North Atlantic Road Racing Championship (SCCA New England Region)

Thompson Speedway, 9 Jul 1972

1 Bob Isnor Brabham BT21 [BT21A-4?] - Ford twin cam
#81 (see note 1)
17m 45.3s
82.03 mph
2 Don Maguire (FSV) 1.6-litre unknown VW
17m 50.5s
3 Pete Regna Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#3 (see note 2)

4 Richard Powell (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford

5 Paul Corazzo (FC) 1-litre Titan - Ford Lucas

6 Walter Nelson (FC) unknown

7 Armand Giglio (FC) March 703

R Mel Cottrill (FC) Brabham BT15

R unknown unknown

R Richard Bonchek Crosslé

R unknown unknown

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT21 [BT21A-4?] (Bob Isnor): Sold new to Lou Sell (Fullerton, CA) and first seen in the Pro Formula B race at War Bonnet in late June where Sell qualified on pole and finished second. Then raced in SCCA Regionals and occasional Nationals in California, and in the pro races at Mont-Tremblant and Lake Tahoe at the end of the season. Sold to Sell's backer Dick Smothers (Woodland Hills, CA) for 1968, although Sell also raced it in one SoPac National early that year. To Fred Opert late 1968 in part-exchange for a new Chevron and from him on to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for 1969. Duclos believes he returned it to Opert at the end of 1969 when he acquired his new BT29 and it next turns up in 1971 with John Sorbello (Lafayette, MA) who widened the cockpit section into a two-seater and added a Chevron B16 body. However, it is possible that the dates of this are wrong and that Bob Isnor (Newton, MA) raced it as a FB before it went to Sorbello. Later to John Kauffman who thought he had bought a Chevron and then to Joe Maria (White Plains, NY) in the early 1990s. It was restored by David Irwin to BT21A spec and was still with Maria in 2007. To Bob Lima (Meadowbrook, PA) by October 2009 and later repainted in Sell's colours.
  2. Brabham BT29 (Pete Regna): Matt Spitzley (then from Aspen, CO), had a Brabham BT29 for 1970 entered by his Spitzford Racing team (Detroit, Michigan). For 1971 the car was sold to Mike Rand (Riverside, CT/Greenwich, CT) who raced it in NEDiv FB, finishing third overall. It then went to Peter Regna in New Jersey for 1972, after which Regna recalls selling it to Ken Duclos. Duclos, however, does not remember buying it.


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Individual sources for this event

Pit Talk Sep 1972 p16. Official results kindly provided by New England Region archivist Donna Stevens.