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MidWest Division SCCA Formula B 1975

Bob Young retained his MidWest Division title in a Lola again, but this time had a new Lola T360, and won at Hutchinson in May, Ponca City in July, and La Junta two weeks. Mike Winn was second in the table with the ex-Gordon Smiley, ex-David Loring Merlyn Mk 21, winning Lake Afton in August, with Porter Brownlee next up in the sister Mk 21. Brownlee started the season well with a win at Greater Southwest Raceway in SWDiv in January and then finished second to Bobby Rahal at Stuttgart, but only picked up three more points all season. The underfinanced Dorsey Schroeder won at Mid-America Raceway in August in his ageing Brabham BT35, and Bob Schutt was also back with his newer BT38 and won at Mid-America Raceway in September. James King had a pretty terrible time in the Pro series with his rebuilt March 73B but won the Hoosier Grand Prix National at IRP in late September. George Gettel also scored nine points for winning the FB class at the Mitch Nalda Memorial National at Roswell Airport in September.

Tim Cooper picked up a couple of points somewhere in a March, presumably his usual hired Rutledge Oil/Doug Shierson Racing 75B but maybe his own older 73B, and Bill Brown was third in class at Ponca City and second at Lake Afton in his old Brabham. Overall, numbers declined from 14 to nine points scorers.

Final standings

1. J. Robert Young Lola [T360] Colorado 35 pts
2. Mike Winn Merlyn [Mk 21] Arkansas 23 pts
3. Porter Brownlee Merlyn [Mk 21] Arkansas 18 pts
4. Dorsey Schroeder Brabham [BT35] St Louis 15 pts
5. Bob Schutt Brabham BT38 St Louis 9 pts
6. James King March [73B] Southern Illinois 9 pts
7. George Gettel Winkelmann Colorado 9 pts
8. Bill Brown Brabham [BT29?] Mid-South 6 pts
9. Tim Cooper March [73B or 75B] Kansas City 2 pts

Midwest Division SCCA Nationals in 1975

20 Apr 1975Stuttgart AirportArkansas Region
04 May 1975Hutchinson Naval Air StationKansas Region
18 May 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region
08 Jun 1975Hutchinson Naval Air StationWichita Region
06 Jul 1975Ponca CityOklahoma Region
20 Jul 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
03 Aug 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis & Des Moines Valley Regions
17 Aug 1975Lake AftonWichita Region
31 Aug 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
07 Sep 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region
21 Sep 1975Roswell Municipal AirportRio Grande Region

Midwest Division SCCA Regionals in 1975

06 Apr 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
27 Apr 1975Stuttgart AirportArkansas Region
04 May 1975Hutchinson Naval Air StationKansas Region
11 May 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
11 May 1975Roswell Municipal AirportRio Grande Region
18 May 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region
25 May 1975Hutchinson Naval Air StationWichita Region
01 Jun 1975Mid-America RacewayKansas City Region
08 Jun 1975Aspen RacewaysColorado Region
15 Jun 1975Hutchinson Naval Air StationWichita Region
22 Jun 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
13 Jul 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
20 Jul 1975Pueblo Motorsports ParkColorado Region
27 Jul 1975NewportArkansas Region
02 Aug 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis & Des Moines Valley Regions
30 Aug 1975La Junta Municipal AirportColorado Region
06 Sep 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region
14 Sep 1975Pueblo Motorsports ParkColorado Region
20 Sep 1975Roswell Municipal AirportRio Grande Region
28 Sep 1975Aspen RacewaysColorado Region
28 Sep 1975Camp RobinsonArkansas Region
05 Oct 1975WoodwardOklahoma Region
19 Oct 1975Mid-America RacewaySt Louis Region

Midwest Division sources

Although Competition Press was more concerned with west coast and east coast events, the major midwest events were covered reasonably well. However, we know little of the goings-on away from these events and are are keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The key ones are:

  • Checkpoint (Kansas City Region)
  • Course Record (Arkansas Region)
  • The Echo (Southern Illinois Region)
  • Exhaust Notes (Nebraska) - full archive available at nrsccahistory.com.
  • Gasket Gazette (Oklahoma Region)
  • Neokla Observer (NE Oklahoma Region), renamed Sports Car Observer in 1980
  • The Offside Undo (Kansas Region)
  • Redline (Colorado Region)
  • Steerin’ Column (Mid-South Region)
  • Wheelspin (St. Louis Region)
  • Witches Wail (Wichita Region)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals for this division.