SCCA National (New York Region)

Lime Rock, 26 May 1972

1 Paul Keeler March 722 [20] - Ford twin cam
#38 Analube March (see note 1)
33 1st in FB
2 Mike Rand March 71BM [15] - Ford twin cam
#37 Analube March (see note 2)
33 2nd in FB
3 Donald A. Adley Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam Hart
#1 (see note 3)
33 3rd in FB
4 Frank Del Vecchio March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam
#39 Analube March (see note 4)
33 4th in FB
5 Richard Bonchek BarrCarr
32 5th in FB
6 Ray Heppenstall (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale VW
31 1st in FSV
7 Harry Reynolds (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT29 [25] - Cosworth SCC
31 1st in FC
8 Thomas B Hilliar (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 41C [41C-F3-33] - Ford Piper
31 2nd in FC
9 Earl Nicewarner (FSV) 1.6-litre Nickle VW
31 2nd in FSV
10 Charles "Chuck" Hansen Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#75 (see note 5)
31 6th in FB
11 Don Maguire (FSV) 1.6-litre Phoenix VW
30 3rd in FSV
12 Phil Raeder (FC) 1-litre Lotus 35 - Ford Cosworth SCA
30 3rd in FC
13 Arreed Barabasz (FC) Tecno
29 4th in FC
14 Ted Roman (FSV) 1.6-litre Zeitler VW
29 4th in FSV
15 Bob Hebert Lotus 69 [71/69.4.FB] - Ford twin cam
#91 (see note 6)
29 7th in FB
16 Walter Handley (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T250 VW
28 5th in FSV
17 Gene Stanton (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/40] - Chevrolet V8
28 31m 00.7s
82.88 mph
18 F Nelson Petry (FC) Brabham
R Chuck Dietrich March 722 - Ford twin cam
#31 (see note 7)
R Ronald Light Lotus

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 [20] (Paul Keeler): Paul Keeler (Greenwich, CT) raced a #38 white-and-green March 722 in NEDiv SCCA Nationals and some Pro FB races in 1972. He was sponsored by Analube, and entered by Gracie Racing Enterprise Ltd of Greenwich, CT. Retained for 1973, when Keeler drove the Analube March at Lime Rock in July. In 1974 it was raced by Gerald Lieberg (Milford, CT) at a few SCCA races, and at the Watkins Glen Pro race. He continued to race the car in New England in 1975, 1976 and 1977. For 1978, it was bought from Lieberg by Jimmy Santos (Sunnyvale, CA), and rebuilt by Newman-Dreager to 76B specification. He raced it until 1982, and then sold it in April 1983 to Richard Lempe (aka Rick Sutherland). Lempe sold it in December 1984 to John Hafkenschiel (Palo Alto, CA), who kept it until January 1996 when it was sold to Keith Lively. Sold to a further owner in June 2001.
  2. March 71BM [15] (Mike Rand): New to US dealer Joe Grimaldi and supplied in red bodywork. New to Mike Rand (Greenwich, CT) in time for the SCCA Runoffs, where he crashed in practice. Raced in Pro FB and SCCA Nationals in 1972. Sold to Charlie Gibson (Poughkeepsie, NY) for 1973, and again raced in Pro FB and in SCCA Nationals. Retained again for 1974, when it was run in the Canadian series in 73B specification. Also raced more rarely in 1975, before Gibson advertised it in early 1976. According to current owner Simon Perkins, it was sold for 1976 to "Eric Schneider who only did a few events and then neglected the car when he went off to college". In 1989, Charlie Gibson reacquired the car and resold it to Chris Smith, who had it refurbished by Derek Matthews at Ark Racing in 1989/1990. After racing it occasionally, Smith sold it to Perkins (North Newington, Oxfordshire) who did a few US Vintage races in 2002 and 2003 before bringing the car back to the UK in 2004. He has since raced it in HSCC and European F2 races.
  3. Lotus 69B (Donald A. Adley): Donald A Adley (Hamden, CT) bought a Formula B Lotus 69 with Hart twin cam engine from Jacques Couture for 1971, and raced it in the Formula B class of the SCCA North Atlantic Road Racing Championship that season. This is likely to have been Dave McConnell's 1970 Lotus 59/69. Adley was first seen in a race at Thompson in August 1971, where he won overall, and then raced it in two rounds at Lime Rock in October. He reappeared with the car in 1972, racing in the opening two Nationals of the NEDiv season at Lime Rock in May and Thompson in June. He was then entered in the Pro FB race at Lime Rock in July, but his car was hit at the start. The Lotus sustained rear end damage and Adley suffered spinal injuries. He sold the car not long after and recalls that the new owner repaired it and did well with it. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. March 712M [71BM-2?] (Frank Del Vecchio): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in British Formula Atlantic at the start of the season, winning at Oulton Park 21 March, and then in the SCCA Pro Formula B series. The car was often described as a 712M but it seems more likely that he used the same 712BM all season. Also raced with a BDA in the Formula A race at Lime Rock in Sep and in one round of the Canadian series. Sold via Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and used in NEDiv FB and in a couple of rounds of the Pro series. Sold back via Joe Grimaldi at the end of 1972; Frank thinks it went to a Canadian, and it is very likely to have been the car driven by Ken Huband, Norm Joy and David Westgate in 1973 and 1974. Sold to Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec) to replace the 71BM he lost in a transporter fire in 1974. Significantly modified in 1976 as the Lanaro Special with triangular sidepods, a different nose, and with its Cosworth BDA engine laid on its side. This car went through many evolutions, and was still being raced by Lanaro right up to 1995 when it was used in a vintage event. Lanaro eventually rebuilt to original 71BM specification about 1999. In late 2018, it was part of a package of cars bought from Lanaro by David Clubine (Brantford, ON), and was sold to a collector in Ontario.
  5. Brabham BT29 (Charles "Chuck" Hansen): Charles 'Chuck' Hansen (Tenafly, NJ) raced a yellow #75 Brabham BT29 in Northeast Division Formula B in 1972. Then to Erv Falk (Westport, CT), and raced by James R Modrall (Westport, CT) in Northeast Division Formula B in 1973, entered by Falk Racing. Falk then acquired Hansen's newer March 722 for Modrall in 1974, and the BT29 was entered for Jeff Gay (Norwalk, CT) in NEDiv Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Lotus 69 [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. Sold to George Liebman Jr (New York, NY), who raced it in New England Region NARRC Formula B at Lime Rock in April 1973, but it appears it was borrowed back by Hebert for the Lime Rock National on 7 July where he raced it with Liebman's entry number #77. Then raced by Liebman 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. 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".
  7. March 722 (Chuck Dietrich): Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) raced a blue-and-white #30 or #31 March 722 in CenDiv and NEDiv Formula B and some Pro races in 1972. Photographs suggest this was the car raced by Freddy van Beuren in the Formula B race at Caracas in February 1973. 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

SCCA Sanction 72-N-21FP. Full results sheet kindly provided by Fred McDonald.