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Rothmans F5000 Championship round

Oulton Park, 13 May 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Teddy Pilette Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#33 Racing Team V.D.S. (see note 1)
27 0.42.25.6
105.43
2 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#9 Anglo-American Racing Team (see note 2)
27 0.43.15.6
3 Steve Thompson Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet RES V8
#15 Servis Appliances Racing Team
(see note 3)
27 0.43.16.0
4 Bob Evans Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#11 (STP) McKechnie Racing (see note 4)
27 0.43.26.0
5 Tony Dean Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#8 Anglo-American Racing Team (see note 5)
27 0.43.37.6
6 Keith Holland Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#25 Ian Ward Racing (see note 6)
27 0.43.53.6
7 Tony Trimmer McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet Trimmer V8
#10 The Portobello Inn (see note 7)
26
8 Jock Russell McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#5 Jock Russell (see note 8)
26
9 David Oxton Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8
#39 G. N. Begg Engineering Co. Ltd.
26
10 Tom Belsø Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet RES V8
#208 Shellsport Luxembourg (see note 9)
26
11 Chris Craft McLaren M22 [M22-1-72] - Chevrolet Morand V8
#34 Racing Team V.D.S.
26
12 Clive Santo Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#3 Shellsport Luxembourg (see note 10)
25
13 Colin Hyams Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#16 Colin Hyams (see note 11)
25
14 Ian Ashley Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#6 Henley Forklift Co. Ltd (see note 12)
25
15 Willie Wood McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#78 William Wood (see note 13)
23 running, not classified
16 John Bowtell McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover Lilley V8
#28 Andrew Cavell
16 engine
17 Clive Baker March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8
#57 Clive Baker (see note 14)
11 sticking throttle
DNS Guy Edwards Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#4 Barclays Intl Racing with Amoco/J. Butterworth
(see note 15)
Did not start
(damaged bodywork)
DNS Kaye Griffiths Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] - Chevrolet Kitchiner V8
#7 Tony Kitchiner (see note 16)
Did not start
(cylinder head)
DNS Chris Shaw Leda LT25 [001] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Chris Shaw
Did not start
DNS Chris Oates McLaren M10B [400-06 (A)] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Chris Oates
Did not start
DNSC Brett Lunger Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet Smith V8
#2 Sid Taylor (see note 17)
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Alan Rollinson McRae GM1 [007] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Alan Rollinson (see note 18)
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Sanger Lola T300 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Research Consultants Ltd (Automotive Division)
Did not arrive
DNA Graham McRae McRae GM1 [005] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Iberia Team McRae (see note 19)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Tony Dean (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-01] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.24.0
2 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [101] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.24.4
3 Bob Evans (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [104] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.24.6
4 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.25.0
5 Teddy Pilette (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-04] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.25.2
6 Guy Edwards * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU16] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.26.0
7 Steve Thompson (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-72-01] - Chevrolet RES V8 1.26.8
8 Clive Santo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU18] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.28.2
9 David Oxton (F5000) 5-litre Begg FM5 [1] - Chevrolet Morand-Begg V8 1.28.8
10 Tony Trimmer (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M18 [500-04] - Chevrolet Trimmer V8 1.31.8
11 Chris Craft (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M22 [M22-1-72] - Chevrolet Morand V8 1.33.6
12 Jock Russell (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [003] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.34.8
13 Clive Baker (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [5] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1.42.0
14 Willie Wood (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M14A [2] - Chevrolet Smith V8 1.43.4
15 Colin Hyams (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU6] - Chevrolet Bolthoff V8 1.46.0
16 John Bowtell (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-16] - Rover Lilley V8 1.48.0
17 Tom Belsø (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet RES V8 No time
18 Ian Ashley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet Smith V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B24 [24-73-04] (Teddy Pilette): Built for 1973 season. VDS for Teddy Pilette: raced in UK 1973 and Tasman 1974 - Roelof Wunderink: raced in UK 1974. Then via Tony Dean to Richard Simms and used in libre racing in 1975 and 1976. To John Lambert (York) 1977: used in hillclimbs in 1978 and 1979. Then via Ian Webb and Alex Seldon to Chris Townrow (Crantock, Cornwall) for sprints in Cornwall and Devon. To historic racer Richard Piper (Greenwich, London) and partner Patric Capon and raced by Piper in libre and HSCC racing in 1983 and 1984. To Dennis Humphries (Canterbury, Kent) and damaged in testing at West Malling airfield. Repaired and sold to John Harper (late 1980s/early 1990s) then via Tony Ingram (Atlanta, GA) and Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT). Later via Vintage Racing Services (Stratford, CT) to Alex Seiler (NY, NY) c1998. Following a restoration, it was raced in VARA events at Willow Springs and Phoenix and driven on occasion by Casey Annis, publisher of Vintage racecar Magazine. In 2000, it was sold to Stan Beck (Seattle, WA) restored again before it was sold on to Miles Jackson (Seattle, WA) in 2006.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-03] (Peter Gethin): Built for 1973 season. Bobby Brown: raced in UK 1973 (borrowed by Gethin at Oulton 13 May) and US 1973. Brown's season was curtailed by illness and a family bereavement (the B24 was advertised in Autoweek from 25 Aug 1973 to 16 November 1974) - Bob DeNuzio (Long Island, NY, US) 1974: raced in SCCA FA races in 1976 - Phil Halbert 1976: raced in SCCA events; crashed at Willow Springs 1978 - Todd Gerstenberger (Manhattan Beach, CA) 1987: rebuilt and restored 1987-1991; used extensively in historic racing since 1992. (At one point, Gerstenberger described this car as "24-72-04".)
  3. Chevron B24 [24-72-01] (Steve Thompson): Built for 1972 season. Works for Brian Redman: raced in UK 1972 (debut at Oulton Park 29 May 1972 - 5 races 3 wins) and US 1972 (Redman 4 races 1 win, Gethin 1 race) - Keith Holland for John Player Challenge Trophy at Brands Hatch 22 Oct - Alan Brodie for Steve Thompson: raced in Tasman 1973 and UK 1973. Badly damaged in a severe testing accident at Silverstone on 24 May when a tyre burst at Woodcote at 140 mph, and Thompson was lucky to escape with bruising. The car was written off, and Brodie acquired a brand new 1973 B24.
  4. Trojan T101 [104] (Bob Evans): See full history: Trojan T101/104.
  5. Chevron B24 [24-73-01] (Tony Dean): Built for 1973 season. Tony Dean: raced in UK 1973, US 1973, UK 1974 (crashed at R1 - Dean then buys B24-73-08), also used to settle a bet at the BARC Harewood hill climb 4 Aug 1974; UK 1975 (driven by Dean 3 races, Alain Peltier 1 DNS, Roelof Wunderink 1 DNS). Presumably the car raced by Dean at the Easter Rufforth meeting, winning the libre event. Raced by Dean at Aintree 19 Apr 1975, setting a new circuit record as he won the libre race by over a lap. Crashed and written off by Wunderink Zandvoort (practice) 17 May 1975. Wreckage scrapped.
  6. Trojan T101 [101] (Keith Holland): See full history: Trojan T101/101.
  7. McLaren M18 [500-04] (Tony Trimmer): See full history: McLaren M18 500-04.
  8. McRae GM1 [003] (Jock Russell): Built for 1972 season as a Leda LT27 and entered by Leda Cars for Trevor Taylor in the UK series until Graham McRae bought the Leda Cars operation. Rebranded as a McRae GM1 (plated "LT27 GM3") and sold to Jock Russell (Midlothian, Scotland) July 1972. Raced by Russell in the 1972 UK series (also raced by Brett Lunger at two races). Raced again by Russell in the UK series in 1973. From Russell to Noel Butler (Birmingham), then to Roy Lane 2000, and restored in Lane's orange colours. To Peter and Aaron Burson (New Zealand) Oct 2006, and raced regularly by Peter in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2007/08 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-003/McRae GM1-003
  9. Lola T330 [HU2] (Tom Belsø): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  10. Lola T330 [HU18] (Clive Santo): See full history: Lola T330 HU18.
  11. Lola T330 [HU6] (Colin Hyams): New to Australian Colin Hyams who raced it in the UK series in early 1973. To Trevor Twaites June 1973, and raced by him in the UK series in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Later to John Jordan (UK), who entered it for Tom Belso in 1977, and raced it himself in libre in 1978. Entered by Jordan for Dave Williams in libre racing 1983, and then for Tony Trimmer in the BRSCC Libre Championship from 1984 to 1989, winning the championship in 1986 and finishing second in 1987 and in 1988. At some point between 1985 and 1988, the T330 was dismantled and parts used by Dave Finnigan (Biggleswade, UK) to construct T332 "HU42" for Jordan's team. The original HU6 chassis remained with Finnigan until early 2000 when sold to Richard Lines (UK), then to Kevan McLurg (UK) 2005 and built into a complete car by McLurg and then by John Crawford's Motorsport Solutions NZ Ltd by July 2009. Owned by this time by Lindsay Willis of Wilco Racing (Rotorua, NZ), and raced by his son Brett Willis (Rotorua, NZ) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series every season from 2010/11 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T330 HU6
  12. Lola T330 [HU17] (Ian Ashley): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  13. McLaren M14A [2] (Willie Wood): McLaren M14A/2 race history
  14. March 73A [5] (Clive Baker): See full history: March 73A/5.
  15. Lola T330 [HU16] (Guy Edwards): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  16. Kitchmac [M10B 400-05] (Kaye Griffiths): Barry Newman for Howden Ganley: UK 1970 (18 races, five second places) - Gordon Spice: Argentinean GP 1971; UK 1971 (11 races + 1 DNS). Rebuilt as 'Kitchmac' by Tony Kitchiner for 1972 season: driven by Gordon Spice (UK: 7 races + 1 DNS), John Kendall (UK: 2 races; US : 1 race only R3 Watkins Glen), Fred Saunders (UK: 1 DNS only), Alan Rollinson (UK: 1 race only), Roger Williamson (UK: 3 races); UK 1973: driven by Kaye Griffiths ( 1 race only), Richard Knight (5 races + 1 DNS). Not seen again after the end of 1973. It has been reported that this car was wrecked in an accident but it appears to have survived its final race in 1973 intact. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. Trojan T101 [102] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Trojan T101/102.
  18. McRae GM1 [007] (Alan Rollinson): See full history: McRae GM1/007.
  19. McRae GM1 [005] (Graham McRae): See full history: McRae GM1/005.

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.

1969-1976 UK results have been researched and collated by Chris Townsend based primarily on material in Autosport and Motoring News. Information has been added from the growing collection of entry lists from programs.

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.