SCCA National (Cincinnati Region)

Mid-Ohio, 19 Jul 1969

1 Kenneth Neilsen Merlyn - Ford twin cam
20 1st in FB
2 John Marshall (FC) 1.1-litre Lola T55 [BRJ63] - Cosworth
20 1st in FC
3 Skip Barber (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent
20 1st in FF
4 Jim Clarke (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
20 2nd in FF
5 Bill Scott (FF) 1.6-litre Royale RP2 [RP26] - Ford Kent
20 3rd in FF
6 Gib Kugel Crosslé 12F - Ford twin cam
20 2nd in FB
7 Mike Hayman Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#1 (see note 1)
20 3rd in FB
8 Pete Helferich (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
20 4th in FF
9 Jim Trueman (FF) 1.6-litre Bobsy - Ford Kent
20 5th in FF
10 Allen Treuhaft (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT10 [F2-5-64] - Ford Cosworth SCA
#77 (see note 2)
20 2nd in FC
11 Dick Allen (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
6th in FF
12 Gary Weber (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford Kent
7th in FF
13 N Sandborn (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford Kent
8th in FF
14 Dale Williams (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61E - Ford Kent
9th in FF
15 Tom Reddy (FF) 1.6-litre Winkelmann - Ford
10th in FF
16 Jim Jenkins (FF) 1.6-litre Winkelmann - Ford
11th in FF
17 Kenny Siler (FC) Lotus
3rd in FC
18 John Spreck (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford Kent
12th in FF
19 Wes Wilson (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
13th in FF
20 D Shock (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent
14th in FF
21 Edwin Cromwell (FF) 1.6-litre unknown - Ford Kent
15th in FF
22 E P Dickinson (FF) 1.6-litre Alexis Mk14 - Ford Kent
16th in FF
23 Benny McCoin (FC) 1.1-litre Crosslé 6F [C6/F65/22] - NSU
4th in FC
24 Doug Turner (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper - Ford
5th in FC
R Joe Gillespie Forjay (Formcar) - Porsche
#21 (see note 3)
11 FB
R Brice Glendenning (FC) Lotus 18
7 FC
R Alex Farnsley (FF) 1.6-litre unknown - Ford Kent
7 FF
R Jim Stevens (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
5 FF
R Thomas Richmond Lotus - Ford twin cam
3 FB
R Fred Harris (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford Broadspeed
#84 (see note 4)
2 FC
R Peter Quenet (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
2 FF
R Reg Howell (FF) 1.6-litre unknown - Ford Kent
1 FF
DNS Ken Beckmann (FF) 1.6-litre Bobsy - Ford Kent
Did not start
DNS Dexter Farley (FC) Brabham BT18
Did not start
DNS John R Babchek Cooper T76 [T75 F2-4-65] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#31 (see note 5)
Did not start
DNS John Lombard Lotus 22 - Ford twin cam
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT21C (Mike Hayman): Mike Hayman (Washington, DC) raced a Brabham BT21C occasionally in Formula B in 1968 and 1969. He scored just nine points in NEDiv in 1968, and four in 1969, and none of his Pro race entries in the orange-and-blue Brabham resulted in starts. He advertised the car as a BT21C with Vegantune engine in CP&A 30 August 1969. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT10 [F2-5-64] (Allen Treuhaft): Bought by Frenchman Jacques Maglia for F2 in 1964 but Maglia did not like the car and in September, he swapped it for David Prophet's Lotus 32. Prophet had also bought a BT10 so kept F2-5-64 as a rental car; it was driven by Syd Fox at Snetteron in late September and then by Bill Bradley, Bruno Deserti and Peter Sutcliffe in F2 in 1965. Raced again by Bradley in early 1966, but last seen in F2 in July 1966. Sold via Fred Opert to Eva H Kirk (Toledo, Ohio), and raced for her by Allen Treuhaft (Toledo, Ohio) in Central Division Formula C from 1967 to 1969, still using its SCA engine. Treuhaft recalls that the car was bought late 1966 or early 1967 from Opert to replace a Cooper that had become obsolete since the arrival of the ex-F2 SCA engines. Treuhaft ran the car in Opert's colours of yellow with a wide blue stripe. When raced by Treuhaft, the car was fitted with one of two special Cosworth SCA engines built for Team Lotus with Lucas fuel injection. History then unknown until 1972 when its SCCA Log Book shows that it was sold by Harry C. Kahn to F. Nelson Petrey and raced at Lime Rock, Bryar and Watkins Glen. It was later purchased from the Franklin Institute (Philadelphia Transportation museum) by Ian Carpenter who sold it to Rafael Costa. The car was maintained by David Irwin (Evergreen, CO) for Costa but at the time believed to be a BT16. Later acquired by Irwin. Sold to Mark Shillingburg (Evergreen, CO) late 2007.
  3. Forjay (Formcar) (Joe Gillespie): Joe Gillespie (Dayton, OH) drove a 'Forjay' Formula B special in 1968, built from an improved Formcar chassis and what Gillespie described in an advert in CP&A 28 Dec 1969 as a Porsche 912 engine. He kept the car for 1969.
  4. Brabham BT21B (Fred Harris): Frederick D. Harris (New York, NY) raced a Brabham in NEDiv Formula C in 1969. It was later identified in a Fred Opert advert as a BT21B with a Broadspeed engine, presumably its original Ford F3 engine, that had been rebuilt at the Brabham factory the previous winter. That would imply that the car spent 1968 racing in Europe. Nothing more known.
  5. Cooper T76 [T75 F2-4-65] (John R Babchek): New to Tyrrell Racing Organisation for John Surtees to race in F2 in 1965. Raced later in the season by Bob Bondurant and Chris Amon. To Reg Howell (Dayton, OH) May 1966 to be used in SCCA racing. Sold to Dick Leppla (Cleveland Hgts, OH), fitted with a Cosworth twin cam and Colotti T46 5-speed gearbox and entered in Formula B events for David Dours (Hudson, OH) in 1967, but described by them as a T76. It was one of the quickest FB cars in the east of the US at the start of 1967 and Dours won at Cumberland in May but it was no match for Chuck Dietrich's brand new McLaren M4A in Central Division. Later fitted with a Vegantune engine and won at Mid-Ohio in September. To John R. Babchek (Romulus, MI) for CenDiv Formula B from 1968 to 1970. He advertised the car in June 1970 as an "ex-Surtees team car" with Vegantune engine, and again in April 1974 when it was just described as a T76 rolling chassis . History unknown until bought by Murray Batson (Australia) in 1979. Then via Bruce Sutton 1981 and Murray Richards (Murrumbeena, Victoria) 1992 to Bob Harborow (Camberwell, Victoria) 1994.


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Individual sources for this event

CP&A? Full results sheet [S243]