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Wipac Saloon Car Race

Silverstone, Great-Britain

Date: 6/6/1970
Track length:
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 36
Finishers: 25 classified

Pole position: Gardner in 1.38,6
Fastest lap: Gardner in 1.39,0

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1970 Cars

 

The sixth round of the RAC Saloon Car Championship was sponsored by Wipac and provided a welcome change in the results list as Brian Muir took the beautiful Malcolm Gartlan/Wiggins Teape Camaro to a long awaited outright victory: he led right from the start but Gardner (Boss Mustang) did find a way past in the early stages, only to have a front tyre deflate completely while shooting through Woodcote. The Mustang driver commented afterwards that he thought he was "going to turn it into a monument!" Bill McGovern now shares the championship after tri-wheeling to another excellent class victory in the Bevan Sunbeam Imp.
Other class wins on a record shattering day went to Chris Craft, who averaged over 100 mph in the Broadspeed Twin-Cam Escort and Gordon Spice (Arden 1293 Mini Cooper S) who inherited the class lead after Fitzpatrick's Broadspeed Escort 1300 GT went out with a freak puncture.


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 2 Malcolm Gartlan Racing/Wiggings Teape Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Brian Muir, AUS
4956 V8 D 20 laps, 34.02,6 2 1.38,8    
2 2 5  
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Dennis Leech, GB
4955 V8 D 20 3 1.43,4    
3 3 1 Pierre de Plessis
Chevrolet Camaro
David Prophet, GB
5736 V8 D 20 5 1.45,4    
4 1 10 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort TC
Chris Craft, GB
1594 L4 C 20 laps, 35.06,8 6 1.45,2 (?) 1.43,4  
5 4 6 Ovaltine Racing
Ford Mustang
Martin Thomas, GB
4800 V8 D 20 7 1.45,4    
6 2 14 John Willment Racing
Ford Escort TC
Mike Crabtree, GB
1594 L4 C 20 11 1.46,6    
7 3 18 Willy Kay
Ford Escort TC
Nick May, GB
1594 L4 C 20 9 1.46,4    
8 4 12 Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Rod Mansfield, GB
1594 L4 C 20 12 1.47,4    
9 5 21 Shaw & Kilburn Ltd.
Vauxhall Viva GT
Gerry Marshall, GB
1994 L4 C 19 14 1.47,8    
10 6 22 S.M.T.
Vauxhall Viva GT
Bill Dryden, GB
1975 L4 C 19 20 1.50,4    
11 7 23 Team Diamond
Ford Escort TC
Dave Garrett, GB
1594 L4 C 19 17 1.48,0    
12 5 4 Motor Racing Research
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Frank Gardner, AUS
4955 V8 D 19 1 1.38,6 1.39,0  
13 8 24  
Ford Escort TC
Zekia Redjep, CY
1594 L4 C 19 21 1.50,6    
14 1 40 Equipe Arden
BMC Mini Cooper S
Gordon Spice, GB
1293 L4 B 19 22 1.51,0    
15 1 52 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A 18 23 1.54,0 1.50,2  
16 2 41 Chris Montague Carburetter Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B 18 24 1.54,0    
17 3 35 D.J. Bond Racing
BMC Mini Cooper S
Terry Harmer, GB
1293 L4 B 18 26 1.54,0    
18 4 37  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Martin Ridehalgh, GB
1293 L4 B 18 25 1.54,0    
19 5 34 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort 1300 GT
John Fitzpatrick, GB
1298 L4 B 18 15 1.47,8 1.46,6  
20 6 39  
Morris Mini Cooper S
Jon Mowatt, GB
1293 L4 B 18 33 1.56,4    
21 7 32  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Mac Ross, GB
1293 L4 B 18 36 2.12,6    
22 2 54 Andrew Mylius Graphics
Hillman Imp
Mike Freeman, GB
998 L4 A 18 30 1.55,4    
23 8 42 Melton Racing
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Dave Matthews, GB
1298 L4 B 17 31 1.56,2    
24 9 38 Team Broadspeed
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Susan Tucker-Peak, GB
1298 L4 B 15 35 2.02,2    
25 3 50 VMW Motors
Ford Escort 1.0
Vince Woodman, GB
994 L4 A 15 32 1.56,4    
DNF   16 Wylie's of Glasgow
Ford Escort TC
Graham Birrell, GB
1594 L4 C 13 10 1.46,4   Gearbox
DNF   3 Bill Shaw Racing
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Roy Pierpoint, GB
4956 V8 D 11 4 1.44,4   Oil pressure
DNF   7  
Ford Mustang
Martin Birrane, IRL
6997 V8 D 7 8 1.45,6   Handling
DNF   19 Gerry Edmonds Racing
Ford Escort TC
Lawrie Hickman, GB
1594 L4 C 1 16 1.47,8   Differential
DNF   17  
Ford Escort TC
Graham Bean, GB
1594 L4 C 8 13 1.47,6   Clutch
DNF   53 Jeremy Nightingale
Hillman Imp
James Hunt, GB
998 L4 A 8 34 1.56,8   Throttle cable
DNF   31 Peter Vickers
Austin Mini Cooper S
Ian Bax, GB
1293 L4 B   28 1.54,8   Front wheel bearing
DNS   15 Duncan Hamilton Racing
Ford Escort TC
John Hine, GB
1594 L4 C   18 1.49,0   Differential/ Gearbox
DNS?   36 Antique Automobiles
Morris Mini Cooper
Malc Leggate, GB
998 L4 A   29 1.55,0   Front wheel bearing
DNS   11 Cars and Car Conversions/WRA Engineering
Ford Escort TC
George Whitehead, GB
1594 L4 C   19 1.50,4   Differential
DNS   33  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Bob Fox, GB
1293 L4 B   27 1.54,6   Engine (on warm-up)