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South East Division SCCA Formula B 1973

Jim Grob retained his Chevron B20 and easily won his third SEDiv title. Tom Pumpelly took second place in an Elden, quite possibly the same one with which he competed in Formula Ford for much of the season. Bob Lillquist and Ted Roman, neither of whom stayed long in Formula B, took the next placings, while Tom Shelton and Ray Mummery continued with their 1972 cars.

Final standings

1. Jim Grob Chevron [B20] Florida 54 pts
2. Tom Pumpelly Elden North Carolina 21 pts
3. Bob Lillquist Lola [T240] Central Florida 19 pts
4. Ted Roman March [722] Atlanta 12 pts
5. Thomas Shelton Brabham [BT38B] Florida 10 pts
6. Ray Mummery Palliser [WDB3] Florida 1 pt

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)

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