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Riverside Grand Prix

Riverside, 27 Oct 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
40 49:53.827
122.172 mph
2 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8
40 49:58.626
3 Warwick Brown Lola T332 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
40
4 Al Unser Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8
40
5 Graham McRae McRae GM2 [001] - Chevrolet V8
40
6 Brett Lunger Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8
40
7 John Morton Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8
40
8 David Hobbs Lola T330 [HU12-2] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing]
40
9 Lella Lombardi Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8
39
10 Gus Hutchison March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8
39
11 John Cannon March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
38
12 Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
13 Micky Fowler Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
14 James Hunt Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
15 Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
retired
16 John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
retired
17 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
18 Eppie Wietzes Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8
retired
19 Bobby Unser Eagle 74 [7404 or 7405] - Offy 159 ci turbo
retired
20 Sam Posey Talon MR-1 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
21 Tony Settember Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
Retired
22 Jerry Grant Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
Retired
23 Nestor Garcia Veiga Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8
DSQ
24 Jon Woodner Talon MR-1 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
DSQ
DNSF Gary Matthews Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start final
DNSF Ron Dykes Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start final
DNQH Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 1)
DNQH Jerry Karl Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(11th in Heat 2)
DNQH Larry Harley Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 1)
DNQH Merle Brennan Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8
Did not qualify from heats
(12th in Heat 2)
DNQH Michael Brayton Eagle Mk 5 [509] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 1)
DNQH Jim Gustafson Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
Did not qualify from heats
(13th in Heat 2)
DNQH Dan Furey Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC V8
Did not qualify from heats
(14th in Heat 1)
DNQH Joseph Schultz Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(14th in Heat 2)
DNQH Bob McGinty McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(15th in Heat 1)
DNQH Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(16th in Heat 2)
DNQH Stuart Forbes-Robinson Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(19th in Heat 1)
DNQH Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(19th in Heat 2)
DNQH Skeeter McKitterick Chevron B24 [24-73-05A] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
Did not qualify from heats
(20th in Heat 1)
DNQH Bill Baker Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8
Did not qualify from heats
(20th in Heat 2)
DNS Mike Mosley Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8
[Lodestar/Leader Cards]
Did not start
T Micky Fowler McLaren M10B [400-15] - Chevrolet V8
(Only used in practice)
T Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti2430:07.953121.384 mph
2Brian Redman24
3Jon Woodner24
4Nestor Garcia Veiga24
5John Morton24
6Graham McRae24
7John Gunn23
8Micky Fowler23
9Roger Bighouse23
10Gary Matthews23
11Horst Kroll22
12Larry Harley22
13Michael Brayton21
14Dan Furey21
15Bob McGinty20
16Gus HutchisonRetired
17Eppie WietzesRetired
18Sam PoseyRetired
19Stuart Forbes-RobinsonRetired
20Skeeter McKitterickRetired
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Bobby Unser2430:17.433120.751 mph
2Warwick Brown24
3Brett Lunger24
4James Hunt24
5Al Unser24
6Vern Schuppan24
7David Hobbs24
7Larry Harley24
8Lella Lombardi23
9Ron Dykes23
10Jerry Grant23
11Jerry Karl22
12Merle Brennan22
13Jim Gustafson21
14Joseph Schultz20
15John Benton18
16Arlon J. KoopsRetired
17John CannonRetired
18Tony SettemberRetired
19Evan NoyesRetired
20Bill BakerRetired
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:12.258
2 Mario Andretti(T) (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.070
3 Bobby Unser Eagle 74 [7404 or 7405] - Offy 159 ci turbo 1:13.275
4 Brian Redman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.460
5 Vern Schuppan (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU37] - Chevrolet V8 1:13.773
6 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.100
7 James Hunt (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.230
8 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.670
9 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.770
10 Graham McRae (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM2 [001] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.800
11 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [003] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.986
12 Nestor Garcia Veiga (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU24] - Chevrolet V8 1:14.988
13 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.260
14 John Morton (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 74A [004] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.340
15 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU12-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.400
16 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.830
17 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8 1:15.840
18 Gus Hutchison (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.580
19 Tony Settember (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8 1:16.750
20 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.891
21 Lella Lombardi (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8 1:17.583
22 Micky Fowler (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.030
23 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.150
24 Mike Mosley * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU44] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.281
25 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [1] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.686
26 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:18.763
27 Merle Brennan (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [003] - Ford V8 1:19.220
28 Larry Harley (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.639
29 Jerry Grant (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.087
30 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.087
31 Arlon J. Koops (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.260
32 Gary Matthews (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS11 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.345
33 Ron Dykes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.206
34 Skeeter McKitterick (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05A] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.868
35 Bill Baker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8 1:23.295
36 Jerry Karl (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.980
37 Dan Furey (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC V8 1:23.988
38 Joseph Schultz (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 - Chevrolet V8 1:26.450
39 Stuart Forbes-Robinson (F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS8 [008] - Chevrolet V8 1:27.714
40 Bob McGinty (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1:36.293
41 Jim Gustafson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/8] - Chevrolet V8 1:59.810
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 73A [1] (John Cannon): 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.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Roger Bighouse): 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.
  3. Lola T330 [HU8] (Larry Harley): To Haas/Hall and the team's #65 car 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
  4. Lola T190 [190/F1/8] (Jim Gustafson): New to Eric Haga (Seattle, WA) and raced in the US Pro series in 1970. To Don Baker (Long Beach, CA) for 1971 and used in local SCCA events. To Jim Gustafson (Costa Mesa, CA) for 1974 and again raced in West Coast SCCA events. To Richard Votava (Southern California) in 1975. The log book then identifies a Troy R. Milken (or Millen or Milleau) driving the car in a school on 21 Feb 1976. Then Votava in SCCA Regionals (mainly at RIR) in 1976 and 1977; then SCCA Nationals in 1978 and 1979. To Marshall Tarnow March 1980 - Alan Sevadjain (owned with Don Johnstone) and raced at Texas in 1981 - Larry C. Clain and raced at RIR and elsewhere 1982 - Chuck Haines 1984 - Chip Boatright (Illinois) 2006. Sold back to original driver Eric Haga (Renton, WA) for historic racing. Appeared in the 2011/12 and 2012/13 Tasman Revival series.
  5. Chevron B24 [24-73-05A] (Skeeter McKitterick): All new except the nose - diassembled suggesting the tub had been rebuilt. Bought other necessary parts from Chevron. Mike Koslowski 1974: raced Skeeter McKitterick: raced in US 1974 (1 race - Riverside) and US 1975 (as "B24/28" - 3 races) ... Memphis or Texas owner ... Dan Johnson (first seen June Sprints 1977): raced in SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978; wrecked at Road Atlanta 1978 and replaced by ex-Gethin/Bighouse/McGonegle B24-73-02 (see above). Remains passed Johnson - Taylor - Haines - Anthony Taylor: retained 2001. Presumably the car in McKitterick livery and said to be "chassis 5A" later raced by Paul Campfield in UK historic racing.

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.