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British Sprint Championship Round

Blackpool, 18 Jun 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Johnty Williamson (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A/B [300-08] - Chevrolet V8
22.18s
2 John Ravenscroft (libre) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [9] - Ford
(see note 1)
23.26s
3 John McCartney (libre) 1.6-litre TechCraft 4WD - BRM V8
24.23s
4 Geoff Inglis (libre) 1.5-litre Brabham BT14/21 [FL-2-65] - Ford twin cam s/c
(see note 2)
24.27s
5 John King (sports) 1.2-litre Landar R6 - BMC
28.45s
6 Arthur Ravenscroft (libre) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [9] - Ford
(see note 3)

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT21A [9] (John Ravenscroft): Bought new by Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire) and used in British hillclimbs in 1967. Retained for 1968, running a Vegantune twin-cam in the 1600cc class of the British Hill Climb Championship. Used again at the start of 1969 then sold to Chris Court, who continued to hillclimb it through the rest of 1969. Advertised by John Brown (Padiham, Lancashire) in April 1970, and again in September, still with its Vegantune engine, and then to John Ravenscroft for Sprints in 1971 and 1972, winning two rounds of the British Sprint Championship in 1972. To Richard Hartley for 1973, again being used in sprints. To Geoffrey Jackson April 1974 and then via Peter Bloore c1981-82 to Chris Crawford of ADA Engineering. During ADA's ownership, the car was rebuilt to F3 specification and raced by Mike Wilds in HSCC Historic F3. Then to Max Lane (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 1984. Retained until 1991 and then via Mike Broso (Junee, Australia) to Ron Coath (Yarralumla, Canberra, Australia) 1999. Raced regularly by Coath in historic racing until sold to Graeme Noonan (Phillip Island, Australia) August 2014.
  2. Brabham BT14/21 [FL-2-65] (Geoff Inglis): New to John Butterworth (Haslingden, Lancashire) and raced in sprints and hillclimbs in northern England with a supercharged Ford twin cam engine. By 1968, Butterworth was using a Westune 1500cc supercharged Ford engine and as superchargers were allowed, Butterworth did very well in the 1600cc class. To Dennis Chorley (Burghill, Hereford) in 1969 and damaged at Shelsley Walsh but returned for 1970, now described as a BT14/21 and with a 173 bhp 1500cc Allard Dragon engine. To Geoff Inglis (Yatton, Somerset) for 1971 and then used by Inglis in the British Sprint Championship in 1972. Almost certainly the 1500cc BT14/21 run at Wiscombe by Dick James (Lyme Regis) in 1973, by Ian James in 1974 and by Arthur Curnow in 1975 and 1976. A "D. Lea" raced a supercharged 1500cc Brabham BT14 in late 1976 and in 1977. Advertised from Brixham, Devon in 1978. Bought from John Lee in Devon by Australian Terry Southall, and shipped to Australia in 1979 where it was bought the following year by former racer John Ampt (Rainbow, Victoria) and used very successfully in historic racing. Sold to Tony Armstrong in 1987, then Noel Robson (Melbourne, Australia) in 1988. Raced by Noel's son Andrew for several seasons and then replaced by a F5000 Lola and retired.
  3. Brabham BT21A [9] (Arthur Ravenscroft): Bought new by Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire) and used in British hillclimbs in 1967. Retained for 1968, running a Vegantune twin-cam in the 1600cc class of the British Hill Climb Championship. Used again at the start of 1969 then sold to Chris Court, who continued to hillclimb it through the rest of 1969. Advertised by John Brown (Padiham, Lancashire) in April 1970, and again in September, still with its Vegantune engine, and then to John Ravenscroft for Sprints in 1971 and 1972, winning two rounds of the British Sprint Championship in 1972. To Richard Hartley for 1973, again being used in sprints. To Geoffrey Jackson April 1974 and then via Peter Bloore c1981-82 to Chris Crawford of ADA Engineering. During ADA's ownership, the car was rebuilt to F3 specification and raced by Mike Wilds in HSCC Historic F3. Then to Max Lane (Sydney, NSW, Australia) 1984. Retained until 1991 and then via Mike Broso (Junee, Australia) to Ron Coath (Yarralumla, Canberra, Australia) 1999. Raced regularly by Coath in historic racing until sold to Graeme Noonan (Phillip Island, Australia) August 2014.

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.

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.