The Lola Mk 3 of 1966 champion Noel McGlothlin, seen here at Montgomery (or possibly Selma) in 1967.  Copyright David Seibert 2012.  Used with permission.

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.

Final standings

1. R. Noel McGlothlinLola [Mk 3]Chattanooga33 pts 
2. John HoodBrabham [BT6]Cent. Florida9 pts 
3. Brian O'NeilBeachCent. Florida4 pts 

1966 Schedule

26 Feb 1966Palm Beach International RacewayFlorida Region
16 Apr 1966Fernandina BeachCentral Florida Region
14 May 1966Savannah International RacewaySavannah Region
28 May 1966CourtlandTennessee Valley Region
02 Jul 1966CourtlandAlabama Region
13 Aug 1966MontgomeryCentral Alabama Region
03 Sep 1966DaytonaCentral Florida Region
24 Sep 1966BainbridgeDixie 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.