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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.

Final standings

1. Gaston Andrey (Lotus) Alfa Romeo N.E. 54 pts
2. Alan Gottlieb Lotus [22] St.Cit. 28 pts
3. Candido DaMota Lotus 20 N.Y. 24 pts
4. George Alderman Cooper-Alfa Phila. 9 pts
5. Donald Burris Cooper Phila. 6 pts
6. Robert O'Brien Cooper N.Y. 4 pts
7. Jordan King Lotus-Ford N.Y. 4 pts
8. Michael Cronin Lotus-Alfa N.Y. 3 pts

* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.

NEDiv SCCA Nationals in 1965

There were 12 Nationals in NEDiv with a driver scoring in a maximum of six.

11 Apr 1965Virginia International RacewayNorth Carolina Region
25 Apr 1965Marlboro Motor SpeedwayWashington Region
01 May 1965Vineland SpeedwayPhiladelphia Region
15 May 1965Cumberland AirfieldSteel Cities Region
12 Jun 1965Vineland SpeedwaySouth Jersey Region
03 Jul 1965Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
07 Aug 1965Bryar Motorsports ParkNew England Region
14 Aug 1965BridgehamptonNew York Region
21 Aug 1965Watkins GlenGlen Region
28 Aug 1965Connellsville AirportSteel Cities Region
04 Sep 1965Thompson RacewayNew England Region
26 Sep 1965Marlboro Motor SpeedwayWashington 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)

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.