Karl Knapp and Lou Sell in their LeGrand Mk 3Bss at the start of the race at Juarez in July 1966.  Copyright Bill Wolfe 2017.  Used with permission.

Southern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1966

As the Northern Pacific Division was dominated by San Francisco Region and Laguna Seca, so the southern remnant of the old Pacific Coast Division was dominated by Cal Club, the California Sports Car Club based in Los Angeles, and Riverside. Locally built LeGrands were the most popular cars with factory driver Karl Knapp taking the title.

Final standings

1. Karl Knapp LeGrand [Mk 3B] CSCC 45 pts*
2. Lou Sell LeGrand [Mk 3B] CSCC 38 pts *
3. Bruce Eglinton LeGrand [Mk 3B] CSCC 14 pts *
4. Boyd Groberg Lotus Utah 12 pts

* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.

Formula C saw exciting racing between the Brabhams of Nick Dioguardi and Charlie Adams.

1966 Schedule

27 Feb 1966Phoenix International RacewayArizona Region
19 Mar 1966Willow SpringsCal Club Region
02 Apr 1966Tucson AirfieldArizona Border Region
18 Jun 1966Stardust InternationalCal Club Region
23 Jul 1966RiversideCal Club Region
27 Aug 1966Midvale AirportUtah Region
23 Oct 1966Tucson AirfieldArizona Border Region

Southern Pacific Division sources

Although Los Angeles was one of the homes of American motor racing, we have few sources of information for southern Californian FB racing in this period. Competition Press & Autoweek had some regional coverage up to 1973 and Formula magazine then took over for a period in the mid-1970s. However, we are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The key ones are:

  • California Sportscar [1960s] (California Sports Car Club)
  • Post Grid [1969-1970] (California Sports Car Club Region)
  • Finish Line [from 1971] (California Sports Car Club Region)
  • Gridlines (San Diego Region)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals for this division.