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Road Race of Champions (FA class)

Road Atlanta, 31 Oct 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jerry Hansen Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Midwest Federal (see note 1)
18 26m 15.2s
103.80 mph
2 Patrick Garmyn McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
#69 -
18 26m 23.9s
3 Howie Fairbanks McLaren M10A/B [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#21 Lightweight Eng.
18
4 Norman Marx Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8
#47 Fast Company Ltd
18
5 John Mullholland Lola T140 [SL140/17] - Chevrolet V8
#11 American Stress Wire
17
DNS Danny Ongais Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Interscope/Bell Electric (see note 2)
Did not start
UNKE Ron Dykes Lola T192 [HU30] - Chevrolet V8
#5 -
On entry list
UNKE Ken Owen LeGrand Mk 7 [002] - Chevrolet V8
#7 S&T Racing (see note 3)
On entry list
UNKE Roger Bighouse Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#18 Bighouse Racing (see note 4)
On entry list
UNKE Howie Fairbanks Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#21 Lightweight Eng.
On entry list
UNKE Tony Russell Lola T190/T192 - Chevrolet V8
#97 Jim's Import Car Parts
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8 1:16.956
2 Danny Ongais * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['K3'] - Chevrolet V8 1:19.265
3 Howie Fairbanks (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 1:26.604
4 Patrick Garmyn (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8 1:27.437
5 Norman Marx (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8 1:29.633
6 John Mullholland (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/17] - Chevrolet V8 unknown
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU14] (Jerry Hansen): See full history: Lola T330 HU14.
  2. Lola T332 ['K3'] (Danny Ongais): Originally a car built up by Ed O'Brien's team on a new tub prior to the Long Beach Grand Prix in September 1975, for Danny Ongais to race, replacing the kitted T400 he'd used earlier in the season. This Long Beach monocoque was acquired from Ed O'Brien by Shayne Windelburn (Auckland, New Zealand) in 2005, and was reskinned by Windelburn and built up as a complete car. Sold to Roger Williams (Auckland, NZ) in October 2007, and raced by Williams in the 2007/08 Tasman Revival series, the 2008 USA F5000 40th Anniversary Championship, the 2008/09 Tasman Revival and in the F5000 Tasman Revival support race at the Australian GP in March 2009. Raced by Williams in the series from 2009/10 to 2012/13. Sold to Stuart Lush (Auckland, NZ) in 2015. More information about Lola T332 'K3 - the Ongais car'
  3. LeGrand Mk 7 [002] (Ken Owen): A new car replacing the original works Mk 7 sold to Don Richardson, and shaken down by Bruce Eglinton at Whitman stadium June 1968 where he crashed and was badly burnt. The car was rebuilt and loaned to Jerry Entin, fitted with his Chevrolet engine and ZF gearbox, and taken to Road America for the Badger "200" on 27 July 1968, but the timing gear broke before the race, and Entin did not start. Entin won a National at Riverside in August and two Regionals later in the year. Dick Guldstrand took over the car for the Laguna Seca 'Pro' race in October and it was then driven by Rex Ramsey at the ARRC, and at the Monaco International Trophy in New Zealand at the end of December. Ramsey continued to drive the car in 1969, winning three SCCA Nationals but was well off the pace in Pro races. It was then shared by Chuck Elliott and Bruce Eglinton in SCCA Regionals and Nationals respectively in 1970 and 1971. Then sold to Mal Patterson (San Jose, CA), who entered it for the Pro race at Laguna Seca 7 May 1972, but does not appear to have raced it very often. It was then sold to Ken Owen (Union City, CA) and used in local SCCA racing in 1975 and 1976. Then sold to Skip Pack (Hollister, CA) and Dennis McLaughlin , who autocrossed the car in the late 1970s and early 1980s before they sold it to Butch Gilbert in October 2009. Sold to John F Boxhorn (Mukwonago, Wisconsin) in October 2010, and restored during 2011 and 2012. Sold to David Zavetsky in 2019. See full history: LeGrand Mk 7 002.
  4. 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.

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.