Canadian Road Racing Championship
Harewood Acres, 27 Sep 1969
|1||Eppie Wietzes||Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
|2||Bill Brack||Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
|3||Don Merriman||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam
|4||Al Justason||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)
|5||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
|6||Peter W. Broeker||(FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
|7||Tony Simms||Kiki - Chevrolet V8
(see note 3)
|R||Bruce Jensen||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam
(see note 4)
|R||Alfred Ruys de Perez||Chinook Lola T90 - Chevrolet V8
||hit hay bales|
|R||Brian Weightman||Chinook Mk 6 ['1'] - Ford V8
||hit hay bales|
|R||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
|R||Dave Ogilvy||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
||0||accident with Adams|
|R||Nat Adams||Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
||0||accident with Ogilvy|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Bill Brack||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] (Al Justason): According to a biography of Bill Stone, his 1968 Formula 3 Brabham started out as a crashed BT18 frame bought from Frank Williams. Stone built this car up and entered it as a BT18/21B in European F3 events in the latter half of 1968. Early in 1969, Stone appeared with a Brabham powered by a Ford twin cam engine and said to be a BT21B when he raced it at Silverstone in April and as a BT21A when Del Bennett drove it at Silverstone in May. It was also used by Stone in the non-championship Spanish GP where its chassis number was given as "BT21-8". This car was then sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario) for Formula B racing in 1969. Photographs of the car in Justason's ownership who that it had BT18 upper bodywork and it is now believed that this "BT21", despite its chassis plate, was actually Stone's BT18-based car from 1968. Justason sold the car to dealer Joe Grimaldi as a rolling chassis and its subsequent history is unknown.
- Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] (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.
- Kiki (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.
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.