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North East Division SCCA Formula B 1976

NEDiv was fantastically competitive in 1976, with five of the top six drivers having 1976 cars. Duclos won yet again, finally replacing his Brabham BT40 with a brand new Chevron B34, followed by Bobby Brown in second place after giving up on his new Chevron B34 and buying a new March 76B instead. Tim Coconis also had a new Lola T460, but focused on the Pro series.

Further back were a smattering of older cars, including 1974 and 1975 Chevrons, several March 73Bs, and even a March 722. The last of the Brabhams had disappeared from the points table, but there were still some circulating in Regionals.

Final standings

1. Ken DuclosChevron [B34]New England54 pts
2. Bob BrownChevron [B34 & March 76B]New York39 pts
3. John MortensenMarch [76B]New York34 pts
4. Eric KermanMarch [73B/75B]New York33 pts
5. Rick BellChevron [B34]New England32 pts
6. Robert J. NelkinChevron [B29 & B34]New York26 pts
7. Joe SposatoChevron [B29]New York21 pts
8. Ronald SwartzRoyale [RP20]New York13 pts
9. Tim CoconisLola [T460]New York10 pts
10. Robert SilvestroLotus [69]New York10 pts
11. Folis Jones"Brabham" [March 722]Glen8 pts
12. Joe OstrowskiMarch [73B]New England6 pts
13. Diana BlackMarch [73B & Chevron B34]NNJ5 pts
14. Lyle HeckChevron [B29]Blue Mountain4 pts
15. Paul CorazzoChevron [B27]New England3 pts
16. Ken Valan"Chevron" [Brabham BT29]Philadelphia3 pts
17. Frank Del VecchioMarch [73B]New England3 pts
18. Peter DodgeMarch [74B]New England3 pts
19. Bruce JensenChevron [B29]Finger Lakes2 pts

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)

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.