North East Division SCCA Formula B 1975

Ken Duclos won his fourth successive title, and his third in his faithful Brabham BT40. Eric Kerman also had a two-year-old car, finishing second in the series in his ex-Ron Cohn March 73B, updated to 75B shape. Mike Rand stayed with the BT40 he had bought late in 1974. Joe Sposato had the newest car, a Chevron B29, but Ron Swartz had the newish Royale RP20.

Ted Wentz was racing in England in 1975, so we can be confident that the man who posted five points was actually Ted Wenz, the soon-to-be-famous engine builder. Mystery cars this year included Mike Lilley's Tecno, Victor Gagliano's Lotus 69, and George Atkins' Brabham.

Final standings

1. Ken Duclos Brabham [BT40] NE 51 pts
2. Eric Kerman March [73B/75B] NY 40 pts
3. Michael Rand Brabham [BT40] NE 32 pts
4. Joseph Sposato Chevron B29 NY 23 pts
5. Joe Ostrowski March 73B S.J.1 20 pts
6. Lyle Heck Brabham BT29 B.M.2 10 pts
7. Pete Gates Brabham [BT29] DC 9 pts
8. Mike Lilley Tecno Glen 6 pts
9. Ted Wentz [Ted Wenz] Brabham [BT29] NY 5 pts
10. Ronald Swartz Royale [RP20] NE 5 pts
11. V. Gagliano Lotus [69] NY 3 pts
12. Bob Reen March [73B] NE 2 pts
13. George Atkins Brabham NE 1 pt
14. Joseph Freeman Brabham [BT35] NE 1 pt
15. Steve Woods March [705] NE 1 pt
16. John "Martensen" [Mortensen?] Unknown [March 74B?] NY 1 pt

1S.J. is South Jersey Region.
2B.M. is Blue Mountain Region.

Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1975

18 May 1975BridgehamptonNew York Region
25 May 1975Bryar Motorsports ParkNew England Region
08 Jun 1975Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
22 Jun 1975Summit PointWashington DC Region
05 Jul 1975Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
27 Jul 1975Nelson LedgesMahoning Valley Region
10 Aug 1975Watkins GlenGlen Region
17 Aug 1975Summit PointWashington DC & Susquehanna Regions
01 Sep 1975Lime RockNew England Region
07 Sep 1975Pocono (road course)Tri-Region
14 Sep 1975Watkins GlenFinger Lakes Region
21 Sep 1975BridgehamptonNew York Region

Northeast Division SCCA Regionals in 1975

19 Apr 1975Lime RockNew York & Northern NJ Regions
20 Apr 1975Summit PointWashington DC Region
27 Apr 1975BridgehamptonNew York Region
03 May 1975Lime RockNew England Region
11 May 1975Summit PointWashington DC Region
25 May 1975Nelson LedgesWestern New York Region
26 May 1975Bryar Motorsports ParkNew England Region
01 Jun 1975Watkins GlenGlen Region
08 Jun 1975BridgehamptonNew York Region
15 Jun 1975Thompson RacewayNew England Region
22 Jun 1975BridgehamptonNorthern New Jersey Region
29 Jun 1975Thompson RacewayNew England Region
06 Jul 1975Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
13 Jul 1975Thompson RacewayNew England Region
26 Jul 1975Lime RockNew England Region
27 Jul 1975Summit PointWashington DC Region
02 Aug 1975Lime RockMohawk Hudson Region
03 Aug 1975Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
10 Aug 1975Thompson RacewayNew England Region
10 Aug 1975Pocono (road course)Tri-Region
17 Aug 1975Nelson LedgesMisery Bay Region
23 Aug 1975Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
24 Aug 1975Watkins GlenGlen Region
07 Sep 1975BridgehamptonNew York Region
13 Sep 1975Lime RockNorthern New Jersey Region
21 Sep 1975Oil CityMahoning Valley Region
21 Sep 1975Summit PointWashington DC Region
28 Sep 1975Bryar Motorsports ParkNew England Region
28 Sep 1975Nelson LedgesSteel Cities Region
11 Oct 1975Lime RockNew York Region
12 Oct 1975Nelson LedgesMahoning Valley Region
12 Oct 1975Summit PointWashington DC Region
19 Oct 1975Watkins GlenFinger Lakes Region
19 Oct 1975BridgehamptonNorthern New Jersey Region
19 Oct 1975Pocono (road course)Tri-Region
26 Oct 1975Nelson LedgesWestern 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.