North East Division SCCA Formula B 1965
Eight cars contested the North East Division FB title but no more than five cars appeared at any one race. Preparation specialist and multiple SCCA National Champion Gus Andrey won the class in a car described simply as an Alfa Romeo but thought to be the Lotus 18 that he had previously driven in Formula Junior equipped with the engine from the Alfa Romeo GTA that he knew so well.
Candido DaMota finished third in the Lotus 20 that had won the Formule Libre National Points Championship in 1964 and George Alderman slipped to fourth in the Cooper-Alfa with which he'd won the Formula Libre class at the 1964 Runoffs.
|1.||Gaston Andrey||[Lotus] Alfa Romeo||New England||54 pts|
|2.||Alan Gottlieb||Lotus ||Steel Cities||28 pts|
|3.||Candido Da Mota||Lotus 20||New York||24 pts|
|4.||George Alderman||Cooper-Alfa||Philadelphia||9 pts|
|5.||Don Burris||Cooper||Philadelphia||6 pts|
|6.||Robert O'Brien||Cooper||New York||4 pts|
|7.||Jordan King||Lotus-Ford||New York||4 pts|
|8.||Mike Cronin||Lotus-Alfa||New York||3 pts|
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.