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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 (see note 2)
38
$3000
3 Tom Klausler Lola T360 [HU12] - Ford BDA Whitehurst
#63 Traylor-Haas Lola (see note 3)
38
$2000
4 Bertil Roos March 75B [5?] - Ford BDA Hart
#40 Schweppes-Castrol/Ecurie Canada
(see note 4)
38
$1500
5 Howdy Holmes Lola T360 [HU10] - Ford BDA BSR
#24 Bill Scott Racing (see note 5)
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 6)
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 7)
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 8)
37
$600
13 Cliff Hansen March 75B - Ford BDA
#9 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 9)
36
$500
14 Peter Ferguson Chevron B29 [29-75-09?] - Ford BDA Hart
#76 Samsonite/Ferguson Canada Racing
(see note 10)
36
$400
15 Peter W. Broeker March 74B - Ford BDA Greatorex
#21 Stebro Racing (see note 11)
36
$300
16 Robert Joubert Lola T350 [HU1] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#31 Quaker State/R. Joubert (see note 12)
36 1 lap penalty push start  
17 Price Cobb March 75B - Ford BDA Race Shop
#6 Doug Shierson Racing (see note 13)
36
 
18 Lloyd Callaway Chevron B27 [27-74-04] - Ford BDA Nicholson
#60 Lloyd Calloway Racing (see note 14)
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 15)
32
 
22 Craig Hill March 75B [10?] - Ford BDA Hart
#4 Gabriel Spl/Ecurie Canada (see note 16)
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 (see note 17)
25
 
25 Bill Brack Chevron B29 [29-75-16] - Ford BDA Hart
#1 STP Special Chevron/B. Brack Racing
(see note 18)
22 Engine  
26 Tom Pumpelly March 75B [74B-3?] - Ford BDA Cosworth
#34 Shierson Racing-NTW (see note 19)
22
 
27 Vince Muzzin March 75B - Ford BDA Cosworth
#99 "V.M. Racing" [Doug Shierson Racing]
(see note 20)
19
 
28 Tom Gloy Lola T360 [HU16] - Ford BDA Smith
#13 Hanna Industries (see note 21)
18
 
29 Fred Phillips Lola T360 [HU20] - Ford BDA BSR
#93 Fred Philips Racing [Bill Scott Racing]
(see note 22)
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 23)
14
 
32 Bill O'Connor Lola T360 [HU3] - Ford BDA Smith
#25 United Racing Ltd (see note 24)
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 25)
9 Collision with Cree  
35 James King March 73B [10] - Ford BDA Traylor
#22 Raggedy Ann Racing ("March 74-BM")
(see note 26)
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 - Ford BDA
#11 Rapid Movements/Rick Shea Racing
(see note 27)
8 Halfshaft  
38 Mikeal Bystrom Jr Brabham BT38B [18] - Ford BDA Hart
#92 Bystrom Formula Racing (see note 28)
5
 
39 Jon Woodner March 75B [11] - Ford BDA Swindon
#91 Interscope March/Interscope Racing
(see note 29)
4 Accident  
40 Bobby Rahal Lola T360 [HU9] - Ford BDA McCoy
#23 Red Roof Inns/Capricorn Racing
(see note 30)
1 Misfire  
DNS Charles T. Gibson March 73B [71BM-15] - Ford BDA Hart
#58 Sasco Sports (see note 31)
Did not start
DNQ Ian Grob March 75B - Ford BDA
#9 Raceshop/Doug Shierson Racing
(see note 32)
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 33)
On entry list
UNKE John Gloviak Brabham BT35 [41] - Ford BDA Hart
#65 John Gloviak Racing (see note 34)
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 35)
On entry list
UNKE Ron Rogers Brabham BT38 - Ford BDA Hart
#73 R. R. Racing (see note 36)
On entry list
UNKE Bob Beyea Motul M1 - Ford BDA Hart
#77 Racetek Ltd (see note 37)
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 38)
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 (see note 39)
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 40)
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 - Ford BDA 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 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.
  2. 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.
  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. 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. 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.
  5. 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 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.
  6. 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).
  7. 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 Peter Neumahr, but it is unclear whether this was the "77B" that Neumahr (White Plains, NY) ran in SCCA Nationals and at the Runoffs in 1977. He was remarkably quick if that was really a four-year-old car, and it is possible he'd quickly replaced it with a real 77B. Neumar the car sold to Jack Deaso (New York, NY). Subsequent history unknown.
  8. 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.
  9. 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, 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 in late 1978. Used by two further owners in west coast SCCA racing in the early 1980s.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. March 75B (Price Cobb): Price Cobb (Dallas, TX), a 20-year-old Formula Ford graduate, raced a brown #6 March 75B for Doug Shierson Racing in Formula Atlantic in 1975, although there is some suspicion that he started the season in a 74B. The colour of the car implies that he had chassis 75B/3. He stayed with Doug Shierson Racing for 1976, racing a 76B, and it is likely that his 75B remained with Shierson to be sold.
  14. 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 SCCA racing in 1975 and early 1976, and in some pro races. Callaway advises that the car was sold to Fred Opert in early 1976 in p/x for a new Chevron B34. It was bought from Opert by John Connolly (Brooklyn, NY) who raced it in local SCCA and EMRA events in 1976 and 1977. After Connolly bought a new Ralt RT1 in early 1978, he advertised the Chevron B27 in September 1978 and sold it to Bertil Roos (Blakeslee, PA), who won the Formula Atlantic race at the SCCA 'Bonus' National at Charlotte in April 1979. He then attached fenders to the car and used it in Can-Am, still with its 1600cc Cosworth BDD engine. Roos bought a different Chevron B27 for 1980, and, according to Doug Waters, his 1979 car was sold to someone in California who planned to use it as a sports car with an Alfa Romeo V8 engine. Many years later, in 1999, Sandy Dells Racing (San Diego, CA) sold two B27 tubs to Jim Sparks (San Diego, CA). Dells restored one of these to running condition for Sparks, then sold the other tub and parts on Sparks' behalf to Mike Winebrenner (Louisville, KY) in 2004. Winebrenner was able to identify his monocoque by its SCCA Chicago Region stamping as Lloyd Calloway's 1975 car, but the 74-04 chassis plate is on Sparks' car. Winebrenner's parts were sold in early 2009 to Bud Morrison, who already owned 74-05 and 74-07. It would appear that Sparks' car is built on the original tub, and Morrison's is the replacement tub.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Brabham BT35 [10] (Fred Beyer): New to Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario, Canada) and raced by him in the Canadian Formula B series in 1971, entered by Fred Opert Racing. To Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario) for Canadian FB in 1972 and 1973. To Fred Beyer (Ottawa, Ontario) for the Players (Canadian) Formula Atlantic series in 1974 and 1975.
  18. 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.
  19. March 75B [74B-3?] (Tom Pumpelly): New to Ecurie Canada, and raced by Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec, Canada) in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series with Schweppes sponsorship. Villeneuve was the newly-crowned world snowmobile champion, but had also raced with success in Formula Ford. For the first two races of the season, this car had standard 74B bodywork and a front radiator, but by Gimli on 16 June, he had a new car in the latest specification, and the older 74B was inherited by Chuck Hansen, whose name was on the side of it at Gimli and who then raced at Sanair as an Ecurie Canada entry in mid-July. It then appears to have passed into the possession of March importer Joe Grimaldi, and was raced as a Race Shop entry by Dale Lang at Road America in late August. It was then updated to the latest F2 specification for George Follmer to drive as an Ecurie Canada entry at Trois-Rivières when it was described as a second Schweppes March 74B originally meant for Hans Stuck. Raced by Bertil Roos at Watkins Glen in October, then hired by Grimaldi to Eric Kerman for the SCCA Runoffs. Sold by Grimaldi to Tom Pumpelly and run for him by Cavanaugh Racing at the opening two races of 1975, but he failed to start either race. Then thought to have gone with Pumpelly to Doug Shierson Racing but exactly how it was used later that season remains unclear. As he advertised the car in January 1976 as a "74-75B", "ex-Follmer/Roos", the strong impression is that the 75B provided for him by Doug Shierson was actually his 74B updated to the latest specification. Subsequent history unknown.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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 (Little Rock, AR) 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 Chevroin 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 1977. After blowing the engine, he sold it to Mike Winn who raced it for one season before selling it to Chuck Blair, who had previously maintained it for Brownlee. Blair ran it a couple of times before selling it. Subsequent history unknown.
  27. March 722/73B (Vern Schuppan): Vern Schuppan raced in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1975 in a March 722 prepared by Rick Shea's Shea Racing. The car was yellow-and-white, in 73B (or 74B) bodywork, and ran as #11 with support from Rapid Movements. Later in the season, the car was raced by Shea himself at Brainerd in September. At the start of the 1976 season, Shea ran the car for Dave Walker. It was now described as a March "72-75" and was black, but still entered as #11. After Walker drove it in the first four races, it was later raced by Bob Beyea, Shea himself, and by Damien Magee at Trois-Rivières in September. The car was then sold to Frank Monise (Pasadena, CA), so is presumably the blue-and-white #25 March "75B" that he raced in southern Californian SCCA Nationals in 1977 and 1978. Advertised by Monise in September 1978 as a March "72 updated to 76" with "fresh CRW BDD". Subsequent history unknown.
  28. 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.
  29. 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 and Richard Melville in the 1975 Canadian Formula Atlantic as a Shierson entry, and 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 reported to be the car owned by Steve Bonney in 1978. A car with this chassis number in the UK in 2019.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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, 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 in late 1978. Used by two further owners in west coast SCCA racing in the early 1980s.
  33. 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.
  34. Brabham BT35 [41] (John Gloviak): Unknown in 1971, 1972 and early 1973. First seen when raced by David Ralston (Elmhurst, IL) in the latter part of 1973. To John Gloviak (Chicago, IL) for 1974 (sometimes entered by his brother Thomas Gloviak), and used in SCCA Nationals and some Pro events from 1974 to 1978. The Gloviaks continued to race the car up to 1982. They planned some suspension changes, but these were never made, and the car was sold to Gene Frings (Mayville, WI) who stored it for some years. Sold in 2002 to restorer David Irwin, at which time it had a BDD and FT200 gearbox. Sold to Lee Brahin (Philadelphia, PA) in 2004 or 2005, and raced in SVRA events.
  35. 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.
  36. Brabham BT38 (Ron Rogers): Ron Rogers (Trenton, Ontario) entered a #73 R. R. Racing Brabham BT38 for a couple of Players Canadian Formula Atlantic races in July 1975.
  37. Motul M1 (Bob Beyea): Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) raced a Rondel M1 in the Canadian Formula Atlantic series in 1974. According to Chris Townsend, when this car arrived, it was still in the Rondel colour scheme with Pescarolo's name on it, implying it was chassis 206, although Justason had no record of the chassis number himself. When Justason "retired" at the end of the 1974 season, he rented the car to Bob Beyea for a couple of Canadian Formula Atlantic races in 1975. He recalls that he later sold the car to Bill Bovenizer in Toronto, and Bill's recollection is that he sold it about 1982 to Jeremy Hill who wanted the engine for his Formula Atlantic March. Subsequent history unknown. Subsequent history unknown.
  38. 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 (Little Rock, AR) 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.
  39. Brabham BT38B [13] (Cliff Dawson): New to Eligio Siconolfi (Montréal, Quebec, Canada), who raced in the Canadian FB series in 1972, sponsored by Downtown Datsun Ltd. To Peter Overing for 1973, but only seen at Sanair in June. To Reg Scullion (Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Montréal, Quebec) for 1974, and raced in the Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series, but still with a Ford twin cam engine. Then to Cliff Dawson (Mount Royal, Quebec), who raced it in Formula Atlantic in 1975, 1976 and 1977, and then reappeared with the car converted to Can-Am specification for 1980 to 1983. Dawson continued to use a Cosworth BDD engine in Can-Am.
  40. 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.

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.