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Central Division SCCA Formula B 1975

Dan Carmichael won at Mid-Ohio in July and scored consistently through the season to take the title in his two-year-old Brabham BT40. Chip Mead was second in his new March 75B, have focused his efforts on the Canadian Pro series, and othr from the Pro series to score points included young Bobby Rahal, Bill Scott and Bill O'Connor in Lola T360s, and Vince Muzzin in a March 75B. Tom Outcault relocated from New Jersey to Cincinatti Region and tied with Mead for second place. Rahal's 18 points came from winning at PBIR in February and Stuttgart in April in preparation for the Pro season.

Not all of CenDiv's Nationals were well supported: the Milwaukee Region event at Blackhawk Farms on 1 June was won by David Ralston, and saw Tom Sokoly, Dean Lundgreen and Bruce Kramer score their only points of the season.

Mystery cars in 1975 include Gary Robinson's Brabham BT21C, Dean Lundgreen's Chevron B18, and Tony Kester's Dulon, the last of which is likely to have been his usual Formula Ford bumped up a class.

Final standings

1. Dan Carmichael Brabham BT40 Ohio Valley 35 pts
2. Chip Mead March 75B Western Ohio 31 pts
3. Tom Outcault March 74B Cincinatti 31 pts
4. Chuck Dietrich Brabham BT38 NEOhio 24 pts
5. Robert Rahal Lola T360 Chicago 18 pts
6. John Elder Brabham BT40 Land O'Lakes 18 pts
7. David Ralston Brabham BT40 Chicago 14 pts
8. Vince Muzzin March 75B Detroit 12 pts
9. Keith Feldott Chevron B27 Chicago 11 pts
10. Tom Cooney March [722] Indianapolis 11 pts
11. Lloyd Callaway Jr. Chevron B27 Chicago 10 pts
12. John Kowalski Brabham BT38 NEOhio 9 pts
13. Bill Scott Lola T360 Blackhawk Valley 8 pts
14. Ed Kasprowicz Lola T240 Detroit 7 pts
15. Tom Mangan Crossle 28F Golden Triangle 6 pts
16. Bill O'Connor Lola T360 Chicago 6 pts
17. Gary Robinson Brabham BT21C NE Michigan 6 pts
18. Roger Seacrist Rondel Motul RJM-1 Chicago 5 pts
19. Tom Sokoly March [71BM] Milwaukee 4 pts
20. Dean Lundgreen Chevron [B18] Chicago 3 pts
21. D. Bruce Kramer Elden PH75-B Blackhawk Valley 3 pts
22. Tony Kester Dulon South Bend 2 pts
23. Tom Christ Chevron [B27] Milwaukee 2 pts

Central Division SCCA Nationals in 1975

18 May 1975Grattan RacewayNortheast Michigan Region
01 Jun 1975Blackhawk FarmsMilwaukee Region
08 Jun 1975Indianapolis Raceway ParkIndiana NW Region
22 Jun 1975Road AmericaChicago Region
13 Jul 1975BrainerdLand O'Lakes Region
20 Jul 1975Mid-OhioFort Wayne Region
03 Aug 1975Grattan RacewayWestern Michigan Region
17 Aug 1975Blackhawk FarmsBlackhawk Valley Region
31 Aug 1975Michigan International SpeedwayDetroit Region
07 Sep 1975Nelson LedgesNEOhio Region
21 Sep 1975Indianapolis Raceway ParkIndianapolis Region

Central Division SCCA Regionals in 1975

11 May 1975Nelson LedgesNEOhio Region
11 May 1975Blackhawk FarmsChicago Region
18 May 1975Blackhawk FarmsBlackhawk Valley Region
25 May 1975BrainerdLand O'Lakes Region
08 Jun 1975Waterford HillsDetroit Region
15 Jun 1975Blackhawk FarmsFort Wayne Region
22 Jun 1975Nelson LedgesNEOhio Region
29 Jun 1975Grattan RacewayWestern Michigan Region
29 Jun 1975Indianapolis Raceway ParkIndianapolis Region
06 Jul 1975Blackhawk FarmsBlackhawk Valley Region
13 Jul 1975Waterford HillsNortheast Michigan/Saginaw Regions
20 Jul 1975Blackhawk FarmsSouth Bend Region
27 Jul 1975Indianapolis Raceway ParkCincinnati Region
10 Aug 1975Blackhawk FarmsChicago Region
24 Aug 1975BrainerdLand O'Lakes Region
07 Sep 1975Road AmericaChicago Region
14 Sep 1975Blackhawk FarmsBlackhawk Valley Region
21 Sep 1975Grattan RacewayWestern Michigan Region
28 Sep 1975Nelson LedgesNEOhio Region
28 Sep 1975BrainerdLand O'Lakes Region
05 Oct 1975Indianapolis Raceway ParkWestern Ohio Region
12 Oct 1975Blackhawk FarmsMilwaukee Region
19 Oct 1975Indianapolis Raceway ParkIndiana NW Region

Central Division sources

Most of our knowledge of CenDiv racing comes from the SCCA's Sports Car magazine and from Competition Press & Autoweek. We are very keen to acquire, borrow or receive copies of 1960s, 1970s and 1980s SCCA regional publications from this Division. There were many such newsletters in this Division, including:

  • Auto-Graph (Indiana Northwest Region)
  • Blower (Northeast Ohio Region)
  • Class Q and later CinChronizer (Cincinnati Region)
  • Clutch Chatter (Indianapolis Region)
  • Clutch Chatter (Northwestern Ohio Region)
  • Crashbox (Golden Triangle Region)
  • Down Shift (Central Illinois Region)
  • Downshift (Kentucky Region)
  • The Drift (Milwaukee Region)
  • Drifting (Des Moines Valley Region)
  • The Fifth Wheel (Northeastern Michigan Region)
  • The Four Wheel Drift (Fort Wayne Region)
  • Iowa Regional News (Iowa Region)
  • Newsletter (Central Kentucky Region)
  • Newsletter (Central Western Michigan)
  • Ohio Valley Regional News and Observers Stand (Ohio Valley Region)
  • Open Exhaust (Detroit Region)
  • Piston Patter (Chicago Region)
  • Pit Board (South Bend Region)
  • The Pit Stop (Southern Indiana Region)
  • The Racket (Tennessee Valley Region)
  • Recaps (Eastern Tennessee Region)
  • Rev Record (Western Ohio Region)
  • S.I.R. SCCA Newsletter (Southern Indiana Region)
  • Smoke Signals (Blackhawk Valley Region)
  • The Tonneau (Land O'Lakes Region)

Also relevant are some non-SCCA publications, notably that of the Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs (MCSCC), based in the Chicago area:

  • Klaxon (Midwestern Council of Sports Car Clubs)

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