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Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace, Great-Britain

Date: 28/5/1972
Track length: 2.237 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 12 (A-B); 11 (C-D)
Finishers: 10 (A-B); 9 (C-D)

Pole position: Woodman in 1.02,2 (race 1); Gardner in 0.56,2 (race 2)
Fastest lap: Buncombe in 1.01,4 (race 1); Muir in 0.57,2 (race 2)

Distance: 25 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1972 Cars

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Brian Muir just beat Gerry Birrell in the large saloon car race to make it a one-two victory for their Capri RS 2600s, Birrell's being the Kent/Frami Racing one from Belgium.
Gardner's challenge never happened on a wet track, but Terry Sanger's Camaro provided stern opposition at first. Crabtree's Willment Escort RS barely won the 2-litre class from Willie Green after class leader Dave Brodie had spun three laps from home.

The race for the smaller cars, run on an almost dry track, gave Jonathan Buncombe an easy win in the Longman Engineering Cooper S, while Rob Mason in Ken Costello's Mini also held off Vince Woodman's VMW Escort GT. By winning the 1-litre class again Bill McGovern moves into a clear lead in the Wiggins Teape Paperchase, for Dave Matthews crashed his Escort and thus spoilt his points record.


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 61 Richard Longman & Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
1293 L4 B 25 laps, 25.53,2 2 1.02,2 1.01,4  
2 2 62 Ken Costello
BMC Mini Cooper S
Rob Mason, GB
1293 L4 B 25 laps, 26.07,2 3 1.02,8    
3 3 55 VMW Motors
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Vince Woodman, GB
1298 L4 B 25 laps, 26.16,6 1 1.02,2    
4 4 63  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B 25 laps, 26.16,6 4 1.03,0    
5 1 1 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 B 24 laps, 26.05,0     1.03,6  
6 5 68  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Gordon Dawkins, GB
1293 L4 B 24 laps, 26.26,6        
  6    
BMC Mini Cooper S
Barry Johnson, GB
1293 L4 B 24        
  2   Newcastle Contractors Plant Ltd
Sunbeam Imp
Terry Watts, GB
998 L4 B 24        
  3    
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 L4 B 24        
  4    
BMC Mini Cooper
Jeremy Bean, GB
998 L4 B 23        
DNF   59  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jon Mowatt, GB
1293 L4 B 17       Puncture
DNF   80  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 L4 B 1       Accident
DNF   78 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998 L4 B         Fan belt

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 8 Malcolm Gartlan Racing/Wiggings Teape Ltd.
Ford Capri RS 2600
Brian Muir, AUS
2940 V6 D 25 laps, 26.09,2 3 0.56,8 0.57,2  
2 2 36? Kent Frami Racing Team
Ford Capri RS 2600
Gerry Birrell, GB
2940 V6 D 25 laps, 26.15,4 2 0.56,6    
3 3 10 Research Consultants Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Terry Sanger, GB
5736 V8 D 25 laps, 27.01,6 5 0.57,6    
4 1 26 John Willment Racing
Ford Escort RS 1600
Mike Crabtree, GB
1930 L4 C 25 laps, 27.03,0 8      
5 2 32 Willy Kay
Ford Escort RS 1600
Willie Green, GB
1850 L4 C 25 laps, 27.03,0 6 0.57,8    
6 3 28 Norman Reeves/Stirling Cooper
Ford Escort RS 1600
Dave Brodie, GB
1987 L4 C 24 laps, 26.25,6 4 0.57,2 0.59,0  
7 4 5 SCA Freight Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Frank Gardner, AUS
5736 V8 D 24 1 0.56,2    
8 5 3 Cona Coffee
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Martin Birrane, IRL
5600 V8 D 24 9 0.59,6    
  4 33  
Ford Escort TC
Zekia Redjep, CY
1594 L4 C 24 12      
DNF   4 W.M.G. Marketing
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Martin Thomas, GB
5736 V8 D 15 7     Gearbox
DNF   30 Melton Racing with Broadspeed
Ford Escort RS 1600
Dave Matthews, GB
1798 L4 C   10 1.01,4   Accident
DNS      
Ford Capri 3000 GT
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
2993 V6 D   11     Dropped valve
DNS      
Ford Mustang Boss 429
Dennis Leech, GB
7030 V8 D          
DNS     Mike Sullivan
Chevrolet Camaro
Tony Shaw, GB
  V8 D          
DNS      
BMW 2002
David Alexander, GB
1990 L4 C