Molson Formula Championship

Mont-Tremblant, 15 Aug 1971

1 David McConnell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#86 Jim Russell Racing Team
20 34m 16.8s
2 Jacques Couture Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#84 Jim Russell Racing Team
20 34m 23.6s
3 Brian Robertson Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing
20 34m 42.9s
4 Ian Coristine March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#50 Delta Racing Developments (see note 1)
20 35m 12.4s
5 Barry Fox Brabham BT29 [49] - Ford twin cam
#22 Astro-Shield
20 35m 47.4s
6 Randy Fraser March 71BM - Ford twin cam Greatorex
#54 Tartan Fraser (see note 2)
20 1" penalty jump start, 4th on road
7 John Powell Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
20 35m 58.5s
8 Eligio Siconolfi Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam
9 Ian P Motley (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
10 David Westgate (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford
11 Bill Alsup (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent
12 Gilles Villeneuve (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
13 Andrew Melville Titan - Ford twin cam
R Maurice Beauregard (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
R Reg Scullion (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum Mk2 - Ford Kent
R Pierre Lambert (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
R C Ward (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
R K Stein (FF) 1.6-litre Titan - Ford
R William Pickthorne Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] - Ford twin cam
#141 (see note 3)
R Louise Roberge (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
R George Brocklehurst March 71BM - Ford twin cam Hart
#93 (see note 4)
R R Gould (FF) 1.6-litre unknown - Ford
R S Edgrin (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent
R Jean-Pierre St Jacques (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent
0 Accident
R E Samson (F?) unknown
R Don Homer (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn Mk 11A - Ford
R Robert Bergeron (FF) 1.6-litre unknown - Ford
R Tom Moore Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#23 Astro Shield
0 Accident
R Roy Folland Brabham

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

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 (Montréal, Quebec) 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 (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Montréal, Quebec) 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, and it was raced by partner Louis "Lou" Donolo once or twice. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. March 71BM (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 most likely to have been 71BM/8. Subsequent history unknown, but thought to be the car that went to Gilles Léger.
  3. Brabham BT16 [F2-1-65] (William Pickthorne): Driven by Alan Rees for Roy Winkelmann Racing in 1965. Presumably Rees raced the same car all season. Bought in 1966 from Winkelman by Bob Fuller (Connecticut), fitted with a Cosworth Mk 12 and raced in FB in 1967. To Steve Brownstein (New York) for 1968 and raced again in FB with the Mk 12. Then traded to Fred Opert for a new Chevron. To Bruce Jensen and raced in Canadian FB in 1969 and then to Bill Pickthorne (Ottawa, Ontario) who raced it in 1970 and at the beginning of 1971. It was then stored for 18 years until bought by Murray Wivell (Brantford, Ontario) in October 1989. Restored and used in US vintage racing for ten season, initially with the Ford twin cam engine and then with a Cosworth SCA for the last two seasons. Sold to Ivan Scotti (Zurich, Switzerland) November 2004. This is presumably the ex-Alan Rees BT16 run at the 2013 Solitude Revival by Bruno Weibel of Schaffner Racing.
  4. March 71BM (George Brocklehurst): 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. [CT]


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.

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