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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 10 Sep 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Cyd Williams March 722 [39] - Ford BDA
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 1)
20 0.15.39.8
2 Ray Allen Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA
#57 D.J.Bond
20
3 Bill Gubelmann March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#16 (see note 2)
20
4 Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden
#7
20
5 John Nicholson Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA
#19
20
6 Jonny Dimsdale Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES
#55
20
7 John Lepp Chevron B20 [72-4] - Ford BDA Richardson
#25 Bob Howlings Racing Team (see note 3)
20
8 Jim Murdoch Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Smith
#58
20
9 Reg James Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA
#47
20
10 Martin Watson GRD B72 [272 012-F2] - Ford BDA
#17
20
11 Stephen Choularton Lotus 69 [69.F2.1] - Ford BDA Autovita
#12 (see note 4)
19
R Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA
#9 F.R.Gerard (see note 5)
10 Clutch
R Ian Mawby Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA Norvic
#31 (see note 6)
4
UNKE Jack Paterson Wimhurst - Ford BDA
#18 (see note 7)
On entry list
UNKE Mick Jones Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford BDA Edwards
#4 Kentish Times (Racing)
On entry list
UNKE John Gillmeister Palliser WDB4 - Ford BDA
#8
On entry list
DNA Philip Guerola Brabham BT21A [8] - Ford twin cam
#14 (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Rollinson Puma HM22A - Ford BDA
#28 McKechnie Racing Organisation
Did not arrive
DNA John Sabourin Brabham BT29 [19] - Ford BDA
#35 Master Blenders Ltd (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Ronnie Mackay Brabham BT30 [14] - Ford BDA
#37 Dunnets Garage/Team MRE (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Meek Taydec Mk5 [1] - Ford BDA
#41 Tate of Leeds (Racing)
Did not arrive
DNA Tony Broster Tecno 68/F3 - Ford twin cam
#49 Newbridge Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Alan Edgar (F/Atl) Alexis Mk21
#53
Did not arrive
DNA John Calvert March 722 [29] - Ford BDA
#77 (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam BRM
#99
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
2 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [39] - Ford BDA
3 Ray Allen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA
4 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA Eden

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [39] (Cyd Williams): New to Graham Eden Racing in April 1972 for Cyd Williams (Sandbach, Cheshire) to drive in British Formula Atlantic. It replaced the Chevron B18 which had taken Williams to two wins earlier in the season. Once he had the car to his liking, Williams won six out of the next nine races, but narrowly lost the championship to Bill Gubelmann. Run by Graham Eden Racing for Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) in 1973. The car was sold to Philip Dowell (Ombersley, Worcestershire) for 1974, but during pre-season testing at Silverstone, he hit the bank heavily at Woodcote corner and died later in hospital. It is assumed that the March was destroyed in the accident.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  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. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Brabham BT29 [19] (John Sabourin): Sold to Steve Matchett but remained unraced in 1970. To Norman Cuthbert for 1971 and raced in British Formula Atlantic, at first with a Ford twin cam and then with a BDA later in the season. To John Sabourin for 1972 and continued in Formula Atlantic. Sabourin reappeared briefly in libre racing in 1973. Believed to be the "nipple pink" BT29/35 raced by Mike Chapman (Preston/Blackburn) and Mike Utley (Preston) in sprints, hillclimbs and libre racing from 1974 to 1977. Then firmly identified as the car raced by a southern English hillclimber between 1978 and 1987. Subsequent history withheld.
  10. Brabham BT30 [14] (Ronnie Mackay): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schlomer and raced by him and by Cherie Schlomer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
  11. 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.

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 AF, AS 14 Sep 1972 p37, MN 14 Sep 1972 p8. TEAC race. May not have been a YP round.