OldRacingCars.com

Canadian Road Racing Championship

Edmonton, 14 Jun 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94
50 50m 40.9s
90.565 mph
2 Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
#85
50
3 Howard Cazaly (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
48
4 Dave Ogilvy (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
#9
48
5 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21
47
6 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
47
7 Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)
46
8 Tony Simms Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#53
46
9 Don Rushton (F?) Alexis Mk15
45
10 Dave Morris (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
44
11 Gordon Munroe (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 [35] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
43
12 Cam McKenzie (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21 [9] - Ford twin cam
41
13 Alan LeBis (F?) Merlyn Mk 2
38 retired - unknown
14 Jake Rempel (F5000) 4.7-litre Rempel Mk 1 [Lotus 30 30/L/9] - Ford V8
(see note 3)
18 mechanical problems
15 Barry Fox (FB) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 17 - Ford twin cam
3 retired - unknown

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 59.0s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT21C (Bruce Jensen): Bruce Jensen (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada) raced a yellow #41 Brabham BT21C in Canadian and US Formula B events during 1970. He bought the car from Brabham dealer Fred Opert and it was yellow with a black stripe. It came with a Vegantune but that blew up and was replaced by a BRM twin cam. Jensen bought a Chevron B17 for 1971 and the Brabham is believed to have gone back to Fred Opert in that trade.
  2. Brabham BT21 [35] (Gordon Munroe): Jean-Pierre Cassegrain had a Brabham BT21 for the 1967 F3 season but crashed heavily during the European F3 Challenge meeting at Hockenheim in October 1967. Autosport (22 Mar 1968 p5) said that he had a new BT21B for 1968 but when it appeared, it was described as an updated BT21. In September 1969, the car was sold via Frank Williams to Gordon Munroe (Victoria, BC) and used in Formula B events in Canada.
  3. Rempel Mk 1 [Lotus 30 30/L/9] (Jake Rempel): The Rempel F5000 was based on the ex-Ian Raby Lotus 30 (chassis 30/L/9) that had been sold to Canada for Bob McLean but was not raced after McLean's fatal accident in the Comstock Racing Ford GT40 at Sebring in March 1966. The car remained on display at Johnston Motors in Vancouver until McLean's widow sold it to Jake Rempel who raced it in 1969 until it was damaged in an accident. For 1970, Rempel constructed a new single-seater chassis and used the Ford engine, ZF gearbox, and Forsgrini body to construct the Rempel F5000. Rempel raced the car in Canadian Formula A in 1970, winning the FA class in a SCCA National at Westwood and winning the ICSCC race at Westwood in July. At the end of the season, Rempel sold the car to Bob Evans in Edmonton. However, the only time Evans was seen at the top level of Canadian motor racing in 1971 was in a Formula B Brabham BT29. The subsequent history of the Rempel is unknown, but in 2016 it was owned by Bill Peters in Wisconsin.

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.

Results for this series have proved very difficult to complete, due in part to the poor coverage in Canadian magazines such as Track & Traffic. Wolfgang Klopfer has provided Autoweek reports, Don Markle uncovered much material in the CMHF Archives, Jim Ibey found what he could from Track & Traffic and Tom Johnston has provided scans of entry lists and reports from a variety of sources. Also Michael Gee has been busy transcribing motor sports news articles at Vancouver's main library.

Complete results have been found only for R2 St Jovite 25 May 1969 (Autoweek), R2 Westwood 31 May 1970 (Autoweek), R3 Edmonton 14 Jun 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results) and R4 Rockcliffe 1 Jul 1970 (Autoweek and also the official results). The R5 Harewood 16 Aug 1970 results are derived from the Wheelspin report in the 27 May 1970 edition.

Full results are still needed for some races and further help would be greatly appreciated.

Please email Allen if you can add anything.