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Molson Quebec Region Formula Championship

After the success of the Eastern Zone Regional Championship in 1968, CASC moved the national championship from sports cars to formula racing for 1969. The plan had been for a Formula B championship, and Quebec drivers' leader Peter Broeker thought he had convinced CASC to go this way but a group of drivers in Ontario led by Bill Brack argued for the inclusion of Formula A. Ontario got their way and the Gulf-sponsored national championship would be the realm of the big Formula As for a couple of years so Broeker led the creation of a regional series in Quebec for Formula B cars.

With only one permanent circuit available in Quebec, the series was inevitably based on Le Circuit Mont Tremblant at St Jovite, with the addition of a race at Trois-Rivières in September. Molson sponsored the series for the three years that it ran.

The national series suffered from too few competitive Formula As, just as Broeker had predicted, and was changed to Formula B for 1971. The Molson series ran for one further year and was then folded into the highly-successful Players-sponsored national series.

Seasons

The 1969 season: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Trois-Rivières

The 1970 season: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Rockcliffe Airfield, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Trois-Rivières, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant

The 1971 season: Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Trois-Rivières, Mont-Tremblant, Circuit Ste-Croix

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