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Alcoa Foils Trophy / Alcoa Container Systems Trophy

Crystal Palace, Great-Britain

Date: 25/5/1970
Track length: 2.237 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 16 (race 1 and 2)
Finishers: 14 (race 1); 11 (race 2)

Pole position: Fitzpatrick in 1.01,0 (race 1); Gardner in 0.57,8 (race 2)
Fastest lap: Fitzpatrick in 1.00,8 (race 1); Gardner in 0.58,6 (race 2)

Distance: 25 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1970 Cars

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Now with five consecutive outright and class victories to his credit, Frank Gardner had little trouble in maintaining his stranglehold on the RAC Saloon Car Championship with a win at the Palace, beating the much improved GP Speed Shop entered 5.7-litre Chevrolet Camaro driven by David Piper, while Chris Craft in the Broadspeed Escort TC drove particularly well to finish third overall and score an easy class victory. The second Alcoa 25-lap Container Systems Trophy race was for the under 1300cc cars, sub-divided at 1000cc, and the overall winner was John Fitzpatrick in the Broadspeed 1300GT Escort, who had had no difficulty in staving off the Equipe Arden Mini driven so spiritly by Gordon Spice. Bill McGovern in the Bevan 1-litre Imp again won the little class, but it wasn't quite so easy this time. There were some good dices in both races and all the old Gp5 records were smashed.


Touring Cars class A-B
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1   Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort 1300 GT
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1298 L4 B 25 laps, 25.48,2 1 1.01,0 1.00,8  
2 2   Equipe Arden
Morris Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 B 25 2 1.02,2    
3 1   George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A 24 4 1.03,8 1.04,0  
4 3   Peter Vickers
Austin Mini Cooper S
Ian Bax, GB
1293 L4 B 24 6      
5 2   VMW Motors
Ford Escort 1.0
Vince Woodman, GB
994 L4 A 24 7      
6 4    
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B 24 8      
7 3   Andrew Mylius Graphics
Hillman Imp
Mike Freeman, GB
998 L4 A 24 11   1.04,0  
8 5   D.J. Bond Racing
BMC Mini Cooper S
Terry Harmer, GB
1293 L4 B 24 12      
9 6    
Morris Mini Cooper S
Mike Drinkwater, GB
1293 L4 B 23 10      
10 4   Jean Mop Boutiques
Hillman Imp
Reg Hargrave, GB
998 L4 A 23 16      
11 7    
BMC Mini Cooper S
Martin Ridehalgh, GB
1293 L4 B 23 10      
12 5    
Hillman Imp
Jeremy Nightingale, GB
998 L4 A 22 13      
13 6    
BMC Mini Cooper
Jeremy Bean, GB
998 L4 A 22 15      
14 7    
Hillman Imp
Terry Watts, GB
998 L4 A 12 17      
DNF      
Hillman Imp
Jim Howden, GB
998 L4 A   14      
DNF      
BMC Mini Cooper S
Bob Fox, GB
1293 L4 B   5     Accident
DNS     Downton Engineering Ltd.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Richard Longman, GB
1293 L4 B   3      

Touring Cars class C-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 1 Motor Racing Research
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Frank Gardner, AUS
4955 V8 D 25 laps, 24.49,0 1 0.57,8 0.58,6  
2 2   Pierre de Plessis
Chevrolet Camaro
David Piper, GB
5736 V8 D 25 6 0.59,4    
3 1   Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort TC
Chris Craft, GB
1594 L4 C 25 5 0.59,4 0.59,4  
4 3 6 Malcolm Gartlan Racing/Wiggings Teape Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Brian Muir, AUS
4956 V8 D 25 2 0.58,2    
5 2   John Willment Racing
Ford Escort TC
Mike Crabtree, GB
1594 L4 C 24 11 1.01,0    
6 3   Willy Kay
Ford Escort TC
Willy Kay, GB
1594 L4 C 24 10 1.00,8    
7 4   Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Dave Garrett, GB
1594 L4 C 24 21      
8 5    
Ford Escort TC
Zekia Redjep, CY
1594 L4 C 24 15      
9 6   Wylie's of Glasgow
Ford Escort TC
Graham Birrell, GB
1594 L4 C 24 13 1.01,0    
10 7   Shaw & Kilburn Ltd.
Vauxhall Viva GT
Gerry Marshall, GB
1994 L4 C 23 16      
11 8    
Ford Escort TC
John Bloomfield, GB
1594 L4 C 23 12 1.01,0    
DNF     Ovaltine Racing
Ford Mustang
Martin Thomas, GB
4728 V8 D 21 17     Accident, collision with Redjep
DNF     Gerry Edmonds Racing
Ford Escort TC
Lawrie Hickman, GB
1594 L4 C 12 14 1.01,0   Overheating
DNF     Duncan Hamilton Racing
Ford Escort TC
John Hine, GB
1594 L4 C 1 9 1.00,4   Spin, exhaust
DNF   2  
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Dennis Leech, GB
4955 V8 D   3 0.58,8   Water leak
DNF     Bill Shaw Racing
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4956 V8 D   7 1.00,2   Handling
DNS     Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Rod Mansfield, GB
1594 L4 C   8 1.00,4   Brake master cylinder
DNS      
Ford Mustang
Martin Birrane, IRL
6997 V8 D   4     Withdrawn, engine
DNQ      
Ford Escort TC
Graham Bean, GB
1594 L4 C   18      
DNQ     Cars and Car Conversions/WRA Engineering
Ford Escort TC
George Whitehead, GB
1594 L4 C   19      
DNQ     Colin Youle Cars
BMW 2002
Colin Youle, GB
1990 L4 C   20      
DNQ      
Ford Escort TC
Pat Mannion, GB
1594 L4 C   22      
DNQ      
Ford Escort TC
Derek Ridler, GB
1594 L4 C   23      
DNQ      
BMW 2002 TI
Keith Blaynee, GB
1990 L4 C   24