Midway USA Sprints (Kansas City Region SCCA National)

Mid-America Raceway, 23 Jun 1974

1 Bob Schutt Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford twin cam
#75 (see note 1)
13 25m 21.4s
2 Dorsey Schroeder Brabham BT35 [9] - Ford twin cam
#42 (see note 2)
13 2nd in FB
3 Eddie Wachs (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T320M VW
13 1st in FSV
4 Joe Wedig (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola VW
13 2nd in FSV
5 David Washburn (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
13 1st in FF
6 Eddie Miller (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
13 2nd in FF
7 Tim Cooper (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 20A - Ford Kent
13 3rd in FF
8 John Berget (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford
13 4th in FF
9 Gary Hackberth (FF) 1.6-litre Elden - Ford Kent
13 5th in FF
10 William Henderson III (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
13 6th in FF
11 Barry Findley (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
13 7th in FF
12 William Brown Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#39 (see note 3)
13 3rd in FB
13 Billy McConnell (FF) 1.6-litre Elden Mk10M - Ford Kent
13 8th in FF
14 Mike Winn (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford
13 9th in FF
15 Richard Johnson (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
12 4th in FB (bumped from FC)
16 Josef Scott (F5000) 5-litre McRae GM1 [011] - Chevrolet V8
#11 (see note 4)
12 1st in FA
17 Rick Sterling (FF) 1.6-litre Lola - Ford Kent
12 10th in FF
18 Jerry Schaub (FF) 1.6-litre Elden PH10 - Ford Kent
12 11th in FF
19 Henry Roddiger Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
11 5th in FB
20 Jerry Jolly (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
10 12th in FF
21 Alan Essig (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
10 3rd in FSV
22 Bernie Sunier (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
7 13th in FF
23 Bob Richardson (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
7 14th in FF
R Ray Waddell (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T250 VW
DNS Jim Putman (FF) 1.6-litre Lola T204 - Ford Kent
Did not start
DNS Fred Stout (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 [SL140/17] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS Gerald E Hudson (FC) Lola T60 [SL60/4]
#19 (see note 5)
Did not start
DNS Gary Passon (FF) 1.6-litre Lola T340 - Ford Kent
Did not start
DNS Tom Laster (FF) 1.6-litre Elfin - Ford Kent
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38 [14] (Bob Schutt): Brand new for Motul Rondel Racing at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and raced there by Tim Schenken, who finished second. For Schenken again at Thruxton a few days later, then for Derek Bell at Nürburgring at the end of April, by Jean Max at Pau, and by Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Crystal Palace and Rouen. Schenken used the car for the rest of the season, winning at Hockenheim in October. Sold to John Powell (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for Formula B in 1973. Sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) at Watkins Glen at the end of 1973, and used by him in Mid West Division FB racing. In the early 1980s, Schutt sold the car to Bob Willis (St Louis, MO), who is believed to still own it in 2019.
  2. Brabham BT35 [9] (Dorsey Schroeder): New to Nick Craw, and raced initially in the British Formula Atlantic series at the start of 1971 before moving to the North American SCCA series in May. Borrowed by Alan Lader for the 1971 SCCA Runoffs. Raced by Craw at Bogotá in early 1972, then sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) for Midwest Division SCCA FB in 1972 and 1973. Sold to Dorsey Schroeder (Manchester, MO) and raced by him 1974, 1975 and 1976. Then to Mike Mahan in 1976 or 1977 for autocross, and next to Greg Scharnburg in 1980, also for autocross. In October 2001, it was bought from Scharnburg by Mike Winebrenner (Sellersburg, Indiana).
  3. Brabham BT29 (William Brown): Bill Brown (Memphis, TN) raced a Brabham BT29 in Midwest Division Formula B in 1973. After failing to start for his first three Nationals, he won the Lake Afton SCCA National in mid-August 1973, then scored two more for fifth place at Mid-America Raceway in September, qualifying for the 1973 Formula B Run-Offs. Memphis is on the border of three Divisions, Southeast, Southwest and Midwest, and Brown faced a long haul to any National. He attended the Run-offs where he finished 10th. Previously, Brown had raced a Temple in Formula Super Vee and qualified for the Run-Offs in 1972. Brown scored points in FB in a Brabham again in 1974 and 1975, and raced at Mid-America Raceway in May 1976. He moved to a FSV Lola for 1977. This is probably the Dr. William Russell Brown, a former SCCA racer, who died in 2004. Nothing more is known about the Brabham BT29.
  4. McRae GM1 [011] (Josef Scott): See full history: McRae GM1/011.
  5. Lola T60 [SL60/4] (Gerald E Hudson): New to Eric Offenstadt, originally planned as a F2 car with BRM engine. Its first race was in F3 specification later in 1965, but it was raced in F2 with BRM power in 1966. Bought by Robs Lamplough (London) in 1967 and sold on to Brian Cullen for Irish 1600cc class racing in 1968 and 1969. Then sold to the US, where it was advertised by Sport Car Service (Vandalla, Ohio) in May 1970. Likely to be the T60 advertised by R.H. Kulaas (Fairborn, Ohio) five months later. Bought by Gerry Hudson (Galva, Kansas) in 1970 and raced in SCCA Formula B and then Formula C over the next few years. Retained by Hudson until 2014 when it was sold to Rob Shanahan (San Diego, CA), who fully rebuilt the car. It made its historic racing debut at the 2018 Goodwood Revival, raced by Ben Mitchell. Ben raced it again at the Goodwood Revival in 2019.


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Individual sources for this event

SCCA Sanction 74-N-26P. Official results kindly provided by Rocky Entriken.