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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.

Final standings

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

1969 Schedule

30 Mar 1969Fernandina BeachGator Region
13 Apr 1969Savannah International RacewayCharleston Region
27 Apr 1969Virginia International RacewayNorth Carolina Region
11 May 1969Savannah International RacewaySavannah Region
22 Jun 1969Huntsville AirfieldTennessee Valley Region
02 Aug 1969DaytonaCentral Florida Region
24 Aug 1969SelmaAlabama Region
14 Sep 1969Miami-Hollywood Speedway ParkFlorida Region
28 Sep 1969Virginia International RacewayCentral Carolinas Region
12 Oct 1969Sebring International RacewayCentral 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)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals in this Division.