Players (Canadian) Formula B Series Race
Mosport Park, 15 Oct 1972
|1||Brian Robertson||Chevron B20 [20.72.05] - Ford twin cam Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing (see note 1)
|2||Craig Hill||Lotus 69 [71/69.5.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#4 Fother-Hill Limited/Castrol Kleen-Flo Special
|3||Ric Forest||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#56 Ric Forest Racing
|4||David McConnell||GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam
#86 DWM Racing
|5||Ian Coristine||March 722 [71BM-10?] - Ford twin cam Greatorex
#50 J.P. Seitz (see note 2)
|6||Al Justason||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#32 Alistair Justason
|7||Reg Scullion||March 71BM  - Ford twin cam Greatorex
#95 Ecurie Canada Racing (see note 3)
|8||Barry Fox||Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam
#22 Barry Fox/Astroshield
|9||Ted Coconis||Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam
#88 T/C Racing Inc.
|10||Wayne Ricciardi||March 722 - Ford twin cam
|11||Roy Folland||March 722  - Ford twin cam
#6 Roy Folland
|12||Gilles Léger||March 722 [71BM-8?] - Ford twin cam
#72 Gilles-Leger Auto (see note 4)
|13||Max Nerrière||Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#42 Max Nerriere
|14||Ken Huband||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#15 Huband Racing/Permatex Special
(see note 5)
|15||Eligio Siconolfi||Brabham BT38B  - Ford twin cam
#35 Downtown Datsun [Mtl.] Ltd
|16||Bill Eagles||Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart
#46 Tex-Made Racing Team
|R||Bruce Jensen||Chevron B17b [17B.70.04?] - Ford twin cam
#41 Jenmac Racing
|R||Jim Sarich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#76 Quicksilver Racing
|R||John Powell||Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#30 John Powell (see note 6)
|R||Bill Brack||Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam Hart
#74 Bill Brack Racing Ent. (see note 7)
|R||Bill Hallandal||Lotus 41C [41C-FL-35] - Ford twin cam
#11 Bill Hallandal Racing Ent.
|R||Brian Pegg||Hawke DL6B - Ford twin cam
#43 Brian Pegg
|R||Chuck Sarich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#57 Quicksilver Racing
|DNS||Derek Johnson||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#36 Derek Johnson (see note 8)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Gordon Green||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#10 Ecurie Portland
|Did not start|
|DNA||Don Mason||Hawke DL6B - Ford twin cam
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Bill O'Connor||Chevron B15b - Ford twin cam
#25 Bill O'Connor Racing (see note 9)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Roger Seacrist||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#29 Seacrist Racing (see note 10)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Bob Criss||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam CRW
#64 (see note 11)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Tom Haubert||Chinook - Ford twin cam
#75 Tom Haubert Racing
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Hugh "Wink" Bancroft||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#82 Bancroft Motorsport
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|1||Ric Forest||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam||1.23.5|
|2||Bill Brack||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam Hart||1.24.2|
|3||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.5.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart||1.24.3|
|4||David McConnell||(FB) 1.6-litre GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam|
|5||Brian Robertson||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [20.72.05] - Ford twin cam Hart|
|6||John Powell||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart|
|7||Jim Sarich||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|8||Ian Coristine||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [71BM-10?] - Ford twin cam Greatorex|
|9||Barry Fox||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam|
|10||Al Justason||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam|
|11||Chuck Sarich||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|12||Ted Coconis||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam|
|13||Roy Folland||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford twin cam|
|14||Derek Johnson *||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam|
|15||Gilles Léger||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [71BM-8?] - Ford twin cam|
|16||Bill Eagles||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart|
|17||Wayne Ricciardi||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|18||Bill Hallandal||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C [41C-FL-35] - Ford twin cam|
|19||Ken Huband||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam|
|20||Bruce Jensen||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b [17B.70.04?] - Ford twin cam|
|21||Eligio Siconolfi||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B  - Ford twin cam|
|22||Max Nerrière||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam|
|23||Brian Pegg||(FB) 1.6-litre Hawke DL6B - Ford twin cam|
|24||Gordon Green *||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam|
|25||Reg Scullion||(FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM  - Ford twin cam Greatorex|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B20 [20.72.05] (Brian Robertson): Sold via Fred Opert and entered for Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario, Canada) in Formula B in 1972. To Ferguson/Wilson Racing Team for 1973 and raced by former Miss Canada pageant finalist Linda Wilson in Canadian Formula B. Not seen in 1974, when "former male model" Peter Ferguson raced the team's other car in Formula Atlantic. Advertised by Fred Opert in June 1975, suggesting it had returned to Opert in part exchange for Ferguson's new Chevron B29. Subsequent history unknown but reported to have been the orange B20 racing in US vintage racing by Ed Swart from 1989 to 1993.
- March 722 [71BM-10?] (Ian Coristine): Wilson Southam's operation was bought by Ecurie Canada and its mechanic Tom Greatorex for 1972 and one of the 71BMs was updated to side-radiator 722 specification and rented by Ian Coristine that season. Coristine stayed with the team for 1973 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 was destroyed in a transporter fire on its way to a race at Debert.
- March 71BM  (Reg Scullion): 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 (Montréal, Quebec) 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 (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Montréal, Quebec) 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, and it was raced by partner Louis "Lou" Donolo once or twice. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 722 [71BM-8?] (Gilles Léger): A March 71BM acquired 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.
- Brabham BT29  (Ken Huband): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario) ran a red/black #15 Brabham BT29 in Canadian and US Formula B in 1970, first appearing at Mont-Tremblant 24 May 1970. He retained the car in 1971 and in 1972. Huband advertised the BT29 in CP&A 21 Oct 1972 as "Brabham BT29/34", implying it was chassis 34. Several BT29 owners had mentioned the chassis numbers of the cars in adverts, presumably to emphasise the newer cars. Peter Nye arranged the sale of the car to Bill Wolfe, a dentist in Austin, Texas, but Wolfe later pulled out of a deal with Nye to assemble the car for him. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (John Powell): A new car built for Brian Redman after he wrecked the development B18 while testing in South Africa. Fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC engine and raced by Redman in two races in South Africa in January 1971. This car returned to Bolton and became the works entry in F2 for Chris Craft during the 1971 F2 season. It was then sold to Canadian John Powell and rebuilt to Formula B specification. Powell raced it in the Brands Hatch Boxing Day meeting at the end of 1971 and then loaned it to Brian Robertson to race in the two Bogotá FB races in February and March 1972. Raced by Powell (Ottawa, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series in 1972, Sold to Paul Wheatley (Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the Canadian series in 1973. Appeared on a couple of early-1974 entry lists but not seen again.
- Chevron B18 (Bill Brack): Freddy van Beuren (Estad de Mexico, Mexico) raced a orange/yellow Chevron B18 as part of the Fred Opert team in Formula B in 1971. Retained by van Beuren for 1972. Taken over by Bill Brack for two late-season races. Probably the car raced by Bobby Dennett at Caracas in March 1973. Advertised by Opert in February 1973. .Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT29 (Derek Johnson): Derek Johnson (Montreal, Quebec) bought a Brabham BT29 for the 1972 season as part of his comeback after injury. The origins of the car are not known but The Montreal Gazette quoted his chief crew Bob Beale saying that nobody had driven it for a year, suggesting it might be the ex-Randy Fraser. Johnson bought the car the Friday before the opening race at Sanair and it was rented by Ian Coristine for that race after his new March 722 could not be redied in time.
- Chevron B15b (Bill O'Connor): Bill O'Connor (Chicago, IL/Highland Pk, IL) raced a blue/orange/yellow Chevron B15b in SCCA Formula B in the fall of 1972. He scored 13 points in Central Division FB and also entered several Pro races in the fall, but failed to start any, the closest being when he retired on the pace lap at Road America. O'Connor then acquired a Brabham BT38 for 1973 so the Chevron may have been traded back to Fred Opert. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT29  (Roger Seacrist): Cliff Phillips (Palos Park, IL) acquired a red Brabham BT29 for 1970 but his first known appearance wasn't until Road America 18 Jul 1970 where he recorded 41st fastest time. The car appeared on several more entry lists later in the season but Phillips started to advertise the car from early September onwards. Still being advertised in July 1971. The car is then unknown until mid-1972 when it has been identified (with chassis number and AM number) as the car driven by Roger Seacrist (Chicago, IL). Retained by Seacrist for 1973 but then unknown until acquired by Gary Dausch some time before Apr 1987. To Dave Vegher and raced once at Palm Springs then to Tony Podell (Rolling Hills, CA), then Randall Smith (Petaluna, CA) and retained 2012.
- Brabham BT29 (Bob Criss): In 1972, Stephen M. Cole (Orange, CA) entered a Brabham BT29 in Pro Formula B races for Bob Criss (originally from Terre Haute, IN, but by 1972 of Newport Beach, CA). The car was blue and wore #64 when raced by Criss. Cole himself also raced in Nationals and is thought to have been racing the same car at Riverside in May 1972. Criss signed with Mary & Tom Page's Page Racing for Indy racing in 1973 but was killed in a testing session in April 1973. Criss was Robert Dale Criss, born 1938, and should not be confused with the Bob Criss from Bethel Park, PA, who drove an Austin-Healey Sprite in SCCA racing as a member of Steel Cities Region at about this time. Nothing more is known of the Brabham.
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.
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.
All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.