SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race

Riverside, 19 Apr 1970

1 Mike Eyerly Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#74 Fred Opert Racing Continental Team
(see note 1)
30 44m 03.93s
102.2 mph
2 Mike Hiss Brabham BT15 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4 Mike Hiss (see note 2)
30 44m 14.5s
3 Sandy Shepard Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam HRE
#59 Sandy Shepard (see note 3)
4 Don Delamore Brabham BT21C [8] - Ford twin cam
#21 Courtesy Chevrolet (see note 4)
5 "Butch" Harris Winkelmann WDB1 - Ford twin cam HRE
#34 C.N. Butch Harris, Jr.
6 Jay Jamison Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#00 John's Imports & Racing, Ent.
(see note 5)
7 Randy Lewis Brabham BT29 [38] - Ford twin cam
#81 John R. Lewis (see note 6)
8 Nick Craw Brabham BT29 [5] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#71 Fred Opert Racing (see note 7)
9 Mike Hansen Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#40 Hansen Racing (see note 8)
10 Charlie Adams Brabham BT21C [12] - Ford twin cam
#64 C.W. Adams Racing (see note 9)
11 Harold Krech Tecno ["2/3-006"] - Ford twin cam
12 Max Mizejewski Lola T100 - Ford twin cam Willis
#97 Steve Cole (see note 10)
13 Jim Grob Chevron B15b [FB-69-4?] - Ford twin cam
#77 Jim Grob Racing (see note 11)
14 Fred Opert Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#73 Fred Opert Racing Continental Team
(see note 12)
15 Frank Monise Lotus 41C [41C-FL-38] - Ford twin cam
#35 Frank Monise Motors
16 John Angus Brabham BT29 [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#16 John Angus, Hartland, Wisc (see note 13)
17 Larry Harley Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
(see note 14)
18 Wayne T Mitchell (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT28 [14] - Ford
#53 John's Imports & Racing Enterprises
(see note 15)
19 Bill Boyer Brabham BT29 [11] - Ford twin cam
#88 Bill Boyer (see note 16)
20 Scott Keith Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#60 Scott Keith (entered a "Tecno Lotus Ford")
21 Evan Noyes Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#72 Fred Opert Racing Continental Team
(see note 17)
22 Robert Ernst (FC) 1.1-litre Forsgrini Mk 10 - Ford Lucas pushrod
#12 Grand Prix Racing
23 Doug Brenner Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] - Ford twin cam
#26 Douglas Brenner Ent. (see note 18)
24 Mike Orcutt Merlyn - Ford twin cam
#93 Mike Orcutt
25 Chuck Kessinger Beach T-11 [104] - Alfa Romeo
#70 Charles R. Kessinger
26 Skip Adrian Winkelmann WDB2 [4] - Ford twin cam
#8 Visalia Dodge Boys
27 Max Callicott McLaren M4A - Ford twin cam
#33 C.R. Willis & Max Callicott Eng.
(see note 19)
14 engine failure
28 Allan Lader Brabham BT29 [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#43 Pacifico Racing (see note 20)
13 crashed
29 Gary Gove Brabham BT21C [2?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 Pete Lovely Volkswagen (see note 21)
12 crashed
30 Bruce Redding Brabham BT14 [FL-3-65] - Ford twin cam BRM
#95 ("Gravelle Honda Spl. Ford") Bruce Redding Racing
(see note 22)
12 unknown
31 Joe Alves Chevron B14 [FB-68-14?] - Ford twin cam
#66 ("Chevron 14 Ford") Joe Alves
(see note 23)
9 exhaust header
32 Randy Fraser Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#54 IRI Formula Team (see note 24)
4 unknown
33 Dow "Jack" Byers II McLaren M4B [200-10B] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#37 Byers Racing Centre (see note 25)
4 engine failure
34 Matt Spitzley Brabham BT29 [36?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#36 Spitzford Racing (see note 26)
2 engine failure
35 Bob Gage Brabham BT23G [1] - Ford twin cam
#51 B & D Racing Enterprises
(see note 27)
1 engine failure
DNSC Dale Sebring LeGrand Mk 9 - Ford twin cam
#89 Sports Car Engineering
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Syd Demovsky Chevron B15b [FB-69-3?] - Ford twin cam
#11 Syd Demovsky Racing (see note 28)
Did not start (crashed)
  Wes McNay LeGrand Mk 3B - Ford twin cam
#7 M & R Racing, Inc.
On entry list
  Gordon Strom Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
#9 Mr Syd of California
On entry list
  Dino Dioguardi LeGrand
#13 Dio Brothers
On entry list
  Steve Cole Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#18 Stephen M. Cole
On entry list
  Ray France Centaur Brabham - Ford twin cam
#20 Centaur Racing Associates (see note 29)
On entry list
  Skeeter McKitterick McLaren M4A - Alfa Romeo GTA Shankle
#23 Pacific Racing Development (see note 30)
On entry list
  Ron Fedele (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford
#24 Harvey Lasiter
On entry list
  Tito D'Oporto LeGrand Mk 5 - Ford twin cam
#28 Compco
On entry list
  Bob McCormack Dulon LD8 - Ford twin cam
#30 Grizzley Engineering
On entry list
  Darrell W Green (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT28 [19] - Cosworth SCC
#38 Darrell W. Green (see note 31)
On entry list
  Ronald Wheeler Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#39 Anglo Pacific Racing
On entry list
  Greg Gosar Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#44 J & B Racing
On entry list
  Thomas E. Kornell Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#46 Ivanhoe Racing
On entry list
  Jim Mederer Crosslé 14F [C14F/69/41] - Ford twin cam
#48 Mary Lou Mederer
On entry list
  Judd Mangurian McLaren M4A - Ford twin cam BRM
#49 British Steel Company (see note 32)
On entry list
  Sam Lippa S & B - Alfa Romeo
#55 ("S & E Special Alfa") Sam Lippa
On entry list
  Gene Mason Tecno - Ford twin cam
#56 RPM Racing
On entry list
  Volker Bruchof Cooper - Alfa Romeo
#62 ("Cooper FJ-2 Alfa") Alvin P. King
On entry list
  Bill Henry LeGrand Mk 6 - Ford twin cam HRE
#63 Omega Corporation
On entry list
  Terry Hogan Centaur Brabham CRA-2J - Alfa Romeo
#65 Hogan Motor Racing
On entry list
  Butch Owsley Titan Mk3 - Ford twin cam
#68 Butch Owsley (see note 33)
On entry list
  Jack J. Quinlin Cooper - Alfa Romeo
#69 Jack J. Quinlan
On entry list
  Jon E. Hall Chevron B15b - Ford twin cam
#75 Fred Opert Racing Continental Team
(see note 34)
On entry list
  William A Blake Winkelmann WDF2 - Ford twin cam
#76 Parson's Industries
On entry list
  Tom Bailey Lotus 22 - Ford twin cam
#79 T.G. Bailey
On entry list
  David Jaques Mattel Special (Brabham BT2) [FJ-7-62?] - Ford twin cam
#83 Cask 'N Cleaver (see note 35)
On entry list
  Cam McKenzie Brabham BT21 [9] - Ford twin cam
#84 Cam McKenzie (see note 36)
On entry list
  Buford Motley Bourgeault - Ford twin cam
#85 John Kuenzli
On entry list
  Jerry Weeks Lotus 61E - Ford twin cam
#86 Module-Lube
On entry list
  John R Coolick Brabham BT21A [7] - Ford twin cam
#87 Cask 'N Cleaver (see note 37)
On entry list
  Bruce Powers Titan Mk6 - Ford
#90 Bruce G. Powers
On entry list
  Wayne Messier Lotus 51 - Ford
#92 Emile Tureaud
On entry list
  Edward J MacGrotty Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#94 HEI-Mac Racing
On entry list
  Woody Harris Kellison Mk II - Ford twin cam
#96 Grand Prix Racing
On entry list
  Warren Flickinger Chevron - Ford twin cam HRE
#98 Warren A. Flickinger (see note 38)
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

1 Mike Eyerly (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam 1m 26.68s
2 Allan Lader (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [9] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 27.28s
3 Doug Brenner (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] - Ford twin cam 1m 27.43s
4 Jay Jamison (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 1m 27.78s
5 Mike Hiss (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 28.00s
6 Sandy Shepard (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam HRE 1m 28.04s
7 Fred Opert (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 28.21s
8 Joe Alves (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 [FB-68-14?] - Ford twin cam 1m 28.46s
9 Bruce Redding (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT14 [FL-3-65] - Ford twin cam BRM 1m 29.00s
10 Don Delamore (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C [8] - Ford twin cam 1m 29.03s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Brabham BT15 (Mike Hiss): Mike Hiss left the east coast Abrasive Alloys team at the end of 1969 and moved to the west coast, joining Charlie Hayes' team. He raced an updated five-year-old Brabham BT15 at the opening round of the 1970 Pro FB series and finished a remarkable second. The car was advertised by Hayes in May 1970 and again in July 1970 as a "BT15/29". Sold to David E. Thomas III (Edina, MN) Thomas, an executive at his father's Lancer Stores and better known later in his career as Tuck Thomas. Entered by Lancer Racing, of Minneapolis, as a #84 Brabham BT21/29 at the Road America's Pro FB race in July 1970 but did not start. His name was also on the entry list for Mont-Tremblant two weeks later but this seems down to the Canadian organisers copying liberally from the Road America entry list. Thomas does not appear on the 1970 CenDiv FB points table but he did register in 1971 with five points. However, the entry list for Mid-Ohio 5 Jul 1971, the second National of the 1971 CenDiv season, shows him in a BT18, not a BT21/29. Advertised in October 1971 as the ex-Hayes team BT15/29 with Vegantune engine. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT29 (Sandy Shepard): Sandy Shepard (Denton, TX) raced a new black #59 Brabham BT29 from the start of the 1970 season. With support from his father's KDNT Radio Station, Shepard competed in every round, finishing second in his 'home' race at Dallas. He also raced the car in the Polar Prix SCCA National in February 1971 before it to Fred Opert who had it lined up for a Mexican customer.
  4. Brabham BT21C [8] (Don Delamore): According to later owner Mark Shillingburg, this car was bought new by Courtesy Chevrolet in California, and was raced for them by Don Delamore (San Jose, CA) in 1969 and 1970. He advertised the car in Dec 1970 wth two Vegantune engines, adding that it had never been damaged. Shillingburg reports that Courtesy Chevrolet then sold the car and it did not race again. With Mark Shillingburg (Evergreen, CO) in 2014.
  5. Brabham BT29 (Jay Jamison): At the end of 1969, Jay Jamison (San Diego, CA) bought a new red Brabham BT29 from Chip Gompf and Wayne Mitchell, who had three new BT29s in stock. Jamison raced the car in San Diego Region's early-season event at Holtville Aerodrome on 1 Feb 1970 and raced in the Pro series until an accident at Edmonton curtailed his season. The car was repaired but the Pro season was complete before he could return to competition. After two more Holtville Regionals in November 1970 and January 1971, Jamison sold the car to local dealer Charlie Hayes. Jamison is sure that this was the car Hayes then entered for Mike Hiss later in 1971. This would include the Pro Formula 5000 race at Laguna Seca 2 May 1971 where Hiss ran in Formula A with a BDA engine fitted to the Brabham.
  6. Brabham BT29 [38] (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.
  7. Brabham BT29 [5] (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.
  8. Brabham BT21C (Mike Hansen): Jon Milledge (Mountain View, CA) visited England to buy a Brabham for 1968. Having found that factory prices were outside his budget, he was persuaded by Frank Williams to buy a BT21 development car from MRD which Williams then had modified by Arch Motors and built up to full BT21C specification. He focused on the FRA 'Pro' series in 1968, winning at Vaca Valley and Santa Ana, and also won two NorPac Nationals, beating eventual champion Mike Eyerly. He continued his battle with Eyerly in the Pro series in 1969, beating him at Riverside and finishing second at Laguna Seca and Sears Point. The BT21/21C was sold to Mike Hansen (Belmont, CA) for 1970 who used it to win the 1970 Northern Pacific Division Formula B class. The car was then blue-and-white and entered at #40 as a BT21C. He swapped to a new Brabham BT35 for 1971 and retained his title. This is presumably the "ex-Hansen" "BT21/29" advertised by Hayes Racing Equipment (Santa Ana, CA) in March 1971. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Brabham BT21C [12] (Charlie Adams): New to Charles W. Adams (Springfield, IL, but then living in Manhattan Beach, CA) via Jim Russell, who then had a racing school at Willow Springs. Charlie Adams was a regular in Formula B with this car from mid-1968 to 1971, his car being green, and entered as #64. Adams won the Southern Pacific Division FB title in 1969 but did not score any points in 1970 and his appearances in the Pro series ceased after the Laguna Seca race in June. In 1971, he scored just two points in the SPDiv championship, for fifth place at the Riverside National in July, and only appeared at one Pro race, the Edmonton round in August. Subsequent history unknown, but the BT21C was bought in the US by Australian Gary Simkin who was working there, and returned with him to Australia in March 1983. It was sold to George Goodare (Sydney, NSW), rebuilt and used in historic racing. It was owned by Peter Addison (Sydney, NSW) then sold to Howard Blight (Sydney, NSW) 1989. and then via Rob Bailey (Victoria) 1998 to Nereo Dizane (Sydney, NSW) December 1998. Dizane died in 2004, aged only 53, but his collection of cars has been kept together by his wife Anna Dizane (Wantirna, Victoria).
  10. Lola T100 (Max Mizejewski): Max Mizejewski (Woodland Hills, CA) raced a Lola T100 in Formula B in Southern California in 1970, entered at #97 at least part of the time by Dr Walter H. Martin. Mizejewski and his engine preparer Chuck Willis moved to a new Lola T240 for 1971, and the movements of the T100 are unknown in 1971. Raced by Bob Bollegra (Centerport, NY) in SCCA Regionals in NEDiv in 1972, and advertised by him in December 1972 as "ex-Max Mizejewski". Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Chevron B15b [FB-69-4?] (Jim Grob): Jim Grob (Ft Lauderdale, FL but later Pompano Beach, CA) raced a Chevron B15b in Pro racing in 1969 and also scored 24 points in Northeast Division FB, representing Northern New Jersey Region. He retained the car for 1970 and again for 1971, then mainly focusing his efforts on SCCA Divisional racing in Southeast Division. He finished second to Hugh Kleinpeter's sister car in 1970 but then won the Division in 1971. He changed to a new Chevron B20 for 1972.
  12. Brabham BT29 (Fred Opert): Fred Opert (Paramus, NJ) raced his own yellow/orange/blue #73 Brabham BT29 as soon as one was available, debuting at Brainerd in August 1969. He presumably drove the same car for the rest of that season, and for the opening race of the 1970 season. Opert then moved to a Chevron B17b, and the subsequent history of the BT29 is unknown. One possibility is it was one of the cars made available as a hire car by Fred Opert Racing in 1970, but there are no obviously candidates, so it is more likely that the car was sold.
  13. Brabham BT29 [1] (John Angus): John Angus bought the first BT29, ordering the car as early as late summer of 1968 but taking delivery in August 1969. He ran it in Regionals in late 1969 before participating in the Pro series in 1970. He swapped from a Vegantune to a Racing Services engine for 1971 and continued in Nationals. Angus continued with the car in 1972, when Ron Dykes also drove it in the Bogotá races and again in 1973, when the car continued to be competitive at National level. To Marc Bahner (Santa Ana, CA) for 1974, and rebodied by him with March bodywork. Raced by Bahner in local SCCA events in 1974 and 1975. Bahner retained the car for many years, advertising it in December 1996 as "absolutely new - needing paint and assembly".
  14. Brabham BT29 (Larry Harley): Larry Harley (Dallas, TX) bought a Brabham BT29 for the 1970 season, using it in the Southwest Division FB title race - where he finished just a single point behind winner Roy Maze - and in a couple of Pro events. After finishing ninth in the Run-Offs, the car passed to Steve Louden (also Dallas) who raced it in 1971 and 1972, winning the SWDiv title in 1971 and tying in 1972.
  15. Brabham BT28 [14] (Wayne T Mitchell): Bought new by Charles 'Chip' Gompf for Wayne Mitchell (San Diego, CA) to race in Formula 3 in 1969, primarily in Britain but also taking in some Scandinavian events. Shipped to the US for 1970 and raced initially in Formula C before being converted to Formula B specification in May 1970. Raced by Mitchell in 1970 and later to Jack Brabban (San Diego, CA) who raced it in FB in 1972 and 1973, and later in 1975 as a Formula Atlantic. Subsequent history unknown.
  16. Brabham BT29 [11] (Bill Boyer): Bill Boyer (Tucson, AZ) raced an orange #88 Brabham BT29 in two early rounds of the 1970 SCCA Formula B championship, both in California, retiring both times. He was not seen again in the car but advertised it in August 1972, over two years later, complete with Vegantune FLC engine and said to be "ready for pro races". In 1973 or 1974, it was bought from dealer Pierre Phillips (Portland, OR) by Jerry Kehoe (Santa Rosa, CA), who recalls having seen it at Max Mizejewski's MRE operation in Santa Ana maybe a year earlier. Mizejewski had raced a MRE-entered BT29 at Sears Point 16 Sep 1973 and this is assumed to be the same car. Presumably the Formula B car Kehoe drove in SCCA races at Sears Point in 1975 and 1976. By 1977, Kehoe had fitted it with a Cosworth FVC engine and was using in in Formula A in SCCA Nationals. Kehoe later rebuilt the car as a sports car and used it in Can-Am in 1980 as a 2-litre car, then with a 3.5-litre Oldsmobille from 1981 to 1983 and finally with Frissbee bodywork in 1984. It later went to James Connell (Pollack Pines,CA) and Fred Schrameck (Orangeville, CA) . It changed hands again in 2007.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. McLaren M4A (Max Callicott): Max Callicott (Anaheim, CA) raced a Formula B McLaren M4A in SCCA Nationals in the 1969 season. His 1969 Drivers Licence application lists the Sears Point National in July as his first outing, but he had revealed plans to race the McLaren as early as March. A letter from Callicott dated 1996 that is with the car says that he bought it direct from The Chequered Flag in 1968, and states that it had been a F2 car raced by Ian Ashley and Piers Courage. Neither Ashley nor Courage raced for Flag in F2 but Ashley raced for them in F3 so this may actually be his F3 car. Callicott drove the car again in 1970, then took two seasons out before returned for the 1973 season, having to go through Drivers School with the McLaren in January 1973. He then competed in three rounds of the Canadian FB series and at one of those was said to be driving a March 73B instead of his faithful old McLaren. The March is likely to have been a hire car or a transcription error. Callicott was not seen again and sold the McLaren to Peter Boyd (Anaheim, CA) in 1981. It then went to Richard Wells in 1983 and to Mike Fazzi from 1988 to 1995. It was rebuilt with a new Marc Bahner tub while Fazzi owned it as the rear of the original tub had been cut off. The new tub was modelled on Jim Brown's 1967 car but used the original bulkheads. The rebuilt car was with Tom Crowther in 2000 when Trojan "allocated" it the identity '200-13' on the basis that 200-13 was one of the F3 cars sold to The Chequered Flag. Owned by Tom Lee (Seattle, WA) by 2009. Advertised by Kim Baker's Vintage Race Car Sales (Pittsfield, MA) and sold to an unknown UK owner in 2013.
  20. Brabham BT29 [9] (Allan Lader): This early chassis number would have raced in 1969 but its first owner is still unknown. Working backwards from its modern ownership, it would have been the black-and-yellow BT29 raced by Allan Lader (Gresham, OR), until Lader got a new 1970-spec BT29 in July. The older car was sold to Ron Householder (Portland, OR) and raced by him in SCCA, CASC and ICSCC events in 1971, 1972 and 1973. Householder sold it to Paul Anderson (Huntington Beach, CA) who entered it for Pete Halsmer in SCCA events in 1974. Then to Bill Hill (Olympia, WA) in March 1975. Hill drove this car, mainly in ICSCC events, until April 1980 at least, and Hill advertised the car "for rent" in mid-1980. Retained by Hill until his death. It was sold by his widow to David Irwin (Evergreen, CO) in December 2017.
  21. Brabham BT21C [2?] (Gary Gove): Nick Reynolds (Sausalito, CA), a musician with folk group "The Kingston Trio", bought a new Brabham BT21C for 1968 which he used in SCCA Nationals, finishing second in NorPac Division and fifth at the ARRC. He sold the car to Dr William T Monson (Kent, WA) for 1969, and Monson went one better, taking the red BT21C to the SCCA Northern Pacific Division title and placing well in the 'Pro' series when it visited his home town. It was then sold to Gary Gove (Tacoma, WA) who raced it locally in 1970 and 1971. Gary cannot recall who he sold it to but recalls that it was an early car, either BT21C/2 or BT21C/3.
  22. Brabham BT14 [FL-3-65] (Bruce Redding): This BT14 was bought new by John Mitchell and raced in northern English libre racing in 1965 and 1966. It was missing for most of 1967, but was sold late that year to Steve Pfeiffer (San Francisco, CA) and equipped with a BRM Phase 4 twin-cam for 1968 Formula B racing, now described as a BT21. It was sold to Bruce Redding (Monterey, CA) for 1969 but crashed early in the season and extensively rebuilt. Redding thereafter entered it in 1969 and 1970 as a Ford Special, Gravelle Special or even as a Honda Special. It was later sold to Steve Jizmagian (San Francisco, CA) in early 1971 and crashed again, then to Tom Gouldstone (Santa Rosa, CA/Napa, CA) in November 1972 and crashed again - each time at Laguna Seca. By 1975, Gouldstone was describing it as a BT18/21. It was sold to Dick McGovern in 1978. It was retained by McGovern until 1994 when sold to George Goodare (Sydney, NSW, Australia) and restored. Later to Brian Wilson in September 2000 then to John Gale in November 2001. Sold to Richard Longes late 2008 and raced in 2009 Tasman Revival races.
  23. Chevron B14 [FB-68-14?] (Joe Alves): Bought late in 1968 by Dick Smothers of Smothers Bros Racing (Fullerton, CA) and first raced in the Donnybrooke Grand Prix at Brainerd 22 September 1968 . Chevron records appear to identify this car as chassis FB-68-14. Smothers had a blue #29 Chevron FB for 1969 and this is very probably the same car, even though it was sometimes referred to as a B15B. Loaned to Joe Alves (Sherman Oaks, CA) for 1970 but not raced after blowing the engine in practice at Sears Point in June 1970. Alves eventually sold the car some time between 1975 and 1978 but it is then unknown until owned by a D Hullinger around 1992 who started a restoration. It passed to Gabe Lakatosh (Los Angeles, CA) in 1998 who completed the restoration and raced it infrequently. Then sold to Jeff Giannini (Puyallup, WA) in 2003 who has raced it continuously since then. It had a full restoration in 2008 and is maintained by J&L Fabrication (also in Puyallup, WA).
  24. 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.
  25. McLaren M4B [200-10B] (Dow "Jack" Byers II): New to Robert Amey in June 1967 to be driven by Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) in Formula B, winning the FB class in six Central Division SCCA Nationals and also finishing firth in the Pro race at Mont-Tremblant. Dietrich bought a pair of new M4Bs for 1968 and his 1967 car was sold to Henry H. Hester (La Jolla, CA). Hester ran it in SCCA Nationals through 1968 and then sold it to Dow J. Byers II (San Diego, CA) who used it through 1969 and into early 1970. Probably the car of Clifton Wells (Lynwood, CA) at Ontario in July 1971 and Riverside in April 1972. Believed to have gone to Chuck Hayes at some point but history then unknown until owned by Ed Donnelly (Los Angeles, CA) in 1987. Then via Jim Miller and Rob Merrel (both now deceased) to Jim Brown (San Diego, CA) in 1991 who commissioned a complete restoration including a new tub built by Marc Bahner. In 2004, Brown sold the car to Brian Andrews (San Francisco, CA) who raced it in CSRG events in 2005 and 2006. Sold by Andrews via Fantasy Junction (Emeryville, CA) to Bill Hodder (Nagambie, Victoria, Australia) in 2011.
  26. Brabham BT29 [36?] (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.
  27. Brabham BT23G [1] (Bob Gage): The history of this car is presently unknown before 1970 but probably the southern California car of Dave Webster, Lee Midgley and Bob Griffith. Then the #51 Brabham BT23G-Ford entered by B & D Racing Enterprises for Bob Gage (Fullerton, CA) at the April 1970 Riverside Pro race. He retired after just a lap with engine failure. Entered for Gage in the next two races, at the Riverside National in Feb 1971 and in a Regional at Riverside in April 1972 where he finished third and won the FB class. In 1973, Ron Lampley (Rialto, CA) had a red #51 Brabham, identified by Formula magazine at the end of the year as a BT23. Sold to Roy Nelson (Huntingdon Beach, CA) in 1975 or 1976 in exchange for Nelson's Titan Formula Ford and fitted with a Ford BDA and raced in FB until 1978. Returned to racing in 1980 (now classed as Formula A) and Roy recalls that he sold it at the end of that year to 'a young guy in San Diego'. Then unknown until 2010, when it was reported to be owned by Bob Swanson in Washington State, US.
  28. Chevron B15b [FB-69-3?] (Syd Demovsky): Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) bought a Chevron B15B for 1969, racing in Pro events and also in SCCA FB events, finishing fifth in CenDiv. The car was red and blue and raced as #11, Demovsky's usual number. Demovsky, a dentist, retained the car for 1970 but at the opening race of the season at Riverside, he went off during practice and crashed through a fence. He was taken to hospital with "pulmonary contusions and bruises". Although he was reported to be driving a Chevron again in the second round, at Edmonton in May, it seems likely that reports were referring to the Chevron that he entered for the race, rather than the car he actually arrived in. From the third race of the season onwards, Demovsky raced a Brabham BT29. The car was advertised by Ron Hunter (Denver, CO), one of Demovsky's crew, in September 1970, and was sold to Wayne Mitchell (San Diego, CA), who used it to build up a new car for Terrance Peterson around a new Chevron B17 chassis. The original B15 frame was also repaired and sold to Frank Monise. Frank recalls that it was combined with the frame that Byron Hatten had damaged to create a car for Art Brisbane.
  29. Centaur Brabham (Ray France): Terry Petmecky (Austin, TX) raced a Lotus 22 in SWDiv Formula B in 1967 but met with little success against the dominant Gus Hutchison team of Lotus 41Cs. Right at the end of the year he took delivery of a Brabham BT21A and finished second in the National at Selma in this car. In 1968 he took the Brabham to Bob Winkelmann but was forced to give up racing due to eyesight problems. F1 driver Alan Rees was holidaying in the Las Vegas area in early 1968 when he raced the car for Winkelmann in the SCCA National at Stardust Raceway. Winkelmann also entered it for Tony Settember at the Tuscon National in April 1968 and it is likely to be the car in which Settember scored 6 points in SoPac FB in 1968. Winkelmann advertised the car in CP&A 23 Mar 1968 as a "Winkelmann-Brabham BT21" with Winkspeed engine. To Ray France (Redondo Beach, CA), and raced during 1968 and 1969, entered as #2 by Centaur Racing Associates. This may have become the basis of the blue-and-gold #29 "Centaur Brabham" raced by France in 1970.
  30. McLaren M4A (Skeeter McKitterick): Skeeter McKitterick raced a McLaren M4A in Formula B in 1969 using a fuel-injected Alfa Romeo engine built by John Shankle's company, Shankle Automotive Engineering (Van Nuys, CA). The car was owned by San Diego Alfa Romeo dealer International Automotive although the original plan was for it to be run as part of a four-car team run by Automotion, Dick Barbour's Porsche business on Mission Gorge road in San Diego. The next owner of the car was probably Phil Lester (Van Nuys, CA) in 1970. Soon after it passed to Bruce McCaw (Seattle, WA) who raced it once or twice with the Alfa engine and found that the bag tanks leaked. It was put aside until reassembled by Tony Garmey between 1993 and 1998 at McCaw's Vintage Racing Motors. Sold in 1998 to Pat Hart as a rolling chassis. Sold to Tony Garmey (Seattle, WA) in 2012 with a Ford twin cam engine and Hewland Mk 5 gearbox.
  31. Brabham BT28 [19] (Darrell W Green): Reputedly one of a pair of cars built by MRD specifically for SCCA Formula C and fitted with a fuel-injected 1100cc Cosworth SCC engine. Believed to have raced initially on the East Coast, possibly by New England ex-Porsche racer Joe Potter, but first known when raced by Darrell W. Green (Burbank, CA) in southern Californian FC in 1970. Appeared at Riverside and Laguna Seca races for the next four seasons until sold to Rex Twaites (Pomona, CA) at the end of 1973. Entered by Twaites for Skeeter McKitterick in Nationals at the beginning of 1974. Sold to Gary Jarlson (Capistrano Beach, CA) later that season, and raced by him for the next three years. He then parked the Brabham until he could afford a new Cosworth BDJ but only raced it sparingly after that. Rebodied during this time with March 73/74 panels supplied by Marc Bahner. Eventually disassembled with the intention of restoration but still apart when sold to Dick James (Novato, CA) in 1985. It then passed to Jerry Friedricks (Camarillo, CA), who restored it around 1986/87. Friedricks retained the car, and in 2016 it was on display at his home in Santa Paula, CA.
  32. McLaren M4A (Judd Mangurian): Bought second hand from Frank Williams by Anthony Lloyd in California early in 1968 and fitted with custom built front and rear wings by Paul Lamar of Chaparral fame. After Lloyd's death in a non-racing accident, the McLaren was raced by Judd Mangurian working out of Centaur Racing (Hawthorne, CA) in 1969 and 1970 before being sold. Mangurian also died in 1971, aged just 26, and the car was sold for him by Centaur Racing to Leroy Brandon (Los Angeles, CA). The car was then fitted with a BRM Phase III engine and Hewland FT200 gearbox. Brandon ran it in SCCA races at Riverside 18 July 1971, Orange County Raceway 8 August 1971, the Great Salt Lake Road Race 6 September 1971, Riverside 13 February 1972 and at Holtville 12 March 1972. In the latter race he retired due to the front bulkhead cracking. After repairing the car, he sold it. Subsequent history unknown.
  33. Titan Mk3 (Butch Owsley): Ed Leslie (Monterey, CA) raced a yellow Team CIRT Titan in the first four races of the 1969 SCCA Pro Formula B championship. He was entered as #81 on three occasions and #84 on the other. Finished third at Laguna Seca in May and second at Continental Divide in June. After retiring from the Sears Point race in June with a blown head gasket, he was not seen again. Leslie also appeared in Northern Pacific Division's first two SCCA Nationals, finishing second in both. Earl Jones then appeared at #81 on the entry list at the next two races and it is possible that he took over Leslie's car. However, both had appeared together at the opening race of the season so there must have been two distinct FB cars. For 1970, Butch Owsley (Aptos, CA) bought the ex-Ed Leslie FB Titan to use in the SCCA Pro series and in the FRA series. Subsequent history unknown.
  34. Chevron B15b (Jon E. Hall): Jon E Hall (Decatur, GA/Gaithersburg, MD) raced a yellow #8 Chevron B15b at the Sebring Formula B race in December 1969, and also entered it for the first three Pro races of 1970, but his only known appearance in 1970 was at Edmonton in June, where he crashed. He was entered as #75 by Fred Opert Racing in 1970, and his car was again yellow. Subsequent history unknown.
  35. Mattel Special (Brabham BT2) [FJ-7-62?] (David Jaques): Believed to be the car sold to Hap Sharp (Midland, TX), and entered for the Road America June Sprints. Sharp's car was also driven by Jim Hall (Abilene, TX) at Continental Divide in September 1962. Likely to be the car of Howard S Cole (Houston, TX) although this identity remains unproven. Cole's first known race in the car was in November 1962. Cole's home town of Houston is just 500 miles from Sharp's base in Midland, a mere stone's throw by the standards of a Texan road racer. Cole raced the car through 1963, then sold it to Ken Leith (Houston, TX), who raced it in an event at Stuttgart Airport late in November 1963. During 1964, the only mentions of Leith's Brabham were in The Shreveport (Louisiana) Times previews of SCCA Divisional races at Mansfield's De Soto Airport in June and at Hilltop Raceway in September, when it was said that Leith would run his Brabham. Leith moved to a Lotus 23B for 1965. An "ex-Hap Sharp" Brabham was then raced by Earl Jones (Los Angeles, CA) in Formula B in 1965. In August 1967, the disassembled "ex-Earl Jones" Brabham was advertised by Richard Timan (San Francisco, CA). It was acquired by David Jaques (Claremont, CA) and was rebuilt as the Mattel Special for Formula B. After racing it as the Mattel in 1970, Jaques updated the car with BT15, BT18 and BT21 bits by the time he advertised it in 1972, it was a "BT18/21". Believed to have gone to an SCCA racer in 1973 who raced it until 1978, and retained it to 1985. He sold the car in November 1985 to the son of a local engine builder. Subsequent history unknown.
  36. Brabham BT21 [9] (Cam McKenzie): New to Brian Classick for F3 in 1967. To Peter Hanson for 1968. To Cam McKenzie (Squamish, British Columbia, Canada) in Formula B specification for 1969, and retained by him for 1970 and 1971.
  37. Brabham BT21A [7] (John R Coolick): New to Dave Webster (Newport Beach, CA) for Formula B in 1967, finishing second in SPDiv division. To Joe Alves (Sherman Oaks, CA), who raced it from the start of 1968 to mid-1969, finishing fourth in SoPac FB in 1968 and fifth in 1969. Then to John Coolick (Wilmington, CA) who raced it in local Formula B, generally at Riverside, from 1970 to 1975. Advertised by Coolick with a big valve twin cam engine in October 1975. Subsequently to Eric Stromwall 1977, then Todd Bishop 1979, and then John Dixon 1989. Bought by Tim Kuchel (Adelaide, Australia) in early 2006, then sold to Frank Arronis (Sydney, Australia) in 2020.
  38. Chevron (Warren Flickinger): Warren A. Flickinger II (Golden, CO) raced a Chevron in Formula B in 1969. Flickinger was born in April 1947 and was described in 1969 as a pre-med student and karate instructor from Denver. His car was usually entered as #5, was described as yellow/coral and had Vegantune and later HRE engines. The identity of the car remains a mystery but it is most likely to have been an ex-F3 B9 as all the B14s and B15s can be identified at this point and the B7 appears to have run in FC during the time, not FB. He raced this car until a Regional race at Texas International Speedway in July 1970 when he "flipped his car a number of times". He then acquired a Winkelmann WDB2. Flickinger, later of Denver, CO, went on to race a Chevron B18 in FB in 1971 and then a F5000 Lola T300 for two seasons. Nothing more is known of his 1969/70 Chevron and it is quite possible that it was destroyed in the accident.


Note that 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' published 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.

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

Sport Car May 1970 p21. Walt Edwards in his "Formula Feedback" reported that Mike Hiss "dusted off his venerable old BT18-Vegantune and finished second" at Riverside. However, it's not clear when Hiss had ever had a BT18. His 1967/68 car was reported as a BT21.