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ShellSPORT 5000 European Championship race

Oulton Park, 18 Sep 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Guy Edwards (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42/BT44B [2] - Cosworth DFV V8
#2 Ultramar
40 37m 35.4s
105.6 mph
2 Brian Henton (F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDX Swindon
#30 Netherton & Worth
40 37m 47.6s
3 Keith Holland Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#25 E. L. Gibbs Ltd Racing (see note 1)
40 38m 09.4s
4 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6
#15 Benigra Ices London (see note 2)
39
5 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6
#7 Lec Refrigeration (see note 3)
39
6 Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8
#13 SheelSPORT Rolatruc
38
7 Andy Barton (F2) 2-litre March 73B/75B [73B-18] - Ford BDG
#68 Andy Barton (75B/2) (see note 4)
38
8 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD11 - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 Sana/Withers of Winsford
38
9 Ken Bailey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#62 Ken Bailey (see note 5)
37
10 Bernard de Dryver (F2) 2-litre March 752 [8] - BMW M12/7
#46 Bernard de Dryver
37
11 Allan Kayes Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8
#75 Ian Ward with Team Round Table Racing
(see note 6)
36 excluded: illegal rear wing
12 Derek Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDA Cook
#31 Derek Cook (see note 7)
31 fuel pipe
13 Dennis Leech Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Dennis Leech (see note 8)
27 accident
14 Mike King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA
#47 Bruach Racing (see note 9)
22 accident damage
15 Derrick Worthington (F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX
#49 Roger Heavens Racing
11 accident
16 Damien Magee (F1) 3-litre Penske PC3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Damien Magee
1 accident
DNS Brian McGuire (F1) 3-litre Williams FW04 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#21 "Kelly's Girl"
Did not start
(engine)
DNSC Geoff Friswell (F2) 2-litre March 732/742 [1] - Ford BDG Hart
#24 R. E. Bates and Sons Builders
(see note 10)
Did not start (crashed)
UNKE Bob Evans McLaren M25 [1] - Chevrolet V8
#1 David Hepworth
On entry list
UNKE Brian Robinson (F2) 2-litre Lola T360 [HU5] - Ford BDG Close
#4 Brian Robinson (see note 11)
On entry list
UNKE Norman Dickson (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [025-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#33 Dicksons of Perth/British Caledonian Airways
On entry list
UNKE Richard Scott (F2) 2-litre Modus M3 [027-FA] - Ford BDX Swindon
#34 Dicksons of Perth/Fife and Kinross Auctions
On entry list
UNKE Adrian Russell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [T450 HU1] - Ford BDA Swindon
#48 Adrian Russell (see note 12)
On entry list
UNKE Jim Kelly Trojan T101 [102] - Chevrolet V8
#60 Jim Kelly (see note 13)
On entry list
DNA Andy Sutcliffe (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT44B [1] - Cosworth DFV V8
#67 RAM Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Guy Edwards (F1) 3-litre Brabham BT42/BT44B [2] - Cosworth DFV V8 0.54.4
2 Brian Henton (F2) 2-litre Boxer PR276 [001] - Ford BDX Swindon 0.54.4
3 Damien Magee (F1) 3-litre Penske PC3 [02] - Cosworth DFV V8 0.55.2
4 Keith Holland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 0.56.2
5 Val Musetti (F5000) 3.4-litre March 752 [15] - Ford GAA V6 0.56.4
6 Geoff Friswell * (F2) 2-litre March 732/742 [1] - Ford BDG Hart 0.56.4
7 Brian McGuire * (F1) 3-litre Williams FW04 [1] - Cosworth DFV V8 0.56.8
8 Bernard de Dryver (F2) 2-litre March 752 [8] - BMW M12/7 0.57.4
9 Divina Galica (F1) 3-litre Surtees TS16-4 [05] - Cosworth DFV V8 0.57.4
10 Derek Cook (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-06] - Ford BDA Cook 0.57.6
11 Andy Barton (F2) 2-litre March 73B/75B [73B-18] - Ford BDG 0.57.8
12 David Purley (F5000) 3.4-litre Chevron B30 [30-75-01] - Ford GAA V6 0.58.2
13 Ken Bailey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson 0.59.8
14 Dennis Leech (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B28 [28-74-02] - Chevrolet V8 1.00.0
15 Mike King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T362 [HU18] - Ford BDA 1.00.0
16 Cyd Williams (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Sana RD11 - Ford BDA Swindon 1.00.4
17 Derrick Worthington (F2) 2-litre March 762 [752-21] - Ford BDX 1.00.8
18 Allan Kayes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8 1.01.4
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T400 [HU8] (Keith Holland): New to McKechnie Racing Org and raced by Richard Scott and Bob Evans in UK series 1975. To Len Gibbs for Keith Holland UK 1976 and early 1977. To Gerry Amato, then Allan Kayes for Group 8 in 1977. Then unknown until 'found in a garage in Cambridge' by Mike Connor and raced in a libre at Castle Combe Apr 1980. Next seen with Mick Hill 1982, who converted it into a "BMW M1" with 7.4-litre Chevrolet V8 for "GT" racing: raced in Donington GT series 1983 (shared between Hill and Kevin Riley). Also raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Riley 1983 and 1984 ... advertised by Straight Six (Tony Hildebrand) 1986 ... David Sheppard: raced in Thundersports, co-driven by Gary Dobbin, 1989 ... Ian Higgins (Boston, Lincolnshire) about 1990, and taken apart to recreate the Lola T400. To Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) around 1991. Raced by Windelburn in Australian and New Zealand historics from 2000 (or earlier), and raced regularly in the F5000 Tasman Revival from its start in November 2003, when he won the feature race at the opening round, to the 2017/18 season. More information about Lola T400 HU8
  2. March 752 [15] (Val Musetti): New to Masami Kuwashima for Formula 2 in 1975, prepared by Roy Kennedy's team in London, and entered by Masami Kuwashima Racing. After just two races, Kuwashima returned to Japan, and the 752 was sold to Tom Walkinshaw.who had it converted by Kennedy to F5000 specification, with the installation of a 3.4-litre Ford V6 engine. Raced by Walkinshaw in the 1975 Shellsport F5000 Championship. To Val Musetti, and raced in Shellsport G8 in 1976 and 1977. Converted to F1 specification for 1978, with a Cosworth DFV engine, and referred to as a 761 that season. Wrecked at Mallory Park in August but rebuilt again for 1979, when it was described as a 771, but wrecked at Zolder at the sart of the Aurora season and finally written off.
  3. Chevron B30 [30-75-01] (David Purley): See full history: Chevron B30.
  4. March 73B/75B [73B-18] (Andy Barton): According to surviving March records, this was a F/Atlantic car built for Geoff Friswell (Coventry) and raced by him in the UK series through 1973 and 1974. It was then sold to Andy Barton (Newcastle upon Tyne) as a libre car and upgraded to 74B and then 75B spec over the next two seasons, also acquiring a F2 BDG engine at times in 1976. Barton sold it to Bob Rollo (Prestonpans, Scotland) for 1977, as an Atlantic again, and it then went to Stewart Robb (Alloa, Scotland) during 1978 in F2 spec. The car was rebuilt on a "new" 752 tub after a crash in 1978 and then rebuilt to 782 spec by Robin Smith after the 1979 season. It was raced again by Robb as a "March 75/782" with steel 2-litre Cosworth BDG engine from 1980 to 1982 and was sold to Roger Andreason at the new Chevron Cars Ltd around 1984.
  5. 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.
  6. Lola T330 [HU17] (Allan Kayes): See full history: Lola T330 HU17.
  7. Chevron B27 [27-74-06] (Derek Cook): New to Fred Opert Racing and the car raced by Bertil Roos in the British Formula Atlantic race at Brands Hatch in mid-March. Then fitted with a 2-litre Brian Hart Ford BDA for Roos at two F2 races, Montjuich Park and Hockenheim. Apparantly returned to Formula Atlantic specification and run by the Opert team in the UK series, initially for Héctor Rebaque, and later for Johnny Kastner, William Henderson III and then local man Jim Crawford. Sold to Derek Cook (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) for early 1975 Formula Atlantic races before being replaced by a newer B29. Retained for 1976 when Cook ran it in Indylantic, Shellsport G8, and libre racing, with either a Formula Atlantic BDA or a self-built 2-litre BDA. Retained again for early 1977 and used in F2 and in Shellsport, now with a 2-litre Alan Smith BDG, before Cook acquired a F1 Williams. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Chevron B28 [28-74-02] (Dennis Leech): See full history: Chevron B28 74-02.
  9. 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.
  10. March 732/742 [1] (Geoff Friswell): STP March Engineering works car for Jean-Pierre Beltoise at the first race, then for Hans-Joachim Stuck at two races and then for Jean-Pierre Jarier at two races. A new car, 732-10, was later built for Beltoise so this 732-1 became what March called the "training car" and was used by Stuck later in the year and was then the third spare car remaining in March's transporter at several races. Probably for Mário Cabral at Estoril. Then unknown until June 1975 when acquired by John Calvert for libre racing in 742 spec. To Geoff Friswell mid-1976 and later to Jonathan Buncombe who fitted an FVC engine for libre races. Sold to Roger Orgee for Formula Atlantic in 1979. Sold after the 1979 season to Harry Vickers' Cowgate Motors in Newcastle and was used in the construction of their Group 5 Lotus Elan HV/80/S2 for Nicky Ellis. This car used a standard Elan backbone chassis with the suspension from the ex-Orgee 732/742/772 and a Swindon BDX. All that would have been left of Orgee's car would have been the monocoque, and as this was a replacement 742 tub, the March 732 had effectively ceased to exist.
  11. Lola T360 [HU5] (Brian Robinson): New to Nigel Clarkson (Cirencester, Gloucestershire) and raced by him and by Richard Scott (London) in British Formula Atlantic, backed by Hurford Jones Ltd. To Nick May (Sutton, Surrey) for the 1975 British series, with Strakers of Wimbledon Ltd sponsorship, and run by Dave Price Racing. To Brian Robinson (Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham) and converted to Formula 2 specification for Shellsport Group 8 races in 1976. To John Morrison (Warwick) for Shellsport G8 and libre racing in 1977, then to Kevin Bowditch (Maidenhead) race appearances 1978, then Martin Mansell (Middlesex), who raced it as a Lola "FA79" with Winchmore Hill Garage sponsorship in Formula Atlantic in 1979. Mansell crashed heavily at Brands Hatch in April 1979, and did not appear again. It was next seen in 1990 when it was bought by Robert McGimpsey (Newtownards, County Down, Northern Ireland) from a dealer somewhere in the English midlands. It was then fitted with a 3-litre Weslake engine, and McGimpsey used it for one season in hillclimbing before the engine and chassis were sold separately. It was bought by two friends in 1993 or 1994, and in 2012 they still had it.
  12. Lola T460 [T450 HU1] (Adrian Russell): New to Ardmore Racing, fitted with a Swindon BDX F2 engine and raced by Ray Mallock in the opening Shellsport Group 8 race at Mallory Park in March 1976. As the race started, Mallock was pushed into the pits Armco and the Lola washeavily damaged. It was repaired at Lola and hired by Ian Ashley for the F2 race at Thruxton in April, but the car's handling was so poor in practice, he elected not to race it. Then converted to Formula Atlantic specification and sold to Adrian Russell (Thornton Heath, Surrey) for Indylantic and Group 8 in 1976, and in libre for the first half of 1977. Then fitted with a 2-litre Swindon BDX bought from Val Musetti, and used in Shellsport G8 for the remainder of the season. To David Render for 1978, and used in sprints and hillclimbs with a 1600cc BDA but only rarely used from 1978 to 1983. Sprinted by Jonathan Skinner and Anthony Lane later in 1983, and in 1984. Sprinted by Mike Lane from 1984 to 1986. Sold by Lane to Rod Fisher for sprints with a 2-litre BDA in 1988 and 1989. Sold by Fisher to David Dedrickson in about June 2001, and run in Seattle area historic events.
  13. Trojan T101 [102] (Jim Kelly): See full history: Trojan T101/102.

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.