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Molson Formula Championship

Mont-Tremblant, 12 Sep 1971

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David McConnell Lotus 69 [71/69.3.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart

2 Jacques Couture Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart

3 Brian Robertson Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart

4 Ian Coristine March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart
(see note 1)

5 Randy Fraser March 71BM [8] - Ford twin cam Greatorex
(see note 2)

6 Eligio Siconolfi Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam

7 Maurice Beauregard (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus - Ford Kent

8 Ken Huband Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam
(see note 3)

9 Jean-Pierre St Jacques (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent

10 Bill Alsup (FF) 1.6-litre Caldwell - Ford Kent

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. 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. 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.

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.