SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race
Lime Rock, 4 Jul 1972
|1||Bobby Brown||Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam
|2||Chuck Sarich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
|3||Tom Outcault||March 722 - Ford twin cam
|4||David McConnell||GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam
#86 DWM Racing
|5||Paul Keeler||March 722  - Ford twin cam
|6||Mike Rand||March 71BM  - Ford twin cam
|7||Ken Duclos||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
KayDee Auto (see note 1)
|8||Hugh "Wink" Bancroft||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#82 Bancroft Motorsport
|9||Hiroshi Shimizu||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
|10||Nick Craw||Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam
Fred Opert Racing
|11||Bill Middleton||Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
|12||Carl Liebich||Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
Fred Opert Racing
|13||Nick Cook||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
Fred Opert Racing (see note 2)
|14||Peter Knoll||Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam
Fred Opert Racing
|15||Charles "Chuck" Hansen||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
|16||Jim Sarich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
|17||Dick Doherty||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#88 Doherty Racing
|18||Bob Lazier||March 722 [16b] - Ford twin cam
||15||Half shaft|| |
|19||Bob Hebert||Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
||14||Gear linkage|| |
|20||Syd Demovsky||Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
|21||Joe Grimaldi||March 722 - Ford twin cam
Raceshop (see note 3)
|22||Ted Coconis||Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|1||Bobby Brown||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam||0.52.1|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT29  (Ken Duclos): Fred Ashplant (Franklin Lakes, NJ) ordered a Brabham BT29 for 1969 but the car was not delivered until August and Ashplant had moved on to other projects. The car was not used during 1969 and was still in its crate when sold to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for use in NEDiv Formula B. Duclos won the title with a massive 48 pts from the similar BT29 of Bob Welch. After a quiet season with the black BT29 in 1971 he reclaimed his title in 1972, beating the newer March of Michael Rand. He bought a new Brabham BT40 for 1973. It has proved very difficult to ascertain exactly what happened to BT29-2 after Duclos's ownership as it becomes confused with the remains of BT29-8 and BT29-46, both of which had been crashed. The car that emerged from this bearing a plate BT29-2 was owned by Joe Blacker (Columbia, MD) in 2009.
- Brabham BT35  (Nick Cook): Chassis number given for Nick Cook's car in Autosport report of Arco Trophy race at Castle Combe, April 12, 1971, where the car debuts [AS 15 Apr 1971 p20]. Chassis number observed by Adam Ferrington on Cook's car at Oulton Park, 18 Mar 1972. Does not appear in the UK after the end of April and probably the car taken by Cook to the USA to use in the SCCA series. Used by Rob Turnbull in hillclimbs in 1974 and then sold to Andrew Fraser in 1975.
- March 722 (Joe Grimaldi): Joe Grimaldi (Midland Park, NJ) of Race Shop Inc raced a new March 722 in three Pro races in 1972 and a further one in 1973. This would have been a new car but nothing is currently known of the car's fate.
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.