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Molson Formula Championship

Circuit Ste-Croix, 10 Oct 1971

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

2 John Powell Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam

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

4 Wilson Southam March 71BM [10?] - Ford twin cam Greatorex
(see note 1)

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

6 Reg Scullion (FF) 1.6-litre Magnum - Ford Kent

7 David Westgate (FF) 1.6-litre Hawke - Ford

8 Richard Doran (F?) unknown

9 Serge Savard (F?) unknown

10 Bill Eagles Chevron B15b [B14] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)

DNS Randy Fraser March 71BM - Ford twin cam Greatorex
(see note 3)
Did not start
(blew engine)
DNS Brian Robertson Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart
Did not start
("scratched")
DNSC Jacques Couture Lotus 69 [71/69.1.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Ian Coristine March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Hart
(see note 4)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 71BM [10?] (Wilson Southam): Wilson Southam ran a team in Canadian Formula B in 1971. He bought two March 71BMs and raced this one himself. Southam sold his operation to Ecurie Canada for 1972, and this car is believed to have gone with it. Subsequent history unknown, but believed to be the car driven by Ian Coristine for Ecurie Canada in 1972 and 1973.
  2. Chevron B15b [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 after Broeker's death in late 1980 the B14 was bought from his estate by Gerry 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. 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.
  4. 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.

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.

Individual sources for this event

The Montreal Gazette 11 Oct 1971 p20 and 13 Oct 1971 p16.