Canadian Road Racing Championship
Harewood Acres, 10 May 1970
|1||Eppie Wietzes||McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
|2||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 [SL142/38] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Racing (see note 1)
|3||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 Bill Brack Racing Ent. (see note 2)
|4||Peter W. Broeker||(FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21 Stebro Racing Team (see note 3)
|5||Don Merriman||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C [59-FB-23?] - Ford twin cam
#22 Merriman Racing (see note 4)
|6||Bruce Jensen||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#41 Jenmac Racing (see note 5)
|7||Wayne Spears||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#77 Roberts Racing [Peter Roberts]
(see note 6)
|8||Tony Simms||Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#53 Team Trillium (see note 7)
|9||Gordon Green||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
#10 Ecurie Portland
|10||Dexter Farley||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#44 Dexter Farley (see note 8)
|11||Peter Morgan||(FB) 1.6-litre Hawke
#67 (no entrant)
|12||Paul Morrison||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51A - Ford
#331 (no entrant)
|13||Frank Salem||Ferret Mark 3 (McLaren M1A) [20-10] - Chevrolet V8
#121 (no entrant)
|14||Bill Johnston||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford
#73 Tecwin Cars
|R||Bill Brack||Lotus 70  - 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 9)
|44||(4 laps from end)|
|R||Al Justason||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F  - Ford twin cam
#32 Al Justason (see note 10)
|44||(5 laps from end)|
|R||William Martin||(FC) Merlyn
#36 (no entrant)
|R||Roger McCaig||McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#55 McCaig Racing (see note 11)
|R||Howard Cazaly||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#19 Howard Cazaly
|R||Nat Adams||Chinook Mk 8 ['2'] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Harold Haines Racing
|R||Hugh Cree||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
#16 Bill Brack Racing Ent.
|R||Doug Hoy||(FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP3  - Ford
#74 Doug Hoy
|DNS||John Cordts||(libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B  - Climax FPF 4
Paul Seitz (not on entry list or qualifying times)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Derek Tennant||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
|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 12)
|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.
|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 [59-FB-23?] - 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  - 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  - 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:
- Lola T142 [SL142/38] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/38.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lotus 59C [59-FB-23?] (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. Merriman told later owner Joe Griffin that he sold the car to Jack (Jackie) Burnett, so this would be the car Burnett drove at Trois-Rivières in August 1971. It was then in Brian Stewart's shop for a while, showing signs of race damage, perhaps from Trois-Rivières, and was then bought by Tommy Meecham (Oshawa, Ontario), who converted the car some time around 1973 to Formula Ford specification, and fitted Lotus 69 bodywork. He raced the car in the Bulova Formula Ford Series in Canada in 1974 and 1975. Meecham later crashed the car at Shannonville, and it was still in rough condition when bought from him by Ron Fellows in 1977. He had the car rebuilt by Wayne Pinney, of ASH Engineering, who designed his own bodywork for the car and named it ASH 001. Fellows and Pinney's customer Randy Packham raced the car from 1978 to 1980, until Packham crashed the car heavily at Shannonville, and Pinney rebuilt it again as the ASH 002. Fellows started to rebuilt it again, but this was not completed and the car hung in the rafters of Derek Harkema's workshoip in Toronto from 1981 to 1986. It is then unknown until John Lindsey acquired it in the 1990s, and he retained it until his death in 2015. Lindsey's widow sold the part-restored car to Joe Griffin in 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lola T142 [SL142/29] (Tony Simms): See full history: Lola T142 SL142/29.
- Brabham BT29  (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 (Hannover, NH).
- 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.
- Brabham BT23F  (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.
- McLaren M10A [300-07] (Roger McCaig): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-07.
- 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.
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 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), 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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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.