Northern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1972
Mike Hansen was champion for the third time in his Brabham BT35. Also in BT35s were Frank Fitch in the Pacifico car and Gordon Strom. Mike Fisher's Brabham is unknown so far but was good enough for Fisher to win the FB class at the Seattle National in July. Archie Snider had the little-used ex-James Gutfreund Brabham BT29 that he shared with Jon Milledge. Also in the popular BT29 were Dewey Harless, Larry Walters and Ron Householder.
The main opponents to the Brabham fleet were local dealer Pierre Philips who scored nine points for his win at the Portland Rose Cup in June in a March and Gary Gove who had the ex-William Monson Lotus 69, reconstructed after Monson attacked the bridge at Laguna Seca in 1971.
|1.||Mike Hansen||Brabham [BT35]||San Francisco||28 pts|
|2.||Frank Fitch||Brabham [BT35]||Oregon||18 pts|
|3.||Mike Fisher||Brabham||Oregon||15 pts|
|4.||Gary Gove||Lotus ||Northwest||13 pts|
|5.||Archie Snider||Brabham [BT29]||San Francisco||12 pts|
|6.||Pierre Phillips||March ||Oregon||9 pts|
|7.||Dewey Harless||Brabham [BT29]||Oregon||7 pts|
|8.||Gordon Strom||Brabham [BT35]||San Francisco||6 pts|
|9.||Jon Milledge||Brabham [BT29]||San Francisco||6 pts|
|10.||Larry Walters||Brabham [BT29]||Northwest||4 pts|
|11.||Bob Wenz||Cooper [T76?]||San Francisco||3 pts|
|12.||Steve Jizmagian||Brabham [BT14]||San Francisco||2 pts|
|13.||Steve Lilves||Zoom||San Francisco||2 pts|
|14.||Ron Householder||Brabham [BT29]||Oregon||2 pts|
|15.||Richard "Bud" Rude||Lola||Oregon||2 pts|
|16.||Byron Snow||Lotus [32?]||San Francisco||1 pt|
|17.||Robert Hall||Lotus [41D]||San Francisco||1 pt|
|18.||Robert Rickard||Lotus||San Francisco||1 pt|
NB In 1972, SCCA tables did not show where points were earned out of home divisions.
Northern Pacific Division sources
Most of our knowledge of NorPac racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine and from Competition Press & Autoweek. We are very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of the three main SCCA regional publications:
- The Wheel (San Francisco Region)
- Northwest Sports Car News (Northwest Region)
- Loud Pedal (Oregon Region)
We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals, notably the Laguna Seca Sprints and the Rose Cup Races.