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Molson Championship Race

Mont-Tremblant, 25 May 1969

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Al Justason Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] - Ford twin cam
#68 (see note 1)
20 37m 33.3s
2 Peter Roberts Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#7 (see note 2)
20
3 Peter W. Broeker Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 3)
20
4 Eligio Siconolfi Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/34] - Ford twin cam
#8
19
5 Ian Coristine (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
#50
19
6 Don Merriman Lotus 61 - Ford
#22
19
7 Bill Eagles Lotus - Ford twin cam
#46
19
8 Hans Krusemer H.K. Mk III
#717
19
9 Brian McDonald Lotus 51 - Ford
#168
19
10 Ken Huband (FC) 1.1-litre Titan Mk3 - Ford
#715 (see note 4)
19
11 Jack Boxstrom Lotus 51 - Ford
#6
19
12 Fritz Hochreuter Kelly - Porsche
#10
18
13 Paul Morrison Lotus 51A - Ford
#331
18
14 Norbert Schultz (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#61
18
15 Wayne Kelly (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly
#142
18
16 Gordon Munroe (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly
#67
17
17 Robert Stewart (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly
#48
17
18 Gunther Decker (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
17
19 Gerd Schwarakopf (FV) 1.2-litre Huron Vee
#31
17
20 P Buddenhagen (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#130
17
21 M Henning (FV) 1.2-litre Huron Vee
#256
17
R Tom Spencer Lotus 61 - Ford
#191
15
R Jacques Couture unknown
#18
13
R M Maislin (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#122
11
R Jean-Pierre St Jacques (FV) 1.2-litre JP Vee
#77
10
R Ron Stott Cherokee - Ford twin cam
#15
2

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] - Ford twin cam 1m 53.2s
2 Ian Coristine (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford 1m 56.4s
3 Eligio Siconolfi (FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/34] - Ford twin cam 1m 57.4s
4 Hans Krusemer (FB) 1.6-litre H.K. Mk III 1m 58.9s
5 Bill Eagles (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford twin cam 2m 02.0s
6 Brian McDonald (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford 2m 03.2s
7 Fritz Hochreuter (FB) 1.6-litre Kelly - Porsche 2m 05.7s
8 Norbert Schultz (FV) 1.2-litre unknown 2m 10.4s
9 Gunther Decker (FV) 1.2-litre unknown 2m 12.1s
10 Gordon Munroe (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly 2m 12.5s
11 Wayne Kelly (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly 2m 13.0s
12 Paul Morrison (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51A - Ford 2m 13.3s
13 Gerd Schwarakopf (FV) 1.2-litre Huron Vee 2m 14.5s
14 Robert Stewart (FV) 1.2-litre Kelly 2m 14.8s
15 Jack Boxstrom (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford 2m 15.6s
16 M Henning (FV) 1.2-litre Huron Vee 2m 15.7s
17 Jean-Pierre St Jacques (FV) 1.2-litre JP Vee 2m 17.8s
18 Ken Huband (FC) 1.1-litre Titan Mk3 - Ford 2m 18.3s
19 Ron Stott (FB) 1.6-litre Cherokee - Ford twin cam 2m 29.0s
20 P Buddenhagen (FV) 1.2-litre unknown 2m 31.1s
21 M Maislin (FV) 1.2-litre unknown 2m 40.8s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT21 ["BT21-9"] (Al Justason): According to a biography of Bill Stone, his 1968 Formula 3 Brabham started out as a crashed BT18 frame bought from Frank Williams. Stone built this car up and entered it as a BT18/21B in European F3 events in the latter half of 1968. Early in 1969, Stone appeared with a Brabham powered by a Ford twin cam engine and said to be a BT21B when he raced it at Silverstone in April. At the Madrid GP, Autosport described it as a BT18 with a 1800cc Ford twin cam engine. It was called a BT21A when Del Bennett drove it at Silverstone in May. This car was then sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario) for Formula B racing in 1969. Photographs of the car in Justason's ownership show that it had BT18 upper bodywork and it is likely that this "BT21" was actually Stone's BT18-based car from 1968. Justason sold the car to dealer Joe Grimaldi as a rolling chassis and its subsequent history is 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. Stebro-Chevron B14 [FB-68-10?] (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.
  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.

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 provided by Autocourse.ca website Président Dominic St-Jean. Qualifying sheet kindly provided by Ian Coristine and Dominic St-Jean. A report in Montreal-Matin Lundi 26 Mai 1969 refers to Sicconolfi's car as "l'ancienne Crosslé Ford de Jacques Couture".