SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race

Road America, 26 Aug 1972

1 Chuck Sarich March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
#57 Quicksilver Racing Enterprises, Inc., Rockville, Md
(see note 1)
20 1h 05m 18.6s
73.639 mph
2 Gordon Smiley Merlyn Mk 21 [320/FB/71] - Ford twin cam Hart
#7 L.R. Burchett, Leawood, Kansas
(see note 2)
20 1h 05m 43.1s
3 Maurice McCaig Brabham BT35 [19] - Ford twin cam
(see note 3)
4 Tom Outcault March 722 - Ford twin cam
#3 Troco Racing, Cranford, NJ (see note 4)
5 Carl Liebich Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
#79 Fred Opert Racing, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
(see note 5)
6 Mike Hall Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart
#27 Michael Hall, Deerfield, Ill.
(see note 6)
7 Mike Eyerly Brabham BT29 [38] - Ford twin cam
#80 Bunny Ribbs Plumbing & Heating
(see note 7)
18 Engine
8 Jim Sarich March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
#67 Quicksilver Racing Enterprises, Inc., Rockville, Md
(see note 8)
9 Mike Hansen Brabham BT35 [31] - Ford twin cam
#33 Mark Hansen Racing, Belmost, California [Marx-Hansen Racing]
(see note 9)
10 Dan Murphy Cicada Mk I - Ford twin cam HRE
#19 Rislone Special/Cicada Racing Ent., Inc. Plymouth, Wisconsin
11 Bill Middleton Brabham BT38B [16] - Ford twin cam Hart
#31 Dr. Bill Middleton, Newport Beach, Calif.
(see note 10)
12 Dale Lang March 722 - Ford twin cam
#21 Race Shop, Midland Park, N.J.
(see note 11)
13 Seb Barone March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
#28 J.C. Competition Eng., Southington, Conn.
(see note 12)
14 James Gutfreund Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart
#17 Great Plains Racing (see note 13)
15 Thomas C. Jones Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam
#96 Tom Jones Racing, Jamestown, N.Y.
(see note 14)
16 Bob Hebert Lotus 69 [71/69.4.FB] - Ford twin cam
#91 JC Competition Eng., Southington, Conn
(see note 15)
17 Nick Craw Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam Hart
#71 Fred Opert Racing, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey
(see note 16)
18 Joe Shepherd Lola T240 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#51 Joe Shepherd, Indianapolis, Indiana
(see note 17)
19 Allan Lader March 722 [27] - Ford twin cam Hart
#2 Pacifico Inc, Gresham, Oregon
(see note 18)
20 Tim Simpson March 702 [705?] - Ford twin cam
Bob-Kat Racing (see note 19)
6 Engine
21 Bob Schutt Brabham BT35 [9] - Ford twin cam
#65 Bob Schutt, Kirkwood, Mo. (see note 20)
3 Unknown
22 Brownlee Cote Brabham BT18/21 - Ford twin cam HRE
#40 Grand View Lodge, Brainerd, Minn.
(see note 21)
3 Puncture
23 Syd Demovsky Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
#11 Demovsky Racing, Chicago, Illinois
(see note 22)
0 Spun on pace lap
24 James King March "712B" (71BM) [4?] - Ford twin cam CRW
#22 James King, E. St Louis, Ill.
(see note 23)
0 Puncture on pace lap
25 Bill O'Connor Chevron B15 - Ford twin cam Hart
#95 Bill O'Connor Racing, Chicago, Illinois
(see note 24)
0 Unknown on pace lap
26 Bob Lazier March 722 - Ford twin cam CRW
#6 Bobby Lazier, Vail, Colorado
(see note 25)
0 Puncture on pace lap
27 "Bud" Jackson Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#63 Cyclone Racing, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
(see note 26)
0 Suspension damage on pace lap
29 Dick Doherty March 722 [33] - Ford twin cam
#88 Doherty Racing Ent., Hollywood, Calif.
(see note 27)
0 Unknown on pace lap
DNSP Warren Ogden March 712M [15] - Ford twin cam Hart
#49 Warren G. Ogden, North Andover, Mass.
(see note 28)
Did not start (retired on parade lap)
DNS David McConnell GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam
DWM Racing
Did not start
(Withdrew because of weather conditions)
DNS Bobby Brown Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam Hart
#72 Bob Brown Racing, Inc., Hicksville, N.Y.
(see note 29)
Did not start
DNS Chuck Dietrich March 722 - Ford twin cam
#30 Dietrich Motors, Inc., Sandusky, Ohio
(see note 30)
Did not start
DNS James Dunkel Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam
#1 Dunkel Racing, Rockford, Ill
(see note 31)
Did not start
DNS Peter W Nye March "712" (71BM) - Ford twin cam HRE
#8 Peter Nye Racing Ent., Fostoria, Ohio
(see note 32)
Did not start
DNS Bob Newton March 71BM [3] - Ford twin cam
#89 (entered as Lotus-Ford) Bob Newton, Cupertino, Calif.
(see note 33)
Did not start
  John Angus Brabham BT29 [1] - Ford twin cam
#16 John Angus, Hartland, Wis. (see note 34)
On entry list
  Paul Dalton Royale RP5 [1] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#20 Paul Dalton, Davenport, Iowa
On entry list
  Ted Thomas March 722 [31] - Ford twin cam Hart
#50 Tebar Racing, Bethel Park, Pa.
(see note 35)
On entry list
  Dick Drexler McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam
#54 Dick Drexler, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
(see note 36)
On entry list
  Cliff L. Phillips Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#60 Cliff Phillips, Palos Park, Ill.
(see note 37)
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

1 David McConnell * (FB) 1.6-litre GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam 2.23.460
2 Gordon Smiley (FB) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 21 [320/FB/71] - Ford twin cam Hart
3 Chuck Sarich (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
4 Jim Sarich (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
5 Bob Lazier (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam CRW
6 Bill Middleton (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [16] - Ford twin cam Hart
7 Mike Hall (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart
8 Mike Eyerly (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [38] - Ford twin cam
9 James King (FB) 1.6-litre March "712B" (71BM) [4?] - Ford twin cam CRW
10 Syd Demovsky (FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
11 Bob Hebert (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.4.FB] - Ford twin cam
12 Tom Outcault (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam
13 Allan Lader (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [27] - Ford twin cam Hart
14 Bobby Brown * (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam Hart
15 Mike Hansen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [31] - Ford twin cam
16 Nick Craw (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam Hart
17 "Bud" Jackson (FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
18 Carl Liebich (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
19 Bill O'Connor (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 - Ford twin cam Hart
20 Seb Barone (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam Hart
21 Joe Shepherd (FB) 1.6-litre Lola T240 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
22 Maurice McCaig (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [19] - Ford twin cam
23 James Gutfreund (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart
24 Chuck Dietrich * (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam
25 Warren Ogden * (FB) 1.6-litre March 712M [15] - Ford twin cam Hart
26 James Dunkel * (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 - Ford twin cam
27 Peter W Nye * (FB) 1.6-litre March "712" (71BM) - Ford twin cam HRE
28 Dale Lang (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam
29 Dan Murphy (FB) 1.6-litre Cicada Mk I - Ford twin cam HRE
30 Bob Schutt (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [9] - Ford twin cam
31 Bob Newton * (FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [3] - Ford twin cam
32 Brownlee Cote (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT18/21 - Ford twin cam HRE
33 Dick Doherty (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 [33] - Ford twin cam
34 Thomas C. Jones (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B14 - Ford twin cam
35 Tim Simpson (FB) 1.6-litre March 702 [705?] - Ford twin cam
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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 his March 722 was evidently sold to Steve Jizmagian (San Francisco, CA), who raced a March 722 in west coast SCCA Nationals and Regionals in 1973. He retained the car for 1974, using it mainly in SCCA Nationals and qualifying for the Runoffs. He retained the 722 for a third season in 1975, still with its Ford twin cam engine despite the formula's move to BDA engines, and again qualified for the Runoffs. The 722 was entered throughout these three seasons by Jizmagian as #4. Its colour was variously reported as blue and as black in 1973, then as red in 1974 and 1975. He advertised the car in August 1976 as "March 72B, Quicksilver, three times ARRC", indicating it was Chuck Sarich's car in 1972, as Jizmagian had only qualified for the Runoffs in 1974 and 1975, and Chuck was the only one of the Sarich brothers to qualify in 1972. Jim Sarich's car had gone to Ted Roman. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Merlyn Mk 21 [320/FB/71] (Gordon Smiley): New to Gordon Smiley (Shawnee Mission, Kansas) for Formula B in 1971, via Bill Ippolito's Race America (Dallas, TX). Smiley led before retiring at his first SCCA National, at Bonneville Raceway Park , and then dominated his next race at Mid-America Raceway two weeks later. He also won the SCCA National at Dallas International Motor Speedway in October. Retained by Smiley for 1972, when he won the Ponca City SCCA National and the Continental Championship at Road Atlanta. He retired at the Runoffs, as he had in 1971. When Smiley moved into F5000 in 1973, the Merlyn was acquired by chief mechanic Charlie Williams and run by him for David Loring (Concord, Mass) in 1974. Loring won the Stuttgart SCCA National in April 1974 and then raced it in the Players Formula Atlantic championship. Then sold to Mike Winn (Little Rock, AR) who raced it in FB in late 1974 and Formula Atlantic in 1975, using a Ford twin cam engine. He maintained its record by winning the Lake Afton SCCA National in 1975. To Barry Findley (North Little Rock, AR) who won a SCCA National at Chennault Field early in 1976 before upgrading to a March 74B. It was next seen in the early 1990s when bought from a racing car dealer called Norm in Colorado by David Clubine (Brantford, Ontario, Canada). The car was then complete but apart, and lacking an engine and gearbox. He did not do anything with it, and in about 2005 sold it to Bill Tebbutt (Mississauga, Ontario). Tebbutt sold it in 2009 but cannot remember the buyer's name.
  3. Brabham BT35 [19] (Maurice McCaig): New to Maurice McCaig (Calgary, Alberta, Canada), and raced in the Canadian Formula B series in 1971 and 1972. To Hugh Cree (Georgetown, Ontario) for Canadian FB in 1973, and then for Canadian Formula Atlantic in 1974. Advertised by Cree in November 1974, when it had a 1972 big valve Hart. History then unknown until it was advertised in Victory Lane August 1990 by Bill Schley (Hartland, WI), who described it as a "very original car in excellent condition" with a Hart BDA and FT200. Oddly, in the same edition of Victory Lane, Bob Hildreth and Ken Petrie from a Denver, Colorado number advertised a BT35 with the same "# 35-19" serial number, which was "original unrestored" and "in storage for 12 years".
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT35 (Mike Hall): New to Michael Hall (Chicago, Illinois) for CenDiv SCCA Nationals and some local Pro FB events in 1971, acquiring the BT35 relatively late in the season after starting the year in a BT29. He retained the car for 1972, winning the CenDiv FB title. In October 1972, the "ex-Mike Hall" red BT35 was advertised by Fred Opert, noting that it had a "Rondel sports car nose". Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT29 [38] (Mike Eyerly): 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.
  8. 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 in the summer of 1973 it was sold to an owner in Atlanta, GA. He had also bought a FSV Zeitler from Ted Roman (Pleasantville, NY), and for 1973 they ran as a team in SCCA Nationals, with Roman driving the March 722 and the car owner driving the Zeitler. The 722 was entered as #63, and Roman, who had moved to Atlanta, scored 12 points in SEDiv as a member of Atlanta Region. Don Becker recalls that the car was traded at the end of that season to Lola agent Carl Haas (Highland Park, IL) against two Lola T340s. The March was evidently then sold to Cliff L. Phillips (Palos Park, IL), who entered a blue March 722 in Central Division SCCA Nationals in 1974 but rarely appeared. He entered two races at Road America in 1974, apparantly without appearing at either, and was then a non-starter at Mid-Ohio on 1 September. He was entered again at Road America in June 1975. In January 1976, Phillips advertised his car, saying that it was metallic blue, had a new "banana" wing and 1975 nose, and was a "former Quicksilver championship car". As Steve Jizmagian's red 722 that was described more clearly as the Chuck Sarich car, it fits that Philips' car would have been the Jim Sarich car. Phillips raced a Lola T242 in 1973 so would already have been a customer of Haas. The history of the March after January 1976 is unknown.
  9. Brabham BT35 [31] (Mike Hansen): New to Mike Hansen (Belmont, CA) and Steve Marx (Fremont, CA) of Hansen-Marx Racing (or Marx-Hansen Racing) and raced by them in SCCA Regionals and Nationals predominately in southern California in 1971. Retained by the pair for 1972, and raced by Hansen in SCCA Nationals up and down the west coast, and then in Pro events later in the season. To Bill Cooper (San Jose, CA) for 1973, and used in SCCA Regionals. Retained by Cooper for 1974 and raced in SCCA Nationals. Seen less often in 1975, and advertised by Cooper with a BDA engine from September 1975 to July 1976. It is reported to have gone to Tom Smith after Cooper. It was bought from Tommy Smith in July 1978 by John Hafkenschiel and raced in Californian Formula Atlantic before selling it in the winter of 1984. In November 2016, Ron Hornig (Laramie, Wyoming) bought the car and has thoroughly restored it. Note that Hornig also has two F3 BT35s which he uses in historic racing.
  10. Brabham BT38B [16] (Bill Middleton): Sold new to Bill Middleton (Newport Beach, CA) and raced in the 1972 SCCA Formula B series, starting at Watkins Glen in August 1972. Also raced in SCCA Nationals and at the SCCA Run-Offs. Retained by Middleton for 1973 and run in SCCA Nationals, winning at Holtville in March. Retained again for the early 1974 Nationals and then said to have been seized by the sheriff at the Phoenix National for unpaid alimony. Next seen in May 1975 when Pete Halsmer (Huntington Beach, CA) raced "the ex-Middleton Brabham BT-38" in Formula B. Raced by Halsmer for three seasons, during which time it was extensively modified by Halsmer. Halsmer won the Laguna Seca June Sprints in the BT38 in 1977. The car is then unknown for ten years, until it was bought by John Hafkenschiel as a disassembled roller from Grant Koaller (Lakewood, Ohio) in July 1987. Hafkenschiel used this car as a pattern for the restoration of his BT38B, then sold it to a Mr Schaffer in California in November 1988. Since Mr Schaffer's death, the car is believed to have remained with his family, and is still unrestored.
  11. March 722 (Dale Lang): 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 also raced it, wearing #87, at Lime Rock in July 1973. Grimaldi had also raced Lang's 71BM in 1971 and would race his March 74B in 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. 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. Then sold to Rich Bradley (Sunnyvale, CA), who raced it in Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Bradley advertised the car in Formula in October 1975 as a March 722 with Falconer body. The advert was repeated in April 1976, noting a new Falconer body, F1 brakes and a Lamar wing. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT35 (James Gutfreund): New to Jim Gutfruend (Des Moines, Iowa), and raced by him in 1971 and 1972. To Joe Freeman (Boston, MA) for 1973, and raced by him for three seasons, finishing fourth in North East Division in 1974 and qualifying for the Runoffs. He planned to sell the car at the end of 1975, but in a final practice session at Lime Rock in October 1975 he hit a stalled B Production Camaro and had to be cut out of the wreck. The salvageable parts were sold to his fellow racers.
  14. Chevron B14 (Thomas C. Jones): In July 1970, a young Jim Trueman (Amlin, OH) raced a #48 Formula B Chevron in the SCCA National at Mid-Ohio. Two months later, Trueman 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.
  15. Lotus 69 [71/69.4.FB] (Bob Hebert): New to "J Silver" in March 1971 with red bodywork according to the Lotus built record. This would have been John Silver, owner of the Barrington House restauarant in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who sponsored Bob Hebert (Monterey, MA). Raced by Hebert in Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1971 and 1972. Sold to George Liebman Jr (New York, NY), who raced it in New England Region NARRC Formula B at Lime Rock in April 1973, but it appears it was borrowed back by Hebert for the Lime Rock National on 7 July where he raced it with Liebman's entry number #77. Then raced by Liebman at a New York Region SCCA Regional at Bridgehampton in October 1973, having earlier been entered in such a car for the Pro FB race that supported the Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. Subsequent history unknown, but Jeff Hailand (Clayton, MO) ran a Formula B Lotus 69 in historic racing between 2014 and 2018 that was registered with the Lotus Formula Ford Register as chassis "71/69/4FB".
  16. Brabham BT38B (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 October 1972 and again 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.
  17. Lola T240 (Joe Shepherd): Joe Shepherd (Indianapolis, IN) raced a black #51 Lola T240 in CenDiv FB and in the Road Atlanta and Road America Pro FB races in 1972. As his car was black with red wings and wore #51, it may have been the black-and-red #5 Lola T240 that Chris Gleason had used briefly earlier that season. Shepherd also scored two points in SCCA Central Division FB, so must have raced it elsewhere. Just after Christmas 1972, George Herscher (Charleston, WV) bought a black Lola T240 in Indianapolis and raced it as #51, so this must be the same car. Herscher raced it Virginia International Raceway at in 1973 and 1974. He was on the entry list for the 8 April 1973 event, but was not in the results. He then raced at VIR in October 1973 and April 1974, and scored points in CenDiv FB in 1974. George's son John Herscher remembers picking it up in Indianapolis, and as Joe Shepherd lived in Indianapolis and had a Lola T240, and both Shepherd and Herscher entered their cars as #51, it is very likely to be the same car. John recalls that it was traded to Carl Haas for a new Lola T340 Formula Ford. Subsequent history unknown.
  18. March 722 [27] (Allan Lader): Allan Lader (Gresham, OR) had a black #2 March 722 for 1972. As his main focus in 1972 was Formula 5000, he only raced the car in two Pro FB races and in the Sep 1972 Lime Rock FA race when it was fitted with a BDA and ran in the Formula A class. It was entered by Pacifico Inc. and also, at Laguna Seca in May 1972, by Pierres Motors Racing. In 1973, Robert Hall (Oakland, CA) raced a black March 722 that was said to be ex-Lader. He raced this car in SCCA National and Regional races in 1974, 1975 and 1976. Subsequent history unknown. In 2015, a March 722 "originally owned by Dale Coyne" and described as "#27 of 48 manufactured in 1972" was advertised in the US. This would indicate that Dale Coyne's unidentified Formula B March in 1977 was the ex-Robert Hall 722. Coyne had advertised a 722 with twin cam engine in December 1976, noting that it had updated bodywork and a F2 nose. The car in 2015 had been "completely restored by Marc Bahner including construction of a new monocoque and delivered to the current owner in 2000. Since then it had been prepared by Louie Shefchik's J&L Fabricating. In 2018, Bob Birrell (Driffield, East Yorkshire) bought "the ex-Dale Coyne" March 722-27 from Grand Prix Classics in the US, and brought it back to England for HSCC Historic Formula Atlantic. Bob Juggins drove the car for Birrell at Anglesey and at Brands Hatch in 2019.
  19. March 702 [705?] (Tim Simpson): Mike Hayman (Washington, DC) raced an orange-and-blue #0 March 705 in SCCA Formula B in 1970 and 1971. Surely then the orange-and-blue or orange-and-black #0 March entered by Bob-Kat Racing (Washington, DC) for Frank Simpson to drive in the Pro FB race at Watkins Glen in August 1972, and then for Tim Simpson at Road America two weeks later and also at Bridgehampton in October. It was entered at #0 at first, Hayman's regular number, and later as #10. It was called a March 705 when Frank drove it, but then a 702 at Road America, and simply as a March at Bridgehampton. Subsequent history unknown.
  20. Brabham BT35 [9] (Bob Schutt): New to Nick Craw, and raced initially in the British Formula Atlantic series at the start of 1971 before moving to the North American SCCA series in May. Borrowed by Alan Lader for the 1971 SCCA Runoffs. Raced by Craw at Bogotá in early 1972, then sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) for Midwest Division SCCA FB in 1972 and 1973. Sold to Dorsey Schroeder (Manchester, MO) and raced by him 1974, 1975 and 1976. Then to Mike Mahan in 1976 or 1977 for autocross, and next to Greg Scharnburg in 1980, also for autocross. In October 2001, it was bought from Scharnburg by Mike Winebrenner (Sellersburg, Indiana).
  21. Brabham BT18/21 (Brownlee Cote): Brownlee Cote (Aspen, CO) drove a yellow #40 Brabham BT18/BT21 in Formula B in 1972. He was entered by Grand View Lodge, Brainerd, Minn., and used an HRE twin cam engine. Peter Nye (Ann Arbor, MI) had also used a HRE engine in 1970 in his BT18, so this may be the same car. Nothing more known.
  22. 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.
  23. March "712B" (71BM) [4?] (James King): Robert Lazier (Vail, CO) raced a black March 71BM in the SCCA Pro Formula B series and in SCCA Nationals in 1971. The car was sold to James King ( East St Louis, IL) for 1972, when it was repainted green and yellow and entered as #22 in Pro FB and in Nationals. King qualified the car for the 1972 Runoffs, but retired. This may be the car he raced at Mid-America Raceway in May 1973, before his March 73B was delivered. Subsequent history unknown.
  24. Chevron B15 (Bill O'Connor): Bill O'Connor (Chicago, IL/Highland Pk, IL) raced a blue/orange/yellow Chevron B15b in SCCA Formula B in the fall of 1972. He scored 13 points in Central Division FB and also entered several Pro races in the fall, but failed to start any, the closest being when he retired on the pace lap at Road America. O'Connor then acquired a Brabham BT38 for 1973 so the Chevron may have been traded back to Fred Opert. Nothing more known.
  25. 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. According to this car's SCCA logbook, it was raced by Seydel until 1979. The SCCA Logbook 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.
  26. Lola T240 ("Bud" Jackson): Howard E. 'Bud' Jackson (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) drove a blue #32 Lola T240 in Central Division SCCA Formula B events in 1971 and also in the Pro race at Brainerd. He raced the car again in 1972, this time using #63. He retained the car again for 1973 and finished second in the Falstaff Classic at MAR in May, but "destroyed" the car at Road America in June when he hit the guard rail just after the start/finish line, leaving Jackson in hospital with cuts, bruises, and a broken ankle.
  27. 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.
  28. March 712M [15] (Warren Ogden): New to John Cannon (Montreal, Quebec) for Formula 2 Europe, but he took it to the US in September for the Lime Rock Formula 5000 race where he ran it with a Cosworth FVC engine. In 1972, the car was converted by Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Formula B specification with a carbureted Hart twin cam and sold to Warren G. Ogden III (North Andover, MA) to race in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. He won a Regional at Bridgehampton in May, finished fifth in the Thompson National in June and had a couple of other strong results in Regionals. Ogden advertised the car in February 1973 but then traded it to The Race Shop for a new March 73B. Subsequent history unknown.
  29. 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 was advertised by Fred Opert in October 1972, noting that it had F2 fuel tanks and ventilated discs, differing from the ex-Brian Robertson car that was also in stock. It is then 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.
  30. March 722 (Chuck Dietrich): Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) raced a blue-and-white #30 or #31 March 722 in CenDiv and NEDiv Formula B and some Pro races in 1972. Photographs suggest this was the car raced by Freddy van Beuren in the Formula B race at Caracas in February 1973. Subsequent history unknown.
  31. Chevron B18 (James Dunkel): After racing a Lola T190 in Formula A in 1971, James Dunkel (Rockford, IL) stepped back into Formula B for 1972 with a blue Chevron B18. Dunkel failed to start in both the Road America June Sprints and in Road America's Pro race and only scored five points in Central Division FB that year, indicating that he may have only raced it twice. He advertised the car in July 1972 as a B18B, and in Feb 1973 as "six races from new". If that description is correct, that is too many races for it to have been either Dan Carmichael's or Warren Flickinger's car from 1971. However, as there were no SCCA Log Books in 1971, he may not have known exactly how often it had raced. Nothing more known.
  32. March "712" (71BM) (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 won his class in the Texas Region National in September 1975. Nye also 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.
  33. March 71BM [3] (Bob Newton): New to Chuck Willis's CRW Racing (Anaheim, CA) and leased to Jean de la Bruyere (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) for Max Mizejewski (Woodland Hills, CA) to race in SCCA Formula B in 1971 as "The Edmonton Flyer". De la Bruyere then split from CRW and Ron Dykes (Marina del Rey, CA) then took over the 71Bm for Pro Formula B races and SCCA Nationals for the rest of 1971. Sold to Bob Newton (Cupertino, CA) and run in Pro FB and SCCA Nationals in 1972, 1973 and 1974. It was also raced by Craig Fraser (Santa Cruz, CA) in 1973 and 1974 before Newton's last known appearance in it in late 1974. To Jim Van Horn (Orange, CA) and raced in Cal Club Regionals in late 1975. Van Horn bought a newer Chevron B27 for 1976, but returned to the March for 1977, which was rebuilt to 76B specification by Marc Bahner and fitted with a BDA engine. The car was registered with the SCCA in September 1977, but curiously used the chassis number of a March 722, 722-38. Van Horn raced this car up to 1980. To Bill Hill (Olympia, WA) in 1981, fitted with a Mazda engine and a sports car body and raced the car in SCCA ASR and in Can-Am as the "Marzda" or the "Banana Crate". Crashed in an SCCA Regional (NW Region) at Olympia Airport in September 1986. Hill then bought a Lola T360 and the March chassis stayed in the rafters of his garage for many years. After Hill died, the car was sold to Phil Creighton (Georgia) in mid-2017, and then by him to Kevan McLurg (Brighton, UK) in 2018. Sold to Bruce Balchin (Southampton) in July 2019.
  34. 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".
  35. March 722 [31] (Ted Thomas): New to Ted Thomas (Bethel Park, PA) and raced from 1972 to 1974, mainly in little-reported SCCA Steel Cities Region (SCR) events at Nelson Ledges and in red, white and blue livery. 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 was a regular runner in SCR's SCCA Regionals at Nelson Ledges in 1972 and 1973 and was entered for the Columbo Yogurt Formula B Challenge Cup at Watkins Glen Pro FB races in October 1973 but did not arrive. He was again seen in SCR Regionals in 1974, and again entered the Watkins Glen Pro race but did not appear. Thomas then retained the car until it was sold in July 1987 to Michael Rand (Canaan, CT), who raced it at the Lime Rock Historic in September 1987. Sold to David Beckstead (Westlake Village, CA) in April 1988, then to Jack Breskovich (Prescott, AZ) in July 1988. Bought from Breskovich by Kurt Sager (Napa, CA) in March 2023.
  36. McLaren M4B (Dick Drexler): Dick Drexler (Pewaukee, WI) had a red/grey McLaren M4A which he entered in local SCCA Formula B events from 1969 to 1972, usually as #5 or #51. A one-time Regional Executive of the SCCA Milwaukee Region, Richard W Drexler was president of Milwaukee-based oil refiner Lubricant, Inc. Records of him actually starting a race are rare but he was a regular entry at his local Road America and Blackhawk Farms circuits or even as far afield as Brainerd. He returned in 1973 with the car now fitted with a 997cc HRE engine for Formula C, qualifying for the Run-Offs that year. He then bought a 1066cc Cosworth SCA engine (bored out for SCC pistons) from Al Essig, who had used it in a Brabham BT15. Drexler is believed to have used that engine in the McLaren in 1974, 1975 and 1976. The car was acquired in 1987 by Dave Hammers (Sea Cliff, NY), restored, and put on display.
  37. Lola T240 (Cliff L. Phillips): Cliff Phillips (Palos Park, IL) raced a red #60 Lola T242 at Road America in June 1972. Tom Fraser (Atlanta, GA) also ran his T242 as #60 but a share between drivers in Atlanta and Illinois seems unlikely; also Phillips' car was reported as red, and Fraser's as orange. Phillips then entered his car for the Road America race in August 1972, and raced it at the same venue in the SCCA Pro Formula B race in August 1973.


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.