South East Division SCCA Formula B 1970

Hugh Kleinpeter took his third successive Formula B title in SEDiv thanks to three victories in his 1969 Chevron: an overall win at Talladega Speedway in July; second place and class win at Daytona in August; and third behind two FA cars at Road Atlanta in October. The similar Chevron of Jim Grob finished second thanks to a run of second places but his focus had been the Pro championship, competing in seven rounds.

Noel McGlothlin, Competition Chairman of the tiny Chattanooga Region, finished third thanks to an early-season second place behind Kleinpeter in his rarely-seen Brabham BT21C. Miami's Jeff Stevens took third place behind Kleinpeter and Grob at Daytona in a Lotus of unknown vintage.

Competition Press & Autoweek did not have a reporter at either of the rounds conducted by Savannah Region at Savannah International Raceway so nothing is known of the results of these. Also, no trace has been found of Savannah Region's newsletter before its merger with Gator Region to create Buccaneer Region in 1972. Can anyone help?

Final standings

1. Hugh KleinpeterChevron (B15B)Florida27 pts 
2. Jim GrobChevron (B15B)Cent. Florida18 pts
3. R. Noel McGlothlinBrabham (BT21C)Chattanooga6 pts 
4. Jef StevensLotusFlorida4 pts 
5. Richard LaDukeBeachFlorida3 pts 

† Indicates total includes points earned out of home division.

1970 Schedule

26 Apr 1970Virginia International RacewayNorth Carolina Region
10 May 1970Savannah International RacewaySavannah Region
19 Jul 1970Talladega SuperspeedwayAlabama Region
02 Aug 1970DaytonaCentral Florida Region
27 Sep 1970Savannah International RacewaySavannah Region
11 Oct 1970Road AtlantaAtlanta 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.