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Oulton Park Gold Cup Race Meeting

Oulton Park, Cheshire, Great-Britain

Date: 22/8/1970
Track length: 4.443 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 28
Finishers: 19

Pole position: Gardner in 1.45,4
Fastest lap: Gardner in 1.45,2

Distance: 19 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1970 Cars

 

Frank Gardner had a bit more luck with the fabled Boss Mustang than he did with his F5000 Lola, and won the saloon car race by overtaking Brian Muir's quick-starting Chevrolet Camaro. Chris Craft had to start from near the back after a practice engine seizure and after gearbox bothers his Broadspeed Escort TC was left with second place in the 2-litre class behind Mike Crabtree, who drove a great race into fourth place behind Dennis Leech's misfiring Mustang. Class lap records tumbled in all four divisions.


Touring Cars class A-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 1 153 Motor Racing Research
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Frank Gardner, AUS
4955 V8 D 19 laps, 33.51,4 1 1.45,4 1.45,2  
2 2 151 Malcolm Gartlan Racing/Wiggings Teape Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Brian Muir, AUS
4956 V8 D 19 2 1.47,0    
3 3 155  
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Dennis Leech, GB
4955 V8 D 19 29      
4 1 163 John Willment Racing
Ford Escort TC
Mike Crabtree, GB
1594 L4 C 19 laps, 35.17,2 3 1.49,8 1.49,2  
5 2 157 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort TC
Chris Craft, GB
1594 L4 C 19 17      
6 1 170 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort 1300 GT
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1298 L4 B 18 laps, 34.04,6 6 1.52,2 1.52,4  
7 3 166 Mobil Racing
Ford Escort TC
Kalle Lamminen, SF
1594 L4 C 18 5      
8 4 158 Shaw & Kilburn Ltd.
Vauxhall Viva GT
Gerry Marshall, GB
1994 L4 C 18 9      
9 4 156 Ovaltine Racing
Ford Mustang
Martin Thomas, GB
4800 V8 D 18 8      
10 2 171 Equipe Arden
Morris Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 B 18 11      
11 3 174 VMW Motors
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Vince Woodman, GB
1298 L4 B 18 18      
12 5 164 Cars and Car Conversions/WRA Engineering
Ford Escort TC
George Whitehead, GB
1594 L4 C 18 10      
13 6 185 S.M.T.
Vauxhall Viva GT
Bill Dryden, GB
1975 L4 C 18 14      
14 7 160 Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Dave Garrett, GB
1594 L4 C 18 28      
15 4 175 Peter Vickers
Austin Mini Cooper S
Ian Bax, GB
1293 L4 B 17 20      
16 5 176  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B 17 22      
17 6 181 Bob Fox
BMC Mini Cooper S
David Buckett, GB
1293 L4 B 17 27      
18 1 180  
Hillman Imp
Jeremy Nightingale, GB
998 L4 A 16 laps, 34.44,2 25      
19 2 177 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A 14 16 1.56,0 1.55,2  
DNF   168  
Ford Escort TC
Ken Coffey, GB
1594 L4 C 16 24     Oil pressure
DNF   172 Bob Fox
BMC Mini Cooper S
Bob Fox, GB
1293 L4 B 10 19      
DNF   178 Andrew Mylius Graphics
Hillman Imp
Mike Freeman, GB
998 L4 A 6 23     Distributor
DNF   159 Duncan Hamilton Racing
Ford Escort TC
John Hine, GB
1594 L4 C 4 4 1.51,4   Gearbox
DNF   162 Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Rod Mansfield, GB
1594 L4 C 2 7     Accident
DNF   165 Mobil Racing
Ford Escort TC
Matti Kemilainen, SF
1594 L4 C   13     Coil
DNF   173 Melton Racing
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Dave Matthews, GB
1298 L4 B   12     Gearbox
DNF   161 Willy Kay
Ford Escort TC
Willy Kay, GB
1594 L4 C   15     Suspension
DNF   167  
Vauxhall Viva GT
Mike Davies, GB
1975 L4 C   21     Overheating
DNS   186  
Ford Escort TC
Tony Algieri
1594 L4 C   26