Central Division SCCA Formula B 1965

Central Division would become one of the main homes of FB in the years to come but there was only one car and one competitive race in this first season. Stew McMillen, or Stu McMillen as the SCCA then chose to call him on this occasion, had a converted 1963 Formula Junior Lotus 27. He won several races in the car but only once were there enough FBs for the class to qualify for points.

Final standings

1. Stew McMillenLotus 27Indianapolis9 pts 

Despite the paucity of FB activity, the smaller Formula C took off very well in Central Division with 11 drivers scoring points including Augie Pabst in his old Brabham BT2.

Central Division SCCA Nationals in 1965

30 May 1965Meadowdale RacewayChicago Region
13 Jun 1965Mid-OhioFort Wayne & South Bend Regions
19 Jun 1965Road AmericaChicago Region
10 Jul 1965Mid-OhioCincinnati Region
08 Aug 1965Lynndale FarmsMilwaukee Region
26 Sep 1965Lynndale FarmsBlackhawk Valley & Milwaukee Regions
09 Oct 1965Indianapolis Raceway ParkIndianapolis Region

Central Division sources

Most of our knowledge of CenDiv racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine and from Competition Press & Autoweek. We are very keen to acquire, borrow or receive copies of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s SCCA regional publications from this Division. There were many such newsletters in this Division, including:

  • Auto-Graph (Indiana Northwest Region)
  • Backfire (Western Michigan Region)
  • Blower (Northeast Ohio Region)
  • Class Q and later CinChronizer (Cincinnati Region)
  • Clutch Chatter (Indianapolis Region)
  • Clutch Chatter (Northwestern Ohio Region)
  • Crashbox (Golden Triangle Region)
  • Down Shift (Central Illinois Region)
  • Downshift (Kentucky Region)
  • The Drift (Milwaukee Region)
  • Drifting (Des Moines Valley Region)
  • The Fifth Wheel (Northeastern Michigan Region)
  • The Four Wheel Drift (Fort Wayne Region)
  • Iowa Regional News (Iowa Region)
  • Newsletter (Central Kentucky Region)
  • Ohio Valley Regional News and Observers Stand (Ohio Valley Region)
  • Open Exhaust (Detroit Region)
  • Piston Patter (Chicago Region)
  • Pit Board (South Bend Region)
  • The Pit Stop (Southern Indiana Region)
  • The Racket (Tennessee Valley Region)
  • Recaps (Eastern Tennessee Region)
  • Rev Record (Western Ohio Region)
  • S.I.R. SCCA Newsletter (Southern Indiana Region)
  • Smoke Signals (Blackhawk Valley Region)
  • The Tonneau (Land O'Lakes Region)

Also relevant are some non-SCCA publications, notably that of the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs (MCSCC), based in the Chicago area:

  • Klaxon (Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals in this Division.