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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 73B/74B/75B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#6 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 15)
55
 
18 Ron Householder Brabham BT40 [37] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#67 (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 Falconer - 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 [8] - 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 Allen Karlberg Lola T360 [HU14] - Ford BDA Racing Services
#43 Allen Karlberg (see note 26)
Did not start
(car not running well)
DNSC Bill O'Connor Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith
#25 United Racing Ltd (see note 27)
Did not start (crashed)
DNQ Jon Milledge GRD B73 [074-FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth
M & S Racing Developments ("GRD-M51")
Did not qualify
DNQ Mike Rocke Brabham BT38 [16] - Ford BDA
(see note 28)
Did not qualify
DNQ Seb Barone Chevron B29 [29-75-24] - Ford BDA Hart
Did not qualify
DNQ Les Sherwood Brabham BT29 [BT21-35?] - Ford twin cam
(see note 29)
Did not qualify
DNQ Robert Joubert Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31 (see note 30)
Did not qualify
DNQ Cliff Hansen GRD B74 - Ford BDA Swindon
#33 (see note 31)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tom Pumpelly March 74B/75B [3] - Ford BDA Race Shop
#34 [Cavanaugh Racing] (see note 32)
Did not qualify
DNQ Gordon Munroe Brabham BT29 [49] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#38
Did not qualify
DNQ Richard Paul March 74B [722? 73B?] - Ford BDA
#48 Fire Suppression ("March") (see note 33)
Did not qualify
DNQ Juan Cochesa Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#51 Visit Venuzuela/Fred Opert Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ John Storr Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA Cosworth
#60 (see note 34)
Did not qualify
DNQ Rich Bradley March 722 - Ford BDA Smith
#62 Lamont Cranston Racing (see note 35)
Did not qualify
DNQ Tim Coconis Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford BDA Hart
#83
Did not qualify
DNQ Bobby Fisher Chevron B27 [27-74-07] - Ford BDA Hart
#89 (see note 36)
Did not qualify
DNQ Mikeal Bystrom Jr Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA
#92 Bystrom Formula Racing (see note 37)
Did not qualify
UNKE Peter W. Broeker March 74B - Ford BDA Greatorex
#21 Stebro Racing ("Stebro March")
(see note 38)
On entry list
UNKE Gordon Strom Brabham BT35 [32] - Ford BDA Strom
#49 Gordon Strom (see note 39)
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
Bobby Fisherretired - battery
Jon Milledgeretired - engine
Qualifying
1 Bobby Rahal (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU9] - Ford BDA McCoy 1m 03.024s
2 Bertil Roos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [5] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 03.153s
3 Bill Brack (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-16] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 03.259s
4 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU11] - Ford BDA Caldwell 1m 03.419s
5 Tom Klausler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU12] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1m 03.494s
6 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA Smith 1m 03.705s
7 Marty Loft (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [11] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 03.755s
8 Gilles Villeneuve (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Swindon 1m 03.801s
9 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [4] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1m 04.049s
10 Tom Weichmann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU15] - Ford BDA Slatten 1m 04.068s
11 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson 1m 04.181s
12 Bobby Brown (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-21] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1m 04.287s
13 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU10] - Ford BDA Caldwell 1m 04.351s
14 Brett Lunger (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson 1m 04.356s
15 Bruce Jensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 04.501s
16 Peter Ferguson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 04.536s
17 Héctor Rebaque (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1m 04.653s
18 Craig Hill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [10] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 04.831s
19 Mike Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith 1m 04.941s
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 1m 04.982s
22 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1m 05.089s
23 Vince Muzzin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 05.119s
24 Ron Householder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [37] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 05.636s
25 Chip Mead (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [6?] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 05.260s
26 Seb Barone * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-24] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 05.283s
27 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B/74B/75B - Ford BDA Race Shop 1m 05.347s
28 Richard Paul * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [722? 73B?] - Ford BDA 1m 05.400s
29 Jon Milledge * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD B73 [074-FB] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 05.452s
30 Tim Coconis * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 05.501s
31 Tom Crowther (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 Falconer - Ford BDA Huffaker 1m 05.636s
32 Tim Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Williams 1m 06.093s
33 Mike Rocke * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [16] - Ford BDA 1m 06.233s
34 John Storr * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 06.430s
35 Juan Cochesa * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1m 06.511s
36 Bobby Fisher * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-07] - Ford BDA Hart 1m 06.606s
37 Cliff Hansen * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre GRD B74 - Ford BDA Swindon 1m 06.999s
38 E. Jay Erickson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [3] - Ford BDA Smith 1m 07.220s
39 Gordon Munroe * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [49] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 07.427s
40 Mikeal Bystrom Jr * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA 1m 07.802s
41 Jon Batchelor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [7] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1m 08.320s
42 Tom Pumpelly * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B/75B [3] - Ford BDA Race Shop 1m 08.478s
43 Rich Bradley * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722 - Ford BDA Smith 1m 10.056s
44 Les Sherwood * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [BT21-35?] - Ford twin cam 1m 13.733s
45 Dave Walker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDA Nicholson no time
46 Robert Joubert * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford BDA Nicholson no time
 
* 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, this would be 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. The two Ecurie Canada March 75Bs are presumably the 75Bs advertised by PDW Racing (St Lambert, Quebec) in mid-1976. PDW ran Formula Fords in the Canadian championship. Then Jacques Desjardins advertised two 75Bs in December 1976. 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 T360 HU2 he drove in 1974. In August 1976, Tom Price (Mt Prospect, IL) advertised a Lola T360 which he described as being "ex Klausler". As Klausler's 1974 T360 HU2 was still with Mike Hall at this time, this must have been Klausler's 1975 HU12, as must Rick Koehler's "ex-Klausler" car in 1977. Price raced the T360 in Midwest Council events in 1976, tying for the FB title that year. Rick Koehler (Mequon, WI) raced a Lola T360 in Central Division Formula B in 1977, winning the division with 43 points, one ahead of Jerry Hansen's newer Lola. The car was described at some races as an "Excalibur EE1B", including at the Runoffs, but this is believed to be the same car. Koehler converted the car to Formula C specification for 1978, and Pat Buckley set the lap record at PBIR on its only outing of 1978. Koehler advertised the car in August 1979, saying that it was "ex-Klausler", had not raced in 1979, had only been raced once in 1978, and reiterating the lap record holder at PBIR. 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 and 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 by The Race Shop (Adrian, MI) with two Swindon engines in January 1976, and 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) January 1975, and raced in SCCA Nationals in the early months of 1975, winning at PBIR and Stuttgart, then in the Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series. 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). It was then sold to Brad Oldenbrook around 2015, and from him to Andrew Wait (Greenbrae, CA) in May 2019.
  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. The two Ecurie Canada March 75Bs are presumably the 75Bs advertised by PDW Racing (St Lambert, Quebec) in mid-1976. PDW ran Formula Fords in the Canadian championship. Then Jacques Desjardins advertised two 75Bs together with two older Lola T360s in December 1976 and April 1977. Desjardins raced in Formula Ford in 1975 and then moved into Formula Atlantic in 1976, but used one of the Lola T360s. He raced again in Formula Ford in 1977 and 1978. The subsequent history of the 75B is unknown, but a "March 752" appeared in historic racing in the 2010s that has a SCCA stamping from Northeast Oklahoma Region and a '75B/10' chassis plate. The history of this car has not yet been ascertained.
  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. Advertised by Thompson in October 1978. Sold in early 1979 to Bill Mol (Vashon, WA) and raced in ICSCC that year, entered by Burien Imports Ltd. Also raced by Jack Scher (Seattle, WA) at two ICSCC races. Raced by David Dedrickson (Bellevue, WA) in ICSCC in 1980.
  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. Subsequent history unresolved, but the car was with Mike Brodie by 1988/89, when Doug Phelps remembers painting it for him. It was 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. Raced briefly in SCCA Nationals in early 1974 before his new Chevron B27 arrived from England, then leased to Ric Forest and Fred Phillips for the 1974 Players Canadian series. 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 1976 and 1977. After blowing the engine, he sold it to Mike Winn (Little Rock, AR) 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.
  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 the Players Canadian series 1975 with backing from Zonin wines. He also raced the car in CenDiv Formula B, finishing in a tie for second place for the title. 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. Advertised by Chip Mead with a Nicholson/McLaren BDA in January 1976.
  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 renewed, 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. He advertised the car in November 1976, noting that it had a McCoy engine, and again in April 1977. 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. There is no sign of Hall racing it again after 1975, but he advertised it in the early months of 1977, after which it appears to go back to Carl Haas Racing. In January 1978, it was advertised by Dassig Engineering (Northbrook, IL) as the "ex Klausler/Hall" T360, and may have been the car used in SCCA Drivers School by Nick Karabetsos in 1977. The later history of this car is still not known with precision, but at some point it acquired sports car bodywork and a Mazda engine. Doug Moe (Bremerton, WA) owned it, and it may have been one of the series of BSR class "Mazron" sports racing cars that he used in ICSCC events from 1977 (the "Mk 1"), 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981 (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. Bought from Chou in 2012 by Guilbert Twiss (Pittsfield, MA).
  15. March 73B/74B/75B (Price Cobb): In July 1974, David Loring raced a Formula Atlantic March at Mosport Park. Canadian Motorsport Bulletin reported that it was "a nice March 73 owned by Dale Lang and supplied by Joe Grimaldi". At the next race, Seb Barone raced what CMB called "the Grimaldi March that Loring had driven at Mosport". From this, it seems highly likely that this was the same car that Grimaldi had raced at the opening two races of the 1974 Canadian series, at Westwood and Edmonton. Richard Paul recognised the car as the March Grimaldi had raced at Trois-Rivières in September 1973, so we can trace this 73B that far back at least. It may even be the car Lang drove at several other races in 1973, but we cannot yet be clear about that. Presumably the car raced by Grimaldi at Waterford Hills in September 1974, but this is uncertain as Grimaldi had a 74B by this time. In 1975, Grimaldi joined forces with Doug Shierson Racing, and DSR ran an older updated March for Price Cobb. Cobb described this in an interview as a 73B, and Grimaldi, when talking to Kevan McLurg in 2020, said that Cobb got Lang's old car. So this seems to be a 73B starting in September 1973, possibly earlier, and continuing to the end of the 1975 season. Subsequent history unknown.
  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 (Portland, OR) for 1974, and fitted with a BDA engine for the Canadian series, which was now to Formula Atlantic rules. Also raced in SCCA racing that year, where it was moved up to the Formula A class as the BDA was not allowed into Formula B until 1975. 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 late 2011, 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 raced it in Midwest Division SCCA Regionals and Nationals in 1976, 1977 and 1978. From Nees to Roger Riekenberg, and raced by him in 1980 and 1981, mostly at Hallett, Mid-America Raceway, Brainerd and Pueblo, until an engine failure in August 1981. To Brian Haupt (Kansas City, MO) in 1989, 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 Falconer (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 the start of 1975, it had Falconer bodywork, but later that season it had acquired 75B bodywork, and was entered as a 75B at the 1975 Run-Offs and at a single Pro appearance in late 1976. Crowther ran the "75B" regularly through 1977, winning the Portland National in September. It was then sold via Pierre Phillips to Nick Lingren and was driven by Sans Thompson at Trois-Rivières in 1978. In February 1979, Pierre Phillips Racing was advertising the "ex-Crowther March" as a rolling chassis. Subsequent history unknown.
  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. Joe Grimaldi recalls that Cooper hired a new 75B from the team for 1975, and that the car then returned to Shierson. Cooper moved to Wilbur Bunce Racing in California for 1976, and the "75B/76B" that Bunce built up for him was based on on Cooper's older 73B. The subsequent history of the 75B hire car is unknown.
  21. March 75B [11] (Marty Loft): A black March 75B sold to Doug Shierson Racing for Jon Woodner to race in the 1975 Canadian Formula Atlantic series. Raced by Woodner at most events as a Shierson entry; also by Marty Loft at Westwood as Woodner was at the Pocono F5000 race, and by Richard Melville at Mosport in July. Then used by guest driver Vittorio Brambilla to win the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières at the end of August. Loaned to Bobby Rahal for the SCCA Runoffs at Road Atlanta in early November, which Rahal also won. Subsequent history unknown, but probably the Dan Carmichael car in 1976, and reported to be the car owned by Steve Bonney (Pueblo, CO) in 1978 and 1979. The later movements of this car are still unclear, but one rumour was that it was in France for a time. It moved to England, and for around 15 years, it was in storage in Birmingham. A number of restorations were started and abandoned, the last being to finish it with a Ford Pinto engine and Hewland Mk 9 gearbox. By 2011 it was with Stuart Black (Poole, Dorset) and was nearing completion.
  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 (North Hollywood, CA) 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. By 2008, the car was with Mark Rincon (Redding, CA), who ran it in Ramada Inns livery. Later bought from Rincon by Steve Cook (Napa, California).
  23. March 75B [8] (Syd Demovsky): A yellow March 75B invoiced by March to Shierson and shipped 17 April 1975. It was intended for a French-Canadian woman driver, but when her deal fell through it was raced by Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) in a Doug Shierson Racing hire deal for the first two races of 1975. This is almost certainly the #9 car hired by DSR to Ian Grob for Mont-Tremblant 6 Jul 1975 but when that deal also fell through,the car was sold to Cliff Hansen (Laguna Beach, Orange County, 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, Los Angeles County, CA) early October 1976 when the invoice identified it as chassis number 75B-8. It is unclear when Downs raced it, as when he advertised it in September 1978, he said it was unraced since 1976. To R. J. (Joe) Ordoqui (Boeing, CA) for SCCA racing, starting with a SCCA Regional in November 1978. He rebuilt it to 77B specification over the winter, and raced it in 1979. Sold by Ordoqui to Dante Heredia (Downey, CA) in 1980, then sold to Mark Biro (Temple City, CA) some time around 1983. Subsequent history unknown, but at some point this car was used in the C Sports Racing class by Stan Goldstein (Watsonville, CA). In 1998, it was bought from Goldstein by Emil Leung (South Pasadena, CA), and in 2020 it was completely restored by Howard Monise.
  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 Jon 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. 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.
  27. 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, when it was used in the Canadian series and at least once in SCCA Nationals, entered by United Racing Ltd. To John Kowalski (Berea, OH), who won Central Division Formula B in 1976 in the car, qualifying for the Runoffs. Kowalski only scored nine points in a Lola in Central Division FB in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  28. 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 is reported to have crashed it at Mondello Park when the front brake pads fell out. As the car probably needed a new tub, it was sold and replaced with a BT40. The BT38 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. Then unknown until bought by Steve Petersen (Sedalia, CO) from Tom Christ around 2001. The car had been rebuilt on a Pat Price tub, fitted with a Jennings 2-liter BDG engine, and was raced by Peterson with RMVR from 2003 onwards.
  29. Brabham BT29 [BT21-35?] (Les Sherwood): Jean-Pierre Cassegrain had a Brabham BT21 for the 1967 F3 season but crashed heavily during the European F3 Challenge meeting at Hockenheim in October 1967. Autosport (22 Mar 1968 p5) said that he had a new BT21B for 1968 but when it appeared, it was described as an updated BT21. In September 1969, the car was sold via Frank Williams to Gordon Munroe (Victoria, BC) and used in Formula B events in Canada.
  30. Lola T350 [HU1] (Robert Joubert): South African Robert Joubert and Belgian Patrick Neve were expected to appear in a two-car team of Formula 3 Lola T350s in 1975, but Neve's sponsorship fell through. The car was pictured testing in March, but engine failure prevented Joubert starting at Thruxton on its debut. Another engine failure in practice put him out of the Monaco GP, after which he had the car converted to T360 specification and bought a second T360 for teammate Dave Walker. Joubert raced the T350 four times in the Players Formula Atlantic series in Canada, and then dropped out. Walker drove the T350 in the Trois-Rivières race in August. Subsequent history unknown.
  31. GRD B74 (Cliff Hansen): New for 42-year-old Australian Dave Walker to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship at the start of 1974, entered by Ken Swanson Racing. The car then went to North America, where Walker was expected to drive it in the Canadian series, but he did not appear, and continued with the Obermoser team in Europe in F2 and sportscars. The GRD was raced by Cliff Hansen (Laguna Beach, CA) in SCCA events in late 1974. Hansen retained the car for 1975, but it was entered by Doug Shierson Racing. After failing to qualify for Westwood and Gimli, Hansen transferred to one of the Shierson team March 75Bs. The subsequent history of the GRD is unknown.
  32. March 74B/75B [3] (Tom Pumpelly): Believed to be the Ecurie Canada entry for Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec, Canada) at the opening race of the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic season with Schweppes sponsorship. Villeneuve appears to have then moved to a newer car, and 74B/3 was used by Chuck Hansen (Tenafly, NJ) at Edmonton and Sanair. It then returned to March importer Joe Grimaldi, and was raced as a Race Shop entry by Dale Lang at Road America in late August, before being updated to the latest F2 specification for George Follmer to drive as an Ecurie Canada entry at Trois-Rivières. 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 (Ambler, PA) in early 1975. Pumpelly then moved to Doug Shierson Racing but exactly and apparently updated to 75B specification. Advertised the car in January 1976 as a "74-75B", "ex-Follmer/Roos", and sold to Peter Dodge (New York, NY/Stamford, CT), for SCCA Nationals and IMSA Formula Atlantic in 1976. Sold to Omer Norton, who owned it from 1978 to 1983, and then to Ed Capullo (Norwich, CT), who crashed it in a test session at Lime Rock in 1984 and sold it off for parts. Subsequent history unknown.
  33. March 74B [722? 73B?] (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.
  34. 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 BT29 raced by Gary Heath (Port Orchard, WA; later Bremerton, WA) from 1981 to 1983.
  35. 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.
  36. 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).
  37. 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.
  38. March 74B (Peter W. Broeker): Peter Broeker (Pointe-Claire, Montréal, Quebec, Canada) raced a black-and-white #21 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 in a car described only as a Stebro, which could well have been the same March. Subsequent history unknown.
  39. 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 identified 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.

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. The Wheel June 1975 pp 12-13.