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Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mont-Tremblant, 6 Jul 1975

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Lola T360 [HU11] - Ford BDA BSR
#44 Penthouse/Bill Scott Racing
(see note 1)
38
$5000
2 Gilles Villeneuve March 75B - Ford BDA Swindon
#69 Skiroule Spl
38
$3000
3 Tom Klausler Lola T360 [HU12] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#63 Traylor-Haas Lola (see note 2)
38
$2000
4 Bertil Roos March 75B [5?] - Ford BDA Hart
#40 Schweppes-Castrol/Ecurie Canada
(see note 3)
38
$1500
5 Howdy Holmes Lola T360 [HU10] - Ford BDA BSR
#24 Bill Scott Racing (see note 4)
38
$1300
6 Bobby Dennett Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#50 Valvoline/Fred Opert Racing
37
$1100
7 Mike Hall Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith
#26 United Racing Ltd (see note 5)
37
$1000
8 John Nicholson Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#18 Alan McCall Racing
37
$950
9 Seb Barone Chevron B29 [29-75-24] - Ford BDA Hart
#28 Isola Racing
37
$850
10 Frank Del Vecchio March 73B - Ford twin cam Hart
#39 Analube March/DelVecchio Racing
(see note 6)
37
$800
11 Juan Cochesa Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#51 Valvoline/Fred Opert Racing
37
$700
12 Chip Mead March 75B [6?] - Ford BDA Hart
#17 Lambrusco by Zonin/Doug Shierson Racing
(see note 7)
37
$600
13 Cliff Hansen March 75B - Ford BDA
#9 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 8)
36
$500
14 Peter Ferguson Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] - Ford BDA Hart
#76 Samsonite/Ferguson Canada Racing
(see note 9)
36
$400
15 Peter W. Broeker March 74B - Ford BDA Greatorex
#21 Stebro Racing (see note 10)
36
$300
16 Robert Joubert Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31 Quaker State/R. Joubert
36 1 lap penalty push start  
17 Price Cobb March 75B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#6 Doug Shierson Racing
36
 
18 Lloyd Callaway Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#60 Lloyd Calloway Racing (see note 11)
34
 
19 Syd Demovsky Chevron B29 [29-75-23] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#80 B&B Racing
33
 
20 Bobby Brown Chevron B29 [29-75-21] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#79 B&B Racing
33
 
21 Tim Cooper March 75B - Ford BDA Williams
#8 Rutledge Oil/Doug Shierson Racing
(see note 12)
32
 
22 Craig Hill March 75B [10?] - Ford BDA Hart
#4 Gabriel Spl/Ecurie Canada (see note 13)
29 Throttle return spring  
23 Héctor Rebaque Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart
#5 Valvoline/Fred Opert Racing
28
 
24 Fred Beyer Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford BDA Hart
#47 Equipe Ugly
25
 
25 Bill Brack Chevron B29 [29-75-16] - Ford BDA Hart
#1 STP Special Chevron/B. Brack Racing
(see note 14)
22 Engine  
26 Tom Pumpelly March 75B [74B-3?] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#34 Shierson Racing-NTW (see note 15)
22
 
27 Vince Muzzin March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth
#99 "V.M. Racing" [Doug Shierson Racing]
19
 
28 Tom Gloy Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA Smith
#13 Hanna Industries (see note 16)
18
 
29 Fred Phillips Lola T360 [HU20] - Ford BDA BSR
#93 Fred Philips Racing [Bill Scott Racing]
(see note 17)
16 Electrics  
30 Damien Magee Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson
#19 Alan McCall Racing
15 Cam follower  
31 Tom Outcault March 74B [743-1] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#35 Troco Racing (entered as #85)
(see note 18)
14
 
32 Bill O'Connor Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith
#25 United Racing Ltd (see note 19)
9 Collision with King  
33 Hugh Cree Chevron B29 [29-75-08] - Ford BDA Hart
#16 Bingley Cree
9 Collision with Walker  
34 Dave Walker Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#30 Quaker State/R. Joubert (see note 20)
9 Collision with Cree  
35 James King March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Traylor
#22 Raggedy Ann Racing ("March 74-BM")
(see note 21)
9 Collision with O'Connor  
36 Bruce Jensen Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDA Hart
#41 Jensen Exotic Plants/Jensen Racing
8 Damaged nose  
37 Vern Schuppan March 722/73B [40] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#11 Rapid Movements/Rick Shea Racing
(see note 22)
8 Halfshaft  
38 Mikeal Bystrom Jr Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA Hart
#92 Bystrom Formula Racing (see note 23)
5
 
39 Jon Woodner March 75B [11] - Ford BDA Swindon
#91 Interscope March/Interscope Racing
(see note 24)
4 Accident  
40 Bobby Rahal Lola T360 [HU9] - Ford BDA McCoy
#23 Red Roof Inns/Capricorn Racing
(see note 25)
1 Misfire  
DNS Charles T. Gibson March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#58 Sasco Sports (see note 26)
Did not start
DNQ Ian Grob March 75B - Ford BDA
#9 Raceshop/Doug Shierson Racing
(see note 27)
Did not qualify
DNQ Victor Larose Lotus 59/69 - Ford BDA
#68 Victor Larose Racing ("Lotus 59")
Did not qualify
UNKE Howard Kelly Brabham BT35
#14 H.K. Racing
On entry list
UNKE Don Breidenbach March 75B [4] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#61 D. L. B. Industries March (see note 28)
On entry list
UNKE John Gloviak Brabham BT35 [41] - Ford BDA Hart
#65 John Gloviak Racing
On entry list
UNKE John Eagan Chevron B25
#67 John Eagan Racing ('Chevron B-25M')
On entry list
UNKE E. Jay Erickson March 73B [3] - Ford BDA Smith
#70 E.J.E. Racing (see note 29)
On entry list
UNKE Ron Rogers Brabham BT38 - Ford BDA Hart
#73 R. R. Racing
On entry list
UNKE Bob Beyea Motul M1 - Ford BDA Hart
#77 Racetek Ltd
On entry list
UNKE Tim Coconis Lotus 69 [71/69.7.FB] - Ford BDA Hart
#83 T. C. Racing
On entry list
UNKE Tom Outcault March 74B [743-1] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#85 Troco Racing (see note 30)
On entry list
UNKE Richard Doran GRD B72 [019-F2] - Ford BDA
#86 R.D. Racing
On entry list
UNKE Cliff Dawson Brabham BT38B [13] - Ford BDA Hart
#88 C.D. Racing
On entry list
DNA Cliff Hansen GRD B74 - Ford BDA Swindon
#33 Engine Shop GRD/C. Hansen Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Pumpelly March 74B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#34 Hoffman March/Cavannaugh Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Jon Batchelor March 75B [7] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#62 Inter-AiLLeases Inc./Cavanaugh Racing
(see note 31)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Bill Brack (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-16] - Ford BDA Hart 1.35.803
2 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU11] - Ford BDA BSR 1.36.076
3 Bobby Rahal (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU9] - Ford BDA McCoy 1.36.225
4 Gilles Villeneuve (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Swindon 1.36.314
5 Dave Walker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.36.338
6 Tom Klausler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU12] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.36.377
7 Bertil Roos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [5?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.36.499
8 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU10] - Ford BDA BSR 1.36.630
9 Bruce Jensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDA Hart 1.36.674
10 Bobby Brown (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-21] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.37.129
11 Bobby Dennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1.37.267
12 John Nicholson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.37.352
13 Damien Magee (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tui BH2 - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.37.589
14 Bill O'Connor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith 1.37.785
15 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Traylor 1.37.845
16 Robert Joubert (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.37.977
17 Fred Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU20] - Ford BDA BSR 1.38.002
18 Vince Muzzin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth 1.38.171
19 Craig Hill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [10?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.38.244
20 Mike Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU2] - Ford BDA Smith 1.38.256
21 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA Smith 1.38.387
22 Peter Ferguson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.38.404
23 Vern Schuppan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 722/73B [40] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.38.416
24 Jon Woodner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [11] - Ford BDA Swindon 1.38.480
25 Frank Del Vecchio (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B - Ford twin cam Hart 1.38.590
26 Héctor Rebaque (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1.38.633
27 Tom Outcault (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B [743-1] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1.38.639
28 Chip Mead (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [6?] - Ford BDA Hart 1.38.795
29 Juan Cochesa (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 - Ford BDA Hart 1.38.817
30 Tom Pumpelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B [74B-3?] - Ford BDA Cosworth 1.38.977
31 Seb Barone (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-24] - Ford BDA Hart 1.39.027
32 Peter W. Broeker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B - Ford BDA Greatorex 1.39.808
33 Tim Cooper (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Williams 1.39.876
34 Charles T. Gibson * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart 1.39.903
35 Syd Demovsky (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-23] - Ford BDA Whitehurst 1.40.444
36 Mikeal Bystrom Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA Hart 1.40.578
37 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA Race Shop 1.40.980
38 Hugh Cree (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-08] - Ford BDA Hart 1.41.121
39 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 75B - Ford BDA 1.42.841
40 Lloyd Callaway (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson 1.42.952
41 Fred Beyer (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [10] - Ford BDA Hart
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. March 75B [5?] (Bertil Roos): A car raced by Bertil Roos for Ecurie Canada. Ecurie Canada took delivery of two cars according to March records, a yellow 75B-5 and a white 75B-10, and had two drivers, Roos who raced a yellow 75B and Craig Hill who raced a white one. On that basis, Roos's car would be 75B-5.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. March 73B (Frank Del Vecchio): New to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and raced in SCCA Formula B and in rounds of the Players (Canadian) Formula B series in 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976. When the series move to accept the BDA engine, Frank continued with a fuel-injected Ford twin cam engine. He recalls that he sold the car to Jack Deaso and to Peter Neumar. Neumahr (White Plains, NY) ran it in SCCA Nationals and at the Runoffs in 1977. Subsequent history unknown.
  7. 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.
  8. March 75B (Cliff Hansen): 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 spare to his new 76B. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. March 74B (Peter W. Broeker): Peter Broeker raced a March 74B at several rounds of the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1975. He also made a couple of entries in 1976, and may have been using the same March. Subsequent history unknown.
  11. Chevron B27 [27-74-04] (Lloyd Callaway): 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. History then unknown. 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 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.
  12. 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, thought to be the same car further updated. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. March 75B [10?] (Craig Hill): A car raced by Craig Hill for Ecurie Canada. Ecurie Canada took delivery of two cars according to March records, a yellow 75B-5 and a white 75B-10, and had two drivers, Bertil Roos who raced a yellow 75B and Hill who raced a white one. On that basis, Hill's car would be 75B-10.
  14. 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.
  15. March 75B [74B-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.
  16. 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.
  17. Lola T360 [HU20] (Fred Phillips): Sold via North American agent Carl Haas to Fred Phillips (Shreveport, LA) in June 1975, and run for him by Bill Scott Racing in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1975. Rented to Harry MacDonald (Southfield, Michigan) for the IMSA race at Road Atlanta 1976. Sold to James Maetzold (Valley Centre, Kansas) and raced at Hutchinson and Lake Afton in SCCA Midwest Division in 1977. After being unused in 1978, the Lola was sold to John (Joe?) Whitaker, then on to Gene Forsthofel (Olathe, Kansas) in August 1979. Raced by Forsthofel in Midwest Div events to the end of 1981, then sold to Chad Ward (Lathrop, Missouri) who raced it from 1982 to 1984, then once more in 1988. Sold to Bill Formwalt in September 1989, then sold to Cy Moreland (Trainer, PA) in May 1991. For sale by Moreland on www.race-cars.com in 2005 with refurbished Bahner tub. Sold to James Frank in October 2005. Used by Frank in SVRA events in 2012 and in 2015.
  18. March 74B [743-1] (Tom Outcault): Built up as a 743 for Tom Outcault (Cranford, NJ) to race in NEDiv SCCA Formula B and at the Pro FB race at Road America in August. Rebuilt to 75B specification for 1975 and raced in the Pro series and in CenDiv FB (after Outcault moved to Middletown, OH). Sold to Barry Findley for 1976 and run in MidWest Div FB and then in Southwest Div in 1977 after Findley moved to Texas. Possibly the only FB car to race in four different Divisions in four years. Sold in 1977 to James Michelet (Louisiana) and raced in SCCA in 1977 and 1978 - and, possibly, in 1979. Barry Findley's son Brian recalls that Michelet wrote off the car at Texas World Speedway.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. March 722/73B [40] (Vern Schuppan): New to Australian Vern Schuppan to drive in the British Formula Atlantic championship. Fitted with a BRM Ford twin cam engine, and first seen in practice at Mallory Park in late March, but Schuppan left before the race to catch a flight to the Singapore GP. Schuppan finished second in Singapore, and third in the Malaysian GP a week later. Then returned to the British series, now with a BDA, and won four rounds. In 1973, Schuppan used this car in one F2 race using a Cosworth BDG, then won the Singapore GP with a twin cam fitted, then competed in the JAF Grand Prix at Fuji with the BDG, and back to the 'twink' for Macau. For 1974, he hired the car out to Nigel Clarkson for British Atlantic, but had it back in time to win the Macau GP in November. Its adventures continued in 1975 when Schuppan took it out to the Canadian Formula Atlantic series, after which it became a fixture at Macau up to 1981, being raced by Alan Jones, Derek Daly and Roberto Moreno.
  23. 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.
  24. March 75B [11] (Jon Woodner): 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.
  25. 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).
  26. 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.
  27. March 75B (Ian Grob): 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 spare to his new 76B. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. March 74B [743-1] (Tom Outcault): Built up as a 743 for Tom Outcault (Cranford, NJ) to race in NEDiv SCCA Formula B and at the Pro FB race at Road America in August. Rebuilt to 75B specification for 1975 and raced in the Pro series and in CenDiv FB (after Outcault moved to Middletown, OH). Sold to Barry Findley for 1976 and run in MidWest Div FB and then in Southwest Div in 1977 after Findley moved to Texas. Possibly the only FB car to race in four different Divisions in four years. Sold in 1977 to James Michelet (Louisiana) and raced in SCCA in 1977 and 1978 - and, possibly, in 1979. Barry Findley's son Brian recalls that Michelet wrote off the car at Texas World Speedway.
  31. 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.

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.