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Hank Candler's LeGrand Mk 6B draws curious onlookers at Juarez in July 1966.  Copyright Bill Wolfe 2017.  Used with permission.

MidWest Division SCCA Formula B 1966

MidWest saw a boom in Formula C in 1966 and also saw some signs of life in FB, with Hank Candler enjoying great success in his LeGrand.

The only cars to go to the Runoffs were Candler's and Chuck Trowbridge's LeGrands, but Candler failed to start. Both Candler and Trowbridge would later try their hand at Formula A.

Final standings

1. Henry Candler LeGrand Colo. 45 pts
2. Chuck Trowbridge [Elva 300] Colo. 9 pts
3. Jay Hoke Elva-Alfa NeOkla 4 pts

* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.

1966 Schedule

16 Apr 1966Stuttgart AirportArkansas Region
30 Apr 1966Bottomless LakesRio Grande Region
28 May 1966Garden CityWichita Region
18 Jun 1966Alliance AirportColorado Region
02 Jul 1966Ponca CityOklahoma Region
30 Jul 1966IndependenceKansas City Region
20 Aug 1966Lake AftonWichita Region
03 Sep 1966Continental DivideColorado Region
17 Sep 1966Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region
01 Oct 1966War BonnetNortheast Oklahoma Region

Midwest Division sources

Although Competition Press was more concerned with west coast and east coast events, the major midwest events were covered reasonably well. However, we know little of the goings-on away from these events and are are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The key ones are:

  • Checkpoint (Kansas City Region)
  • Course Record (Arkansas Region)
  • The Echo (Southern Illinois Region)
  • Exhaust Notes (Nebraska) - full archive available at nrsccahistory.com.
  • Gasket Gazette (Oklahoma Region)
  • Neokla Observer (NE Oklahoma Region), renamed Sports Car Observer in 1980
  • The Offside Undo (Kansas Region)
  • Redline (Colorado Region)
  • Steerin’ Column (Mid-South Region)
  • Wheelspin (St. Louis Region)
  • Witches Wail (Wichita Region)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals for this division.