Southern Pacific Division SCCA Formula B 1966

For most of the season, as with its new sister division further north, Southern Pacific Division only attracted a single Formula A car, Ed Mackey's Cooper. The Cooper was a 1959 Mk IV, now known to historians as a 'T51', which had been fitted with an Alfa Romeo engine of unknown type.

At the final race of the season, two more cars appeared, Dee Singleton in a Lotus 24 attached to an Oldsmobile F-85 V8 engine and John Timanus in a Lotus 18, both securing points and thus an invitation to the Runoffs. The Lotus-Olds was probably the same car Rod Carveth had raced in 1965 but its origins are still unknown.

Final standings

1. Ed Mackey Cooper [Mk IV 'T51'] - [Alfa Romeo] CSCC 18 pts
2. D. Singleton Lotus 24 - [Oldsmobile F-85 V8] CSCC 6 pts
3. John Timanus Lotus [18] CSCC 4 pts

1966 Schedule

27 Feb 1966Phoenix International RacewayArizona Region
19 Mar 1966Willow SpringsCal Club Region
02 Apr 1966Tucson AirfieldArizona Border Region
18 Jun 1966Stardust InternationalCal Club Region
23 Jul 1966RiversideCal Club Region
27 Aug 1966Midvale AirportUtah Region
23 Oct 1966Tucson AirfieldArizona Border Region

Southern Pacific Division sources

Although Los Angeles was one of the homes of American motor racing, we have few sources of information for southern Californian FB racing in this period. Competition Press & Autoweek had some regional coverage up to 1973 and Formula magazine then took over for a period in the mid-1970s. However, we are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The key ones are:

  • California Sportscar [1960s] (California Sports Car Club)
  • Post Grid [1969-1970] (California Sports Car Club Region)
  • Finish Line [from 1971] (California Sports Car Club Region)
  • Gridlines (San Diego Region)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals for this division.