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Gulf Oil Howden Ganley F5000 Festival

Hampton Downs, 25 Jan 2015

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ken Smith Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 1)
15 15m 25.894s
2 Steve Ross McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
#5 (see note 2)
15 15m 28.768s
3 Brett Willis Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#16 (see note 3)
15 15m 40.959s
4 Gregory Thornton Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8
#34 (see note 4)
15 15m 42.537s
5 Paul Zazryn Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8
#24 (see note 5)
15 15m 45.361s
6 David Banks Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8
#78
15 15m 56.159s
7 Russell Greer Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8
#14 (see note 6)
15 16m 20.479s
8 Peter Brennan Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8
#208 (see note 7)
15 16m 22.690s
9 Shayne Windelburn Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#33 (see note 8)
15 16m 23.430s
10 Calvin Bonney Begg [018] - Chevrolet V8
#19 (see note 9)
15 16m 24.430s
11 David Abbott Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#3 (see note 10)
14 15m 44.044s
12 Stuart Lush McRae GM1 [015] - Chevrolet V8
#22 (see note 11)
14 15m 56.301s
13 Tony Roberts McLaren M10A [300-09 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#7 (see note 12)
14 16m 04.273s
14 Robs Lamplough (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [02] - P142 V12
#18
14 16m 09.168s
15 Grant Clearwater McLaren M10A/B [300-08] - Chevrolet V8
#46 (see note 13)
14 16m 32.556s
16 Poul Christie McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#111
13
R Alastair Russell McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#2 (see note 14)
11
R Peter Burson McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8
#51 (see note 15)
6 engine
R Clark Proctor March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#57 (see note 16)
2 gearbox
R Alan Dunkley Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#42
2 half-shaft
R Aaron Burson Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
#1 (see note 17)
0 half-shaft
DNS Andrew Higgins Lola T400 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8
#10 (see note 18)
Did not start
(engine problem not resolved in time)
T Gregory Thornton Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#32 (see note 19)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ken Smith88m 15.270s
2Steve Ross88m 16.764s
3Clark Proctor88m 17.403s
4Paul Zazryn88m 27.350s
5David Banks88m 29.298s
6Alastair Russell88m 33.684s
7Alan Dunkley88m 36.019s
8Aaron Burson88m 36.609s
9Brett Willis88m 37.236s
10Peter Brennan88m 40.317s
11Russell Greer88m 53.724s
12Shayne Windelburn88m 54.332s
13David Abbott88m 58.244s
14Calvin Bonney88m 58.537s
15Tony Roberts89m 04.494s
16Peter Burson89m 05.027s
17Grant Clearwater89m 26.090s
18Robs Lamplough78m 34.573s
19Poul Christie78m 45.173s
Gregory Thornton3retired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ken Smith88m 11.732s
2Clark Proctor88m 16.432s
3Steve Ross88m 16.799s
4Paul Zazryn88m 21.968s
5Brett Willis88m 24.410s
6Gregory Thornton88m 24.889s
7David Banks88m 26.953s
8Alastair Russell88m 31.253s
9Peter Brennan88m 37.224s
10Alan Dunkley88m 38.615s
11Russell Greer88m 40.683s
12Shayne Windelburn88m 43.515s
13David Abbott89m 05.607s
14Peter Burson89m 06.011s
15Calvin Bonney89m 06.492s
16Tony Roberts89m 19.586s
17Grant Clearwater78m 41.234s
18Poul Christie78m 41.585s
Aaron Burson1half-shaft
Qualifying
1 Ken Smith (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ["HU54"-2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 00.063s
2 Clark Proctor (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 00.460s
3 Steve Ross (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 1m 00.761s
4 Paul Zazryn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU32] - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.880s
5 Gregory Thornton (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.417s
6 David Banks (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ["007"] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.479s
7 Alan Dunkley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.763s
8 Alastair Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 1m 02.771s
9 Aaron Burson (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.142s
10 Peter Brennan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.217s
11 Russell Greer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU28] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.420s
12 Brett Willis (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet V8 1m 003.477s
13 Gregory Thornton(T) (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 03.901s
14 David Abbott (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.854s
15 Shayne Windelburn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.122s
16 Peter Burson (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.949s
17 Robs Lamplough (F1) 3-litre BRM P180 [02] - BRM P142 V12 1m 07. 780s
18 Calvin Bonney (F5000) 5-litre Begg [018] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.021s
19 Grant Clearwater (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-08] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.628s
20 Poul Christie (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.242s
21 Tony Roberts (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09 (A)] - 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. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Lola T332 [HU32] (Paul Zazryn): See full history: Lola T332 HU32.
  6. 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
  7. Lola T330 [HU18] (Peter Brennan): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  8. 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
  9. Begg [018] (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.
  10. 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.
  11. McRae GM1 [015] (Stuart Lush): Longer wheelbase car built for Graham McRae and raced in the 1973 British season. To Ian Ward Racing early 1974 and modified as "Ward KS1" but not raced in this form. It was then sold to Chris Featherstone and raced by him once at the end of 1974, then through the 1975 and 1976 seasons. After a single race at the start of 1977, the car was raced by Keith Holland in four races later in the year, and then by Featherstone in the Australian Rothmans series in February 1978. To Gary Dumbrell (Australia) 1978, then to Bob Tomlinson 1978, and then to Salt Walther 1979 for the 1979 Rothmans series, but it may be that Lee Seaton of Thomson Motor Auctions owned it though this period. Sold to Ray Gibbs (Australia) September 1979 and kept by him until sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, New Zealand) 2000, and raced at Historic Sandown that year and in 2001. Lush raced it in the Tasman Cup Revival series from 2003 to 2015, during which time it was also raced by Chris Hyde in the 2009/10 season and by Greg Thornton in the 2012/13 season. Lush also raced the car in England during the Kiwis' visits to the UK in 2005 and 2008, and at Road America in 2014. Lush sold it to its former driver Garry Dumbrell in 2016, and after Dumbrell died in October 2021, it was sold to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Australia) in December 2021. More information about McRae GM1-015
  12. 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)
  13. McLaren M10A/B [300-08] (Grant Clearwater): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-08.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  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. 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.
  18. Lola T400 [HU6] (Andrew Higgins): See full history: Lola T400 HU6.
  19. 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.

Sources

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