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.

Final standings

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.

1966 Schedule

02 Apr 1966Marlboro Motor SpeedwayWashington Region
16 Apr 1966Vineland SpeedwayPhiladelphia Region
30 Apr 1966Virginia International RacewayNorth Carolina Region
14 May 1966Cumberland AirfieldSteel Cities Region
04 Jun 1966Vineland SpeedwaySouth Jersey Region
18 Jun 1966BridgehamptonNew York Region
04 Jul 1966Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
23 Jul 1966Connellsville AirportSteel Cities Region
06 Aug 1966Bryar Motorsports ParkNew England Region
20 Aug 1966Watkins GlenGlen Region
03 Sep 1966Thompson RacewayNew England Region
24 Sep 1966Marlboro Motor SpeedwayWashington 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.