Race Report: Mallory Park, 25 August 1974


It was another 11 car field for this Lombard North Central round with pole position going to America’s Danny Sullivan. Brian Henton was only fifth fastest complaining about a down on power engine and Barrie Maskell needed some modifications to the bodywork on his Dastle where it was rubbing on a tyre.

From the start it was Rouff from Sullivan and Henton and although the positions remained unchanged for the full 15 laps the race was never boring as each driver strove to get an advantage over the other two. The race was run at a new record speed and Brian Henton set a new lap record indicating just how hard the three men were trying. Marcos Moraes had been fourth but a spin at the Esses on lap 2 in his GRD which involved the March of Nick von Preussen saw both cars drop to the back of the field. Alex Ribeiro also spun and found himself in the company of Moraes and von Preussen.

An interesting newcomer was Patrick Neve who finished sixth in his first F3 race driving a modified Brabham listed in the entry as a BT41B, his result was even more impressive as he was only running a 1600 cc engine. Barrie Maskell was a retirement with a recurrence of the rubbing bodywork he had suffered in practice.



Race Report: Mallory Park, 25 August 1974

Race Heat 1

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 20:09.40

2 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 20:09.50

3 Luigi Fontanesi

Tecno-Ford 20:13.10

4 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 20:23.40

Race Heat 2

1 Giovanni Lo Voi

Brabham-Ford BT28 15:05.00

2 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 15:05.00

3 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 15:21.00

4 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 15:34.10

5 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28

Race Final

1 Vittorio Brambilla

Birel Alfa Romeo 30:44.30 144.318

2 Marcello Gallo

Brabham BT28 30:44.34

3 Fabrizio Noe

Lotus-Ford 69 30:45.10

4 Adelmo Fossati

Brabham BT28 30:55.40

5 Patrice Compain

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00

6 Carlo Franchi (Gimax)

De Sanctis-Alfa Romeo 31:11.50

7 Manfred Möhr

Lotus-Ford 31:59.60

8 Giovanni Lo Voi

Martini-Ford MW7 31:08.00