SCCA National (Washington Region)

Marlboro Motor Speedway, 13 Apr 1969

1 Bruce Klussmann Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/36] - Alfa Romeo GTA
1st in FB
2 Chuck Schroedel (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 - Cosworth SCC
#5 (see note 1)
1st in FC
3 George Garrett (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
1st in FA
4 George Faraghan Crosslé 12F - Ford twin cam
2nd in FB
5 Jim Kauffman (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
1st in FF
6 Dick Allen (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
2nd in FF
7 Bill Rutan (FC) 1-litre Tecno 69/FC - Ford Cosworth SCA
2nd in FC
8 Skip Barber (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent
3rd in FF
9 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
2nd in FA
10 Randolph Wycoff (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
-1 4th in FF
11 Harry Reynolds (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford Cosworth MAE
#27 (see note 2)
-1 3rd in FC
12 Peter W Nye Brabham BT18 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#35 (see note 3)
-1 3rd in FB
13 Bob Sundmacher (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11 - Ford
-1 5th in FF
14 Bill Menz (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
-1 6th in FF
15 Wes Wilson (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
-1 7th in FF
16 Gene Mason (FC) Tecno
-1 4th in FC
17 Howard Brown Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#69 (see note 4)
-1 4th in FB
18 Bill Whitaker (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
-2 8th in FF
19 Victor Franzese Lola T63 [SL61/6] - Ford twin cam
#13 (see note 5)
-4 5th in FB
R Bill Campbell (FC) Cooper
R Rick Mansfield (FC) Brabham BT15
R Lee Sacks (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper T75 - Renault Gordini
#1 (see note 6)
R Robert P Smith (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
R Camilo Blanco (FC) Lotus
R Mike Hayman Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#3 (see note 7)

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT18 (Chuck Schroedel): 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Brabham BT18 (Peter W Nye): Peter Nye (Ann Arbor, MI) bought a Brabham BT18 rolling chassis from Fred Opert for the 1969 season. Opert fitted a used Vegantune twin cam engine to it for Formula B, but the engine kept bending valves and Nye rarely finished a race. After returning the Vegantune to Opert, he bought an HRE engine from Gus Hutchinson for the 1970 season but did not have much more success. Nye does not recall whether he sold that car privately, but may have traded it to Joe Grimaldi's Race Shop for his next car, a Brabham BT29. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. 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.
  5. Lola T63 [SL61/6] (Victor Franzese): New to the MRP team for 1966, this car was primarily raced by Richard Attwood, but also raced once each by David Hobbs and Alan Rees. It then went to Ian Ashley for F3 in 1967, but he rarely appeared in the car. It then appears to have been exported to the US, and is thought to be the "Lola T63" bought from Fred Opert by Victor Franzese (Watkins Glen, NY), and raced in SCCA Northeast Division Formula B in 1968 and 1969. Advertised by Glen Racing Ltd (Montour Falls, NY) in February 1970 as "Lola T-63 Formula B. Excellent condition, Ex-Surtees - Attwood". The ex-Surtees attribution would make sense if this car had previously been chassis 60/3. Vic recalls that he sold it to Bob Tinker (Itahca, NY), and that he sold it to someone in Florida. Subsequent history unknown, but believed to be the car acquired from William E Anderson Jnr (Boca Raton, FL) by William Schlossnagel (El Cajon, CA) c1983, and then sold to Rob Shanahan (San Diego, CA) c1993. To Robs Lamplough (London) 2012.
  6. Cooper T75 (Lee Sacks): Lee Sacks (Owings Hills, MD) bought an ex-F2 Cooper from a dealer in Annapolis, MD, fitted a 1100cc Renault Gordini engine and raced it in Formula C in 1968, 1969 and 1970. Photographs appear to show a 1965 Cooper T75 but the car's movements in 1966 and 1967 are as yet unknown. Lee moved into IMSA Formula 100 in 1971, and does not remember who he sold the Cooper to.
  7. 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.


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.

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Individual sources for this event

The Straightpipe, June 1969, page 9.