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Oulton Park Gold Cup

Oulton Park, Cheshire, Great-Britain

Date: 16/9/1972
Track length: 4.442 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters:
Finishers: 15

Pole position: Gardner in 1.40,4
Fastest lap: Gardner in 1.41,2

Distance: 20 laps
Average speed:
Weather:
Ruleset: Group 2/70
Car info: 1972 Cars

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Round 7 of the ten-race Wiggins Teape Paperchase produced a predictable win for Frank Gardner in Adrian Chambers' SCA Freight Chevrolet Camaro after a first lap pit stop dropped Brian Muir down the field with the Wiggins Teape Capri. It was a race of attrition and there were only 15 finishers but' Bill McGovern kept up his unbeaten record this season with the George Bevan Imp in the 1-litre category. Jonathan Buncombe scored a win for British Leyland in the 1300 cc category and Dave Matthews finished second overall to clinch the "Escort RS" category yet again.


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 5 SCA Freight Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28 Mk2
Frank Gardner, AUS
5736 V8 D 20 laps, 34.58,4 1 1.40,4 1.41,2  
2 1 30 Melton Racing with Broadspeed
Ford Escort RS 1600
Dave Matthews, GB
1798 L4 C 20 laps, 35.31,4 4 1.43,6 1.44,0  
3 2 10 Research Consultants Ltd.
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Terry Sanger, GB
5736 V8 D 20 5 1.44,2    
4 3 8 Malcolm Gartlan Racing/Wiggings Teape Ltd.
Ford Capri RS 2600
Brian Muir, AUS
2940 V6 D 20 2 1.42,4    
5 2 34 Gerry Edmonds Racing
Ford Escort RS 1600
Lawrie Hickman, GB
  L4 C   9 1.50,0    
6 4 2  
AMC Javelin
David Howes, GB
6390 V8 D 19        
7 1 61 Richard Longman & Co.
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jonathan Buncombe, GB
1293 L4 B 19 laps, 36.46,4   1.53,4 1.52,8  
8 1 1 George Bevan
Hillman Imp
Bill McGovern, GB
998 L4 A 18 laps, 35.27,2     1.55,2  
9 2 52 Woodhead Shock Absorbers
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Brian Peacock, GB
1298 L4 B 18   1.53,6    
10 5 7  
Ford Capri 3000 GT
Holman “Les” Blackburn, GB
2993 V6 D 18        
11 2 79  
Sunbeam Imp
Ivor Goodwin, GB
998 L4 A 18        
12 3 82  
BMC Mini Cooper
Jeremy Bean, GB
998 L4 A 17        
13 4 80  
Hillman Imp
Melvyn Adams, GB
998 L4 A 17        
14 3    
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Richard Ellice, GB
1298 L4 B 17        
DNF   6  
Ford Mustang Boss 429
Dennis Leech, GB
7030 V8 D 16 3 1.43,4   Overheating
DNF   40 David Wood Engineering
Ford Escort RS 1600
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
  L4 C 9 7 1.47,2   Oil loss
DNF   62 Ken Costello
BMC Mini Cooper S
Rob Mason, GB
1293 L4 D 2   1.52,8   Clutch
DNF   55 VMW Motors
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Vince Woodman, GB
1298 L4 B 1   1.53,6   Accident
DNF     VMW Motors
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Nick May, GB
1298 L4 B     1.54,0   Oil pressure
DNF      
Ford Escort 1300 GT
Jeremy Nightingale, GB
1298 L4 B         Rear suspension
DNF   66  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Mike Drinkwater, GB
1293 L4 B         Engine
DNF   32 Willy Kay
Ford Escort RS 1600
Willie Green, GB
1850 L4 C   8 1.47,2   Drive shaft
DNF   4 W.M.G. Marketing
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Martin Thomas, GB
5736 V8 D   6 1.45,4   Oil leak
DNF   3 Cona Coffee
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Martin Birrane, IRL
ca. 5000 V8 D         Injection
DNF   63  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Chris Montague, GB
1293 L4 B         Electrics
DNF   59  
BMC Mini Cooper S
Jon Mowatt, GB
1293 L4 B         Ignition
DNF     Newcastle Contractors Plant Ltd
Hillman Imp
Terry Watts, GB
998 L4 A         Engine
DNF   78 Stapleton Motors Racing Promotions
Hillman Imp
Adrian Webb, GB
998 L4 A         Fan belt
DNF   26 John Willment Racing
Ford Escort RS 1600
Mike Crabtree, GB
1930 L4 C         Engine fire
DNS   28 Norman Reeves/Stirling Cooper
Ford Escort RS 1600
Dave Brodie, GB
1987 L4 C         Engine