1971 L&M Championship season

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1971 L&M Continental 5000 Championship season
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The 1971 L&M Continental 5000 Championship was the fifth annual running of the Sports Car Club of America's professional open wheel racing series.[1] Liggett & Myers increased it support of the championship for 1971 through its L&M cigarette brand and now had series naming rights.[2]

The championship was won by David Hobbs, driving a McLaren M10B Chevrolet.[3]

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over eight races with two heats per race.[3]

Round Date Event name Event location Duration Winning driver Vehicle
1 25 April Riverside Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway 77 laps Frank Matich McLaren M10BRepco Holden V8
2 2 May Monterey Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway 80 laps David Hobbs McLaren M10BChevrolet V8
3 23 May Seattle Grand Prix Seattle, Washington 80 laps David Hobbs McLaren M10BChevrolet V8
4 5 July Mid-Ohio Grand Prix Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 60 laps Sam Posey Surtees TS8Chevrolet V8
5 18 July Road America Grand Prix Road America 48 laps David Hobbs McLaren M10BChevrolet V8
6 1 August Lucerne 100 Edmonton, Alberta 50 laps David Hobbs McLaren M10BChevrolet V8
7 15 August Minnesota Grand Prix Brainerd International Raceway 60 laps Brett Lunger Lola T192Chevrolet V8
8 6 September Lime Rock Grand Prix Lime Rock Park 66 laps David Hobbs McLaren M10BChevrolet V8

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded to drivers on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each race, those places having been determined from the results of the two heats.[3] Total points for each driver were based on the best six finishes.[3]

Championship results[edit]

David Hobbs won the 1971 L&M Continental 5000 Championship driving a McLaren M10B, similar to that pictured above
Position [4] [5] Driver [4] [5] Car [4] [5] [3] Points [4] [5]
1 United Kingdom David Hobbs McLaren M10B Chevrolet 119
2 United States Sam Posey Surtees TS8 Chevrolet 70
3 United States Brett Lunger Lola T192 Chevrolet 64
4 Canada Eppie Wietzes McLaren M18 Chevrolet 59
5 United States Jim Dittemore Lola T192 Chevrolet 41
6 Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10B Repco Holden 35
7 United States Ron Grable Lola T190 Chevrolet & American Mk1 Chevrolet 30
8 United States Gregg Young Surtees TS7 Ford Cosworth DFV 28
9 United States Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M18 Chevrolet 26
10 Canada Bill Brack Lotus 70 Chevrolet 23
11 United States Gerard Raney Eagle Chevrolet 21
12 United States John Gunn Eagle Chevrolet 20
13 United States Skip Barber March 701 Ford Cosworth DFV & March 711 Ford Cosworth DFV 18
14 United States Jerry Hansen Lola T192 Chevrolet 17
15 United States Evan Noyes McLaren M18 Chevrolet 10
16 Canada Horst Kroll Lola T142 Chevrolet 9
= United States Jack Eiteljorg Lola T192 Chevrolet 9
18 United States Monte Shelton Eagle Chevrolet 8
= United States Merle Brennan McLaren M10A Chevrolet 8
20 United States Pete Lovely Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFV 6
21 United States Jon Milledge McLaren M10A Chevrolet 4
= United States Barry Blackmore McLaren M10A Chevrolet 4
= United States Bud Morley Lola T192 Chevrolet 4
24 United States Dave Jordan Eagle Chevrolet 3
= United States Dennis Ott McLaren M10B Chevrolet 3
26 United States Ed Felter Lola T190 Chevrolet 2
= United States Bill Gubelmann March 712M Ford BDA [6] 2
28 United States Jon Ward Nova Mk 1 Chevrolet 1
= United States Mike Brockman Lola T190 Chevrolet 1
= United States Ronnie Bucknum Lola T190 Chevrolet 1
= Italy Nick Dioguardi Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 1
= United States Chris Cook Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America - Race by Race, 2003, pages 7 to 50
  2. ^ Keith Waltz, Tobacco Money Makes Its Move Into Auto Racing, www.nationalspeedsportnews.com Retrieved on 27 March 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e Wolfgang Kopfler, 1971 L&M 5000 Continental Championship, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America - Race by Race, 2003, pages 49 & 50
  4. ^ a b c d 1971 SCCA L&M Continental 5000 Championship (Part1), www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 27 March 2014
  5. ^ a b c d 1971 SCCA L&M Continental 5000 Championship (Part2), www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 27 March 2014
  6. ^ Lime Rock Grand Prix (race results), www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 27 March 2014

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