Just a quiet family picnic on the red Georgia clay - with a pastoral view 

       1973  Formula 5000

       Carling  Lola T-330,  cont.

On my way to a new race lap record at Laguna F 5000 in Carling Lola T330

Riverside Raceway esses

      The news was devastating for me, as I had an excellent rapore with everyone there.  Gas rationing during the first Middle East oil embargo badly threatened American racing that year.  The Indianapolis-500 feared a complete Congressional shutdown.  It was so bad, even Mario had a tough time getting sponsorship.  I was out of a ride for 3 years.

"Riverslide".  That's what Dan Gurney called it!

     The 1973 5000 season was somewhat dismal due to many Lola suspension and drive line failures, to say nothing of the engines.  I only wish we could have continued the following year.  Carling would have gone with me the next year with or without Roy.  Another new organization if necessary.

     I would have had my own team, however that was the year of the energy crunch.  They could not get enough aluminum for the beer cans, so finally closed down US operations at Atlanta and Boston, returning to their roots in Canada.

I'm leading David Hobbs through Laguna's Cork Screw in '73  from Dennis Gray

Tony Adamowicz, Gary Wheeler, Tony a2z, Tony Adamowics, a2zRacer, Gary Wheeler, Tony Adamowicz

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