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Players (Canadian) Formula B Series Race

Mont-Tremblant, 11 Jul 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David McConnell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#86 Jim Russell Racing Team
40
2 Brian Robertson Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing
40
3 Derek Johnson March 71BM [5] - Ford twin cam Hart
#93 (see note 1)
40
4 Randy Fraser March 71BM [8] - Ford twin cam Hart
#54 (see note 2)
40
5 Ian Coristine March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#50 Delta Racing Developments (see note 3)
40
6 Gary Magwood Hawke DL6B [2] - Ford twin cam
#27
39
7 John Powell Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#30 Penguin Racing Enterprise
39
8 Bill Eagles Chevron B15 [B14] - Ford twin cam
#46 Tex Made Racing Team (see note 4)
38
9 Howard Cazaly Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
38
10 Roy Folland Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#20
38
11 Tom Moore Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#23 Astro Shield
37
12 Barry Fox Brabham BT29 [49] - Ford twin cam
#22
37
13 Ken Huband Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam
#15 (see note 5)
34
14 Jacques Couture Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#84 Jim Russell Racing Team
32 Gearbox
15 Peter W Nye Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam HRE
(see note 6)
27
16 Eligio Siconolfi Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#121 Jim Russell Racing Team
26
17 Al Justason Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam
#32 (see note 7)
23
18 Bob Evans Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
21
R Reg Forth Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#61 (see note 8)
13
R Bruce Jensen Chevron B17b [17B.70.04?] - Ford twin cam
#41
5
R Max Mizejewski Lola T240 - Ford twin cam
#97 (see note 9)
4
UNK Maurice McCaig Brabham BT35 [19] - Ford twin cam
Not in CMB results but given as 12th somewhere
DNS Craig Hill Lotus 69 [71/69.5.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#1 Fother-hill Ltd/Castrol
Did not start
(Intake valve)
DNS Brian Weightman Alexis Mk17 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
Did not start
(Gearbox)
T Eligio Siconolfi Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam
(Only used in practice)

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 David McConnell (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart 1.40.2
2 Jacques Couture (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart 1.40.2

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 71BM [5] (Derek Johnson): George Brocklehurst bought a March 71BM but preferred to race it only in minor events, leaving it to Derek Johnson in the bigger events. Brocklehurst's car was silver but it seems likely to have been the blue 71BM-5 shown in March records as having gone to a customer of Canadian March importer Gordie Dewar. Entered by Todco Racing Team as #93, the car was written off in Johnson's accident in the rain at Trois-Rivières in August when he wrapped it round a telephone pole.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Brabham BT29 (Peter W Nye): Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) raced a yellow #11 Brabham BT29 in Pro events in 1970. At the end of the year the car was sold via Joe Grimaldi (Race Shop) to Peter Nye (Ann Arbor, MI) who fitted it with a HRE twin cam and raced it in Pro events and in some SCCA events through 1971. At the end of that season he sold it less engine to Jim Lloyd (Indianapolis, IN) who converted it to Formula C and won the CenDiv FB title in 1972 and 1973. Lloyd retained the car and later restored it to Formula B specification for vintage racing. He advertised it in fully-restored condition in February 1991.
  7. 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.
  8. Brabham BT21C (Reg Forth): 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.
  9. Lola T240 (Max Mizejewski): Max Mizejewski raced a Lola T240 in two early races of the Canadian FB series, at Edmonton (as #27) and at Mont-Tremblant (as #97). Nothing more known.

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.