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Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series Race

Westwood, 1 Jun 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Bertil Roos March 75B [5?] - Ford BDA Hart
#40 Schweppes Castrol/Ecurie Canada
(see note 1)
57 1.01.08.32
$5000
2 Bill Brack Chevron B29 [29-75-16] - Ford BDA Hart
#1 STP Special Chevron (see note 2)
57 1.01.11.02
$3000
3 Tom Klausler Lola T360 [HU12] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#63 Traylor Engineering/Tom Klausler Racing
(see note 3)
57 1.01.22.70
$2000
4 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Lola T360 [HU11] - Ford BDA Caldwell
#44 Penthouse/Bill Scott Racing
(see note 4)
57 1.01.24.66
$1500
5 Gilles Villeneuve March 75B - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 Skiroule Special (see note 5)
57 1.01.42.24
$1300
6 Bobby Rahal Lola T360 [HU9] - Ford BDA McCoy
#23 Red Roof Inns (see note 6)
57 1.01.58.00
$1100
7 Craig Hill March 75B [10?] - Ford BDA Hart
#4 Gabriel/Ecurie Canada (see note 7)
57 1.02.04.46
$1000
8 Bobby Brown Chevron B29 [29-75-21] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#79 Roger Chalk
56
$950
9 Tom Weichmann Lola T360 [HU15] - Ford BDA Slatten
#37 Import Auto Electric [Pierre Phillips]
(see note 8)
56
$850
10 Howdy Holmes Lola T360 [HU10] - Ford BDA Caldwell
#24 Bill Scott Racing (see note 9)
56
$800
11 James King March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#22 Raggedy Ann Racing (see note 10)
56
$700
12 Bobby Dennett Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#50 Visit Venuzuela/Fred Opert Racing
56
$600
13 Chip Mead March 75B [6?] - Ford BDA Hart
#17 Lambrusco by Zonin/Doug Shierson Racing
(see note 11)
56
$500
14 Peter Ferguson Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] - Ford BDA Hart
#76 Samsonite/Ferguson Canada Racing
(see note 12)
56
$400
15 Vince Muzzin March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth
#99 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 13)
55
$300
16 Mike Hall Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith
#26 United Racing Ltd (see note 14)
55
 
17 Price Cobb March 75B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#6 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 15)
55
 
18 Ron Householder Brabham BT40 [37] - Ford BDA Cosworth
(see note 16)
55
 
19 E. Jay Erickson March 73B [3] - Ford BDA Smith
(see note 17)
48
 
20 Brett Lunger Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#19 Alan McCall Racing
47
 
21 Dave Walker Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#30 (see note 18)
45 1 lap penalty for push start  
22 John Nicholson Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#18 Alan McCall Racing
44 Engine  
23 Bruce Jensen Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDA Hart
#41 Jensen Exotic Plants
42 Engine  
24 Tom Crowther March 722 - Ford BDA Huffaker
Audiovox (see note 19)
39
 
25 Héctor Rebaque Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Cafe Mexicana/Fred Opert Racing
33 Accident  
26 Tim Cooper March 75B - Ford BDA Williams
#8 Rutledge Oil/Doug Shierson Racing
(see note 20)
30
 
R Marty Loft March 75B [11] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#91 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 21)
27 Engine  
R Don Breidenbach March 75B [4] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#61 D.L.E. Racing (see note 22)
27
 
R Syd Demovsky March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth
Doug Shierson Racing (see note 23)
13
 
R Tom Gloy Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA Smith
#13 Tom Gloy Racing [Hanna Industries]
(see note 24)
11
 
R Jon Batchelor March 75B [7] - Ford BDA Cosworth
[Bob Cavanaugh Racing] (see note 25)
11
 
DNS Tom Pumpelly (F1) 1.6-litre March 74B/75B [3] - Ford BDA Race Shop
[Cavanaugh Racing] (see note 26)
Did not start
(blown engine (missed gear))
DNS Allen Karlberg Lola T360 [HU14] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#43 Allen Karlberg (see note 27)
Did not start
(car not running well)
DNSC Bill O'Connor Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith
#25 United Racing Ltd (see note 28)
Did not start (crashed)
DNQ Robert Joubert Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31
Did not qualify
UNKE Jon Milledge GRD B73 [074-FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth
M & S Racing Developments ("GRD-M51")
On entry list
UNKE Mike Rocke Brabham BT38 [16] - Ford BDA
(see note 29)
On entry list
UNKE Seb Barone Chevron B29 [29-75-24] - Ford BDA Hart
On entry list
UNKE Peter W. Broeker March 74B - Ford BDA Greatorex
#21 Stebro Racing ("Stebro March")
(see note 30)
On entry list
UNKE Gordon Munroe Brabham BT29 [49] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#38
On entry list
UNKE Richard Paul March 74B [73B-2] - Ford BDA
#48 Fire Suppression ("March") (see note 31)
On entry list
UNKE Gordon Strom Brabham BT35 [32] - Ford BDA Strom
#49 Gordon Strom (see note 32)
On entry list
UNKE Juan Cochesa Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#51 Visit Venuzuela/Fred Opert Racing
On entry list
UNKE John Storr Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA Cosworth
#60 (see note 33)
On entry list
UNKE Rich Bradley March 722 - Ford BDA Smith
#62 Lamont Cranston Racing (see note 34)
On entry list
("March" - model and engine not given)
UNKE Bobby Fisher Chevron B27 [27-74-07] - Ford BDA Hart
#89 (see note 35)
On entry list
UNKE Mikeal Bystrom Jr Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA
#92 Bystrom Formula Racing (see note 36)
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Tom Crowther
2Tim Cooper
3Price Cobb
4Chip Mead
5E. Jay Erickson
6Jon Batchelor
7Dave Walker
Robert Joubert8Brakes
Qualifying
1 Bobby Rahal (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU9] - Ford BDA McCoy 1.03.024
2 Bertil Roos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [5?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.03.153
3 Bill Brack (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-16] - Ford BDA Hart 1.03.259
4 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU11] - Ford BDA Caldwell 1.03.419
5 Tom Klausler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU12] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.03.494
6 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA Smith 1.03.705
7 Marty Loft (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [11] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1.03.755
8 Gilles Villeneuve (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Swindon 1.03.801
9 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [4] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.04.049
10 Tom Weichmann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU15] - Ford BDA Slatten 1.04.068
11 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.04.181
12 Bobby Brown (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-21] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.04.287
13 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU10] - Ford BDA Caldwell 1.04.351
14 Brett Lunger (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.04.356
15 Bruce Jensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDA Hart 1.04.501
16 Peter Ferguson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.04.536
17 Héctor Rebaque (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1.04.653
18 Craig Hill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [10?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.04.831
19 Mike Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith 1.04.941
20 Bill O'Connor * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith
21 Bobby Dennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1.04.982
22 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.05.089
23 Vince Muzzin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth 1.05.119
24 Ron Householder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [37] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1.05.636
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 75B [5?] (Bertil Roos): A yellow March 75B invoiced by March to Ecurie Canada. Based on the colour, the yellow #22 car raced by Bertil Roos in the opening round of the British Formula Atlantic in mid-April, and then the #40 car raced by him in the Player Canadian Formula Atlantic series from late-May onwards, sponsored by Schweppes and Castrol. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Chevron B29 [29-75-16] (Bill Brack): Sold via US agent Fred Opert to multiple Canadian champion Bill Brack (Toronto, Ontario) and raced through 1975 in STP colours. Won at Halifax in August and at Brainerd in September. Sold to Brad Abbott (Messapequa, NY) for 1976 and only raced twice, both times in SCCA events, scoring a win and a third place according to his later advert. As he did not score points in NEDiv FB in 1976, these were presumably regional events. Abbott then bought a new March 77B and the Chevron was sold to John Galson who raced it in SCCA events in 1977 and 1978.
  3. Lola T360 [HU12] (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 1975, replacing the earlier car he drove in 1974. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Lola T360 [HU11] (Elliot Forbes-Robinson): New via North American agent Carl Haas to Bill Scott Racing, and run for Elliot Forbes-Robinson (La Crescenta, CA) in the 1975 Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series with Penthouse sponsorship. Forbes-Robinson won two rounds of the Canadian series in this car. Sold to John Weakley (Nashville, IN) for 1976, who ran as part of the Bill Scott Racing team, but he ran out of finance the car was sold to Ivan Roland (Asheville NC) in 1979. Used by Roland's son Russ Roland in SCCA events until 1982, when it was advertised. It was later sold to someone in update New York, so may be the Walter Nelson car.
  5. March 75B (Gilles Villeneuve): Gilles Villeneuve (Lasalle, Montréal, Quebec) ran a March 75B in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1975, with some support from Ecurie Canada. He was sponsored by Skiroule Snowmobiles, the Quebec company founded by Rejean Houle and sold to the Coleman Company of Wichita, Kansas in 1972. Skiroule used a signature shade of green, and Villeneuve's 75B was repainted in this colour. Villeneuve won the Gimli race in this car. His 75B was advertised in March 1976 by Doug Shierson, who had presumably taken it in part exchange on Villeneuve's new 76B. Subsequent history unknown.
  6. Lola T360 [HU9] (Bobby Rahal): New via North American agent Carl Haas to Bobby Rahal (Glen Ellyn, IL), and raced in 1975 in the Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series and in SCCA Central Division FB. To George Herscher (Charleston, WV) January 1976, replacing a Lola T240, and raced in SCCA Northeast Division and Southeast Division FB. Returned to Carl Haas in May 1977 and sold on to Paul Kelleher (Little Lake, Michigan) in October 1977. To Art Filip (Chicago, IL) in March 1979 and raced in SCCA Central Division, then to Dennis Tobin May 1989, Carl Haas again February 1990, almost immediately to Carl Thompson, and retained until sold to Bobby Rahal February 2000. Retained by Rahal until sold late 2012 via Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) to Steve Miller (Cape Town, South Africa).
  7. March 75B [10?] (Craig Hill): A white March 75B invoiced by March to Ecurie Canada. Based on the colour, the white #4 car of Craig Hill in the Player Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1975, sponsored by Gabriel Special. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Lola T360 [HU15] (Tom Weichmann): Sold via Carl Haas and Pierre Phillips to Tom Weichmann (Kent, WA) and raced in the first two rounds of the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series, but not raced again in 1975. Advertised by Phillips at the end of 1975, but no racing history known in 1976. Sold to Sans Thompson (Banks, OR), the Phillips team's chief mechanic, and used in ICSCC races in 1977. Sold in early 1979 to Bill Moll (Seattle, WA), but according to Thompson the car was never raced.
  9. Lola T360 [HU10] (Howdy Holmes): New via North American agent Carl Haas to Bill Scott Racing, and run for Howdy Holmes (Ann Arbor, MI) in the 1975 Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series. Also raced by Harry MacDonald at the SCCA Pro race at Brainerd in September 1975. To Joe Colantonio (Glenolden, PA) in 1976, and raced in the Players series. Subsequent history unresolved, but the car was with Mike Brodie in 2009. Acquired from Brodie by Daniel Glanz (Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire) of Legends Automotive In 2010, and offered for sale with a history that said it had had only two owners from new, and had last been raced by Bill Brodie in 1996. Raced by Glanz in the Formula Atlantic classes of HSCC F2 and Derek Bell Trophy races from 2011 to 2015.
  10. 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, fitted a March 742 nose and side radiators, 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.
  11. March 75B [6?] (Chip Mead): Chip Mead (Dayton, OH) raced a red #17 March 75B as part of the Doug Shierson Racing team in 1975 with backing from Zonin wines. H. T. Mead Jr, who was 25 years old and worked for his father's investment company, had previously raced for Doug Shierson Racing in 1974 in a Chevron B27.
  12. Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] (Peter Ferguson): New to Peter Ferguson (Toronto, Ontario), to be used in the Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series, entered by Ferguson Canada Racing as #76 with Samsonite sponsorship. The Samsonite deal was not renwed, so Ferguson did not race the car in 1976. He returned for the opening race of the 1977 season, at Mosport Park with Gingerbread Displays livery and finished a highly impressive sixth, but did not reappear. The car was sold to Colin Hine, then to Paul Swinwood, for whom Nigel Mortimer sold it to Dr Warren Eads (Rolling Valley Hills, CA). It next passed to collector Art Valdez (Torrance, CA), and remained in Valdez' collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017. Sold to new owner early 2018. Sold to further owner (Kent) late 2018.
  13. March 75B (Vince Muzzin): Vince Muzzin (Northville, Michigan) drove a red #99 March 75B for Doug Shierson Racing in Formula Atlantic in 1975. Muzzin's main focus in 1975 was Formula Ford, but he retained the 75B for another season of Atlantic in 1976, but without any success. Subsequent history unknown.
  14. Lola T360 [HU2] (Mike Hall): 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.
  15. March 75B (Price Cobb): Price Cobb (Dallas, TX), a 20-year-old Formula Ford graduate, raced a March 75B for Doug Shierson Racing in Formula Atlantic in 1975, although there is some suspicion that he started the season in a 74B. He stayed with Doug Shierson Racing for 1976, racing a 76B, and it is likely that his 75B remained with Shierson to be sold.
  16. Brabham BT40 [37] (Ron Householder): 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.
  17. March 73B [3] (E. Jay Erickson): New to Mike Rand (Riverside, CT/Greenwich, CT/Amherst, Mass) and raced in SCCA Nationals, but also taking in Pro races at Sanair and Watkins Glen. To Fred Opert in part-exchange for a Rondel and sold to E. Jay Erickson (Stevens Point, WI), appearing at Watkins Glen in October 1974. Fitted with a BDA for 1975 and raced in Canadian Formula Atlantic. Advertised by Erickson in late 1975 and sold to Bill Nees (Lenexa, Kansas) who retained it until 1989. Then to Brian Haupt (Kansas City, MO) and used by him in SCCA C Sports Racing.
  18. Lola T360 [HU21] (Dave Walker): New to South African Robert Joubert to join his converted Lola T350 in a two-car Formula Atlantic team in the 1975 Canadian Players series. The T360 was driven by his teammate Dave Walker, and was brand new at Edmonton. Joubert did not appear at Trois-Rivières at the end of August, and the entry numbers used suggest Walker drove Joubert's T350. The subsequent history of the T360 HU21 is unknown, but it may have been David Westgate's car at Trois-Rivières in 1975, then that of Victor Larose in 1976. In 1983, Peter Dragffy (Montréal, Quebec) raced HU21 in two WCAR races. It was later bought from the Dragffys by John Arnold in 1989, and was inherited by his son Michael Arnold in 2015.
  19. March 722 (Tom Crowther): Tom Crowther (Kentfield, CA, later Novato, CA) raced a March in Formula B/Atlantic from 1974 to 1976 and this is believed to have been the same March 722 throughout. At first the car was entered by "Pollard Racing, a division of Donald Pollard Associates". By late 1975, the car had acquired 75B bodywork and was entered as such at the 1975 Run-Offs and at a single Pro appearance in late 1976. It was then sold via Pierre Phillips to Nick Lingren and was driven by Sans Thompson at Trois-Rivières in 1978.
  20. March 75B (Tim Cooper): Tim Cooper (Kansas City, MO) raced a yellow #8 March 75B for Doug Shierson Racing in 1975 with backing from Rutledge Oil. Photographs show that this car had all the features of a 75B, so is unlikely to have been his older 73B updated, although this remains a possibility. Cooper moved to Wilbur Bunce Racing for 1976, and the "75B/76B" that Bunce built up for him is likely to have been based on this 75B (but could have been based on Cooper's older 73B). Cooper raced this car in the Players Canadian and IMSA championship in 1976. He appeared at a few races in early 1977 in a March "77B", thought to be this same car further updated. Subsequent history unknown.
  21. March 75B [11] (Marty Loft): A black March 75B sold to Doug Shierson Racing for Jon Woodner in the Canadian series. Raced by Woodner, Marty Loft, Richard Melville and Vittorio Brambilla in 1975 as a Shierson entry.
  22. March 75B [4] (Don Breidenbach): Don Breidenbach (Oakland, CA) had a new March 75B which he first raced at Holtville Aerodrome 23 Mar 1975. It was blue and ran as #61 entered by D. L. B. Industries. Last known race was in February 1976, after which Breidenbach's new 76B arrived and the 75B went to Jeffrey Alkana (Azusa, CA), replacing his earlier 74B. Alkana is reported to have won the regional championship in 1977 with this car but it seems more likely that he won the 1976 Cal Club Formula B title. Sold to Alan Holly for 1977, repainted red and again used in Cal Club SCCA events. Sold by Holly to studio exec Steve Brimmer who raced it in 1978 and then kept it, unused, for some time. History then unknown until owned by Walter Hagstrom in 1988. It then sat unused for ten years from 1990 until sold by Roger Downer (Petaluma, CA) to Ken Stone in 2000. Retained by Stone in 2004. With Mark Rincon (Redding, CA) by 2008. Retained by Rincon 2012.
  23. March 75B (Syd Demovsky): Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) started 1975 in a Doug Shierson Racing March 75B but left the team after two races. This is probably the #9 car hired by DSR to Ian Grob for Mont-Tremblant 06 Jul 1975 but he failed to qualify, after which it was sold to Cliff Hansen (Laguna Beach, CA) who drove it at that race instead of his usual GRD. Retained by Hansen in 1976 as a show car, and then advertised in September 1976. Sold to Mike Downs (El Segundo, CA) early October 1976 when the invoice identified it as 75B-8. To R. J. (Joe) Ordoqui (Boeing, CA) for SCCA racing in 1978. Used by two further owners in west coast SCCA racing in the early 1980s.
  24. Lola T360 [HU16] (Tom Gloy): Sold via Carl Haas and Pierre Phillips to Tom Gloy (Lafayette, CA), and raced in SCCA Nationals at the start of the 1975, then in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series, sponsored by Hanna Industries. Rented by James Heath for a SCCA National at Willow Springs in October 1975. Sold to Phil Threshie (Alamo, CA), and raced in a SCCA National at Sears Point in April, then in three Californian rounds of the 1976 IMSA series. Advertised by Threshie in November 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  25. March 75B [7] (Jon Batchelor): Cavanaugh Racing entered a blue #62 March 75B for Jim Batchelor (Miami Beach, FL) at the start of the 1975 season. After the team ran out of money, the car was sold back to Doug Shierson Racing but it is currently unclear how it was then used.
  26. March 74B/75B [3] (Tom Pumpelly): New to Ecurie Canada, and raced by Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec, Canad) 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 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.
  27. Lola T360 [HU14] (Allen Karlberg): Sold via Carl Haas and Pierre Phillips to Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA). Karlberg raced it in the opening round of the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series, finishing an impressive fifth, but did not race at the second round as the car was not running well. Sold to Larry Bergman (Los Gatos, CA), who was seen very infrequently with it during 1976 and 1977. The Lola was advertised by Bergman in March 1977, then by Don Breidenbach in April 1977. Subsequent history unknown, until owned by Patrick Murphie (Seattle, WA) from 1980 to 1984, fitted with a 2-litre Lotus 907 engine and raced in SCCA North West region and - somehow! - in the WCAR race at Seattle in 1984. To Michael Bledsoe (Seattle, WA) 1988 and raced in SCCA North West region. To David D. Weldon (Manhattan Beach, CA) November 1990, and stored at first, then restored and raced with VARA from 2001 to 2003, still with the Lotus 907 engine.
  28. 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.
  29. Brabham BT38 [16] (Mike Rocke): Sold originally to the Elf-Coombs team but not used, and sold to Edward Reeves Racing as a spare for the team's new BT38 being raced by David Morgan. When Morgan wrecked the regular car at the 'Ring, he took over BT38/16. Oddly, this car was sometimes described as BT38/15. After the season, BT38/16 went to MRE in part-exchange for a new BT40, and was sold on to Tom O'Leary (Dalkey, County Dublin) for Formula Ireland racing. O'Leary rarely raced it, and it was eventually sold by MRE in August 1974 to Mike Rocke (Livermore, CA), who used in in SCCA Formula B in 1974 and 1975. Crashed in 1975 and rebuilt on a replacement tub before being sold to someone in California in 1976. Subsequent history unknown.
  30. March 74B (Peter W. Broeker): Peter Broeker raced a March 74B at several rounds of the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1975. Photographs show that the car had a 742 nose, so side radiators. He also made a couple of entries in 1976, and may have been using the same March. Subsequent history unknown.
  31. March 74B [73B-2] (Richard Paul): New to Richard Paul (North Hollywood, CA), and first raced it at the Phoenix SCCA National in February 1973 where it was entered as #48, sponsored by Fire Suppression Inc. Paul crashed heavily at Trois-Rivières in September. 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.
  32. Brabham BT35 [32] (Gordon Strom): Raúl Pérez Gama was one of several Mexican customers of Fred Opert racing in the early 1970s. For 1972, he had a brand new orange-and-yellow Brabham BT35 and raced as part of the Fred Opert Racing team in Pro Formula B events with entry number #66. He retained the car for the two Bogotá races in early 1972 after which BT35-32 has been indentified as the car driven in SCCA events by Gordon Strom (Santa Cruz, CA or Sunnyvale, CA) in 1972 and for the following three seasons, retaining the car's original orange and yellow colours throughout. For 1976, Strom acquired a Chevron B29 and the Brabham may have been traded back to Fred Opert.
  33. Brabham BT29 (John Storr): Larry Walters (Tacoma, WA) raced a Brabham in NorPac FB in 1973, finishing third in the Division with 21 pts He returned in 1974, winning the FB class at Portland in June in a BT29 but those were the only points he scored that season. The pre-1973 history of this BT29 is currently unknown but it is believed that the car came into the country through Portland dealer Pierre Phillips - so possibly the car raced in 1970 by Jack J. Quinlin. In 1975, Walters sold the car to John Storr (Victoria, BC) and it was fitted with a BDA engine for the Canadian Formula Atlantic series and the ICSCC series. Storr advertised the car, less engine, in September 1978. It was sold to Bill Mol (Vashon, WA) and fitted with a Mazda engine and Culver sports car body for B Sports Racing in 1980. Subsequent history unknown but possibly the BSR Brabham raced by Gary Heath (Port Orchard, WA; later Bremerton, WA) from 1981 to 1983.
  34. March 722 (Rich Bradley): Rich Bradley (Sunnyvale, CA) had a March for Formula B in 1974 and 1975. It was described as a 722 at a SCCA race at Sears Point in April 1974 and again at the Edmonton F/Atlantic race in 1975. Bradley advertised the car in Formula in Oct 1975 as a March 722 with Falconer body. The advert was repeated in April 1976, noting a new Falconer body, F1 brakes and a Lamar wing. Subsequent history unknown.
  35. Chevron B27 [27-74-07] (Bobby Fisher): Chevron build record says sold via Fred Opert to George Sabin. Used by Alan Lader as well in 1974. Sold to Bobby Fisher (Lafayette, CA) for 1975 and used in some early-season Nationals and one Pro race. To Jim Van Horn (Orange, CA) for 1976 and run in west coast Pro and SCCA racing. Then a strong candidate for the car of Californian Mike Morris in SCCA races in 1977 though this may have been the ex Hayes car from 1975-76. Either this or the Hayes car likely to be the B27 for sale by Crosslé Cars Pacific in 1982. In February 2007, Bud Morrison bought what he believes to be B27-74-07 from Neil Johnson via Fantasy Junction (Emeryville, CA).
  36. Brabham BT38B [18] (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.

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.

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Formula August 1975 pp25-26. The Vancouver Sun 2 Jun 1975 p23.