Southern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1970
Max Mizejewski found that his 1967 ex-F2 Lola T100 was the most potent car in Southern Pacific Formula B, winning the divisional title from Greg Gosar's equally aged Lotus 41C, probably one of the twin cam-propelled 41Cs that came to the US in 1967. Behind them on 24 points came young David Jaques' "Mattel", later revealed to be a Brabham BT18/21.
Behind them came 'pro' series regular Doug Brenner in a Chevron B15B, Jack Byers who spent most of 1970 in a Formula 5000 Lola T190 but found some time to race a McLaren M4B, 1969 FC champion Tito D'Oporto and then the only BT29 in evidence in the division, that of Jay Jamison. Behind Jamison, nobody scored more than six points.
The number of drivers scoring just a single point hints at large fields so it is distinctly possible that there were other Formula B runners in Cal Club and the surrounding regions who ran the season but did not score any points.
|1.||Max Mizejewski||Lola (T100)||CSCC||39 pts *|
|2.||Greg Gosar||Lotus 41C||Arizona||32 pts *|
|3.||David Jaques||Mattel (Brabham BT18/21)||CSCC||24 pts|
|4.||Douglas Brenner||Chevron (B15B)||CSCC||18 pts|
|5.||Jack Byers||McLaren (M4B)||SD||14 pts|
|6.||Tito D'Oporto||LeGrand||CSCC||12 pts|
|7.||Jay Jamison||Brabham (BT29)||SD||12 pts|
|8.||Wayne Messier||Lotus||CSCC||6 pts|
|9.||Stefan Rzesnowiecky||Winkelmann||CSCC||6 pts|
|10.||Steve Cole||Lotus||CSCC||6 pts|
|11.||Joe Alves||Chevron (B14)||CSCC||4 pts|
|12.||Terry Hogan||Brabham||CSCC||4 pts|
|13.||John Coolick||Brabham||CSCC||4 pts|
|14.||Robert Ilg||Winkelmann||Utah||3 pts|
|15.||Ed MacGrotty||Lotus||CSCC||3 pts *|
|16.||John Kube||Merlyn||Ariz Bdr||1 pt|
|17.||Dino Dioguardi||LeGrand||CSCC||1 pt|
|18.||Judd Margurian||McLaren||CSCC||1 pt|
|19.||W.J. Dunbar||Merlyn||Arizona||1 pt|
|20.||Charles Kissinger||Beach||CSCC||1 pt|
Data correct at 12 October 1970.
* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.
|01 Feb 1970||Holtville Aerodrome||San Diego Region|
|01 Mar 1970||Phoenix International Raceway||Arizona Region|
|15 Mar 1970||Willow Springs||Cal Club Region|
|31 May 1970||Riverside||Cal Club Region|
|05 Jul 1970||Riverside||Cal Club Region|
|07 Sep 1970||Bonneville Raceway Park||Utah Region|
|20 Sep 1970||Ontario Motor Speedway||Cal Club Region|
|27 Sep 1970||Phoenix International Raceway||Arizona Region|
Southern Pacific Division sources
Although Los Angeles was one of the homes of American motor racing, we have few sources of information for southern Californian FB racing in this period. Competition Press & Autoweek had some regional coverage up to 1973 and Formula magazine then took over for a period in the mid-1970s. However, we are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of regional SCCA newsletters from this Division. The key ones are:
- California Sportscar [1950s] (California Sports Car Club)
- Post Grid [1960s] (California Sports Car Club Region)
- Finish Line [1970s] (California Sports Car Club Region)
- Gridlines (San Diego Region)
We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals for this division.