Northeast Division SCCA Formula A 1967

Fred Opert had qualified for the Runoffs in 1966 by using a Formula C car, only to be disqualified for being underweight. He was up to similar tricks in 1967, scoring nine points for being first in class at a National at Bryar in October where Vincent Tudisco was running his "Vindicator" Formula A car, thus making a class. Opert was driving a Brabham but nothing is known about it. He did not take up his invitation to the Runoffs.

Sharing the title with him was Chuck Kirkbride, who had a Lotus 18/21 with 1.5-litre Climax FPF engine. He did take up his invitation to Daytona and won the Formula A class.

Final standings

1. Charles KirkbrideLotus [18/21 - Climax]NNJ9 pts 
1. Fred Opert"Brabham"New York9 pts 

1967 Schedule

08 Apr 1967Marlboro Motor SpeedwayWashington Region
29 Apr 1967Virginia International RacewayNorth Carolina Region
13 May 1967Cumberland AirfieldSteel Cities Region
04 Jul 1967Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
15 Jul 1967BridgehamptonNew York Region
05 Aug 1967Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
19 Aug 1967Watkins GlenGlen Region
02 Sep 1967Lime RockNew England Region
16 Sep 1967Marlboro Motor SpeedwayWashington Region
07 Oct 1967Bryar Motorsport ParkNew England Region

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) - full archive available at pittalk.org
  • The Drift (Steel Cities Region)
  • Knock Off (Mohawk Hudson Region) - full archive available at mohud-scca.org
  • Regional Review (New York Region)
  • Spark Plug (Glen Region)
  • The Bulletin (North Carolina Region - full archive available at ncrscca.com.
  • The Spokesmen (Philadelphia Region)
  • The Straightpipe (Washington DC Region)
  • Top End Magazine (Finger Lakes Region)

Three regionals have scanned all copies of their newsletters and made them available online: New England Region's 'Pit Talk', Mohawk Hudson Region's 'Knock Off', and North Carolina Region's 'The Bulletin'.

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.