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South East Division SCCA Formula B 1974

For a fourth year in succession, Jim Grob won the SEDiv title, and for the third season he did it in his Chevron B20. Dave Yoder still had the ex-Hugh Kleinpeter Chevron B15b that he shared with Frank Marrs, and was Grob's nearest competitor in a Division where Formula B cars were rare. Tom Pumpelly did most of his racing further north, where he picked up enough points to tie for second place. The identity of his Elden remains a mystery.

Bart Hartman and Shelley Marrs are also listed as having Formula B cars, but they may have run their regular cars in the FB class to pick up easy points. Hartman had a Formula Ford Lola T200, and Marrs won the Divisional Formula Super Vee title in a Lola.

Final standings

1. Jim Grob Chevron [B20] Florida 27 pts
2. Dave Yoder Chevron [B15b] Florida 10 pts
3. Tom Pumpelly Elden North Carolina 10 pts
4. Bart Hartman Lola T200 Florida 9 pts
5. Shelley Marrs Lola Florida 6 pts

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.