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SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race

Lime Rock, 4 Jul 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bobby Brown Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam
#72 Bob Brown (see note 1)
23 20m 42.4s
101.95 mph
2 Chuck Sarich March 722 - Ford twin cam
#57 Quicksilver (see note 2)
23 20m 43.1s
3 Tom Outcault March 722 - Ford twin cam
#3 Troco (see note 3)
23
4 David McConnell GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam
#86 DWM Racing
23
5 Paul Keeler March 722 [20] - Ford twin cam
#38 Gracie Analube (see note 4)
23
6 Mike Rand March 71BM [15] - Ford twin cam
#37 Gracie Analube (see note 5)
23
7 Ken Duclos Brabham BT29 [2] - Ford twin cam
#84 KayDee Auto (see note 6)
23
8 Hugh "Wink" Bancroft March 722 - Ford twin cam
#82 Bancroft Motorsport (see note 7)
23
9 Hiroshi Shimizu Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#22 Shimieo
23
10 Nick Craw Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam
#71 Fred Opert Racing (see note 8)
22
11 Bill Middleton Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#31 Middleton (see note 9)
22
12 Carl Liebich Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
#79 Fred Opert Racing (see note 10)
22
13 Nick Cook Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam
#78 Fred Opert Racing (see note 11)
22
14 Peter Knoll Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam
#14 Fred Opert Racing (see note 12)
22
15 Charles "Chuck" Hansen Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#75 Hansen (see note 13)
22
16 Jim Sarich March 722 - Ford twin cam
#67 Quicksilver (see note 14)
17 Engine
17 Dick Doherty March 722 [33] - Ford twin cam
#88 Doherty Racing (see note 15)
15 Running
18 Bob Lazier March 722 - Ford twin cam
#4 Tivoli Lodge (see note 16)
15 Half shaft
19 Bob Hebert Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam
#91 Hebert Real Estate
14 Gear linkage
20 Syd Demovsky Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
#11 Demovsky Racing (see note 17)
8 Accident
21 Joe Grimaldi March 722 - Ford twin cam
#21 Raceshop (see note 18)
3 Accident
22 Ted Coconis Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam
#68 T/C Racing (see note 19)
0 Accident
DNS Seb Barone March 722 - Ford twin cam
#28 J. C. Comp. Eng. (see note 20)
Did not start
DNS Jack Cowell Winkelmann WDB2 [8] - Ford twin cam
#33 Autosport
Did not start
DNS Frank Del Vecchio March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam
#39 Gracie Analube (see note 21)
Did not start
DNS Dave Ober Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#42 Suncook (see note 22)
Did not start
DNS Donald A. Adley Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam
#63 Adley (see note 23)
Did not start
DNS Thomas C. Jones Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam
#96 Tom Jones (see note 24)
Did not start
DNA Ted Thomas March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
#1 Tebar (see note 25)
Did not arrive
DNA Peter W Nye March 712M - Ford twin cam
#5 Nye (see note 26)
Did not arrive
DNA Mario Pistritto March 705 - Ford twin cam
#55 LZP (see note 27)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bobby Brown (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam 52.1s
2 Bob Lazier (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 52.2s
- Jim Sarich (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 52.4s
- Chuck Sarich (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 52.4s
- David McConnell (FB) 1.6-litre GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam 52.4s
- Nick Craw (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam 52.6s
- Mike Rand (FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [15] - Ford twin cam 52.8s
- Tom Outcault (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 53.1s
- Ken Duclos (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [2] - Ford twin cam 53.2s
- Syd Demovsky (FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam 53.2s
- Paul Keeler (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [20] - Ford twin cam 53.2s
- Seb Barone * (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 53.2s
- Ted Coconis (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam 53.4s
- Bob Hebert (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 - Ford twin cam 53.5s
- Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 54.0s
- Frank Del Vecchio * (FB) 1.6-litre March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam 54.0s
- Bill Middleton (FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam 54.2s
- Joe Grimaldi (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam 54.3s
- Hiroshi Shimizu (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 54.6s
- Carl Liebich (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam 55.0s
- Donald A. Adley * (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam 55.6s
- Nick Cook (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [6] - Ford twin cam 57.6s
- Charles "Chuck" Hansen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 59.2s
- Dave Ober * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 61.0s
- Jack Cowell * (FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2 [8] - Ford twin cam 61.0s
- Dick Doherty (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [33] - Ford twin cam 63.3s
- Thomas C. Jones * (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam 78.7s
- Peter Knoll (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 - Ford twin cam no practice time recorded
- Ted Thomas * (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart no practice time recorded
- Peter W Nye * (FB) 1.6-litre March 712M - Ford twin cam no practice time recorded
- Mario Pistritto * (FB) 1.6-litre March 705 - Ford twin cam no practice time recorded
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B20 [72-3] (Bobby Brown): Sold via Fred Opert to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for SCCA Formula B, and finished third and first in the two Bogotá races early in 1972. Brown then used it in the SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B, winning the round at Lime Rock in July from pole position. The car is unknown through the 1973 season, and was next seen when entered by Freeman Racing Enterprises, the Chevron agent, for Price Cobb (Dallas, TX) in the Pro Formula Atlantic races in 1974. It was advertised by Cobb in early 1975, then advertised by Richard Jackson (Dallas, TX) in August 1975 as "ex-Brown" but still wearing the #2 that Cobb had used in 1974 and with updated bodywork, and advert that was repeated in February 1976. It was advertised by Cobb from Dallas again in December 1976, when it was available with new body and and with or without a BDA for $4500 or $3000, and again in April and June 1977. Next seen when sold by a dealer, Paul Lindell (Houston, TX), to James Sawyer in January 1978. Offered for sale on race-cars.com in February 2003, when it still had the same nose seen in the 1975 adverts, and was still in Texas. From Sawyer to Jeff McKay (Tacoma, WA) then on to Walt Pawluczkowycz (Evergreen, CO). Sold by Pawluczkowycz to Steve Marschman (Idaho Falls, Idaho) in May 2004.
  2. March 722 (Chuck Sarich): Chuck Sarich (McLean, VA) raced a midnight blue/white #57 March 722 in SCCA Nationals and Pro Formula B in 1972, entered by Quicksilver Racing Enterprises, Inc of Rockville, Maryland. Chuck finished second in the Southeast Division FB championship and qualified for the Runoffs, which he won. Sarich and his team moved into Formula 5000 for 1973, and the subsequent history of his March 722 is unknown. However, an advert by Steve Jizmagian in 1976 strongly suggested he had acquired the ex-Chuck Sarich car.
  3. March 722 (Tom Outcault): Tom Outcault (Middletown, OH) raced a green-and-yellow #3 March 722 in CenDiv and NEDiv Formula B and some Pro races in 1972, entered by Troco Racing of Cranford, NJ. Outcault upgraded to a March 73B, so the 722 may have been returned to Joe Grimaldi in trade. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 722 [20] (Paul Keeler): Paul Keeler (Greenwich, CT) raced a #38 white-and-green March 722 in NEDiv SCCA Nationals and some Pro FB races in 1972. He was sponsored by Analube, and entered by Gracie Racing Enterprise Ltd of Greenwich, CT. Is is not yet clear what happened to the car in 1973, but in 1974 it was raced by Gerald Lieberg (Milford, CT) at a few SCCA races, and at the Watkins Glen Pro race. He continued to race the car in New England in 1975, 1976 and 1977. For 1978, it was bought from Lieberg by Jimmy Santos (Sunnyvale, CA), and rebuilt by Newman-Dreager to 76B specification. He raced it until 1982, and then sold it in April 1983 to Richard Lempe (aka Rick Sutherland). Lempe sold it in December 1984 to John Hafkenschiel (Palo Alto, CA), who kept it until January 1996 when it was sold to Keith Lively. Sold to a further owner in June 2001.
  5. March 71BM [15] (Mike Rand): New to US dealer Joe Grimaldi and supplied in red bodywork. New to Mike Rand (Greenwich, CT) in time for the SCCA Runoffs, where he crashed in practice. Raced in Pro FB and SCCA Nationals in 1972. Sold to Charlie Gibson (Poughkeepsie, NY) for 1973, and again raced in Pro FB and in SCCA Nationals. Retained again for 1974, when it was run in the Canadian series in 73B specification. Also raced more rarely in 1975, before Gibson advertised it in early 1976. According to current owner Simon Perkins, it was sold for 1976 to "Eric Schneider who only did a few events and then neglected the car when he went off to college". In 1989, Charlie Gibson reacquired the car and resold it to Chris Smith, who had it refurbished by Derek Matthews at Ark Racing in 1989/1990. After racing it occasionally, Smith sold it to Perkins (North Newington, Oxfordshire) who did a few US Vintage races in 2002 and 2003 before bringing the car back to the UK in 2004. He has since raced it in HSCC and European F2 races.
  6. Brabham BT29 [2] (Ken Duclos): Fred Ashplant (Franklin Lakes, NJ) ordered a Brabham BT29 for 1969 but the car was not delivered until August and Ashplant had moved on to other projects. The car was not used during 1969 and was still in its crate when sold to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for use in NEDiv Formula B. Duclos won the title with a massive 48 pts from the similar BT29 of Bob Welch. After a quiet season with the black BT29 in 1971 he reclaimed his title in 1972, beating the newer March of Michael Rand. He bought a new Brabham BT40 for 1973 and won the divisional title again that season. The BT29 went in part exchange to Fred Opert and from him to Peter Gates (Wilmington, DE) who ran it in NEDiv FB for three more seasons. After him it went to Ken Valan (Wilmington, DE) for 1976, winning the FB class of the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARS) based at Summit Point, then to John Galson and was then sold to the Midwest where it was expected to be converted into a sports racer. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. March 722 (Hugh "Wink" Bancroft): Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (Newport Beach, CA) raced a blue-and-white #82 March 722 in Formula B in 1972, under his own Bancroft Motorsport banner. He retained the car for 1973, when it ran as #12 and was fitted with Falconer bodywork. Later that season, the car was rented to Rocky Moran for a few races. Bancroft appeared in a few SCCA races at Riverside in the car during 1974, when it was still wearing Falconer bodywork. Subsequent history unresolved, but Richard Paul recalls buying this car for the 1975 season, when BDA engines were allowed in Pro races but not in SCCA races, fitting 732 bodywork and using it as a spare car.
  8. Brabham BT38 (Nick Craw): Nick Craw (Washington, DC) raced a yellow-and-blue #71 Brabham BT38 in the 1972 SCCA Pro Formula B series but is only known to have started two races. The car was entered by Fred Opert Racing, and is likely to have been a brand new BT38B. In February 1973, the "ex-Craw" car was advertised by Opert as "4 races from new". Photographs from the FB event at Autodromo de San Carlo, Caracas in March 1973 suggest that this was the car raced by Andrea de Adamich to win that event. Subsequent history unknown.
  9. Lola T240 (Bill Middleton): Bill Middleton (Newport Beach, CA) bought a yellow #31 Lola T240 late in the 1971 Southern Pacific FB season to replace an elderly Brabham BT21C. He won enough points in this car to clinch second place in the division. Retained for 1972 and used in both Pro and SPDiv events, winning the division by a considerable margin. Last seen in late July 1972, after which Middleton acquired a Brabham BT38B. Advertised by Fred Opert in February 1973, implying it had gone to Opert in part-exchange when Middleton bought the Brabham. Subsequent history unknown.
  10. Chevron B18C (Carl Liebich): Carl Liebich (Plymouth, Wisconsin) raced a yellow Chevron B18 in SCCA Nationals in 1971, entered as #78. In 1972 he ran a yellow Chevron B18C, presumed to be the same car, entered as #79, and used in the Pro Formula B series, in the Players Canadian Formula B series, and in SCCA Nationals. Also raced by Liebich at Caracas in March 1973. Advertised by Opert as ex-Liebich, and blue-and-yellow in February 1973, and sold to Frank Sangiorgio (North Babylon, Long Island, NY) who raced it SCCA and EMRA racing around Bridgehampton from 1973 to 1975 at least. Sangiorgio was EMRA Formula B champion for 1973. He advertised the car in in September 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Brabham BT35 [6] (Nick Cook): New to Nick Cook and used in the British Formula Atlantic series in 1971. Retained for early 1972, but Cook does not appear in the UK after the end of April and this is probably the car taken to the USA to use in the SCCA series in 1972. Used by Rob Turnbull in British hillclimbs in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. Sold to Andrew Fraser in 1975, and shared by him and Tim Painter in Sprints in 1977. Retained by Fraser for 1978 and 1979, and appeared at Wiscombe Park events in 1980 and 1982. Then via David McLaughlin to Keith Norman about 1984 and used by him in HSCC events in the 1980s and 1990s. To Rob Haze (Netherlands) between 1992 and 1995, and then back to Norman again. To John Dunham April 2001, then to Ben Tyler 2003, then Peter Shaw 2004, then Dr John Monson 2007.
  12. Brabham BT38 (Peter Knoll): Peter Knoll (New York, NY) raced a Brabham BT38 in two Pro Formula B races in 1972, entered by Fred Opert Racing. He was involved in a first lap pile up at the latter race, at Watkins Glen in August. Knoll did not score any points in NEDiv Formula B in 1972. The car is then unknown until it was bought from Fred Opert by Doug Dinicola in 1974 or 1975. At the time, the car was black, had a Ford twin cam engine, was still wearing Knoll's #14 and still had his name on the side, so it had not been raced by anyone else in the meantime. Dinicola raced it in two races at Bridgehampton, but crashed in practice for his third race, also at Bridgehampton, in 1975, breaking the pickups on the tub. Dinicola sold off the engine and tub separately. The ownership history of the car is then unknown, but parts of this black tub are now with Mike Winebrenner's BT38B/14.
  13. Brabham BT29 (Charles "Chuck" Hansen): Charles 'Chuck' Hansen (Tenafly, NJ) raced a yellow #75 Brabham BT29 in Northeast Division Formula B in 1972. Then to Erv Falk (Westport, CT), and raced by James R Modrall (Westport, CT) in Northeast Division Formula B in 1973, entered by Falk Racing. Falk then acquired Hansen's newer March 722 for Modrall in 1974, and the BT29 was entered for Jeff Gay (Norwalk, CT) in NEDiv Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  14. March 722 (Jim Sarich): Jim Sarich (McLean, VA) raced a midnight blue/white #67 or #56 March 722 in SCCA Nationals and Pro Formula B in 1972, entered by Quicksilver Racing Enterprises, Inc of Rockville, Maryland. Jim finished eighth in the Southeast Division FB championship. Sarich and his team moved into Formula 5000 for 1973, and the subsequent history of his March 722 is unknown. However, in January 1976, C.L. Phillips (Palos Park, IL) advertised a March 722 which he said was metallic blue, had a 1975 nose, and was a "former Quicksilver championship car". Steve Jizmagian at that time had a red 722 that was described similarly, so Philips' car is likely to have been the Chuck Sarich car.
  15. March 722 [33] (Dick Doherty): New to Dick Doherty (Hollywood, CA) and raced in Pro FB in 1972, as well as Cal Club SCCA events. Retained for Cal Club events in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Rebuilt by Wilbur Bunce to 75B specification for 1976, and run by him in Californian SCCA races for Dennis Firestone to drive, and later in Pro Formula Atlantic races in California for Ron Dykes, Rocky Moran, and Bob Lazier. It was red, and wore #10, #70 and #87 during the season. Sold to Ted Titmas (Van Nuys, CA) in early 1977, and run by him as a hire car in 1977, but Titmas had two cars in 1977, one red and one orange, and it is unclear which was which. Subsequent history unknown.
  16. March 722 (Bob Lazier): Bob Lazier (Vail, CO) raced a black #6 March 722 in the Pro Formula B series in 1972, winning at Bryar Motorsports Park in May. The car was sold to Byron Hatten (Altadena, CA) for 1973, and he entered it for John Angus (formerly of Hartland, WI, but living in Marina Del Rey, CA at this time) for 1974. According to a later advert, this was the "76B" driven by Hatten at the IMSA Formula Atlantic race at Ontario in 1976, and it was then sold to George Seydel (Pasadena, CA), who raced a Formula B March in SCCA Regionals at Riverside in 1978. The SCCA Logbook for this car records its "Manufacturers Identification No." as 722-16, but this was the chassis number reported in Europe to be Xavier Perrot's F2 car, so this identity remains unconfirmed.
  17. Lola T240 [HU4] (Syd Demovsky): New to Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) and his red #11 Demovsky Racing Lola T240 in the 1971 Pro FB series. Retained for 1972 and again did a full season, still red and still using #11. In June 1973 it was sold together with HU5 by Charlie Hayes to Eric Steele of Formula Cars Inc (Mansfield, Ohio). It is believed that the two cars were intended for the Mid-Ohio Racing School. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this chassis number raced by Bob Juggins in 1996/97.
  18. March 722 (Joe Grimaldi): Dale W. Lang (Woodstock, VT/Wilton, CT) raced a blue-and-white #21 March 722 in Pro FB and SCCA Nationals in 1972, entered by Joe Grimaldi's Race Shop, of Midland Park, NJ. It seems very likely that this was the car that Grimaldi himself raced in three Pro races in 1972, and it is therefore likely that this is the car Grimaldi hired to John Angus for the 1972 SCCA Runoffs. Lang raced the car again at the Road America and Watkins Glen Pro FB races in 1973. In between these two, Grimaldi drove a 722 at Trois-Rivières, entered as #81, the same number used by Lang at Road America the previous weekend, adding extra weight to the belief that they were sharing this car. Grimaldi had also raced Lang's 71BM in 1971 and would race his March 74B in 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  19. Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] (Ted Coconis): New to "Lotus East/Hogan" in April 1971 with white bodywork according to the Lotus built record. Lotus East boss Fred Stevenson recalls that this car was sold to Ted Coconis (Weston, CT), a very successful graphic designer. Coconis raced the car in Formula B in Northeast Division in 1971 and 1972. The car was driven by Ted's son Tim Coconis (Palo Alto, CA) in the Canadian FB series 1973, when father and son raced as a team with two Lotus 69s. Tim returned with it in 1975, both in SCCA Nationals and in the Players Formula Atlantic series, but it was completely wrecked in an accident at the SCCA National at Watkins Glen in August 1975, injuring Tim Coconis. Tim disassembled the car, discarding the wrecked chassis and selling the engine and gearbox, and stored what was left until the 1980s, when it was bought by a new owner based near Albuquerque, New Mexico. A new chassis was fabricated by Peter Denty, and a new Hewland FT200 acquired, but restoration did not progress far. In August 2001, it was advertised on race-cars.com, and was sold in May 2003. Subsequent history unknown.
  20. March 722 (Seb Barone): Sebastiano 'Seb' Barone (Portland, CT) raced a red-and-white #28 March 722 in Formula B in 1972, entered by J.C. Competition Eng.of Southington, CT. He first appeared at the Bogotá races, but was a non-starter. The car was also used by Bobby Brown, fitted with a Cosworth BDA and running as a Formula A in the Lime Rock Grand Prix in September. Barone finished second in NEDiv FB in 1972. He retained the car for SCCA Nationals in 1973, qualifying for the Runoffs. Subsequent history unknown.
  21. March 712M [71BM-2?] (Frank Del Vecchio): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in British Formula Atlantic at the start of the season, winning at Oulton Park 21 March, and then in the SCCA Pro Formula B series. The car was often described as a 712M but it seems more likely that he used the same 712BM all season. Also raced with a BDA in the Formula A race at Lime Rock in Sep and in one round of the Canadian series. Sold via Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and used in NEDiv FB and in a couple of rounds of the Pro series. Sold back via Joe Grimaldi at the end of 1972; Frank thinks it went to a Canadian, and it is very likely to have been the car driven by Ken Huband, Norm Joy and David Westgate in 1973 and 1974. Sold to Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec) to replace the 71BM he lost in a transporter fire in 1974. Fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine and raced as the LM Special until at least 1977. Whether it is the LM Special he raced from 1980 to 1983 is unclear. The car remained with Lanaro for many years and was eventually rebuilt to original 71BM specification about 1999. In late 2018, it was part of a package of cars bought from Lanaro by David Clubine (Brantford, ON), and was sold to a collector in Ontario.
  22. Brabham BT29 (Dave Ober): Dave Ober (Suncook, NH) raced a Formula B Brabham BT29 in Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1971, ending the season with four points. He advertised the car in October that year, noting a HRE engine, but continued to race it in 1972, including the Pro FB race at Bryar that May. The car was red with yellow wings and raced as #45 in 1971 and #42 in 1972. Artwork of the car shows it wearing #21. Ober also raced a FB Brabham at a Regional in October 1970 but it is not known whether that was the same car. Nothing more known but the car's colour and the date Ober first had it are consistent with it being the former car of William Marsh (Muncie, IN).
  23. Lotus 69B (Donald A. Adley): Donald A Adley (Hamden, CT) raced a Lotus 69B in SCCA North Atlantic Road Racing Championship races in 1971 and 1972. Nothing more known.
  24. Chevron B14 (Thomas C. Jones): In Sep 1970, a young Jim Trueman (Amlin, OH) raced a blue and silver Chevron in the Mid-Ohio 'Pro' Formula B race. Trueman would later found the Red Roof Inn motel chain and use his ensuing wealth to form the Truesports racing team and win the Indy 500 in 1986. After the 1970 season, he sold the Chevron to one-time F1 driver Tom Jones (Euclid, OH) who understood it to be a B14 and entered it as such. He raced it in 1971 and 1972 and then traded it to Ed Zink for the remains of the McLaren M22 that Zink's nephew Harry Ingle had crashed at Road America. The later history of the Chevron is unknown.
  25. March 722 (Ted Thomas): Ted Thomas (Bethel Park, PA) raced a red, white and blue March 722 from 1972 to 1974, mainly in little-reported SCCA Steel Cities Region events at Nelson Ledges. Dr Thomas had previously raced a Brabham BT21C with the region, and had been regional Formula B champion in 1971. He was also entered by Tebar Racing in the March at Watkins Glen and at Road America in August 1972, but does not appear to have arrived for either event. He is also on the entry list for the Watkins Glen Pro FB races in October 1973 and October 1974, but did not arrive for either. Nothing more known.
  26. March 712M (Peter W Nye): Raced by Geoff Freeman (Yellow Springs, OH) in SCCA events in Central Division in 1971 but this 71BM did not appear in Pro events until bought by Peter Nye (Fostoria, OH) for the 1972 season. It may be the "ex-works 712 FB" advertised by 'Forward March' of Yellow Springs in February 1972. Nye crashed the car early in the season but rebuilt it on a new tub supplied by March and raced through 1972 and 1973 in Pro events and in SCCA. After relocating to Texas, Nye scored points in Southwest Division in 1974 and 1975. In 1974, Nye loaned the car to Galen Lyons (Austin, TX) and he raced it in one or two SCCA Nationals before it was sold to the Northwest US where its new owners planned to rebuild it as a sports car.
  27. March 705 (Mario Pistritto): Ronald Stanwicks (Newington, CT) acquired a brand new March 705 but within a day or so of taking delivery, he was taken unwell with a heart condition, and he decided not to race again. The unused March was sold over the winter to Seb Barone (Portland, CT) who used it in SCCA Northeast Division Formula B in 1971, scoring four points. Sold at the end of 1971 to Mario Pistritto (Hartford, CT), who raced a red #55 March 705 in Northeast Division SCCA Formula B in 1972 and 1973. In July 1974 he advertised the car in the New England Region 'Pit Talk' newsletter as a "F/B March" with new engine and fuel injection. Nothing more is known of this car. Pistritto died in Syracuse, Sicily, in 2012.

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.

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.