Canadian Road Racing Championship

Harewood Acres, 9 Aug 1970

1 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
55 60m 27s
104.5 mph
2 Brian Robertson (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 (see note 1)
55 61m 24s
3 Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#41 (see note 2)
54 60m 34s
4 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 3)
54 61m 13s
5 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 (see note 4)
53 60m 46s
6 Gordon Green (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
53 65m 02s
7 Ian Coristine (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford
49 60m 47s
8 Wayne Kelly (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
48 60m 28s
9 Ed Dow (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
48 61m 05s
10 Jim Cooks (FB) 1.6-litre unknown
46 60m 39s
11 Doug Hoy (FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP3 [44] - Ford
46 60m 39.2s
NC Bill Brewer (FB) 1.6-litre unknown
40 60m 31s
R Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
R Maurice McCaig (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
R Derek Tennant (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
R Jim Huber (FC) Mantis
R Harvey Craig Chinook Formula A ['3'] - Chevrolet V8
R Eppie Wietzes McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
R John Dickinson Lotus 42B [2] - Chevrolet V8
R Frank Salem Ferret Mark 3 (McLaren M1A) [20-10] - Chevrolet V8
R Tony Simms Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#53 (see note 5)
R Clive Rayman (FB) 1.6-litre unknown
DNA John R Babchek (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#42 (see note 6)
Did not arrive
  Brian Weightman Chinook Mk 6 ['1'] - Ford V8
On entry list
  Ian P Motley (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17A - Ford
On entry list
  "Tuck" Thomas (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51A - Ford
On entry list
  Maurice Beauregard (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
On entry list
  David Shook (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell D9 - Ford
On entry list
  Dennis Reed (FF) 1.6-litre Alexis - Ford Kent
On entry list

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT29 (Brian Robertson): Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) bought a Brabham BT29 late in 1969, debuting it at Sebring in December. He raced it extensively in 1970, taking in the Quebec and national Canadian series as well as rounds of the SCCA Pro series. He was entered by Fred Opert Racing Canada, a business in which he was a partner with Opert. Robertson upgraded to a BT35 for 1971 and his BT29 is likely to have been sold via the Opert operation. It does not appear in Opert's early 1971 advert so one possibility is that it was BT29/23, the car Evan Noyes took to the Tasman series.
  2. Brabham BT21C (Bruce Jensen): Bruce Jensen (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) raced a yellow #41 Brabham BT21C in Canadian and US Formula B events during 1970. He bought the car from Brabham dealer Fred Opert and it was yellow with a black stripe. It came with a Vegantune but that blew up and was replaced by a BRM twin cam. Jensen bought a Chevron B17 for 1971 and the Brabham is believed to have gone back to Fred Opert in that trade.
  3. Stebro-Chevron B17B (Peter W. Broeker): Peter Broeker (Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Quebec) raced a Chevron B17b in Canadian Formula B in 1970, often descibing it as a Stebro. It replaced Broeker's earlier B14, so the two cars were often confused. The B17b was raced by Craig Fisher and John Powell (both Toronto, Ontario) in 1971, entered by Penguin Racing Enterprise. The later history of the car is not known. Although it has been suggested that this was the car Broeker raced in 1974, when he returned to Formula Atlantic, that car appears to have been his older B14 updated.
  4. Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] (Craig Hill): New to Craig Hill (Mississauga, Ontario) and run in the Canadian Road Racing Championship and the SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B, entered by Bill Brack Racing Enterprises. Hill ran in a team with Brack's Formula 5000 Lotus 70, with both cars in marching Castrol GTX livery. Unlike the two JRDS cars, which were entered as Lotus 69Bs, Hill's car first raced in Lotus 59 bodywork and was generally billed through the season as the "Castrol GTX Lotus 59". For 1971, the car was sold to Max Nerrière (Toronto, Ontario), who raced it in the Players Canadian Formula B series. Retained by Nerrière for 1972 and for 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. Lola T142 [SL142/29] (Tony Simms): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/29.
  6. Brabham BT21C (John R Babchek): John R. Babchek (Romulus, MI) upgraded from his old Cooper T76 to a white-and-blue Brabham BT21C in either late 1969 or early 1970. The BT21C is likely to have been second hand but it has not yet been identified. He advertised the car, together with his old T76, in April 1974 noting that it had not been raced since August 1971.


Note that 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' published results.

Results for this series originally proved very difficult to complete, due in part to the poor coverage in Canadian magazines such as Track & Traffic. Wolfgang Klopfer provided Autoweek reports, Don Markle uncovered material in the archives then maintained by the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHoF), Jim Ibey found what he could from Track & Traffic, Tom Johnston provided scans of entry lists and reports from a variety of sources, and Michael Gee transcribed motor sports news articles at Vancouver's main library.

Since those early efforts, Mike Adams and Dominic St-Jean have provided official results sheets uncovered in the CMHoF and Trois-Rivières archives, and complete results have now been found for R1 Mosport 18 May 1969 (official results), R2 St Jovite 25 May 1969 (Autoweek), R6 Harewood Acres 17 Aug 1969 (official results), R9 Mosport Park 13 Oct 1969 (official results), R2 Westwood 31 May 1970 (Autoweek), R3 Edmonton 14 Jun 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results), R4 Rockcliffe 1 Jul 1970 (Autoweek and the official results), R5 Harewood 9 Aug 1970 (Wheelspin 27 May 1970 edition and the official results), R6 Trois-Rivières 06 Sep 1970 (official results) and R7 Mosport Park 11 Oct 1970 (official results).

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