North East Division SCCA Formula B 1966
A complete turnover in drivers in NEDiv FB saw the title go to Don Morin with a maximum score in what Sports Car reported to be his Lotus 20 from 1965. However, reports from races right from the start of the season state that he had changed to a Brabham for 1966. Certainly he had a Brabham BT18 to take to the Runoffs at Riverside and won the national title.
Other Brabhams in the north east were owned by Malcolm Starr, Robert Fuller, who had an ex-Winkelmann F2 BT16, and Jack Goth. Top Region was definitely New England with four of the top five runners.
|1.||Donald Morin||Lotus 20 [/Brabham BT18]||New England||54 pts|
|2.||Ron Alexander||Alex-Porsche||Mahoning Vly||21 pts *|
|3.||Mike Cronin||Lotus 22||New England||21 pts|
|4.||Malcolm Starr||Repco-Brabham||New England||10 pts|
|5.||Robert Fuller||Brabham [BT16]||New England||9 pts|
|6.||Joseph Richardson||Alfa-Cooper||Washington||6 pts|
|7.||William Blankenship||Cooper||Philadelphia||6 pts|
|8.||Jack Goth||Brabham||New York||4 pts|
|9.||Donald Burris||Cooper Ford||Philadelphia||3 pts|
|10.||Ron Beausoleil||A.D.P.||New England||3 pts|
|11.||John Plaisted||Cheetah||New England||2 pts|
* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.
|02 Apr 1966||Marlboro Motor Speedway||Washington Region|
|16 Apr 1966||Vineland Speedway||Philadelphia Region|
|30 Apr 1966||Virginia International Raceway||North Carolina Region|
|14 May 1966||Cumberland Airfield||Steel Cities Region|
|04 Jun 1966||Vineland Speedway||South Jersey Region|
|18 Jun 1966||Bridgehampton||New York Region|
|04 Jul 1966||Lime Rock||Northern New Jersey Region|
|23 Jul 1966||Connellsville Airport||Steel Cities Region|
|06 Aug 1966||Bryar Motorsports Park||New England Region|
|20 Aug 1966||Watkins Glen||Glen Region|
|03 Sep 1966||Thompson Raceway||New England Region|
|24 Sep 1966||Marlboro Motor Speedway||Washington Region|
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.