Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières
Trois-Rivières, 1 Sep 1974
|1||Tom Klausler||Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Traylor
#63 (see note 1)
|2||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||Chevron B27 [27-74-02] - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Fred Opert Racing (see note 2)
|3||Patrick Depailler||March 74B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#14 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 3)
|4||James King||Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#22 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 4)
|5||Bruce Jensen||March 74B  - Ford BDA Hart
#41 (see note 5)
|6||Reg Scullion||March 74B - Ford BDA Hart
#95 (see note 6)
|7||Chip Mead||Chevron B27 [27-74-03] - Ford BDA Hart
#23 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 7)
|8||Bill O'Connor||Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Traylor
#62 (see note 8)
|9||Price Cobb||Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford BDA Hart
#2 (see note 9)
|10||Al Justason||Rondel M1 - Ford BDA Hart
#32 (see note 10)
|11||Ron Cohn||March 73B  - Ford BDA
#56 (see note 11)
|12||David Westgate||March 71BM - Ford twin cam
#77 (see note 12)
|13||Hugh "Wink" Bancroft||Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDA Hart
#6 Fred Opert Racing (see note 13)
|14||Bob Beyea||Brabham BT40  - Ford BDA
#10 Fred Opert Racing (see note 14)
|15||Ric Forest||March 73B  - Ford BDA
#66 (see note 15)
|16||Peter W. Broeker||Chevron B14/B17b [FB-68-10?] - Ford twin cam
#21 (see note 16)
|17||Mike Hall||Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA
#28 (see note 17)
|18||Chris O'Brien||Rondel M1 - Ford BDA
#12 (see note 18)
|19||Craig Hill||Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA
#4 (see note 19)
|20||Roger Seacrist||Rondel M1  - Ford BDA Nicholson
#29 (see note 20)
|21||George Follmer||March 74B (side rads)  - Ford BDA
#15 Ecurie Canada - Schweppes (see note 21)
|22||Seb Barone||Rondel M1  - Ford BDA
#24 (see note 22)
|23||Richard Doran||GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford BDA
|R||Syd Demovsky||March 74B (side rads)  - Ford BDA Greatorex
#33 (see note 23)
|R||Mikeal Bystrom Jr||Brabham BT38B  - Ford BDA Smith
#92 (see note 24)
|R||Tom Pryce||Chevron B27 [27-74-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#8 Fred Opert Racing (see note 25)
|R||Charles T. Gibson||March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#58 (see note 26)
|R||Chris Gleason||Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA
#7 Fred Opert Racing (see note 27)
|R||Bruce MacInnes||March 73B  - Ford BDA
#69 (see note 28)
|R||Gary Magwood||Lola T360 [HU6] - Ford BDA Hart
#27 (see note 29)
|R||Bill Brack||Lotus 59 [ ] - Ford BDA Crosty
|R||Gilles Villeneuve||March 74B (side rads)  - Ford BDA
#13 Ecurie Canada - Schweppes (see note 30)
|DNS||Don Breidenbach||March 74B - Ford BDA
(see note 31)
|Did not start|
|DNSC||Bobby Brown||Chevron B27 [27-74-18] - Ford BDA Smith
(see note 32)
|Did not start (crashed)|
|DNQ||William Prout Jr||March 705/73B  - Ford twin cam
(see note 33)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Peter Ferguson||Chevron B20 [72-7] - Ford BDA
#3 (see note 34)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Joe Shepherd||Chevron B20 [72-4?] - Ford BDA Hart
Xanadu Racing (see note 35)
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Bill Eagles||Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA
#46 Tex Made Racing (see note 36)
|Did not qualify|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Patrick Depailler||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Race Shop||1.06.697|
|2||Bill O'Connor||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Traylor||1.06.710|
|3||Tom Klausler||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Traylor||1.06.755|
|4||Jean-Pierre Jaussaud||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-02] - Ford BDA Hart||1.06.815|
|5||Bill Brack||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [ ] - Ford BDA Crosty||1.07.522|
|6||Ric Forest||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B  - Ford BDA||1.07.718|
|7||Tom Pryce||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-15] - Ford BDA Hart||1.07.961|
|8||Hugh "Wink" Bancroft||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDA Hart||1.08.145|
|9||James King||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.08.215|
|10||Charles T. Gibson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart||1.08.484|
|11||Gary Magwood||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU6] - Ford BDA Hart||1.08.504|
|12||George Follmer||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B (side rads)  - Ford BDA||1.08.508|
|13||Gilles Villeneuve||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B (side rads)  - Ford BDA||1.08.664|
|14||Bobby Brown *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-18] - Ford BDA Smith||1.08.668|
|15||Bob Beyea||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40  - Ford BDA||1.08.745|
|16||Craig Hill||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA||1.09.010|
|17||Bruce Jensen||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B  - Ford BDA Hart||1.09.347|
|18||Bruce MacInnes||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B  - Ford BDA||1.09.582|
|19||Chris O'Brien||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 - Ford BDA||1.09.590|
|20||Reg Scullion||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Hart||1.09.606|
|21||Chris Gleason||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA||1.09.651|
|22||David Westgate||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 71BM - Ford twin cam||1.09.967|
|23||Chip Mead||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-03] - Ford BDA Hart||1.10.132|
|24||Mike Hall||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA||1.10.254|
|25||Al Justason||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1 - Ford BDA Hart||1.10.402|
|26||Syd Demovsky||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B (side rads)  - Ford BDA Greatorex||1.10.637|
|27||Roger Seacrist||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1  - Ford BDA Nicholson||1.11.023|
|28||Ron Cohn||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B  - Ford BDA||1.11.198|
|29||Price Cobb||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-3] - Ford BDA Hart||1.11.199|
|30||Don Breidenbach *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA||1.11.770|
|31||Seb Barone||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Rondel M1  - Ford BDA||1.12.422|
|32||Richard Doran||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford BDA||1.12.932|
|33||Mikeal Bystrom Jr||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B  - Ford BDA Smith||1.14.406|
|34||William Prout Jr *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 705/73B  - Ford twin cam||1.15.347|
|35||Peter Ferguson *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-7] - Ford BDA||1.16.046|
|36||Joe Shepherd *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B20 [72-4?] - Ford BDA Hart||1.32.050|
|37||Peter W. Broeker||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B14/B17b [FB-68-10?] - Ford twin cam||no time|
|38||Bill Eagles *||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 - Ford BDA||no time|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- Lola T360 [HU2] (Tom Klausler): Sold via North American agent Carl Haas to Tom Klausler (Palatine, IL) and run for him by Traylor Engineering in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. Klausler won two rounds, and the Pro races at Road America, Trois-Rivières and Waterford Hills. Sold to Mike Hall (Twin Lakes, WI) for 1975, and raced in the Players series. The later history of this car is still not known exactly, but over the next 13 years it acquired sports car bodywork and a Mazda engine. Doug Moe (Bremerton, WA) owned it, and it may have been the BSR class "Mazron" that he raced in ICSCC events in 1977 (as the "Mk 1"), 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981, by which time it was the "Mazron Mk V". It was raced by Bill Hill in the CAT championship in 1987, after which it was reportedly stored. Early in 2003, Moe sold the the car to Allan T. Chou (Westfield, NJ), and in 2009 it was being restored.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-02] (Jean-Pierre Jaussaud): Chevron build record says sold via Fred Opert to Freeman Racing (Yellow Springs, OH). However, either never delivered or bought back by Opert in 1974 and used by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Trois Rivieres and Richard Melville at Watkins Glen. Advertised by Opert in April 1975 as "ex-Jaussaud", "only two races". Retained by the Opert team for 1975, and used twice by Tom Bagley at Halifax and Trois Rivieres, where his car is described as "ex Jaussaud". Believed to be Michael Landrum's B27 at Road Atlanta in April 1976 in the IMSA series. Then advertised by Pierre Phillips Autoweek 31 July 76 p28 'ex Bagley'. Subsequently to Frank Scott (Racine, WI) for sale AW 9 Oct 1976 p27 B27 'ex Jaussaud, 8 races from new' and 31 Mar 1978 p39. Sold to Richard Ellingson and used in Mid West SCCA until 1980. Then to an autocrosser and subsequently to Paul Berg (Chippewa Falls, WI), who won the MCSCC F/Atlantic series in 1982 with the car. Owned by Bob Dupré (Glenview IL) 1985 and said to have been written off at Road America that year.
- March 74B (Patrick Depailler): Patrick Depailler raced a March 74B at Trois-Rivières in September 1974. Autosport described it as the car tested earlier in England by Jim Crawford, but now set to full Formula 2 specification. Canadian Motorsport Bulletin described it as the ex-Coulon 'slave' March 732, but the possibility exists that it had actually begun life as Dale Lang's 74B/2. Photographs show that it was raced by Lang in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. The car then went to Formula Ford graduate Tom Sauerbrei (Fresno, CA), who had an excellent season in the "742" in SCCA Regionals and Nationals in 1975, winning the regional title. After that season, it was rebuilt to 75B specification and leased to Johnnie Crean (San Juan Capistrano, CA), the 27-year-old son of former racer John C Crean, who raced it in two IMSA Formula Atlantic races in California in May 1976, and later in SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-04] (James King): Chevron build record says sold via Fred Opert to Doug Shierson Racing. According to Chevron the car used by James King at Mallory Park before being shipped to the USA. (King and Mead owned their own cars in the Shierson team.) Badly damaged by King at Mosport in July 1974 and rebuilt around a new tub. Formula Mar 75 p29 reports, 'King is trying to sell the B27 he drove in 1974 under Shierson's management'. (King still has the plate for this car.) Sold to Lloyd Callaway (Chicago, IL) and used in 1975 early 1976 SCCA and some pro races. Callaway advises that the car was sold to Fred Opert in early 1976 in p/x for a new Chevron B34. It was bought from Opert by John Connolly (Brooklyn, NY) who raced it in local SCCA and EMRA events in 1976 and 1977. When Connolly bought a new Ralt RT1 in early 1978, the Chevron B27 was bought by Bertil Roos (Blakeslee, PA), who won the Formula Atlantic race at the SCCA 'Bonus' National at Charlotte in April 1979. He then attached fenders to the car and used it in Can-Am, still with its 1600cc Cosworth BDD engine. Roos bought a different Chevron B27 for 1980, and, according to Doug Waters, his 1979 car was sold to someone in California who planned to use it as a sports car with an Alfa Romeo V8 engine. Many years later, in 1999, Sandy Dells Racing (San Diego, CA) sold two B27 tubs to Jim Sparks (San Diego, CA). Dells restored one of these to running condition for Sparks, then sold the other tub and parts on Sparks' behalf to Mike Winebrenner (Louisville, KY) in 2004. Winebrenner was able to identify his monocoque by its SCCA Chicago Region stamping as Lloyd Calloway's 1975 car, but the 74-04 chassis plate is on Sparks' car. Winebrenner's parts were sold in early 2009 to Bud Morrison, who already owned 74-05 and 74-07. It would appear that Sparks' car is built on the original tub, and Morrison's is the replacement tub.
- March 74B  (Bruce Jensen): New to Bruce Jensen (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada), and raced by him in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series. Sold for 1975 to Jean Beaulieu (Quebec City, Quebec, Canada) appeared very briefly at the start of the 1975 series, but he failed to start the opening race after a number of problems that culminated with a rod through the side of the engine. He sold the car to Ron Rogers (Trenton, Ontario), who raced it mostly in club events in 1976 and 1977 before selling it to Jim Close. Rogers ran the car for Close until Close took it back to California. Sold to its current owner in the early 1990s, and retained.
- March 74B (Reg Scullion): Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec) raced a March 74B in the second half of the 1974 season, first appearing at Mosport Park in early July. To Reg Scullion (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Montreal, Quebec) in time for the Trois-Rivières race in September. Also raced by Scullion at Watkins Glen in October, when it was described as being red/white/blue, and at a couple of races in 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-03] (Chip Mead): New to Doug Shierson Racing via Fred Opert for Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) to race in Formula Atlantic, initially in the opening races of the British series, then in North America. The car was blue and ran in North America as #23. Sold to Keith Feldott (LaGrange, IL) and raced in SCCA Central Division FB in 1975, 1976 and 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
- Lola T360 [HU3] (Bill O'Connor): Sold via North American agent Carl Haas to Bill O'Connor (Highland Park, IL) and run for him by Traylor Engineering in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. O'Connor won the US GP support race in this car in October 1974. Retained for 1975. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B20 [72-3] (Price Cobb): 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. Unknown in late 1972 and early 1973. To Freeman Racing and entered for Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) to race at Mosport Park in July 1973. Next seen when entered by Freeman Racing Enterprises for Price Cobb (Dallas, TX) in the Pro Formula Atlantic races in 1974. Advertised by Cobb in early 1975, then advertised by Richard Jackson (Dallas, TX) in August 1975 as "ex-Brown", and in 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.
- Rondel M1 (Al Justason): Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) raced a Rondel M1 in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. According to Chris Townsend, when this car arrived, it was still in the Rondel colour scheme with Pescarolo's name on it, implying it was chassis 206, although Justason had no record of the chassis number himself. When Justason "retired" at the end of the 1974 season, he rented the car to Bob Beyea for a couple of Canadian Formula Atlantic races in 1975. He recalls that he later sold the car to Bill Bovenizer in Toronto. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 73B  (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 (Huntingdon, NY) and raced until 1982. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 71BM (David Westgate): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario) raced a #9/#8 red-and-white March 71BM in Canadian Formula B in 1973, with support from Tangent Travel Ltd. When Huband advertised the March, together with his older Brabham BT29, in CMB in September 1973, he said it had five races from new. Sold to Norm Joy (Montréal, Quebec) for 1974, but he faied to qualify at the opening race, and then skipped the second round. Then to David Westgate (Sainte-Thérèse, Quebec) for the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-05] (Hugh "Wink" Bancroft): An Fred Opert team car, used by Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (Costa Mesa, CA) in the US series in 1974. The car was owned by Bancroft, who according to Formula and Sports Car retained it unraced in 1975, and then wheeled it out again for a few SCCA So Pac division races in early 1976. Advertised in May 1976. The car now owned by Bud Morrison has a SCCA log book showing it was owned by Ken Valan (Wilmington, DE) in 1978, then Frank Shober (Chatham, NJ) from 1979 to 1985. In October 1988, it was bought from Bruce McQuiston at the Bertil Roos Racing School (Blakeslee PA) by Monte C. Shalett (New Orleans, LA), who sold it via Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) to Paul Wesselink (Dana Point, CA/Huntington Beach, CA) in June 1997. From Wesselink to Bud Morrison in May 2005.
- Brabham BT40  (Bob Beyea): New for Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) and raced by him in the Malaysian Grand Prix at Batu Tiga in April 1973, but wrecked the following weekend during practice at the Singapore Grand Prix. The car was rebuilt and raced a few times in Canada as part of Fred Opert's team, including by David Fram at Halifax in October 1974, and by Bob Beyea at Trois-Rivières two weeks later. Then sold to Mike Rand (Greenwich, CT) in time for the 1974 SCCS Runoffs, replacing a crashed Rondel M1, after which Rand raced the BT40 in Northeast Division SCCA Formula B in 1975. For 1976, Rand converted the car to Formula C. He bought a Modus for 1977, and the Brabham was sold to Larry Snover (Langsdale, PA) who raced it in FC and then in FB again. He sold it after the 1979 season to someone who planned to add sportscar bodywork for Can-Am. However, this never happened, and the car was offered for sale by Rick Parent (Asheville, NC) in June 2018, still in Snover's livery, noting that "the car has been sitting since 1980".
- March 73B  (Ric Forest): 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, fitted a March 742 nose and side radiators, and raced it in the Players Canadian series. It then went to Porter Brownlee (Little Rock, AR) who raced it in Midwest Division Formula B in 1977. After blowing the engine, he sold it to Mike Winn who raced it for one season before selling it to Chuck Blair, who had previously maintained it for Brownlee. Blair ran it a couple of times before selling it. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B14/B17b [FB-68-10?] (Peter W. Broeker): 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. As Broeker had got it back, this is likely to be the "B9/15/17" that Broeker used briefly in 1974. 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.
- 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.
- Rondel M1 (Chris O'Brien): Chris O'Brien (Ottawa, Ontario /Halifax, Nova Scotia) raced a Rondel M1 in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. It was described by Canadian Motorsport Bulletin in June as the "ex-Tom Pryce Titan Properties" car, and when it was advertised by O'Brien in April 1975 as "ex-Scheckter", which would point to it being chassis 204, the only car Scheckter drove, which was then also driven by Pryce from June onwards with Titan Properties sponsorship. O'Brien crashed the car at Mosport in July 1974 and it was rebuilt on a new monocopque in time for Sanair two weeks later. It was advertised in December 1974 as "ex-Scheckter" with spares that included a monocoque, presumably the one damaged at Mosport. O'Brien recalls that he sold the car back to Opert. However, O'Brien recognised the chassis 206 that Randy Zimmer later had as being his car, casting doubt on the identification of it as chassis 204.
- Brabham BT40 (Craig Hill): Craig Hill (Missassagua, Ontario, Canada) raced a white #2 Brabham BT40 in the Players Canadian Formula B series in 1973, entered by Fother Hill Ltd with sponsorship from Castrol GTX. Retained by Hill for 1974 and fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine for the new Formula Atlantic series, when it ran as #4. Unknown in 1975. Raced by Howard Kelly (Kingston, Ontario) at the IMSA Formula Atlantic race at Road Atlanta in April 1976, then at a couple of later Players rounds in Canada. Subsequent history unknown.
- Rondel M1  (Roger Seacrist): New for Tom Pryce at Mantorp Park F2 in July 1973, and at three more F2 races that season. Believed to be the car raced by Chris Meek in a formule libre race at Croft in October 1973. Sold via Fred Opert to Roger Seacrist (Chicago, IL) for SCCA Formula B and Canadian Formula Atlantic in 1974. Retained for SCCA Nationals in 1975, when he scored five points in Central Division FB. Advertised in Autoweek in March 1976 from an address in central Chicago, quoting the chassis number. In 2011, this car was reported to be "currently resting in rural Illinois".
- March 74B (side rads)  (George Follmer): New to Ecurie Canada, and raced by Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec, Canada) in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series with Schweppes sponsorship. Villeneuve was the newly-crowned world snowmobile champion, but had also raced with success in Formula Ford. For the first two races of the season, this car had standard 74B bodywork and a front radiator, but by Gimli on 16 June, he had a new car in the latest specification, and the older 74B was inherited by Chuck Hansen, whose name was on the side of it at Gimli and who then raced at Sanair as an Ecurie Canada entry in mid-July. It then appears to have passed into the possession of March importer Joe Grimaldi, and was raced as a Race Shop entry by Dale Lang at Road America in late August. It was then updated to the latest F2 specification for George Follmer to drive as an Ecurie Canada entry at Trois-Rivières when it was described as a second Schweppes March 74B originally meant for Hans Stuck. Raced by Bertil Roos at Watkins Glen in October, then hired by Grimaldi to Eric Kerman for the SCCA Runoffs. Sold by Grimaldi to Tom Pumpelly and run for him by Cavanaugh Racing at the opening two races of 1975, but he failed to start either race. Then thought to have gone with Pumpelly to Doug Shierson Racing but exactly how it was used later that season remains unclear. As he advertised the car in January 1976 as a "74-75B", "ex-Follmer/Roos", the strong impression is that the 75B provided for him by Doug Shierson was actually his 74B updated to the latest specification. Subsequent history unknown.
- Rondel M1  (Seb Barone): The car raced by Bob Wolleck for Motul Rondel in F2 in 1973, and believed to be the same car all season. Like most of the team's cars, this went to Fred Opert for 1974 to be converted for use in SCCA Formula B and Canadian Formula Atlantic. Assuming Wolleck used the same car all season, this would then be "ex-Wolleck" car that Seb Barone (Portland, CT/Middletown, CT/Dilliner, PA) remembers buying for 1974. After a season in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series, Barone traded it back to Opert for his 1975 Chevron B29. According to Cy Morland, who owned chassis 207 from 1998 to 2008, the car was owned after Barone by John Stowe in New England for an extended period, so would be the Rondel raced by Stowe in New England Region SCCA Regionals in 1976. Morland had the tub completely rebuilt by Marc Bahner, and then sold the car back to England. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 74B (side rads)  (Syd Demovsky): A dark blue 74B sold by March to US agent Joe Grimaldi, so probably the dark blue "rent-a-March" 74B run by Tom Greatorex for Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) in the 1974 Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series. By Edmonton, the second race of the season, the car had been converted to works F2 configuration with side radiators. Subsequent history unknown.
- Brabham BT38B  (Mikeal Bystrom Jr): Thomas M. Shelton (Plantation, FL/Fort Launderdale, FL) raced a red-and-white Brabham BT38B in South-East Division FB in 1972. The car arrived late in the season and was described as immaculate and new at the Palm Beach National in September. Tom recalls that the engine broke at the Road America Pro race in August 1973, and he diverted to Chicago on his way home and traded the car to Carl Haas. Haas sold it to Mikeal Bystrom Jr (Minneapolis, MN), who had previously raced a Brabham BT18 in FC, and still recalls the chassis number of the BT38B as being BT38B-18. He broke the Hart twin cam at his first race and fitted a BDA instead, racing it in US Pro races in 1974 and then in the Canadian series in 1975. He sold it to Steve Fossett (Chicago, IL), then a commodities trader in Chicago, but later more famous for his balloning exploits. Fossett raced it in SCCA Formula Atlantic in 1977.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-15] (Tom Pryce): Consigned to Fred Opert in July 1974 for "a Californian SCCA driver", but very likely to be the Fred Opert #8 team car that appears in Formula Atlantic in July 1974 for Howdy Holmes (Ann Arbor, MI), which was described as 'brand new'. Used by Tom Pryce at Trois Rivieres on 1 Sep, and badly damaged. Presumably rebuilt for Holmes at Watkins Glen on 4 Oct. Advertised by Opert in April 1975 as "ex-Holmes" and "4 races from new". Very probably the car sold to Dan Neuman (St Paul, Minnesota) early 1975, and advertised by Neuman as "ex-Pryce" in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 73B [71BM-15] (Charles T. Gibson): New to US dealer Joe Grimaldi and supplied in red bodywork. New to Mike Rand (Greenwich, CT) in time for the SCCA Runoffs, where he crashed in practice. Raced in Pro FB and SCCA Nationals in 1972. Sold to Charlie Gibson (Poughkeepsie, NY) for 1973, and again raced in Pro FB and in SCCA Nationals. Retained again for 1974, when it was run in the Canadian series in 73B specification. Also raced more rarely in 1975, before Gibson advertised it in early 1976. According to current owner Simon Perkins, it was sold for 1976 to "Eric Schneider who only did a few events and then neglected the car when he went off to college". In 1989, Charlie Gibson reacquired the car and resold it to Chris Smith, who had it refurbished by Derek Matthews at Ark Racing in 1989/1990. After racing it occasionally, Smith sold it to Perkins (North Newington, Oxfordshire) who did a few US Vintage races in 2002 and 2003 before bringing the car back to the UK in 2004. He has since raced it in HSCC and European F2 races.
- Brabham BT40 (Chris Gleason): Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec, Canada) raced a white/blue #72 Brabham BT40 in the 1973 Players Canadian Formula B series, entered by Giles Léger Racing Team. Léger bought a new March 74B for 1974, and the Brabham was next seen at Trois-Rivières in September 1974 when it was entered by Fred Opert Racing for Chris Gleason (Johnstown, PA) to drive. It was now in Formula Atlantic specification. Gleason also drove it at Watkins Glen in October 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 73B  (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 eventually restored to immaculate condition, winning two Concours awards in 2016 and 2017.
- Lola T360 [HU6] (Gary Magwood): New via North American agent Carl Haas and Canadian agent Brian Robertson to Jack Burnett for Gary Magwood (Toronto, Ontario) to race in the Canadian John Player Formula Atlantic series in 1974. Also raced by Magwood at the US GP Formula Atlantic support race at Watkins Glen in October 1974, but then not seen until Magwood returned to Formula Atlantic in July 1976. Comprehensively destroyed in Magwood's accident at Halifax in August 1976.
- March 74B (side rads)  (Gilles Villeneuve): A yellow March 74B sold to US agent Joe Grimaldi in "semi kit" form. This appears to have been the car raced by Ecurie Canada driver Gilles Villeneuve from Gimli onwards, where the car was in the latest F2 specification, which involved moving the main radiator to the left side of the engine, a new extended nose, and a rear wing 18 inches further back. Villeneuve wrecked it at Mosport Park in July, but a new car was built out of the wreck and was raced by David Loring at Sanair and St Johns later that month. Villeneuve returned to the car to race it at Halifax, Trois-Rivières and Watkins Glen. Subsequent history unknown.
- March 74B (Don Breidenbach): Don Breidenbach (Oakland, CA) raced a white March 74B in SCCA National and later in Pro races in 1974 but early that season his car was described as a 732 so this 74B may have been a mid or late-season replacement for the older car. Retained for the early 1975 race at Riverside and then sold to Bob Gledhill (Utah). Somehow the deal with Gledhill unwound because Breidenbach advertised the car again at the end of 1975, alongside his newer 75B. Jeff Alkana (Azusa, CA) recalls buying it from Breidenbach and he raced it in SCCA events in early 1976. Alkana then bought Breidenbach's newer 75B and he recalls selling the 74B to Jim van Horn (Orange, CA). Van Horn raced such a March in SCCA events in late 1976 and 1977 but then disappears from FB in 1978. When he returns in 1979 he has a March again, but it could be a different one. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B27 [27-74-18] (Bobby Brown): Chevron build record says sold to Bobby Brown of B&B Racing Enterprises, June 1974. The car was badly damaged in an accident at Trois Rivieres in 1974. Brown says that the remains were returned to Chevron in p/x for two B29s in 1975. However, advertised by Brown in May and June 1975 as 'not raced since complete rebuild at Chevron' which suggests that the car came back to him. Sold later in 1975 to Thomas Christ (Racine, WI), and raced by him in Pro Formula Atlantic and SCCA Nationals in 1976 and 1977. Then unknown until owned by Daniel Sauriol (Appleton, WI) in 1984. Sold to Cliff Ebben (Appleton, WI) at the end of the 1984 season, then sold by him to Comprep (i.e. Dennis Eade of ComPrep (Competition Preparation) in Zenda, WI) for ComPrep customer Alan Lewis (Indianapolis, IN). Run by ComPrep for Eade. Sold to Alan Azar (O'Fallon, IL) in 1999. With dealer Chuck Haines of Can-Am Cars Ltd (St. Louis, MO) in 2018.
- March 705/73B  (William Prout Jr): New to Bill Prout (Ivoryton, CT) and raced in Formula B in 1970. At Bryar in October, Prout became the first person to win a race in North America in a March. For 1971, Prout repainted the car black, but the first real changes were made to it in 1973, when he updated it to 1973 bodywork. In a long career with the car, Prout set the absolute course record at the 1.8 mile course at Pocono in 1971, and set the FA lap record at Bridgehampton in 1974. Prior to the 1975 season, he sold the 705 to someone in Long Island, who put in a BDA in it. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B20 [72-7] (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 was bought by Martin Bullock (Western Australia) in 2011.
- 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.
- Brabham BT40 (Bill Eagles): Bill Eagles (Lasalle, Montréal, Quebec, Canada) raced a green/yellow #46 Brabham BT40 in the Players Canadian Formula B series in 1973, entered by Tex-Made Racing, Ville La Salle. Also driven by Allan Lader at Sanair in June. Retained by Eagles for 1974, again entered at #46, and fitted with a Cosworth BDA engine after the opening round. Subsequent history unknown.
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.
North American Formula Atlantic race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Formula and On Track, information drawn from Canadian newspapers and results sheets where available.
Individual sources for this event
Montreal Star, Autosport 5 Sep 1974 pp14-15, Chevron build records, March 74B build records and Formula Feb 77 p32 Cobb profile