Canadian Road Racing Championship
Mosport Park, 11 Oct 1970
|1||Bill Brack||Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8
|2||Horst Kroll||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
|3||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 (see note 1)
|4||Brian Robertson||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 (see note 2)
|5||Al Pease||(libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B  - Climax FPF 4
#69 (see note 3)
|6||Craig Fisher||Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Eppie Wietzes||McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
|6||broken timing chain|
|UNK||Frank Salem||Ferret Mark 2 (McLaren M1A) [20-10] - Chevrolet V8
|UNK||Russ Murray||Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
|DNSC||Ludwig Heimrath||McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
|Did not start (crashed)|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Bill Brack||(F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70  - Chevrolet V8||1m 51.9s|
Notes on the cars:
- 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.
- 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.
- Brabham BT23B  (Al Pease): Built in September 1967 and sold to George Pitt, who fitted it with the 2.5-litre Climax engine from the ex-John Coundley Lotus 19. First raced in the Oulton Park Gold Cup in mid-September, but only raced once more that season in libre before being advertised in December 1967. Then to Racing Preparations for Tony Lanfranchi at the Race of Champions 1968 and also driven by JD Lewis (Cheltenham, Gloucestershire) later in the year. To Jack Smith for libre in 1969 and driven by Roy Pike at the race of Champions meeting. After Smith's successful libre season, it was taken to Canada and used by John Cordts (Huntsville, Ontario) in Formula A and in the Canadian GP. Raced by Cordts again in Canadian Formula A in early 1970 and later that season by Al Pease (Toronto, Ontario). Eventually returned to Smith in England and resumed its libre career. This was the car Smith was driving when he crashed at Snetterton in July 1972 and was killed. The car is understood to have been scrapped.
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 and Tom Johnston has provided scans of entry lists and reports from a variety of sources. Also Michael Gee has been busy transcribing motor sports news articles at Vancouver's main library.
Complete results have been found only for R2 St Jovite 25 May 1969 (Autoweek), 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.