Ed Marshall's Gamboa Alexis with local dignatories at Juarez in July 1966.  Copyright Bill Wolfe 2018.  Used with permission.

Northern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1966

The new Northern Pacific Division was dominated by San Francisco Region in Formula B, with no competition coming from traditional rivals Oregon Region. Ed Marshall won the Division in a brand new Alexis Mk 6 belonging to Mauricio Gamboa, fitted with a 1600cc Ford twin cam, and also won the high-profile race at Cuidad Juarez in Mexico on 17 July.

Final standings

1. Ed Marshall Alexis [MK 6] Ford S.F. 39 pts
2. Bud White Lotus 22 S.F. 38 pts
3. Robin Jackson Lotus 22 S.F. 6 pts
4. Larry Albedi BMC (Mk III) S.F. 4 pts
5. Harry Mitner Auto. S.F. 3 pts

1966 Schedule

30 Apr 1966NewportOregon Region
21 May 1966SeattleNorthwest Region
04 Jun 1966StocktonSan Francisco Region
25 Jun 1966SeattleNorthwest Region
10 Sep 1966VacavilleSan Francisco Region
24 Sep 1966NewportOregon Region

Northern Pacific Division sources

Most of our knowledge of NorPac racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine, from Competition Press & Autoweek and from an extensive collection of San Francisco Region's The Wheel newsletter from 1971 onwards. We are very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of all three of the main SCCA regional publications in this division:

  • The Wheel (San Francisco Region)
  • Northwest Sports Car News (Northwest Region)
  • Loud Pedal (Oregon Region)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals, notably the Laguna Seca Sprints and the Rose Cup Races.