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Molson Formula Championship

Mont-Tremblant, 30 May 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Couture Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#84 Jim Russell Racing Team
20 34m 15.2s
2 Brian Robertson Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing
20 34m 22.4s
3 David McConnell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#86 Jim Russell Racing Team
20 34m 38.7s
4 Ian Coristine March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#50 Delta Racing Developments (see note 1)
20 35m 27.0s
5 John Powell Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#30 Penguin Racing Enterprise
19
6 W McCaig Brabham BT35 [19] - Ford twin cam
19
7 Roy Folland Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#20
19
8 Bill Eagles Chevron B15 [B14] - Ford twin cam
#46 Tex Made Racing Team (see note 2)
19
9 Reg Scullion (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk2 - Ford Kent
#95
19
10 Maurice Beauregard (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
#88
18
11 Bill Alsup (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent
#37
18
12 Jean-Pierre St Jacques (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent
18
13 Robert Bergeron (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent
18
14 Ian P Motley (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
18
15 Danny Buttitt (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
18
16 Ed Dow (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
18
17 unknown (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
17
18 Gary Magwood (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
17
19 Gilles Villeneuve (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
16
20 Serge Fournier (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
15

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

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 Qu├ębec 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.

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.