Northern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1969
Combining the San Francisco Region and the road racing enthusiasm of Oregon and Washington, NorPac always saw good F/SCCA fields and 1969 was an epic battle for supremacy between NW Region's William Monson and San Francisco's Don Delamore, both in BT21-model Brabhams. Monson, in the ex-Nick Reynolds BT21C, pipped Delamore by a point for the divisional title and then led him home in a NorPac 1-2 at the Daytona Runoffs in November.
Behind these two were Ed Leslie, whose Titan had been expected to be a leading runner in the Pro series, and Mike Eyerly whose old Brabham BT18 had taken the Pro title. Mike Brodie is listed in the division as having a Lotus but used a Brabham BT21 in the Pro series.
|1.||Dr Wm. Monson||Brabham (BT21C)||N.W.||37 pts *|
|2.||Don Delamore||Brabham (BT21B)||S.F.||36 pts *|
|3.||Ed Leslie||Titan||S.F.||15 pts|
|4.||Jack Quinlin||Cooper||N.W.||10 pts|
|5.||Mike Eyerly||Brabham (BT18)||Ore.||9 pts|
|6.||Jim Gray||Gray Sp||N.W.||6 pts|
|7.||Mike Brodie||Lotus||S.F.||3 pts|
|8.||Mike Hansen||LeGrand||S.F.||3 pts|
|9.||Larry Albedi||Bourgeault||S.F.||2 pts|
|10.||Steve Griswold||Brabham (BT16)||S.F.||1 pt|
* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.
|30 Mar 1969||Sears Point||San Francisco Region|
|18 May 1969||Seattle||Northwest Region|
|15 Jun 1969||Seattle||Oregon Region|
|20 Jul 1969||Sears Point||San Francisco Region|
|17 Aug 1969||Seattle||Northwest Region|
|14 Sep 1969||Portland International Speedway||Oregon Region|
Northern Pacific Division sources
Most of our knowledge of NorPac racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine and from Competition Press & Autoweek. We are very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of the three main SCCA regional publications:
- 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.