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Canadian Road Racing Championship

Mosport Park, 14 Oct 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Eppie Wietzes Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8

2 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8

3 Bill Brack Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8

4 Don Merriman (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)

5 Al Justason (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)

6 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam

7 Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam
(see note 3)

8 Tony Simms Kiki Mk 6D - Chevrolet V8
(see note 4)
out of fuel
R Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] - Ford twin cam
(see note 5)
upright
R Alfred Ruys de Perez Chinook Lola T90 - Chevrolet V8
misfire
UNK Nat Adams Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8

UNK Howard Cazaly (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam

DNSC Hamilton Vose Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.7s
2 Bill Brack (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/3] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.9s
3 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8 1m 25.8s
4 Don Merriman (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam 1m 32.2s
5 Tony Simms (F5000) 5-litre Kiki Mk 6D - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.0s
6 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam 1m 33.1s
7 Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam 1m 33.3s
8 Al Justason (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] - Ford twin cam 1m 33.4s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 59C (Don Merriman): Donald G. Merriman (Willowdale, Ontario, Canada) raced a Lotus 59 (or 59C) in Formula B in 1969, appearing in both SCCA and Canadian races. He was second at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in September, and picked up several other good placings. He returned with the car in 1970, but his last known appearance was at Westwood at the end of May. According to Tom Johnston's book "British Racing Cars in Canada" (2011), this car was "sold in 1971 to Tom Meecham who fitted a Lotus 69 body and converted the car to Formula Ford". Johnston adds that it was at the time "owned by John Lindsey an Ontario collector".
  2. Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] (Al Justason): According to a biography of Bill Stone, his 1968 Formula 3 Brabham started out as a crashed BT18 frame bought from Frank Williams. Stone built this car up and entered it as a BT18/21B in European F3 events in the latter half of 1968. Early in 1969, Stone appeared with a Brabham powered by a Ford twin cam engine and said to be a BT21B when he raced it at Silverstone in April. At the Madrid GP, Autosport described it as a BT18 with a 1800cc Ford twin cam engine. It was called a BT21A when Del Bennett drove it at Silverstone in May. This car was then sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario) for Formula B racing in 1969. Photographs of the car in Justason's ownership show that it had BT18 upper bodywork and it is likely that this "BT21" was actually Stone's BT18-based car from 1968. Justason sold the car to dealer Joe Grimaldi as a rolling chassis and its subsequent history is unknown.
  3. Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] (Bruce Jensen): Driven by Alan Rees for Roy Winkelmann Racing in 1965. Presumably Rees raced the same car all season. Bought in 1966 from Winkelman by Bob Fuller (Connecticut), fitted with a Cosworth Mk 12 and raced in FB in 1967. To Steve Brownstein (New York) for 1968 and raced again in FB with the Mk 12. Then traded to Fred Opert for a new Chevron. To Bruce Jensen and raced in Canadian FB in 1969 and then to Bill Pickthorne (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced it in 1970 and at the beginning of 1971. It was then stored for 18 years until bought by Murray Wivell (Brantford, Ontario) in October 1989. Restored and used in US vintage racing for ten seasons, initially with the Ford twin cam engine and then with a Cosworth SCA for the last two seasons. Sold to Ivan Scotti (Zurich, Switzerland) November 2004. This is presumably the ex-Alan Rees BT16 run at the 2013 Solitude Revival by Bruno Weibel of Schaffner Racing.
  4. Kiki Mk 6D (Tony Simms): Doug McArthur (Toronto, Canada) built a number of one-off racing cars in the late 1960s. These included a Mk 2 that raced in Formula C, a Mk 3 which had a Ford 289 engine and was said to resemble an overgrown Lotus 7, and a Mk 4 that ran in Formula B until Doug Durrell demolished it at Mont Tremblant in July 1969. For 1968, local papers noted that McArthur was planning a Formula A car with a spaceframe chassis and Chevrolet engine. The car was first seen in Canadian Formula A in 1969, when it was driven by Tony Simms (Willowdale, Ontario). It had a mild steel space frame with a few stressed aluminum panels around the cockpit plus the undertray, and used a Hewland LG gearbox and McLaren wheels. The Chevrolet V8 engine was prepared by Dave Billes at Performance Engineering. Simms returned with the car in 1970, but its only documented appearance was at Trois-Rivières in September. It was then sold to John Powell, who was moving up from racing a MGB. Unfortunately, the car got airborne while testing at Harewood Acres and was destroyed. Some surviving components were being used in a Kiki Mk 8 until Powell's budget ran out.
  5. Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] (Peter W. Broeker): Canadian veteran Peter W. Broeker (Pt. Claire, Quebec) bought a Chevron B14 for 1968 and surviving Chevron records imply that it was chassis number FB-68-10. Used in SCCA pro events and also in Canadian Eastern Zone Formula Championship and Championnat de Formule du Québec races in 1968. Retained for 1969 and raced in the Canadian Road Racing Championship and the Molson Championship, often entered as a Stebro-Chevron. Then apparently retained by Broeker until 1974, when he used it in a few races. After Broeker's death in late 1980 the B14 was bought from his estate by Gerry Jones. Jones sold it to Roger Fountain who moved to England in 1988, and sold the car to Chris Ball who had it restored for HSCC racing in the UK.

Sources

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.

Results for this series have proved very difficult to complete, due in part to the poor coverage in Canadian magazines such as Track & Traffic. Wolfgang Klopfer has provided Autoweek reports, Don Markle uncovered much material in the CMHF Archives, Jim Ibey found what he could from Track & Traffic Tom Johnston has provided scans of entry lists and reports from a variety of sources, and Mike Adams and Dominic St-Jean have provided results sheets. Also Michael Gee has been busy transcribing motor sports news articles at Vancouver's main library.

Complete results have been found only for R1 Mosport 18 May 1969 (official results), R2 St Jovite 25 May 1969 (Autoweek), R6 Harewood Acres 17 Aug 1969 (official results), R2 Westwood 31 May 1970 (Autoweek), R3 Edmonton 14 Jun 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results) and R4 Rockcliffe 1 Jul 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results). The R5 Harewood 16 Aug 1970 results are derived from the Wheelspin report in the 27 May 1970 edition.

Full results are still needed for some races and further help would be greatly appreciated.

Please email Allen if you can add anything.