SCCA National (F/SCCA class)

Willow Springs, 11 Apr 1976

1 Micky Fowler (F5000) 5-litre Talon MR-1 - Chevrolet V8
18 24m 40.181s
109.44 mph
2 Dick Hayes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 - Ford BDA Hart
#81 (see note 1)
18 1st in FB
3 Jeffrey Alkana (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA
#68 (see note 2)
18 2nd in FB
4 Jim van Horn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-07] - Ford BDA
#76 (see note 3)
18 3rd in FB
5 John Angus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722
#16 (see note 4)
17 4th in FB
6 Steve Jizmagian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T460 [HU3] - Ford BDA
#4 (see note 5)
17 5th in FB
7 Mike Fazzi (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#55 (see note 6)
17 6th in FB
8 Rick Mears (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola VW
17 1st in FSV
9 Don Schoeny (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola VW
17 2nd in FSV
10 Pete Pittman (FSV) 1.6-litre Aardvaark VW
17 3rd in FSV
11 Tom Sauerbrei (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B/75B - Ford BDA
#51 (see note 7)
16 7th in FB
12 Phil Caliva (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola VW
16 4th in FSV
13 Pete Sharland (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 VW
16 5th in FSV
14 Brian Moseley (FSV) 1.6-litre unknown VW
16 6th in FSV
15 Edward J MacGrotty (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 41 - Ford BDA Swindon
16 1st in FC
16 John Pennington (FC) Tecno
15 2nd in FC
17 Mark Munroe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [30] - Ford BDA
#94 (see note 8)
14 8th in FB
18 Jerome Dunwoody (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
10 2nd in FA
19 Lee Pitman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#57 (see note 9)
10 9th in FB
20 Tom Shanley (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21 - Ford
9 3rd in FC
R Eric Stromwall (FC) Cooper
R Hunter Harris (F5000) 5-litre Eisert 72 - Chevrolet V8
R Steve "Gas" Saleen (FSV) 1.6-litre Tui BH3 VW
R Ray Stephens (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU17] - Chevrolet V8

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B27 (Dick Hayes): Dick Hayes (Huntingdon Beach, CA) raced a Chevron in SCCA Nationals and one IMSA Pro race in 1975 and 1976. It was described as an "ex-Howdy Holmes B27" by Finish Line in 1975, and a photograph shows that it was dark blue with dark green sidepods when it appeared at Ontario in May 1976. However, the car Holmes drove was also driven by Tom Pryce at Trois-Rivières, and an ex-Pryce car was owned by Dan Neuman in 1975 and 1976. So it is possible that the car Holmes drove at Watkins Glen in October 1974 was a new car, unrecorded in Chevron records, and this is what went to Hayes. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 74B (Jeffrey Alkana): Don Breidenbach (Oakland, CA) raced a white March 74B in SCCA National and later in Pro races in 1974 but early that season his car was described as a 732 so this 74B may have been a mid or late-season replacement for the older car. Retained for the early 1975 race at Riverside and then sold to Bob Gledhill (Utah). Somehow the deal with Gledhill unwound because Breidenbach advertised the car again at the end of 1975, alongside his newer 75B. Jeff Alkana (Azusa, CA) recalls buying it from Breidenbach and he raced it in SCCA events in early 1976. Alkana then bought Breidenbach's newer 75B and he recalls selling the 74B to Jim Van Horn (Orange, CA). However, Van Horn drove an older March 71BM updated to 76B from 1977 to 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Chevron B27 [27-74-07] (Jim van Horn): Chevron build record says sold via Fred Opert to George Sabin. Used by Alan Lader as well in 1974. Sold to Bobby Fisher (Lafayette, CA) for 1975 and used in some early-season Nationals and one Pro race. To Jim Van Horn (Orange, CA) for 1976 and run in west coast Pro and SCCA racing. Then a strong candidate for the car of Californian Mike Morris in SCCA races in 1977 though this may have been the ex Hayes car from 1975-76. Either this or the Hayes car likely to be the B27 for sale by Crosslé Cars Pacific in 1982. In February 2007, Emmet "Bud" Morrison (Tempe, AZ) bought what he believes to be B27-74-07 from Neil Johnson via Fantasy Junction (Emeryville, CA).
  4. March 722 (John Angus): Bob Lazier (Vail, CO) raced a black #6 March 722 in the Pro Formula B series in 1972, winning at Bryar Motorsports Park in May. The car was sold to Byron Hatten (Altadena, CA) for 1973, and he entered it for John Angus (formerly of Hartland, WI, but living in Marina Del Rey, CA at this time) for 1974. According to a later advert, this was the "76B" driven by Hatten at the IMSA Formula Atlantic race at Ontario in 1976, and it was then sold to George Seydel (Pasadena, CA), who raced a Formula B March in SCCA Regionals at Riverside in 1978. According to this car's SCCA logbook, it was raced by Seydel until 1979. The SCCA Logbook records its "Manufacturers Identification No." as 722-16, but this was the chassis number reported in Europe to be Xavier Perrot's F2 car, so this identity remains unconfirmed.
  5. Lola T460 [HU3] (Steve Jizmagian): New to Steve Jizmagian (San Francisco, CA) and raced in SCCA Nationals and IMSA Formula Atlantic races in 1976. Retained for 1977 for Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Retained again for 1978, again for Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Retained by Jizmagian for 1979, but destroyed in an accident at Westwood in June 1979. What was left was broken for spares.
  6. Brabham BT29 (Mike Fazzi): Mike Fazzi (Costa Mesa, CA) raced a red Brabham BT29 with Ford twin cam engine in SCCA Regionals and Nationals in California in 1975 and 1976. He advertised the car in November 1976, noting that it had updated bodywork.
  7. March 74B/75B (Tom Sauerbrei): Patrick Depailler raced a March 74B at Trois-Rivières in September 1974. Autosport described it as the car tested earlier in England by Jim Crawford, but now set to full Formula 2 specification. Canadian Motorsport Bulletin described it as the ex-Coulon 'slave' March 732, but photographs show it with the same rear wing and oil tank used on the works F2 March 742s. A photograph also shows that it was raced by Lang in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. The car then went to Formula Ford graduate Tom Sauerbrei (Fresno, CA), who had an excellent season in the "742" in SCCA Regionals and Nationals in 1975, winning the regional title. After that season, it was rebuilt to 75B specification and leased to Johnnie Crean (San Juan Capistrano, CA), the 27-year-old son of former racer John C Crean, who raced it in two IMSA Formula Atlantic races in California in May 1976, and later in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Brabham BT40 [30] (Mark Munroe): New to Olney "Bill" Mairs (Malibu, CA) and raced at the 1973 SCCA Runoffs, Mairs having qualified by finishing fourth in his March 722 in NEDiv, representing New York Region. Retained for 1974, when Mairs finished fifth in Southern Pacific Division, representing CSCC. He then sold to the car to his two mechanics, Victor Tostado and Mark Munroe, and Munroe raced it in 1975 and 1976. After Munroe was killed in a sprint car accident at Ascot Raceway in September 1979, the Brabham was sold to Richard Christ, and then to John Whitton. It was next seen when owned by Mike Fazzi in 2002 or 2003, and was sold by him to Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) in 2004. The car remained in the UK, and was raced by Brennan with the HSCC in 2019. Sold to Martin Friedl (Vienna, Austria) in 2020, but the car was expected to stay with Bob Juggins in England, and be used in HSCC events in 2021.
  9. Lola T240 (Lee Pitman): Lee Pitman (La Hambra Heights, CA) raced an orange #57 Lola T240 in SCCA races at Riverside and Laguna Seca from 1972 to 1978 at least. He was a member of CSCC but rarely scored points at National level. Nothing more known.


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Individual sources for this event

SCCA Sanction 76-N-11P. Official results from SCCA records at the IMRRC.