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.||Don Morin||Lotus 20 [/Brabham BT18]||New England||54 pts|
|2.||Ron Alexander||Alex-Porsche||Mahoning Valley||21 pts†|
|3.||Mike Cronin||Lotus 22||New England||21 pts|
|4.||Malcolm Starr||Repco-Brabham [BT6]||New England||10 pts|
|5.||Bob Fuller||Brabham [BT16]||New England||9 pts|
|6.||Joe Richardson||Alfa-Cooper||Washington DC||6 pts|
|7.||William Blankenship||Cooper||Philadelphia||6 pts|
|8.||Jack Goth||Brabham [BT6]||New York||4 pts|
|9.||Don 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 division.
|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 Motorsport 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) - full archive available at pittalk.org
- The Drift (Steel Cities Region)
- Knock Off (Mohawk Hudson Region) - full archive available at mohud-scca.org
- Regional Review (New York Region)
- Spark Plug (Glen Region)
- The Bulletin (North Carolina Region - full archive available at ncrscca.com.
- The Spokesmen (Philadelphia Region)
- The Straightpipe (Washington DC Region)
- Top End Magazine (Finger Lakes Region)
Three regionals have scanned all copies of their newsletters and made them available online: New England Region's 'Pit Talk', Mohawk Hudson Region's 'Knock Off', and North Carolina Region's 'The Bulletin'.
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.