Mosport Continental

Mosport Park, 25 Aug 1968

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Lou Sell Eagle Mk 5 [501] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Wynn's Smothers Brothers Racing Team
48 1h 10m 05s
99.978 mph
$2100
2 George Wintersteen Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Wintersteen Racing Inc
48 1h 10m 29.5s
$1500
3 Kurt Reinold McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8
#57 Team Nappi
48
$1100
4 Bobby Brown Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Bob Brown
47
$900
5 Brian O'Neil Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8
#1 American Racing Motors
47
$700
6 John Gunn Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#39 Raceco Miami Inc.
46
$600
7 Jerry Hansen Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8
#44 Jerry Hansen
46
$500
8 Bill Brack (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#85 Hot Wheels Racing
45
$700
9 Mike Hiss Lola T140 [SL140/5?] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Abrasive Alloy Racing
44
$550
10 Joe Grimaldi (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 [FB-68-13?] - Ford twin cam
#72 (see note 1)
44
$400
11 Brian Robertson (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam
#35 Brian Robertson (see note 2)
44
$250
12 Steve Durst Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
#6 Teleflex Inc.
44
$100
13 Henry Candler Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
#40 Hank Candler
44
$100
14 Chuck Dietrich (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-27B] - Ford twin cam
#31 Amey Dietrich Racing (see note 3)
43
$200
15 Charlie Adams (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C [12?] - Ford twin cam
#64 C. W. Adams Racing (see note 4)
43
$50
16 Carson Baird (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam
#81 (see note 5)
41
$50
17 Martin Sellers (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-26B?] - Ford twin cam
#30 Amey Dietrich Racing (see note 6)
41
$50
18 WP Fred Stevenson (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C [41-FL-44] - Ford twin cam
#93 W. P. Fred Stevenson
40
$50
19 Gregg Brumm (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
#32 Hogan Motor Leasing
38
$50
20 Jacques Couture (FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/34] - Ford twin cam
#10 Jacques Couture
37
$50
21 Wayne T Mitchell (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford
#84 Wayne Mitchell
30
 
22 Fred Opert (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [4] - Ford twin cam
#73 Fred Opert (see note 7)
33 retired - unknown  
23 Brian Follon (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam
#25 Frontier Oil Co.
27 left rear suspension collapse, accident  
24 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro Mk 4 - Ford twin cam
#21 Stebro
19 blown engine  
25 Ted A. Clark (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford twin cam Cosworth Mk 13
#56 Team Nappi (see note 8)
17 transmission  
26 Brett Lunger Caldwell D8B - Chevrolet V8
#2 Autodynamic
15 blown head gasket  
27 Jack Eiteljorg Eisert 68 - Chevrolet V8
#7
7 retired - unknown  
28 Fritz Hochreuter (FB) 1.6-litre Gold Star - Ford twin cam
#110 Fritz Hochreuter
6 gas leak  
29 Sam Posey LeGrand Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#83
2 broken wheel hub (withdrew)  
30 Al Pease (F1) 2.7-litre Eagle T1F [101] - Climax FPF 4
#69 Castrol Racing Team
1 clutch  
UNK Richard Negley (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#74 R. B. Negley
transmission  
UNKP George Alderman Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
#24
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Charlie Laugesen (FB) 1.6-litre Conrero - Ford twin cam
#159
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP André Leclaire (FB) 1.6-litre Moleba - Alfa Romeo
#212 Andre Leclaire
Unknown (practiced)
UNKE Mak Kronn McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8
#4 Ike Uihlen
On entry list
UNKE Stew McMillen Eisert 65 - Chevrolet V8
#5 Stew McMillan
On entry list
UNKE Dick Smothers (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [4] - Ford twin cam
#9 Wynn's Smothers Brothers Racing Team
(see note 9)
On entry list
UNKE Bud Morley McLaren M1B/FA [30-05] - Chevrolet V8
#14 Bud Morley
On entry list
UNKE Frank Opalka McKee - Chevrolet V8
#16 Frank Opalka
On entry list
UNKE Don Merriman (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#22 D. G. Merriman
On entry list
UNKE David Pabst Lola T140 [SL140/12] - Chevrolet V8
#42 Blue Ribbon Racing
On entry list
UNKE Fred Ashplant (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#47 Fred Ashplant (see note 10)
On entry list
UNKE Brian McDonald (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#51 Brian MacDonald
On entry list
UNKE Pete Helferich Lola T140 [SL140/11] - Chevrolet V8
#55 Peter Helfrich
On entry list
UNKE Peter Rehl (FB) 1.6-litre Cooper T88 [FC-1-68?] - Ford twin cam
#71 Peter Rehl (see note 11)
On entry list
UNKE Pete Botsford LeGrand Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#83 Peter Botsford
On entry list
UNKE Max Castleberg (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper - Ford
#86 Max Castleberg
On entry list
UNKE Bill Gubelmann (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam
#87 Bill Gubelmann (see note 12)
On entry list
("BT21" assumed to journalist typo)
UNKE John Jachtschute (FB) 1.6-litre Kelly 1968 - Porsche
#92 York Volkswagen Ltd.
On entry list
UNKE John R Babchek (FB) 1.6-litre Cooper T76 - Ford twin cam
#130 John R. Babchek (see note 13)
On entry list
UNKE Hugh PK Dibley (FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann - Ford twin cam
H. P. K. "Hugh" Dibley
On entry list
UNKE Eligio Siconolfi (FC) Manic-Grac
Ecurie Manic
On entry list
UNKE Gérard Sellier (FC) Manic-Grac
Ecurie Manic
On entry list
DNA Jerry Entin LeGrand Mk 7A [002] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Entin Brothers Racing
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Sam Posey (F5000) 5-litre LeGrand Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.0s
2 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.3s
3 Lou Sell (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [501] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.8s
4 George Wintersteen (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [502] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.5s
5 John Gunn (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.7s
6 Brian O'Neil (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/13] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.5s
7 Kurt Reinold (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 8 - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.0s
8 Bobby Brown (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.4s
9 Brett Lunger (F5000) 5-litre Caldwell D8B - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.5s
10 Henry Candler (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.5s
11 WP Fred Stevenson (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C [41-FL-44] - Ford twin cam 1m 30.4s
12 Jack Eiteljorg (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 68 - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.0s
13 Bill Brack (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 1m 32.4s
14 Carson Baird (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam 1m 33.5s
15 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro Mk 4 - Ford twin cam 1m 33.8s
16 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8 1m 34.3s
17 Richard Negley (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam 1m 35.5s
18 Jacques Couture (FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/34] - Ford twin cam 1m 35.9s
19 Joe Grimaldi (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 [FB-68-13?] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.1s
20 Brian Robertson (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam 1m 36.3s
21 Charlie Adams (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C [12?] - Ford twin cam 1m 36.8s
22 Wayne T Mitchell (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford 1m 36.9s
23 Fred Opert (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21A [4] - Ford twin cam 1m 37.0s
24 Brian Follon (FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam 1m 38.3s
25 Gregg Brumm (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM 1m 39.2s
26 Martin Sellers (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-26B?] - Ford twin cam 1m 39.4s
27 André Leclaire * (FB) 1.6-litre Moleba - Alfa Romeo 1m 39.9s
28 Ted A. Clark (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford twin cam Cosworth Mk 13 1m 43.6s
29 George Alderman * (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8 1m 47.5s
30 Fritz Hochreuter (FB) 1.6-litre Gold Star - Ford twin cam 1m 51.5s
31 Chuck Dietrich (FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4B [200-27B] - Ford twin cam 2m 02.0s
32 Charlie Laugesen * (FB) 1.6-litre Conrero - Ford twin cam 2m 11.0s
- Mike Hiss (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/5?] - Chevrolet V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B14 [FB-68-13?] (Joe Grimaldi): Joe Grimaldi acquired one of four late 1968 Chevrons to arrive in the US. At least three of these were described by Chevron as B14s, including Grimaldi's. He debuted the car at Mosport Park in Aug 1968 and raced it twice more in Pro events. Grimaldi reappeared in August 1969 with what was reported to be a Chevron B15B which he raced three more times. Larry Wright then acquired a Chevron from Grimaldi for the 1970 season which was described to him as a B15 but when Wright advertised the car in 1971, he called it a "late-1968 Chevron FB" which identifies it as a B14. Wright traded the Chevron to Charlie Hayes in May 1971 for a new Brabham BT29.
  2. McLaren M4B (Brian Robertson): Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) bought a McLaren M4A for 1968 and raced it in both the US SCCA Pro series and in local Canadian races, generally as #35 and with support from Indusmat Inc. He reappeared with the car in July and August 1969 before replacing it with a new Brabham BT29. To Kris Harrison (Montréal, Quebec) for a handful of events in September 1970 at Trois-Rivières and Mont-Tremblant. Harrison would later found Ecurie Canada, the team that launched Gilles Villeneuve's career. Subsequent history of the McLaren unknown
  3. McLaren M4B [200-27B] (Chuck Dietrich): For Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) in Formula B in 1968, replacing the similar 200-10B that he had raced in 1967. Subsequent history unknown but, based on the geography, quite possibly the car of Dick Drexler (Pewaukee, WI) in Formula B from 1969 to 1975. Then unknown until bought from Joe Zuniga (St. Paul, Minnesota) by James Harayda (Bloomington, Minnesota) in April 1978 as a FB car. Harayda raced it in FB in 1978 then converted it to FC for 1979. Traded to Scott Livingston (St Louis, MO) in 1980 then on to Jon Rhodes (Webster Grove, MO) 1981 who converted it to CSR with an Alfa engine and qualified for the Run-Offs in 1982. Sold to Scott Holman (Frederick, MD) July 1983 and continued in CSR until 1989 when sold to Henry Alexander and Wes McNay. Restored as a McLaren M4A and sold to Harry Mathews (Arvada, CO) March 1996 for his Mathews Collection of McLarens. Sold to Shigeru Motohashi (Japan) 2004 and raced in the Japanese Interclub Historic Car event at Tsukuba in 2009.
  4. Brabham BT21C [12?] (Charlie Adams): Charlie Adams (Charles W Adams) was a regular in Formula B from 1965 to 1971. He had a BT18 in 1967 but from 1968 to 1971, his car is often referred to as a BT21C. It is assumed he had the same car through this period, starting at Elkhart Lake July 1968 but quite possibly earlier.
  5. Brabham BT16 (Carson Baird): Carson Baird (Birmingham, AL or Beltsville, MD) drove a Brabham in Formula B in 1968, racing in three Pro events and also scoring 15 pts in NEDiv Nationals. His car was identified at Mosport Park 25 Aug 1968 as a BT18 but when he traded the car to Fred Opert for a new Chevron, Opert described it as a 1965 F2/FB, indicating a BT16. He entered a Chevron for the Run-Offs but did not start and evidently gave up on the car as he was in a Brabham again at the start of the 1969 season. He upgraded to a Winkelmann WDB2 mid-season. Nothing more is known about the Brabham.
  6. McLaren M4B [200-26B?] (Martin Sellers): Sold to Martin Sellers (Columbus, OH) for Formula B in 1968. The sale was arranged by Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) who had run a M4A in 1967 and was now buying a new car for himself as well. Dietrich and Sellers ran together as a team in 1968. Retained by Sellers for 1969 but he had engine troubles through that season and after that only raced the car rarely. In the 1990s, he brought the car out again for historic racing and ran at Sears Point with the SCCA in 1997. More recently a member of the CSRG. Chassis 200-26 is a very rare 1960s racing car that has only had one owner from new.
  7. Brabham BT21A [4] (Fred Opert): Sold new to Lou Sell (Fullerton, CA) for US Formula B in 1967 (three Pro races only), then to his backer Dick Smothers (Woodland Hills, CA) for 1968, although Sell also raced it in one SoPac National early that year. To Fred Opert late 1968 in part-exchange for a new Chevron and from him on to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for 1969. Duclos believes he returned it to Opert at the end of 1969 when he acquired his new BT29 and it next turns up in 1971 with John Sorbello (Lafayette, MA) who widened the cockpit section into a two-seater and added a Chevron B16 body. Later to John Kauffman thought he had bought a Chevron and then to Joe Maria in the early 1990s. It was restored by David Irwin to BT21A spec and was still with Maria in 2007.
  8. Brabham BT15 (Ted A. Clark): Ted Clark (DeKalb, IL) raced a Brabham BT15 in Formula B in 1968, equipped with a Cosworth Mk 13 engine and running as #56 and typically entered by Team Nappi of Rockford, Illinois. Clark advertised the car in April 1969, saying that it had a Hewland 5-speed gearbox and 7" and 9" wheels. Nothing more known.
  9. Brabham BT21A [4] (Dick Smothers): Sold new to Lou Sell (Fullerton, CA) for US Formula B in 1967 (three Pro races only), then to his backer Dick Smothers (Woodland Hills, CA) for 1968, although Sell also raced it in one SoPac National early that year. To Fred Opert late 1968 in part-exchange for a new Chevron and from him on to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for 1969. Duclos believes he returned it to Opert at the end of 1969 when he acquired his new BT29 and it next turns up in 1971 with John Sorbello (Lafayette, MA) who widened the cockpit section into a two-seater and added a Chevron B16 body. Later to John Kauffman thought he had bought a Chevron and then to Joe Maria in the early 1990s. It was restored by David Irwin to BT21A spec and was still with Maria in 2007.
  10. Brabham BT21 (Fred Ashplant): Raced by Fred Ashplant (Franklin Lakes, NJ) in 1967, winning the Pro race at Mont-Tremblant and finishing third in the NEDiv FB title. Retained for 1968 but used much less that season. In 1969, Ashplant ordered a Brabham BT29 and sold the BT21A to Pete LoBianco (York, PA). However, the BT21A was in Fred Opert's stock during the summer of 1969 and as the car had last been raced as #47, it seems likely that this was the #47 FB Brabham that Opert raced a couple of times before his BT29 arrived.
  11. Cooper T88 [FC-1-68?] (Peter Rehl): One of the very last Coopers built was a Formula C car for faithful US customer Peter Rehl (Easton, CT). This T88 was equipped with a 1-litre BRM engine according to Cooper records and Rehl scored 51 points in NEDiv Formula C, finishing narrowly second to Bull Rutan's Brabham. However, the car also raced as a Formula B car with a standard Ford twin cam and Rahel managed to finish fourth in FB as well, qualifying for the Run-Offs and finishing third at Riverside as a FB. Rehl bought a new Formula A Cooper T90 for 1969 but the fate of the T88 is unknown.
  12. Brabham BT23F [1] (Bill Gubelmann): Sold to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and fitted with a Vegantune Ford twin cam engine for SCCA 'Pro' and NEDiv Formula B. Raced through 1968 and retained for a couple of races in 1969 as Gubelmann's BT29 was late arriving. Sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) who used it in both the Canadian and US Pro series in 1970 and again in the Canadian FB series in 1971. Sold to Michael Houselander who appeared at two Canadian national events in 1972, Later sold to ‘Dino Delousis’ who fitted a turbocharged 2-litre Ford Pinto engine for libre events but found the car to be undrivable and stored it from about 1974 to 2004 when sold to Dave Darrow (Mississauga, Ontario) and fully restored. Retained until 2007 when sold via race-cars.com to Murray Bryden (Melbourne, Australia). Sold to David Kloster (Kinglake, Victoria) September 2011.
  13. Cooper T76 (John R Babchek): John R. Babchek (Romulus, MI) raced a Cooper T76 in Formula B from 1968 to 1970. He advertised the car in June 1970 as an "ex-Surtees team car" with Vegantune engine. Surtees hadn't raced a T76 but he had a raced a F2 T75-BRM for Tyrrell Racing Organisation a couple of times in 1965. Maybe Babchek had a T75. Subsequent history unknown.

Sources

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' orginal results.

1968 US information has been taken from SCCA results sheets with additional information from Autoweek race reports and from some entry lists. Thanks to David McKinney and Wolfgang Klopfer for providing these. Identifying the classes and model of some entries has proved very difficult so all new information would be welcomed.

1969-1971 US information has been collated by Chris Townsend using Autoweek reports. All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome.

1972-1976 US information was originally collated by Wolfgang Klopfer, converted to database format by Dawn Harrison and checked by Jim Thurman and Don Capps. Wolfgang's main sources are Autoweek and individual SCCA results bulletins but Autosport, Autocourse and Road Racing Annual have also been consulted.

US SCCA Run-Offs, Nationals and Regionals results were collated by Wolfgang Klopfer from Autoweek reports. These reports were usually very brief so the information on the majority of races is limited just to the identity of the FA class winner.

Some race programs have also been used for entry lists and other information. My thanks to Richard Coe for the generous contributions from his collection.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.