Uncola Nationals (Land O'Lakes Region SCCA National)

Brainerd, 13 Jul 1975

1 "Tuck" Thomas (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU38 (B)] - Chevrolet V8
15 1st in FA
2 Dick Kantrud (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330/T332 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#43 (see note 1)
2nd in FA
3 John Elder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40
#12 Coca Cola (see note 2)
1st in FB
4 Jim Sechser (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-07] - Chevrolet V8
#20 (see note 3)
3rd in FA
5 Herm A. Johnson (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
1st in FSV
6 Robert A Lybarger (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
2nd in FSV
7 Rick Prather (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 VW
3rd in FSV
8 Tom Mangan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Crosslé 28F [28F-73-01]
2nd in FB
9 Scott Ovel (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
4th in FSV
10 Dave Hansen (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 VW
5th in FSV
11 Mike Wright (FSV) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDV1 VW
6th in FSV
12 Robert T Schmidt (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21
1st in FC
13 Jack O Nelson (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 [BT15 "AM32"] - Cosworth MAE downdraft
2nd in FC
14 James C Miller Jr (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT29
#77 (see note 4)
3rd in FC
15 Tom Cooney (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722
#15 (see note 5)
3rd in FB
16 Jim Liska (FC) Lotus 51
not running at finish
17 Dan Carmichael (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40
#74 (see note 6)
not running at finish
R David Ralston (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [18]
#23 (see note 7)
R Thomas Sokoly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 71BM Falconer - Ford BDA Traylor
#55 (see note 8)
DNS Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU14] - Chevrolet V8
#44 (see note 9)
Did not start
DNS Michael Rounds (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
DNS James Oppermann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Elden Mk12B [122/12003/73] - Ford BDA
Did not start
DNS Peter Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29
Did not start
DNS Art Jaworski (FC) BMC Mk 1
Did not start
DNS Bill Summers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [45]
#97 (see note 10)
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T330/T332 [HU15] (Dick Kantrud): See full history: Lola T330 HU15.
  2. Brabham BT40 (John Elder): 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 Richard Prather's Prather Racing (Wheeling, IL) in November 1976. There is a good chance this was the car raced by Peter Robinson (Madison, Wisc) in 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. McLaren M10A [300-07] (Jim Sechser): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-07.
  4. 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.
  5. March 722 (Tom Cooney): Thomas A. Cooney (Indianapolis, IN) raced a March 722 in Central Division SCCA Nationals in 1974. He had a delayed start to the season after the car was damaged in a fire in his garage in May, but debuted at Road America in June, the car having "arisen from the ashes of his garage" according to the Indianapolis Region newsletter. He scored a single point that season for his result in the Detroit National at Grattan Raceway. Cooney retained the car for 1975, rising to 11th place in the Divisional standings with 11 points, and kept it again for 1976, but the now ageing car only scored a single point. He acquired a newer Chevron B27 for 1977, and the subsequent history of the March is unknown.
  6. Brabham BT40 (Dan Carmichael): Dan Carmichael (Columbus, OH) raced a #74 Brabham BT40 in Central Division SCCA Formula B in 1973. He raced the car in Formula B again in 1974, qualifying for the SCCA Runoffs, and again in 1975, when he won the CenDiv FB title. Carmichael acquired a March 75B for 1976, and the subsequent history of the Brabham is unknown.
  7. Brabham BT40 [18] (David Ralston): New to Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) for 1973, and used in SCCA Formula B in 1973. Dietrich bought a third-hand ex-F2 Brabham BT38 for 1974, and whether the BT40 was used at all that season is not known. In 1975, the BT40 reappeared, raced by David Ralston (Elmhurst, IL) in Central Division SCCA Nationals. Its next owner was Ned Clark (Dayton, OH), who is believed to have raced it from 1976 until 1989. It was next seen in 2006, when bought from the Westerburg Collection in the USA by South Australian Tim Kuchel. By 2011, it had been acquired by Bryan Miller (Kiama, NSW).
  8. 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.
  9. Lola T330 [HU14] (Jerry Hansen): See full history: Lola T330 HU14.
  10. Brabham BT29 [45] (Bill Summers): This is one of a pair of late BT29s acquired by California dealer Charlie Hayes which remained unraced during 1970. It was sold it March 1971 to Doug Brenner (Pasadena, CA) and raced in Pro events and in SCCA Nationals that season. Brenner raced the yellow Brabham in the two Bogotá races in early 1972 and then sold it to Phil Palm and Ron Pohl 1972 who retained Brenner's entry number of #26 and raced the car in 1972. They sold it to Bill Summers (Middleton, WI) who raced it in SCCA Regional and Midwest Council races at Elkhart Lake, Brainerd, and Blackhawk Farms, and advertised it in October 1978 with a CRW engine. The next owner was Bob Mijolevic (Pardeeville, WI) who used it in Midwest Council events in 1980, later fitting a Mazda engine for use in autocross. Mijolevic last raced the car in September 1982 but after that the history is largely unknown until it was bought by Cy Moreland (Trainer, PA) who in turn sold it to Dave Burch (Los Altos, CA). Rebuilt in the mid-1990s using a replacement Marc Bahner chassis. Sold in late 2011 to Wayne Wilson (Sydney, NSW, Australia).


Note that 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' published results.

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Individual sources for this event

SCCA Sanction 75-N-33S. Full entry list and results kindly provided by Jerry Winker.