Keith Saunders goes for out-of-Division points in his Winkelmann at Laguna Seca.  Copyright David Hutson 2011.  Used with permission.

South West Division SCCA Formula B 1971

The points table for 1971 is not available. All that is known so far is that the following drivers qualified for the Runoffs:

1. Steve LoudenBrabham [BT29]39 pts 
2. "Butch" HarrisBrabham [BT29]24 pts 
3. Karl PattonWinkelmann12 pts 

However, Sandy Shephard appeared at the Runoffs with his Brabham BT29 in place of Harris.

Southwest Division SCCA Nationals in 1971

14 Feb 1971Dallas International Motor SpeedwayTexas Region
02 May 1971Camp Gary AFBAlamo Region
30 May 1971Chennault Field (Lake Charles Airfield)Southwest Louisiana Region
26 Sep 1971Texas World SpeedwaySan Jacinto Region
10 Oct 1971Dallas International Motor SpeedwayTexas Region

Southwest Division sources

Coverage of SWDiv was much slimmer in Competition Press & Autoweek than for other Divisions. To make the historian's life even more difficult, a couple of the Regions that organised National events do not appear to have had their own newsletters for much of this period: Alamo Region in Texas and Central Louisiana Region in Louisiana. The known Regional publications are:

  • Deltagram (Delta Region)
  • Journal (San Jacinto Region)
  • Lone Star Draft (Lone Star Region) - from 1979
  • Roundup (Texas Region)
  • Spinout (Southwest Louisiana Region) - from 1978
  • Border Bulletin (South Texas Border Region)

For much of the 1960s, the most important publication for this area was Southwest Racing News, published from 1963 onwards by Bill Gay from Dallas and running on until at least 1974. We are exceedingly keen to acquire copies of any of these.

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