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Players (Canadian) Formula B Series Race

Mosport Park, 2 Jul 1973

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Allan Lader Brabham BT40 [37] - Ford twin cam
#75 Al Lader Racing (see note 1)
42 0.59.02.6
104.923
2 Bill Brack Lotus 59 [ ] - Ford twin cam
#7 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises
42 0.59.31.3
3 Craig Hill Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam
#2 Fother-Hill Ltd
42 1.00.20.0
4 Peter Ferguson Chevron B20 [20.72.07] - Ford twin cam
#18 Ferguson/Wilson Racing Team
(see note 2)
41 0.59.04.9
5 John Powell Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford twin cam
#30 Fleet Truck Bodies Inc (see note 3)
41 0.59.05.5
6 Ric Forest Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#94 Astro Sports
41 0.59.23.7
7 Bill O'Connor Brabham BT38 [15?] - Ford twin cam
#62 Bill O'Connor Racing (see note 4)
41 0.59.44.4
8 Reg Scullion March 71BM [1] - Ford twin cam
(see note 5)
41 1.00.04.0
9 Frank Del Vecchio March 73B - Ford twin cam
(see note 6)
40 0.59.38.4
10 Joe Shepherd Chevron B20 [72-4?] - Ford twin cam
(see note 7)
40 0.59.46.9
11 Gilles Léger Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam
#72 Giles Léger Racing Team
40 0.59.52.1
12 Al Justason Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford twin cam Hart
#32
40 1.00.20.9
13 Tim Coconis Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#89 Graphics International Racing
39 0.59.51.4
14 Richard Doran GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford twin cam
#86 St Laurent Auto Technique
39 1.00.07.6
15 Bill Eagles Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam
#46 Tex Made Racing
39 1.00.26.2
16 Wayne Ricciardi March 722 - Ford twin cam
#24 The Raceshop
38 0.54.22.6
17 Hugh Cree Brabham BT35 [19] - Ford twin cam
#16 Bingley Cree
38 0.59.04.2
18 Paul Wheatley Chevron B18 [18.71.1] - Ford twin cam Hart
#26 (see note 8)
38 1.00.27.3
19 Bertil Roos Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
Fred Opert Racing
37 1.00.21.1
20 Max Nerrière Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#42
36 0.59.02.1
21 Ian Coristine March 71BM [10] - Ford twin cam Greatorex
#50 Ecurie Canada Racing (see note 9)
34 0.59.47.3
22 Hugh "Wink" Bancroft March 722 - Ford twin cam
#12 Bancroft Motorsport
31 0.48.37.1
23 Ted Coconis Lotus 69B - Ford twin cam
30 0.44.29.1
24 Chip Mead Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford twin cam
(see note 10)
22 0.34.37.2
R Ron Cohn March 73B [7] - Ford twin cam
#56 DRC Formula Racing Inc (see note 11)
18
R Bruce Jensen March 722 [23] - Ford twin cam
#41 Jenmac Racing
15
R Ken Huband March 71BM - Ford twin cam Greatorex
#9 Tangent Travel Ltd
13
R Ron Shantz Lotus 69 [71/69.5.FB] - Ford twin cam Hart
#15 Auto-Race Developments
10
R Richard Paul March 73B - Ford twin cam
#48 Fire Suppression Inc (see note 12)
10
R Roy Folland March 73B - Ford twin cam
#6 Roman Brio (see note 13)
10 Overheating
R Gary Magwood March 73B - Ford twin cam
#27 Banshee Racing (see note 14)
7
R Max Callicott McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam
#80 (see note 15)
7
R Linda Wilson Chevron B20 [20.72.05] - Ford twin cam
#19 Ferguson/Wilson Racing Team
(see note 16)
6
R Alfred J. Zeller Mallock U2 Mk 12 - Ford twin cam
#14 Zeller Racing Developments
5
R Tom Klausler Brabham BT38 [26?] - Ford twin cam
(see note 17)
3
R Tom Outcault March 73B - Ford twin cam
#31 Troco Racing (see note 18)
1
DNS Bob Armstrong Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] - Ford twin cam
Doug Lowder Racing (see note 19)
Did not start
UNKE Mike Hall Brabham BT40 - Ford twin cam
#28 (see note 20)
On entry list
UNKE Roger Seacrist Brabham BT29 [43] - Ford twin cam
#29 Seacrist Racing (see note 21)
On entry list
UNKE Patricia Smith March 71BM [8?] - Ford twin cam
#51 PS Translations (see note 22)
On entry list
UNKE Bruce MacInnes March 73B [17] - Ford twin cam
#66 DRC Formula Racing Inc (see note 23)
On entry list
UNKE Jeff Parsons Lotus 35 - Ford twin cam
#70 Jaypar Racing
On entry list
UNKE Turner Woodard Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#78 MotorSport Associates
On entry list
UNKE Dick Doherty March 722 - Ford twin cam
#81 Doherty Racing Enterprises
On entry list
UNKE Scott MacKenzie Brabham BT35 - Ford twin cam
#94 Astro Sports
On entry list
UNKE Louis "Lou" Donolo March 71BM - Ford twin cam
#95 CCW Consumer Carpet Warehouse
On entry list
DNA James King March 73B [10] - Ford twin cam
#22 James King Racing Ltd (see note 24)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Peter Ferguson (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [20.72.07] - Ford twin cam 1.23.3
7 John Powell (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [14] - Ford twin cam 1.23.6

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT40 [37] (Allan Lader): Sold new via Fred Opert to Al Lader (Gresham, OR) and used in the Canadian Formula B championship. Lader crashed in practice at Sanair in June, and it is unclear whether BT40-37 was the car Lader used all season, repaired as required, or whether it was a new car supplied after the Sanair accident. Lader won four races that season and would have won the championship if it had been open to non-Canadians. Sold to Ron Householder for 1974, and raced in the Canadian series, which was now to Formula Atlantic rules. Fitted with a BDA for 1975 and raced in Formula Atlantic, and also in Formula A in SCCA racing. Householder continued to race this car in SCCA and ICSCC racing for the rest of the 1970s. It was then stored in an aircraft hanger until 2012, when it was acquired by Collin Jackson (Langley, British Columbia, Canada), who had been a teenage crew member for Householder in the 1970s. The car was restored over the next three years by Jackson and Andy Pearson of Specialty Engineering, and it was raced by Jackson in vintage racing in 2015.
  2. Chevron B20 [20.72.07] (Peter Ferguson): Sold via Fred Opert to Ferguson/Wilson Racing Team for 1973, when it was described as brand new. Raced by Peter Ferguson (Toronto, Ontario) in the Canadian FB series. Retained by Ferguson for Formula Atlantic in 1974. According to documentation later submitted to CAMS, the car was owned by Players from 1974 to 1978, then was in storage from 1978 to 1984. It was owned by Alex Polsinello from 1984, then George McLean in 1991, then Russell Sewell in 2010. It ws bought by Martin Bullock (Western Australia) in 2011.
  3. Brabham BT38 [14] (John Powell): Brand new for Motul Rondel Racing at Oulton Park at the end of March 1972, and raced there by Tim Schenken, who finished second. For Schenken again at Thruxton a few days later, then for Derek Bell at Nürburgring at the end of April, by Jean Max at Pau, and by Jean-Pierre Beltoise at Crystal Palace and Rouen. Schenken used the car for the rest of the season, winning at Hockenheim in October. Sold to John Powell (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) for Formula B in 1973. Sold to Bob Schutt (Kirkwood, MO) at Watkins Glen at the end of 1973, and used by him in Mid West Division FB racing. According to Chris Townsend, this may be BT38 of Mike Orgel (St Louis, MO) in Mid West Division FB 1978-80. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Brabham BT38 [15?] (Bill O'Connor): New for Motul Rondel Racing at Hockenheim in mid-April 1972, and raced all season by Bob Wolleck. Raced once by Carlos Reutemann at Enna. Sold to Bill O'Connor (Highland Park, IL) for Formula B for 1973. To Chuck Dietrich (Sandusky, OH) for 1974, then fitted with a Cosworth BDA for 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  5. 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.
  6. March 73B (Frank Del Vecchio): New to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and raced in SCCA Formula B and in rounds of the Players (Canadian) Formula B series in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. When the series move to accept the BDA engine, Frank continued with a fuel-injected Ford twin cam engine. He recalls that he sold the car to Jack Deaso and to Peter Neumar. Neumahr (White Plains, NY) ran it in SCCA Nationals and at the Runoffs in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. Chevron B20 [72-4?] (Joe Shepherd): A Chevron B20 raced by Joe Shepherd (Indianapolis, IN) in SCCA Formula B in 1973. Retained by Shepherd for Formula Atlantic in 1974 and 1975. Advertised by Shepherd in February 1976.
  8. Chevron B18 [18.71.1] (Paul Wheatley): 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.
  9. March 71BM [10] (Ian Coristine): One of two red March 71BMs acquired by Wilson Southam for Canadian FB and believed to be the car raced by Southam. Southam's operation was bought by Ecurie Canada and its mechanic Tom Greatorex for 1972 and this is the car believed to have been updated to side-radiator 722 specification and rented by Ian Coristine that season. Coristine stayed with the team for 1972 but the car was put back to 71BM specification. Then to Mauro Lanaro for 1974 and retained for a total of four seasons in Canadian FB and F/Atlantic. Coristine recalls that this car destroyed in a transporter fire on its was to a race at Debert.
  10. Chevron B20 [72-3] (Chip Mead): Sold via Fred Opert to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for SCCA Formula B. Third and first in the two Bogotá races early in 1972, then raced in the JAP GP at Fuji in May. Also won the Pro FB race at Lime Rock in July. Likely to be the B20 raced by Dan Carmichael (Columbus, OH) at the 1972 SCCA Runoffs. Raced by Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) at Mosport Park in July 1973. To Freeman Racing for 1974, and raced by Price Cobb in the Pro Formula Atlantic races that season. Advertised by Cobb in early 1975, then advertised by Richard Jackson (Dallas, TX) in August 1975 as "ex-Brown", and February 1976. Next seen when sold by a dealer, Paul Lindell (Houston, TX), to James Sawyer in January 1978. From Sawyer to Jeff McKay (Tacoma, WA) then on to Walt Pawluczkowycz (Evergreen, CO). Sold by Pawluczkowycz to Steve Marschman (Idaho Falls, Idaho) in May 2004.
  11. March 73B [7] (Ron Cohn): A new green March 73B entered by DRC Formula Racing Inc for Ron Cohn (Modena, NY) in Canadian and US Formula B 1973, running as #56. Retained for 1974, running in the Canadian F/Atl series and in the F/Atl race at Watkins Glen in October. To Eric Kerman (Hempstead, NY/Glen Cove, NY) for 1975 and updated with new orange bodywork, entered as #81 or #87, and running as a 75B. Raced in SCCA Nationals from 1975 to 1979. Later to Oran Bushey up to 1982.
  12. March 73B (Richard Paul): Richard Paul (North Hollywood, CA) had what was reported to be a new March 732 for Formula B in 1973. That is likely to mean a March 73B, as that was how the 73B was marketed to Formula B drivers. He first raced it at the Phoenix SCCA National in February 1973 and ran as #48, sponsored by Fire Suppression Inc. Paul retained the car for 1974, when it was usually described as a 74B, but wrapped it around a lamppost in practice for the St Johns Formula Atlantic race in July 1974. The car was rebuilt but may have used an older 722 monocoque. Paul entered it as a 742 in races in early 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. March 73B (Roy Folland): Roy Folland (Montréal, Quebec) had a purple #6 March 73B for 1973 but crashed at Trois-Rivières in Sept and after being repaired, the 73B was sold to Ecurie Canada for guest driver Eppie Wietzes to race at the Watkins Glen Pro FB race five weeks later. Then sold to Tim Cooper (Kansas City, MO) who raced the "ex-Ecurie Canada" 73B at a Willow Springs Regional in December 1973. Raced extensively in SCCA racing early in 1974 and then in the Pro F/Atlantic series, prepared by Charlie Williams Racing. Probably then the "75B" that Cooper raced as part of Doug Shierson Racing in 1975; maybe the 75B/76B that Wilbur Bunce ran for him in 1976, and possibly the self-entered 77B he had in early 1977. Might then be the ex-Cooper March "75B" later entered by Ted Titmus in 1978 and 1979. The latter years of this history become increasingly uncertain and we're very keen to talk to Tim Cooper to clarify.
  14. March 73B (Gary Magwood): New to Gary Magwood (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), and raced in the Players Canadian series. Magwood was increasingly absorbed with his racing school at Mosport Park, and the March 73B was raced once by Luke de Sadeleer in 1974 before Magwood had his first race of the year in it at Sanair in July. After qualifying third, he hit the pit wall during the race, and wiped out the left side of the car. Magwood acquired a new Lola T360, but the March was eventually repaired and was advertised by Magwood in June 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  15. McLaren M4B (Max Callicott): Max Callicott (Anaheim, CA) raced a McLaren M4A in SCCA events. His earliest known race in the car was at Willow Springs in August 1969 but a letter from Callicott dated 1996 that is with the car says that he bought it direct from The Chequered Flag in 1968. The letter states that it had been a F2 car raced by Ian Ashley and "Pierre" Courage; neither Ashley nor Piers Courage raced for Flag in F2 but Ashley raced for them in F3 so this may actually be his F3 car. Callicott sold it to Peter Boyd (Anaheim, CA) in 1981, then to Richard Wells in 1983 and Mike Fazzi from 1988 to 1995. Rebuilt with a new Marc Bahner tub while Fazzi owned it as the rear of the original tub had been cut off. The new tub was modelled on Jim Brown's 1967 car but used the original bulkheads. The rebuilt car was with Tom Crowther in 2000 when Trojan "allocated" it the identity '200-13' on the basis that 200-13 was one of the F3 cars sold to The Chequered Flag. Owned by Tom Lee (Seattle, WA) by 2009. Advertised by Kim Baker's Vintage Race Car Sales (Pittsfield, MA) and sold to an unknown UK owner in 2013.
  16. Chevron B20 [20.72.05] (Linda Wilson): 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.
  17. Brabham BT38 [26?] (Tom Klausler): New for Motul Rondel Racing in May 1972, replacing BT38/11, and raced by Carlos Reutemann. Also raced by Gerry Birrell at Albi, when Reutemann was away racing in the Canadian GP. Raced by Ronnie Peterson in the Brazilian F2 series. Sold by Rondel to Tom Klausler (Palatine, IL) for Formula B in 1973, and won at Trois-Rivières in September. Then to Roy Witz (Arlington Heights, IL) for 1974, then John Kowalski (Berea, OH) for Formula Atlantic in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
  18. March 73B (Tom Outcault): New to Tom Outcault (Cranford, NJ, later Middletown, OH) and entered for him by Troco Racing (Cranford, NJ, later Carlisle, OH) in the Players Canadian Formula B series and in SCCA Nationals. Collided with Allan Lader's damaged car at Mosport in August 1973. Outcault acquired a March 743 tub and rebuilt his car on that, so the history of the 73B effectively ends at that point.
  19. Chevron B18C [18.A.71.1] (Bob Armstrong): New to Graham Eden and delivered just in time for the Oulton Park Formula Atlantic race on 21 March 1972, the second round of the British series. Eden retired from driving shortly after and recruited Cyd Williams to drive the car. Williams won seven championship rounds and finished second in the championship. Eden order Ensigns for 1972 but cancelled the order and bought March 722s, Williams continued to drive the Chrevron until his 722 arrived and won three of the first six rounds of the series. The car was later displayed at the London Racing Car show, where it was bought by Canadian Bob Armstrong (Winnipeg, Manitoba) for the Canadian Formula B series in 1973. Armstrong appeared in the early rounds of the series but made little impact and wasn't seen after June. Subsequent history unknown.
  20. Brabham BT40 (Mike Hall): Mike Hall (Twin Lakes, WI) raced a brand new Brabham BT40 at the SCCA Run-Offs, known then as American Road Race of Champions, at Road Atlanta 25 Nov 1972, the first BT40 to race. Hall then raced this car in Formula B and Formula Atlantic in 1973 and 1974. He replaced it with a Lola T360 for 1975 and the Brabham was then raced by John Elder (Rosemount, Minnesota) in SCCA Nationals in 1975. Hall had modified his car with a wide nose and a higher and fuller tail, and Elder's car showed the same modifications.
  21. Brabham BT29 [43] (Roger Seacrist): Cliff Phillips (Palos Park, IL) acquired a red Brabham BT29 for 1970 but his first known appearance wasn't until Road America 18 Jul 1970 where he recorded 41st fastest time. The car appeared on several more entry lists later in the season but Phillips started to advertise the car from early September onwards. Still being advertised in July 1971. The car is then unknown until mid-1972 when it has been identified (with chassis number and AM number) as the car driven by Roger Seacrist (Chicago, IL). Retained by Seacrist for 1973 but then unknown until acquired by Gary Dausch some time before Apr 1987. To Dave Vegher and raced once at Palm Springs then to Tony Podell (Rolling Hills, CA), then Randall Smith (Petaluna, CA) and retained 2012.
  22. March 71BM [8?] (Patricia Smith): 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.
  23. March 73B [17] (Bruce MacInnes): Originally raced by Bruce MacInnes (Sharon, CT) as part of a two-car team with Ron Cohn. After 1973, it was sold to Joe Ostrowski (Trenton, NJ) and used in SCCA club events until early 1982 when it was bought by Seann Burgess (Caledon, Ontario). Burgess won the CASC Ontario Formula Atlantic championship and the BARC Drivers Championship in 1982 as well as appearing in 'pro' events. After two more seasons of Atlantic, he converted the car to Can-Am specification at the end of 1985 and then fitted a McLaren M1B body and a Mazda 13B rotary engine for 1986. This "March RX10-B" was raced through the 1986 season. Burgess kept the March after it was retired from racing and is in the process of restoring it. By the beginning of 2012, he reckoned it was 90% complete.
  24. March 73B [10] (James King): New to James King (East St Louis, IL) and used in Central Division SCCA Formula B, one round of the Players Canadian series, and the Watkins Glen Pro race in October. Leased to Ric Forest and Fred Phillips in 1974, but King took over the car again for 1975, rebuilt it on a new tub, and raced it in the Players Canadian series. To Porter Brownlee (Little Rock, AR) 1976, and used in Midwest Division Formula B in 1977. 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.