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The parade lap at Westwood in 1970.  Copyright Murray Chambers.  Used with permission.

1970 Canadian Formula A/Formula B

Eppie Wietzes retained his title with some ease, winning five of the seven races. His closest rival was once again the consistent Horst Kroll who won at Harewood Acres in August and took three other second place finishes.

The Formula B class was won by Craig Hill with three class wins from Peter Broeker who had led the rankings until missing the last two races. Brian Robertson won FB at two of the last three races in a Fred Opert Racing Brabham BT29 to finish sixth overall.

Only three competitive Formula A cars had appeared regularly so it was no great surprise that CASC decided to focus on Formula B for 1971.

The races

10 May 1970 > Harewood Acres

31 May 1970 > Westwood

14 Jun 1970 > Edmonton

01 Jul 1970 > Rockcliffe Airfield

09 Aug 1970 > Harewood Acres

06 Sep 1970 > Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

11 Oct 1970 > Mosport Park

1970 Gulf Canadian Road Racing Championship table

1Eppie Wietzes(FA) McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8151 pts5 wins
2Horst Kroll(FA) Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8126 pts1 win
3Craig Hill(FB) Lotus 59-Ford twin cam103 pts 
4Bill Brack(FA) Lotus 70 - Chevrolet V890 pts1 win
5Peter W. Broeker(FB) Stebro-Chevron B9-Ford twin cam82 pts 
6Brian Robertson(FB) Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune50 pts 
7Bruce Jensen(FB) Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam40 pts 
8Dave Ogilvy(FB) Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam29 pts 
9=Howard Cazaly(FB) Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam22 pts 
9=Tony Simms(FA) Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
(FA) Kiki Mk 6A - Chevrolet V8
22 pts 
11Ludwig Heimrath(FA) McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V819 pts 
12Russ Murray(FA) Lola T142 - Chevrolet V814 pts 
13=Don Merriman(FB) Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam12 pts 
13=Randy Fraser(FB) Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam12 pts 
13=Eligio Siconolfi(FB) Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam12 pts 
13=Al Pease(FA) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B - Climax FPF 412 pts 
17Gordon Green(FB) Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM11 pts 
18Ken Huband(FB) Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam10 pts 
19Craig Fisher(FA) Lola T142 - Chevrolet V89 pts 
20Wayne Kelly(FF) Titan - Ford8 pts 

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The The Gulf Canada Series for the Canadian Road Racing Championship was held over seven races and combined a 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 points system for overall positions with a 9-6-4-3-2-1 points system for class positions. Thus the overall race winner received 29pts (20 for overall win, 9 for the class win) and, for example, a Formula B car winning its class in third overall would receive 22 pts (13 plus 9).

See also: the 1970 Molson Quebec series.