SCCA National (Indiana NW Region)

Blackhawk Farms, 13 Jul 1969

1 Steve Brownstein Chevron B15b [FB-69-6?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#22 (see note 1)
21 1st in FB
2 Dick DeJarld (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 12 - Chevrolet V8
21 1st in FA
3 John Marshall (FC) 1.1-litre Lola T55 [BRJ63] - Cosworth
21 1st in FC
4 John Hood (F5000) 5-litre Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8
2nd in FA
5 Bill Scott (FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP2 [RP26] - Ford Kent
1st in FF
6 Jim Clarke (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
2nd in FF
7 Hamilton Vose (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 11 - Chevrolet V8
3rd in FA
8 Pete Helferich (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
3rd in FF
9 Dan Fowler (FF) 1.6-litre Beach - Ford Kent
4th in FF
10 John Spreck (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford Kent
5th in FF
11 Gary Weber (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford Kent
6th in FF
12 Peter Quenet (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
7th in FF
13 Kenny Siler (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 22 - Ford
2nd in FC
14 Harold V Zimdars (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell D9 - Ford Kent
8th in FF
15 James Halverson (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
9th in FF
16 James King (FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP2 - Ford Kent
10th in FF
17 Wes Wilson (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
11th in FF
18 Jim Trueman (FF) 1.6-litre Bobsy - Ford Kent
12th in FF
19 Don McCoin (FC) 1.1-litre Crosslé 6F [C6/F65/22] - NSU
3rd in FC
20 Harry Leyman (FC) Quantum
4th in FC
21 Bob Floeck (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford Kent
13th in FF
R Bill Menz (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford

R Karl Kohnke Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#6 (see note 2)
R Larry Skeels (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford
#74 (see note 3)
12 5th in FC
R Gib Kugel Crosslé 12F - Ford twin cam
R Alex Farnsley (FF) 1.6-litre unknown - Ford Kent
R Evan Noyes Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam
#75 (see note 4)
R Ken Beckmann (FF) 1.6-litre Bobsy - Ford Kent
R "Bud" Jackson Cyclone - Alfa Romeo
1 accident ("flipped end over end"; "destroyed")
R Dale Williams (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61E - Ford Kent
DNS Robert Nunemacher Alexis Mk 9 [TR2]
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B15b [FB-69-6?] (Steve Brownstein): Steven Brownstein (Hewlett, NY) had a blue Chevron B15B for Formula B in 1969. He raced in the Pro series but also took 25 pts in Northeast Division FB racing. Brownstein retained the car for 1970, but blew his engine at Brainerd in August and was not seen again. Steve Brownstein cannot remember who he sold his Chevron to, but doubts that it went back to Opert. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT21C (Karl Kohnke): Karl Kohnke (Chicago, IL) raced a blue #6 Brabham BT21C in SCCA Nationals and Regionals in the western part of Central Division during 1969. He ended the CenDiv FB season with 15 points for a second place behind Fred Opert at Milwaukee in June and a class win at Blackhawk Farms in August. He also won a Regional at Blackhawk Farms. The SCCA points table identified his Brabham as a BT21C. Nothing more known.
  3. Brabham BT21B (Larry Skeels): Larry Skeels (Madison, WI, later Rockford, IL) raced a Brabham in Formula C from 1969 to 1971 (or later). The car was identified on several occasions as a BT21B and on one late occasion as a 1000cc car, implying it had been 1000cc all along so probably using its original Ford-based Cosworth MAE engine. Nothing more known.
  4. Brabham BT18 (Evan Noyes): Evan Noyes Jr drove a #75 Brabham BT18 in Central Division and Midwest Division SCCA Nationals in 1969. His home town was given as Indianapolis, IN during 1969, then Carmel, IN in early 1970, then Cedarville, Michigan later in 1970. His car was usually just called a Brabham, but the results sheet for the National at Blackhawk Farms in July identified it as a BT18, and several press releases also said it was a BT18. Noyes ran a Brabham BT29 as part of Fred Opert Racing in 1970, so the BT18 may have been traded to Opert. Subsequent history unknown.


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Individual sources for this event

Competition Press & Autoweek 2 Aug 1969 p7. Full results. [S049]