SCCA National (New England Region)

Bryar Motorsport Park, 31 Aug 1969

1 Peter Rehl (F5000) 5-litre Cooper T90 [F1C/3.69] - Chevrolet V8

2 Bob Esseks (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-09] - Chevrolet V8
#0 (see note 1)

3 Roger Barr (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/39] - Chevrolet V8

4 Jim Grob Chevron B15b [FB-69-4?] - Ford twin cam
#77 (see note 2)

5 Bill Rutan (FC) 1-litre Tecno 69/FC - Ford Cosworth SCA

6 Chuck Schroedel (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B [15] - Ford Cosworth SCA

7 Wayne Ricciardi (FC) Brabham BT21B
#24 (see note 3)

8 Ken Duclos Brabham BT21A [4] - Ford twin cam
#34 (see note 4)

9 Mike Rand (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 - Cosworth SCC
#17 (see note 5)

10 Harry Reynolds (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford Cosworth MAE
#27 (see note 6)

11 Howard Brown Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#69 (see note 7)

12 Tom deLoughry (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford
#25 (see note 8)

13 Bud Link (FC) Cooper

14 Thomas B Hilliar (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper T75 [F2-5-65] - Ford Piper

15 Don Flores Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#58 (see note 9)
did not finish
16 Barton Brownstein (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford Cosworth MAE
#79 (see note 10)

17 David McClumpha (FC) Brabham BT18
(see note 11)

R R Theall (FC) Saab Special

R B Kane (FC) Stanguellini

R Skip Barber Tecno 69/FB - Ford twin cam

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M10A [300-09] (Bob Esseks): See full history: McLaren M10A 300-09.
  2. Chevron B15b [FB-69-4?] (Jim Grob): Jim Grob (Ft Lauderdale, FL but later Pompano Beach, CA) raced a Chevron B15b in Pro racing in 1969 and also scored 24 points in Northeast Division FB, representing Northern New Jersey Region. He retained the car for 1970 and again for 1971, then mainly focusing his efforts on SCCA Divisional racing in Southeast Division. He finished second to Hugh Kleinpeter's sister car in 1970 but then won the Division in 1971. He changed to a new Chevron B20 for 1972.
  3. Brabham BT21B (Wayne Ricciardi): Wayne Ricciardi (N. Haldon, NJ) raced a Brabham in Formula C in 1969, this being his first season after completing driving school. His Brabham was identified in a Fred Opert Racing advert as a BT21B. It was last seen at Virginia International Raceway in September 1969 when Ricciardi crashed and broke his leg. The Brabham was described as heavily damaged. Ricciardi drove a BT21 in 1970 and it is not clear whether this was the same car.
  4. Brabham BT21A [4] (Ken Duclos): Sold new to Lou Sell (Fullerton, CA) and first seen in the Pro Formula B race at War Bonnet in late June where Sell qualified on pole and finished second. Then raced in SCCA Regionals and occasional Nationals in California, and in the pro races at Mont-Tremblant and Lake Tahoe at the end of the season. Sold to Sell's backer Dick Smothers (Woodland Hills, CA) for 1968, although Sell also raced it in one SoPac National early that year. To Fred Opert late 1968 in part-exchange for a new Chevron and from him on to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for 1969. Duclos believes he returned it to Opert at the end of 1969 when he acquired his new BT29 and it next turns up in 1971 with John Sorbello (Lafayette, MA) who widened the cockpit section into a two-seater and added a Chevron B16 body. However, it is possible that the dates of this are wrong and that Bob Isnor (Newton, MA) raced it as a FB before it went to Sorbello. Later to John Kauffman who thought he had bought a Chevron and then to Joe Maria (White Plains, NY) in the early 1990s. It was restored by David Irwin to BT21A spec and was still with Maria in 2007. To Bob Lima (Meadowbrook, PA) by October 2009 and later repainted in Sell's colours.
  5. Brabham BT18 (Mike Rand): Chuck Schroedel (New York, NY) raced at Brabham BT18 powered by a 1.1-litre Cosworth SCC engine in Formula C in 1968 and early 1969. He then acquired a BT21 from England and his team, Springdel Racing, then sold the BT18-SCC to Mike Rand who ran it in late 1969 before acquiring a BT21B. The BT18 went back to Springdel Racing but its later history is not yet known.
  6. Brabham BT15 (Harry Reynolds): Harry Reynolds (Pottstown, PA) drove a FC Brabham in 1968 which was identified in the Lime Rock 7 Jul 1968 results sheet as a BT15 and in the Mid-Ohio 21 Jul 1968 results sheet as having a MAE engine. Reynolds told Candian researcher Rupert Lloyd Thomas that it came from Fred Opert and was virtually new. He believed it may have been driven by Bobby Brown at some point and may originally have been bought for Ford of France. He recalls the chassis number as "3". The car went from Reynolds to Randy Neiman (Pottstown, PA), who converted it to Formula Ford. Neiman drove it in a Regional at Cumberland in July 1971. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT21C (Howard Brown): From May 1968 to September 1969, Howard Brown (Paoli, PA or Malvern, PA) raced in Pro Formula B and in NEDiv in a Brabham, identified by the Sep 1968 Lime Rock entry list as a BT21C. Brown ran as #76 in 1968 and #69 in 1969 but the colour and identity of the Brabham are not yet known.
  8. Brabham BT21B (Tom deLoughry): Thomas J. deLoughry (Cold Spring Harbor, NY) acquired a Brabham BT21B for Formula C in 1969. He retained this car through moves to North Haledon, NJ, in 1970 and Brooklyn, NY in 1972. Despite using a March 703 with 1.1-litre BDA engine in 1972, he returned to the 1-litre BT21B in 1973, and renewed his licence again in 1978, by which time he was living in Lithia, Florida, and raced the BT21B at Charlotte, Lime Rock, Roebling Road, and PBIR that season. Deloughry was 53 by this time. The subsequent history of the Brabham is unknown.
  9. Brabham BT21 (Don Flores): Don Flores (Schenectady, NY) raced a Brabham in Formula B from 1969 to 1971. By 1971, it was reported to be a BT21, and it is assumed he had the same car throughout. It appears that Flores relocated to the southeast during 1971, and he scored six points in SEDiv Formula B that season, as a member of the short-lived Gator Region, based in in Jacksonville, Florida. From 1972 to 1974, he is recorded appearing in Florida Region events at Palm Beach International Raceway, so it is likely that it is his Brabham that was registered with Florida Region with logbook number '11-067' in early 1972. That car was acquired by Wayne Mitchell (San Diego, CA) from Tony Cox (Chicago, IL) about 1990, and although it had lost its chassis plate, it had Arch Motors number AM222DC, indicating a 1967 car, and was stamped with the Florida Region number '11-067'. Mitchell sold this car to Robs Lamplough in 2011.
  10. Brabham BT15 (Barton Brownstein): Bart Brownstein (New York, NY) ran a Brabham in FC in 1968. He advertised it in CP&A 16 Nov 1968 as a Brabham BT15 with MAE engine. Nothing more known.
  11. Brabham BT18 (David McClumpha): The late Dave McClumpha (Delmar, NY) raced a Brabham in Mohawk-Hudson Region Formula C in 1969 and 1970. From photographs of the car in June 1970 kindly provided by Greg Rickes, it has been identified as a Brabham BT18 wearing BT21 front bodywork. Nothing further known.


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.

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

Pit Talk October 1969 p9, Competition Press & Autoweek 20 Sep 1969.