Race Report: Mallory Park, 28 April 1974


With Brian Henton in Italy to try and boost March sales in that country it gave someone else a chance to win a Lombard North Central round. Another small increase in numbers this week with 12 cars making it to Mallory Park

It was raining heavily for the race and as the flag fell Tony Rouff jumped into the lead he would hold for the whole race, Derek Lawrence was similarly untroubled in second finding the 1600 cc Ehrlich ideally suited to the difficult conditions. Most of the other runners seemed to spend the race either spinning or suffering from water in the electrics but Jose Chateaubriand managed to avoid both problems to take fourth, Chateaubriand had spent most of the race fighting off Nicholas von Preussen but the latter fell away towards the end of the race only just holding off José Santo at the finish. The two GRDs of Pedro Passadore and Alex Ribeiro were amongst those to suffer from the aforementioned spins and electrical difficulties which negated their good grid positions. Any chance Bob Arnott had with the Modus M1 were ruined by a spin at Gerards that filled his radiators with grass.



Race Report: Mallory Park, 28 April 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