Molson Quebec Formula B 1969

The new Molson Quebec Region Formula Championship was decided over seven races, the first six at Mont Tremblant and the seventh over the street circuit of Trois-Rivières. There were few Formula B cars ready for the opening round: Peter Broeker had bought a Chevron B14 which he entered as a Stebro Mk 5 or Stebro Mk 4, Peter Roberts had a Brabham BT21C and Eligio Siconolfi had a Crosslé. Jacques Couture started the season with a Lola of some sort but bought a Lotus 59 mid-season and thereafter won every race, but Peter Roberts had built up a huge points lead by that time that Couture couldn't overhaul. Broeker's Chevron was quick in qualifying but finished too rarely to be a serious title contender.

Of the local Formula Bs, Réal Desrosiers drove a Moleba-Alfa which may have started life as a Stanguellini; Hans Krusemer drove his H.K. MK III; Doug Durrell had his Kiki Mk IV and Ted Moore had his EM Mk I.

A group of Formula Fords also competed in the championship and Ian Coristine took fourth in the championship in a Merlyn Mk 11. Good-sized grids were completed by a smattering of Formula Cs and a mass of Formula Vees.

The races

25 May 1969 > Mont-Tremblant

06 Jul 1969 > Mont-Tremblant

20 Jul 1969 > Mont-Tremblant

03 Aug 1969 > Mont-Tremblant

16 Aug 1969 > Mont-Tremblant

07 Sep 1969 > Mont-Tremblant

14 Sep 1969 > Trois-Rivières

1969 Molson Championship (Quebec Region Formula Cars) table

1Peter RobertsBrabham BT21C - Ford twin cam83 pts2 wins
2Jacques CoutureLola
Lotus 59 'B' - Ford twin cam
80 pts4 wins
3Réal DesrosiersMoleba - Alfa Romeo65 pts 
4Ian Coristine(Formula Ford) Merlyn Mk 11/11A55 pts 
5Peter Morgan(Formula Ford) Lotus 6151 pts 

The other race was won by Al Justason in a Formula B Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam. Other drivers who were not eligible for points were Gary Magwood who finished third in the 20 July race, fourth in the 7 September race and fourth again at Trois-Rivières in a FF Merlyn Mk 11; Bruce Jensen who was fourth in the 3 Aug race in a FB Brabham BT16; and Jack Boxstrom who was fifth at Trois-Rivières.

Please email Allen if you have any material on Canadian racing during this period.