Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, 14 Sep 1969
|1||Rex Ramsey||LeGrand Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
#122 (see note 1)
|60||1h 00m 05.3s
|2||Don Merriman||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam
#22 Donald G Merriman
|3||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
|4||Tony Simms||Kiki Mk 6 - Chevrolet V8
#53 Team Trillium (see note 2)
|5||Roger McCaig||McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
|6||Frank Salem||Ferret Mark 2 (McLaren M1A) [20-10] - Chevrolet V8
#121 Frank M Salem
|7||Réal Desrosiers||(FB) 1.6-litre Moleba - Alfa Romeo
#80 Enterprises J. Fortin
|8||Reg Scullion||(FB) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford twin cam
|9||Peter Morgan||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
|10||Eppie Wietzes||Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
|11||Keith Powell||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
|R||Bill Brack||Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Claude Marcil||(FB) 1.6-litre unknown
#69 Claude Marcil
|R||R Gray||(FB) 1.6-litre unknown
|R||Bruce Jensen||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam
#41 Jean-Mac Racing (see note 3)
|R||Dave Ogilvy||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
#9 Dave Ogilvy Racing Team
|R||Ian P Motley||(FB) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford twin cam
|R||Gerrard Cellier||(FC) Manic-Grac
|R||John Cannon||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-9] - Ford twin cam
#6 Starr Racing
|R||Howard Cazaly||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
|R||Eligio Siconolfi||(FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/34] - Ford twin cam
#49 Downtown Datsun
|R||Brian McDonald||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#68 Brian McDonald [sic]
|R||Jacques Couture||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 "B" - Ford twin cam
#18 Jacques Couture
|R||Randy Fraser||(FB) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford Kent
|R||Tom Moore||(FB) 1.6-litre EM Mk 1 (Brabham) - Ford twin cam BRM
|R||Michael Brodie||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 4)
|R||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Motors
|0||accident - hit barrier|
|UNKE||Jack Boxstrom||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam
#6 Jack Boxstrom Racing [Starr Racing]
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Wayne Spears||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#7 Roberts & Co (see note 5)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Peter W. Broeker||(FB) 1.6-litre Stebro 'Mk 5' [Chevron B14]
#21 Stebro Racing Team (see note 6)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Nat Adams||(FA) unknown
#44 [Nat Adams]
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Mike Serveau||(FB) 1.6-litre Cooper
#562 Mike Serveau
|On entry list|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Horst Kroll||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8||58.9s|
Notes on the cars:
- LeGrand Mk 11 (Rex Ramsey): Raced by Rex Ramsey in late 1969, winning at Trois-Rivières in September, but well off the pace in the L&M series. Jim Paul raced the car in 1970, with a best result of eighth in the Pro race at Laguna Seca, and appeared a few times in 1971 and early 1972. To Keith Saunders (Albuquerque, NM) for SCCA racing later in 1972, then to Bill Swope (Albuquerque, NM) for 1973. Swope advertised it late 1975, and the next time it was seen was when Harold Janke owned it in Nebraska in the late 1990s. To Kirk Severson and racing in historic events by 2001. To Marty Fidrich (Elisabeth, CO) by 2007.
- Kiki Mk 6 (Tony Simms): Doug McArthur (Toronto, Canada) built a number of one-off racing cars in the late 1960s. These included a Mk 2 that raced in Formula C, a Mk 3 which had a Ford 289 engine and was said to resemble an overgrown Lotus 7, and a Mk 4 that ran in Formula B until Doug Durrell demolished it at Mont Tremblant in July 1969. For 1968, local papers noted that McArthur was planning a Formula A car with a spaceframe chassis and Chevrolet engine. The car was first seen in Canadian Formula A in 1969, when it was driven by Tony Simms (Willowdale, Ontario). It had a mild steel space frame with a few stressed aluminum panels around the cockpit plus the undertray, and used a Hewland LG gearbox and McLaren wheels. The Chevrolet V8 engine was prepared by Dave Billes at Performance Engineering. Simms returned with the car in 1970, but its only documented appearance was at Trois-Rivières in September. It was then sold to John Powell, who was moving up from racing a MGB. Unfortunately, the car got airborne while testing at Harewood Acres and was destroyed. Some surviving components were being used in a Kiki Mk 8 until Powell's budget ran out.
- Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] (Bruce Jensen): Driven by Alan Rees for Roy Winkelmann Racing in 1965. Presumably Rees raced the same car all season. Bought in 1966 from Winkelman by Bob Fuller (Connecticut), fitted with a Cosworth Mk 12 and raced in FB in 1967. To Steve Brownstein (New York) for 1968 and raced again in FB with the Mk 12. Then traded to Fred Opert for a new Chevron. To Bruce Jensen and raced in Canadian FB in 1969 and then to Bill Pickthorne (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced it in 1970 and at the beginning of 1971. It was then stored for 18 years until bought by Murray Wivell (Brantford, Ontario) in October 1989. Restored and used in US vintage racing for ten season, initially with the Ford twin cam engine and then with a Cosworth SCA for the last two seasons. Sold to Ivan Scotti (Zurich, Switzerland) November 2004. This is presumably the ex-Alan Rees BT16 run at the 2013 Solitude Revival by Bruno Weibel of Schaffner Racing.
- Brabham BT21 (Michael Brodie): Mike Brodie ran a Brabham in a handful of 'Pro' FB races in 1969. The July 1969 Seattle entry list identifies his car as a red Brabham BT21.
- Brabham BT21 (Wayne Spears): Peter Roberts (Granby, Quebec) and his mechanic Wayne Spears (Chomedey, Quebec) raced a Brabham "BT21" in Formula B in 1968 and 1969. Spears drove the car again in 1970 when it was listed at Harewood Acres as a BT21C. Nothing more known.
- Stebro 'Mk 5' [Chevron B14] (Peter W. Broeker): Canadian veteran Peter W. Broeker (Pt. Claire, Quebec) bought a Chevron B14 for 1968 and surviving Chevron records imply that it was chassis number FB-68-10. Used in SCCA pro events and also in Canadian Eastern Zone Formula Championship and Championnat de Formule du Québec races in 1968. Retained for 1969 and raced in the Canadian Road Racing Championship and the Molson Championship, often entered as a Stebro-Chevron. Presumably the car raced by Bill Eagles (Lasalle, Quebec) in Molson events in 1970 and in the Players FB series in 1971. If Eagles did own it, then it must have returned to Broeker as it was bought from Broeker's estate by Jerry Jones. Jones sold it to Roger Fountain who moved to England in 1988 and sold the car to Chris Ball who had it restored for HSCC racing in the UK.
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.
Results for this series have proved very difficult to complete, due in part to the poor coverage in Canadian magazines such as Track & Traffic. Wolfgang Klopfer has provided Autoweek reports, Don Markle uncovered much material in the CMHF Archives, Jim Ibey found what he could from Track & Traffic and Tom Johnston has provided scans of entry lists and reports from a variety of sources. Also Michael Gee has been busy transcribing motor sports news articles at Vancouver's main library.
Complete results have been found only for R2 St Jovite 25 May 1969 (Autoweek), R2 Westwood 31 May 1970 (Autoweek), R3 Edmonton 14 Jun 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results) and R4 Rockcliffe 1 Jul 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results). The R5 Harewood 16 Aug 1970 results are derived from the Wheelspin report in the 27 May 1970 edition.
Full results are still needed for some races and further help would be greatly appreciated.
Please email Allen if you can add anything.
Individual sources for this event
The program for this event has two entry lists, one for the main race (race 6) for the Molson Grand Prix and another for a supporting race (race 4) for the Molson championship. A surpringly large number of cars are on the GP entry list but do not appear in results of the race. Not all of those are included here: those left out include Philippe Loth in a #11 "Formula F", Peter C Moreau in a #67 Huronia Trailer Service Formula Ford, Paul Morrison in a #331 Lotus S1 and Wilson M Southam in a #58 Formula Ford. Conversely, several cars appear in the GP results but are only on the Molson series entry list. Réal Desrosiers' entry details have been taken from that entry list. Many of the main runners, including Ramsey, Brack, Cannon, McCaig and Hill do not appear on either list.