North East Division SCCA Formula B 1973

Ken Duclos upgraded from his Brabham BT29 to the latest Brabham BT40, and retained his NEDiv Formula B title. His closest competitor was Sebby Barrone, who retained his March 722 and had a much better season in it. Duclos also won the Runoffs at the end of the season.

Despite a Brabham taking the title, NEDiv saw a continued increase in sales of Marchs, with five new March 73Bs added to the divisions stocks of 722s.

Final standings

1. Ken DuclosBrabham [BT40]New England48 pts 
2. Seb BaroneMarch [722]New England42 pts 
3. Frank Del VecchioMarch [73B]New England28 pts 
4. Olney "Bill" MairsMarch [722]New York23 pts 
5. Charles T. GibsonMarch [71BM]New York20 pts 
6. Ron CohnMarch [73B]New York13 pts 
7. Charles "Chuck" HansenMarch [722]NNJ13 pts 
8. Tom OutcaultMarch [73B]NNJ10 pts 
9. Joseph FreemanBrabham [BT35]New England9 pts 
10. Bruce MacInnesMarch [73B]New York9 pts 
11. Bob HebertLotus [69]New England2 pts 
12. Lyle HeckBrabham [BT29]Blue Mntn2 pts 
13. Ted ThomasMarch [722]Steel Cities2 pts 
14. Joe GrimaldiMarch [722]NNJ1 pt   
15. William Prout JrMarch [705]New England1 pt   
16. Mike RandMarch [73B]New England1 pt   

Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1973

20 May 1973Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
27 May 1973Thompson SpeedwayNew England Region
10 Jun 1973Summit PointWashington DC Region
07 Jul 1973Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
15 Jul 1973Pocono (road course)Tri-Region (NE Penn, Philadelphia & South Jersey)
29 Jul 1973Nelson LedgesMahoning Valley Region
12 Aug 1973Watkins GlenGlen Region
26 Aug 1973Summit PointSusquehanna Region
26 Aug 1973BridgehamptonNew York Region
03 Sep 1973Bryar Motorsport ParkNew England Region
16 Sep 1973Pocono (road course)South Jersey Region
23 Sep 1973Summit PointWashington DC & Susquehanna Regions

Northeast Division sources

Most of our knowledge of NEDiv 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 SCCA regional publications from this Division. These include:

  • Pit Talk (New England Region) - full archive available at pittalk.org
  • The Drift (Steel Cities Region)
  • Knock Off (Mohawk Hudson Region) - full archive available at mohud-scca.org
  • Regional Review (New York Region)
  • Spark Plug (Glen Region)
  • The Bulletin (North Carolina Region - full archive available at ncrscca.com.
  • The Spokesmen (Philadelphia Region)
  • The Straightpipe (Washington DC Region)
  • Top End Magazine (Finger Lakes Region)

Three regionals have scanned all copies of their newsletters and made them available online: New England Region's 'Pit Talk', Mohawk Hudson Region's 'Knock Off', and North Carolina Region's 'The Bulletin'.

Additionally, Racing Magazine was published as a Lime Rock track magazine.

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