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L&M F5000 Championship Race

Road America, 29 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Brian Redman Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 1)
25 53:46.230
111.585 mph
2 Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 2)
25 53:47.773
3 Eppie Wietzes Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
(see note 3)
25 53:49.021
4 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
25
5 Bobby Brown Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet Morand V8
(see note 5)
25
6 Mark Donohue Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC V8
(see note 6)
24 Retired
7 Steve Pieper Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8
24
8 Graham McRae McRae GM1 [014] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
(see note 7)
24
9 Bob Lazier Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 8)
24
10 Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8
24
11 Tuck Thomas Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8
23
12 Michael Brockman Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 9)
21 Retired
13 Warren Flickinger Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
(see note 10)
20 retired
14 Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
19
15 Brett Lunger Lola T330 [HU12-2] - Chevrolet Bartz V8
(see note 11)
17 Retired
16 Peter Gethin Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 12)
17 Retired
17 Bob Muir Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 13)
16 Retired
18 Gordon Meffert McRae GM1 [006] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 14)
14 retired
19 John Gimbel Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
11
20 Evan Noyes McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 15)
10 Retired
21 Larry McNeil March 73A [4-2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 16)
9 retired
22 Jon Woodner McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 17)
8 retired
23 Gus Hutchison March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8
(see note 18)
7 Retired
24 Tony Adamowicz Lola T330 [HU7] - Chevrolet Woods V8
[Roy Woods Racing] (see note 19)
5 Retired
DNQH Roger Bighouse Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 1)
DNQH Mark Waco Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 2)
DNQH James Dunkel Chevron B24 [24-73-05] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 20)
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 1)
DNQH Syd Demovsky Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8
(see note 21)
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 2)
DNQH Vern Schuppan McRae GM1 [011] - Chevrolet Williams V8
(see note 22)
Did not qualify from heats
(14th in Heat 2)
DNQH James Gutfreund Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 23)
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 2)
DNQH Eddie Miller Lola T330 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 24)
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 1)
DNQH Bruce Eglinton Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 2)
DNQH John Gunn March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8
(see note 25)
Did not qualify from heats
(17th in Heat 2)
DNQH Chuck Sarich McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 26)
Did not qualify from heats
(18th in Heat 1)
DNQH Dan Furey Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 27)
Did not qualify from heats
(19th in Heat 1)
DNQH Dick Kantrud McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#20 Lightweight Engineering
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNS Skeeter McKitterick Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Arlon J. Koops Eisert - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Mark Dillon Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Micky Fowler McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNSC Harry Ingle McLaren M22 [M22-2-72] - Ford V8
Did not start (crashed)
T Brian Redman Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 28)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1David Hobbs2043:09.326111.226 mph
2Eppie Wietzes2043:10.333
3Tony Adamowicz2043:53.833
4Jody Scheckter2044:12.343
5Bobby Brown2044:20.654
6Mark Donohue2044:25.423
7Steve Pieper2045:11.505
8Larry McNeil19
9Warren Flickinger19
10Tuck Thomas18
11Roger Bighouse18
12Dick Kantrud18
13James Dunkel16Retired
14Michael Brockman16
15Evan Noyes15Retired
16Eddie Miller2Retired
17Bob Lazier9Retired
18Chuck Sarich8Retired
19Dan Furey4Retired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman2042:57.640111.730 mph
2Brett Lunger2042:58.267
3Peter Gethin2043:14.142
4Gus Hutchison2043:38.406
5Bob Muir2043:48.416
6Graham McRae2044:11.265
7Jon Woodner2044:21.155
8Tony Settember2045:02.329
9Gordon Meffert19
10John Gimbel19
11Horst Kroll19
12Mark Waco18
13Syd Demovsky17
14Vern Schuppan13Retired
15James Gutfreund10Retired
16Bruce Eglinton8Retired
17John Gunn5Retired
Qualifying
1 Jody Scheckter (F5000) 5-litre Trojan T101 [103] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2:06.788 2:04.926
2 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU12-2] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 2:08.856 2:05.552
3 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 2:10.564 2:05.682
4 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2:11.091 2:06.237
5 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU11] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 2:13.334 2:07.024
6 Brian Redman(T) (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2:10.980 2:07.430 2nd car
7 Peter Gethin (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2:08.251 2:08.095
8 Tony Adamowicz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU7] - Chevrolet Woods V8 2:12.471 2:08.154
9 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [014] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 2:09.37 2:08.848
10 Mark Donohue (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC V8 2:17.726 2:09.027
11 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet Crane V8 2:11.06 2:09.579
12 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-03] - Chevrolet Morand V8 2:13.072 2:09.617
13 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [008] - Chevrolet V8 2:13.080 2:10.636
14 Bob Lazier (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet Smith V8 2:14.283 2:10.661
15 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [3] - Chevrolet HRE V8 2:11.012 2:13.788
16 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [002] - Chevrolet V8 2:11.541 2:24.819
17 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 2:12.186 2:14.841
18 Eddie Miller (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 2:15.687 2:12.371
19 Gordon Meffert (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [006] - Chevrolet V8 2:14.310 2:12.724
20 Larry McNeil (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [4-2] - Chevrolet V8 2:23.694 2:13.517
21 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10/18 - Chevrolet V8 2:16.617 2:13.834
22 James Dunkel (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05] - Chevrolet V8 2:15.909 2:13.965
23 Bruce Eglinton (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [01] - Ford V8 2:17.150 2:14.218
24 Steve Pieper (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU7] - Chevrolet CRM V8 2:14.683 2:20.950
25 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [011] - Chevrolet Williams V8 2:15.083 2:15.324
26 Michael Brockman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8 2:46.930 2:15.522
27 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 2:22.303 2:16.253
28 Warren Flickinger (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU14] - Chevrolet Bartz V8 2:17.491 2:16.324
29 John Gimbel (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8 2:19.252 2:16.474
30 Tuck Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8 2:19.126
31 Syd Demovsky (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 - Chevrolet V8 2:20.413 2:34.354
32 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/21] - Chevrolet V8 2:23.299 2:20.817
33 James Gutfreund (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 2:25.873 2:21.286
34 Dan Furey (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 ["HU14"] - Chevrolet V8 2:25.818 2:22.588
35 Mark Waco (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 2:23.454
36 Dick Kantrud (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 2:24.530
37 Arlon J. Koops * (F5000) 5-litre Eisert - Chevrolet V8 2:30.399
38 Skeeter McKitterick * (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [508] - Chevrolet V8 no time
39 Mark Dillon * (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8 no time
40 Chuck Sarich (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [009] - Chevrolet V8 no time
41 Micky Fowler * (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU8] (Brian Redman): To Haas/Hall and developed by Jim Hall with revised bodywork, radiators and rear wing for Brian Redman in the 1973 US series. Then to Rogers Racing for Larry Harley in the 1974 US series. To Ken Smith (New Zealand) for the 1974/75 season, the New Zealand and Australian Internationals 1976. To Chris Milton (South Australia) and raced in Australia from Sep 1977 to Sep 1978. To John Blanden 1978, and driven for him by Rob Butcher from 1979 to 1982. To Bib Stillwell 1988 for Australian historic racing. To Noel Robson (Melbourne, Australia) 1993, and raced in Australian historic racing for many years. More information about Lola T330 HU8
  2. Trojan T101 [103] (Jody Scheckter): See full history: Trojan T101/103.
  3. Lola T330 [HU11] (Eppie Wietzes): See full history: Lola T330 HU11.
  4. Lola T330 [HU15] (David Hobbs): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  5. Chevron B24 [24-73-03] (Bobby Brown): 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".)
  6. Lola T330 [HU19] (Mark Donohue): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  7. McRae GM1 [014] (Graham McRae): New for Graham McRae in 1973 and raced by him in the US series, in STP livery and entered as #1. The car was not a success and McRae was distracted by his Indy 500 campaign and his F1 debut. The car returned to England but was not sen again until advertised by dealer Derek Robinson (Frome, Somerset) in May 1975. Sold to Ian Stronach (Manchester) and raced in libre racing during 1976 and 1977, usually at Oulton Park and Aintree. Then to Larry Bradley late 1978, then to Ian Higgins in the late 1980s or early 1990s. Sold to the US where it reappeared with Ken Petrie at a F5000 reunion in May 2001. Sold to Jay Esterer (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) in 2008, restored to its #1 STP livery and raced by him in historic racing in the US and in New Zealand. Damaged at Manfeild in November 2011 but repaired and raced by Esterer again in 2015. More information
  8. Lola T330 [HU20] (Bob Lazier): See full history: Lola T330 HU20.
  9. Lola T300 [HU1-2] (Michael Brockman): New for Frank Gardner late UK 1971 season, then to Australia but crashed in practice for the Australian GP and the 1972 Tasman series. Sold to Gary Campbell for the end of the Tasman series, then the 1972 Australian Gold Star series. Traded to Carl Haas for a new Lola T330, and sold on to Mike Brockman in Florida for the 1973 US championship. Not seen in 1974. Subsequent history unknown. More information about Lola T300 HU1
  10. Lola T300 [HU14] (Warren Flickinger): Invoice date 8 Mar 1972 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'White'). New to Warren Flickinger and raced in the US series in 1972 (7 races, debut R1 Laguna Seca 7 May 1972) and in 1973. Advertised by Chuck Jones Racing (Costa Mesa, CA) in Formula Magazine (Vol 1 No 6, Mar/Apr 1974) and sold to Floyd Sable (Anaheim, CA) for SCCA National and Regional racing in 1974 and 1975. The original T300 bodywork was lost in a fire during this time, so Sable fitted T332 bodywork. Sold to Terry Hinesly (Prospect, Oregon) and raced for another two years. Then to Dana Leung (Vancouver, BC, Canada) in 1978 who ran it at Sears Point and Riverside, wrecking an engine, and then in a SCCA Regional at Portland, where he crashed it. The car passed into the ownership of mechanic Bob Hume but, before it could be repaired, it was stolen and stripped. Bob recovered the tub and retained the engine, but little more. It due course, he sold the tub to a New Zealand mechanic/driver called Peter who worked for Pierre Phillips. Nothing more known.
  11. Lola T330 [HU12-2] (Brett Lunger): See full history: Lola T330 HU12.
  12. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Peter Gethin): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.
  13. Lola T330 [HU4] (Bob Muir): See full history: Lola T330 HU4.
  14. McRae GM1 [006] (Gordon Meffert): See full history: McRae GM1/006.
  15. McRae GM1 [002] (Evan Noyes): Built as Leda LT27-002 for the 1972 season. To Evan Noyes (Cedarville, MI) and raced in UK and US series in 1972, then Tasman 1973, then US series 1973. Via Roy Campbell, "Race Car Drivers Institute" and a bankrupcy auction to Jim Sechser (St Louis Park, MN) by 1975 or 1976, and used in SCCA racing and a single Pro race in 1976 and 1977. Crashed heavily in 1977, but rebuilt and raced again in 1979. To Fred Schilpin (St Cloud, MN) 1979 or later, and used in minor racing; then retained until 1996. To Roger Williams (Auckland, New Zealand) 1996. Raced by Williams in Australian historic racing from 2001 onwards, and in the F5000 Tasman Revival series from 2003 to 2006. To Alastair Russell (Auckland, New Zealand) and raced in Tasman Revival series from 2006 onwards. More information about Leda LT27-002/McRae GM1-002
  16. March 73A [4-2] (Larry McNeil): See full history: March 73A/4.
  17. McRae GM1 [008] (Jon Woodner): New to Cuddy Racing for Jon Woodner to race in the 1973 US series. Advertised in Autoweek 22 Dec 1973 by Carroll Smith, Bill Cuddy and Woodner. Subsequent history unknown but a tub with chassis plate 008 plus bodywork and wings acquired from Graham McRae by Dan Furey (Columbus, OH), built up and and raced by Furey in historics from 1994 to 1997. Sold in 2004 to Paul Hoey (Olympia, WA) who believed it may have been the Josef Scott car, not the Woodner car. Sold to Jay Esterer (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) July 2008, and raced in F5000 Tasman Revival series in New Zealand in January 2009. Sold February 2009 to Peter Burson (Auckland, New Zealand), also the owner of 003, and raced regularly by Aaron Burson (Auckland, New Zealand) in the F5000 Tasman Revival series almost every season from 2009/10 to 2017/18. More information about McRae GM1-008
  18. March 73A [3] (Gus Hutchison): See full history: March 73A/1.
  19. Lola T330 [HU7] (Tony Adamowicz): See full history: Lola T330 HU7.
  20. Chevron B24 [24-73-05] (James Dunkel): Built for 1973 season. Via Geoff Freeman to James Dunkel: intended for US 1973 - debut Road Atlanta 19 Aug - crashed in practice and destroyed. This car seems to have been rebuilt and sold to Mike Koslowski (see 'B24-73-05A' below) but a replacement car was also bought from Chevron (see 'B24-73-05B' below).
  21. Surtees TS8 (Syd Demovsky): New for Bob Griffin's Corsair Racing Team (San Antonio, TX) June 1971 for Clive Baker to race in the US series (from Edmonton 1 Aug 1971). Retained for Baker for 1972 as teammate to Ron Grable in a new TS11 the team did not reappear after Grable crashed his TS11 at R2 Edmonton 4 Jun 1972 and went bust at some point during the year. Both cars to Gus Hutchison and the TS8 was entered by Hutchison's HRE (Dallas, TX) for Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) US 1973. Ran a full season, with a best finish of ninth in the final race. Advertised by Hutchison (Dallas, TX) in Autoweek 22 Sep 1973 and later 7 Dec 1974: "ready to race". Also in the advert was a TS11 which was said to have a new tub and a further new spare tub. Subsequent history unknown.
  22. McRae GM1 [011] (Vern Schuppan): See full history: McRae GM1/011.
  23. Lola T330 [HU3] (James Gutfreund): See full history: Lola T330 HU3.
  24. Lola T330 [HU9] (Eddie Miller): See full history: Lola T330 HU9.
  25. March 73A [1] (John Gunn): Built for 1973 season (white). John Gunn: raced in US 1973, US 1974 (last race September 1974) - Les Hudelson mid-1974: raced by John Cannon US for the two Californian races in October 1974. Car then "put away"; retained by Hudelson in storage for nearly 20 years - Greg Wold (Maple Grove, MN) about 1993: restored to 1973 specification over next six years; raced in the SVRA series 2002. To Nick Smith (San Diego, CA) Feb 2007. To Roger Williams (New Zealand) Jan 2010. To Clark Proctor (Auckland, New Zealand) later in 2010 and raced in the Tasman Revival series in 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
  26. McRae GM1 [009] (Chuck Sarich): Built for 1973 season. Quicksilver Racing (Rockville, MD) for Jim and Chuck Sarich: raced in US 1973 (debut Watkins Glen R5 17 Jun 1973), US 1974 (1 race: Laguna Seca); advertised Autoweek 26 Apr 1975 - Ted Wenz and Peter Marcovicci (of Marcovicci-Wenz Engineering) 1986: raced by Wenz in US vintage racing 1986-1998 - Stan Redmond (Christchurch, New Zealand) 2003. Retained 2004 and used in the F5000 Tasman Revival series in 2004 and 2006. To Alistair Hey (Christchurch) 2007, and used by Chris Hyde to win the 2007/08 F5000 Tasman Revival Series. To Steve Ross (Dunedin) 2009, who continued to run it in the F5000 Tasman Revival series (#5 orange).
  27. Lola T192 ["HU14"] (Dan Furey): Said to be the fourth T192 but does not appear in Lola records. New (?) for Frank Gardner in the 1971 Tasman series; then to Colin Hyams for the 1971 Australian Gold Star, 1972 Australian Internationals, then to America for the 1972 US series. Via Carl Haas to Dan Furey (Columbus, OH) for the US series in 1973 and 1974 - Randall Dana 1975 - Phil Niles 1976 - Bob Danzi 1978 for Single-Seat Can-Am - Dana Seymour 1981 - Brian Blaine 1984 - Bob Young by 1987 - Hans J. Glaser 1992 to 2006. Acquired by Nick Shrigley-Feigl (Ramsey, Isle of Man) by 2010. To Roland David (Vienna, Austria) 2016. More information about Lola T192 "SL.192/14"
  28. Lola T330 [HU14] (Brian Redman): See full history: Lola T330 HU14.

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.

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Runoffs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.