IMSA Formula Atlantic Championship Race

Laguna Seca, 2 May 1976

1 Gilles Villeneuve March 76B [10 or 15?] - Ford BDA Morris
#69 Ecurie Canada/Skiroulle (see note 1)
33 35m 29.418s
106.001 mph
2 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Tui BH2 [2] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#70 Allan McCall
33 35m 30.519s
3 Johnny Gerber Chevron B34 [34.76.10] - Ford BDA BSR
#44 Bill Scott Racing
4 Bobby Brown Chevron B34 [34.76.07] - Ford BDA Morris
5 Bobby Rahal March 76B [4?] - Ford BDA McCoy
#9 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 2)
6 Héctor Rebaque Lola T460 [HU1] - Ford BDA Traylor
Carl Haas Racing (see note 3)
7 Carl Liebich Chevron B29 [29-75-03] - Ford BDA Hart
8 Richard Melville Lola T460 [HU7] - Ford BDA
Wilbur Bunce Racing (see note 4)
9 Tim Cooper March 73B/75B - Ford BDA CRW
#17 Wilbur Bunce Racing (see note 5)
10 Gordon Strom Chevron B29 - Ford BDA
#97? (see note 6)
11 Tom Bagley Chevron B34 - Ford BDA Hart
#7 Kent Oil/Opert Racing (see note 7)
12 Don Breidenbach March 76B - Ford BDA
Roots Footwear (see note 8)
13 Hugh "Wink" Bancroft Chevron B34 [34.76.16] - Ford BDA Hart
Performance Marketing (see note 9)
14 Jon Norman Lotus 69C [71/69.2.FB] - Ford BDA
(see note 10)
15 Ron Dykes March 722/75B [722-33] - Ford BDA
#96 Mirdath Inc [Bunce] (see note 11)
16 Steve Jizmagian Lola T460 [HU3] - Ford BDA
(see note 12)
17 Herman Gugliotta March 76B - Ford BDA
Doug Shierson Racing (see note 13)
18 Harald Kirberg Lola T460 [HU9] - Ford BDA Cosworth
Pierre Phillips (see note 14)
19 Johnnie Crean March 74B/75B - Ford BDA
(see note 15)
20 Cliff Hansen March 76B [2] - Ford BDA Race Shop
Doug Shierson Racing (see note 16)
30 Accident
21 Pat Walter Ralt RT1 [6] - Ford BDA
Ameropean Racing
22 Butch Owsley Rondel M1 - Ford BDD Jennings
(see note 17)
23 Mike Rocke Brabham BT38 [16] - Ford BDA
(see note 18)
27 Not running
24 Tom Pumpelly March 76B [3?] - Ford BDA
(see note 19)
25 Engine
25 Dan Marvin Lola T360 [HU4] - Ford BDA
Jon Norman (see note 20)
19 Collision with Greenfield
26 Tom Gloy Lola T460 [HU4] - Ford BDA Phillips
Pierre's Motor Racing (see note 21)
27 Fred Greenfield Tui BH2 [3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
Autohouse America
18 Collision with Marvin
28 Marcel Talbot Chevron B29 - Ford BDA
(see note 22)
18 Running
29 Dick Renard March 71BM - Ford twin cam
16 Not running
30 Kevin Cogan Chevron B34 [34-76-20] - Ford BDA Hart
#3 Bill Brack Racing
15 Not running
31 James Crawley Chevron B34 [34.76.21] - Ford BDA Hart
Opert Racing
14 Not running
32 Price Cobb March 76B [13] - Ford BDA Race Shop
Doug Shierson Racing (see note 23)
9 Not running
DNQH Syd Demovsky Chevron B29 [29-75-23] - Ford BDA
B&B Racing
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Larry Bergman Lola T360 [HU14] - Ford BDA
(see note 24)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Dale Lang March 76B [8?] - Ford BDA
Doug Shierson Racing (see note 25)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John Weakley Lola T360 [HU11] - Ford BDA
(see note 26)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Joe Colantonio Lola T360 - Ford BDA
(see note 27)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Pete Halsmer Brabham BT38 [16] - Ford BDA Willis
Chuck Willis Racing (see note 28)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Bill Brack Chevron B34 [34.76.14] - Ford BDA Hart
#1 Bill Brack Racing
Did not qualify from heats
((crashed in practice; wrote off tub))
DNQH Phil Threshie Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA
(see note 29)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH John David Briggs Lola T460 [HU2] - Ford BDA
(see note 30)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Hugh Mooney March 71BM Falconer
#71 RPM Racing (see note 31)
Did not qualify from heats
DNQH Lynn Bentson Modus M3 [041-FA] - Ford BDA Cosworth
Did not qualify from heats
DNS Howdy Holmes Chevron B34 [34.76.09] - Ford BDA BSR
Bill Scott Racing
Did not start
(burnt out)
DNS Seb Barone March 76B - Ford BDA
(see note 32)
Did not start
(Ran in heat two)

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Dan Marvin130.14.14.883
2Gilles Villeneuve
3Tom Pumpelly
4Héctor Rebaque
5Richard Melville
6Tim Cooper
7Cliff Hansen
8Hugh "Wink" Bancroft
9Fred Greenfield
10Marcel Talbot
11Pat Walter
12Dick Renard
13Herman Gugliotta
14Harald Kirberg
15Butch Owsley
16Price Cobb
James Crawley10Out of fuel
Bobby Rahal5Gear shift
Syd Demovsky
Larry Bergman
Dale Lang
John Weakley
Joe Colantonio
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Johnny Gerber130.14.19.697
2Tom Gloy
3Bobby Brown
4Carl Liebich
5Gordon Strom
6Ron Dykes
7Jon Norman
8Elliot Forbes-Robinson
9Tom Bagley
10Kevin Cogan
11Don Breidenbach
12Herman Gugliotta
13Johnnie Crean
14Steve Jizmagian
Pete HalsmerAccident
Bill Brack
Phil Threshie
John David Briggs
Hugh Mooney
Lynn Bentson
Seb BaroneDNS (ran in heat 2)
1 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU4] - Ford BDA
2 Johnny Gerber (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.10] - Ford BDA BSR
3 Gilles Villeneuve (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [10 or 15?] - Ford BDA Morris
4 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU4] - Ford BDA Phillips
5 Tom Pumpelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [3?] - Ford BDA
6 Bobby Brown (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.07] - Ford BDA Morris
7 Héctor Rebaque (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU1] - Ford BDA Traylor
8 Carl Liebich (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-03] - Ford BDA Hart
9 Richard Melville (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU7] - Ford BDA
10 Gordon Strom (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA
11 Tim Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B/75B - Ford BDA CRW
12 Ron Dykes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722/75B [722-33] - Ford BDA
13 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [2] - Ford BDA Race Shop
14 Jon Norman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69C [71/69.2.FB] - Ford BDA
15 Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.16] - Ford BDA Hart
16 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 [2] - Ford BDA Nicholson
17 Fred Greenfield (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 [3] - Ford BDA Nicholson
18 Tom Bagley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 - Ford BDA Hart
19 Marcel Talbot (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA
20 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-20] - Ford BDA Hart
21 Pat Walter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [6] - Ford BDA
22 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B - Ford BDA
23 Dick Renard (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 71BM - Ford twin cam
24 Herman Gugliotta (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B - Ford BDA
25 Harald Kirberg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU9] - Ford BDA Cosworth
26 Johnnie Crean (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B/75B - Ford BDA
27 Butch Owsley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 - Ford BDD Jennings
28 Steve Jizmagian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU3] - Ford BDA
29 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [13] - Ford BDA Race Shop
32 Bobby Rahal (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [4?] - Ford BDA McCoy Promoter's choice

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 76B [10 or 15?] (Gilles Villeneuve): Ecurie Canada ran a pair of green #69 March 76Bs in 1976 for Gilles Villeneuve (Lasalle, Quebec) with support from Skiroulle. Skiroule's signature green colour suggests they were the two cars listed in March records as being "leaf green", 76B-10 and 76B-15. Villeneuve had several crashes during 1976 and probably raced both cars, but exactly how they were used is not known. Two 76Bs were sold to Jim Morgan who raced them in early 1977 SCCA races alongside Bobby Rahal (Glen Ellyn, IL) and then entered them for Rahal in the 1977 Pro series with sponsorship from Red Roof Inns. Rahal also had a 77B but this was crashed at the opening race. One 76B then went to Ron Levanduski (Elmira, NY) and the other to Bob Earl.
  2. March 76B [4?] (Bobby Rahal): Doug Shierson Racing ran an orange #9 March 76B in 1976 for Bobby Rahal (Glen Ellyn, IL). There were four orange March 76Bs according to March records but only one was built as part of the first batch of cars, 76B-4, strongly suggesting this was Rahal's car. The subsequent history of this car is not known until it was advertised in 1985 as "ex-Villeneuve".
  3. Lola T460 [HU1] (Héctor Rebaque): New to Carl Haas Racing for Héctor Rebaque to race in Canadian and IMSA Formula Atlantic races. Unknown after the 1976 season, but Norm Allen (Hanover Park, IL), who had raced a Lola T360 in SCCA CenDiv Regionals in 1978, advertised an "ex-Rebaque" Lola T460 in November 1978. Eleven years later, Michael Duncan (Los Altos, CA) advertised the "ex-Rebaque" T460.
  4. Lola T460 [HU7] (Richard Melville): New to Wilbur Bunce Racing, and raced by Richard Melville and Dennis Firestone in IMSA and Canadian Formula Atlantic in the first half of 1976. Reappeared in early 1977 for Dennis Firestone in a SCCA National, then to Sam Nicolosi (San Diego) for the rest of the year. Retained by Nicolosi for 1978 for SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Advertised by Nicolosi in September 1978. Subsequent history unknown, but Nicolosi recalls that he sold it to "a racer in SCCA North Western region".
  5. March 73B/75B (Tim Cooper): Roy Folland (Montréal, Quebec) had a purple #6 March 73B for 1973 but crashed at Trois-Rivières in Sept and after being repaired, the 73B was sold to Ecurie Canada for guest driver Eppie Wietzes to race at the Watkins Glen Pro FB race five weeks later. Then sold to Tim Cooper (Kansas City, MO) who raced the "ex-Ecurie Canada" 73B at a Willow Springs Regional in December 1973. Raced extensively in SCCA racing early in 1974 and then in the Pro F/Atlantic series, prepared by Charlie Williams Racing. Cooper hired a new 75B and ran as part of Doug Shierson Racing in 1975, but retained the 73B and may have used it in SCCA races. He then went to Wilbur Bunce's team for 1976, and the 73B was rebuilt by Bunce to 75B/76B specification. Cooper then bought a new March 77B for 1977. The subsequent history of the 73B/75B is unknown, but it could be the "75B" acquired by Max Sebba in mid-1977.
  6. Chevron B29 (Gordon Strom): Gordon Strom (Santa Cruz, CA/Sunnyvale, CA) ran a Brabham BT35 in west coast SCCA racing from 1972 to 1975 when he moved up to a nearly-new Chevron B29. The car was yellow with red top bodywork and ran as #9. The identity of the Chevron is not known. Strom raced this in 1976 and 1977 until an accident at Laguna Seca in June 1977 in which he suffered massive head injuries. It is likely that the car was destroyed. Strom was hospitalised but his medical insurance "ran out", and a fund was established to help his wife Kay with the overwhelming hospital bills. He died in November 1977 without having regained conciousness.
  7. Chevron B34 (Tom Bagley): Tom Bagley (Centre Hall, PA) raced a Chevron B34 run by Fred Opert Racing in three IMSA Formula Atlantic races in early 1976, with Kent Oil sponsorship. Reports says that this car was raced by Juan Cochesa later in the season, but RJ Nelkin told Chris Townsend that his car was ex-Bagley, so this car's subsequent history is unresolved.
  8. March 76B (Don Breidenbach): Don Breidenbach (Oakland, CA) ran a #76 March 76B during 1976 with support from Roots Footwear. Nothing more is currently known of this car.
  9. Chevron B34 [34.76.16] (Hugh "Wink" Bancroft): New to Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (Newport Beach, CA/Costa Mesa, CA) and run for him by Fred Opert Racing in North American Formula Atlantic in 1976. His car was entered by Performance Marketing, and this apparently disguises a move to Shierson Racing in time for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in early September. Bancroft wrecked the B34 in practice at Trois-Rivières, and replaced it with a March 76B.
  10. Lotus 69C [71/69.2.FB] (Jon Norman): New to William Monson (Kent, WA) in February 1971 with pale yellow bodywork according to the Lotus built record. Raced by Monson in the SCCA Continental Championship and SCCA Nationals in 1971 but after only a few races he suffered a major accident at Laguna Seca in June 1971 when he clipped the bridge and was in hospital with significant injuries. He returned to racing but crashed again in a SCCA Regional at Portland in August, seriously damaging the car. This time he retired from racing and sold the wrecked Lotus to Gary Gove (Tacoma, WA). Gove's racing partner Pete Lovely was then in the process of fitting a F1 DFV engine to his 1970 F2 Lotus 69 and Gove was able to use the F2 rear end to repair Monson's car. The result was a very quick car and in 1972 Gove raced it in ICSCC and NW Regional events plus at least one National and the Westwood round of the Canadian FB series. In 1973, Gove won the NorPac title in the Lotus and then sold it to Jon Norman (Oakland, CA) who won the 1975 NorPac FB title and was second in 1976. Norman also took the car to the SCCA Runoffs in 1975, finishing a remarkable fourth, and raced it in several Pro Formula Atlantic races. Norman raced it at least once in SCCA events in 1977 before replacing it with a much newer March 76B. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. March 722/75B [722-33] (Ron Dykes): New to Dick Doherty (Hollywood, CA) and raced in Pro FB in 1972, as well as Cal Club SCCA events. Retained for Cal Club events in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Rebuilt by Wilbur Bunce to 75B specification for 1976, and run by him in Californian SCCA races for Dennis Firestone to drive, and later in Pro Formula Atlantic races in California for Ron Dykes, Rocky Moran, and Bob Lazier. It was red, and wore #10, #70 and #87 during the season. Sold to Ted Titmas (Van Nuys, CA) in early 1977, and run by him as a hire car in 1977, but Titmas had two cars in 1977, one red and one orange, and it is unclear which was which. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Lola T460 [HU3] (Steve Jizmagian): New to Steve Jizmagian (San Francisco, CA) and raced in SCCA Nationals and IMSA Formula Atlantic races in 1976. Retained for 1977 for Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Retained again for 1978, again for Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Retained by Jizmagian for 1979, but destroyed in an accident at Westwood in June 1979. What was left was broken for spares.
  13. March 76B (Herman Gugliotta): Herman Gugliotta (Dilliner, PA) drove a #33 March 76B in 1976, entered by Isola Racing but run by Doug Shierson Racing. As a white car, March records suggest this would have been 76B-9, 76B-11 or 76B-12. Gugliotta retained the car for SCCA racing, winning the 1979 NE Div title, before selling it to Lyle Heck (Reading, PA) who still owned it in 1982.
  14. Lola T460 [HU9] (Harald Kirberg): New to Pierre Phillips of Pierre's Motor Racing, and raced by a succession of hire drivers in IMSA and Canadian Formula Atlantic in early 1976. Last seen in the Pro at Mont-Tremblant in July 1976, but in early August Jim Mullins appeared in a T460 at a Sears Point National entered at #36, the same number Michael Landrum had used in HU9's last Pro appearance four weeks earlier. In May 1977, Monte Shelton (Portland, OR) won an ICSCC race at Portland in a Lola T460 entered as #136, and the entry number and location suggest very strongly that this was Pierre Phillips' car, retained as a rental car in SCCA Nationals. Unknown after May 1977.
  15. March 74B/75B (Johnnie Crean): Patrick Depailler raced a March 74B at Trois-Rivières in September 1974. Autosport described it as the car tested earlier in England by Jim Crawford, but now set to full Formula 2 specification. Canadian Motorsport Bulletin described it as the ex-Coulon 'slave' March 732, but photographs show it with the same rear wing and oil tank used on the works F2 March 742s. A photograph also shows that it was raced by Lang in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. The car then went to Formula Ford graduate Tom Sauerbrei (Fresno, CA), who had an excellent season in the "742" in SCCA Regionals and Nationals in 1975, winning the regional title. After that season, it was rebuilt to 75B specification and leased to Johnnie Crean (San Juan Capistrano, CA), the 27-year-old son of former racer John C Crean, who raced it in two IMSA Formula Atlantic races in California in May 1976, and later in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Subsequent history unknown.
  16. March 76B [2] (Cliff Hansen): Cliff Hansen (Laguna Beach, CA) campaigned a blue/red #6 March 76B in 1976 as part of the Doug Shierson Racing operation. Hansen retained the car for the start of the 1977 season, until his new 77B arrived, and then kept the 76B as a spare, needing it at St-Félicien and at Trois-Rivières after crashing the 77B. Its history in 1978 is unknown, but it is believed to be the car raced by Tom Contino (Ontario, CA) between 1979 and 1981, then sold by him in October 1981 to Damon Meek (Los Gatos, CA), who raced the car in SCCA Nationals in 1982 and has identified it as "76B-02" and ex-Cliff Hansen. Meek sold it to Lee Follansbee (San Jose, CA) and it would be the 76B raced by him in the Sears Point Pro race in 1984. Sold by Follansbee to Michael Olsen (Santa Clara, CA) who raced it at Sears Point in October 1988. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. Rondel M1 (Butch Owsley): A Rondel M1 sold via Fred Opert to airline pilot David Ralston (Elmhurst, IL) for SCCA FB in 1974. Sold to up-and-coming local youngster Bobby Rahal (Glen Ellyn, IL) late 1974, and raced in the SCCA National in September, and then the Watkins Glen FB race in October. Subsequently to Tim Fortner and Butch Owsley (San Jose, CA) for 1975 and 1976, and Fortner later told Rahal that he thought it then went to Dwight Zillig (Novato, CA). Zillig advertised the car in March 1978 saying he had only raced it once in two years. Then to Jim Vawter later in 1978, who had his first race out of Drivers School at Riverside in August. He is thought to have raced the car until 1980 at least. After Vawter, the car was acquired by Jerry Smith, and raced once for him at Riverside by Paul Decker, usually a DSR driver. Smith then had the Rondel converted to CSR by Jim Langan using a widened and stretched LeGrand body. Decker does not know what happened to the Rondel after its CSR career. Subsequent history unknown.
  18. Brabham BT38 [16] (Mike Rocke): Sold originally to the Elf-Coombs team but not used, and sold to Edward Reeves Racing as a spare for the team's new BT38 being raced by David Morgan. When Morgan wrecked the regular car at the 'Ring, he took over BT38/16. Oddly, this car was sometimes described as BT38/15. After the season, BT38/16 went to MRE in part-exchange for a new BT40, and was sold on to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin) for Formula Ireland racing. O'Leary rarely raced it, and is reported to have crashed it at Mondello Park when the front brake pads fell out. As the car probably needed a new tub, it was sold and replaced with a BT40. The BT38 was eventually sold by MRE in August 1974 to Mike Rocke (Livermore, CA), who used in in SCCA Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Crashed in 1975 and rebuilt on a replacement tub before being sold to someone in California in 1976. Then unknown until bought by Steve Petersen (Sedalia, CO) from Tom Christ around 2001. The car had been rebuilt on a Pat Price tub, fitted with a Jennings 2-liter BDG engine, and was raced by Peterson with RMVR from 2003 onwards.
  19. March 76B [3?] (Tom Pumpelly): Tom Pumpelly (McLean, VA) raced a yellow #34 March 76B, entered by National Tire Wholesale. The only yellow 76B shown in March records was chassis 76B-3. Pumpelly raced the car until it was damaged in a collision with Bancroft at Mosport Park in August, after which it was acquired by Ecurie Canada whose regular driver Gilles Villeneuve had damaged both his cars. It is therefore believed to be the car driven by Villeneuve to win at Trois-Rivières and Road Atlanta in September but this is by no means certain. Then bought by John Lane who rented it back to Pumpelly for the SCCA Run-Offs at Road Atlanta, where Pumpelly crashed it again. Sold to John Norman (Oakland, CA) who raced it as part of a two-car team with Dan Marvin in 1977 and 1978. Norman then sold the car but later bought it back and restored it to Villeneuve's livery.
  20. Lola T360 [HU4] (Dan Marvin): Sold to North American agent Carl Haas, where it is almost certainly the car acquired by preparer Dan Fodge. Said to have been run by Fodge for Kenny Briggs, but Briggs did not appear in Pro Formula Atlantic and there is no mention of him in the SCCA's Finish Line or The Wheel magazines covering SCCA racing in California. Then said to have gone to Jon Norman (Oakland, CA) for 1975, but Norman raced an older Lotus in 1975, winning Northern Pacific Division, and no Lola was mentioned at the time. Its first known usage is 1976, when Norman ran it for Dan Marvin (El Sobrante, CA) in Pro Formula Atlantic and in SCCA FB. Sold at the end of 1976 to Cal Huartson (Bellingham, WA), who used in in Regional Formula B in 1977. This is presumably the T360 used by Bruce Yeo (Burnaby, BC, Canada) in ICSCC in 1978, then by Bruce Shaughnessy (Maple Ridge, BC/Coquitlam, BC) in 1979 and 1981 and, in the Formula Libre class, in 1982 and 1983. Shaughnessy advertised the car in 1993, and this is then reported to be the T360 raced by Udo Piersch between 1996 and 2003. Subsequent history unknown.
  21. Lola T460 [HU4] (Tom Gloy): New to Pierre Phillips of Pierre's Motor Racing, and entered for Tom Gloy to race in IMSA and Canadian Formula Atlantic in 1976. Gloy then moved to Allan McCall's Tui team, and the Lola was next seen raced by Phil Currey (Concord, CA) in 1976 and 1977. Unknown after November 1977, but probably the "ex-Gloy" T460 advertised by Rob Mullaney (San Francisco, CA) in 1981 and 1982. Also likely to be the "ex Gloy" T460 advertised from Britton, OK, a suburb of Oklahoma City, in December 1987.
  22. Chevron B29 (Marcel Talbot): Marcel Talbot (Granby, Quebec), raced a second-hand Chevron B29 in the 1976 CASC and IMSA Formula Atlantic championships. The car was black and raced as #10, with Tamaco Industries sponsorship. After Mont-Tremblant in July, he upgraded to a new Chevron B34. Nothing more known.
  23. March 76B [13] (Price Cobb): An orange March 76B invoiced to Shierson in March 1976.
  24. Lola T360 [HU14] (Larry Bergman): Sold via Carl Haas and Pierre Phillips to Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA). Karlberg raced it in the opening round of the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series, finishing an impressive fifth, but did not race at the second round as the car was not running well. Sold to Larry Bergman (Los Gatos, CA), who was seen very infrequently with it during 1976 and 1977. The Lola was advertised by Bergman in March 1977, then by Don Breidenbach in April 1977. Subsequent history unknown, until owned by Patrick Murphie (Seattle, WA) from 1980 to 1984, fitted with a 2-litre Lotus 907 engine and raced in SCCA North West region and - somehow! - in the WCAR race at Seattle in 1984. To Michael Bledsoe (Seattle, WA) 1988 and raced in SCCA North West region. To David D. Weldon (Manhattan Beach, CA) November 1990, and stored at first, then restored and raced with VARA from 2001 to 2003, still with the Lotus 907 engine.
  25. March 76B [8?] (Dale Lang): Doug Shierson Racing ran a red March 76B for Dale Lang (Wilton, CT) in 1976. The only red 76B in March build records was 76B-8, suggesting this was Lang's car. Lang retained this car for 1977 and then sold it to Ralph Manaker (Erieville, NY) who raced it in 1978. Advertised by Manaker as a 76-77B in October 1978.
  26. Lola T360 [HU11] (John Weakley): New via North American agent Carl Haas to Bill Scott Racing, and run for Elliot Forbes-Robinson (La Crescenta, CA) in the 1975 Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series with Penthouse sponsorship. Forbes-Robinson won two rounds of the Canadian series in this car. Sold to John Weakley (Nashville, IN) for 1976, who ran as part of the Bill Scott Racing team, but he ran out of finance and the car was sold to Ivan Roland (Asheville NC) in 1979. Used by Roland's son Russ Roland in SCCA events until 1982, when it was advertised. It was later sold to someone in update New York, so may be the Walter Nelson car.
  27. Lola T360 (Joe Colantonio): Joe Colantonio (Glenolden, PA) raced a Lola T360 in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series and the IMSA Formula Atlantic Championship in 1976. His car was white with a black stripe, and carried support Dynacord and Barcus Berry. In May 1977, he advertised the car, noting that it had a new monocoque in April 1977 and had been "completely gone over". Subsequent history unknown.
  28. Brabham BT38 [16] (Pete Halsmer): Sold new to Bill Middleton (Newport Beach, CA) and raced in the 1972 SCCA Formula B series, starting at Watkins Glen in August 1972. Also raced in SCCA Nationals and at the SCCA Run-Offs. Retained by Middleton for 1973 and run in SCCA 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. The car is then unknown for ten years, until it was bought by John Hafkenschiel as a disassembled roller from Grant Koaller (Lakewood, Ohio) in July 1987. Hafkenschiel used this car as a pattern for the restoration of his BT38B, then sold it to a Mr Schaffer in California in November 1988. Since Mr Schaffer's death, the car is believed to have remained with his family, and is still unrestored.
  29. Lola T360 [HU16] (Phil Threshie): Sold via Carl Haas and Pierre Phillips to Tom Gloy (Lafayette, CA), and raced in SCCA Nationals at the start of the 1975, then in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series, sponsored by Hanna Industries. Rented by James Heath for a SCCA National at Willow Springs in October 1975. Sold to Phil Threshie (Alamo, CA), and raced in a SCCA National at Sears Point in April, then in three Californian rounds of the 1976 IMSA series. Advertised by Threshie in November 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  30. Lola T460 [HU2] (John David Briggs): New to John David Briggs (Woodside, CA) for 1976, but only used at the start of the season as Briggs focussed on Formula 5000. Raced by Ken Briggs (Atherton, CA) in Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals in 1977. Unknown after 1977.
  31. March 71BM Falconer (Hugh Mooney): Hugh Mooney (Huntingdon Beach, CA) raced a "March 712" in SCCA Formula B and IMSA Formula Atlantic in 1976. When he first appeared, he referred to it as a converted F2 car, and when he advertised it in Formula magazine in August 1977, he called it a "March 712 Formula Atlantic", However, it is assumed here to have been a 71BM. In his advert, it had Falconer bodywork and a Hart BDA engine, and photographs show that it had the Falconer body throughout his ownership of it.
  32. March 76B (Seb Barone): Seb Barone (Portland, CT or Dilliner, PA) drove a white #28 March 76B in 1976, entered by Isola Racing but run by Doug Shierson Racing. As a white car, March records suggest this would have been 76B-9, 76B-11 or 76B-12. Barone crashed the car at Trois-Rivières in September and it was not seen again.


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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.