1973 L&M Championship season

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1973 L&M Championship season
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The 1973 SCCA L&M Championship was the seventh annual running of the Sports Car Club of America's professional open wheel racing series. The championship, which was open to Formula 5000 cars,[1] was won by South African driver Jody Scheckter.

Race schedule[edit]

The championship was contested over a nine race series.[2] [3]

Race Date Circuit Distance Winning driver Winning car
1 April 29 Riverside International Raceway 40 laps Brian Redman Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
2 May 6 Laguna Seca Raceway 45 laps Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 - Chevrolet V8
3 May 20 Michigan International Speedway 25 laps Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 - Chevrolet V8
4 June 3 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 42 laps Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 - Chevrolet V8
5 June 17 Watkins Glen International 30 laps Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 - Chevrolet V8
6 July 29 Road America 25 laps Brian Redman Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
7 August 19 Road Atlanta 30 laps Brian Redman Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
8 September 3 Pocono International Raceway 45 laps Brian Redman Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8
9 September 30 Seattle International Raceway [4] 36 laps Brian Redman Lola T330 - Chevrolet V8

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten positions in each race.[1]

Championship standings[edit]

Jody Scheckter won the 1973 SCCA L&M Championship driving a Trojan T101 (similar to that pictured above) and a Lola T330
Position [2] [3] Driver [2] [3] Car [2] [3] Points [2] [3]
1 South Africa Jody Scheckter Trojan T101 Chevrolet [5] & Lola T330 Chevrolet [5] 144
2 United Kingdom Brian Redman Lola T330 Chevrolet 130
3 United States Mark Donohue Lola T330 AMC 64
4 United Kingdom Peter Gethin Chevron B24 Chevrolet 49
5 United Kingdom David Hobbs Lola T330 Chevrolet 48
6 Canada Eppie Wietzes Lola T330 Chevrolet 45
7 United States Brett Lunger Lola T330 Chevrolet 39
8 United States Tony Adamowicz Lola T330 Chevrolet 38
9 United States Jon Woodner McRae GM1 Chevrolet 16
10 United Kingdom Derek Bell Lola T330 Chevrolet 15
11 United States Tony Settember McLaren M10/18 Chevrolet 15
12 Australia Max Stewart Lola T330 Chevrolet 14
13 United Kingdom Bob Brown Chevron B24 Chevrolet 12
14 United States Gus Hutchison March 73A Chevrolet 12
15 United States Steve Pieper Lola T300 Chevrolet 11
16 Australia Frank Matich Matich A51 Repco Holden 8
= United States Gordon Smiley McRae GM1 Chevrolet 8
= United States Gerard Raney Eagle Mk 5 Chevrolet 8
19 United States Warren Flickenger Lola T330 Chevrolet 8
20 United States Bob Lazier Lola T330 Chevrolet 7
21 Australia Johnnie Walker Matich A50 Repco Holden 6
22 United States Evan Noyes McRae GM1 Chevrolet 5
23 New Zealand Graeme McRae McRae GM1 Chevrolet 5
24 United States Gordon Mefertt McRae GM1 Chevrolet 4
= United States Mike Brockman Lola T300 Chevrolet 4
26 United States Eddie Miller Lola T330 Chevrolet 3
27 United States John Gimbel Matich A50 Ford 3
28 United States Skip Barber March 73A Chevrolet 2
= United States Syd Demovsky Surtees TS8 Chevrolet 2
30 Australia Bob Muir Lola T330 Chevrolet 1
= United States John Gunn March 73A Chevrolet 1
= Canada Horst Kroll Lola T300 Chevrolet 1
= United States Robert Fischetti FA101 Chevrolet 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Official Results of the SCCA L&M Championship race for Formula 5000 cars, Riverside International Raceway, www.fototime.com Retrieved on 25 April 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e 1973 SCCA L&M Championship Review (Part 1), www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 25 April 2014
  3. ^ a b c d e 1973 SCCA L&M Championship Review (Part 2), www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 25 April 2014
  4. ^ Official Program (cover), L&M Championship, Seattle International Raceway, September 30, 1973, www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 25 April 2014
  5. ^ a b David F Stone, L&M Championship (F-5000) - Scheckter and Redman, Automobile Year, 1973/74, pages 187 to 188

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