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Cumberland National Races (Steel Cities Region SCCA National)

Cumberland Airfield, 16 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bob Hebert Lotus 69B [71/69.4.FB] - Ford twin cam
#8 (see note 1)
28 30m 42.2s
2 Tom Outcault Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#5 2nd in FB (see note 2)
28 2nd in FB
3 Pete Sherman (F5000) 5-litre Lola T192 [HU27] - Chevrolet V8
#52
28 1st in FA
4 Bob Stanford (F5000) 5-litre McKee Mk 7 - Chevrolet V8
#98
27
5 Harry Reynolds (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT29 [25] - Cosworth SCC
#27
27 31m 31.3s
6 Tom deLoughry (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford
#25 (see note 3)
26 2nd in FC
7 Russell Freed (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford
#6 (see note 4)
26 3rd in FC
8 Fred Ashplant (FC) 1-litre March 703 [2] - Ford Lucas
#47 (see note 5)
26
9 Ronald Light (FC) Alexis
#81
26
10 James Briody (FC) Brabham BT15
#24
24
11 Robert Wexhaler (FC) Brabham BT15
#99
18
R Dick Stockton (F5000) 5-litre Vulcan - Chevrolet V8
#71
19
R Carl Whitney (FC) 1-litre Lotus 32 - Ford Cosworth SCA
#33 (see note 6)
16
R Myron Yoho (FA) De Tomaso
#23
22
R Mike Rand Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#37 (see note 7)
0

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lotus 69B [71/69.4.FB] (Bob Hebert): New to "J Silver" in March 1971 with red bodywork according to the Lotus built record. This would have been John Silver, owner of the Barrington House restauarant in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, who sponsored Bob Hebert (Monterey, MA). Raced by Hebert in Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1971 and 1972. Although no results have yet been found for Hebert in 1973, he scored two points in the NEDiv points table that season. Sold to George Liebman Jr (New York, NY), who raced it in New England Region NARRC Formula B at Lime Rock in April 1973, and then at a New York Region SCCA Regional at Bridgehampton in October 1973, having earlier been entered in such a car for the Pro FB race that supported the Grand Prix at Watkins Glen. The car was entered by Liebman as #77. Subsequent history unknown, but Jeff Hailand (Clayton, MO) ran a Formula B Lotus 69 in historic racing between 2014 and 2018 that was registered with the Lotus Formula Ford Register as chassis "71/69/4FB".
  2. Chevron B17b (Tom Outcault): Fred Opert ran a team five-car team in 1970 which included a Chevron B17b for himself and a sister car for Mike Eyerly. Opert's personal car was sold to Tom Outcault (Cranford, NJ) for 1971 who used it in NEDiv events and also in the Pro race at Road America in Aug 1971. Last seen when advertised by Outcault in November 1971. According to Chris Townsend's research, Outcault's car went to Frank Sangiorgio in 1972 or 1973, then Carmelo Crisafuli (Great Neck, NY) in 1974. RJ Nelkin (Roslyn, NY) bought the car in 1975, and raced it in SCCA and EMRA events. Nelkin cannot recall where it went next, but this would presumably be the "ex-Opert" car advertised by Roy Aber (Penn Hills, PA) in October 1976. Aber was still racing a Chevron in late 1978, presumably this car. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.
  4. Brabham BT21B (Russell Freed): Russell Freed (McKees Rock, PA) raced a Brabham in SCCA Formula C from 1970 to 1975. In 1972, he had moved to Coraopolis, PA and was entered by Bonnie Freed. He qualified for the Runoffs in 1970, where his car was identified on the entry list as a Brabham BT21B.
  5. March 703 [2] (Fred Ashplant): Described in March records as a Works F3 for Tom Walkinshaw, first run in early June 1970 and in Petonyer colours. Raced by Walkinshaw until he crashed it heavily at Brands Hatch at the end of August. Rebuilt on a new frame and presumably the car that Walkinshaw raced at Thruxton in November, his first race since the Thruxton accident. Almost certainly the car sold to Fred Ashplant (Wayne, NJ) and raced in SCCA Formula C in 1971, fitted with a 1000cc Lucas engine. However, at the Runoffs at Road Atlanta in November, Ashplant drove Walter Nelson's car, equipped with a 1100cc BDA built by Vegantune. In 1972, Tom Watson (Richardson, TX) acquired 703/2 and used it in Formula C at a few SCCA events in Southwest Division. He won the division in 1972, against minor opposition, and also qualified for the Runoffs in 1973. In 1974, the car was raced at least once in Nationals by "household engineer" Karen Watson (Richardson, TX), which was sufficient to qualify for the Runoffs. She placed 13th at Road Atlanta, the only woman out of the 440 qualifiers. In March 1975, the car went to David Carter (Tulsa, OK), and he won the Mid-Am Regional title in the car in 1975. He advertised it in December 1977 when it had a SCA engine, but still a Hewland Mk 8 gearbox. It was sold to Gerry Strickfaden (Los Alamos, NM) February 1978, who converted it to C Sports Racing specification with a Datsun engine. Acquired by Ben Treadway (Roswell, GA) from a friend in Atlanta, GA in 1984, and raced briefly as a CSR. In 1990, the car was restored to F3 specification for him by David Irwin, and raced once in SVRA in 1992. Sold in January 2005 to Patric Capon (Bickley, Kent). Sold by Capon in March 2009 to John Counsell (Coleby, Lincolnshire), who raced it in Historic F3 in 2010-2011. Counsell sold it in June 2012 to Simon Armer, who raced it in HF3 from 2013 onwards.
  6. Lotus 32 (Carl Whitney): Carl Whitney (Forge Village, Mass) raced a Lotus 32 in SCCA Formula C from 1970 to 1972. He had bought the car from Bill Rutan, one of two that Rutan acquired, and it was still in quite original condition when he received it. Ray Gorski Jr acquired it for 1973, again in FC, and it was raced in Formula B by John Stowe in 1974. Stowe advertised it with a fuel-injected Hart twin cam but also with its original SCA engine. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Brabham BT29 (Mike Rand): Matt Spitzley (then from Aspen, CO), had a Brabham BT29 for 1970 entered by his Spitzford Racing team (Detroit, Michigan). For 1971 the car was sold to Mike Rand (Riverside, CT/Greenwich, CT) who raced it in NEDiv FB, finishing third overall. It then went to Peter Regna in New Jersey for 1972, after which Regna recalls selling it to Ken Duclos. Duclos, however, does not remember buying it.

Sources

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' original 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

The Steel Cities Drift June 1971 (Vol 17 No 7) p21 contained full results. Also Competition Press & Autoweek 5 Jun 1971 p11. [WG2022]