British Sprint Championship Round
Upwood, 14 Aug 1977
|1||Dave Harris||(libre) 5-litre McRae GM1  - Chevrolet Smith V8
(see note 1)
|2||Simon Riley||(libre) 3-litre Brabham BT33  - Cosworth DFV V8
|3||David Render||(F1) 3-litre Lotus 76 [2 JPS10] - Cosworth DFV V8
|4||Terry Smith||(libre) 5.7-litre McLaren M14D  - Chevrolet V8
|5||Paul Edwards||(F2) 1.8-litre Brabham BT38  - Cosworth BDE
(see note 2)
|6||Peter Fisk||(1600cc class) 1.6-litre March 702  - Ford BDA
(see note 3)
|1st in 1600cc racing car class|
|7||Arthur Hinds||(clubmans) 1.6-litre Mallock U2 Mk 8B - Ford
|8||Graham Patterson||(unknown) 1.6-litre Mallock
|9||John Chilton||(unknown) 1.6-litre Wee - Ford
|10||John Stonard||(libre) 1.6-litre Piranha - Ford twin cam
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- McRae GM1  (Dave Harris): See full history: McRae GM1/012.
- Brabham BT38  (Paul Edwards): Brand new for Richard Scott at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and used by him through the 1972 F2 season. To Alan Padgett (Pocklington, East Riding of Yorkshire) for 1973, fitted with an 1850cc Cosworth BDE and used in hillclimbs. To David Baumforth (North Newbald, East Riding of Yorkshire) for hillclimbs and prints in 1974, then to John Hinley (Knowle, Warwickshire) for sprints in 1975. It was acquired by Tony Griffiths (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands) for 1976, then to chef Paul Edwards (London), who used it extensively in sprints in 1977 and 1978. To Ron Cumming (Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, Scotland) for libre racing in 1979, when it still had a 1800cc BDE engine. Cumming crashed the car in a race at Ingliston, probably in May 1979, and rebuilt it using a replacement monocoque supplied by Jim Stevenson. The car was then sold, less engine, to somebody in Essex. About seven years later, it was acquired by Chris Perkins (Ashbourne, Derbyshire), still in the distinctive orange-and-white livery used by Cumming in 1979 and with evidence of where the March 79B-style sidpods had been fitted, but now with a Buick V8 engine in the process of installation. Perkins's recollection is that he bought the car in the Brighton area in the mid-1980s.
- March 702  (Peter Fisk): Although given the number 702/6 by March, this was the development F2 car built using the very first Arch Motors frame. It raced just once in 1970 when Howden Ganley appeared in it at Mantorp Park in August. At the start of 1971, it was fitted with a Vegantune twin cam for Formula Atlantic, and was driven by David Morgan at the Mallory Park round in March, taking pole position and winning. He was second in the next race at Castle Combe, but then the car was advertised by March, and bought by John Nicholson, who used it for the rest of that season. Advertised by Nicholson (Ashford, Middlesex) in August 1972. Bought from Nicholson in October 1972 by Martin Steele (Faringdon, Oxfordshire) and used in sprints in 1973 and the first half of 1974. Sold in July 1974 to Peter Fisk (Cambridge) who raced it in speed events from 1974 to 1979. The car was fitted with a BDA engine, and Fisk sometimes shared with Robert Glass, also of Cambridge. Fisk advertised the car in October 1980 and sold it back to Steele in March 1981. Steele restored it and used it in UK historic racing in 1985 and 1986. Retained until sold in November 1998 to Mike Scott (Exeter, Devon) who drove it in FORCE events in 2003, and later appeared with it in Masters events in 2006. Sold in 2009 to Satoshi Onishi (Miharuno, Japan) and used by him in Japanese historic events.
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.
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