Molson Championship Race
Trois-Rivières, 6 Sep 1970
|1||Jacques Couture||Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-42] - Ford twin cam
#84 (see note 1)
|2||Brian Robertson||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 (see note 2)
|3||David McConnell||Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Ford twin cam
#86 (see note 3)
|4||Eligio Siconolfi||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
|5||Ian Coristine||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford
|6||Roy Folland||(FF) 1.6-litre Titan Mk6 - Ford
|7||Peter Roberts||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#1 (see note 4)
|8||Maurice Beauregard||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
|9||Stuart Ramsey||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford
|10||Wilson Southam||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford
|11||Peter Findlay||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford
|12||Danny Buttitt||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
|13||Jean-Pierre St Jacques||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford
|14||Jacques Leber||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
|15||Serge Fournier||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
|16||Louise Roberge||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
|17||Hans Krusemer||H.K. Mk III
|18||Mike Gibson||(FF) 1.6-litre Chinook - Ford
|19||Jim Eckert||(FF) 1.6-litre Chinook Mk 9 - Ford
#60 J Eckers
|20||Pierre Lambert||Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam
#119 (see note 5)
|R||Peter W. Broeker||Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 6)
|R||Kris Harrison||McLaren M4A - Ford twin cam
#55 (see note 7)
|R||Bill Eagles||Chevron B9/B15b - Ford twin cam
#46 (see note 8)
|R||Peter Morgan||(FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
|R||Brian McDonald||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
|R||Barry Summervail||Crosslé - Ford twin cam
|R||Reg Scullion||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford
|R||Tom Kreglewski||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford
|R||Ian P Motley||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17A - Ford
|DNS||Ed Dow||(FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
|Did not start|
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|1||Jacques Couture||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-42] - Ford twin cam|
|2||Ian Coristine||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford|
|3||Brian McDonald||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford|
|4||David McConnell||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Ford twin cam|
|5||Danny Buttitt||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford|
|6||Peter Roberts||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam|
|7||Brian Robertson||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune|
|8||Kris Harrison||(FB) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A - Ford twin cam|
|9||Ian P Motley||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17A - Ford|
|10||Jim Eckert||(FF) 1.6-litre Chinook Mk 9 - Ford|
|11||Ed Dow *||(FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford|
|12||Maurice Beauregard||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford|
|13||Jean-Pierre St Jacques||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford|
|14||Reg Scullion||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford|
|15||Eligio Siconolfi||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam|
|16||Peter Findlay||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford|
|17||Serge Fournier||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford|
|18||Barry Summervail||(FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé - Ford twin cam|
|19||Jacques Leber||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford|
|20||Louise Roberge||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford|
|21||Peter Morgan||(FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford|
|22||Hans Krusemer||(FB) 1.6-litre H.K. Mk III|
|23||Peter W. Broeker||(FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam|
|24||Stuart Ramsey||(FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk1 - Ford|
|26||Bill Eagles||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B9/B15b - Ford twin cam||no time|
|27||Wilson Southam||(FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford||no time|
|28||Tom Kreglewski||(FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford||no time|
|29||Pierre Lambert||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam||no time|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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. The car was acquired from Siconolfi by Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec) who took some time restoring it, and then raced it in regional events in Canada in 1973. Lanaro recalled to Joe Griffin in 2021 that "after a bad accident at Moport, I sold what was left it to Peter Draggfy". Peter Dragffy is known to have had several Lotus 59/69s in the 1980s.
- 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-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.
- 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.
- McLaren M4A (Kris Harrison): Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) bought a McLaren M4A for 1968 and raced it in both the US SCCA Pro series and in local Canadian races, generally as #35 and with support from Indusmat Inc. He reappeared with the car in July and August 1969 before replacing it with a new Brabham BT29. To Kris Harrison (Montréal, Quebec) for a handful of events in September 1970 at Trois-Rivières and Mont-Tremblant. Harrison would later found Ecurie Canada, the team that launched Gilles Villeneuve's career. Subsequent history of the McLaren unknown
- Chevron B9/B15b (Bill Eagles): Bill Eagles (Lasalle, Quebec) raced a Chevron "B9/B15B" in Molson events in 1970 and in the Players FB series in 1971. This may have been the ex-Wayne Kelly B9 but could also have been Peter Broeker's "B9/B14/B15" that he raced in 1969 and then retured to briefly in 1974. Nothing more known.
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.