Molson Championship Race
Mont-Tremblant, 23 Aug 1970
|1||Peter W. Broeker||Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 1)
|2||Brian Robertson||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 (see note 2)
|3||Jacques Couture||Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-42] - Ford twin cam
#84 (see note 3)
|4||David McConnell||Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Ford twin cam
#86 (see note 4)
|5||Peter Roberts||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#1 (see note 5)
|6||Ian Coristine||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford
|7||Ian P Motley||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17A - Ford
|8||Maurice Beauregard||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
|9||Roy Folland||(FF) 1.6-litre Titan Mk6 - Ford
|10||Jean-Pierre St Jacques||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford
|11||Stuart Ramsey||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford
|12||Serge Fournier||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford
|13||Pierre Lambert||Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam
#19 (see note 6)
|14||Reg Scullion||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford
#76 R Sullivan [sic]
|R||Tom Kreglewski||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford
|R||Louise Roberge||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford
|R||Tom Moore||EM Mk 1 (Brabham) - Ford twin cam BRM
|R||Louis Stein||(FV) 1.2-litre Hering Vee
|R||Eligio Siconolfi||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
|R||Wilson Southam||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford
|R||Bill Eagles||Chevron B15 [B14] - Ford twin cam
#46 (see note 7)
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Stebro-Chevron B17B (Peter W. Broeker): Peter Broeker (Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Quebec) raced a Chevron B17b in Canadian Formula B in 1970, often descibing it as a Stebro. It replaced Broeker's earlier B14, so the two cars were often confused. The B17b was raced by Craig Fisher and John Powell (both Toronto, Ontario) in 1971, entered by Penguin Racing Enterprise. The later history of the car is not known. Although it has been suggested that this was the car Broeker raced in 1974, when he returned to Formula Atlantic, that car appears to have been his older B14 updated.
- Brabham BT29 (Brian Robertson): Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) bought a Brabham BT29 late in 1969, debuting it at Sebring in December. He raced it extensively in 1970, taking in the Quebec and national Canadian series as well as rounds of the SCCA Pro series. He was entered by Fred Opert Racing Canada, a business in which he was a partner with Opert. Robertson upgraded to a BT35 for 1971 and his BT29 is likely to have been sold via the Opert operation. It does not appear in Opert's early 1971 advert so one possibility is that it was BT29/23, the car Evan Noyes took to the Tasman series.
- Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-42] (Jacques Couture): New to Jacques Couture (Laval, Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B series and the Quebec Region Molson Championship during 1970. The car was entered by Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd, and generally wore #86. Sold to Eligio Siconolfi (Montréal, Quebec) for 1971 and raced in the Players Canadian Formula B series and the Quebec Region Molson series. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] (David McConnell): New to David McConnell (Montréal, Quebec, Canada) and raced in the SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B series and the Quebec Region Molson Championship during 1970. The car was entered by Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd, and generally wore #86. McConnell then took the car out to New Zealand for the start of the 1971 Tasman Cup, where the car was described as a Lotus 69. After a run of poor results in New Zealand, he fitted an 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the Australian rounds, but failed to qualify for the Warwick Farm race. Local Lotus agent Leo Geoghegan tried the car in practice at that event. After one more race, McConnell abandoned the series. The subsequent history of the Lotus 59/69 is unknown.
- Brabham BT29 (Peter Roberts): Peter Roberts (Granby, Quebec) raced a Brabham BT29 in 1970, appearing as #71 in the main Canadian series and as #1 in the Molson (Quebec Region) Championship. His best results came in the Molson series with two third places at Mont-Tremblant. Roberts had earlier raced a BT29 that he had borrowed from "an Ontario racer" but whether this 1970 car was the same one is unknown. Robert did not continue in Formula B after 1970 and after sitting around unused for 18 months, the BT29 was sold to Derek Johnson (Montreal, Quebec) who was making a comeback after injury. The Montreal Gazette quoted Johnson's chief crew Bob Beale saying that nobody had driven it for a year, and Roberts' mechanic John Lo Bosco confirmed that Roberts' BT29 went to Johnson. Johnson bought the car the Friday before the opening race at Sanair and it was rented by Ian Coristine for that race after his new March 722 could not be readied in time. Raced by Johnson for the rest of the 1972 season. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lotus 59 (Pierre Lambert): Pierre Lambert (St-Bruno, Quebec, Canada) acquired a new Lotus 59 for the 1970 season, which was delivered to Montréal's Dorval airport via BOAC cargo. The car had the original Lotus 59 "twin-nostril" bodywork, suggesting it was one of the late-1969 cars. Lambert raced it in Molson Championship races at Mont-Tremblant and Trois-Rivières during 1970, but crashed heavily at Mont-Tremblant in late September, and the car was described as "a total loss". Lambert reappeared in 1971 with an unidentified Formula Ford Lotus, which might have been the 59 rebuilt. Nothing more known.
- Chevron B15 [B14] (Bill Eagles): 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. Presumably the car raced by Bill Eagles (Lasalle, Quebec) in Molson events in 1970 and in the Players FB series in 1971. If Eagles did own it, then it must have returned to Broeker as after Broeker's death in late 1980 the B14 was bought from his estate by Gerry Jones. As Broeker had got it back, this is likely to be the "B9/15/17" that Broeker used briefly in 1974. 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.
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.