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Champion Spark Plug Road Racing Classic (Formula A class)

Road Atlanta, 31 Oct 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jerry Hansen Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Midwest Federal (see note 1)
18 25m 51.31s
105.27 mph
2 Larry McNeil Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 2)
18
3 Howie Fairbanks Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
#1 Stirling Pro
18
4 Dean Vetrock Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Vince Ruffold
17
R Bob Nagel Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Thermo King (see note 3)
10 blown engine
DNS David E. 'Tuck' Thomas Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
UNKE Robert Simmons Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#10
On entry list
UNKE Bob Earl Lola T330 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
#19 Pro Formula Racing (see note 4)
On entry list
UNKE Norman Marx Lola T300 [HU5-2] - Chevrolet V8
#47 Raceware, Inc.
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330 [HU14] (Jerry Hansen): See full history: Lola T330 HU14.
  2. Lola T192 [HU19] (Larry McNeil): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
  3. Lola T332 [HU33] (Bob Nagel): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  4. Lola T330 [HU3] (Bob Earl): See full history: Lola T330 HU3.

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.