SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race
Mosport Park, 23 Aug 1969
|1||Skip Barber||Tecno 69/FB - Ford twin cam Hart
|2||Mike Eyerly||Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)
|3||Robs Lamplough||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
|4||Don Merriman||Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam
|5||Matt Spitzley||Brabham BT21B  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 2)
|6||Fred Opert||Brabham - Ford twin cam
|7||Al Justason||Brabham BT21  - Ford twin cam
|8||Wayne Kelly||Chevron B9 [B9/F3/7] - Ford twin cam
|9||Craig Hill||Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
(see note 3)
|11||Malcolm Starr||Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-9] - Ford twin cam
|12||Dick Smothers||Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam
|13||Oliver Grant||Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam
|15||Tom Spencer||Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
||16||retired - unknown|
|17||Howard Cazaly||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
|18||Steve Brownstein||Chevron B15B [FB-69-6?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 4)
|19||Jim Grob||Chevron B15B [FB-69-4?] - Ford twin cam
(see note 5)
|20||WP Fred Stevenson||Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-12] - Ford twin cam
(see note 6)
|21||Bruce Jensen||Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam
(see note 7)
|22||Earl Jones||Titan Mk3 - Ford twin cam
|23||Thomas Gelb||Chevron B14 [FB-68-8] - Ford twin cam
|24||Syd Demovsky||Chevron B15B [FB-69-3?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 8)
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT18 (Mike Eyerly): Mike Eyerly dominated the 1969 US Formula B series in his orange Brabham BT18. It was identified as a BT18 in the 1968 Run-Offs official results, by Autoweek at Sears Point 21 Jun 1969 and in the Seattle and Brainerd entry lists so it is assumed to be the same car all season.
- Brabham BT21B  (Matt Spitzley): Matt Spitzley ran a Brabham in SCCA Nationals and in the 'Pro' FB series in 1969. His car is identified in the July 1969 Seattle entry list as a yellow and red Brabham BT21 but has been identified by Ted Walker as the ex-Guthrie Tasman BT21B  (10 Tenths ref 1544290).
- Chevron (Warren Flickinger): Warren A. Flickinger II (Golden, CO) raced a Chevron in Formula B during 1969 and it has not yet been possible to identify the car with confidence. It is most likely to be a 1968 Chevron B9 Formula 3 car modified to take a Ford twin-cam and, according to Chevron historian Kevin Hodgkinson, the conversion of the car was done by Fred Opert. Opert imported at least two B9s at the end of 1968 and Flickinger's car is most likely to be the ex-Frank Lythgoe car that had been raced by Digby Martland and then Peter Gethin.
- Chevron B15B [FB-69-6?] (Steve Brownstein): Steven Brownstein (Hewlett, NY) had a blue Chevron B15B for 1969, the colour and late arrival suggesting that it was chassis 15B.69.6, a car originally intended for Steve Matchett. He raced in the Pro series but also took 25 pts in NEDiv FB racing. Brownstein retained the car for 1970.
- Chevron B15B [FB-69-4?] (Jim Grob): Jim Grob (Ft Lauderdale, FL but later Pompano Beach, CA) raced a Chevron B15B in Pro racing in 1969 and also scored 24 points in Northeast Division FB, representing Northern New Jersey Region. The car was red and white, implying it was chassis 15B.69.4. He retained the car for 1970 and again for 1971, then mainly focusing his efforts on SCCA Divisional racing, finishing second to Hugh Kleinpeter's sister car in 1970 and then winning the Division in 1971. He changed to a B20 for 1972.
- Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-12] (WP Fred Stevenson): Bought by Duchess Auto in 1969 for Fred Stevenson (Salisbury, CT) to race in US Formula B and entered by Stevenon's Lotus/East Inc operation. Sold at the end of the main season to his customer Bob Hebert (Monterey, MA) and driven by him at Sebring at the end of 1969 (according to Stevenson's recollection but not in reports) and then through the 1970 season. Hebert and Stevenson had new 69s for 1971 and the 59B may have returned to Stevenson and even been raced by him in some SCCA Nationals in 1971. Advertised by Lotus East in June 1972 where it was said to have been Stevenson's Bogotá car.
- 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 to F2 specification and used in US vintage racing.
- Chevron B15B [FB-69-3?] (Syd Demovsky): Chicago's Syd Demovsky bought a Chevron B15B for 1969, racing in Pro events and also in SCCA FB events, finishing fifth in CenDiv. The car was red and blue and raced as #11, Demovsky's usual number. After a couple of races of 1970, Demovsky replaced the Chevron with a Brabham BT29.
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.
1970 US FB results were compiled from Autoweek reports by Jim Thurman; 1971 results were transcribed from Autoweek by Allen Brown and 1972 results were compiled by Chris Townsend from an SCCA results publication.
The US Formula B series did not continue in 1973 but a race was organised in Caracas in March 1973 that fits here probably better than anywhere else, as do the occasional SCCA F/Atlantic and FB races in 1974 and 1975.
All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.