SCCA National (North Carolina Region)

Virginia International Raceway, 27 Apr 1969

1 Steve Durst (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8

2 Howard Brown Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#69 (see note 1)
1st in FB
3 Bill Rutan (FC) 1-litre Tecno 69/FC - Ford Cosworth SCA
1st in FC
4 Chuck Schroedel (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT18 - Cosworth SCC
#75 (see note 2)
2nd in FC
5 Harry Reynolds (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT15 - Ford Cosworth MAE
#27 (see note 3)
23 3rd in FC
6 Camilo Blanco (FC) Lotus 22/35
4th in FC
7 Wes Wilson (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
1st in FF
8 Bill Campbell (FC) Cooper
5th in FC
R Hugh Kleinpeter Beach T-11 [103] - Ford twin cam
R Nick Craw Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 4)
R George Garrett (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
R Bill Scott (FF) 1.6-litre Alexis - Ford Kent
R Lee Sacks (FC) 1.1-litre Cooper T75 - Renault Gordini
#1 (see note 5)
R Gene Mason (FC) Tecno

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT21C (Nick Craw): Nick Craw (Washington, DC) had a Brabham BT21C for FB in 1968, but appeared rarely at National level, his only points in NEDiv FB coming from a third place at Virginia International Raceway on 29 Sep 1968, right at the end of the regular season. He had entered Lime Rock's Pro race four weeks earlier but did not start and may not have been present. He also finished second in two SCCA Regionals at Marlboro in October and November. Craw, now President & CEO of ACCUS, confirms that he traded the BT21C back to Fred Opert for his new BT29s in 1969 so this BT21C must be the car that he raced in early 1969.
  5. 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.


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Individual sources for this event

Full results available on the VIR History website: http://www.virhistory.com/vir/69-apr/69-apr-res.html