South East SCCA Formula B 1966
SouthEast Div expanded its FB competition from one driver to three in 1966, the runaway leader being Chattanooga Region's Noel McGlothlin in a five-year-old ex-Formula Junior Lola Mk 3 whose main problem was to find enough FB entries for the class to be eligible for points.
Dr John Hood had a 1963 Brabham BT6 but it may have arrived too late in the year to challenge for the title. More would be seen of that combination in 1967.
|1.||R. Noel McGlothlin||Lola [Mk 3]||Chattanooga||33 pts|
|2.||John Hood||Brabham [BT6]||Cent. Florida||9 pts|
|3.||Brian O'Neil||Beach||Cent. Florida||4 pts|
|26 Feb 1966||Palm Beach International Raceway||Florida Region|
|16 Apr 1966||Fernandina Beach||Central Florida Region|
|14 May 1966||Savannah International Raceway||Savannah Region|
|28 May 1966||Courtland||Tennessee Valley Region|
|02 Jul 1966||Courtland||Alabama Region|
|13 Aug 1966||Montgomery||Central Alabama Region|
|03 Sep 1966||Daytona||Central Florida Region|
|24 Sep 1966||Bainbridge||Dixie Region|
Southeast Division sources
What we know of Southeast Division racing in this period comes from Competition Press & Autoweek's reports on SCCA Nationals and the SCCA's own Sports Car magazine. We are keen to learn more and are therefore very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The known ones are:
- The Checker (Central Florida Region)
- CARolina Newsletter (Central Carolina Region)
- The Racket (Tennessee Valley Region)
- Regional Notes (Florida Region)
- Rich Mixture (Southern West Virginia Region)
- Sowega Newsletter (Sowega Region - became Chavaga Region in 1968)
- Sports Racing News (Alabama Region)
- Steering Wheel (Atlanta Region)
North Carolina Region, which moved from NEDiv to SEDiv in the late 1960s, has made its newsletter available online at the NCR website.
We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals in this Division.