Canadian Road Racing Championship
Westwood, 29 Jun 1969
|1||Eppie Wietzes||Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
|2||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
|3||Dave Ogilvy||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
|4||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
|5||Jon Reski||(FB) 1.6-litre LeGrand
|6||Ray Smith||(FC) Brabham BT16
#30 (see note 1)
|7||Wayne Jamieson||(FC) Manic-Grac
|8||Mike Atkin||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
|9||Peter W. Broeker||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
|10||Tony Simms||Kiki Mk 6A - Chevrolet V8
#53 (see note 2)
|R||Bill Brack||Lotus 42B  - Chevrolet V8
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT16 (Ray Smith): Ray Smith bought a F3 MAE-engined Brabham BT16 (or possibly BT15) from Fenwick Motors in East Lothian, Scotland. He took the car back to Canada and ran it in FC and FB in 1969 and 1970. The identity of the car is not yet known. Last seen when advertised by Smith (as a BT18) in February 1971.
- Kiki Mk 6A (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.
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.