MidWest Division SCCA Formula B 1967
Colorado Region continued to support Formula B but there was no sign of activity in the heartland of MWDiv around Kansas City and St Louis. However, no Nationals were held in Colorado that year so the relative lack of points cannot be a surprise.
Two LeGrands had ventured as far as the Rockies and Roy Grange won the title in his example. George Graves from the little-known West Rocky Mountain Region finished second in an Elva.
|1.||Roy Grange||LeGrand||Colorado||13 pts*|
|2.||George Graves||Elva||W.Rocky Mtn.||10 pts|
|3.||Peter Botsford||LeGrand||Colorado||9 pts|
* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.
|22 Apr 1967||Stuttgart Airport||Arkansas Region|
|06 May 1967||Bottomless Lakes||Rio Grande Region|
|28 May 1967||War Bonnet||Wichita Region|
|01 Jul 1967||Ponca City||Oklahoma Region|
|22 Jul 1967||Independence||Kansas City Region|
|19 Aug 1967||Lake Afton||Wichita Region|
|16 Sep 1967||Mid-America Raceway||St Louis Region|
|01 Oct 1967||Continental Divide||Colorado Region|
|07 Oct 1967||War Bonnet||Northeast Oklahoma Region|
Stuttgart was Stuttgart Municipal Airport which hosted a 3-mile race circuit from 1959 onwards; Bottomless Lakes was a very intruiging 7.7-mile course set in the Bottomless Lakes State Park, 15 miles southeast of Roswell, New Mexico; War Bonnet was War Bonnet Raceway Park which was very active for a few years in the late 1960s; Ponca City was a street circuit through the Oklahoma city's park that had been in use since 1961, usually on 4 July; Independence used a 2.25-mile circuit at Independence Municipal Airport and is believed to have been organised by Kansas City Region; Lake Afton typically held its National in mid-August; and Mid-America was Mid-America Raceway in Wentzville, MO.
The main changes from the preceding season were the losses of Garden City and Alliance. Garden City was an event organised by Wichita Region and the Garden City Shrine Club at the long-lost Shrine Raceway Track about ten miles east of Garden City, Kansas, and Alliance was the Cattle Capitol Sprints, an event held at Alliance Airport, Nebraska by Colorado Region. With these two disappearing in 1967, the centre of gravity of the Division moved significantly to the east.
Midwest Division sources
Although Competition Press was more concerned with west coast and east coast events, the major midwest events were covered reasonably well. However, we know little of the goings-on away from these events and are are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of regional SCCA newsletters from this Division. The key ones are:
- Checkpoint (Kansas City Region)
- Exhaust Notes (Nebraska) - full archive available at nrsccahistory.com.
- Gasket Gazette (Oklahoma Region)
- The Offside Undo (Kansas Region)
- Wheelspin (St. Louis Region)
- Witches Wail (Wichita Region)
We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals for this division.