North East Division SCCA Formula B 1974
Only two drivers were making a systematic effort to win the NEDiv title, Ken Duclos who had retained his Brabham BT40, and Mike Rand who had an ex-F2 Rondel M1. Rand wrecked the Rondel during the season, leaving Duclos to retain his title. Eric Kerman finished third in a Brabham BT38B, but was well adrift.
Bobby Brown and Tom Outcault had new 1974 Marches, but focused on the Pro series, as did Canadian Bruce Jensen who became a member of Finger Lakes Region to score a few points. The mystery cars include John Stowe's Lotus and whatever it was that Peter Symonds was driving.
|1.||Ken Duclos||Brabham [BT40]||NE||51 pts|
|2.||Michael Rand||Rondel M1||NE||46 pts|
|3.||Eric Kerman||Brabham [BT38B]||NY||27 pts|
|4.||Joe Freeman||Brabham [BT35]||NE||14 pts|
|5.||Bobby Brown||March 74B||NY||9 pts|
|6.||R. Pete Gates||Brabham [BT29]||DC||6 pts|
|7.||Charles Hansen||March ||NNJ||6 pts|
|8.||Bill Prout||March 705||NE||6 pts|
|9.||Roger Barr||Crossle [14F]||NE||6 pts|
|10.||Tom Outcault||March [74B]||NNJ||6 pts|
|11.||Lyle Heck||Brabham [BT29]||B.M.1||6 pts|
|12.||Diana Black||Brabham [BT29?]||NNJ||4 pts|
|13.||B. [Bruce] Jensen||March [74B]||F.L.2||4 pts|
|14.||Peter Symonds||Cheetah||NE||4 pts|
|15.||Frank DelVecchio||"Mark" [March 73B]||NE||3 pts|
|16.||Gerry Lieberg||March 722||NE||3 pts|
|17.||Jack Cowell||[Winkelmann WDB2]||NNJ||2 pts|
|18.||John Stowe||Lotus||NE||2 pts|
|19.||Ted Thomas||March ||S.C.3||2 pts|
|20.||James Modrall||Brabham [BT29?]||NE||1 pt|
|21.||Warren Ogden||March 73B||NE||1 pt|
1B.M. is Blue Mountain Region.
2F.L. is Finger Lakes Region.
3S.C. is Steel Cities Region.
Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1974
|19 May 1974||Bridgehampton||New York Region|
|27 May 1974||Bryar Motorsports Park||New England Region|
|02 Jun 1974||Nelson Ledges||Steel Cities Region|
|23 Jun 1974||Summit Point||Washington DC Region|
|06 Jul 1974||Lime Rock|
|14 Jul 1974||Pocono (road course)||Tri-Region|
|28 Jul 1974||Nelson Ledges||Mahoning Valley Region|
|11 Aug 1974||Watkins Glen||Glen Region|
|18 Aug 1974||Summit Point||Washington DC & Susquehanna Regions|
|01 Sep 1974||Bryar Motorsports Park||New England Region|
|15 Sep 1974||Pocono (road course)||Tri-Region|
|22 Sep 1974||Bridgehampton||New York Region|
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)
- The Drift (Steel Cities Region)
- Knock Off (Mohawk-Hudson Region)
- Regional Review (New York Region)
- Spark Plug (Glen Region)
- The Spokesmen (Philadelphia Region)
- The Straightpipe (Washington DC Region)
- Top End Magazine (Finger Lakes Region)
North Carolina Region, which moved from NEDiv to SEDiv in 1969, has made its newsletter available online at the NCR website.
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.