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Canadian Road Racing Championship

Rockcliffe Airfield, 1 Jul 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Eppie Wietzes McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8
#94 Formula Racing
25 43m 08.9s
76.480 mph
2 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 Bill Brack
25 43m 34.3s
3 Ludwig Heimrath McLaren M10A [300-02] - Chevrolet V8
#39 Ludwig Heimrath Racing
25 44m 56.0s
4 Horst Kroll Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#37 Altona Racing
25 45m 22.4s
5 Peter W. Broeker (FB) 1.6-litre Stebro-Chevron B17B - Ford twin cam
#21 Stebro
24 43m 11.5s
6 Ken Huband (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam
#15 Huband MR (see note 1)
24 43m 13.6s
7 Dave Ogilvy (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
#9 Dave Ogilvy Racing
24 43m 17.9s
8 Wayne Kelly (FB) 1.6-litre Titan Formula Ford
#81 H-O Pltg
24 44m 21.8s
9 Bill Bovenizer (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#4 Bill Bovenizer (see note 2)
24 44m 55.2s
10 Tony Simms Lola T142 [SL142/29] - Chevrolet V8
#53 Team Trillium
23 43m 49.4s
11 Brian McDonald (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 51 - Ford
#68 RBM Racing
23 44m 03.8s
12 Russ Murray Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
#61 Russ Murray
21 44m 16.9s
R Al Pease (libre) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23B [3] - Climax FPF 4
#69 Seitz Racing (see note 3)
13 electrical
R Peter Morgan (FB) 1.6-litre Hawke
#67 Peter Morgan
11 mechanical
R Gordon Green (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam BRM
#110 Gordon Green
11 suspension
R Al Justason (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam
#32 Al Justason (see note 4)
10 retired - unknown
R Bruce Jensen (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#41 Jen-Mac Racing (see note 5)
6 retired - unknown
DNS Brian Robertson (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
(see note 6)
Did not start
(broken hub carrier in earlier Regional race)
DNS Bill Brack Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8
Did not start
(still changing tyres)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Eppie Wietzes (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.5s
2 Bill Brack * (F5000) 5-litre Lotus 70 [04] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.5s
3 Horst Kroll (F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.5s
4 Brian Robertson * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 1m 30.0s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT29 [34] (Ken Huband): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario) ran a red/black #15 Brabham BT29 in Canadian and US Formula B in 1970, first appearing at Mont-Tremblant 24 May 1970. He retained the car in 1971 and in 1972. Huband advertised the BT29 in CP&A 21 Oct 1972 as "Brabham BT29/34", implying it was chassis 34. Several BT29 owners had mentioned the chassis numbers of the cars in adverts, presumably to emphasise the newer cars. Peter Nye arranged the sale of the car to Bill Wolfe, a dentist in Austin, Texas, but Wolfe later pulled out of a deal with Nye to assemble the car for him. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Brabham BT21C (Bill Bovenizer): Bought from Fred Opert by Bill Bovenizer (Toronto, Ontario) and raced in Canadian Formula B events in 1970. Bill believes Horst Kwech may have raced it before he did. He sold it to Reg Forth for 1971 who continued to race it in Canadian events. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT23B [3] (Al Pease): Built in September 1967 and sold to George Pitt but only raced twice that season in libre before being advertised in December 1967. Then to Racing Preparations for Tony Lanfranchi at the Race of Champions 1968 and also driven by JD Lewis later in the year. To Jack Smith for libre in 1969 but also driven by Roy Pike that August. Taken to Canada a few weeks later and used by John Cordts (Huntsville, Ontario) in Formula A and at the Canadian GP. Raced by Cordts again in early 1970 and later that year by Al Pease (Toronto, Ontario). Eventually returned to Smith in England and resumed its libre career. This was the car Smith was driving when he crashed at Snetterton in July 1972 and was killed. The car is understood to have been scrapped.
  4. Brabham BT23F [1] (Al Justason): Sold to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and fitted with a Vegantune Ford twin cam engine for SCCA 'Pro' and NEDiv Formula B. Raced through 1968 and retained for a couple of races in 1969 as Gubelmann's BT29 was late arriving. Sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) who used it in both the Canadian and US Pro series in 1970 and again in the Canadian FB series in 1971. Sold to Michael Houselander who appeared at two Canadian national events in 1972, Later sold to ‘Dino Delousis’ who fitted a turbocharged 2-litre Ford Pinto engine for libre events but found the car to be undrivable and stored it from about 1974 to 2004 when sold to Dave Darrow (Mississauga, Ontario) and fully restored. Retained until 2007 when sold via race-cars.com to Murray Bryden (Melbourne, Australia). Sold to David Kloster (Kinglake, Victoria) September 2011.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT29 (Brian Robertson): Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) bought a Brabham BT29 late in 1969, debuting it at Sebring in December. He raced it extensively in 1970, taking in the Quebec and national Canadian series as well as rounds of the SCCA Pro series. He was entered by Fred Opert Racing Canada, a business in which he was a partner with Opert. Robertson upgraded to a BT35 for 1971 and his BT29 is likely to have been sold via the Opert operation. It does not appear in Opert's early 1971 advert so one possibility is that it was BT29/23, the car Evan Noyes took to the Tasman series.

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.