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SCCA Continental Championship for Formula B/C Race

Road America, 18 Jul 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Couture Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam
#90 Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd, Montreal, Quebec
20 48m 40.6s
98.609 mph
2 Mike Eyerly Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#74 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
20
3 Allan Lader Brabham BT29 [35] - Ford twin cam
#75 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
20
4 Steve Brownstein Chevron B15C [FB-69-6?] - Ford twin cam
#3 Steven Brownstein, Hewlett, NY
(see note 1)
20
5 Syd Demovsky Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#11 Syd Demovsky Racing, Chicago, Ill
(see note 2)
20
6 Doug Brenner Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] - Ford twin cam
#26 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
(see note 3)
20
7 Craig Hill Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam
#70 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario
20
8 David McConnell Lotus 59 ("69B") - Ford twin cam
#80 Jim Russell RDS (Canada) Ltd, Montreal, Quebec
20
9 Nick Craw Brabham BT29 [5] - Ford twin cam
#71 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
(see note 4)
20
10 Sandy Shepard Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#59 Sandy Shepard, Denton, Texas
(see note 5)
20
11 Matt Spitzley Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#36 Spitzford Racing, Detroit, Mich
(see note 6)
20
12 Dave Dours Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Hart
#99 Manitowoc Crane and Shovel Sales Corp., Cleveland,
(see note 7)
19
13 Chet Freeman Brabham BT29 [42] - Ford twin cam
#40 Chet Freeman, Columbus, Ohio
(see note 8)
19
14 Mike Hall Brabham BT29 [33] - Ford twin cam
#27 Michael F. Hall (see note 9)
19
15 Randy Fraser Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#54 Team IRI, Piedmont, Quebec, Canada
(see note 10)
19
16 John Angus Brabham BT29 [1] - Ford twin cam
#16 John Angus, Hartland, WI (see note 11)
19
17 Ken Huband Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam
#15 Huband Motor Racing, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(see note 12)
19
18 Carl Liebich Brabham BT29 [18] - Ford twin cam
#78 Liebrau Racing, Two Rivers, Wis.
(see note 13)
19
19 Bruce Klussmann Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/36] - Alfa Romeo GTA
#87 Crossle Cars America, Bradford, Pa.
18
20 Robert S. Lamson Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#85 Robert S. Lamson, Fort Collins, CO
(see note 14)
18
21 Dale Lang Brabham BT29 [12] - Ford twin cam
#38 Dale W. Lang, Wilton, Conn.
(see note 15)
18
22 Evan Noyes Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#72 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
(see note 16)
18
23 John Marshall Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#37 Team Suzy, Sandusky, Ohio (see note 17)
18
24 Dexter Farley Brabham BT29 [30] - Ford twin cam
#55 Lykos Racing Corp, Neuberg, MD
(see note 18)
18 (ran as #4 in qualifying)
25 Dennis F. Lokmer (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-1-62] - Ford
#62 James Jauquet, DePere, Wis.
(see note 19)
17 (ran as #2 in qualifying)
26 Jim Lloyd Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam
#47 David F. Causey
15
27 John F. Sirmons Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam
#20 John F. Sirmons, Weston, Conn.
15
28 Larry Wright Chevron B15 [FB-68-13?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#24 (see note 20)
12
29 Graham Baker Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#67 Graham Baker Motor Racing, Christchurch, NZ
(see note 21)
18 off course
30 Steve Harris Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#45 Stephen T. Harris, Fort Wayne, Ind.
(see note 22)
16 oil leak
31 Fred Opert Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam
#73 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
(see note 23)
15 accident
32 Dan Murphy Brabham - Ford twin cam
#19 Murphy/Reisse Racing, Plymouth, Wisc
15 carburetor
33 Charles T. Gibson March 705 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#57 Gibson Racing Company, Poughkeepsie, NY
14 engine failure
34 Mike Hayman March 705 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#0 W. M. Hayman, Washington, DC
13 unknown
35 Al Justason Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam
#32 Al Justason, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
(see note 24)
13 oil pressure
36 George "Skipp" Walther Chevron B15 - Ford twin cam
#53 Fred Opert Racing, Paramus, NJ
(see note 25)
12 battery
37 Quin Calhoun Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam
#83 Quin Calhoun, Chicago, Ill (see note 26)
9 engine failure
38 Brian Robertson Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 Fred Opert Racing Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
(see note 27)
7 overheating
39 Skip Adrian Winkelmann WDB2 [4] - Ford twin cam
#8 Skip Adrian, Cortland, Ohio
4 engine failure
40 Skeeter McKitterick Tecno 69 - Ford twin cam
#43 Mason Engineering (ARA Mason Recno), Van Nuys, CA
3 suspension failure
41 Tom Moore EM Mk 1 (Brabham) - Ford twin cam BRM
#28 Tom Moore, Greenfield Park, Quebec, Canada
2 engine failure
42 Randy Lewis Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam
#7 Randy Lewis, Sunnyvale Calif.
(see note 28)
0 off course
UNKP R. C. (Bob) Welch Brabham BT29 [8] - Ford twin cam
#23 Bob Welch Effort, Alexandria, Va.
(see note 29)
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP Cliff L. Phillips Brabham BT29 [43] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#52 C. L. Phillips, Palos Park, IL
(see note 30)
Unknown (practiced)
UNKP David E. Thomas Brabham BT21/29 - Ford twin cam
#84 Langer Racing, Ltd., Minneapolis, Minn.
(see note 31)
Unknown (practiced)
UNKE Ken Kloster Brabham BT21B - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#46 Ken Kloster, Toledo, Ohio (see note 32)
On entry list
UNKE Thomas E. Kornell Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam
#49 Ivanhoe Racing, Carson, Calif.
On entry list
UNKE Dennis E. Wilson LeGrand Mk 6 - Ford twin cam
#50 Wilson Motor Co., St Clair, Mo.
On entry list
UNKE Dick Drexler McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam
#58 Dick Drexler, Pewaukee, Wisc
(see note 33)
On entry list
UNKE Woody Harris Genie Mk 13 - Ford twin cam
#69 Grand Prix Racing, Campbell, CA
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Mike Eyerly (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam 2m 26.0s
2 Jacques Couture (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 ("69B") [59-F2/XB-42?] - Ford twin cam 2m 26.2s
3 George "Skipp" Walther (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 - Ford twin cam 2m 27.0s
4 Allan Lader (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [35] - Ford twin cam 2m 27.8s
5 Sandy Shepard (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 28.3s
6 Brian Robertson (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 2m 28.5s
7 Steve Brownstein (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15C [FB-69-6?] - Ford twin cam 2m 28.7s
8 Skeeter McKitterick (FB) 1.6-litre Tecno 69 - Ford twin cam 2m 29.2s
9 Doug Brenner (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] - Ford twin cam 2m 29.5s
10 Syd Demovsky (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 29.6s
11 Nick Craw (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [5] - Ford twin cam 2m 30.0s
12 Randy Lewis (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 30.1s
13 Graham Baker (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 30.1s
14 John Marshall (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam 2m 30.2s
15 Steve Harris (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 30.8s
16 Matt Spitzley (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 31.0s
17 Dan Murphy (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham - Ford twin cam 2m 31.4s
18 Evan Noyes (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 31.6s
19 Quin Calhoun (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21C - Ford twin cam 2m 31.7s
20 David McConnell (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 ("69B") - Ford twin cam 2m 31.9s
21 Craig Hill (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59 [59-F2/XB-41] - Ford twin cam 2m 32.4s
22 Chet Freeman (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [42] - Ford twin cam 2m 33.0s
23 Dave Dours (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam Hart 2m 33.3s
24 Fred Opert (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B17b - Ford twin cam 2m 33.4s
25 Mike Hall (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [33] - Ford twin cam 2m 33.9s
26 David E. Thomas * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21/29 - Ford twin cam 2m 34.8s
27 Charles T. Gibson (FB) 1.6-litre March 705 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 2m 35.0s
28 Mike Hayman (FB) 1.6-litre March 705 - Ford twin cam Vegantune 2m 35.4s
29 John F. Sirmons (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 59C - Ford twin cam 2m 35.5s
30 Dale Lang (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [12] - Ford twin cam 2m 35.8s
31 Dexter Farley (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [30] - Ford twin cam 2m 36.5s
32 Bruce Klussmann (FB) 1.6-litre Crosslé 12F [C12F/67/36] - Alfa Romeo GTA 2m 38.0s
33 Skip Adrian (FB) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2 [4] - Ford twin cam 2m 39.0s
34 Robert S. Lamson (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 39.7s
35 Randy Fraser (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 - Ford twin cam 2m 42.1s
36 Ken Huband (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [34] - Ford twin cam 2m 42.6s
37 Tom Moore (FB) 1.6-litre EM Mk 1 (Brabham) - Ford twin cam BRM 2m 42.6s
38 R. C. (Bob) Welch * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [8] - Ford twin cam 2m 43.2s
39 Al Justason (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23F [1] - Ford twin cam 2m 43.5s
40 Jim Lloyd (FB) 1.6-litre Lotus 61 - Ford twin cam 2m 46.9s
41 Cliff L. Phillips * (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [43] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 2m 49.1s
42 Dennis F. Lokmer (FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-1-62] - Ford 2m 49.8s
43 John Angus (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [1] - Ford twin cam 2m 57.9s
44 Larry Wright (FB) 1.6-litre Chevron B15 [FB-68-13?] - Ford twin cam Vegantune No Time
45 Carl Liebich (FB) 1.6-litre Brabham BT29 [18] - Ford twin cam No Time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B15C [FB-69-6?] (Steve Brownstein): Steven Brownstein (Hewlett, NY) had a blue Chevron B15B for 1969, the colour and late arrival suggesting that it was chassis 15B.69.6, a car originally intended for Steve Matchett. He raced in the Pro series but also took 25 pts in NEDiv FB racing. Brownstein retained the car for 1970.
  2. Brabham BT29 (Syd Demovsky): Syd Demovsky (Chicago, IL) raced a yellow #11 Brabham BT29 in Pro events in 1970. At the end of the year the car was sold via Joe Grimaldi (Race Shop) to Peter Nye (Ann Arbor, MI) who fitted it with a HRE twin cam and raced it in Pro events and in some SCCA events through 1971. At the end of that season he sold it less engine to Jim Lloyd (Indianapolis, IN) who converted it to Formula C and won the CenDiv FB title in 1972 and 1973. Lloyd retained the car and later restored it to Formula B specification for vintage racing. He advertised it in fully-restored condition in February 1991.
  3. Chevron B15b [FB-69-8?] (Doug Brenner): A new Chevron B15B was prepared for Reine Wisell to race - and win - at Sebring 28 Dec 1969, probably chassis 15B.69.7. Doug Brenner bought this car for 1970 and raced in the Pro series and then sold it to Byron Hatten (Altadena, CA) for 1971. Hatten continued to race it into 1972 but crashed heavily at Riverside in Feb 1972, the first event of the season, badly damaging the Chevron. Brenner recalls that the car was later rebuilt as a Formula C before being converted back to FB in the mid-1990s.
  4. Brabham BT29 [5] (Nick Craw): Nick Craw (Washington,DC) bought one of the first Brabham BT29s from local Brabham dealer Fred Opert, a car identified by Ted Walker of the Brabham Register as chassis BT29-5. Craw raced in SCCA events from August 1969 onwards, finishing second in the SEDiv FB championship by a single point, and in two Pro races. He continued with a BT29 in 1970 in Pro racing as part of Fred Opert Racing and to the best of his and Opert's recollection, used the same car. He bought a Brabham BT35 for 1971 but before this arrived in the US, he raced the BT29 once more, winning a National at Summit Point in April 1971. The car appeared in Fred Opert's stock list on 1 May, and on the reverse of one of this list, as sent by Opert's secretary Jeannie to Brabham historian Denis Lupton in 1971, a handwritten comment gives Craw's car as "BT29-5". It was then sold to Gary Gove (Tacoma, WA) who raced it in SCCA Regional and ICSCC events in 1971 and 1972, It was reportedly crashed in 1972 and its later history is presently unresolved.
  5. Brabham BT29 (Sandy Shepard): Sandy Shepard (Denton, TX) raced a new black #59 Brabham BT29 from the start of the 1970 season. With support from his father's KDNT Radio Station, Shepard competed in every round, finishing second in his 'home' race at Dallas. Sandy's recollection is that he sold the car after a single local race in 1971 to Fred Opert who had it lined up for a Mexican customer.
  6. Brabham BT29 (Matt Spitzley): Matt Spitzley (then from Aspen, CO), had a Brabham BT29 for 1970 entered by his Spitzford Racing team (Detroit, Michigan). For 1971 the car was sold to Mike Rand (Riverside, CT/Greenwich, CT) who raced it in NEDiv FB, finishing third overall. It then went to Peter Regna in New Jersey for 1972, after which Regna recalls selling it to Ken Duclos. Duclos, however, does not remember buying it.
  7. Brabham BT29 (Dave Dours): In June 1970, Dick Leppla (Cleveland, Ohio) advertised a Brabham BT29 with new Hart engine. Nothing is known of Leppla's racing career in the car but in the Pro race at Road America in July, NEOhio Region's Dave Dours (Hudson, Ohio), a veteran of Formula B, appeared with a #99 Brabham BT29 supported by Leppa's company Manitowoc Crane and Shovel Sales Corp of Cleveland. Leppla's adverts continued and the car may have been sold soon after. It may not be a coincidence that also using #99 that season was John Dellagnese, also a Ohio resident, who raced a red and gold BT29 at Nelson Ledges at the end of August and at Mid-Ohio four weeks later. John cannot recall who he bought his car from.
  8. Brabham BT29 [42] (Chet Freeman): Chester T 'Chet' Freeman (Columbus, OH) had been one of the first BT29 owners in August 1969 and had won the CenDiv FB title but his car had been sold to Fred Opert by November. In June 1970, he took delivery of a second BT29, blue again like his first car, but too late this time to retain his title. He appeared in only one Pro race, the Road America race on 18 Jul 1970. The Brabham was sold to Chuck Dietrich for 1971 and Dietrich easily won the 1971 CenDiv FB title in this car. Then unknown until the 1990s when it was being raced by an "R Cooke" in the US north west. This car with Asa Candler (Naples, FL) by about 1994 and raced in historics until sold to Chris Rose (San Francisco, CA) in 2007. Rose crashed the car in 2008 and part of the frame was replaced. History then unclear until advertised by Fantasy Junction in 2014.
  9. Brabham BT29 [33] (Mike Hall): This Brabham BT29, believed to be chassis BT29-33, was bought new by Michael F. Hall (Chicago, IL) and used in SCCA racing where Hall won the 1970 CenDiv FB title. He also raced it in the Pro series in the latter half of the season. Hall retained the red-and-yellow BT29 for the first half of 1971 but replaced it with a new BT35 in August and sold the BT29 to Phil Geraldi (Valley Stream, NY), who had previously raced a LeGrand in NEDiv FB. Geraldi raced it for the rest of 1971 and in 1972 then sold it to Charles J. Derbes III (Metairie, LA) in the spring of 1973. Derbes won the SWDiv Formula B title in this car in 1974 and attended the Run-Offs, finishing 12th. He was second in the Division in 1975 and tied with Warren Pauge for the 1976 title. Chaz Derbes has retained the BT29 ever since, still owning it in 2012.
  10. Brabham BT29 (Randy Fraser): Randy Fraser (Piedmont, Quebec/Rhode Island) raced a blue-and-silver #54 Brabham BT29 in 1970 as part of Team IRI and with sponsorship from Multimetals. He appeared in both the Canadian and US Pro series but focused on the US series after the first few races. He moved to a new March 71BM for 1971 but the Brabham remained unsold. It appeared in his advert in CP&A in November 1971 when it was described as a rolling chassis in parts. This may well be the car bought by fellow Quebecois Derek Johnson which Canadian Motorsport Bulletin noted had been unraced during 1971. If so, it was raced once by Ian Coristine at the start of 1972 and by Derek Johnson for the rest of the season.
  11. Brabham BT29 [1] (John Angus): John Angus bought the first BT29, ordering the car as early as late summer of 1968 but taking delivery in August 1969. He ran it in Regionals in late 1969 before participating in the Pro series in 1970. He swapped from a Vegantune to a Racing Services engine for 1971 and continued in Nationals. Angus continued with the car in 1972, when Ron Dykes also drove it in the Bogotá races and again in 1973, when the car continued to be competitive at National level. Unknown after the end of the 1973 season.
  12. Brabham BT29 [34] (Ken Huband): Ken Huband (Ottawa, Ontario) ran a red/black #15 Brabham BT29 in Canadian and US Formula B in 1970, first appearing at Mont-Tremblant 24 May 1970. He retained the car in 1971 and in 1972. Huband advertised the BT29 in CP&A 21 Oct 1972 as "Brabham BT29/34", implying it was chassis 34. Several BT29 owners had mentioned the chassis numbers of the cars in adverts, presumably to emphasise the newer cars. Peter Nye arranged the sale of the car to Bill Wolfe, a dentist in Austin, Texas, but Wolfe later pulled out of a deal with Nye to assemble the car for him. Subsequent history unknown.
  13. Brabham BT29 [18] (Carl Liebich): Carl Liebich (Two Rivers, WI) raced a yellow-and-blue #78 Liebrau Racing Brabham BT29 in 1970 in CenDiv events, finishing seventh in the final points table. He also appeared in two Pro events at Road America, his local track. He bought a Chevron B18 for 1971 and his BT29 was traded back to Fred Opert. Liebich recalls that he bought the car new from Gus Hutchison (Dallas, TX) but does not know who had it after he sold it to Opert. It appears on Opert's stock list on 1 May 1971 with a comment that it had only raced eight times. On the reverse of one of these newsletters, as sent by Opert's secretary Jeannie to Brabham historian Denis Lupton in 1971, a handwritten comment gives Liebich's car as "BT29-18". Subsequent history unknown.
  14. Brabham BT29 (Robert S. Lamson): Robert S. Lamson (Fort Collins, CO) raced a #85 Brabham BT29 twice in Pro FB in 1970, at Dallas on 5 July 1970 and at Road America two weeks later and although he was entered at Mont Tremblant it looks like the Canadian organisers had copied the whole Road America entry list into their program. He does not appear in any Divisional FB points table. In March 1971, Bob Lamson advertised a late 1970 Brabham BT29 from Scot's Ltd in Fort Collins. The car was fitted with a Vegantune engine and had just two races on it, Lamson saying that he did not have the time to enjoy it. When contacted on his yacht in Hawaii in 2012, Bob was unable to remember who he had sold it to, but kindly offered to keep digging.
  15. Brabham BT29 [12] (Dale Lang): Dale Lang (Wilton, CT) drove a crimson Brabham BT29 during the latter half of the 1970 season but the early chassis number suggest that the car have seen service before Lang's first observed race at Road America 18 Jul 1970. Fred Harris also drove Lang's car on at least one occasion. The car passed to east coast wheeler dealer Joe Grimaldi (Glenrock, NJ), presumably in trade for the new March 712M that Lang bought, and then on to Charlie J. Derbes III (Metairie, LA) who raced BT29-12 in two Nationals, at Summit Point 18 Apr 1971 and at Savannah 16-17 May 1971, but crashed heavily at the latter race. Charlie has retained the car but it remains unrebuilt to 2012.
  16. Brabham BT29 (Evan Noyes): Evan L. Noyes Jr . (Cedarville, MI) entered a yellow Brabham BT29 for Sebring 28 Dec 1969 but did not arrive, implying his car was not quite ready on time. His first known race is at Green Valley Raceway on 22 Feb 1970, a SWDiv National and he ran the canary yellow BT29 in both the 1970 Pro season, where he was a member of the Fred Opert Racing team, and in Nationals where he finished second in CenDiv to Michael Hall. He finished second to Skip Barber's Tecno at the Run-Offs. This is not the same car that Noyes then took to the Tasman series in January 1971 as his well-used US car was on Fred Opert's stock list on 1 May 1971 with a comment that it had not raced since the Run-Offs.
  17. Brabham BT21C (John Marshall): John Marshall (Sandusky, OH) drove a red Brabham BT21C in Formula B in 1970, entered by Suzy Dietrich's 'Team Suzy'. He finished sixth in Central Division with 21 points. Marshall had raced a Lola Mk 5A in Formula C the two previous years and took over John Bisignano's F5000 McLaren M10A for 1971. Nothing more known.
  18. Brabham BT29 [30] (Dexter Farley): After crashing his FC car at Lime Rock in August 1969, Dexter Farley (Waldorf, MD) part-exchanged the wrecked Brabham for a new Brabham BT29 from east coast dealer Joe Grimaldi, who had recently parted from Fred Opert. Farley drove the car in Pro events in 1970 as well as competing in NEDiv FB races. He retained it for 1971 when Tom Reddy raced it a couple of times and advertised it as "ser no 30" in October 1971. He also had it in the early part of 1972 before moving to Washington state and quitting racing. The next period of the car's life is unknown but it has been identified as the BT29 bought around 1974 from Bill Wonder by engine preparer Ted Wenz and raced in 1975. Wonder had been running it for a woman driver. Wenz later sold it to Texas but it re-emerged in the 1980s and was recently owned by Peter McLaughlin.
  19. Brabham BT2 [FJ-1-62] (Dennis F. Lokmer): Sold to Briggs Cunningham (Bridgeport, CT) and raced by his team of drivers in 1962, but most often by Briggs himself. Sold to team driver Augie Pabst (Milwaukee, WI) for 1963 and raced by him in the last seasons of Formula Junior and in the first season of the SCCA's new Formula C. Then to Tom Gelb (Hartford, WI) for 1966 who was enormously successful in Central Division FC over the next three seasons, winning the Divisional title in 1968 with a maximum 54 points. The car was then sold to Dennis Lokmer (De Pere, WI) who continued its success, qualifying for the Run-Offs in 1969 and 1970. He then sold it to Bill Anspach (Palm Beach Gardens, FL) who won the Florida Region FC title in 1971. It went to Bud Bakels (also Palm Beach Gardens, FL) in 1972 and is then missing until 1985 when it was found, still in Anspach's livery, and bought from Randy Morvant (Vidor, TX) by David Roland (Alexandria,  LA). Sold to Wayne Mitchell (Cardiff, CA) in 2006 and bought from him by Robs Lamplough (Hungerford, Berkshire) and returned to the UK in 2011.
  20. Chevron B15 [FB-68-13?] (Larry Wright): Joe Grimaldi acquired one of four late 1968 Chevrons to arrive in the US. At least three of these were described by Chevron as B14s, including Grimaldi's. He debuted the car at Mosport Park in Aug 1968 and raced it twice more in Pro events. Grimaldi reappeared in August 1969 with what was reported to be a Chevron B15B which he raced three more times. Larry Wright then acquired a Chevron from Grimaldi for the 1970 season which was described to him as a B15 but when Wright advertised the car in 1971, he called it a "late-1968 Chevron FB" which identifies it as a B14. Wright traded the Chevron to Charlie Hayes in May 1971 for a new Brabham BT29.
  21. Brabham BT29 (Graham Baker): Graham Baker moved from New Zealand to the US for a season of Formula B in 1970. He bought a new green Brabham BT29 from Chip Gompf and Wayne Mitchell, one of three new BT29s they had in stock. He was entered by Charlie Hayes Racing Equipment as #82 for his first race, at Edmonton in May, but was then self-entered as #82 for the next eight races as #67 before ending the season as part of the Bonphil Racing Industries team. Hayes sold the car for Baker at the end of the season to a non-racer in Laguna Hills who appears to have retained it, unused, for three years. In late 1973/early 1974, CSCC racer Jeff Alkana learnt from engine specialist Steve Jennings about the car and he bought it with Frank Monise, who needed a new BT29 having wrecked his earlier BT29-41. Monise raced the car for several more seasons with Ford twin cam and BDA engines before selling it around 1976 to Tito D'Oporto and Gary Green and replacing it with a March.
  22. Brabham BT29 (Steve Harris): Stephen T. Harris (Fort Wayne, Indiana) raced a #45 Brabham BT29 (of unknown colour) in Central Division in 1970, scoring 18 pts for eighth place in the highly competitive division. He also raced in the Pro race at Road America in July, qualifying up in 15th out of 43 runners. Like many other Road America entrants, he also appears on the Mont Tremblant entry list but it seems the Canadian organisers had copied much of the Road America entry list. He bought a BT35 for 1971 so the BT29 is likely to have been traded back to Fred Opert. Nothing more is known of his BT29.
  23. Chevron B17b (Fred Opert): Fred Opert ran a team five-car team in 1970 which included a Chevron B17B for himself and a sister car for Mike Eyerly. Opert's personal car was sold to Tom Outcault (Cranford, NJ) for 1971 who used it in NEDiv events and also in the Pro race at Road America in Aug 1971. Last seen when advertised by Outcault in Nov 1971.
  24. Brabham BT23F [1] (Al Justason): Sold to Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and fitted with a Vegantune Ford twin cam engine for SCCA 'Pro' and NEDiv Formula B. Raced through 1968 and retained for a couple of races in 1969 as Gubelmann's BT29 was late arriving. Sold to Al Justason (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) who used it in both the Canadian and US Pro series in 1970 and again in the Canadian FB series in 1971. Sold to Michael Houselander who appeared at two Canadian national events in 1972, Later sold to ‘Dino Delousis’ who fitted a turbocharged 2-litre Ford Pinto engine for libre events but found the car to be undrivable and stored it from about 1974 to 2004 when sold to Dave Darrow (Mississauga, Ontario) and fully restored. Retained until 2007 when sold via race-cars.com to Murray Bryden (Melbourne, Australia). Sold to David Kloster (Kinglake, Victoria) September 2011.
  25. Chevron B15 (George "Skipp" Walther): Skipp Walther, more formally George Walther III of Dayton, Ohio, appeared just once in 1970 in a Chevron B15B entered for him at Road America 18 Jul 1970 by Fred Opert. The car was then advertised in Nov 1970 with a comment that it had only raced once in 1970. Its identity is unknown as all the known B15Bs had already raced at least once in 1970 before July. Walther raced a new Lola T240 in 1972 and the history of his B15B is unknown.
  26. Brabham BT21C (Quin Calhoun): Quin Calhoun (Chicago, IL) raced a yellow Brabham BT21C in Pro Formula B in 1970 (as #83) and in SCCA Central Division FB in 1971 (as #8), where he finished tenth with 10 points. In July 1971, he acquired a new Lola T240, and the Brabham may have gone to Carl Haas in trade. It is likely to have stayed in Central Division.
  27. Brabham BT29 (Brian Robertson): Brian Robertson (Brockville, Ontario) bought a Brabham BT29 late in 1969, debuting it at Sebring in December. He raced it extensively in 1970, taking in the Quebec and national Canadian series as well as rounds of the SCCA Pro series. He was entered by Fred Opert Racing Canada, a business in which he was a partner with Opert. Robertson upgraded to a BT35 for 1971 and his BT29 is likely to have been sold via the Opert operation. It does not appear in Opert's early 1971 advert so one possibility is that it was BT29/23, the car Evan Noyes took to the Tasman series.
  28. Brabham BT29 (Randy Lewis): John Ranson Lewis III, who raced as Randy Lewis (Sunnyvale, CA), had a blue Brabham BT29 for 1970 which was entered as #7. He raced the car through the full Pro season, finishing fourth at Sears Point in June and at Road America in August, end ending the season in eighth place in the championship. He did not compete in SCCA Nationals. Lewis did not continue in FB in 1971 and his car's last known appearance was at Sebring at the end of October 1970.
  29. Brabham BT29 [8] (R. C. (Bob) Welch): R. C. 'Bob' Welch (Alexandria, VA) ordered one of the earliest Brabham BT29s but his car did not arrive late August 1969, giving him time for a short test before the Lime Rock Pro race where he finished seventh. He then set about qualifying for the Run-Offs with just four weeks of the season left and on successive weekends won Nationals at Marlboro, VIR, IRP, and Pocono. Welch retained the car for 1970 when he scored 42 points in NEDiv but was again beaten to the title, this time by Ken Duclos in yet another BT29. The car was sold for 1971 and is believed to be the BT29 in which David Pearl (Atlanta, GA) was killed at Daytona that August. The ex-Welch car is known to have been involved in a major accident and its remains were used by Carl Whitney (Forge Village, MA) in 1972 when he constructed a BT29 out of two wrecked cars. By 2005, this car was with John Stowe.
  30. Brabham BT29 [43] (Cliff L. Phillips): Cliff Phillips (Palos Park, IL) acquired a red Brabham BT29 for 1970 but his first known appearance wasn't until Road America 18 Jul 1970 where he recorded 41st fastest time. The car appeared on several more entry lists later in the season but Phillips started to advertise the car from early September onwards. Still being advertised in July 1971. The car is then unknown until mid-1972 when it has been identified (with chassis number and AM number) as the car driven by Roger Seacrist (Chicago, IL). Retained by Seacrist for 1973 but then unknown until acquired by Gary Dausch some time before Apr 1987. To Dave Vegher and raced once at Palm Springs then to Tony Podell (Rolling Hills, CA), then Randall Smith (Petaluna, CA) and retained 2012.
  31. Brabham BT21/29 (David E. Thomas): Amongst the many local drivers at Road America's Pro FB race in 1970 was David E. Thomas (Minneapolis, MN) in a #84 Brabham BT21/29 entered by Langer Racing, also of Minneapolis. He was also on the entry list for Mont-Tremblant two weeks later but this seems down to the Canadian organisers copying liberally from the Road America entry list. Thomas does not appear on the 1970 CenDiv FB points table but he did register in 1971 with five points. However, the entry list for Mid-Ohio 5 Jul 1971, the second National of the 1971 CenDiv season, shows him in a BT18, not a BT21/29. It may be that his car was a BT18 updated to BT21A specification and also with various BT29 bits. Nothing more known.
  32. Brabham BT21B (Ken Kloster): Ken Kloster (Toledo, OH) raced a Brabham BT21B in Formula B in 1970, starting with third place in a National at Green Valley in February. He advertised the car in Sep 1970 as a BT21B with all-steel Vegantune engine and also mentioning wins at MIS and at the Donnybrooke National. Subsequent history unknown.
  33. McLaren M4B (Dick Drexler): Dick Drexler (Pewaukee, WI) had a red/grey McLaren M4A which he entered in local SCCA Formula B events from 1969 to 1972, usually as #5 or #51. A one-time Regional Executive of the SCCA Milwaukee Region, Richard W Drexler was president of Milwaukee-based oil refiner Lubricant, Inc. Records of him actually starting a race are rare but he was a regular entry at his local Road America and Blackhawk Farms circuits or even as far afield as Brainerd. He returned in 1973 and 1974 with the car now fitted with a 1-litre engine for Formula C, qualifying for the Run-Offs in 1973. He scored his last FC points in 1975. Acquired in 1987 by Dave Hammers (Sea Cliff, NY), restored, and put on display.

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.

1970 US FB results were compiled from Autoweek reports by Jim Thurman; 1971 results were transcribed from Autoweek by Allen Brown and 1972 results were compiled by Chris Townsend from an SCCA results publication.

The US Formula B series did not continue in 1973 but a race was organised in Caracas in March 1973 that fits here probably better than anywhere else, as do the occasional SCCA F/Atlantic and FB races in 1974 and 1975.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.