South East Division SCCA Formula B 1976

Of the Division's three FB competitors in 1975, only Tom Pumpelly came back for 1976, and he only picked up nine points as he was focusing on the Pro series in his brand new March 76B. The new champion was William Kneeland in his Chevron B29, who beat Bill Anspach, who competed in Formula C earlier in the season before hiring a second Chevron B34 from Fred Opert to use in Formula Atlantic. The other scorer was Max Sebba, who raced a March 722 through the regular season before borrowing a Chevron B29 for the Runoffs.

Final standings

1. William KneelandChevron [B29]Cent. Florida29 pts 
2. Bill AnspachChevron [B34]Florida18 pts 
3. Max SebbaMarch [722]Atlanta15 pts 
4. Tom PumpellyMarch [76B]North Carolina9 pts 

Southeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1976

22 Feb 1976Palm Beach International RacewayFlorida Region
28 Mar 1976Charlotte Motor SpeedwayCentral Carolinas Region
16 May 1976Gainesville RacewayCentral Florida Region
30 May 1976Roebling Road RacewayBuccaneer Region
13 Jun 1976Charlotte Motor SpeedwayNorth Carolina Region
18 Jul 1976Road AtlantaAtlanta Region
06 Sep 1976Palm Beach International RacewayFlorida Region
19 Sep 1976Roebling Road RacewayBuccaneer Region

Southeast Division sources

What we know of Southeast Division racing in this period comes from Competition Press & Autoweek's reports on SCCA Nationals and the SCCA's own Sports Car magazine. We are keen to learn more and are therefore very keen to acquire or borrow 1960s, 1970s and 1980s copies of SCCA regional publications from this Division. The known ones are:

  • The Checker (Central Florida Region)
  • CARolina Newsletter (Central Carolina Region)
  • The Racket (Tennessee Valley Region)
  • Regional Notes (Florida Region)
  • Rich Mixture (Southern West Virginia Region)
  • Sowega Newsletter (Sowega Region - became Chavaga Region in 1968)
  • Sports Racing News (Alabama Region)
  • Steering Wheel (Atlanta Region)

North Carolina Region, which moved from NEDiv to SEDiv in the late 1960s, has made its newsletter available online at the NCR website.

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