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Indylantic Championship Round

Mallory Park, 11 Jul 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ted Wentz Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon
#9 Swan Lager Racing (see note 1)
38 10" pen for jump start
2 Tony Rouff Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon
#21 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
38 0.28.11.8
3 Phil Dowsett Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA
#6 Sangria Designs/Capital Radio
38 0.28.18.8
4 Mike King Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Close
#7 Bruach Racing (see note 2)
37
5 Alo Lawler Chevron B29 [29-75-06] - Ford BDA
#10 L&B Excavations Ltd
37
6 Philip Sharp Modus M3 [047-F3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#2 (see note 3)
37
7 John Bicht Swift SA1 (Lotus 69) [71/69.8.FB] - Ford BDA Swindon
#34
37
8 Martin Birrane Chevron B29 [29-75-17] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#30 (see note 4)
35
9 David Winstanley Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 Withers of Winsford
35
10 Adrian Russell GRD 372 - Ford BDA Swindon
#23
35
11 John Scannell Chevron B27 [27-74-14] - Ford BDA Swindon
#27 (see note 5)
35
R Ken Bailey Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#12
28
R Terry Perkins Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden
#5 Graham Eden Racing
18 Head gasket
R Patrick Neve Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDA Swindon
#29 Netherton & Worth/Boxer Cars
Clutch
R Jeremy Rossiter Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Swindon
#3 Spax Dampers/CCC Magazine
Misfire
DNSF Steve Carvill Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#208 Radio Luxembourg/Applied Racing Techniques
Did not start final

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ted Wentz107m 23.2s109.65 mph
2Terry Perkins107m 31.2s
3Jeremy Rossiter107m 33.8s
4Ken Bailey107m 34.2s
5Tony Rouff107m 34.8s
6Phil Dowsett107m 35.0s
Mike Kingunknown
Alo Lawlerunknown
Philip Sharpunknown
John Bichtunknown
Martin Birraneunknown
David Winstanleyunknown
Adrian Russellunknown
John Scannellunknown
Patrick Neveunknown
Steve CarvillDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ted Wentz107m 27.6s108.57 mph
2Alo Lawler107m 31.8s
3Tony Rouff107m 37.0s
4Mike King107m 38.6s
5Patrick Neve107m 40.6s
6Ken Bailey107m 40.6s
John Bichtunknown
Terry Perkinscollision
Jeremy Rossitercollision
Steve Carvillpuncture; accident
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

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. 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 T32, 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. 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.
  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 [29-75-17] (Martin Birrane): New to Peter Williams (Brentwood) and raced in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1975, but crashed at Brands Hatch in April and not seen again that season. Entered by Williams' Coin News for Jim Crawford in early 1976 and then sold to Martin Birrane (Ballina, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland) who raced it in G8 and in Atlantic in 1976 and 1977. To Laurence Jacobsen (Glasgow, Scotland) for 1978, fitted with a Swindon BDX and entered by him for Bryce Wilson in libre that year. Converted back to Atlantic spec and raced by Bryce, Jacobsen and Graham Hamilton in 1979. In 1980, Jacobsen fitted the car with a plastic Sunbeam Stiletto body and Cosworth BDG engine, and raced it in GT racing in Scotland. Unknown in 1981 but with Eric Munnoch in 1982 who raced the 'Stiletto' with a 3.5-litre Rover V8. Subsequent history unknown, but in March 2010, HSCC News reported that Colin Thorpe had rebuilt the car, which was not thought to have raced since the 1980s, and it would be raced by his son Ollie Thorpe in 2010.
  5. Chevron B27 [27-74-14] (John Scannell): Chevron build record says sold to Derek Cook, August 1974, so Cook's late season car in British Formula Atlantic. To Peter Munro for 1975, and loaned back to Cook at the British GP meeting after he had wrecked his own car in practice. Cook then managed to wreck the Chevron on lap 1 of the race, and it did not appear again in 1975. To Jeremy Sumner for the 1976 Indyatlantic series, where it was also driven by Mike Wilds and John Scannell. Thought to have been the B27 bought by Christian Bonnifet in 1977, and used in French hillclimbs between 1979 and 1983. In 1997, Jean-Michel Coll (Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales, France) advertised chassis 74-14 as a rolling chassis. It was later reported to be under restoration in the UK.

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.

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