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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Snetterton, 31 Mar 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bill Gubelmann March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#16 (see note 1)
15 0.22.15.6
109.57
2 Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#9 Gerard Racing (see note 2)
15 0.22.39.8
3 Chris Meek March 712M [17] - Ford BDA
#41 Tate of Leeds (Racing) (see note 3)
15 0.22.50.0
4 John Kendall Brabham BT36 [9] - Ford BDA
#33 (see note 4)
15 0.23.12.2
5 John Nicholson Lyncar 002 [002] - Ford BDA Piper
#19
15 0.23.22.2
6 Mike Endean Lyncar 001 [001] - Ford twin cam
#20
14
7 Philip Guerola Brabham BT21A [8] - Ford twin cam Norvic
#14 (see note 5)

R Roy Folland March 722 [23] - Ford twin cam
#39
Accident
R John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA
#8
Upright
R Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7
3
R Ian Mawby Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#31 (see note 6)
0 Front suspension
R David McConnell GRD B72 [029-F2] - Ford BDA
#32 GRS International
0 Accident
UNK Colin Andrews March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA
#40

DNS Cyd Williams Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 7)
Did not start
(Accident)
DNS John Lepp Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson
#25 Bob Howlings Racing Team (see note 8)
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Del Bennett Huron Mk1 [1] - Ford twin cam Wood
#3 Pinch Plant Ltd
Did not start
(not mentioned on practice sheet)
DNS Jack Paterson Wimhurst - Ford BDA BRM
#18 (see note 9)
Did not start
(Too slow)
DNS Mike Campbell-Cole March 712M [25?] - Ford BDA
#34 Ian Barrowman (see note 10)
Did not start
(engine)
UNKE Clive Santo Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA
#6
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE Stephen Choularton Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Ford BDA Autovita
#12 (see note 11)
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE Martin Watson GRD 272 [012-F2] - Ford BDA
#17
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE Alan Stubbs Brabham BT28/29 [34] - Ford BDA
#36 Hendon Way Motors
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE Jonny Dimsdale Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES
#55
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE John Calvert March 722 [29] - Ford BDA
#77 (see note 12)
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE Robin Smythe March 723 [9] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#78
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE Malcolm Wayne Brabham BT36 [1] - Ford BDA
#42 Tate of Leeds (Racing) (see note 13)
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
UNKE TBA unknown
#37
On entry list
(not seen in practice)
DNA Chris Oates Ensign - Ford BDA
#10 Alida Graham Eden Racing
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA
#24 Speed International Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bill Gubelmann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 27.0s
2 John Lepp * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson 1m 27.2s
3 Cyd Williams * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford BDA Eden 1m 27.2s
4 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 27.8s
5 John Gillmeister (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA 1m 28.2s
6 David McConnell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD B72 [029-F2] - Ford BDA 1m 28.2s
7 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 002 [002] - Ford BDA Piper 1m 28.6s
8 Chris Meek (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [17] - Ford BDA 1m 28.8s
9 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden 1m 29.6s
10 Roy Folland (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [23] - Ford twin cam 1m 31.6s
11 Ian Mawby (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 31.8s
12 John Kendall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 [9] - Ford BDA 1m 32.8s
13 Mike Campbell-Cole * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [25?] - Ford BDA 1m 33.8s
14 Mike Endean (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 001 [001] - Ford twin cam 1m 38.4s
15 Philip Guerola (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [8] - Ford twin cam Norvic 1m 41.0s
16 Colin Andrews (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA 1m 44.0s
17 Jack Paterson * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Wimhurst - Ford BDA BRM 2m 18.2s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [24] (Bill Gubelmann): New to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) to use in the 1972 Yellow Pages Formula Atlantic championship. The car was blue and yellow, and wore #16 all season. Gubelmann won six races and narrowly pipped Cyd Williams to the championship title. The car was sold to fellow American Jas Patterson (Rosslyn Heights, NY) for 1973, repainted red and white, and entered for him by Texaco Team Racing/RIR in the 1973 British season. By July, the car had been updated to 73B specification. Patterson retained the car for 1974, but was seen less often after August while the car was apparently shipped to Watkins Glen for the Pro Atlantic race that supported the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in October. Patterson did not race it again, but the car was back in the UK by early November when it was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT35 [43] (Bob Salisbury): Sold to Bob Gerard for Bob Salisbury, October 1971. At Castle Combe 9 Oct 1971 the entry list has Salisbury in the Gerard team's BT30, but press reports say he uses a new BT35. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Salisbury's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972, and again at Oulton Park, 30 Sep 1972. Press reports sold to Harry Gilbert for 1973 season. Observed by Adam Ferrington on Harry Gilbert's car at Oulton Park, 7 Jul 1973.
  3. March 712M [17] (Chris Meek): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974 and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
  4. Brabham BT36 [9] (John Kendall): New to Rondel Racing for Bob Wollek to race in F2 in 1971. To John Kendall for Formula Atlantic in 1972, but leased to Richard Scott for the opening race of the F2 season, as his BT38 had not been delivered. Raced by Kendall until July 1972. Sold to José Araujo for British Formula Atlantic in 1973, but said to have been crashed at Snetterton. Ken Thorogood of Universal Racing Services (Wymondham, Norfolk) reportedly acquired the car in 1973, and although a lot of iits was sold off, the chassis remained stored with him until it was sold to Peter Denty in 2008. Restored by Peter Denty between 2008 and 2010. To Klaus Bergs in 2010.
  5. Brabham BT21A [8] (Philip Guerola): Sold to Robert Lamplough (London) 1967, with Lotus Ford t/c and used by him and Mike Walker in Formula 2. First appeared at the Brands Hatch F2 in August 1967 but Walker did not quaify. Raced by Lamplough at Vallellunga. After efforts to sell it to the US as a Formula B car were unsuccessful, it went to Bill Dryden and was entered for him by Ecurie Ecosse in libre and hillclimbs in 1968. Unknown in 1969 but reappeared in 1970 with Phil Guerola (Bickley, Kent) for libre racing and then used by him in the new Formula Atlantic in 1971 and 1972. Not seen since finishing a libre race at Silverstone in October 1972.
  6. Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] (Ian Mawby): A red Formula B specification Lotus 69 built during 1971 but still unsold at the end of the year. Not one of the cars advertised by Lotus Cars Ltd after the closure of Lotus Components so this must be the car raced by Ian Mawby (Cambridge) in Formula Atlantic and formule libre in 1972. Wrecked in Mawby's crash at Brands Hatch in November 1972 and Mawby bought the ex-Reine Wisell sister car to replace it.
  7. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1972, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the championship. Eden order Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s, Williams continued to drive the Chrevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Chevron B20 [72-4] (John Lepp): To Bob Howlings Racing Team for John Lepp (Altrincham, Cheshire) to race in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. Won at Croft in August and had several other good placings. Subsequent history unknown but likely to be the Joe Shepherd car in SCCA Formula B in 1973.
  9. Wimhurst (Jack Paterson): Designed and built in 1972 by Len Wimhurst, the former Palliser designer. It was a monocoque design and intended for F2 but fitted with a BDA engine and used in F/Atlantic in 1972 and 1974 by Jack Paterson.
  10. March 712M [25?] (Mike Campbell-Cole): Ian Barrowman (Hungerford, Berkshire) bought a March 712M from Frank Williams for Mike Campbell-Cole to race in Formula Atlantic in 1972. The chassis number of the car is unknown but it was said to be ex-Carlos Pace. At their first race, at Snetterton, the engine ingested a piece of metal during practice and, following a sponsor pulling out, they did not have the budget to have it rebuilt. After a season of unfilled entries, it was sold to Richard Longman (Christchurch, Hampshire) for 1973. The car was fitted with a BDA engine but Longman made only a single entry, at Thruxton in May 1973, and did not appear. He advertised the car in December 1973, and it was bought by Howard Rose (Wokingham, Berkshire). Rose raced the car for the next three seasons, but his actual appearances were quite limited, and his race finishes exceedingly rare. Rose retained the car after he retired from racing, and it was in storage for several decades, still in its mid-1970s livery. He described the car as being "712M-20". In November 2016, it was sold to Jeremy Caine (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) and taken to Neil Fowler Motorsport for restoration.
  11. Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] (Stephen Choularton): New to Team Bardahl for Emerson Fittipaldi to race in F2 in 1970. Sold to LIRA for 1971, and raced by Reine Wisell in F2, winning at Pau in April. To Stephen Choularton (Hale Barns, Cheshire) for British Formula Atlantic, and also driven by his young mechanic Jim Crawford in libre at Croft. Unknown in 1973 and 1974, but to Warren Booth (Blackburn, Lancashire) for libre in 1975. Retained for 1976 and 1977, when it was fitted with a 2-litre Richardson BDA. Believed to be the 2-litre Lotus 69 then raced by Clive Astley in north-western sprints in 1977 and 1978. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. March 722 [29] (John Calvert): New to John Calvert (Seaham, County Durham), and raced in Formula Atlanic and libre racing in 1972. The car regularly wore #77, and was described as white or blue. Sold to Mike Mather (St Helens, Merseyside) and used by him, and once by brother Kim Mather, in Formula Atlantic and libre in early 1973. Sold to John Kitchen in mid-season, and used by him in sprints and hilclimbs in late 1973 and in 1974. Unknown in 1975, but it reappeared in 1976 hill-climbed by Peter Riley. At first it was said to have a Cosworth FVA engine, but it had a Richardson BDA in 1977. Riley was still using the 722 in speed events as late as 1984. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT36 [1] (Malcolm Wayne): New to Rondel Racing for Tim Schenken to race in F2 in 1971. Sold to dealer Bobby Howlings, and used by him in libre racing in March 1972. Then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) for Malcolm Wayne to race in Formula Atlantic, but leased to Graham Hill to use in the early F2 races at Thruxton and Hockenheim before his BT38 was delivered. Sold back to Howlings in May 1972, then to Arthur Moore for libre, but crashed on his debut. For Moore in libre again in 1973, then unknown for two years before Howlings (yet again) raced it in Shellsport G8 in early 1976, fitted with a Cosworth FVC. To John Tait and used in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. To Eddy D'Hoe in Belgium in 1978, and hillclimbed with an FVA engine. To Regis Jumez 1980, and used in French hillclimbs. Later via Howlings (!) in 1984 to collector Anthony Mayman, then via John Harper and Ted Walker to Peter Williams in 1989. To Andrew Fellowes 2002, then to Ian Rimmer in 2009.

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.

The British race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors on the Atlas F1 and 10 Tenths forums.

If you can help with any additions, clarifications or corrections, please respond via the threads shown on the Atlantics page.

Individual sources for this event

Programme [AK], MN 6 Apr 1972 p12.