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Molson Formula Championship

Mont-Tremblant, 16 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Couture Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#84 Jim Russell Racing Team

2 David McConnell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#86 Jim Russell Racing Team

3 Ian Coristine March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#50 Delta Racing Developments (see note 1)

4 John Powell Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#30 Penguin Racing Enterprise

5 Bill Eagles Chevron B15 [B14] - Ford twin cam
#46 Tex Made Racing Team (see note 2)

6 Louise Roberge (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
#90

7 Louis Germain (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford
#91

8 Gilles Villeneuve (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
#47

UNKP Bruce Jensen Chevron B17b [17B.70.04?] - Ford twin cam
#41
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Al Justason Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam
#32 (see note 3)
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Tom Moore Brabham EM-2 - Ford twin cam
#23
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Serge Fournier (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
#10
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Robert Bergeron (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent
#27
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP W Schultz (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#18
Unknown (practiced)
UNKG Eligio Siconolfi Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam
#2
On grid list
UNKG Ken Huband Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 4)
On grid list
UNKG Brian Robertson Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart
#75
On grid list
UNKG Randy Fraser March 71BM [8] - Ford twin cam Hart
#54 (see note 5)
On grid list
UNKG Roy Folland Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#5
On grid list
UNKG Andrew Melville Titan - Ford twin cam
#67
On grid list
UNKG C Boulard (FV) 1.2-litre unknown
#6
On grid list

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Jacques Couture (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart 1m 41.2s
2 David McConnell (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart 1m 43.0s
3 Bruce Jensen * (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b [17B.70.04?] - Ford twin cam 1m 44.2s
4 Ian Coristine (FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart 1m 45.1s
5 Al Justason * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam 1m 47.4s
6 John Powell (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam 1m 54.3s
7 Gilles Villeneuve (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford 1m 57.2s
8 Tom Moore * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham EM-2 - Ford twin cam 1m 57.5s
9 Louis Germain (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 61M - Ford 1m 57.6s
10 Serge Fournier * (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent 1m 59.1s
11 Louise Roberge (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent 1m 59.5s
12 Robert Bergeron * (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent 2m 00.4s
13 W Schultz * (FV) 1.2-litre unknown 2m 08.8s
14 Eligio Siconolfi * (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam no time
15 Ken Huband * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam no time
16 Brian Robertson * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart no time
17 Bill Eagles (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [B14] - Ford twin cam no time
18 Randy Fraser * (FB) 1.6-litre March 71BM [8] - Ford twin cam Hart no time
19 Roy Folland * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam no time
20 Andrew Melville * (FB) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford twin cam no time
21 C Boulard * (FV) 1.2-litre unknown no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 71BM [1] (Ian Coristine): Gordie Dewar was appointed March importer into Canada for 1971 and his first purchase, chassis 71BM/1, went to Delta Racing Developments for Ian Coristine to race in the Players FB series. Coristine finished the season fifth in the red #50 March but crashed in practice for the final race, at Circuit Ste-Croix in October. The car went to Reg Scullion for 1972 and he started the season racing in Nationals in Texas before returning to Canada for the Players season. Run by Ecurie Canada and Tom Greatorex, Scullion ended the Canadian season in ninth place but then returned to the US to finish second in the SCCA Run-Offs. He retained the car for 1973 as a Scullion-Donolo Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Chevron B15 [B14] (Bill Eagles): Canadian veteran Peter W. Broeker (Pt. Claire, Quebec) bought a Chevron B14 for 1968 and surviving Chevron records imply that it was chassis number FB-68-10. Used in SCCA pro events and also in Canadian Eastern Zone Formula Championship and Championnat de Formule du Québec races in 1968. Retained for 1969 and raced in the Canadian Road Racing Championship and the Molson Championship, often entered as a Stebro-Chevron. Presumably the car raced by Bill Eagles (Lasalle, Quebec) in Molson events in 1970 and in the Players FB series in 1971. If Eagles did own it, then it must have returned to Broeker as it was bought from Broeker's estate by Jerry Jones. Jones sold it to Roger Fountain who moved to England in 1988 and sold the car to Chris Ball who had it restored for HSCC racing in the UK.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. March 71BM [8] (Randy Fraser): Wilson Southam acquired two red March 71BMs for Canadian Formula B in 1971, one for Randy Fraser and one for himself. Fraser's was the first to appear, running as the #54 Tartan Fraser entry and is believed to have been 71BM-8. Probably the car driven by Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec) in 1972 and updated to 722 specification. Then believed to be the orange/dark green 71BM driven by Patricia Smith (Montréal, Quebec) in 1973 entered as #51 by P.S. Translations. 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.

The 1971-1973 Canadian Formula B race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Canadian Motorsport Bulletin, results sheets where available and from information drawn from Canadian newspapers.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.