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Indylantic Championship Round

Knockhill, 1 Aug 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ted Wentz Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon
#9 (see note 1)
40 0.35.08.2
88.04 mph
2 Phil Dowsett Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon
#6
40 0.35.32.6
3 Tony Rouff Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon
#21 Boxer Cars
40 0.35.35.4
4 Steve Carvill Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon
#208 Radio Luxembourg
40 0.35.36.2
5 Terry Perkins Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden
#5
40 0.35.41.6
6 Alo Lawler Chevron B29 [29-75-06-2] - Ford BDA
#10 L & B Excavations (see note 2)
39
7 Mike King Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Swindon
#7 Bruach Racing (see note 3)
39
8 Patrick Neve Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#29 Boxer Cars
Electrics
DNA Jeremy Rossiter Chevron B29 [29-75-29] - Ford BDA Swindon
#3 (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Brown Chevron B27 [27-74-10?] - Ford BDA Swindon
#15 (see note 5)
Did not arrive
DNA David Winstanley Brabham BT40 [21] - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 (see note 6)
Did not arrive

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ted Wentz70.06.08.2
2Terry Perkins70.06.09.6
3Phil Dowsett70.06.17.2
4Patrick Neve70.06.18.4
5Mike King70.06.27.0
6Steve Carvill70.06.27.6
7Alo Lawler7
8Tony Rouff7
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Ted Wentz70.06.09.6
2Terry Perkins70.06.12.0
3Steve Carvill70.06.17.8
4Phil Dowsett70.06.24.5
5Patrick Neve70.06.25.2
6Alo Lawler70.06.27.0
7Tony Rouff7
8Mike King7
Qualifying
1 Ted Wentz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU15] - Ford BDA Swindon 3
2 Terry Perkins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD9 - Ford BDA Eden 8
3 Phil Dowsett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-19] - Ford BDA Swindon 9
4 Patrick Neve (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDA Nicholson 9
5 Steve Carvill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Surtees TS15 [06] - Ford BDA Swindon 15
6 Alo Lawler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-06-2] - Ford BDA 18
7 Mike King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA Swindon 21
8 Tony Rouff (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Boxer PRA76 [002] - Ford BDA Swindon 22

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T460 [HU15] (Ted Wentz): New to American Ted Wentz and raced in the 1976 Indylantic series, entered by Swan Lager Racing. The car remained in Lola's ownership, and was sold at the end of the season via Albert Poon to Indonesian racer Beng Soeswanto, who raced it in the New Zealand Formula Pacific Internationals in January 1977, then in Southeast Asian raced later that year. Believed to have been retained for 1978.
  2. Chevron B29 [29-75-06-2] (Alo Lawler): New to Alo Lawler (St Helens, Merseyside) and raced in the 1975 British Formula Atlantic championship, sponsored by L&B Excavations Ltd. Also used in the Irish championship that year, and in libre racing. Retained by Lawler for 1976, when he raced it in the Shellsport G8 championship, the Irish Formula Atlantic championship, the British Indylantic championship, and in libre racing. Sold to John Eastwood and raced in the Irish Formula Atlantic series. To Joe Greenan (Belfast, Northern Ireland) for 1978, and entered by Irish Racing Cars in Irish Atlantic, then raced by Ken Fildes (Clonskeagh, Dublin) in 1979 and 1980. Sold to English wheeler dealer Bobby Howlings (Congleton, Cheshire) for 1981, and raced by Howlings in rounds of the reintroduced British Formula Atlantic championship. Sold to Stuart Harte (Littleborough, Greater Manchester) and fitted with a 2.2-litre Hart 420R engine for sprints and hillclimbs. After Harte's death, the car was retained by his family until 2011, when it was sold to Jon Waggitt. Waggitt sold it to Chris Porritt in July 2011.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Thomson recalls that he sold the car to 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.
  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.

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.