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Molson Championship Race

Mont-Tremblant, 3 Aug 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Couture Lotus 59 [59-FB-13?] - Ford twin cam
#18 Ecurie J. Couture (see note 1)
20 37m 01.6s
2 Peter Roberts Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#7 Roberts & Co (see note 2)
20 38m 00.8s
3 Eligio Siconolfi Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/34] - Ford twin cam
#8 Downtown Datsun
20 38m 18.7s
4 Bruce Jensen Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam
#41 Jen-Mar Racing (see note 3)
20 38m 24.3s
5 Peter Morgan (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford
#67 Huronia Trailer Centre
19
6 Ken Huband (FC) 1.1-litre Titan Mk3 - Ford
#44 Ken Huband (see note 4)
19
7 Randy Fraser (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
#54 IRI Formula Racing
19
8 Brian McDonald (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#68 B. McDonald
19
9 Hugh Cree (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#16 Hugh Kree
19
10 Bill Bovenizer Crosslé
#4 B. Boveniser
19
11 Hans Krusemer H.K. Mk III
#17 Hans Krusemer
19
12 David McConnell (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford
#48 Ecurie J. Couture
19
13 Reg Scullion (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell D9 - Ford
#95 Karavan Carpets
18
14 Ian Coristine (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
#50 Iri Formula Team
18
15 Roy Folland (FF) 1.6-litre Alexis Mk15 - Ford
#3 R. Folland
18
16 Bob Long (F4) Walker JW4
#34 L.A.S.C. Team
17
17 Jean-Pierre St Jacques (FV) 1.2-litre JP Vee
#77 J.P St-Jacques
17
18 Gerrard Cellier (FC) Manic-Grac
#14 G. Cellier
16
19 Peter W. Broeker Stebro 'Mk 5' [Chevron B14]
#21 Stebro Racing (see note 5)
16
20 P Newgard (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly
#15 P. Newgard
16
21 Robert Bergeron (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#27 Karavan Carpet
16
R Réal Desrosiers Moleba - Alfa Romeo
#80
13
R Gary Magwood (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
#12
13
R Don Merriman Lotus 59 [59-FB-23?] - Ford twin cam
#20 (see note 6)
9
R James Johnston (F4) Walker JW4
#57
9
R Tom Moore EM Mk 1 (Brabham) - Ford twin cam BRM
#23
5
R Craig Hill Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
#70
4
R M Maislin (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#22
4
R R Bissonette (FV) 1.2-litre RS Vee
#40
2

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 59 [59-FB-13?] (Jacques Couture): Jacques Couture (Laval, Montréal, Quebec, Canada) raced a Lotus 59 in Formula B in 1969, appearing in the Quebec Region's Molson Championship events in Canada, and in two SCCA Pro events at Lime Rock. He won four Molson Championship races, finishing second in the championship. In 1970, Couture raced one of the pair of new Lotuses entered by the new Jim Russell Racing Driver School which had just opened at Mont Tremblant, but may have used his 1969 car in one or two races at the start of the year. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT21 (Peter Roberts): New to Peter Roberts (Granby, Quebec) and his mechanic Wayne Spears (Chomedey, Quebec), and raced in Formula B in 1968 and 1969, when it was described simply as a BT21. Spears drove the car again in 1970 when it was listed at Harewood Acres as a BT21C. Nothing more known.
  3. Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] (Bruce Jensen): Driven by Alan Rees for Roy Winkelmann Racing in 1965. Presumably Rees raced the same car all season. Bought in 1966 from Winkelman by Bob Fuller (Connecticut), fitted with a Cosworth Mk 12 and raced in FB in 1967. To Steve Brownstein (New York) for 1968 and raced again in FB with the Mk 12. Then traded to Fred Opert for a new Chevron. To Bruce Jensen and raced in Canadian FB in 1969 and then to Bill Pickthorne (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced it in 1970 and at the beginning of 1971. It was then stored for 18 years until bought by Murray Wivell (Brantford, Ontario) in October 1989. Restored and used in US vintage racing for ten seasons, initially with the Ford twin cam engine and then with a Cosworth SCA for the last two seasons. Sold to Ivan Scotti (Zurich, Switzerland) November 2004. This is presumably the ex-Alan Rees BT16 run at the 2013 Solitude Revival by Bruno Weibel of Schaffner Racing.
  4. Titan Mk3 (Ken Huband): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) raced a Formula C Titan in several races at Mont-Tremblant in 1968. At the 25 May 1969 race, Huband's car wasn't described but in later races it was called a Titan Mk 3 or a Titan-Ford. This is presumably one of the 1968 Formula 3 cars but its identity is currently unknown. Huband bought a new Brabham BT29 for 1970 and the Titan disappears but it's possible that it was converted to Formula Ford.
  5. Stebro 'Mk 5' [Chevron B14] (Peter W. Broeker): Canadian veteran Peter W. Broeker (Pt. Claire, Quebec) bought a Chevron B14 for 1968 and surviving Chevron records imply that it was chassis number FB-68-10. Used in SCCA pro events and also in Canadian Eastern Zone Formula Championship and Championnat de Formule du Québec races in 1968. Retained for 1969 and raced in the Canadian Road Racing Championship and the Molson Championship, often entered as a Stebro-Chevron. Then apparently retained by Broeker until 1974, when he used it in a few races. After Broeker's death in late 1980 the B14 was bought from his estate by Gerry Jones. Jones sold it to Roger Fountain who moved to England in 1988, and sold the car to Chris Ball who had it restored for HSCC racing in the UK.
  6. Lotus 59 [59-FB-23?] (Don Merriman): Donald G. Merriman (Willowdale, Ontario, Canada) raced a Lotus 59 (or 59C) in Formula B in 1969, appearing in both SCCA and Canadian races. He was second at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières in September, and picked up several other good placings. He returned with the car in 1970, but his last known appearance was at Westwood at the end of May. Merriman told later owner Joe Griffin that he sold the car to Jack (Jackie) Burnett, so this would be the car Burnett drove at Trois-Rivières in August 1971. It was then in Brian Stewart's shop for a while, showing signs of race damage, perhaps from Trois-Rivières, and was then bought by Tommy Meecham (Oshawa, Ontario), who converted the car some time around 1973 to Formula Ford specification, and fitted Lotus 69 bodywork. He raced the car in the Bulova Formula Ford Series in Canada in 1974 and 1975. Meecham later crashed the car at Shannonville, and it was still in rough condition when bought from him by Ron Fellows in 1977. He had the car rebuilt by Wayne Pinney, of ASH Engineering, who designed his own bodywork for the car and named it ASH 001. Fellows and Pinney's customer Randy Packham raced the car from 1978 to 1980, until Packham crashed the car heavily at Shannonville, and Pinney rebuilt it again as the ASH 002. Fellows started to rebuilt it again, but this was not completed and the car hung in the rafters of Derek Harkema's workshoip in Toronto from 1981 to 1986. It is then unknown until John Lindsey acquired it in the 1990s, and he retained it until his death in 2015. Lindsey's widow sold the part-restored car to Joe Griffin in 2018.

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.

The 1971-1973 Canadian Formula B race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Canadian Motorsport Bulletin, results sheets where available and from information drawn from Canadian newspapers.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Results sheet kindly provided by Dominic St-Jean.