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.
|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.
|27 Feb 1966||Phoenix International Raceway||Arizona Region|
|19 Mar 1966||Willow Springs||Cal Club Region|
|02 Apr 1966||Tucson Airfield||Arizona Border Region|
|18 Jun 1966||Stardust International||Cal Club Region|
|23 Jul 1966||Riverside||Cal Club Region|
|27 Aug 1966||Midvale Airport||Utah Region|
|23 Oct 1966||Tucson Airfield||Arizona 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.