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SCCA National (Blackhawk Valley Region)

Blackhawk Farms, 18 Aug 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 "Tuck" Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38] - Chevrolet V8
#88 (see note 1)
22
88.579 mph
2 James Dunkel (F5000) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
#41 (see note 2)

3 Larry McNeil (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 3)

4 Mike Hall Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam
#27 (see note 4)

82.586 mph
5 Eddie Wachs (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T320M VW

6 Rick Prather (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 VW

7 Dick Kantrud (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)

8 John Elder (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP18 VW

9 Clare Jenkins (FC) Beach Ocelot
#13

10 Malcolm MacLeod Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam
(see note 6)
2nd in FB
11 Robert T Schmidt (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21
#55

12 Thomas Sokoly March 71BM Falconer - Ford twin cam
#46 (see note 7)
3rd in FB
13 Paul Henry (FC) 1.1-litre Chevron B25 [25-73-15] - Cosworth BDJ
(see note 8)

14 James C Miller Jr (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT29
(see note 9)

15 Dick Drexler (FC) 1-litre McLaren M4B
#5 (see note 10)

16 Roger Rusert (FC) Lotus 27 ["38"]
#11 (see note 11)

R BJ Swanson (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
3
R Larry Dawson (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP18 VW
0
DNS Thomas Gloviak Brabham BT35 [41] - Ford twin cam
(see note 12)
Did not start
DNS Ed Kasprowicz Lola T240 [HU8] - Ford twin cam Hart
(see note 13)
Did not start
  Michael Rounds (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
#63
On entry list
  John Gloviak Brabham BT35 [41] - Ford twin cam
#65 (see note 14)
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T332 [HU38] ("Tuck" Thomas): See full history: Lola T332 HU38.
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] (James Dunkel): Built for 1974 season. James Dunkel: raced in US 1974, US 1975 (1 race + 1 DNS) - Ed Kaprowicz August 1976: raced in US 1976 (1 race), SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978 - Steve Bollinger January 1982 - Randy Reso April 1982 - Rupert Bragg-Smith December 1982: raced in Can-Am 1983 (2 races), Can-Am 1984 (2 races), Can-Am 1985 (1 race) - Jack Boxstrom December 1987 - Dick Leppla December 1992: raced at HSR Mid-Ohio July 1994 - Jack Boxstrom (again) of RM Auctions, Inc. (Canada) February 1997 - Albert Way (Oceanview, NJ) Feb 2001 - Philip Jewell (Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Australia) May 2012 - Dean Camm (Melbourne, Australia) December 2016.
  3. Lola T192 [HU19] (Larry McNeil): New to Roger Penske for Mark Donohue to drive in the 1970 US series, starting at Mosport 13 Sep 1970. To Competition Research & Development (Pomona, CA) for Brett Lunger US 1971, then to Larry McNeil US 1972, US 1973 and then in SCCA Nationals from 1974 to 1978. Via Alan Marvin to Gordon Close (Hinsdale, IL) 1979, and used it for 1979 SCCA drivers school and Regionals. To former racer Don O'Sullivan (Perth, Western Australia) in 1983 but not run by him and sold to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria, Australia) in 1989. Restored and used in historic racing in Australia, including VHRR Historic Sandown and Phillip Island Classic 1999-2013, and the Australian GP support races in 2009 and 2010. Reappeared in October 2015, when run by Kieran Patel (Victoria, Australia) at the Baskerville Historics. More information about Lola T192 HU19
  4. Brabham BT40 (Mike Hall): Mike Hall (Twin Lakes, WI) raced a brand new Brabham BT40 at the SCCA Run-Offs, known then as American Road Race of Champions, at Road Atlanta 25 Nov 1972, the first BT40 to race. Hall then raced this car in Formula B and Formula Atlantic in 1973 and 1974. He replaced it with a Lola T360 for 1975 and the Brabham was then raced by John Elder (Rosemount, Minnesota) in SCCA Nationals in 1975, winning his class at Brainerd in July. Hall had modified his car with a wide nose and a higher and fuller tail, and Elder's car showed the same modifications. The car was then advertised, as "ex-Mike Hall" by Prather Racing (Wheeling, IL) in November 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. McLaren M10A [300-07] (Dick Kantrud): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-07.
  6. Chevron B18 (Malcolm MacLeod): Malcolm MacLeod (Vandalia, Ohio) raced a Chevron B18 in Central Division Formula B in 1974, scoring 19 points and finishing fifth in the division. Macleod was the host of "Clubhouse 22" a children's TV programme on channel WKEF-TV in Dayton, Ohio, and some of his early racing exploits were covered by the Dayton Daily News. He raced for Fastrack Operations Inc in Dayton, Ohio, who also had a Chevron Formula B car on their books in 1973 which was raced by Chip Mead. Nothing more known.
  7. March 71BM Falconer (Thomas Sokoly): Geoff Freeman (Yellow Springs, OH) raced a March 71BM in the latter part of the 1971 SCCA season, first appearing in a National at Blackhawk Farms in August, and later winning a couple of Regionals. He also raced at Blackhawk Farms and Nelson Ledges in July 1972. It was sold by Freeman to brothers Tom and Ted Sokoly updated with Falconer bodywork, and was raced by Tom Sokoly (Racine, WI) in various incarnations from 1973 to 1976. Sokoly advertised it at the end of 1975 as a Falconer March 712/732 with Traylor BDD, and replaced it for 1976 with a 75B. Sold to Harry E. Greenwood (Fanwood, NJ, later Warren, NJ), who raced it in SCCA Formula B from 1976 to 1978. He entered it at Lime Rock in July 1976 as a March "732", advertised it as a "73B" in October 1976, and as a "1973 chassis with 1974 coachwork" in September 1978. A photograph of the car in July 1978 shows it still wearing 1973 Falconer bodywork, and with the Sokoly's very distinctive rollhoop. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Chevron B25 [25-73-15] (Paul Henry): Sold to Geoffrey Freeman (Yellow Springs, OH) of Freeman Racing Enterprises for SCCA Formula B. Ostensibly for Bobby Brown to use in late season Atlantic races. Brown was entered in a blue B25 at Watkins Glen but did not appear. He may have used the car at Trois Rivieres but was not on the entry list at Elkhart Lake. Brown does not remember driving a B25. Then sold by Freeman to Paul Henry (Clyde, OH) at some point during 1974 and converted to FC spec with a BDJ engine. Run for many years in SCCA class FC in Central Division and Henry qualified for the SCCA Runoffs in 1974 and 1975 in this car, before changing to a newer Chevron B34. Retained by the Henry family until sold to David Gathercole in 2008 and restored for UK historic racing. Raced by Gathercole and Steve Allen in HSCC racing in 2012 and 2014. Sold to Jamie Brashaw in 2014, and raced in HSCC events in 2015.
  9. Brabham BT29 (James C Miller Jr): James C. Miller Jr (St Croix Falls, WI) raced a Brabham BT29 in Formula C from 1972 to 1975.
  10. McLaren M4B (Dick Drexler): Dick Drexler (Pewaukee, WI) had a red/grey McLaren M4A which he entered in local SCCA Formula B events from 1969 to 1972, usually as #5 or #51. A one-time Regional Executive of the SCCA Milwaukee Region, Richard W Drexler was president of Milwaukee-based oil refiner Lubricant, Inc. Records of him actually starting a race are rare but he was a regular entry at his local Road America and Blackhawk Farms circuits or even as far afield as Brainerd. He returned in 1973 and 1974 with the car now fitted with a 1-litre engine for Formula C, qualifying for the Run-Offs in 1973. He scored his last FC points in 1975. Acquired in 1987 by Dave Hammers (Sea Cliff, NY), restored, and put on display.
  11. Lotus 27 ["38"] (Roger Rusert): Roger Rusert (Winona, Minnesota) raced a Lotus 27 in Formula C in SCCA Nationals and Regionals in the early 1970s. The car was later sold by Tom Snelback (Chicago, IL) to Gil Nickel and restored to Formula Junior specification for historic racing. He raced it in the Count Lurani Trophy Formula Junior series in Europe in 1995. After Gil Nickel's death, the car was owned by Jeremy Nickel.
  12. Brabham BT35 [41] (Thomas Gloviak): Unknown in 1971 and 1972. This car was logbooked by Chicago Region in March 1973, but the logbook number shows that this was not the car's first logbook, and it was originally logbooked before August 1972. Its first known race was at the St Louis Regional at Mid-America Raceway later in March 1973, but its first known results were when it was raced by David Ralston (Elmhurst, IL) in the latter part of 1973. To John Gloviak (Chicago, IL) for 1974 (raced at least three times by his brother Thomas Gloviak), and used in SCCA Nationals and some Pro events from 1974 to 1978. The Gloviaks continued to race the car up to 1982. They planned some suspension changes, but these were never made, and the car was sold to Gene Frings (Mayville, WI) who stored it for some years. Sold in 2002 to restorer David Irwin, at which time it had a BDD and FT200 gearbox. Sold to Lee Brahin (Philadelphia, PA) in 2004 or 2005, and raced in SVRA events.
  13. Lola T240 [HU8] (Ed Kasprowicz): Identified as the red Lola T240 raced by Chuck Wannemacher (Ottoville, Ohio) in CenDiv and Pro FB events in 1971. Retained for 1972 but only seen rarely that season. To Ed Kasprowicz (Detroit, Michigan) for 1973 and raced in the Pro event at Watkins Glen that October. Retained for 1974 and 1975, continuing to race in CenDiv Regionals and Nationals, and picking up a surprise second in class at Mid-Ohio in July 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  14. Brabham BT35 [41] (John Gloviak): Unknown in 1971 and 1972. This car was logbooked by Chicago Region in March 1973, but the logbook number shows that this was not the car's first logbook, and it was originally logbooked before August 1972. Its first known race was at the St Louis Regional at Mid-America Raceway later in March 1973, but its first known results were when it was raced by David Ralston (Elmhurst, IL) in the latter part of 1973. To John Gloviak (Chicago, IL) for 1974 (raced at least three times by his brother Thomas Gloviak), and used in SCCA Nationals and some Pro events from 1974 to 1978. The Gloviaks continued to race the car up to 1982. They planned some suspension changes, but these were never made, and the car was sold to Gene Frings (Mayville, WI) who stored it for some years. Sold in 2002 to restorer David Irwin, at which time it had a BDD and FT200 gearbox. Sold to Lee Brahin (Philadelphia, PA) in 2004 or 2005, and raced in SVRA events.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

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Individual sources for this event

Blackhawk Valley Region newsletter "Smoke Signals" October 1974 pp16-20 contained full but quite basic results (no entry numbers or laps completed). Entry list only (source unknown). [WG2022]