Central Division SCCA Formula B 1966

Central Division Formula B took off in 1966 with nine cars scoring points and seven different Regions represented, although there's no evidence that more than three cars ever appeared at the same time. Stew McMillen retained his title by swapping his Lotus 27 for a newer Brabham acquired from Fred Opert. Allan Moffat, prior to moving to Australia, had a surprisingly new Lotus 35.

Final standings

1. Stew McMillenBrabham [BT18]Indianapolis33 pts
2. Larry SkeelsCooperMilwaukee15 pts 
3. Cliff L. PhillipsLotus 27 ("XXVII")Chicago15 pts 
4. Allan MoffatLotus 35 ("XXXV")Detroit9 pts 
5. Tom CountrymanAutodynamics-Porsche (D3)Land O'Lakes6 pts 
6. Jim LloydPogoIndianapolis6 pts 
7. Dave DoursElva-FordNEOhio4 pts 
8. Bernie BrundleChapulin IIMilwaukee4 pts 
9. Sid RichFormcarWestern Ohio4 pts 

† Indicates total includes points earned out of home division.

Formula C also boomed with 14 drivers scoring points including Tom Gelb in the Brabham BT2 previously raced by Augie Pabst.

1966 Schedule

07 May 1966Grattan RacewayWestern Michigan Region
21 May 1966GraylingNortheast Michigan Region
04 Jun 1966Mid-OhioFort Wayne/
South Bend Regions
18 Jun 1966Road AmericaChicago Region
02 Jul 1966Greenwood RoadwayDes Moines Valley & Iowa Regions
16 Jul 1966Mid-OhioCincinnati Region
06 Aug 1966Lynndale FarmsMilwaukee Region
10 Sep 1966Nelson LedgesNEOhio Region
08 Oct 1966Indianapolis 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.