
Shayne Windelburndid not start
Grant Clearwaterdid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ken Smith88m 50.710s
2Clark Proctor88m 53.372s
3Paul Zazryn89m 04.490s
4Andrew Higgins89m 04.653s
5Steve Ross89m 08.000s
6Aaron Burson89m 12.382s
7Ian Clements89m 26.545s
8Gregory Thornton89m 26.855s
9Russell Greer89m 27.873s
10Peter Brennan89m 30.136s
11Alan Dunkley89m 33.336s
12David Abbott89m 44.130s
13Tony Roberts89m 52.182s
14Robs Lamplough89m 52.489s
15Grant Clearwater78m 53.712s
16Poul Christie78m 55.778s
Alastair Russell6retired
Lindsay O'Donnell6retired
Brett Willis0startline crash
Glenn Richards0startline crash
David Banks0retired
Timothy Rush0startline crash
Warwick Mortimer0startline crash
Peter Burson0retired
Shayne Windelburnretired
Qualifying
1 Ken Smith (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8 59.264s
2 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.106s
3 Clark Proctor (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.476s
4 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.256s
5 Paul Zazryn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.263s
6 Gregory Thornton(T) (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.452s
7 Brett Willis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.586s
8 Alastair Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.864s
9 Glenn Richards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.978s
10 David Banks (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.326s
11 Peter Brennan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.379s
12 Ian Clements (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.605s
13 Alan Dunkley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1m 04.481s
14 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 04.802s
15 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.981s
16 Peter Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1m 06.967s
17 Tony Roberts (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09 (A)] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.779s
18 Robs Lamplough (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 07.805s
19 Lindsay O'Donnell (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.460s
20 Warwick Mortimer (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.248s
21 Poul Christie (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.558s
22 Grant Clearwater (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-08] - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.608s
23 Timothy Rush (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-3-72] - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.220s
24 Andrew Higgins (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 11.876s
25 Shayne Windelburn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 no time

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. Surtees TS11 (Gregory Thornton): A car with Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) in white livery in 1990 and bearing the chassis plate TS11/04. it is unclear whether this is the original TS11/04 or a rebuild of TS11/04 using a spare monocoque. This would account for Haines having had a damaged tub in Mathews livery as well as a separate complete car. Sold to John Yandell (San Francisco, CA) early 1990's and restored by Tom Fredericks. Later to Scott Drnek (San Francisco, CA) accompanied by spare TS9 tub to John Bladon (Castor, Cambridgeshire) 1998. Raced by Bladon in HSCC events until very heavily damaged at Mallory Park in early 2001. Repaired and sold to Anthony Goddard (Isle Of Wight) for 2003. Part-exchanged back to Bladon for a Merlyn Mk 9 in December 2006. Sold to Greg Thornton in 2008 and raced extensively by him in UK events and in the Tasman Revival series until June 2012 when the car was badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage. Completely reconstructed by WDK Motorsport and racing again in 2014.
  4. Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  5. Talon MR-1A (Aaron Burson): Michael Brayton (Newport Beach, CA) acquired a Talon Formula 5000 car for 1977, but previous history of the car is unknown. During 1977, he rebodied the car for SCCA A Sports Racing, and then raced the car, as the "Wolf-Brayton 001" in Can-Am from 1978 to 1981. The car was later acquired by Mike McComas, who was then under the impression it was the Wolf-Dallara WD1. He sold it to Tony Roberts and Duncan Fox in New Zealand in 2003, where it was restored to F5000 specification. Raced by Roberts in the F5000 Tasman Revival from 2003 to 2005, when it was sold to Aaron Burson, then raced by him from 2005 onwards.
  6. Lola T330 [HU18] (Peter Brennan): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. Lola T400 [HU8] (Shayne Windelburn): New to McKechnie Racing Org and raced by Richard Scott and Bob Evans in UK series 1975. To Len Gibbs for Keith Holland UK 1976 and early 1977. To Gerry Amato, then Allan Kayes for Group 8 in 1977. Then unknown until 'found in a garage in Cambridge' by Mike Connor and raced in a libre at Castle Combe in April 1980. Next seen with Mick Hill 1982, who converted it into a "BMW M1" with 7.4-litre Chevrolet V8 for "GT" racing: raced in Donington GT series 1983 (shared between Hill and Kevin Riley). Also raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Riley 1983 and 1984 … advertised by Straight Six (Tony Hildebrand) 1986 … David Sheppard: raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Gary Dobbin, 1989 … Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) about 1990, and taken apart to recreate the Lola T400. To Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) around 1991. Raced by Windelburn in Australian and New Zealand historics from 2000 (or earlier), and raced regularly in the F5000 Tasman Revival from its start in November 2003, when he won the feature race at the opening round, to the 2017/18 season. More information about Lola T400 HU8
  10. McLaren M10A [300-09 (A)] (Tony Roberts): One of two cars that have emerged from McLaren M10A 300-09, which was rebuilt on a new monocoque in 1970. This car was completed by Wes McNay and Henry Alexander in 1988 using the original 300-09 monocoque, and raced in US vintage racing. Sold to Dave Isselhard (Battle Ground, WA) in 2005. Then to Tony Roberts (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2014, and raced in the F5000 Tasman Revival in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2017/18. More information about McLaren M10A 300-09 (A)
  11. Lola T430 [HU2] (David Abbott): 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.
  12. 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
  13. Begg FM5 [2] (Lindsay O'Donnell): 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
  14. McLaren M10A/B [300-08] (Grant Clearwater): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-08.
  15. Lola T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
  16. 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.
  17. McRae GM1 [002] (Alastair Russell): Built as Leda LT27-002 for the 1972 season. To Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) and raced in UK and US series in 1972, then Tasman 1973, then US series 1973. Via Roy Campbell, "Race Car Drivers Institute" and a bankrupcy auction to Jim Sechser (St Louis Park, MN) by 1975 or 1976, and used in SCCA racing and a single Pro race in 1976 and 1977. Crashed heavily in 1977, but rebuilt and raced again in 1979. To Fred Schilpin (St Cloud, MN) 1979 or later, and used in minor racing; then retained until 1996. To Roger Williams (Auckland, New Zealand) 1996. Raced by Williams in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards, and in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2006. To Alastair Russell (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced in Tasman Revival series from 2006 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-002/McRae GM1-002
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Gregory Thornton): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.

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