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SCCA Formula Atlantic Race

Watkins Glen, 4 Oct 1974

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Bill O'Connor Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith
#62 Traylor Engineering (see note 1)
20 0.37.25.700
108.22
$1250
2 Fred Phillips March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Greatorex
#66 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 2)
20 0.37.37.336
$900
3 Howdy Holmes Chevron B27 [27-74-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#8 Fred Opert Racing Inc (see note 3)
20
$700
4 Bruce MacInnes March 73B [17] - Ford BDA
#69 DRC (see note 4)
20
$500
5 Reg Scullion March 74B - Ford BDA Hart
#95 Dicom Ltd (see note 5)
20
$400
6 Héctor Rebaque Chevron B27 [27-74-08] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing Inc (see note 6)
20
$350
7 Gilles Villeneuve March 74B (side rads) [13] - Ford BDA Greatorex
#43 Ecurie Canada (see note 7)
20
$300
8 Gary Magwood Lola T360 [HU6] - Ford BDA
#77 Jack Burnett (see note 8)
20
$250
9 Richard Melville Chevron B27 [27-74-02] - Ford BDA Hart
#10 Fred Opert Racing Inc (see note 9)
20
$200
10 Ken Duclos Brabham BT40 [17] - Ford BDA
#34 Kay-Dee Automotive Engineering/Trojan Sawblades
(see note 10)
20
$150
11 Mike Hall Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam Alan Smith
#27 (see note 11)
20
 
12 Don Breidenbach March 74B - Ford BDA Nicholson
#16 D.L.B. Industries (see note 12)
20
 
13 James King Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#22 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 13)
20
 
14 Ron Cohn March 73B [7] - Ford BDA
#56 DRC (see note 14)
20
 
15 Charles T. Gibson March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#58 Sasco Sports (see note 15)
20
 
16 Frank Del Vecchio March 73B - Ford twin cam
#39 Bill Prout (see note 16)
20
 
17 Tim Cooper March 73B - Ford BDA
#17 Charlie Williams Racing (see note 17)
19
 
18 Eric Kerman Brabham BT38B - Ford BDA
#87 Python Racing (see note 18)
19
 
19 Chris Gleason Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam
#7 Keystone Auto Products (see note 19)
19
 
20 Dale Lang March 74B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#74 Race Shop (see note 20)
19
 
21 E. Jay Erickson March 73B [3] - Ford twin cam
#51 (see note 21)
19
 
22 Al Justason Rondel M1 - Ford BDA
#32 (see note 22)
19
 
23 Bruce Jensen March 74B [6] - Ford BDA
#41 Jensen Exotic Plants (see note 23)
18 Retired  
24 Gerald Lieberg March 722 [20] - Ford BDA Swindon
#4 Lieberg & Son Manufacturing Co.
(see note 24)
18
 
25 Arreed Barabasz Tecno - Ford twin cam
#18 Capital Air Service
18
 
26 Monique Proulx March 712M Falconer [17] - Ford twin cam
#15 New Freedom/Allen Karlberg Jr
(see note 25)
18
 
27 Lyle Heck Brabham BT29 [10] - Ford twin cam
#65 Kay-Dee Automotive Engineering/Trojan Sawblades
(see note 26)
18
 
28 Victor Gagliano (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam
#81 VAS Nomex Racing
18
 
29 Price Cobb Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Freeman Racing Enterprises (see note 27)
16
 
30 Chip Mead Chevron B27 [27-74-03] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#23 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 28)
15
 
31 Allen Karlberg Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA
#14 New Freedom (see note 29)
15 Retired  
32 Tom Klausler Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith
#63 Traylor Engineering (see note 30)
13 Retired  
33 Bertil Roos March 74B (side rads) [3] - Ford BDA Race Shop
#45 Race Shop (see note 31)
13
 
34 Jas Patterson March 73B - Ford BDA
#3 Renoir International Racing (see note 32)
12
 
35 William Prout Jr (FB) 1.6-litre March 705/73B [2] - Ford twin cam
#13 (see note 33)
12 Retired  
36 Len Campbell March 73B [733] - Ford twin cam
#20 Team Campbell Racing
12
 
37 Bobby Rahal Rondel M1 - Ford BDA
#91 Crescent Valley Foods (see note 34)
10
 
38 Peter Moodie Brabham BT40 [11] - Ford twin cam Hart
#9 Fred Opert Racing Inc (see note 35)
8 Kline took over drive  
39 Joe Shepherd Chevron B20 - Ford BDA Hart
#75 Xanadu Racing (see note 36)
8 Retired  
40 Bill Brack Lotus 59 [ ] - Ford BDA Crosty
#11 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises
7
 
41 Mikeal Bystrom Jr Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA Smith
#92 Bystrom Formula Racing (see note 37)
6
 
42 Thomas Sokoly March 722 Falconer [71BM] - Ford twin cam
#46 Ayers Oil Co (see note 38)
6
 
43 Hugh "Wink" Bancroft Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDA Hart
#6 Bancroft Motorsport (see note 39)
2
 
DNS Chris O'Brien Rondel M1 [204] - Ford BDA
#12 (see note 40)
Did not start
DNS Peter W. Broeker Chevron B27 [27-74-17] - Ford BDA Hart
#21 Stebro Racing (see note 41)
Did not start
DNS Lee Sacks (FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDF2 - Renault Gordini 807-G hemi
#1 Team Renault (see note 42)
Did not start
DNQ Peter Symonds (FB) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 [203] - Ford twin cam
#40 Stutz Plaisted Racing (see note 43)
Did not qualify
DNQ Bob Kime Brabham BT40 [11] - Ford twin cam Hart
#9 Fred Opert Racing Inc (see note 44)
Did not qualify
DNA Max Sebba March 722
#0 Sebba Racing (see note 45)
Did not arrive
DNA Ted Thomas March 722
#24 Tebar Racing (see note 46)
Did not arrive
DNA Skip Barber March 73B - Ford BDA
#36 Fast Company (see note 47)
Did not arrive
DNA Rick Wellner Brabham BT40
#44
Did not arrive
DNA George Trask Brabham BT29
#48 Team Lova
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Pumpelly Elden Mk14
#57 National Tire Wholesale
Did not arrive
DNA David Westgate March 71BM
#71 (see note 48)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bertil Roos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B (side rads) [3] - Ford BDA Race Shop 1.49.937
2 Bill O'Connor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith 1.50.077
3 Tom Klausler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith 1.50.591
4 Bill Brack (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [ ] - Ford BDA Crosty 1.50.636
5 Fred Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Greatorex 1.50.486
6 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-15] - Ford BDA Hart 1.51.414
7 Ken Duclos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [17] - Ford BDA 1.52.459
8 Héctor Rebaque (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-08] - Ford BDA Hart 1.52.495
9 Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDA Hart 1.52.567
10 Bruce Jensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [6] - Ford BDA 1.52.974
11 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.52.982
12 Gilles Villeneuve (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B (side rads) [13] - Ford BDA Greatorex 1.53.009
13 Gary Magwood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU6] - Ford BDA 1.53.416
14 Reg Scullion (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Hart 1.53.635
15 Bruce MacInnes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [17] - Ford BDA 1.53.658
16 Jas Patterson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford BDA 1.53.828
17 Chip Mead (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-03] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.53.934
18 Richard Melville (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-02] - Ford BDA Hart 1.53.987
19 Bobby Rahal (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 - Ford BDA 1.54.036
20 Allen Karlberg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA 1.55.098
21 Ron Cohn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [7] - Ford BDA 1.55.640
22 Frank Del Vecchio (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford twin cam 1.55.756
23 Charles T. Gibson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart 1.56.679
24 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford BDA Hart 1.56.892
25 Mike Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam Alan Smith 1.57.161
26 Tim Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford BDA 1.57.212
27 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.57.228
28 Eric Kerman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B - Ford BDA 1.57.248
29 Chris Gleason (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam 1.57.492
30 Joe Shepherd (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 - Ford BDA Hart 1.57.516
31 Mikeal Bystrom Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA Smith 1.57.849
32 Dale Lang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Race Shop 1.58.020
33 E. Jay Erickson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [3] - Ford twin cam 1.59.328
34 Chris O'Brien * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 [204] - Ford BDA 2.01.766
35 Gerald Lieberg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 [20] - Ford BDA Swindon 2.02.630
36 William Prout Jr (FB) 1.6-litre March 705/73B [2] - Ford twin cam 2.02.634
37 Arreed Barabasz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tecno - Ford twin cam 2.06.053
38 Al Justason (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 - Ford BDA 2.06.108
39 Lyle Heck (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [10] - Ford twin cam 2.06.693
40 Monique Proulx (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 712M Falconer [17] - Ford twin cam 2.06.749
41 Len Campbell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [733] - Ford twin cam 2.08.176
42 Victor Gagliano (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam 2.09.616
43 Peter W. Broeker * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-17] - Ford BDA Hart 2.09.732
44 Lee Sacks * (FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDF2 - Renault Gordini 807-G hemi 2.10.257
45 Thomas Sokoly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 Falconer [71BM] - Ford twin cam 2.10.427
46 Peter Symonds * (FB) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 [203] - Ford twin cam 2.28.503
47 Bob Kime * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [11] - Ford twin cam Hart 2.29.494
- Peter Moodie (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [11] - Ford twin cam Hart No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T360 [HU3] (Bill O'Connor): Sold via North American agent Carl Haas to Bill O'Connor (Highland Park, IL) and run for him by Traylor Engineering in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. O'Connor won the US GP support race in this car in October 1974. Retained for 1975, when it was used in the Canadian series and at least once in SCCA Nationals, entered by United Racing Ltd. To John Kowalski (Berea, OH), who won Central Division Formula B in 1976 in the car, qualifying for the Runoffs. Kowalski only scored nine points in a Lola in Central Division FB in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 73B [10] (Fred Phillips): New to James King (East St Louis, IL) and used in Central Division SCCA Formula B, one round of the Players Canadian series, and the Watkins Glen Pro race in October. Raced briefly in SCCA Nationals in early 1974 before his new Chevron B27 arrived from England, then leased to Ric Forest and Fred Phillips for the 1974 Players Canadian series. King took over the car again for 1975, rebuilt it on a new tub, fitted a March 742 nose and side radiators, and raced it in the Players Canadian series. It then went to Porter Brownlee (Little Rock, AR) who raced it in Midwest Division Formula B in 1976 and 1977. After blowing the engine, he sold it to Mike Winn who raced it for one season before selling it to Chuck Blair, who had previously maintained it for Brownlee. Blair ran it a couple of times before selling it. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Chevron B27 [27-74-15] (Howdy Holmes): Consigned to Fred Opert in July 1974 for "a Californian SCCA driver", but very likely to be the Fred Opert #8 team car that appears in Formula Atlantic in July 1974 for Howdy Holmes (Ann Arbor, MI), which was described as 'brand new'. Used by Tom Pryce at Trois Rivieres on 1 Sep, and badly damaged. Presumably rebuilt for Holmes at Watkins Glen on 4 Oct. Advertised by Opert in April 1975 as "ex-Holmes" and "4 races from new". Very probably the car sold to Dan Neuman (St Paul, Minnesota) early 1975, and advertised by Neuman as "ex-Pryce" in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 73B [17] (Bruce MacInnes): Originally raced by Bruce MacInnes (Sharon, CT) as part of a two-car team with Ron Cohn. Raced in the Players Canadian FB series and in the SCCA Pro FB races at Road America and Watkins Glen. Retained for 1974, and raced in the Players Canadian series again, and in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. Sold to Joe Ostrowski (Trenton, NJ), and raced in NEDiv SCCA Nationals in 1975 and 1976. Presumably the March he raced in NEDiv in 1977 and 1978. Retained by Ostrowski until early 1982 when it was bought by Seann Burgess (Caledon, Ontario). Burgess won the CASC Ontario Formula Atlantic championship and the BARC Drivers Championship in 1982 as well as appearing in 'pro' events. After two more seasons of Atlantic, he converted the car to Can-Am specification at the end of 1985 and then fitted a McLaren M1B body and a Mazda 13B rotary engine for 1986. This "March RX10-B" was raced through the 1986 season. Burgess kept the Can-Am car after it was retired from racing and eventually restored to immaculate condition, winning two Concours awards in 2016 and 2017. However, by this time the March 73B was no longer a part of the Can-Am car, and was restored to 73B specification. By 2019, it was in the Musée Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec), in the livery of Villeneuve's March 75B.
  5. March 74B (Reg Scullion): Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec) raced a white #72 March 74B in the second half of the 1974 season, first appearing at Mosport Park in early July. To Reg Scullion (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Montreal, Quebec) in time for the Trois-Rivières race in September. Also raced by Scullion at Watkins Glen in October, when it was described as being red/white/blue, and at a couple of races in 1975. Scullion was sponsored by Peter Overing's Dicom shipping company. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Chevron B27 [27-74-08] (Héctor Rebaque): New to Fred Opert Racing and raced by US-domiciled Swede Bertil Roos in North American Formula Atlantic, and later in the season by a number of guest drivers, including Richard Melville, Bill Brack and Héctor Rebaque. This is then believed to be the "ex-Roos" B27 used by Jim Crawley (Frenchtown, NJ) in a number of SCCA Nationals in 1975, allowing him to qualify for the FB Run-Offs. At the same time, Crawley raced a newer B29 in the British series. The B27 was advertised in November 1975 by George Walsh of Intercontinental Marketing in Philadelphia, PA, Crawley's sponsor at the Run-Offs, describing it as ex-Roos, ex-Crawley and noting track records at Bridgehampton and Palm Beach. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. March 74B (side rads) [13] (Gilles Villeneuve): A yellow March 74B sold to US agent Joe Grimaldi in "semi kit" form. This appears to have been the car raced by Ecurie Canada driver Gilles Villeneuve from Gimli onwards, where the car was in the latest F2 specification, which involved moving the main radiator to the left side of the engine, a new extended nose, and a rear wing 18 inches further back. Villeneuve wrecked it at Mosport Park in July, but a new car was built out of the wreck and was raced by David Loring at Sanair and St Johns later that month. Villeneuve returned to the car to race it at Halifax, Trois-Rivières and Watkins Glen. Subsequent history unknown but Joe Grimaldi told Kevan McLurg in April 2020 that the car came back to Grimaldi and he sold it to a famer in the Mid-West, who aldo acquired a spare tub at the same time. .
  8. Lola T360 [HU6] (Gary Magwood): New via North American agent Carl Haas and Canadian agent Brian Robertson to Jack Burnett for Gary Magwood (Toronto, Ontario) to race in the Canadian John Player Formula Atlantic series in 1974. Also raced by Magwood at the US GP Formula Atlantic support race at Watkins Glen in October 1974, but then not seen until Magwood returned to Formula Atlantic in July 1976. Comprehensively destroyed in Magwood's accident at Halifax in August 1976.
  9. Chevron B27 [27-74-02] (Richard Melville): Chevron build record says sold via Fred Opert to Freeman Racing (Yellow Springs, OH). However, either never delivered or bought back by Opert in 1974 and used by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Trois Rivieres and Richard Melville at Watkins Glen. Advertised by Opert in April 1975 as "ex-Jaussaud", "only two races". Retained by the Opert team for 1975, and used twice by Tom Bagley at Halifax and Trois Rivieres, where his car is described as "ex Jaussaud". Believed to be Michael Landrum's B27 at Road Atlanta in April 1976 in the IMSA series and at Gimli in the Players series in June. Advertised by Pierre Phillips in July 1976 as 'ex Bagley', then to Frank Scott (Racine, WI) who raced it at Blackhawk Farms in August and Brainerd in September, and then advertised it in October 1976 as 'ex Jaussaud, 8 races from new'. He advertised the car again in March 1978. Sold to Richard Ellingson and used in Mid West SCCA until 1980. Then to an autocrosser and subsequently to Paul Berg (Chippewa Falls, WI), who won the MCSCC F/Atlantic series in 1982 with the car. Owned by Bob Dupré (Glenview IL) 1985 and said to have been written off at Road America that year.
  10. Brabham BT40 [17] (Ken Duclos): New to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) and raced in Formula B in 1973, winning the Northeast Division title, and the National title by winning the SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta in November. Retained for 1974, and again won both the Northeast title and the National title, and towards the end of that season was fitted with a Cosworth BDA for Formula Atlantic. Again retained for 1975, now with the BDA in Formula B, and Duclos won a third successive NEDiv title in the car, but this time retired at the Runoffs. In 1975, the car wore Falconer bodywork. Sold to Peter Gates (Claymont, DE) for 1976, fitted with a 1.1-litre Cosworth BDJ for Formula C, and finished third in the NEDiv FC title. To Jon Sley (Claymont, Delaware) for FC again in 1977, finishing fifth in NEDiv. The car was next seen when advertised by Gates in 1992 as restored with a new tub. After that, it was next mentioned by Michael Rand in February 2018 as having been recently purchased. By April 2015, Rand had sold it to Bob Burnside in Michigan.
  11. Brabham BT40 (Mike Hall): Mike Hall (Twin Lakes, WI) raced a brand new Brabham BT40 at the SCCA Run-Offs, known then as American Road Race of Champions, at Road Atlanta 25 Nov 1972, the first BT40 to race. Hall then raced this car in Formula B and Formula Atlantic in 1973 and 1974. He replaced it with a Lola T360 for 1975 and the Brabham was then raced by John Elder (Rosemount, Minnesota) in SCCA Nationals in 1975, winning his class at Brainerd in July. Hall had modified his car with a wide nose and a higher and fuller tail, and Elder's car showed the same modifications. The car was then advertised, as "ex-Mike Hall" by Prather Racing (Wheeling, IL) in November 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. March 74B (Don Breidenbach): Don Breidenbach (Oakland, CA) raced a white March 74B in SCCA National and later in Pro races in 1974 but early that season his car was described as a 732 so this 74B may have been a mid or late-season replacement for the older car. Retained for the early 1975 race at Riverside and then sold to Bob Gledhill (Utah). Somehow the deal with Gledhill unwound because Breidenbach advertised the car again at the end of 1975, alongside his newer 75B. Jeff Alkana (Azusa, CA) recalls buying it from Breidenbach and he raced it in SCCA events in early 1976. Alkana then bought Breidenbach's newer 75B and he recalls selling the 74B to Jim Van Horn (Orange, CA). However, Van Horn drove an older March 71BM updated to 76B from 1977 to 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Chevron B27 [27-74-04] (James King): Chevron build record says sold via Fred Opert to Doug Shierson Racing. According to Chevron the car used by James King at Mallory Park before being shipped to the USA. (King and Mead owned their own cars in the Shierson team.) Badly damaged by King at Mosport in July 1974 and rebuilt around a new tub. Formula Mar 75 p29 reports, 'King is trying to sell the B27 he drove in 1974 under Shierson's management'. (King still has the plate for this car.) Sold to Lloyd Callaway (Chicago, IL) and used in SCCA racing in 1975 and early 1976, and in some pro races. Callaway advises that the car was sold to Fred Opert in early 1976 in p/x for a new Chevron B34. It was bought from Opert by John Connolly (Brooklyn, NY) who raced it in local SCCA and EMRA events in 1976 and 1977. After Connolly bought a new Ralt RT1 in early 1978, he advertised the Chevron B27 in September 1978 and sold it to Bertil Roos (Blakeslee, PA), who won the Formula Atlantic race at the SCCA 'Bonus' National at Charlotte in April 1979. He then attached fenders to the car and used it in Can-Am, still with its 1600cc Cosworth BDD engine. Roos bought a different Chevron B27 for 1980, and, according to Doug Waters, his 1979 car was sold to someone in California who planned to use it as a sports car with an Alfa Romeo V8 engine. Many years later, in 1999, Sandy Dells Racing (San Diego, CA) sold two B27 tubs to Jim Sparks (San Diego, CA). Dells restored one of these to running condition for Sparks, then sold the other tub and parts on Sparks' behalf to Mike Winebrenner (Louisville, KY) in 2004. Winebrenner was able to identify his monocoque by its SCCA Chicago Region stamping as Lloyd Calloway's 1975 car, but the 74-04 chassis plate is on Sparks' car. Winebrenner's parts were sold in early 2009 to Bud Morrison, who already owned 74-05 and 74-07. It would appear that Sparks' car is built on the original tub, and Morrison's is the replacement tub.
  14. March 73B [7] (Ron Cohn): New to Ron Cohn (Modena, NY), and run as a two-car team with Bruce MacInnes in 1973, entered by DRC Formula Racing Inc in Players Canadian and SCCA Formula B races, running as #56. Retained for 1974, running in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series and in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. To Eric Kerman (Hempstead, NY/Glen Cove, NY) for 1975 and updated with new orange bodywork, entered as #81 or #87, and running as a 75B. Raced by Kerman in SCCA Nationals from 1975 to 1979. Later to Oran Bushey (Huntingdon, NY) and raced until 1982. Subsequent history unknown.
  15. March 73B [71BM-15] (Charles T. Gibson): 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.
  16. March 73B (Frank Del Vecchio): New to Frank DelVecchio (Trumbull, CT) and raced in SCCA Formula B and in rounds of the Players (Canadian) Formula B series in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. When the series move to accept the BDA engine, Frank continued with a fuel-injected Ford twin cam engine. He recalls that he sold the car to Peter Neumahr, who had raced a 71BM/733 in 1976 and would progress to a new 77B in 1977, but it thought to have raced this 73B briefly in late 1976 or early 1977. Neumahr sold the car to Jack Deaso (New York, NY), who DelVecchio recalls crashing it at Lime Rock first time out. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. March 73B (Tim Cooper): Roy Folland (Montréal, Quebec) had a purple #6 March 73B for 1973 but crashed at Trois-Rivières in Sept and after being repaired, the 73B was sold to Ecurie Canada for guest driver Eppie Wietzes to race at the Watkins Glen Pro FB race five weeks later. Then sold to Tim Cooper (Kansas City, MO) who raced the "ex-Ecurie Canada" 73B at a Willow Springs Regional in December 1973. Raced extensively in SCCA racing early in 1974 and then in the Pro F/Atlantic series, prepared by Charlie Williams Racing. Cooper hired a new 75B and ran as part of Doug Shierson Racing in 1975, but retained the 73B and may have used it in SCCA races. He then went to Wilbur Bunce's team for 1976, and the 73B was rebuilt by Bunce to 75B/76B specification. The self-entered 77B he had in early 1977 may have been this car again. Subsequent history unknown, but this could be the "75B" acquired by Max Sebba in mid-1977.
  18. Brabham BT38B (Eric Kerman): Eric Kerman (Hempstead, NY/Glen Cove, NY), the reigning national SCCA C Sports Racing champion, moved into Formula B in 1974, finishing third in Northeast Division in a Brabham BT38 that he had bought from Fred Opert. He leased a nearly-new March 74B for the Runoffs. Kerman recalls selling the Brabham to Giovanni Distasio (Edgewater, NJ) who raced it in NEDiv FB in 1975. Distasio then bought a March 75B from Doug Shierson, and the Brabham went in trade into Shierson stock. It was bought from Shierson by James Hollowell (Sterling Hts, Mich) and raced by him in SCCA Formula B over the next few seasons. Advertised by Hollowell in September 1978 as a "FB/C rolling chassis", and he recalls selling it to somebody in the Chicago area. Subsequent history unknown.
  19. Brabham BT40 (Chris Gleason): Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec, Canada) raced a white/blue #72 Brabham BT40 in the 1973 Players Canadian Formula B series, entered by Giles Léger Racing Team. Léger bought a new March 74B for 1974, and the Brabham was next seen at Trois-Rivières in September 1974 when it was entered by Fred Opert Racing for Chris Gleason (Johnstown, PA) to drive. It was now in Formula Atlantic specification. Gleason also drove it at Watkins Glen in October 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  20. March 74B (Dale Lang): Patrick Depailler raced a March 74B at Trois-Rivières in September 1974. Autosport described it as the car tested earlier in England by Jim Crawford, but now set to full Formula 2 specification. Canadian Motorsport Bulletin described it as the ex-Coulon 'slave' March 732, but the possibility exists that it had actually begun life as Dale Lang's 74B/2. Photographs show that it was raced by Lang in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. The car then went to Formula Ford graduate Tom Sauerbrei (Fresno, CA), who had an excellent season in the "742" in SCCA Regionals and Nationals in 1975, winning the regional title. After that season, it was rebuilt to 75B specification and leased to Johnnie Crean (San Juan Capistrano, CA), the 27-year-old son of former racer John C Crean, who raced it in two IMSA Formula Atlantic races in California in May 1976, and later in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Subsequent history unknown.
  21. March 73B [3] (E. Jay Erickson): New to Mike Rand (Riverside, CT/Greenwich, CT/Amherst, Mass) and raced in SCCA Nationals, but also taking in Pro races at Sanair and Watkins Glen. To Fred Opert in part-exchange for a Rondel and sold to E. Jay Erickson (Stevens Point, WI), appearing at Watkins Glen in October 1974. Fitted with a BDA for 1975 and raced in Canadian Formula Atlantic. Advertised by Erickson in late 1975 and sold to Bill Nees (Lenexa, Kansas) who raced it in Midwest Division SCCA Regionals and Nationals in 1976, 1977 and 1978. Retained by Nees until 1989. Then to Brian Haupt (Kansas City, MO) and used by him in SCCA C Sports Racing.
  22. Rondel M1 (Al Justason): Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) raced a Rondel M1 in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. According to Chris Townsend, when this car arrived, it was still in the Rondel colour scheme with Pescarolo's name on it, implying it was chassis 206, although Justason had no record of the chassis number himself. When Justason "retired" at the end of the 1974 season, he rented the car to Bob Beyea for a couple of Canadian Formula Atlantic races in 1975. He recalls that he later sold the car to Bill Bovenizer in Toronto, and Bill's recollection is that he sold it about 1982 to Jeremy Hill who wanted the engine for his Formula Atlantic March. Subsequent history unknown. Subsequent history unknown.
  23. March 74B [6] (Bruce Jensen): New to Bruce Jensen (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), and raced by him in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series. He competed in all seven rounds of the series, with a best result of second place at Edmonton in June, and took pole position at Sanair in July. He then competed in the Trois-Rivières race in September, and in the two Pro Formula B races later in the season, at Waterford Hills in September, and the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. The car was sold for 1975 to Jean Beaulieu (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada), who appeared very briefly at the start of the 1975 series, but he failed to start the opening race after a number of problems that culminated with a rod through the side of the engine. He sold the car to Ron Rogers (Trenton, Ontario), who raced it mostly in club events in 1976 and 1977 before selling it to Jim Close. Rogers ran the car for Close until Close took it back to California. Sold back to Rogers in the early 1990s, and retained.
  24. March 722 [20] (Gerald Lieberg): 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, who kept it until January 1996 when it was sold to Keith Lively. Sold to a further owner in June 2001.
  25. March 712M Falconer [17] (Monique Proulx): New to Wilson Fittipaldi in May 1971, replacing the Lotus 69 with which he had started the European F2 season. Raced by Fittipaldi for the rest of the season as part of Team Bardahl. Retained for one F2 race in early 1972, then sold to Tate of Leeds (Racing) and converted to Formula Atlantic for Chris Meek to race in the British championship. Loaned to Sonny Rajah for the Brands Hatch Boxing Day race. Retained by Tate of Leeds for Malcolm Wayne in early 1973, then sold to visiting American Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who took it back to the US. Entered by Karlberg for Monique Proulx at Watkins Glen in October 1974, by which time it had Falconer bodywork, and also taken to Trinidad for Formula Caribbean events where it was sold. By 1978 it was owned by David Kerr but it was "totally destroyed" in a towing incident at the "Love Bird International" meeting at Vernamfield Motorsport Park, Jamaica, in December 1978.
  26. Brabham BT29 [10] (Lyle Heck): Bill Bowman (Palm Beach, FL) moved from sedan racing to FB for 1969 and bought one of the first Brabham BT29s to arrive in the US. The 43-year-old veteran first raced it at Daytona on 2 Aug 1969 and competed in 10 races in SEDiv but suffered significant reliability problems with the Vegantune engine and only finished third in the Division. He raced the blue-and-orange #79 car at the Run-Offs and also appeared at the Sebring Pro race in December. Bowman then injured his lower back and was unable to continue racing the car. He sold it in the summer of 1970 to Jack Dartigalongue (Jacksonville, FL) who raced it in SCCA Regional and National events for several seasons. In 1973, he sold it to Lyle Heck (Reading, PA) who raced it until October 1975 when it went to Denny Anderson who discarded the chassis and used the corners to build a CSR racer, the Firand. Anderson later sold the Firand in 2000 to Frank Stark (Mechanicburg, PA) who sold it to Bruce Domeck (Louisville, KY) in 2002. Domeck acquired a repaired original BT29 frame with the intention of restoring it as a BT29 but sold the package to David Irwin and Eric Stange (Evergreen, CO) instead. Irwin was restoring the car in 2010 when he was able to trace the original frame which Anderson had thrown away. He purchased this frame and then cut it into pieces so it could not be used to build a separate car. Irwin bought out Stange's share in the car in 2011, and in 2013 sold the complete car to Larry Wilson in Florida.
  27. Chevron B20 [72-3] (Price Cobb): Sold via Fred Opert to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for SCCA Formula B. Third and first in the two Bogotá races early in 1972, then raced in the JAP GP at Fuji in May. Also won the Pro FB race at Lime Rock in July. Unknown in late 1972 and through 1973. Next seen when entered by Freeman Racing Enterprises, the Chevron agent, for Price Cobb (Dallas, TX) in the Pro Formula Atlantic races in 1974. 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 in February 1976. Advertised by Price Cobb (Dallas, TX) 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.
  28. Chevron B27 [27-74-03] (Chip Mead): New to Doug Shierson Racing via Fred Opert for Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) to race in Formula Atlantic, initially in the opening races of the British series, then in North America. The car was blue and ran in North America as #23. Sold to Keith Feldott (LaGrange, IL) and raced in SCCA Central Division FB in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  29. Brabham BT29 (Allen Karlberg): This car is first known when acquired in 1973 by Skip Jones, who remembers buying it in San Francisco and that Ribbs had previously been involved. Jones raced the car in Regional events in 1973, winning the 1973 ICSCC Formula B championship, and then sold it to Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) who fitted a BDA for the 1974 season and raced it in SCCA Formula A and in Canadian Formula Atlantic. Jones believes that the car was sold and campaigned in eastern Canada with Kimberly Clark livery by Monique Proulx. Proulx drove Karlberg's March 712M in a Pro Atlantic race supporting the US GP at Watkins later that year so may have driven the older BT29 in local events.
  30. Lola T360 [HU2] (Tom Klausler): Sold via North American agent Carl Haas to Tom Klausler (Palatine, IL) and run for him by Traylor Engineering in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. Klausler won two rounds, and the Pro races at Road America, Trois-Rivières and Waterford Hills. Sold to Mike Hall (Twin Lakes, WI) for 1975, and raced in the Players series. There is no sign of Hall racing it again after 1975, but he advertised it in the early months of 1977, after which it appears to go back to Carl Haas Racing. In January 1978, it was advertised by Dassig Engineering (Northbrook, IL) as the "ex Klausler/Hall" T360, and may have been the car used in SCCA Drivers School by Nick Karabetsos in 1977. The later history of this car is still not known with precision, but at some point it acquired sports car bodywork and a Mazda engine. Doug Moe (Bremerton, WA) owned it, and it may have been one of the series of BSR class "Mazron" sports racing cars that he used in ICSCC events from 1977 (the "Mk 1"), 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 (the "Mazron Mk V"). It was raced by Bill Hill in the CAT championship in 1987, after which it was reportedly stored. Early in 2003, Moe sold the the car to Allan T. Chou (Westfield, NJ), and in 2009 it was being restored. Bought from Chou in 2012 by Guilbert Twiss (Pittsfield, MA).
  31. March 74B (side rads) [3] (Bertil Roos): New to Ecurie Canada, and raced by Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec, Canada) in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series with Schweppes sponsorship. Raced at the two opening races in standard 74B bodywork and a front radiator, but for Gimli on 16 June, Villeneuve moved a new car in the latest specification, and the older 74B was then raced by Chuck Hansen at Sanair as an Ecurie Canada entry in mid-July. It then returned to March importer Joe Grimaldi, and was raced as a Race Shop entry by Dale Lang at Road America in late August, before being updated to the latest F2 specification for George Follmer to drive as an Ecurie Canada entry at Trois-Rivières. Raced by Bertil Roos at Watkins Glen in October, then hired by Grimaldi to Eric Kerman for the SCCA Runoffs. Sold by Grimaldi to Tom Pumpelly and run for him by Cavanaugh Racing (Ambler, PA) in early 1975. Pumpelly then moved to Doug Shierson Racing but exactly and apparently updated to 75B specification. Advertised the car in January 1976 as a "74-75B", "ex-Follmer/Roos", and sold to Peter Dodge (New York, NY/Stamford, CT), for SCCA Nationals and IMSA Formula Atlantic in 1976. Sold to Omer Norton, who owned it from 1978 to 1983, and then to Ed Capullo (Norwich, CT), who crashed it in a test session at Lime Rock in 1984 and sold it off for parts. Subsequent history unknown.
  32. March 73B (Jas Patterson): Jas Patterson (Roslyn Heights, NY) raced a March 73B at the US Grand Prix Formula B support race in October 1974. The entry list shows that it was red and entered as #3 by Renoir International Racing. Photographic evidence shows that this was the March 73B raced by Diana Black (New York, NY) in minor Formula B races at Lime Rock and Bridgehampton in 1975 and 1976. Her home town was given in entry lists as Kew Gardens, NY or Briarwood, NY, both neighborhoods in the New York City borough of Queens. Later in 1976, she moved to the former Bobby Brown Chevron B34, and the March was sold to David Laemmle (Wiscasset, ME) who continued to race it in SCCA Regionals that year. Laemmle recalls that he sold it to someone from New York state. Subsequent history unknown.
  33. March 705/73B [2] (William Prout Jr): New to Bill Prout (Ivoryton, CT) and raced in Formula B in 1970. At Bryar in October, Prout became the first person to win a race in North America in a March. For 1971, Prout repainted the car black, but the first real changes were made to it in 1973, when he updated it to 1973 bodywork. In a long career with the car, Prout set the absolute course record at the 1.8 mile course at Pocono in 1971, and set the FA lap record at Bridgehampton in 1974. Prior to the 1975 season, he sold the 705 to someone in Long Island, who put in a BDA in it. Subsequent history unknown.
  34. Rondel M1 (Bobby Rahal): A Rondel M1 sold via Fred Opert to airline pilot David Ralston (Elmhurst, IL) for SCCA FB in 1974. Sold to up-and-coming local youngster Bobby Rahal (Glen Ellyn, IL) late 1974, and raced in the SCCA National in September, and then the Watkins Glen FB race in October. Subsequently to Tim Fortner and Butch Owsley (San Jose, CA) for 1975 and 1976, and Fortner later told Rahal that he thought it then went to Dwight Zillig (Novato, CA). Zillig advertised the car in March 1978 saying he had only raced it once in two years. Then to Jim Vawter later in 1978, who had his first race out of Drivers School at Riverside in August. He is thought to have raced the car until 1980 at least. After Vawter, the car was acquired by Jerry Smith, and raced once for him at Riverside by Paul Decker, usually a DSR driver. Smith then had the Rondel converted to CSR by Jim Langan using a widened and stretched LeGrand body. Decker does not know what happened to the Rondel after its CSR career. Subsequent history unknown.
  35. Brabham BT40 [11] (Peter Moodie): The car raced by Bertil Roos for Fred Opert Racing in 1973 went to Bob Kime for 1974, and was used in Formula C, Kime accumulating 32 points in Northeast Division FC and finishing second at the Runoffs. In early 1975, it was bought by Gary Wallace (Hebron, IN), and raced by him as a Formula B until 1979. Wallace then retained it until the spring of 1990, when he sold it to Cameron McArthur who used it in RMVR events in the Colorado area. It went to Terry Allard in 2000 or 2001, then Bill Swope (Albuquerque, NM) in 2004, and then to Phil Franzone in Australia in April 2010.
  36. Chevron B20 (Joe Shepherd): A Chevron B20 raced by Joe H. Shepherd (Indianapolis, IN) in Canadian and SCCA Pro Formula B in 1973, entered by Xanadu Racing, and also scored three points in SCCA Central Division FB. Retained by Shepherd for Players Canadian Formula Atlantic and SCCA Formula B in 1974, but he did not score any points in Central Division that season.. He appeared again in 1975, but his only certain outing that season was in the Hoosier Grand Prix SCCA National at IRP in September. The car was advertised by Shepherd in January and February 1976.
  37. Brabham BT38B [18] (Mikeal Bystrom Jr): Thomas M. Shelton (Plantation, FL/Fort Launderdale, FL) raced a red-and-white Brabham BT38B in South-East Division FB in 1972. The car arrived late in the season and was described as immaculate and new at the Palm Beach National in September. Tom recalls that the engine broke at the Road America Pro race in August 1973, and he diverted to Chicago on his way home and traded the car to Carl Haas. Haas sold it to Mikeal Bystrom Jr (Minneapolis, MN), who had previously raced a Brabham BT18 in FC, and still recalls the chassis number of the BT38B as being BT38B/18. He broke the Hart twin cam at his first race and fitted a BDA instead, racing it in US Pro races in 1974 and then in the Canadian series in 1975. He sold it to Steve Fossett (Chicago, IL), then a commodities trader in Chicago, but later more famous for his balloning exploits. Fossett raced it in SCCA Formula Atlantic in 1977.
  38. March 722 Falconer [71BM] (Thomas Sokoly): Geoff Freeman (Yellow Springs, OH) raced a March 71BM in the latter part of the 1971 SCCA season, first appearing in a National at Blackhawk Farms in August, and later winning a couple of Regionals. He also raced at Blackhawk Farms and Nelson Ledges in July 1972. It was sold by Freeman to the Sokoly brothers, updated with Falconer bodywork, and was raced by Tom Sokoly (Racine, WI) in various incarnations from 1973 to 1976. Sokoly advertised it at the end of 1975 as a Falconer March 712/732 with Traylor BDD, and replaced it for 1976 with a 75B. Subsequent history unknown.
  39. Chevron B27 [27-74-05] (Hugh "Wink" Bancroft): An Fred Opert team car, used by Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (Costa Mesa, CA) in the US series in 1974. The car was owned by Bancroft, who according to Formula and Sports Car retained it unraced in 1975, and then wheeled it out again for a few SCCA So Pac division races in early 1976. Advertised in May 1976, and then by Fred Opert in November 1976. The car now owned in 2009 by Bud Morrison had a SCCA log book showing it was owned by Ken Valan (Wilmington, DE) in August 1978, then Frank Shober (Chatham, NJ) from early 1979 to 1985. In October 1988, it was bought from Bruce McQuiston at the Bertil Roos Racing School (Blakeslee PA) by Monte C. Shalett (New Orleans, LA), who sold it via Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) to Paul Wesselink (Dana Point, CA/Huntington Beach, CA) in June 1997. From Wesselink to Bud Morrison in May 2005.
  40. Rondel M1 [204] (Chris O'Brien): The car used by Jody Scheckter as part of the Motul Rondel team at the first two F2 races of 1973. In June, Titan Properties, the company owned by Chris Meek and Malcolm Wayne, sponsored this car for Tom Pryce to make his F2 debut for Motul Rondel. He drove it until Rouen in June, where he retired with a blown engine, but then had a new car, chassis 208, when he returned to F2 in August. Chassis 204 was sold at the end of the season via Fred Opert to Chris O'Brien (Ottawa, Ontario /Halifax, Nova Scotia) and raced in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. O'Brien crashed the car at Mosport in July 1974 and it was rebuilt on a new monocoque in time for Sanair two weeks later. It was advertised in December 1974 as "ex-Scheckter" with spares that included a monocoque, presumably the one damaged at Mosport. O'Brien recalls that he sold the car back to Opert. Unknown in 1975, but to Dean Lundgreen (Milwaukee, WI) for 1976, when he scored eight points in Central Division Formula B, and 1977, when he scored 18 points and qualified for the Runoffs. To Ron Drew (Milwaukee, WI) and fitted with a Cosworth BDJ for Formula C in 1978 and 1979, then to Tim Joyce April 1980, then to Greg Dauterman (Fond du Lac, WI) February 1981 and used in Formula Continental up to June 1985. Dauterman sold it Bill Schley at Schley Motor Cars in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and from him it was sold to Jurg Dubler in Switzerland in January 1990. Then sold to Jody Scheckter in June 1999, and picked up by Kerry Adams who then looked after his cars. It has since been immaculately restored to original conditon, and is in the care of Sam Kendle of Kendle Adams Motorsport Limited at Scheckter's Laverstoke Park Farm in Hampshire.
  41. Chevron B27 [27-74-17] (Peter W. Broeker): Chevron build record says sold to Peter Broeker, June 1974. This car was destroyed in a trailer fire in late 1974 on the way to Trois Rivieres.
  42. Winkelmann WDF2 (Lee Sacks): For the 1971 season, Renault Inc acquired a new Winkelmann WDF2 (the Formula Ford model) and fitted a Renault R16 engine for IMSA's Formula 100. The car was driven by Lee Sacks, the racing director of Team Renault, in IMSA F100 and then converted to SCCA Formula B with a 162 bhp 1600cc Renault Gordini 807-G hemi engine. It ran in this form in the SCCA pro FB races that supported the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in 1973 and 1974. Lee does not remember who the car was then sold to.
  43. Rondel M1 [203] (Peter Symonds): The car raced by Tim Schenken for Motul Rondel in F2 in 1973, and believed to be the same car all season. Then sold via Fred Opert to Stutz Plaisted Racing, and raced for the team by Peter Symonds (Salem, MA). Symonds car in SCCA Formula B during 1974 ws entered as a Cheetah, but when he appeared for the SCCA Formula B race that supported the US GP at Watkins Glen in October 1974, his car was given as a Rondel M1. The car was apparently owned by Plaisted's father, John Floyd Plaisted, and it was still in his possession when he died in February 1979. Many of his cars were sold at auction in December 1979, and the Rondel was bought by Bob Connearney (Andover, MA) and retained by him. It still has the Ford twin cam engine it would have used in Formula B in 1974. Robert Connearney passed away in June 2020, and his collection of cars was offered for sale by Clarke Taylor at Historic Motor Sports (Candia, NH). The unrestored and heavily corroded Rondel was on display at a a VSCCA event at Lime Rock in July 2020, still in its Stutz Plaisted Racing livery, and still wearing its original 203 chassis plate.
  44. Brabham BT40 [11] (Bob Kime): The car raced by Bertil Roos for Fred Opert Racing in 1973 went to Bob Kime for 1974, and was used in Formula C, Kime accumulating 32 points in Northeast Division FC and finishing second at the Runoffs. In early 1975, it was bought by Gary Wallace (Hebron, IN), and raced by him as a Formula B until 1979. Wallace then retained it until the spring of 1990, when he sold it to Cameron McArthur who used it in RMVR events in the Colorado area. It went to Terry Allard in 2000 or 2001, then Bill Swope (Albuquerque, NM) in 2004, and then to Phil Franzone in Australia in April 2010.
  45. March 722 (Max Sebba): Max Sebba (Sandy Springs, GA) appeared on the entry list for the 1974 US GP Formula B support race at Watkins Glen with a white/red/gold March 722, but did not arrive. He then raced a March of some description in Florida SCCA Nationals and Regionals in 1975 and 1976. He did not score points in Southeast Division Formula B in 1974 or 1975, despite winning his class at the Palm Beach National in August 1975, presumably because there were not enough FB cars present to form a class. He finished third in class in 1976 in a "March", and attended the Runoffs, where his car was given in some reports as a March "722/32", but a photograph of his car at the Runoffs shows that he was driving a Chevron B29. He was third in class again in 1977, again with a "March", but at the Runoffs that year, the SCCA recorded his car as a March 75B. Whether he had a different March at some point during this time remains a puzzle. Although a member of the SCCA's Atlanta Region, Sebba sometimes gave his home town as Jacksonville, Florida, and on one occasion as "Tax Beach, Fl".
  46. 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.
  47. March 73B (Skip Barber): Warren Ogden III (North Andover, MA) raced a March 73B in SCCA Nationals in 1973 and 1974. Only a handful of his appearances are known, but it is likely he ran in other events, but too far back to be reported. The car was maintained by Bob Fletcher's Fast Co. in Marblehead, Ma, with help from Norm Marx and Chris Wallach, and Fletcher alerted Bobby Reen (Springfield, MA) when the car was for sale in January 1975. Reen recalls that Skip Barber had rented it from Ogden for the Colombo Yogurt Formula B race at Watkins Glen in October 1973. Reen ran the car in four SCCA Nationals in 1975, and a few Regionals, winning all of those. He sold the car "to a guy in New Jersey or Maryland" in early 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  48. March 71BM (David Westgate): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario) raced a #9/#8 red-and-white March 71BM in Canadian Formula B in 1973, with support from Tangent Travel Ltd. When Huband advertised the March, together with his older Brabham BT29, in CMB in September 1973, he said it had five races from new. Sold to Norm Joy (Montréal, Quebec) for 1974, with support from T.G.Yachts of Canada Ltd, but he failed to qualify at the opening race, and then skipped the second round. Then to David Westgate (Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec) for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Organisers entry list [OMH], Organisers result sheet [OMH], Organisers grid sheet [OMH], Organisers qualifying times [OMH], Formula [Feb 1975], Chevron build records and March 74B build records.