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Northern Pacific SCCA Formula B 1975

As Northwest Region had lost its usual venue and was having to hold races over the Canadian border at Westwood, it required travelling a lot of miles to compete in the whole NorPac Divisional race in 1975. Only Jon Norman really did that, winning the class at Oregon Region's Rose Cup Races in June, then taking second in class at the Laguna Seca June Sprints, and winning his class at Westwood in August. Tom Crowther won the opening race at Sears Points but retired his Falconer-bodied March 722 from too many races to be a factor.

Tom Gloy won at Westwood in June in his new Lola T360, but was only using it as a test session before the Canadian series began. Bill Hill and Bob Tracy were more concerned about ICSCC events. George Gettel's Royale is the main mystery this year. Gettel had been living in San Rafael, but later that season scored points at a race in Roswell that were credited to him separately in Midwest Division.

Final standings

1. Jon Norman Lotus [69] San Francisco 34 pts
2. Tom Crowther March [722] San Francisco 16 pts
3. Steve Jizmagian March [722] San Francisco 13 pts
4. Tom Gloy Lola [T360] San Francisco 9 pts
5. Pat Walter Ralt [RT1] San Francisco 9 pts
6. Jon Milledge GRD [B73] San Francisco 9 pts
7. Bill Hill Brabham [BT29] Northwest 9 pts
8. Mike Rocke Brabham [BT38] San Francisco 9 pts
9. Bob Tracy March [722] Oregon 7 pts
10. Bill Cooper Brabham [BT35] San Francisco 6 pts
11. George Gettel Royale San Francisco 6 pts
12. Robert Hall March [722] San Francisco 4 pts
13. Archie Snider GRD [B73] San Francisco 4 pts
14. Gordon Strom Brabham [BT35] San Francisco 3 pts
15. Dick Zibert Brabham [BT38] San Francisco 2 pts
16. Gerry Bruihl Palliser [WDB2] San Francisco 1 pts

North Pacific Division SCCA Nationals in 1975

06 Apr 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region
11 May 1975WestwoodNorthwest Region
15 Jun 1975Portland International SpeedwayOregon Region
29 Jun 1975Laguna SecaSan Francisco Region
10 Aug 1975WestwoodNorthwest Region
24 Aug 1975Portland International SpeedwayOregon Region
07 Sep 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region

North Pacific Division SCCA Regionals in 1975

16 Mar 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region
27 Apr 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region
27 Apr 1975Portland International SpeedwayOregon Region
18 May 1975Portland International SpeedwayOregon Region
01 Jun 1975Laguna SecaSan Francisco Region
15 Jun 1975Portland International SpeedwayOregon Region
13 Jul 1975Laguna SecaSan Francisco Region
27 Jul 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region
17 Aug 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region
24 Aug 1975Portland International SpeedwayOregon Region
12 Oct 1975Laguna SecaSan Francisco Region
02 Nov 1975Laguna SecaSan Francisco Region
16 Nov 1975Sears PointSan Francisco Region

Northern Pacific Division sources

Most of our knowledge of NorPac 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 the three main SCCA regional publications:

  • The Wheel (San Francisco Region)
  • Northwest Sports Car News (Northwest Region)
  • Loud Pedal (Oregon Region)

We are also keen to get scans of entry lists from SCCA Nationals, notably the Laguna Seca Sprints and the Rose Cup Races.