British Sprint Championship Round

Thruxton, 9 Aug 1971

1 Spencer Elton 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-8-66] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 1)
2 David Pullen 1.6-litre Brabham BT21B [BT21-2] - Ford twin cam Cosworth Mk 13
(see note 2)
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT18 [F2-8-66] (Spencer Elton): New to Mike Hawley (Solihull, Warwickshire) and run in the RAC British Hill Climb championship in 1966, taking a very impressive overall win at Shelsley Walsh in August. Sold to Peter Fenwick in late September or early October and used by him in minor hillclimbs at the end of that season and in 1967 and 1968. The car faded from view until the beginning of 1971, when Tom Elton ran it in sprints and hillclimbs, now fitted with a Vegantune twin cam. His son Spencer Elton took over the car later in the year and preferred it to his own BT21C, taking an overall win in the British Sprint championship round at Thruxton in August. Retained by the Eltons for 1972 and fitted with a 1100cc Cosworth BDA engine for the small racing car category. Tom raced the car in 1972, 1973 and 1974, and was still running it in the 1100cc class in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT21B [BT21-2] (David Pullen): New to Goodwin Racing and raced by Charles Crichton-Stuart in the January 1967 Argentine Temporada. Then for Natalie Goodwin to race in European F3 from May 1967 onwards. Raced by John Cardwell at a couple of late-season races. For Goodwin in F3 again in 1968 but also raced by Philippe Vidal at one race, and by Cyd Williams after he damaged his Goodwin Racing BT21. For Goodwin in European F3 races again in 1969. Sold to successful saloon car racer Gabriel Konig but not raced, and then to Tony Birchenhough who raced it again in F3 up to October 1970. Then unknown until advertised by Glenn Hyatt's Low Cost Racing in 1972 as a Formula 4 car. Subsequent history unknown.


Note that 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' published results.

The British Sprint Championship results were originally provided by Paul Parker and Steve Wilkinson and are based on material drawn from Motoring News, Autosport and Speedscene magazines plus results sheets and programmes provided by former competitors and by the organising clubs.

The identification of individual cars is based on the Formula 1, Formula 2, Formula 5000 and Formula Atlantic research work presented elsewhere on the site.

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