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SCCA National (Milwaukee Region)

Blackhawk Farms, 8 Aug 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Keith Feldott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-03] - Ford BDA
#9 (see note 1)
25 31m 36.6s
80.671 mph
2 John Kowalski (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA
#25 (see note 2)
25 2nd in FB
3 Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 18 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8
#40 (see note 3)
25 32m 05.3s
79.468 mph
4 Rick Villate (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
#10
25 32m 07.8s
79.365 mph
5 Robert A Lybarger (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
#32
2nd in FSV
6 Jerry Schaub (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
#57
3rd in FSV
7 Tom Pomeroy (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 [HU57] VW
#75
4th in FSV
8 Dean Lundgreen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 [204?] - Ford BDA
#71 (see note 4)
3rd in FB
9 Jerry Brosilow (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T326 VW
#81
5th in FSV
10 Dick Jacobs (FC) 0.9-litre Lola T342 - Kohler twin 400cc
#23

11 Steve Fossett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA
#6 (see note 5)
4th in FB
12 Peter Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40
#86 (see note 6)
5th in FB
13 Dave Hansen (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 VW
#30
6th in FSV
14 Tom Cooney (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722
#69 (see note 7)
6th in FB
15 Jack O Nelson (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 [BT15 "AM32"] - Cosworth MAE downdraft
#93

16 Guy Revesz (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP18 VW
#13
7th in FSV
17 Dean Vetrock (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8
#26
2nd in FA
18 Dick Ralls (FC) Beach
#73

19 Larry McNeil (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#64 (see note 8)
not running at finish
20 Paul Henry (FC) 1.1-litre Chevron B25 [25-73-15] - Cosworth BDJ
#54 (see note 9)
not running at finish
R Frank Schultz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [512] - Chevrolet V8
#19
7
R Thomas Sokoly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA
#55 (see note 10)
6
DNS Tom Christ (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-18] - Ford BDA
#53 (see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Rick Prather (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 VW
#24
Did not start
DNS Ed Midgley (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
#40
Did not start
T Jerry Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU5] - Ford BDA
#44 (see note 12)
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jerry Hansen(T) (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU5] - Ford BDA 1m 10.7s
2 Keith Feldott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-03] - Ford BDA 1m 11.3s
3 Tom Christ * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-18] - Ford BDA 1m 11.6s
4 Ed Midgley * (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.4s
5 John Kowalski (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA 1m 13.6s
6 Dean Lundgreen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 [204?] - Ford BDA 1m 14.0s
7 Robert A Lybarger (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 1m 14.4s
8 Rick Villate (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 1m 14.8s
9 Thomas Sokoly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA 1m 15.4s
10 Larry McNeil (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.7s
11 Jerry Brosilow (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T326 - VW 1m 16.0s
12 Tom Pomeroy (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 [HU57] - VW 1m 16.1s
13 Jerry Schaub (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 1m 16.6s
14 Steve Fossett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA 1m 16.7s
15 Dick Jacobs (FC) 0.9-litre Lola T342 - Kohler twin 400cc 1m 17.5s
16 Rick Prather * (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 - VW 1m 18.5s
17 Guy Revesz (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP18 - VW 1m 19.0s
18 Dave Hansen (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 1m 20.8s
19 Jack O Nelson (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 [BT15 "AM32"] - Cosworth MAE downdraft 1m 21.3s
20 Dick Ralls (FC) Beach 1m 28.9s
21 Dean Vetrock (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 - Chevrolet V8 1m 50.3s
22 Paul Henry (FC) 1.1-litre Chevron B25 [25-73-15] - Cosworth BDJ no time recorded
23 Tom Cooney (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 no time recorded
24 Peter Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 no time recorded
25 Frank Schultz (F5000) 5-litre Eagle Mk 5 [512] - Chevrolet V8 no time recorded
- Jerry Hansen (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 18 ['1'] - Chevrolet V8 not practiced
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B27 [27-74-03] (Keith Feldott): New to Doug Shierson Racing via Fred Opert for Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) to race in Formula Atlantic, initially in the opening races of the British series, then in North America. The car was blue and ran in North America as #23. Sold to Keith Feldott (LaGrange, IL) and raced in SCCA Central Division Formula B in 1975, scoring 11 points to finish ninth in the division. Retained for 1976, when Feldott finished second at Mid-America Raceway and at Grattan Raceway in May, and again at Grattan in July to finish the season on 37 points, tied for second in the division, and racing at the Runoffs. Retained again for 1977, but seen more rarely as Feldott moved into Trans-Am. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lola T360 [HU3] (John Kowalski): Sold via North American agent Carl Haas to Bill O'Connor (Highland Park, IL) and run for him by Traylor Engineering in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. O'Connor won the US GP support race in this car in October 1974. Retained for 1975, when it was used in the Canadian series and at least once in SCCA Nationals, entered by United Racing Ltd. To John Kowalski (Berea, OH), who won Central Division Formula B in 1976 in the car, qualifying for the Runoffs. Kowalski only scored nine points in a Lola in Central Division FB in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. McKee Mk 18 ['1'] (Jerry Hansen): New for Dick DeJarld (Joliet, IL) in 1972, and raced in SCCA Formula A events. Appeared at the Michigan Pro F5000 event in 1973 but did not qualify from the heat. Raced by DeJarld until sold to Ed Midgley (Geneva, IL) for 1976, when it was also raced by Jerry Hansen at Blackhawk Farms. To Robert Goulet (Wauwatsoa, WI) for 1977, and raced in SCCA Formula A. Goulet converted the McKee to sports car bodywork for 1979, appearing at Brainerd in July that year in the ASR class. Raced in Can-Am in 1980 and 1981, then renamed the "Sabre 001" for Can-Am again in 1983, and again in 1985. To Bob McKee and raced by Bill Scott in CAT races in 1986 and 1987. Then restored to its original specification for new owner Tom Simpson (Peoria, IL), and used in vintage racing, appearing at the Chicago Historic Races at Road America in 1988. It ran alongside several other McKee cars in historic races at Road America in the early 1990s, and also ran at HSR Mid-Ohio in August 1993. After a 20-year gap, Simpson ran the Mk 18 again in historic events in 2006.
  4. Rondel M1 [204?] (Dean Lundgreen): The car used by Jody Scheckter as part of the Motul Rondel team at the first two F2 races of 1973. In June, Titan Properties, the company owned by Chris Meek and Malcolm Wayne, sponsored this car for Tom Pryce to make his F2 debut for Motul Rondel. He drove it until Rouen in June, where he retired with a blown engine, but then had a new car, chassis 208, when he returned to F2 in August. Chassis 204 was sold at the end of the season via Fred Opert to Chris O'Brien (Ottawa, Ontario /Halifax, Nova Scotia) and raced in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. O'Brien crashed the car at Mosport in July 1974 and it was rebuilt on a new monocoque in time for Sanair two weeks later. It was advertised in December 1974 as "ex-Scheckter" with spares that included a monocoque, presumably the one damaged at Mosport. O'Brien recalls that he sold the car back to Opert. Unknown in 1975, but to Dean Lundgreen (Milwaukee, WI) for 1976, when he scored eight points in Central Division Formula B, and 1977, when he scored 18 points and qualified for the Runoffs. To Ron Drew (Milwaukee, WI) and fitted with a Cosworth BDJ for Formula C in 1978 and 1979, then to Tim Joyce April 1980, then to Greg Dauterman (Fond du Lac, WI) February 1981 and used in Formula Continental up to June 1985. Dauterman sold it Bill Schley at Schley Motor Cars in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and from him it was sold to Jurg Dubler in Switzerland in January 1990. Then sold to Jody Scheckter in June 1999, and picked up by Kerry Adams who then looked after his cars. It has since been immaculately restored to original conditon, and is in the care of Sam Kendle of Kendle Adams Motorsport Limited at Scheckter's Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.
  5. Brabham BT38B [18] (Steve Fossett): Thomas M. Shelton (Plantation, FL/Fort Launderdale, FL) raced a red-and-white Brabham BT38B in South-East Division FB in 1972. The car arrived relatively late in the season and was still being described as immaculate and new at the Palm Beach National in September. Tom recalls that the engine broke at the Road America Pro race in August 1973, and he diverted to Chicago on his way home and traded the car to Carl Haas. Haas sold it to Mikeal Bystrom Jr (Minneapolis, MN), who had previously raced a Brabham BT18 in FC, and still recalls the chassis number of the BT38B as being BT38B/18. He broke the Hart twin cam at his first race and fitted a BDA instead, racing it in US Pro races in 1974 and then in the Canadian series in 1975. He sold it to Steve Fossett (Chicago, IL), then a commodities trader in Chicago, but later more famous for his balloning exploits. Fossett raced it in SCCA Formula Atlantic in 1977.
  6. Brabham BT40 (Peter Robinson): Peter Robinson (Madison, IL) raced a Brabham in Formula B at the Indianapolis Raceway Park SCCA National in September 1975. In 1976, Robinson raced a Brabham BT40 at Brainerd in September 1976, and it seems likely this was the same car. He made further appearances in a FB Brabham in 1976 and 1977, before acquiring a newer Chevron B39 for 1978. Nothing more known.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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 is entered in a blue B25 at Watkins Glen but does not appear. He may have used the car at Trois Rivieres but is not on the entry list at Elkhart Lake. Brown does not remember driving a B25. Then sold by Freeman to Paul Henry (Clyde, OH) 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.
  10. March 75B (Thomas Sokoly): For 1976, Thomas and Theodore Sokoly acquired a March 75B from Doug Shierson Racing. The car was blue when they first acquired it, and they were told that it had been raced by a Canadian hire driver at Trois-Rivières, who had damaged the engine during practice. This would seem to be a reference to Marcel Talbot, as he was the only Canadian to drive for DSR at that race, and he failed to start the race. With Tom Sokoly (Mayville, WI) driving, and brother Ted as chief mechanic, they raced the March 75B in Formula Atlantic in 1976, including one IMSA round, two Players rounds, plus SCCA Nationals. Tom did not score any points in Central Division in 1976, but scored three points in 1977. For 1978, the car was sold to Frank Scott (Racine, WI), a local Assistant District Attorney. He scored only three points in CenDiv FB in 1978, and took part in the Labatts Championship Series race at Road America in July 1978. Advertised by Scott in March 1979 as a 75B/77B with a choice of BDD and BDN engines. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Chevron B27 [27-74-18] (Tom Christ): Chevron build record says sold to Bobby Brown of B&B Racing Enterprises, June 1974. The car was badly damaged in an accident at Trois Rivieres in 1974. Brown says that the remains were returned to Chevron in p/x for two B29s in 1975. However, advertised by Brown in May and June 1975 as 'not raced since complete rebuild at Chevron' which suggests that the car came back to him. Sold later in 1975 to Thomas Christ (Racine, WI), and raced by him in SCCA Nationals in late 1975, then in Pro Formula Atlantic and SCCA Nationals in 1976 and 1977. To John Scola (Wisconsin) for 1978 and 1979, and raced by him as late as July 1981. Then unknown until owned by Daniel Sauriol (Appleton, WI) in 1984. Sold to Cliff Ebben (Appleton, WI) at the end of the 1984 season, then sold by him to Comprep (i.e. Dennis Eade of ComPrep (Competition Preparation) in Zenda, WI) for ComPrep customer Alan Lewis (Indianapolis, IN). Run by ComPrep for Eade. Sold to Alan Azar (O'Fallon, IL) in 1999. With dealer Chuck Haines of Can-Am Cars Ltd (St. Louis, MO) in 2018.
  12. Lola T460 [HU5] (Jerry Hansen): New to Jerry Hansen (Long Lake, MN) for SCCA Central Division Formula B during 1976, and first appeared at the Road America June Sprints. Finished second at the 1976 Runoffs to Bobby Brown's March 76B. Sold to Frank Mahaney III (Wayzata, MN) for 1977, but Hansen confusingly acquired a different T460, the ex-Tom Klausler car, to run himself that year, as his 1977 Lola T560 was late to arrive. HU5 was sold to Steve Overton (Belleville, IL), a member of St Louis Region, for 1978 and is probably the car raced by Ernst Schneider (St Louis, MO) in 1979 and 1980. Then unknown until bought from Californian Paul Schafer by Cy Moreland (Trainer, PA) in 1997. Sold to Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) in 2003 as a "basket case" with a new tub fabricated by Marc Bahner. Restored to Jerry Hansen's livery.

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

SCCA Sanction 76-N-48P. Official results from SCCA records at the IMRRC. Formula November 1976 pp48-49.