Glen Formula B Race
Watkins Glen, 13 Aug 1972
|1||Jim Sarich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#56 Quicksilver Racing Enterprises, Inc., Rockville, Md
|2||Chuck Sarich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#57 Quicksilver Racing Enterprises, Inc., Rockville, Md
|24||0.46.57.054 [and 1 foot]
|3||Bob Hebert||Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
#9 JC Competition Engineering, Southington, Conn
|4||Tom Outcault||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#3 TROCO Racing, Cranford, NJ
|5||John Powell||Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#17 Fred Opert Racing, Upper Saddle River, NJ
(see note 1)
|6||Chuck Dietrich||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#31 Dietrich Motors, Inc., Sandusky, Ohio
|7||Bill Middleton||Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam
#81 William Middleton MD (see note 2)
|8||Ken Duclos||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#84 KayDee Auto (see note 3)
|9||Syd Demovsky||Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
#11 Demovsky Racing, Chicago, Ill
(see note 4)
|10||Jim Grob||Chevron B20 [71-1] - Ford twin cam
#77 Grob Racing (see note 5)
|11||Carl Liebich||Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
#79 Fred Opert Racing (see note 6)
|12||Seb Barone||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#28 JC Competition Engineering
|13||Roy Folland||March 722  - Ford twin cam
#6 Ray Folland
|14||Bob Lazier||March 722 - Ford twin cam
|15||Dale Lang||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#21 RaceShop Inc, Midland Park, N.J.
|16||Frank Simpson||March 705 - Ford twin cam
#0 BobKat Racing, Washington, DC
(see note 7)
|17||Charles "Chuck" Hansen||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#75 Charles Hansen (see note 8)
|18||Philip Geraldi||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#91 Philip Geraldi, Valley Stream, NY
(see note 9)
|19||Hugh "Wink" Bancroft||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#82 Bancroft Motorsport, Anaheim, Calif
|20||Thomas C. Jones||Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam
#96 Tom Jones Racing Enterprises, Euclid, Ohio
(see note 10)
|22||James King||March 71BM [4?] - Ford twin cam
#22 James King Racing Ltd, St Louis, Mo
|23||Reg Scullion||March 71BM  - Ford twin cam
Ecurie Canada (see note 11)
|24||David McConnell||GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam
#86 DWM Racing Ltd, Quebec, Canada
|25||Peter W Nye||March 712M - Ford twin cam
(see note 12)
|4||Fuel injection|| |
|26||Ted Coconis||Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam
#68 T/C Racing
|27||Hiroshi Shimizu||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#12 Hiroshi Shimizu, c/o John Ward, Maynard, Mass
|28||Peter Knoll||Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam
Fred Opert Racing
|29||Mike Rand||March 722 [71BM-15] - Ford twin cam
#37 Analube/Michael Rand Racing
|R||Bobby Brown||Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam
#72 Bob Brown Racing, Hicksville, NY
(see note 13)
|DNS||William Kautz||March 722 - Ford twin cam
#70 Kautz Farm Racing, Geneva, Ill
(see note 14)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Paul Keeler||March 722  - Ford twin cam
#38 Autolube/Gracie Racing Enterprise, Ltd., Greenwich, Conn.
|Did not start|
|DNS||Chuck Wannemacher||Lola T240 [HU8] - Ford twin cam
#47 Chuck Wannemacher, Ottoville, Ohio
(see note 15)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Vincent Dileo||Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#10 Century Racing Partners (see note 16)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Olney "Bill" Mairs||March 722 - Ford twin cam
(see note 17)
|Did not start|
|UNKE||Ted Thomas||March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
#1 Tebar Racing, Bethel Park, Pa.
(see note 18)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Allan Lader||March 722  - Ford twin cam Hart
#2 Pacifico Inc, Gresham, Oregon
(see note 19)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Nick Cook||Brabham BT35  - Ford twin cam
#7 Fred Opert Racing, Upper Saddle River, NJ
(see note 20)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||John Angus||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#16 John Angus, Marina Del Ray, Calif.
(see note 21)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||George Faraghan||Crosslé 12F - Ford twin cam
#24 George Faraghan
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Frank Del Vecchio||March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam
#39 Autolube/Gracie Racing Enterprise, Ltd., Greenwich, Conn.
(see note 22)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Mario Pistritto||March 705 - Ford twin cam
#55 L 2 P Enterprises, Hartford, Conn.
(see note 23)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Tom Fraser||Lola T242 [HU16] - Ford twin cam Hart
#60 Tom Frazer Racing, Atlanta, GA
(see note 24)
|On entry list|
|UNKE||Turner Woodard||Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#76 Motor Sport Associates, Cicero, Ind.
|On entry list|
|UNKE||William Prout Jr||March 705  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#94 BIPRO Promotions, Ivoryton, Conn.
|On entry list|
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|1||David McConnell||(FB) 1.6-litre GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam|
|2||William Kautz *||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|3||Jim Sarich||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|4||Chuck Sarich||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|5||Bob Lazier||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|6||Bob Hebert||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam|
|7||Tom Outcault||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|8||Bobby Brown||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam|
|9||James King||(FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [4?] - Ford twin cam|
|10||Chuck Dietrich||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|11||Ken Duclos||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam|
|12||Paul Keeler *||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford twin cam|
|13||Hugh "Wink" Bancroft||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|14||Jim Grob||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [71-1] - Ford twin cam|
|15||Carl Liebich||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam|
|16||Reg Scullion||(FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM  - Ford twin cam|
|17||Bill Middleton||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam|
|18||Syd Demovsky||(FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam|
|19||John Powell||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart|
|20||Ted Coconis||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam|
|21||Chuck Wannemacher *||(FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 [HU8] - Ford twin cam|
|22||Hiroshi Shimizu||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam|
|23||Seb Barone||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|24||Peter Knoll||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam|
|25||Roy Folland||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722  - Ford twin cam|
|26||Dale Lang||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|27||Philip Geraldi||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam|
|28||Frank Simpson||(FB) 1.6-litre March 705 - Ford twin cam|
|29||Vincent Dileo *||(FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam|
|30||Peter W Nye||(FB) 1.6-litre March 712M - Ford twin cam|
|31||Charles "Chuck" Hansen||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam|
|32||Thomas C. Jones||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam|
|33||Olney "Bill" Mairs *||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam|
|34||Mike Rand||(FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [71BM-15] - Ford twin cam|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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.
- Brabham BT38B (Bill Middleton): Sold new to Bill Middleton (Newport Beach, CA) and raced in the 1972 SCCA Formula B series. Also raced in SCCA Nationals and at the Run-Offs. Retained for 1973 and run in Nationals, winning at Holtville in March. Retained again for the early 1974 Nationals and then said to have been seized by the sheriff at the Phoenix National for unpaid alimony. Next seen in May 1975 when Pete Halsmer (Huntington Beach, CA) raced "the ex-Middleton Brabham BT-38" in Formula B. Raced by Halsmer for three seasons, during which time it was extensively modified by Halsmer. Halsmer won the Laguna Seca June Sprints in the BT38 in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
- 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 and won the divisional title again that season. The BT29 went in part exchange to Fred Opert and from him to Peter Gates (Wilmington, DE) who ran it in NEDiv FB for three more seasons. After him it went to Ken Valan then to John Galson and was then sold to the MidWest where it was expected to be converted into a sports racer. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T240 [HU4] (Syd Demovsky): New to Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) and his red #11 Demovsky Racing Lola T240 in the 1971 Pro FB series. Retained for 1972 and again did a full season, still red and still using #11. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this chassis number raced by Bob Juggins in 1996/97.
- Chevron B20 [71-1] (Jim Grob): The prototype Chevron B20 was completed in Formula B specification delivered to Jim Grob (Ft Lauderdale, FL) in time for the 1971 Run-Offs. Grob then raced the orange car at the Bogotá races in early 1972 and then in Southeast Div and Pro FB in 1972. He retained the car for 1973 and 1974, racing it in a total of four Run-Offs, before selling it to Peter Symonds (Rowley, MA) for the 1975 season. Symonds only raced it four times: two SCCA Regionals in 1975 and another two in 1976. Symonds advertised it in 1977. Its next owner was Jack Van Dell who raced it in Regionals in 1985. It was sold to Pierre Haverland (Belgium) in 1988 and then to Nelson Todd (Belfast, Northern Ireland) in 2000. To Laurent Fort (Arles, Provence, France) in 2006, then to Michael Henderson (Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland) in 2007.
- Chevron B18C (Carl Liebich): Carl Liebich (Plymouth, Wisconsin) raced a yellow Chevron B18 in SCCA Nationals in 1971, entered as #78. In 1972 he ran a yellow Chevron B18C, presumed to be the same car, entered as #79, and used in the Pro Formula B series, in the Players Canadian Formula B series, and in SCCA Nationals. Also raced by Liebich at Caracas in March 1973. Advertised by Opert as ex-Liebich, and blue-and-yellow in February 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 705 (Frank Simpson): BobKat Racing (Washington, DC) entered a March in two Formula B races in August 1972, for Frank Simpson at Watkins Glen, and then for Tim Simpson at Road America two weeks later. It was entered as a March 705 when Frank drove it, but as a 702 when Tim drove it. Although it is perfectly possible that a Formula 2 March 702 had found its way to the US, a Formula B March 705 does seem far more likely.
- Brabham BT29 (Charles "Chuck" Hansen): Charles 'Chuck' Hansen (Tenafly, NJ) raced a yellow #75 Brabham BT29 in Northeast Division Formula B in 1972. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT29  (Philip Geraldi): This Brabham BT29, believed to be chassis BT29-33, was bought new by Michael F. Hall (Chicago, IL) and used in SCCA racing where Hall won the 1970 CenDiv FB title. He also raced it in the Pro series in the latter half of the season. Hall retained the red-and-yellow BT29 for the first half of 1971 but replaced it with a new BT35 in August and sold the BT29 to Phil Geraldi (Valley Stream, NY), who had previously raced a LeGrand in NEDiv FB. Geraldi raced it for the rest of 1971 and in 1972 then sold it to Charles J. Derbes III (Metairie, LA) in the spring of 1973. Derbes won the SWDiv Formula B title in this car in 1974 and attended the Run-Offs, finishing 12th. He was second in the Division in 1975 and tied with Warren Pauge for the 1976 title. Chaz Derbes has retained the BT29 ever since, still owning it in 2012.
- Chevron B14 (Thomas C. Jones): In Sep 1970, a young Jim Trueman (Amlin, OH) raced a blue and silver Chevron in the Mid-Ohio 'Pro' Formula B race. Trueman would later found the Red Roof Inn motel chain and use his ensuing wealth to form the Truesports racing team and win the Indy 500 in 1986. After the 1970 season, he sold the Chevron to one-time F1 driver Tom Jones (Euclid, OH) who understood it to be a B14 and entered it as such. He raced it in 1971 and 1972 and then traded it to Ed Zink for the remains of the McLaren M22 that Zink's nephew Harry Ingle had crashed at Road America. The later history of the Chevron is unknown.
- 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 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 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. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 712M (Peter W Nye): Raced by Geoff Freeman (Yellow Springs, OH) in SCCA events in Central Division in 1971 but this 71BM did not appear in Pro events until bought by Peter Nye for the 1972 season. Nye crashed the car early in the season but rebuilt it on a new tub supplied by March and raced through 1972 and 1973 in Pro events and in SCCA. In 1974, Nye loaned the car to Galen Lyons and he raced it in one or two SCCA Nationals before it was sold to the Northwest US where its new owners planned to rebuild it as a sports car.
- Chevron B20 [72-3] (Bobby Brown): Sold via Fred Opert to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for SCCA Formula B. Third and first in the two Bogotá races early in 1972, then raced in the JAP GP at Fuji in May. Also won the Pro FB race at Lime Rock in July. Unknown in late 1972 and early 1973. To Freeman Racing and entered for Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) to race at Mosport Park in July 1973. Next seen when entered by Freeman Racing Enterprises for Price Cobb (Dallas, TX) in the Pro Formula Atlantic races in 1974. Advertised by Cobb in early 1975, then advertised by Richard Jackson (Dallas, TX) in August 1975 as "ex-Brown", and in February 1976. Next seen when sold by a dealer, Paul Lindell (Houston, TX), to James Sawyer in January 1978. From Sawyer to Jeff McKay (Tacoma, WA) then on to Walt Pawluczkowycz (Evergreen, CO). Sold by Pawluczkowycz to Steve Marschman (Idaho Falls, Idaho) in May 2004.
- March 722 (William Kautz): William Kautz (Geneva, IL) had a March 722 during 1972 and 1973 but did not start any of the races that he is known to have entered. The car was entered as #60 once in 1972 and as #6 in 1973. Its colour was given as yellow in 1973 and the entrant throughout was Kautz Farm Racing. Kautz advertised the car in May 1976, still with a "big valve Hart" engine.
- Lola T240 [HU8] (Chuck Wannemacher): Identified as the red Lola T240 raced by Chuck Wannemacher (Ottoville, Ohio) in CenDiv and Pro FB events in 1971. Retained for 1972 but only seen rarely that season. To Ed Kasprowicz (Detroit, Michigan) for 1973 and raced in the Pro event at Watkins Glen that October. Retained for 1974 and 1975, continuing to race in CenDiv Regionals and Nationals. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T240 (Vincent Dileo): Vincent Dileo (Greenwich, CT) drove a #10 Lola T240 in Canadian FB events in the latter part of the 1971 season. He retained the car for 1972, racing in NEDiv SCCA FB events and in the Pro event at Watkins Glen in August. Bought from Diloe by Tom Frasca in 1974 but a year later crashed at Lime Rock and totalled. Frasca scrapped the tub and parted out the other components.
- March 722 (Olney "Bill" Mairs): Olney "Bill" Mairs (Malibu, CA) raced an orange #12 March 722 in three Pro races during the 1972 season. This would have been a new car but nothing is currently known of the car's fate.
- March 722 (Ted Thomas): Ted Thomas (Bethel Park, PA) had a March 722 during 1972 and 1974 but little is known of its race record. It was entered by Tebar Racing and its livery was given as red/white/blue but entry numbers varied, including #50 in 1972, #12 in 1973 and #24 in 1974. This would presumably have been a new car but nothing is currently known of the car's fate.
- March 722  (Allan Lader): Allan Lader (Gresham, OR) had a black #2 March 722 for 1972. As his main focus in 1972 was Formula 5000, he only raced the car in two Pro FB races and in the Sep 1972 Lime Rock FA race when it was fitted with a BDA and ran in the Formula A class. It was entered by Pacifico Inc. and also, at Laguna Seca in May 1972, by Pierres Motors Racing. In 1973, Robert Hall (Oakland, CA) raced a black March 722 that was said to be ex-Lader. He raced this car in SCCA National and Regional races over the next three seasons or longer.
- 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.
- Brabham BT29  (John Angus): John Angus bought the first BT29, ordering the car as early as late summer of 1968 but taking delivery in August 1969. He ran it in Regionals in late 1969 before participating in the Pro series in 1970. He swapped from a Vegantune to a Racing Services engine for 1971 and continued in Nationals. Angus continued with the car in 1972, when Ron Dykes also drove it in the Bogotá races and again in 1973, when the car continued to be competitive at National level. Unknown after the end of the 1973 season.
- March 712M [71BM-2?] (Frank Del Vecchio): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in British Formula Atlantic at the start of the season, winning at Oulton Park 21 March, and then in the SCCA Pro series. The car was often described as a 712M but it seems more likely that he used the same 712BM all season. Also raced with a BDA in the Formula A race at Lime Rock in Sep and in one round of the Canadian series. Sold via Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and used in NEDiv FB and in a couple of rounds of the Pro series. Sold back via Joe Grimaldi at the end of 1972; Frank thinks it went to a Canadian.
- March 705 (Mario Pistritto): Mario Pistritto (Hartford, CT) raced a red #55 March 705 in Northeast Division SCCA Formula B in 1972 and 1974. In July 1974 he advertised the car in the New England Region 'Pit Talk' newsletter as a "F/B March" with new engine and fuel injection.
- Lola T242 [HU16] (Tom Fraser): Shown in Lola records as a red Lola T242 invoiced in May 1972 so probably the red #60 Lola T242 bought by Tom Fraser (Atlanta, GA), sponsored by his 't.edwards' stores and raced by him in the Road Atlanta Pro race in July 1972. This may also be the red #60 Lola T242 entered by Cliff Phillips (Palos Park, IL) at Road America in late August but a share between drivers in Atlanta and Illinois seems unlikely. Fraser had been entered by Bobby Rinzler Racing when he raced a Lola T212 in 1971 so this T242 is likely to be the car advertised by Bobby Rinzler Racing as "new car with race on it" in January 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
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.
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.