Molson Formula Championship
Circuit Ste-Croix, 10 Oct 1971
|1||David McConnell||Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
|2||John Powell||Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
|3||Bill Alsup||(FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent
|4||Wilson Southam||March 71BM  - Ford twin cam Greatorex
(see note 1)
|5||Jean-Pierre St Jacques||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent
|6||Reg Scullion||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent
|7||David Westgate||(FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
|8||Richard Doran||(F?) unknown
|9||Serge Savard||(F?) unknown
|10||Bill Eagles||Chevron B15b [B14] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
|DNS||Randy Fraser||March 71BM  - Ford twin cam Greatorex
(see note 3)
|Did not start
|DNS||Brian Robertson||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam Hart
||Did not start
|DNSC||Jacques Couture||Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
||Did not start (crashed)|
|DNSC||Ian Coristine||March 71BM  - Ford twin cam Hart
(see note 4)
|Did not start (crashed)|
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- March 71BM  (Wilson Southam): One of two red March 71BMs acquired by Wilson Southam for Canadian FB and believed to be the car raced by Southam. Southam's operation was bought by Ecurie Canada and its mechanic Tom Greatorex for 1972 and this is the car believed to have been updated to side-radiator 722 specification and rented by Ian Coristine that season. Coristine stayed with the team for 1972 but the car was put back to 71BM specification. Then to Mauro Lanaro for 1974 and retained for a total of four seasons in Canadian FB and F/Atlantic. Coristine recalls that this car destroyed in a transporter fire on its was to a race at Debert.
- Chevron B15b [B14] (Bill Eagles): 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.
- March 71BM  (Randy Fraser): Wilson Southam acquired two red March 71BMs for Canadian Formula B in 1971, one for Randy Fraser and one for himself. Fraser's was the first to appear, running as the #54 Tartan Fraser entry and is believed to have been 71BM-8. Probably the car driven by Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec) in 1972 and updated to 722 specification. Then believed to be the orange/dark green 71BM driven by Patricia Smith (Montréal, Quebec) in 1973 entered as #51 by P.S. Translations. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 71BM  (Ian Coristine): Gordie Dewar was appointed March importer into Canada for 1971 and his first purchase, chassis 71BM/1, went to Delta Racing Developments for Ian Coristine to race in the Players FB series. Coristine finished the season fifth in the red #50 March but crashed in practice for the final race, at Circuit Ste-Croix in October. The car went to Reg Scullion for 1972 and he started the season racing in Nationals in Texas before returning to Canada for the Players season. Run by Ecurie Canada and Tom Greatorex, Scullion ended the Canadian season in ninth place but then returned to the US to finish second in the SCCA Run-Offs. He retained the car for 1973 as a Scullion-Donolo Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown.
The 1971-1973 Canadian Formula B race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Canadian Motorsport Bulletin, results sheets where available and from information drawn from Canadian newspapers.
Individual sources for this event
The Montreal Gazette 11 Oct 1971 p20 and 13 Oct 1971 p16.