South East Division SCCA Formula B 1969
Hugh Kleinpeter narrowly held off Nick Craw for the SEDiv title but was using a Chevron B15B for much of the season, not the Beach that the pointskeeper recorded. The other two main contenders, Craw and Bill Bowman, both had Brabham BT21Cs at the start of the season, upgrading to new BT29s when they became available.
Bob McQueen also made an appearance in the LeGrand Mk 3B he had raced in 1967.
|1.||Hugh Kleinpeter||Beach (/Chevron B15B)||Florida||39 pts|
|2.||Nick Craw||Brabham (BT21C and BT29)||Cent. Caro.||38 pts|
|3.||W. S. Bowman||Brabham (BT21C and BT29)||Florida||20 pts|
|4.||R. (Bob) McQueen||LeGrand (MK 3B)||Atlanta||9 pts|
|5.||Richard LaDuke||Beach||Florida||2 pts|
|6.||Joe Hines||LeGrand||Savannah||not given|
|30 Mar 1969||Fernandina Beach||Gator Region|
|13 Apr 1969||Savannah International Raceway||Charleston Region|
|27 Apr 1969||Virginia International Raceway||North Carolina Region|
|11 May 1969||Savannah International Raceway||Savannah Region|
|22 Jun 1969||Huntsville Airfield||Tennessee Valley Region|
|02 Aug 1969||Daytona||Central Florida Region|
|24 Aug 1969||Selma||Alabama Region|
|14 Sep 1969||Miami-Hollywood Speedway Park||Florida Region|
|28 Sep 1969||Virginia International Raceway||Central Carolinas Region|
|12 Oct 1969||Sebring International Raceway||Central Florida 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.