North East Division SCCA Formula A 1965
The absence of any Formula A cars in the Northeast Division must have been a particular disappointment at SCCA HQ at Westport, Connecticut, as libre had been a competitive category in 1964. Early in the season, Warren Shamlian entered a Lotus 21 in Formula A at Virginia International Raceway but with no other competitors in his class, he was unable to score points. Phil Cade was believed to still have his 2.5-litre Lotus 18 but nothing was seen of it.
NEDiv SCCA Nationals in 1965
There were 12 Nationals in NEDiv with a driver scoring in a maximum of six.
|11 Apr 1965||Virginia International Raceway||North Carolina Region|
|25 Apr 1965||Marlboro Motor Speedway||Washington Region|
|01 May 1965||Vineland Speedway||Philadelphia Region|
|15 May 1965||Cumberland Airfield||Steel Cities Region|
|12 Jun 1965||Vineland Speedway||South Jersey Region|
|03 Jul 1965||Lime Rock||Northern New Jersey Region|
|07 Aug 1965||Bryar Motorsport Park||New England Region|
|14 Aug 1965||Bridgehampton||New York Region|
|21 Aug 1965||Watkins Glen||Glen Region|
|28 Aug 1965||Connellsville Airport||Steel Cities Region|
|04 Sep 1965||Thompson Raceway||New England Region|
|26 Sep 1965||Marlboro Motor Speedway||Washington Region|
The season finale was the Marlboro Cup Nationals at Marlboro on 26 Sep 1965 where Andrey won from Gottleib.
Northeast Division sources
Most of our knowledge of NEDiv racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine and from Competition Press & Autoweek. We are very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. These include:
- Pit Talk (New England Region)
- The Drift (Steel Cities Region)
- Knock Off (Mohawk-Hudson Region)
- Regional Review (New York Region)
- Spark Plug (Glen Region)
- The Spokesmen (Philadelphia Region)
- The Straightpipe (Washington DC Region)
- Top End Magazine (Finger Lakes Region)
North Carolina Region, which moved from NEDiv to SEDiv in 1969, has made its newsletter available online at the NCR website.
Additionally, Racing Magazine was published as a Lime Rock track magazine.
We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals in this Division.