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Yellow Pages Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 15 Oct 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bill Gubelmann March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart
#16 (see note 1)
20 0.15.47.2
2 Cyd Williams March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Alida Graham Eden Racing (see note 2)
20 0.15.48.0
3 Jonny Dimsdale Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES
#55
20 0.16.07.4
4 John Nicholson Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Piper
#19
20 0.16.13.0
5 Reg James Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA
#47
20 0.16.13.8
6 John Calvert March 722 [29] - Ford BDA Richardson
#77 (see note 3)
20 0.16.20.0
7 Chris Meek Brabham BT38 [28] - Ford BDA BRM
#41 Tate of Leeds (Racing) (see note 4)
20 0.16.30.8
8 Jim Murdoch Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Smith
#58
20 0.16.32.0
9 Bob Salisbury Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA
#9 F.R.Gerard (see note 5)
19 0.16.33.6
R Tom Pryce Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed
#57 D.J.Bond
12 Engine
R Patrick Sumner Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam BRM
#99
8 Handling
R Roger Keele Puma HM22A - Ford BDA
#28 McKechnie Racing Organisation
3 Misfire
R Peter Wardle Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA
#7 (see note 6)
Clutch
DNA Mick Jones Merlyn Mk 14A [140/F3/68?] - Ford BDA
#4 Kentish Times (Racing)
Did not arrive
DNA Martin Watson GRD B72 [272 012-F2] - Ford BDA
#17
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Endean Lyncar 001 [001] - Ford twin cam
#20
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Allen Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA
#24 D.J.Bond
Did not arrive
DNA Ian Mawby Lotus 69 [71/69.10.FB] - Ford BDA Norvic
#31 (see note 7)
Did not arrive
DNA Ronnie Mackay Brabham BT30 [14] - Ford BDA
#37 Dunnets Garage/Team MRE (see note 8)
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Andrews March 712M [11 as '9'] - Ford BDA
#40 (see note 9)
Did not arrive
DNA Bryan Small Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] - Ford BDA
#100 (see note 10)
Did not arrive
DNA Roger Williamson GRD 272 [016-F2] - Ford BDA Holbay
Wheatcroft Racing (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Belsø Brabham BT38 [19] - Ford BDA
(see note 12)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Tom Pryce (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Royale RP12 [1] - Ford BDA Broadspeed 0.46.6
2 Bill Gubelmann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [24] - Ford BDA Hart 0.47.0
3 Jonny Dimsdale (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59 F3-37] - Ford BDA RES 0.47.8
4 Reg James (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT28/35 [38] - Ford BDA 0.47.8
5 Chris Meek (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [28] - Ford BDA BRM 0.47.8
6 Bob Salisbury (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [43] - Ford BDA 0.47.8
7 Jim Murdoch (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford BDA Smith 0.48.2
8 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [39] - Ford BDA Eden 0.48.4
9 John Calvert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [29] - Ford BDA Richardson 0.48.6
10 Peter Wardle (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] - Ford BDA 0.49.6
11 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lyncar 003 [003] - Ford BDA Piper 0.49.8
12 Roger Keele (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Puma HM22A - Ford BDA 0.50.0
13 Patrick Sumner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kitchiner K4B ['Alie'] - Ford twin cam BRM 0.50.0

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. Patterson crashed heavily at Oulton Park in May 1973, and although the car was rebuilt, he appeared a few races later in what was described as a new 73B. Whether this was the 722 updated or a completely new car is unclear. Patterson retained the car for 1974, but it was last seen in August. (Photographs show that the March 73B Patterson raced in the Pro Atlantic race that supported the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in October was not the same car.) In early November the 722/73B was acquired by Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) and raced regularly by him through the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. 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, and fitted with Falconer bodywork in May. 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.
  3. 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 hillclimbs in late 1973, 1974, 1975 and early 1976, using a BDA engine. Then to Peter Riley (Crosby, Liverpool), again for sprints and hillclimbs. 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. According to speed event historian Steve Wilkinson, Riley retained the car, complete but dismantled, and stored in his garage. Riley died in 2011, and the car passed to Paul Gardner and Alan Newton, and Gardner started the restoration. When Newton died, the car was sold to Chris Simpson in 2014, but he did not use it. It went to Ashley Hodge in 2016, and then to Daniel Clayfield in 2017. was advertised, restored to original specification, by Paul Gardner in 2012.
  4. Brabham BT38 [28] (Chris Meek): New to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and driven by Chris Meek in British Formula Atlantic in 1972. To Bobby Howlings and raced briefly in libre in 1973, then on to Richard Shardlow (Baslow, Derbyshire) and raced in British hillclimbs from June onwards, fitted with a Rondel Cosworth BDE. To Alister Douglas-Osborn (West Hagley, Worcestershire) for 1974 and hillclimbed again, now with a 2.0 Hart Cosworth BDG. Retained by "ADO" for 1975 but modified by Pilbeam (as the 'R15') and raced with a 2.2-litre BDG, winning one British championship hillclimb and also two RAC sprint events at the end of the season. Modified further by Pilbeam for 1976 as the R22, and fitted with a F1 Cosworth DFV V8 engine. In this form it won six RAC British championship rounds in 1976, as well as winning the Guyson BARC series. Used again in this form in 1977, winning seven RAC rounds and both the RAC and BARC titles, but the car was written off in a crash at Doune in September. What was salvageable was used in the construction of a new Pilbeam MP22 for Malcolm Dungworth for 1978.
  5. Brabham BT35 [43] (Bob Salisbury): New to Bob Gerard in late 1971 and fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine for Bob Salisbury to race in British Formula Atlantic from October 1971 to April 1973. Then sold to Harry Gilbert, and raced by Gilbert and Ronnie Mackay in libre racing. It was advertised by Johnny Blades in October 1973, and was next seen a year later when John Wingfield had fitted a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC and ran the car with huge success in libre racing. In September 1975, it was sold to dealer Bobby Howlings, who raced it a couple of times and then sold it to John Thistlewaite, who entered it for Tim Wood in libre in 1976. By 1978, it was owned by Joe Applegarth, still with the FVC engine in it, and it next appeared in 1986 when Nick Overall used it in the HSCC Pre '71 series. Overall was given an HVIF for this car as BT35-43 in 1988, and many years later, in May 2006, it was advertised on race-cars.com from the UK still with this HVIF. In 2009, it was reported to be with Tim Kuchel in Australia.
  6. Lotus 69 [59-XB/F3-38] (Peter Wardle): New to Peter Wardle (Wimbledon, London) for European Formula Ford in 1970. Rebuilt to Formula Atlantic specification for 1971, and raced by Wardle in the British series that season, winning one round at Oulton Park in August. Retained by Wardle for 1972. Sold to Gary Ainscough (Bulawayo, Rhodesia) for 1973, and fitted with a 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the F2 class of the South African national championship. Retained for 1974 and 1975, after which it was sold to Richard Baker (Johannesburg, South Africa), and raced by him with the HRCR in South Africa. It was restored in 1999, and sold to England in 2000, where it has been used in historic racing. From 2011 to 2016, it was raced by David Hampton (South Leverton, Nottinghamshire) fitted with a 2-litre Cosworth BDG engine.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. March 712M [11 as '9'] (Colin Andrews): New to the Shell Arnold team for Jean-Pierre Jaussaud to race in F2 in 1971. Raced by Ferrari F1 driver Clay Regazzoni in the final race of the season. To Colin Andrews for 1972, now wearing the 712M-9 chassis plate, and raced in Formula Atlantic in 1972 and 1973. Acquired by Mike Sullivan Racing/Multiglide International Racing, for Formula Atlantic again, first driven by Richard Robinson, then by Alan Jones, who astonishingly won the high-profile Martini International support race at Silverstone in May, and finally by Richard Knight. Subsequent history unclear, as three separate former Sullivan/Multiglide cars went to Norman Dickson in Scotland, to Kim Mather in Lancashire, and to the partnership of John Colley and Rhoddy Harvey Bailey in Derbyshire. Which was which may never be known.
  10. Lotus 69 [71/69.3.F2] (Bryan Small): New to J&J Stanton for Gerry Birrell to race in F2 in 1971. Hired to José Ferreira for the Torneio Brasiliero at the end of the year. To Brian Small in 1972, and fitted with a Cosworth BDA for Formula Atlantic races late 1972, and a handful of appearances in 1973. To Roy Baker (Ferndown, Dorset) July 1973, but again only seen in a handful of races. To Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin) for the new Irish Formula Atlantic series 1974 and 1975. Entered by Fildes for a young local lad Eddie Jordan in 1976. To Mark Birrell (Liverpool) in 1977. Acquired from Nick Overall by Richard Hinton (Albury, Hertfordshire) in early 1978, who started the restoration. Sold in 1985 via Chuck McCarty to Richard Spelberg (Dusseldorf, Germany) and retained in his collection until his death in the late 1990s. Subsequent history unclear, but this car was advertised by Eric Peterson (Germany) in April 2018.
  11. GRD 272 [016-F2] (Roger Williamson): New for 1972, and entered in F2 by GRS International for a variety of drivers, including Reine Wisell, Tom Walkinshaw and Alan Jones. Rented to Wheatcroft Racing for Roger Williamson to drive in Formula Atlantic at the end of the season. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Brabham BT38 [19] (Tom Belsø): Brand new for Tom Belsø at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, entered by Team Viking. Raced by Belsø in F2 all season, then converted to Formula Atlantic for a couple of races late in the year. For sale during much of 1973, then to Tom Foster (Modesto, CA) for SCCA Formula B and ICSCC events from 1974 to 1977. Ron Householder (Portland, OR) then bought it for the engine, and sold the car in July 1978 to Kevin Skinner (Langley, BC, Canada). He won the ICSCC Formula B class in 1979, winning his class in seven races. In 2013, he still owned the car.

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Programme, Organiser's Result sheet [PS], Organiser's qualifying time sheet [PS], MN 19 Oct 1972 p7, AS 19 Oct 1972.