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Players (Canadian) Formula B Series Race

Gimli, 6 Aug 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Craig Hill Lotus 69 [71/69.5.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#4 Fother Hill Ltd

2 Ric Forest March 722 - Ford twin cam
#56 Ric Forest Racing

3 Carl Liebich Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
#79

4 Maurice McCaig Brabham BT35 [19] - Ford twin cam
#58

5 Al Justason Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam
#32

6 Barry Fox Brabham BT38B - Ford twin cam
#22 Astro Shield

7 Eligio Siconolfi Brabham BT38B [13] - Ford twin cam
#35 Downtown Datsun [Mtl.] Ltd

8 Bruce Jensen Chevron B17b [17B.70.04?] - Ford twin cam
#41 Jenmac Racing

9 Max Nerrière Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#42

10 Roy Folland March 722 [23] - Ford twin cam
#6

11 Don Mason Hawke DL6B - Ford twin cam

12 Bill Eagles Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam Hart
#46 Tex-Made Racing Team

R John Powell Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#30 (see note 1)
24 Accident
R Brian Robertson Chevron B20 [20.72.05] - Ford twin cam Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing (see note 2)
2 Suspension
DNS Reg Scullion March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam Greatorex
#95 Ecurie Canada Racing (see note 3)
Did not start
(Accident damage)
DNA Syd Demovsky Lola T240 [HU4] - Ford twin cam
(see note 4)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.5.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart 0.50.8
2 John Powell (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart 0.50.8
3 Ric Forest (FB) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford twin cam
4 Carl Liebich (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B18C - Ford twin cam
15 Brian Robertson (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [20.72.05] - Ford twin cam Hart No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (John Powell): A new car built for Brian Redman after he wrecked the development B18 while testing in South Africa. Fitted with a 1.8-litre Cosworth FVC engine and raced by Redman in two races in South Africa in January 1971. This car returned to Bolton and became the works entry in F2 for Chris Craft during the 1971 F2 season. It was then sold to Canadian John Powell and rebuilt to Formula B specification. Powell raced it in the Brands Hatch Boxing Day meeting at the end of 1971 and then loaned it to Brian Robertson to race in the two Bogotá FB races in February and March 1972. Raced by Powell (Ottawa, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series in 1972, Sold to Paul Wheatley (Montréal, Quebec) and raced in the Canadian series in 1973. Appeared on a couple of early-1974 entry lists but not seen again.
  2. Chevron B20 [20.72.05] (Brian Robertson): Sold via Fred Opert and entered for Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario, Canada) in Formula B in 1972. To Ferguson/Wilson Racing Team for 1973 and raced by Linda Wilson in Canadian Formula B. Not seen in 1974, when Peter Ferguson raced the team's other car in Formula Atlantic. Advertised by Fred Opert in June 1975, suggesting it had returned to Opert in part exchange for Ferguson's new Chevron B29. Subsequent history unknown but reported to have been the orange B20 racing in US vintage racing by Ed Swart from 1989 to 1993.
  3. March 71BM [1] (Reg Scullion): 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. Lola T240 [HU4] (Syd Demovsky): New to Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) and his red #11 Demovsky Racing Lola T240 in the 1971 Pro FB series. Retained for 1972 and again did a full season, still red and still using #11. Subsequent history unknown. A car with this chassis number raced by Bob Juggins in 1996/97.

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.