SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race
Mosport Park, 13 Sep 1970
|1||Allan Lader||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#75 Opert/Bonphil Racing
|30||1h 04m 07.3s
|2||Craig Hill||Lotus 59B [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 Bill Brack Racing (see note 1)
|3||David McConnell||Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Ford twin cam
#86 Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd
(see note 2)
|4||Roger Barr||Crosslé 18F [18F.70.02] - Ford twin cam
#61 Crossle American Racing (see note 3)
|5||Mike Eyerly||Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#74 Bonphil/Opert Racing (see note 4)
|6||Brian Robertson||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 Fred Opert Racing (see note 5)
|7||John Marshall||Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#57 Team Suzy (see note 6)
|8||Howard Cazaly||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#19 Howard Cazaly
|9||Matt Spitzley||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#36 Spitzford Racing (see note 7)
|10||Ken Huband||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#15 Huband Motor Racing (see note 8)
|11||Skeeter McKitterick||Tecno 69 - Ford twin cam
#43 Mason Eng.
|12||Jack Cowell||Winkelmann WDB2  - Ford twin cam
#33 English Leather/Collins Racing Corp
|13||Jacques Couture||Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-42] - Ford twin cam
#84 Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd
(see note 9)
|14||Nick Craw||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#71 Fred Opert Racing (see note 10)
|15||Thomas C. Jones||Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam
#96 Tom Jones Racing Ent. [Thomas C Jones, Lakewood, Ohio]
|16||Evan Noyes||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#72 Fred Opert Racing (see note 11)
|17||Jim Bandy||Crosslé 14F - Ford twin cam
#42 Sport Motors
|18||Bill Bovenizer||Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#4 "Bob Boveniser" in results (see note 12)
|19||Graham Baker||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#67 Bonphil Racing (see note 13)
|20||Peter W Nye||Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam HRE
|21||Skip Adrian||Winkelmann WDB2  - Ford twin cam
#8 Skip Adrian
|22||Thomas E. Kornell||Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#46 Ivanhoe Racing
|23||Bill Gubelmann||March 705  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#47 Southerly Motors Racing (see note 14)
|24||Bruce Jensen||Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#41 Jen-Mac Racing (see note 15)
|25||John F. Sirmons||Lotus 59C [59-FB-15] - Ford twin cam BRM
#20 John F. Sirmons (see note 16)
|DNS||Randy Lewis||Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam
#7 Randy Lewis (see note 17)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Syd Demovsky||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#11 Syd Demovsky (see note 18)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Peter W. Broeker||Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#21 Stebro Racing Team (see note 19)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Doug Brenner||Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] - Ford twin cam
#26 Fred Opert Racing (see note 20)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Charles T. Gibson||March 705 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#55 Springdel Racing Corp (see note 21)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Lee White||Titan Mk3 - Ford twin cam
#56 Triangle Systems
|Did not start|
|DNS||Woody Harris||Genie Mk 13 - Ford twin cam
#66 Grand Prix Racing
|Did not start|
|DNS||Fred Opert||Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#73 Fred Opert Racing (see note 22)
|Did not start|
| ||Skip Barber||Tecno - Ford twin cam
#1 Gene Mason Racing
|On entry list|
| ||Steven Woods||Lotus 41C [41C-FL-44] - Ford twin cam
#31 Poroco Eng.
|On entry list|
| ||George "Skipp" Walther||Chevron B15b - Ford twin cam
#53 George N. Walther Jr (see note 23)
|On entry list|
| ||Randy Fraser||Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#54 Multimetals/Fred Opert Continental Racing
(see note 24)
|On entry list|
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||1m 26.2s|
|2||Randy Lewis *||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1m 26.5s|
|3||Allan Lader||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1m 26.8s|
|4||Mike Eyerly||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam||1m 27.2s|
|5||John Marshall||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam||1m 27.8s|
|6||Brian Robertson||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1m 28.1s|
|7||Woody Harris *||(FB) 1.6-litre Genie Mk 13 - Ford twin cam||1m 28.2s|
|8||Roger Barr||(FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 18F [18F.70.02] - Ford twin cam||1m 28.3s|
|9||Nick Craw||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1m 28.5s|
|10||Craig Hill||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59B [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam||1m 28.7s|
|11||Matt Spitzley||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1m 29.3s|
|12||Skeeter McKitterick||(FB) 1.6-litre Tecno 69 - Ford twin cam||1m 29.3s|
|13||Evan Noyes||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1m 29.5s|
|14||Graham Baker||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1m 29.7s|
|15||Bruce Jensen||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam||1m 30.0s|
|16||Jack Cowell||(FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2  - Ford twin cam||1m 30.2s|
|17||Doug Brenner *||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] - Ford twin cam||1m 30.3s|
|18||Peter W. Broeker *||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam||1m 30.4s|
|19||David McConnell||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59/69 [59-F2/XB-40] - Ford twin cam||1m 30.7s|
|20||Bill Gubelmann||(FB) 1.6-litre March 705  - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1m 30.8s|
|21||Charles T. Gibson *||(FB) 1.6-litre March 705 - Ford twin cam Vegantune||1m 31.0s|
|22||Syd Demovsky *||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam||1m 32.0s|
|23||Howard Cazaly||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam||1m 32.0s|
|24||Skip Adrian||(FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2  - Ford twin cam||1m 32.4s|
|25||Fred Opert *||(FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam||1m 32.4s|
|26||Ken Huband||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29  - Ford twin cam||1m 32.6s|
|27||Peter W Nye||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam HRE||1m 32.8s|
|28||Bill Bovenizer||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam||1m 33.3s|
|29||John F. Sirmons||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C [59-FB-15] - Ford twin cam BRM||1m 33.9s|
|30||Jim Bandy||(FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 14F - Ford twin cam||1m 35.8s|
|31||Thomas E. Kornell||(FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam||1m 38.2s|
|32||Thomas C. Jones||(FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT16 - Ford twin cam||1m 45.4s|
|33||Lee White *||(FB) 1.6-litre Titan Mk3 - Ford twin cam||1m 51.2s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Lotus 59B [59-F2/XB-41] (Craig Hill): New to Craig Hill (Mississauga, Ontario) and run in the Canadian Road Racing Championship and the SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B, entered by Bill Brack Racing Enterprises. Hill ran in a team with Brack's Formula 5000 Lotus 70, with both cars in marching Castrol GTX livery. Unlike the two JRDS cars, which were entered as Lotus 69Bs, Hill's car first raced in Lotus 59 bodywork and was generally billed through the season as the "Castrol GTX Lotus 59". For 1971, the car was sold to Max Nerrière (Toronto, Ontario), who raced it in the Players Canadian Formula B series. Retained by Nerrière for 1972 and for 1973. 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.
- Crosslé 18F [18F.70.02] (Roger Barr): New for Brian Nelson to use in a libre race at Kirkistown on 22 August 1970 in Formula B specification with a Ford twin cam. Sent to the US where it was raced by US Crosslé agent Roger Barr in the Formula B races at Mosport Park and Mid-Ohio in September. Nelson then drove the car in a high-profile FB race at Sebring in October and won. The car was returned to Ireland and converted to F2 specification for Nelson to race in the Mallory Park F2 in March 1971, where Autosport described it as "the 1970 Formula B car which won at Sebring, hastily modified to F2 and virtually untested in this form". Nelson drove the car in this form in Irish libre racing through the 1971 season. In October, the car was fitted with an 1800cc Cosworth FVC engine for the Dublin Trophy libre race at Mondello, and it was then sold in this form to John Campbell Graham in Scotland for libre racing in Scotland and England in 1972. In April 1972, Campbell Graham crashed the car heavily into the bank at Cadwell Park and the next time he was seen, his car was said to be the 19F, so he had presumably exchanged the crashed 18F for the 19F. The subsequent history of the 18F is unknown, but it has never resurfaced so its life may have ended at Cadwell. However, in June 1974 Ecurie Santos Racing (Edgeware, Middlesex) advertised a Crossle 19F which was described as "ex-Works, ex-Tommy Reid, ex-Brian Nelson Irish Libre Championships car". Reid did not drive either an 18F or a 19F, but Nelson had driven both 18Fs, so this could be the ex-Campbell Graham 18F or it could be the 19F that Campbell Graham is thought to have bought to replace the 18F, but somehow with the Nelson history sticking to it. This could then be the "completely rebuilt" 19F advertised by Peter Vernon-Kell in London nine months later.
- Chevron B17b (Mike Eyerly): Mike Eyerly (Salem, OR) raced a Chevron B17b for Fred Opert Racing in 1970, winning the first six races of the Continental Formula B Championship. Despite competition from Alan Lader, he won a total of eight rounds of the series and easily retained his title. The car was then sold to Phil Cole, who raced it in an Arizona Region SCCA Regional at Phoenix in December 1970, but then nothing was seen of it until Chuck McCain (Tuscon, AZ) raced it in the Formula B class at an Arizona Sports Racing Association race in October 1973, instead of his usual Brabham. McCain advertised the car in March 1974, but evidently never sold it, as it was ultimately bought from his family by Lee Chapman in 2013. It was fully restored and raced by new owner Jim Victor (Davenport, Iowa) at Road America in 2015, originally in white bodywork, but later restored very precisely to Eyerly's livery . A week after racing the Chevron at Road America in July 2018, Victor sadly died following an accident while driving another car at the same track.
- 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.
- Brabham BT21C (John Marshall): John Marshall (Sandusky, OH) drove a red Brabham BT21C in Formula B in 1970, entered by Suzy Dietrich's 'Team Suzy'. He finished sixth in Central Division with 21 points. Marshall had raced a Lola Mk 5A in Formula C the two previous years and took over John Bisignano's F5000 McLaren M10A for 1971. Nothing more known.
- Brabham BT29 (Matt Spitzley): Matt Spitzley (then from Aspen, CO), had a Brabham BT29 for 1970 entered by his Spitzford Racing team (Detroit, Michigan). For 1971 the car was sold to Mike Rand (Riverside, CT/Greenwich, CT) who raced it in NEDiv FB, finishing third overall. It then went to Peter Regna in New Jersey for 1972, after which Regna recalls selling it to Ken Duclos. Duclos, however, does not remember buying it.
- Brabham BT29  (Ken Huband): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario) ran a red/black #15 Brabham BT29 in Canadian and US Formula B in 1970, first appearing at Mont-Tremblant 24 May 1970. He retained the car in 1971 and in 1972. Huband advertised the BT29 in CP&A 21 Oct 1972 as "Brabham BT29/34", implying it was chassis 34. Several BT29 owners had mentioned the chassis numbers of the cars in adverts, presumably to emphasise the newer cars. Peter Nye arranged the sale of the car to Bill Wolfe, a dentist in Austin, Texas, but Wolfe later pulled out of a deal with Nye to assemble the car for him. Subsequent history unknown.
- 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 Mosport, 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  (Nick Craw): Nick Craw (Washington,DC) bought one of the first Brabham BT29s from local Brabham dealer Fred Opert, a car identified by Ted Walker of the Brabham Register as chassis BT29-5. Craw raced in SCCA events from August 1969 onwards, finishing second in the SEDiv FB championship by a single point, and in two Pro races. He continued with a BT29 in 1970 in Pro racing as part of Fred Opert Racing and to the best of his and Opert's recollection, used the same car. He bought a Brabham BT35 for 1971 but before this arrived in the US, he raced the BT29 once more, winning a National at Summit Point in April 1971. The car appeared in Fred Opert's stock list on 1 May, and on the reverse of one of this list, as sent by Opert's secretary Jeannie to Brabham historian Denis Lupton in 1971, a handwritten comment gives Craw's car as "BT29-5". A column by Craw in June 1972 said the car was sold to Jiro Yoneyama, a Japanese driver who raced a Brabham BT29 in US Formula B as part of Fred Opert's team. His car was white and ran as #76. The Road America entry list noted it was using a Hart engine. He was not seen after Road America in August 1971, and the BT29 was then sold to Gary Gove (Tacoma, WA) who raced it in SCCA Regional and ICSCC events in 1971 and 1972, It was reportedly crashed in 1972 and its later history is presently unresolved.
- Brabham BT29 (Evan Noyes): Evan L. Noyes Jr . (Cedarville, MI) entered a yellow Brabham BT29 for Sebring 28 Dec 1969 but did not arrive, implying his car was not quite ready on time. His first known race is at Green Valley Raceway on 22 Feb 1970, a SWDiv National and he ran the canary yellow BT29 in both the 1970 Pro season, where he was a member of the Fred Opert Racing team, and in Nationals where he finished second in CenDiv to Michael Hall. He finished second to Skip Barber's Tecno at the Run-Offs. This is not the same car that Noyes then took to the Tasman series in January 1971 as his well-used US car was on Fred Opert's stock list on 1 May 1971 with a comment that it had not raced since the Run-Offs.
- Brabham BT21C (Bill Bovenizer): Bought from Fred Opert by Bill Bovenizer (Toronto, Ontario) and raced in Canadian Formula B events in 1970. Bill believes Horst Kwech may have raced it before he did. He sold it to Reg Forth for 1971 who continued to race it in Canadian events. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT29 (Graham Baker): Graham Baker moved from New Zealand to the US for a season of Formula B in 1970. He bought a new green Brabham BT29 from Chip Gompf and Wayne Mitchell, one of three new BT29s they had in stock. He was entered by Charlie Hayes Racing Equipment as #82 for his first race, at Edmonton in May, but was then self-entered as #82 for the next eight races as #67 before ending the season as part of the Bonphil Racing Industries team. Hayes sold the car for Baker at the end of the season to a non-racer in Laguna Hills who appears to have retained it, unused, for three years. In late 1973/early 1974, CSCC racer Jeff Alkana learnt from engine specialist Steve Jennings about the car and he bought it with Frank Monise (Pasadena, CA), who needed a new BT29 having wrecked his earlier BT29-41. Monise raced the car for several more seasons with Ford twin cam and BDA engines before selling it around 1976 to Tito D'Oporto and Gary Green and replacing it with a March.
- March 705  (Bill Gubelmann): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in the later races of the 1970 SCCA Formula B championship. Unknown in 1971 but reappeared in 1972 with Gerald Lieberg (Milford, CT), who drove it in the North Atlantic Road Racing Championship Regional series in NEDiv. Lieberg advertised the car in Competition Press & Autoweek in December 1972 and January 1973 as "ex-Gubelmann".
- Brabham BT21C (Bruce Jensen): Bruce Jensen (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) raced a yellow #41 Brabham BT21C in Canadian and US Formula B events during 1970. He bought the car from Brabham dealer Fred Opert and it was yellow with a black stripe. It came with a Vegantune but that blew up and was replaced by a BRM twin cam. Jensen bought a Chevron B17 for 1971 and the Brabham is believed to have gone back to Fred Opert in that trade.
- Lotus 59C [59-FB-15] (John F. Sirmons): In 1970, John F. Sirmons (Weston, CT) and Vincent Dileo (Greenwich, CT) shared a Lotus 59C, Sirmons driving it in rounds of the SCCA Continental Championship, and Dileo competing in SCCA Nationals and in Area 1 Regional Championship races. This is almost certainly the car used by Ian Ashley to win a libre race at Brands Hatch in November 1969, as the car was said to be for an American customer, and Sirmons' car was later said to be a former Ashley car. Dileo won two Area 1 races at Thompson Raceway in July and August, but Sirmons had little success in Pro events. Sirmons and Dileo acquired a Lola T240 for 1971, and the Lotus is likely to have gone to Lola agent Carl Haas in trade. The car is unknown in 1971, but may have remained in stock with Carl Haas, because at some point in 1972 it was acquired from Haas by Phil Raeder (Delmar, NY), his Formula C Lotus 35 being traded in the other direction. Raeder fitted a Renault Alpine Gordini engine and ran the car in Formula C, qualifying for the Runoffs in 1973 where he finished in an impressive fourth place. He was entered during this time by Terri Novotny. Raeder then updated the car with Lotus 69 bodywork and other modifications and ran it as the PRD in 1974 and 1975, still with its Gordini engine. Pearce Raeder recals that the car was then sold to Walter Nelson (No. Haledon, NY/Great Neck, NY). Nelson raced a Lotus in Northeast Division Formula C in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Photographs show that it had Lotus 69 bodywork but Lotus 59 front suspension mounts, consistent with it being the ex-Raeder car. The car was later acquired by Chuck Sieber (McLean, VA), who used it in Solo II events from 1981 to 1989. He had bought the car less engine, and used a 1760 Ford twin cam, followed by an 1840cc BDA. Sieber sold the car to Ian Giles (Didcot, Oxfordshire) at the end of 1990. Its history over the next six years is unknown, but by 1996 it had been acquired by Peter Studer in Switzerland, and he restored it to F2 specification, using the Gold Leaf Team Lotus livery that was used in Formula 3. The car was still owned by Studer when he died in May 2018.
- Brabham BT29  (Randy Lewis): John Ranson Lewis III, who raced as Randy Lewis (Sunnyvale, CA), had a blue Brabham BT29 for 1970 which was entered as #7. He raced the car through the full Pro season, finishing fourth at Sears Point in June and at Road America in August, end ending the season in eighth place in the championship. He did not compete in SCCA Nationals. The car was sold to Bunny Ribbs (San Jose, CA) for Mike Eyerly to drive in FB in 1971 (#63) and 1972 (#80). Jon Milledge also drove Ribbs car at Brainerd in Sep 1972. Ribbs, father of future Trans-Am star Willy T. Ribbs, advertised the car at the end of 1972. This is presumably the blue #80 Brabham BT29 raced by Lee Midgley at Road America in August 1973 and driven by Archie Snider at Trois-Rivières a week later. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT29 (Syd Demovsky): Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) raced a yellow #11 Brabham BT29 in Pro events in 1970. At the end of the year the car was sold via Joe Grimaldi (Race Shop) to Peter Nye (Ann Arbor, MI) who fitted it with a HRE twin cam and raced it in Pro events and in some SCCA events through 1971. At the end of that season he sold it less engine to Jim Lloyd (Indianapolis, IN) who converted it to Formula C and won the CenDiv FC title in 1972 and 1973. Lloyd retained the car and later restored it to Formula B specification for vintage racing. He advertised it in fully-restored condition in February 1991.
- 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.
- Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] (Doug Brenner): A new Chevron B15B was prepared for Reine Wisell to race - and win - at Sebring 28 Dec 1969. Doug Brenner bought this car for 1970 and raced in the Pro series and then sold it to Byron Hatten (Altadena, CA) for 1971. Hatten continued to race it into 1972 but crashed heavily at Riverside in Feb 1972, the first event of the season, badly damaging the Chevron. Art Brisbane (Covina, CA) bought the damaged car, and also bought the ex-Syd Demovsky damaged B15b frame from Wayne Mitchell. Frank Monise cut the two frames in half and "beautifully attached the good parts together". Brisbane used the rebuilt car in Cal Club Formula C from 1974 until 1978 at least. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 705 (Charles T. Gibson): Charles T. Gibson raced a black #57 March 705 in Formula B in 1970, entered by Gibson Racing Company of Poughkeepsie, NY. Later in the season, the team was said to be based in Denver, CO, but this appears to have been a short-lived change. Gibson entered the car at Road America in July 1971. He bought a second-hand 71BM in February 1973, so it is possible he kept the 705 longer than 1971. History then unknown until 1983, when, according to later owner Ben Auto in Japan, it was owned by Ed Forbes on Long Island, New York, who intended to use it for autocross. It was then sold to "Thomas Gaffney of Classic Advantage" in 1992, and fully restored. Exactly what happened next is unclear, but by 2019, the 705 was owned by Ben Auto (Yamada, Japan) and was being raced in historic events in Japan.
- Chevron B17b (Fred Opert): Fred Opert ran a team five-car team in 1970 which included a Chevron B17b for himself and a sister car for Mike Eyerly. Opert's personal car was sold to Tom Outcault (Cranford, NJ) for 1971 who used it in NEDiv events and also in the Pro race at Road America in Aug 1971. Outcault sold it via Fred Opert to Carmelo Crisafuli (Great Neck, Long Island, NY), and it was registered by the SCCA at Watkins Glen in September 1972. He raced it in SCCA Regionals including two New York Region rounds of the North Atlantic Road Racing Championship in 1974. RJ Nelkin (Roslyn, NY) bought the car for 1975, and raced it in SCCA and EMRA events that season. It was sold in 1976 via Fred Opert to Roy Aber (Penn Hills, PA) who recalls racing the car until 1981. He sold it to JC Gongaware (Youngwood, PA), and did not hear of it again. The car was next seen about 1986 when Lee Chapman (New Milford, CT) of Auto Restorations had the car, having bought it from Jim Wisheart in Pennsylvania. It went from Chapman to Fred Gunther (Trumbull, CT), then to Peter McLaughlin (Hannover, NH), and then to Travis Engen (Weston, CT) in 1994 or 1995.
- Chevron B15b (George "Skipp" Walther): Skipp Walther, more formally George Walther III of Dayton, Ohio, appeared just once in Formula B in 1970 in a #53 blue/silver Chevron B15b entered for him at Road America 18 Jul 1970 by Fred Opert. He went very well in this race, qualifing third and running second. Walther advertised the car in November 1970 with a comment that it had only raced once in 1970, which would appear to rule out it being Jon Hall's, and would also rule out it having been raced by Jim Trueman later in 1970. Walther raced a new Lola T240 in 1972 and the history of his B15B is unknown. Walther was killed in a hydroplane accident at Miami Marine Stadium in June 1974.
- Brabham BT29 (Randy Fraser): Randy Fraser (Piedmont, Quebec/Rhode Island) raced a blue-and-silver #54 Brabham BT29 in 1970 as part of Team IRI and with sponsorship from Multimetals. He appeared in both the Canadian and US Pro series but focused on the US series after the first few races. He moved to a new March 71BM for 1971 but the Brabham remained unsold. It appeared in his advert in CP&A in November 1971 when it was described as a rolling chassis in parts. Subsequent history unknown.
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.
1970 US FB results were compiled from Autoweek reports by Jim Thurman; 1971 results were transcribed from Autoweek by Allen Brown and 1972 results were compiled by Chris Townsend from an SCCA results publication.
The US Formula B series did not continue in 1973 but a race was organised in Caracas in March 1973 that fits here probably better than anywhere else, as do the occasional SCCA F/Atlantic and FB races in 1974 and 1975.