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Purolator 5000

Pocono Int. Raceway (road course), 1 Jun 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Brian Redman Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
35 50:19.0
116.889 mph
$14250
2 Al Unser Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8
35 50:42.2
$7500
3 Jackie Oliver Shadow DN6 [1A] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
35
$4500
4 Eppie Wietzes Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
35
$10500
5 Jon Woodner Lola T400 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8
34
$2300
6 Bobby Unser Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8
34
$2300
7 BJ Swanson Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8
34
$1600
8 Evan Noyes Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8
34
$1450
9 Jerry Karl Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8
34
$1300
10 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
33
$1150
11 David Hobbs Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
[Hogan Racing]
33
$1500
12 Danny Ongais Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8
33
$900
13 Bill Baker Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8
33
$800
14 Warwick Brown Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8
33
$1550
15 Steve Durst Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8
31 Engine failure $700
16 Arlon J. Koops Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8
30
$700
17 John Cannon March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8
30
$700
18 Mario Andretti Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8
24 Engine failure $1850
19 Dan Furey Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC V8
23 Engine failure $600
20 Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
18 Engine failure $600
21 John Benton Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8
6 Cracked block $600
DNSF Horst Kroll March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start final
DNS James Dunkel Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
Did not start
DNS Vern Schuppan Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
T Brian Redman Lola T400 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Mario Andretti2033:43.199.649 mph
2Warwick Brown20
3David Hobbs19
4Evan Noyes19
5BJ Swanson19
6Bill Baker18
7John Gunn
8Jerry Karl
9John Benton
10Jackie Olivercrashed
11John CannonDid not start
12James DunkelDid not start
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Brian Redman2029:14.0114.937 mph
2Eppie Wietzes20
3Bobby Unser20
4Al Unser20
5Steve Durst19
6Roger Bighouse18
7Arlon J. Koops
8Jon Woodnerfuel pressure
9Dan Furey
10Danny Ongaisstripped gear
11Horst Krollretired - unknown
Qualifying
1 Mario Andretti (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.460
2 Al Unser (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU35] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.658
3 Jackie Oliver (F5000) 5-litre Shadow DN6 [1A] - Chevrolet V8 1:20.662
4 Brian Redman(T) (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.098
5 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1A - Chevrolet V8 1:21.223
6 Bobby Unser (F5000) 5-litre Eagle 755 [01] - Chevrolet V8 1:21.411
7 David Hobbs (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.349
8 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.369
9 Evan Noyes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU51] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.902
10 Jon Woodner (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU10] - Chevrolet V8 1:22.988
11 BJ Swanson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU42] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.3
12 Danny Ongais (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU31] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.5
13 Jerry Karl (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8 1:23.5
14 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre March 73A/741 [73A/3(B)] - Chevrolet V8 1:24.6
15 Bill Baker (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU41] - Chevrolet V8 1:25.6
16 Vern Schuppan * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU48] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.0
17 John Benton (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU26] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.4
18 Roger Bighouse (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.4
19 James Dunkel * (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.5
20 Dan Furey (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU19] - AMC V8 1:29.4
21 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1:30.1
22 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU39] - Chevrolet V8 1:34.0
23 John Cannon (F5000) 5-litre March 73A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1:46.1
24 Arlon J. Koops (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU20] - Chevrolet V8 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Shadow DN6 [1A] (Jackie Oliver): Built new for 1975, and raced by Jackie Oliver at the first two races of the season. Then became the spare car, and raced by Jean-Pierre Jarier at Watkins Glen. Also raced by Oliver at Riverside after DN6/2A had been damaged at Long Beach. Retained as a spare car for 1976. The car was retained by Don Nichols after the US team closed down, and was sold by him Mike Duncan in 1988. Sold by Duncan to Mike McComas, who sold it to Jim Bartel (Wixom, MI) in 1997. Bartel had it restored by RM Motorsport and it was raced by Craig Bennett (Brighton MI) at Road America in July 2005. Sold to Andrew Simpson (Houston, TX) in 2007, then via Scott Monroe (Kemah TX) in 2008 to Jim Kelleher (Sugarland, TX) in 2009. Raced by Kelleher in vintage racing until damaged at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in June 2014. Sold back to Bartel who had it repaired by RM Motorsport and returned to competition in 2015.
  2. Lola T400 [HU9] (Eppie Wietzes): New to Eppie Wietzes (Thornhill, Ontario) and raced in the SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship in 1975 and early 1976. Retained by Wietzes until 1986 and used as show car by Canadian Tyre in mid-1980's. Sold to Horst Kroll and converted to Can-Am Frissbee specification as "Frissbee KR4" for Can-Am 1986 and CAT in 1987. Retained by Kroll until sold to Glenn Richards (Auckland, New Zealand) in mid-2010. Raced by Reg Cook in the 2010/11 F5000 Tasman Revival series, and then by Richards in the series every season from 2013/14 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T400 HU9
  3. 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.
  4. Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] (James Dunkel): Built for 1974 season. James Dunkel: raced in US 1974, US 1975 (1 race + 1 DNS) - Ed Kaprowicz August 1976: raced in US 1976 (1 race), SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978 - Steve Bollinger January 1982 - Randy Reso April 1982 - Rupert Bragg-Smith December 1982: raced in Can-Am 1983 (2 races), Can-Am 1984 (2 races), Can-Am 1985 (1 race) - Jack Boxstrom December 1987 - Dick Leppla December 1992: raced at HSR Mid-Ohio July 1994 - Jack Boxstrom (again) of RM Auctions, Inc. (Canada) February 1997 - Albert Way (Oceanview, NJ) Feb 2001 - Philip Jewell (Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Australia) May 2012 - Dean Camm (Melbourne, Australia) December 2016.

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.