British Sprint Championship Round

Yeovilton, 25 Mar 1972

1 Terry Smith 7.2-litre Cooper T81B [F1-1-67] - Chrysler RB 440 V8
2 Geoff Inglis 1.5-litre Brabham BT14/21 [FL-2-65] - Ford twin cam s/c
(see note 1)
3 Tom Elton 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 [F2-8-66] - Ford BDA
(see note 2)
4 John King (sports racing) 1.2-litre Landar R6 - BMC
5 Brian Score (unknown) 2.5-litre Jaguar S-Type
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT18 [F2-8-66] (Tom 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.


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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