SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race
Edmonton, 1 Aug 1971
|1||Bert Hawthorne||Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford twin cam Hart
#70 [Fred Opert Racing]
|2||Allan Lader||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#75 ("new") Pacifico Inc (see note 1)
|3||Chuck Sarich||Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#57 Quicksilver Racing Ent. Inc.
|4||Jim Sarich||Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
|5||Raúl Pérez Gama||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#66 Fred Opert Racing
|6||Ron Householder||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#6 Automotive Racing Enterprises
|7||Peter W Nye||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam HRE
#35 Peter W. Nye (see note 2)
|8||Charlie Adams||Brabham BT21C [12?] - Ford twin cam
#64 (see note 3)
|9||Thomas E. Kornell||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#46 Racing Services
|10||Warren Flickinger||Chevron B18 [18.A.71.4?] - Ford twin cam Hart
#42 Warren A. Flickinger Ltd
|11||Dale Lang||March 71BM [11?] - Ford twin cam
#21 Dale W. Lang
|12||Syd Demovsky||Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
#11 Syd Demovsky Racing
|R||Ron Dykes||March 71BM - Ford twin cam
#98 CRW Racing
|R||Dick Doherty||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#88 Doherty Racing Enterprises (see note 4)
|R||Rudolfo Junco||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#80 Fred Opert Racing (see note 5)
|R||Pierre Phillips||Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
|R||Bill Gubelmann||March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam
#47 Southerly Motors Racing Corp.
|R||Jon Woodner||Excar - Ford twin cam
#7 Huffaker Engineering
|R||Bill Middleton||Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
|DSQ||Nick Craw||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#71 [Fred Opert Racing] (see note 6)
|DSQ||Freddy van Beuren||Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam Hart
#74 Fred Opert Racing
|DSQ||Bob Lazier||March 71BM [4?] - Ford twin cam
Robert T. Lazier
|DSQ||Jiro Yoneyama||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#76 Fred Opert Racing
|UNKE||Mike Eyerly||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
Bunny Ribbs Plbg. & Htg. (see note 7)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Steve Cole||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam CRW
#4 CRW Racing
|On entry list
|UNKE||Rocky Moran||Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#10 Rocky Moran
|On entry list|
|UNKE||George "Skipp" Walther||Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#23 Skipp Walther
|On entry list|
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|1||Bert Hawthorne||(FB) 1.6-litre Tui Mk1 ['AM1'] - Ford twin cam Hart||1.32.4|
|2||Nick Craw||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam||1.32.5|
|3||Allan Lader||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam||1.33.0|
|4||Bill Gubelmann||(FB) 1.6-litre March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam||1.33.3|
|5||Ron Dykes||(FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM - Ford twin cam||1.33.4|
|6||Freddy van Beuren||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam Hart||1.33.6|
|7||Rudolfo Junco||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1.34.2|
|8||Bob Lazier||(FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [4?] - Ford twin cam||1.34.3|
|9||Chuck Sarich||(FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam||1.34.5|
|10||Jon Woodner||(FB) 1.6-litre Excar - Ford twin cam||1.34.9|
|11||Peter W Nye||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam HRE||1.36.2|
|12||Raúl Pérez Gama||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1.36.3|
|13||Bill Middleton||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam||1.36.5|
|14||Pierre Phillips||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam||1.36.6|
|15||Jiro Yoneyama||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1.36.7|
|16||Thomas E. Kornell||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1.36.8|
|17||Syd Demovsky||(FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam||1.36.9|
|18||Ron Householder||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1.37.8|
|19||Charlie Adams||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C [12?] - Ford twin cam||1.37.8|
|20||Jim Sarich||(FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam||1.37.9|
|21||Dale Lang||(FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [11?] - Ford twin cam||1.39.9|
|22||Warren Flickinger||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.A.71.4?] - Ford twin cam Hart||1.40.4|
|23||Dick Doherty||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1.45.3|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT35  (Allan Lader): Bought by Allan Lader in 1971 to replace the Brabham BT29 he had wrecked at Mexico City in June. Entered by Pacifico Inc. (Gresham, OR) Based on an annotation in a rae program, this car is believed to be BT35-39 but a F3 car appeared in Germany in 1972 said to have the same chassis number. Presumably the Brabham BT35 entered by Pacifico for Frank Fitch at Riverside 24 Sep 1972 and, by extension, the Brabham raced by Fitch in other west coast events in 1972.
- Brabham BT29 (Peter W Nye): Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) raced a yellow #11 Brabham BT29 in Pro events in 1970. At the end of the year the car was sold via Joe Grimaldi (Race Shop) to Peter Nye (Ann Arbor, MI) who fitted it with a HRE twin cam and raced it in Pro events and in some SCCA events through 1971. At the end of that season he sold it less engine to Jim Lloyd (Indianapolis, IN) who converted it to Formula C and won the CenDiv FB title in 1972 and 1973. Lloyd retained the car and later restored it to Formula B specification for vintage racing.
- 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.
- Brabham BT29  (Dick Doherty): Bought new by Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) and raced in Formula B in the Pacific Northwest in 1970. Sold to Dick Doherty (Hollywood, CA) for Ron Dykes (Marina del Rey, CA) to race in early 1971 SoPac Div SCCA Nationals, where he was unbeatable in the category, and then by Doherty himself later in 1971 and in early 1972. Believed to have gone to Byron Hatten (Altadena, CA) na draced by him some time between mid-1972 and mid-1973 after which it was bought by Frank Monise Jr (Pasadena, CA). Monise raced it in 193/74 before crashing it heavily at Laguna Seca and wrecking the frame. He bought a second BT29 and eventually sold the remains of BT29-41 to Barry Blackmore (San Marino, CA) who had it rebuilt with a new frame fabricated by Wayne Mitchell and stamped 'W12191'. This rebuilt, rechassised car was sold to Australia and was with Mitch Evans (Auckland, NZ) by 2009.
- Brabham BT29 (Rudolfo Junco): After Rudolfo Junco's wrecked his usual Brabham BT29 in an accident in the warm up session at the FB race at Monterrey, Mexico, in June 1971, he was allocated another BT29 as part of the Fred Opert Racing operation. This #80 car was advertised by Opert later with mention that it was the car driven by Bill Brack at Mosport Park 19 Sep 1971. It was then sold and may be the #80 car owned by Bunny Ribbs and entered by his Bunny Ribbs Plumbing & Heating for Mike Eyerly and Jon Milledge in 1972. If so, it is chassis BT29-38.
- Brabham BT35  (Nick Craw): Chassis number given for Nick Craw's car in Autosport report of Arco Trophy race at Castle Combe, April 12, 1971, where the car debuts. [AS 15 Apr 1971 p20] Report says car is being taken over to North America, so presumably the BT35 used by Craw in races there in 1971, entered by Fred Opert.
- Brabham BT29  (Mike Eyerly): The early history of this car is unknown but it is believed to be the blue-and-red Brabham BT29 entered by Bunny Ribbs (San Jose, CA) for Mike Eyerly in FB in 1971 (#63) and 1972 (#80). Jon Milledge also drove Ribbs car at Brainerd in Sep 1972. Ribbs, father of future Trans-Am star Willy T. Ribbs, advertised the car at the end of 1972. The next owner is unknown but the car was quickly on to Skip Jones who remembers buying it in San Francisco and that Ribbs had previously been involved. Jones raced the car in Regional events in 1973, winning the 1973 ICSCC Formula B championship, and then sold it to Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who fitted a BDA for the 1974 season and raced it in SCCA Formula A and in Canadian Formula Atlantic. Jones believes that the car was sold and campaigned in eastern Canada with Kimberly Clark livery by Monique Proulx. Proulx drove Karlberg's March 712M in a Pro Atlantic race supporting the US GP at Watkins later that year so may have driven the older BT29 in local events.
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.