Midwest Division SCCA Formula A 1967

Three cars scored points in Central Division, the easy winner being Jack Eiteljorg who had bought the Brabham BT11 that had been brought over to the US to be copied for the Mongoose Indycars. He went to Daytona for the Runoffs but blew his engine and failed to start. Clint Cavin was just about the only FA runner to have a 3-litre engine, having fitted his 1961 Cooper T53 with an Ansen Chevrolet engine, and finished third in the Runoffs. Jim Pease was the only other scorer in this division with a 2.7-litre Chevrolet Corvair engine in his ex-Formula Junior Elva 300.

Final standings

1. Jack EiteljorgBrabham [BT11 - Climax]Colorado27 pts 
2. Clint CavinCooper [T53 - Chevrolet]Arkansas9 pts 
2. Jim PeaseElva [300 - Chevrolet]Kansas9 pts 

1967 Schedule

22 Apr 1967Stuttgart AirportArkansas Region
06 May 1967Bottomless LakesRio Grande Region
28 May 1967War BonnetWichita Region
01 Jul 1967Ponca CityOklahoma Region
22 Jul 1967IndependenceKansas City Region
19 Aug 1967Lake AftonWichita Region
16 Sep 1967Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region
01 Oct 1967Continental DivideColorado Region
07 Oct 1967War BonnetNortheast Oklahoma Region

Midwest Division sources

Race results for Midwest Division Nationals from 1970 to 1978 have been kindly provided by veteran MiDiv historian Rocky Entriken. We also have some background information from Competition Press up to about 1973, when its interest in such events waned considerably, but we know little of the goings-on away from these events and are are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The key ones are:

  • Checkpoint (Kansas City Region)
  • Course Record (Arkansas Region)
  • The Echo (Southern Illinois Region)
  • Exhaust Notes (Nebraska) - full archive available at nrsccahistory.com.
  • Gasket Gazette (Oklahoma Region)
  • Neokla Observer (NE Oklahoma Region), renamed Sports Car Observer in 1980
  • The Offside Undo (Kansas Region)
  • Redline (Colorado Region)
  • Steerin’ Column (Mid-South Region)
  • Wheelspin (St. Louis Region)
  • Witches Wail (Wichita Region)

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