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Canadian Road Racing Championship

Harewood Acres, 10 May 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
55
2 Horst Kroll Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Racing
53
3 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 Bill Brack Racing Ent. (see note 1)
52
4 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21 Stebro Racing Team (see note 2)
51
5 Don Merriman (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam
#22 Merriman Racing (see note 3)
51
6 Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#41 Jenmac Racing (see note 4)
50
7 Wayne Spears (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#77 Roberts Racing [Peter Roberts]
(see note 5)
50
8 Tony Simms Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#53 Team Trillium
49
9 Gordon Green (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
#10 Ecurie Portland
49
10 Dexter Farley (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [30] - Ford twin cam
#44 Dexter Farley (see note 6)
48
11 Peter Morgan (FB) 1.6-litre Hawke
#67 (no entrant)
46
12 Paul Morrison (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51A - Ford
#331 (no entrant)
45
13 Frank Salem Ferret Mark 3 (McLaren M1A) [20-10] - Chevrolet V8
#121 (no entrant)
43
14 Bill Johnston (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford
#73 Tecwin Cars
41
R Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85 Bill Brack Racing Ent.
46 lost wheel (10 laps from end)
R Peter Roberts (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#71 Roberts Racing (see note 7)
44 (4 laps from end)
R Al Justason (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam
#32 Al Justason (see note 8)
44 (5 laps from end)
R William Martin (FC) Merlyn
#36 (no entrant)
21
R Roger McCaig McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#55 McCaig Racing
16 engine
R Howard Cazaly (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#19 Howard Cazaly
12
R Nat Adams Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Harold Haines Racing
5
R Hugh Cree (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
#16 Bill Brack Racing Ent.
1
R Doug Hoy (FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP3 [44] - Ford
#74 Doug Hoy
0
DNS John Cordts (libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B [3] - Climax FPF 4
Paul Seitz (not on entry list or qualifying times)
Did not start
DNS Derek Tennant (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
#25
Did not start
DNS Ian Coristine (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford
#50 Royal Bank Racing
Did not start
DNS Ian P Motley (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17A - Ford
#51 Royal Bank Racing
Did not start
DNS Randy Fraser (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#54 Team IRI (see note 9)
Did not start
DNS Wilson Southam (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
#58 (no entrant)
Did not start
DNS Merv Farrel (FF) 1.6-litre Chinook - Ford
#104 (no entrant)
Did not start

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.2s
2 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8 1m 04.8s
3 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam 1m 06.6s
4 Randy Fraser * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 1m 07.4s
5 Roger McCaig (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.9s
6 Nat Adams (F5000) 5-litre Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 08.8s
7 Wayne Spears (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam 1m 09.1s
8 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam 1m 09.2s
9 Don Merriman (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam 1m 09.9s
10 Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam 1m 10.4s
11 Al Justason (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam 1m 10.9s
12 Tony Simms (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.9s
13 Peter Roberts (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 1m 11.0s
14 Hugh Cree (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford 1m 13.0s
15 Bill Johnston (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford 1m 13.9s
16 Dexter Farley (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [30] - Ford twin cam 1m 13.9s
17 Ian Coristine * (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford 1m 15.0s
18 Gordon Green (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM 1m 16.3s
19 Ian P Motley * (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17A - Ford 1m 17.4s
20 Derek Tennant * (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford 1m 17.6s
21 Merv Farrel * (FF) 1.6-litre Chinook - Ford 1m 17.9s
22 Peter Morgan (FB) 1.6-litre Hawke 1m 18.6s
23 Paul Morrison (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51A - Ford 1m 21.6s
24 Wilson Southam * (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford 1m 42.0s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 59C [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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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".
  4. 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.
  5. Brabham BT21C (Wayne Spears): New to Peter Roberts (Granby, Quebec) and his mechanic Wayne Spears (Chomedey, Quebec), and raced in Formula B in 1968 and 1969, when it was described simply as a BT21. Spears drove the car again in 1970 when it was listed at Harewood Acres as a BT21C. Nothing more known.
  6. Brabham BT29 [30] (Dexter Farley): After crashing his FC car at Lime Rock in August 1969, Dexter Farley (Waldorf, MD) part-exchanged the wrecked Brabham for a new Brabham BT29 from east coast dealer Joe Grimaldi, who had recently parted from Fred Opert. Farley drove the car in Pro events in 1970 as well as competing in NEDiv FB races. He retained it for 1971 when Tom Reddy raced it a couple of times and advertised it as "ser no 30" in October 1971. He also had it in the early part of 1972 before moving to Washington state and quitting racing. The next period of the car's life is unknown but it has been identified as the BT29 bought around 1974 from Bill Wonder by engine preparer Ted Wenz and raced in 1975. Wonder had been running it for a woman driver, which must mean Diana Black (Kew Gardens, NY) who raced a Brabham BT29 in NEDiv FB in 1973 and 1974. Wenz later sold it to Texas but it re-emerged in the 1980s and was recently owned by Peter McLaughlin.
  7. Brabham BT29 (Peter Roberts): Peter Roberts (Granby, Quebec) raced a Brabham BT29 in 1970, appearing as #71 in the main Canadian series and as #1 in the Molson (Quebec Region) Championship. His best results came in the Molson series with two third places at Mont-Tremblant. Roberts had earlier raced a BT29 that he had borrowed from "an Ontario racer" but whether this 1970 car was the same one is unknown. Robert did not continue in Formula B after 1970 and after sitting around unused for 18 months, the BT29 was sold to Derek Johnson (Montreal, Quebec) who was making a comeback after injury. The Montreal Gazette quoted Johnson's chief crew Bob Beale saying that nobody had driven it for a year, and Roberts' mechanic John Lo Bosco confirmed that Roberts' BT29 went to Johnson. Johnson bought the car the Friday before the opening race at Sanair and it was rented by Ian Coristine for that race after his new March 722 could not be readied in time. Raced by Johnson for the rest of the 1972 season. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Brabham BT23F [1] (Al Justason): Sold to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and fitted with a Vegantune Ford twin cam engine for SCCA 'Pro' and NEDiv Formula B. Raced through 1968 and retained for a couple of races in 1969 as Gubelmann's BT29 was late arriving. Sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) who used it in both the Canadian and US Pro series in 1970 and again in the Canadian FB series in 1971. Sold to Michael Houselander who appeared at two Canadian national events in 1972, Later sold to ‘Dino Delousis’ who fitted a turbocharged 2-litre Ford Pinto engine for libre events but found the car to be undrivable and stored it from about 1974 to 2004 when sold to Dave Darrow (Mississauga, Ontario) and fully restored. Retained until 2007 when sold via race-cars.com to Murray Bryden (Melbourne, Australia). Sold to David Kloster (Kinglake, Victoria) September 2011.
  9. Brabham BT29 (Randy Fraser): Randy Fraser (Piedmont, Quebec/Rhode Island) raced a blue-and-silver #54 Brabham BT29 in 1970 as part of Team IRI and with sponsorship from Multimetals. He appeared in both the Canadian and US Pro series but focused on the US series after the first few races. He moved to a new March 71BM for 1971 but the Brabham remained unsold. It appeared in his advert in CP&A in November 1971 when it was described as a rolling chassis in parts. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

Individual sources for this event

According to the official results pack, several of the cars entered as FBs in the race also ran in the Formula Ford race so they are listed here as FFs, not FBs. Ian Motley's Merlyn Mk17A was third in Race 4, Bill Johnston's Merlyn Mk11A (entered as a Mk2A in the feature race) was a place behind him, Merv Farrel's Chinook was eight, Ian Coristine's Merlyn Mk17 13th and Doug Hoy's "Climax Royale" lagging in 16th. Derek Tennant's Merlyn FF was third in Race 10, the second FF race, two places ahead of High Cree's Lotus 61M. Wilson Southam was a late entry in the FF race but did not start either FF race.