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.

Final standings

1. Ken DuclosBrabham [BT40]New England51 pts 
2. Mike RandRondel M1New England46 pts 
3. Eric KermanBrabham [BT38B]New York27 pts 
4. Joseph FreemanBrabham [BT35]New England14 pts 
5. Bobby BrownMarch 74BNew York9 pts 
6. R Peter GatesBrabham [BT29]Washington DC6 pts 
7. Charles "Chuck" HansenMarch [722]NNJ6 pts 
8. William Prout JrMarch 705New England6 pts 
9. Roger BarrCrossle [14F]New England6 pts 
10. Tom OutcaultMarch [74B]NNJ6 pts 
11. Lyle HeckBrabham [BT29]Blue Mntn6 pts 
12. Diana BlackBrabham [BT29?]NNJ4 pts 
13. Bruce JensenMarch [74B]Finger Lakes4 pts 
14. Peter SymondsCheetahNew England4 pts 
15. Frank Del Vecchio"Mark" [March 73B]New England3 pts 
16. Gerald LiebergMarch 722New England3 pts 
17. Jack Cowell[Winkelmann WDB2]NNJ2 pts 
18. John StoweLotus [32?]New England2 pts 
19. Ted ThomasMarch [722]Steel Cities2 pts 
20. James R ModrallBrabham [BT29?]New England1 pt   
21. Warren OgdenMarch 73BNew England1 pt   

Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1974

19 May 1974BridgehamptonNew York Region
27 May 1974Bryar Motorsport ParkNew England Region
02 Jun 1974Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
23 Jun 1974Summit PointWashington DC Region
06 Jul 1974Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
14 Jul 1974Pocono (road course)Tri-Region (NE Penn, Philadelphia & South Jersey)
28 Jul 1974Nelson LedgesMahoning Valley Region
11 Aug 1974Watkins GlenGlen Region
18 Aug 1974Summit PointWashington DC & Susquehanna Regions
01 Sep 1974Bryar Motorsport ParkNew England Region
15 Sep 1974Pocono (road course)Tri-Region (NE Penn, Philadelphia & South Jersey)
22 Sep 1974BridgehamptonNew 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) - 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.