Southern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1969
Charlie Adams emerged from a large field of 18 drivers to win the Southern Pacific Division title with just 18 pts.
The biggest news of the FB season was that Dick Barbour's Automotion operation in San Diego were running a team of four McLarens, including the ex-Henry Hester car of Dow 'Jack' Byers, an Alfa-powered car for Skeeter McKitterick and another for Ron Attig. Also Max Callicott drove a M4A in the division (he would race this in the Pro series in 1970) and Stan Huddlestone raced a McLaren in one of the two Californian rounds of the Pro series in early 1969. Callicott's car came from Chequered Flag and it's possible Barbour had acquired a job lot of their F2 and F3 McLarens.
Among the mystery cars was Joe Alves, later to achieve lasting fame through his work on the film Jaws. His Brabham may have been his 1968 car, identified at Continental Divide as a BT21.
|1.||Charlie Adams||Brabham (BT21C)||CSCC||18 pts|
|2.||Gerhard Klose||LeGrand (Mk 6?)||CSCC||17 pts|
|3.||Don Byers||McLaren (M4A)||SD||17 pts|
|4.||Max Callicott||McLaren (M4A)||CSCC||15 pts *|
|5.||Joe Alves||Brabham (BT21?)||CSCC||9 pts|
|6.||James Mederer||Crosslé (14F [C14F/69/41])||CSCC||6 pts|
|7.||Stefan Rzesnowiecky||Winkelmann||CSCC||6 pts|
|8.||Skeeter McKitterick||McLaren (M4A-Alfa)||CSCC||6 pts|
|9.||Jerry Weeks||Lotus 22||CSCC||6 pts|
|10.||Stan Schooley||Winkelmann (WDB2 )||Ariz||6 pts|
|11.||Frank Monise Jr||Lotus||CSCC||5 pts|
|12.||Stan Huddlestone||Brabham||CSCC||4 pts|
|13.||Ron Hogan||Brabham||Ariz||4 pts|
|14.||Ron Attig||Brabham||SD||4 pts *|
|15.||Steve Baughman||Brabham||Utah||4 pts|
|16.||Greg Gosar||Lotus 41C||Ariz||4 pts|
|17.||Robert Ilg||Winkelmann||Utah||1 pt|
|18.||John Kube||Merlyn||CSCC||1 pt|
* Indicates total includes points earned out of home divisions.
|23 Feb 1969||Stardust International||Cal Club Region|
|23 Mar 1969||Willow Springs||Cal Club Region|
|13 Apr 1969||Holtville Aerodrome||San Diego Region|
|04 May 1969||Phoenix International Raceway||Arizona Region|
|03 Aug 1969||Willow Springs||Cal Club Region|
|01 Sep 1969||Bonneville Raceway Park||Utah Region|
|28 Sep 1969||Riverside||Cal Club Region|
|12 Oct 1969||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.