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Indylantic Championship Round

Brands Hatch, 6 Jun 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ted Wentz Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon
#9 Swan Lager Racing (see note 1)
50 37m 22.6s
96.61 mph
2 Tony Rouff Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon
#21 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
50 37m 41.4s
3 Richard Scott Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#111 Dicksons of Perth-Fife & Kinross Motor Auctions
50 37m 42.4s
4 Phil Dowsett Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Capital Radio/Sangria Designs
50 38m 05.0s
5 Jeremy Rossiter Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Cook
#3 Spax Dampers/CCC Magazine (see note 2)
49 37m 25.2s
6 Alo Lawler Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#10 L&B Excavations
49 37m 28.2s
7 Steve Carvill Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#208 Radio Luxembourg/Applied Racing Techniques
49 37m 29.0s
8 Terry Perkins Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Harrisons of Birmingham/Graham Eden Racing
49 37m 36.2s
9 Norman Dickson Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#707 Dicksons of Perth-British Caledonian
49 37m 47.8s
10 Philip Sharp Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#2 (see note 3)
49 37m 56.0s
11 Ken Bailey Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#12 (see note 4)
48 37m 31.0s
12 Mike King Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#7 Bruach Racing (see note 5)
46 37m 28.4s
13 David Winstanley Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 Withers of Winsford (see note 6)
45 38m 13.2s
NC Adrian Russell GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon
#23
43 37m 32.6s
R Steve Prior McLaren M21 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#194 Capital Radio/Applied Racing Techniques
(see note 7)
6
UNK Bob Brown Chevron B27 [27-74-10?] - Ford BDA Swindon
#15 (see note 8)

UNK Alan Crocker March 74B [1] - Ford BDA
#45 (see note 9)

DNA Ivor Goodwin Van Diemen GRD A75 - Ford BDA Cook
#18
Did not arrive
DNA John Walker March 74B [742-23] - Ford BDA Gardner
#96 Withers of Winsford
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Richard Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.44.8
2 Tony Rouff (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.45.0
3 Ted Wentz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.45.2
4 Steve Carvill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.45.4
5 Norman Dickson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.45.6
6 Jeremy Rossiter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Cook 0.45.6
7 Terry Perkins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden 0.46.0
8 Phil Dowsett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.46.2
9 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.46.6
10 Ken Bailey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.46.8
11 Philip Sharp (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.46.8
12 Steve Prior (F/Atl) 1.6-litre McLaren M21 - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.48.4
13 Mike King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.49.6
14 David Winstanley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.49.6
15 Bob Brown (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-10?] - Ford BDA Swindon 0.51.4
16 Adrian Russell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon 0.52.4
17 Alan Crocker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [1] - Ford BDA 0.53.8

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T460 [HU15] (Ted Wentz): The works development car of Ted Wentz, sponsored by Swan Lager in the British Indylantic series, sold after that season had been completed to Albert Poon. The chassis number is observed on Beng Saswanto's car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p6, though the car was probably owned and entered by Poon. Described in NZMA as 'ex Wentz', and also in Motoring News 10 Feb 77 p7. Saswanto continues to appear in the car in races in South East Asia through 1978. May have been rebuilt by the Ramirez family into the "Marlo" in 1979, in combination with parts of March 723-12.
  2. Chevron B29 [29-75-29] (Jeremy Rossiter): New to Derek Cook (Wath-upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire) in August 1975, and raced in British Formula Atlantic with support from George Cooper Lubricants. To Jeremy Rossiter (Kidlington, Oxfordshire) for 1976, and raced in Shellsport G8 and Indylantic races. The series died at the end of 1976, and the car was unused until August 1977 when it was sold to John Pollock (Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland), who raced for Gerry Kinnane's team in Irish Formula Atlantic. Pollock raced it at Phoenix Park and Mondello Parkin September 1977, but it was then sold to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin), Pollock taking O'Leary's older Brabham BT40 in part-exchange. Raced by O'Leary in the Irish series in 1978 and 1979.
  3. Modus M3 [047-F3] (Philip Sharp): Chassis number observed on Phil Sharp’s car by Dave McKinney at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1977 and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described in the works record as a development F3 chassis, and built up from spares at David Price Racing, where Sharp was a mechanic. Therefore the car raced through the 1976 Indylantic season in Britain, then taken to his native New Zealand. NZMA reports that the car was sold to Steve Empson. In 1980 the car appears in the NZ series in the hands of Robin Irving.
  4. Chevron B29 [29-75-04] (Ken Bailey): New to Tom Wheatcroft in February 1975, and tested by Richard Morgan who would be driving it in British Formula Atlantic. Raced by Morgan in the early races of the season, winning one race, until crashed at Brands Hatch in April. Morgan then drove the new Wheatcroft R18, and the Chevron was sold to Brett Riley, who drove it for the rest of 1975. To Ken Bailey (Stretford, Greater Manchester) and raced in Indylantic in 1976. Retained for 1977. Sold to Eddie Jordan (Dundrum, County Dublin, Ireland) and used in Irish Formula Atlantic in 1978, winning both the All-Ireland and Duckhams Formula Atlantic Championships. Raced by Vivian Candy in Ireland in 1979, then sold via Phil Bennett to David Ward (Hesketh Bank, Lancashire) for British libre racing in 1980 and 1981. With Terry Cole for Monoposto racing in 1983, then reportedly broken up for spares by Chevron Cars.
  5. Lola T362 [HU18] (Mike King): Described as "the 1976 prototype", this car was loaned by Lola to the Wella team for Ted Wentz to drive in the last few races of the 1975 British Formula Atlantic season after Wentz' regular car was wrecked in testing at Silverstone by Roy James. It was loaned to Tony Trimmer for the start of the 1976 season, now as a Lola T362, and Trimmer won the first two races, only for the car to be sold from under him to Bruach Racing for Mike King, who raced it in Indylantic and Shellsport Group 8 for the rest of that season. Somehow then to Carl Liebich (Plymouth, WI) as a spare car to his Lola T460. Exactly when it was used is not known. Crashed at some point, and sold, still unrepaired, to Cy Moreland (Trainer, PA). Still with Moreland in 2003. Later to Steve Maxted (UK), fitted with a Cosworth BDG and raced by him in HSCC F2 races from 2006 to 2011. To Mark Piercy for HSCC F2 from 2012 onwards.
  6. Brabham BT40 [21] (David Winstanley): New to Graham Eden Racing, and driven by Cyd Williams in the 1973 British Formula Atlantic championship. Retained by Eden and Williams for 1974. After Williams crashed the car at Brands Hatch in September 1974, it was raced by Richard Morgan and Tony Trimmer later that season. Retained by Eden again for 1975, with Cyd Williams again driving. To David Winstanley (Winsford, Cheshire) of Withers of Winsford for 1976, and raced in the Indylantic championship.
  7. McLaren M21 (Steve Prior): The two M21s that appears in F/Atlantic in 1975 and 1976 are a puzzle, as the only known M21, the ex-works/Scheckter car, had been wrecked in France by Yves Martin in 1974. Around 2001, Chris MacAllister bought a McLaren M21 at auction that appeared to be one of Steve Prior's old cars and still had radio broadcasting sponsorship logos on it. It was fully restored by 2004, using the Donington Museum car - also or unclear origins - as a model.
  8. Chevron B27 [27-74-10?] (Bob Brown): Sold in May 1974 to Team Harper, and used by David Purley in the European F2 championship. Probably the car driven by David Purley at the Brands Hatch Boxing Day libre race at the end of the season. Likely to be the "late 1974 F2 car" used by Doug Thomson (Edinburgh, Scotland) in Scottish libre, sprints and hillclimbs in 1975, and offered for sale in January 1976 with a Swindon BDA and Hewland FGA400 gearbox. This is then likely to be the car of UK-resident American Bob Brown (not Bobby Brown) who occasionally raced what is described by Autosport as an ex-Harper B27 in Indyatlantic and Formula Libre in 1976, after buying the car late in 1975. Brown was backed by Oceaneering International, a Texas company, and is believed to have been a diver working in the North Sea oil field. He appears to have taken the car back to the US. Then unknown until an "ex-Purley" B27 was raced by Bobby Brown in SVRA and HSR vintage racing. Sold to Skip Jones (Portland, OR) and used in ICSCC and SOVREN vintage racing, fitted with a 2-litre Wenz Cosworth YBM engine. Sold in August 2016 back to Bobby Brown.
  9. March 74B [1] (Alan Crocker): New to Ted Wentz (Philadelphia, PA) and raced in the 1974 British Formula Atlantic season. To Alan Crocker, an Australian ex-pat, and raced in the 1975 British series, and the 1976 Indylantic series. Taken to New Zealand for the 1977 Formula Pacific series, and sold there to Ken Smith, who rented it to Ken Sager to drive in the Gold Star series, and to Robbie Booth for the 1978/79 season. It reappeared with Robbie Hislop in 1981/82, then to Tony Batchelor for 1982/83. Last seen when raced by Keith Laney in 1984/85, and sold by him back to Kenny Smith some time before 1988. Later sold by Ken Smith to Richard Carter in Australia to donate parts to Carter's rebuilt of March 73B-12. The remains of the car were sold with the 73B to George Makin (Melbourne, Australia) about 2005.

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.

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