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SCCA National (New England Region)

Thompson Speedway, 11 Jun 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Outcault March 722 - Ford twin cam
#3 Troco Racing, Cranford, NJ (see note 1)
28 1st in FB
2 Ken Duclos Brabham BT29 [2] - Ford twin cam
#34 KayDee Automotive Engr g, Inc, Acton
(see note 2)
28 2nd in FB
3 Mike Rand March 71BM [15] - Ford twin cam
#37 Gracie Racing Ent Ltd, Greenwich, CT
(see note 3)
3rd in FB
4 Frank Del Vecchio March 712M [71BM-2?] - Ford twin cam
#39 Gracie Racing Ent Ltd, Greenwich, CT
(see note 4)
4th in FB
5 Warren Ogden March 712M [15] - Ford twin cam Hart
#43 Warren Greene Ogden, III (see note 5)
5th in FB
6 Richard Bonchek BarrCarr
#41 Dick Boncek
6th in FB
7 Ray Heppenstall (FSV) 1.6-litre Royale RP9 VW
#50 Ray Heppenstall
1st in FSV
8 Carl Whitney (FC) 1-litre Lotus 32 - Ford Cosworth SCA
#33 Carl Whitney (see note 6)
1st in FC
9 Harry Reynolds (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT29 [25] - Cosworth SCC
#27 Harry C. Reynolds
2nd in FC
10 R Peter Gates (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B
#2 R. Pete Gates
3rd in FC
11 Arreed Barabasz (FC) Tecno
#81 [not on entry list]
4th in FC
12 Ronald Light (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT28 - Ford
#8 Ron Light
5th in FC
13 Thomas B Hilliar (FC) 1.1-litre Lotus 41C [41C-F3-33] - Ford Piper
#30 Hilliar's Foreign Motors, Ivoytn, CT
6th in FC
14 Charles "Chuck" Hansen Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#75 Charles Hansen (see note 7)
7th in FB
15 Ron Ignatowski (FC) Brabham BT15
#9 Ronald Ignatowski
7th in FC
16 Victor Gagliano (FC) March 703
#18 Vas Enterprises, Jamaica, NY
8th in FC
17 Larry Collins (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola VW
#83 [not on entry list]
2nd in FSV
18 Don Maguire (FSV) 1.6-litre Phoenix VW
#59 Don's Foreign Car, N Kingstown, RI
3rd in FSV
19 Gene Stanton (F5000) 5-litre Crosslé 15F [C15F/68/40] - Chevrolet V8
#93 Stanton's Automotive Service, Phila, PA
1st in FA
R Phil Raeder (FC) 1-litre Lotus 35 - Ford Cosworth SCA
#89 Terri Novotny, Delmar, NY [entered as #31]
unknown
R Bob Isnor Brabham BT21 [BT21A-4?] - Ford twin cam
#31 [not on entry list] (see note 8)
unknown
R Jack Kane Brabham BT21 - Ford twin cam
#66 Towne Line 66, Wethersfld, Conn
off course
R Vincent Dileo Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#10 Vincent Dileo (see note 9)
stopped
R Gerald Lieberg March 705 [3] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#4 Lieberg & Sons Mfg (see note 10)
unknown
R Paul Keeler March 722 [20] - Ford twin cam
#38 Gracie Racing Ent Ltd, Greenwich, CT
(see note 11)
blown transmission
R Donald A. Adley Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam
#1 Don Adley (see note 12)
off course
  Chris Gleason Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#5 Keystone Auto Products, Johnstn, PA
(see note 13)
On entry list
  Barton Brownstein (FC) 1-litre Brabham BT21B - Ford Cosworth SCA
#7 Bart Brownstein
On entry list
  Ralph Manaker Lotus 59 - Ford twin cam
#14 BME Racing, Syracuse, NY (see note 14)
On entry list
  Tom deLoughry (FC) 1.1-litre March 703 - Ford BDA
#23 Nelson III Racing, Inc, Gt Neck, NY
(see note 15)
On entry list
  Seb Barone March 722 - Ford twin cam
#28 JC Engineering, Southington, Conn
(see note 16)
On entry list
  Stephen Webb (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T252 VW
#29 Stephen Webb
On entry list
  Dave Ober Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#42 Suncook Racing, Suncook, NH
(see note 17)
On entry list
  John Stringer (F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/10?] - Chevrolet V8
#48 [entrant not shown on entry list]
On entry list
  Peter Steiner Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#71 Peter M. Steiner
On entry list
  George Faraghan Crosslé 12F - Ford twin cam
#73 George Faraghan
On entry list
  Ted Coconis Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam
#88 Ted Ciconis (see note 18)
On entry list
  Bob Hebert Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam
#91 Hebert Real Estate, Monterey, Mass
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 722 (Tom Outcault): Tom Outcault (Middletown, OH) raced a green-and-yellow #3 March 722 in CenDiv and NEDiv Formula B and some Pro races in 1972, entered by Troco Racing of Cranford, NJ. Outcault upgraded to a March 73B, so the 722 may have been returned to Joe Grimaldi in trade. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT29 [2] (Ken Duclos): Fred Ashplant (Franklin Lakes, NJ) ordered a Brabham BT29 for 1969 but the car was not delivered until August and Ashplant had moved on to other projects. The car was not used during 1969 and was still in its crate when sold to Ken Duclos (Boxboro, MA) for use in NEDiv Formula B. Duclos won the title with a massive 48 pts from the similar BT29 of Bob Welch. After a quiet season with the black BT29 in 1971 he reclaimed his title in 1972, beating the newer March of Michael Rand. He bought a new Brabham BT40 for 1973 and won the divisional title again that season. The BT29 went in part exchange to Fred Opert and from him to Peter Gates (Wilmington, DE) who ran it in NEDiv FB for three more seasons. After him it went to Ken Valan (Wilmington, DE) for 1976, winning the FB class of the Mid-Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS) based at Summit Point, then to John Galson and was then sold to the Midwest where it was expected to be converted into a sports racer. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.
  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. Fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine and raced as the LM Special until at least 1977. Whether it is the LM Special he raced from 1980 to 1983 is unclear. The car remained with Lanaro for many years and was 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. March 712M [15] (Warren Ogden): New to John Cannon (Montreal, Quebec) for Formula 2 Europe, but he took it to the US in September for the Lime Rock Formula 5000 race where he ran it with a Cosworth FVC engine. In 1972, the car was converted by Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Formula B specification with a carbureted Hart twin cam and sold to Warren G. Ogden III (North Andover, MA) to race in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. He won a Regional at Bridgehampton in May, finished fifth in the Thompson National in June and had a couple of other strong results in Regionals. Ogden advertised the car in February 1973 but then traded it to The Race Shop for a new March 73B. Subsequent history unknown.
  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 (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.
  8. Brabham BT21 [BT21A-4?] (Bob Isnor): 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.
  9. Lola T240 (Vincent Dileo): John Sirmons (Weston, CT) and Vincent Dileo (Greenwich, CT) shared a white Lola T240 in Formula B in 1971, Sirmons racing it in SCCA Nationals and Dileo in Canadian FB events in the latter part of the 1971 season. Dileo retained the car for 1972, racing in NEDiv SCCA FB events and in the Pro event at Watkins Glen in August. Bought from Dileo by Tom Frasca in 1974 but a year later crashed at Lime Rock and totalled. Frasca scrapped the tub and parted out the other components.
  10. March 705 [3] (Gerald Lieberg): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in the later races of the 1970 SCCA Formula B championship. Unknown in 1971 but reappeared in 1972 with Gerald Lieberg (Milford, CT), who drove it in the North Atlantic Road Racing Championship Regional series in NEDiv. Lieberg advertised the car in Competition Press & Autoweek in December 1972 and January 1973 as "ex-Gubelmann".
  11. 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. Is is not yet clear what happened to the car in 1973, but 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.
  12. Lotus 69B (Donald A. Adley): Donald A Adley (Hamden, CT) raced a Lotus 69B in SCCA North Atlantic Road Racing Championship races in 1971 and 1972. Nothing more known.
  13. Lola T240 (Chris Gleason): Chris Gleason (Johnstown, PA) raced a #5 black/red Lola T240, backed by Keystone Auto Products briefly at the start of the 1972 NEDiv season. He scored six points in the opening race at Nelson Ledges on 20 May and was on the entry list for the third race, at New Thompson Speedways in June, but was not mentioned in the results. Subsequent history unknown, but this could be the car Joe Shepherd raced later in 1972.
  14. Lotus 59 (Ralph Manaker): Ralph Manaker (Syracuse, NY) raced a green #14 Lotus 59 in NEDiv Regional Formula B in 1972, entered by BME Racing. Nothing more known.
  15. March 703 (Tom deLoughry): Walter L. Nelson (Great Neck, NY) scored four points in NEDiv Formula C in 1971 in a March, and later in the season, his March 703 was raced at the Runoffs by Fred Ashplant, who had raced his own 703 earlier in the year. Nelson advertised a "March 703 Formula C with strong downdraft" in October 1972, and later a "March 703 FC with 1100 BDA" in January 1976. How many times Nelson raced the car during that time is unknown. He may also have loaned it to other drivers, for example his Long Island neighbour Victor Gagliano (Floral Park, NY) who raced a 703 in NEDiv FC in 1972. Subsquent history unknown.
  16. March 722 (Seb Barone): Sebastiano 'Seb' Barone (Portland, CT) raced a red-and-white #28 March 722 in Formula B in 1972, entered by J.C. Competition Eng.of Southington, CT. He first appeared at the Bogotá races, but was a non-starter. The car was also used by Bobby Brown, fitted with a Cosworth BDA and running as a Formula A in the Lime Rock Grand Prix in September. Barone finished second in NEDiv FB in 1972. He retained the car for SCCA Nationals in 1973, qualifying for the Runoffs. Subsequent history unknown.
  17. Brabham BT29 (Dave Ober): Dave Ober (Suncook, NH) raced a Formula B Brabham BT29 in Northeast Division SCCA Nationals in 1971, ending the season with four points. He advertised the car in October that year, noting a HRE engine, but continued to race it in 1972, including the Pro FB race at Bryar that May. The car was red with yellow wings and raced as #45 in 1971 and #42 in 1972. Artwork of the car shows it wearing #21. Ober also raced a FB Brabham at a Regional in October 1970 but it is not known whether that was the same car. Nothing more known but the car's colour and the date Ober first had it are consistent with it being the former car of William Marsh (Muncie, IN).
  18. Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] (Ted Coconis): New to "Lotus East/Hogan" in April 1971 with white bodywork according to the Lotus built record. Lotus East boss Fred Stevenson recalls that this car was sold to Ted Coconis (Weston, CT), a very successful graphic designer. Coconis raced the car in Formula B in Northeast Division in 1971 and 1972. The car was driven by Ted's son Tim Coconis (Palo Alto, CA) in the Canadian FB series 1973, when father and son raced as a team with two Lotus 69s. Tim returned with it in 1975, both in SCCA Nationals and in the Players Formula Atlantic series, but it was completely wrecked in an accident at the SCCA National at Watkins Glen in August 1975, injuring Tim Coconis. Tim disassembled the car, discarding the wrecked chassis and selling the engine and gearbox, and stored what was left until the 1980s, when it was bought by a new owner based near Albuquerque, New Mexico. A new chassis was fabricated by Peter Denty, and a new Hewland FT200 acquired, but restoration did not progress far. In August 2001, it was advertised on race-cars.com, and was sold in May 2003. It is reported that Dave Bean (San Andreas, CA) was restoring this car before he died in August 2017. Subsequent history unknown.

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

SCCA Sanction 72-N-20P. Full results sheet kindly provided by Fred McDonald, and entry list kindly provided by Donna Stevens. Also points table in Glen Nationals 11-13 Aug 1972 race program.