The 1974 F/5000 season has been David Hobbs’ best since winning the series championship crown in 1971. Driving for Carl Hogan’s team, as he has since 1971, Hobbs finished third in the year-end standings as a result of the victory at Mosport Park, a third, two fourths and one eight-place finish in a Lola T332. The season previous, at the wheel of a T330 Lola, he finished six of nine races, all in seventh place or better, for fifth in the final point standings. Although he won the Edmonton contest, Hobb’s 1972 record of finishing only eight races placed him eighth in that year’s championship standings. In “his” year, Hobbs won five of the F/5000 races, finished second on one occasion and seventh on another to earn the 1971 crown. In 1970, Hobbs competed in six events in the last half of the season to place third in the final standings, and in 1969 he was equally successful, starting in mid-season and winning two races to come within a single point of winning the title. In the ‘73 Can-Am Challenge Cup series, Hobbs drove a McLaren M20 to seventh overall in the championship standings, all four finishes worth points. His State side experience, where he seems to have made more of a mark than in Europe, also includes the Trans- Am, the World Manufacturer’s Championship endurance races and the Indianapolis 500, where he placed fifth in 1974. Hobbs has been racing since 1959, starting in a Morris Oxford sedan and graduating to larger, more powerful machines through the year to become an accomplished driver in formula and sports racing machines. His break into “big time” racing came in 1968 when he signed with John Wyer’s team to drive GT40s in the World Championship of Makes, teamed with the late Paul Hawkins.