SCCA National (Northwest Region)
Seattle, 27 Jun 1965
|1||Pete Lovely||(FA) 2.5-litre Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-60] - Ferrari 625LM 4
(see note 1)
|2||Mike Fisher||Lotus 27 - Ford twin cam
|3||Alson Brizard||Cooper FJ Mk II 'T56' [FJ-2-62] - Alfa Romeo
|UNK||Nick Dioguardi||(FC) 1.1-litre Brabham BT6/BT9 [FJ-19-63] - Ford
(see note 2)
All cars are 1.6-litre FB unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Cooper Mk IV 'T51' [F2-14-60] (Pete Lovely): Delivered to F Armbruster (USA) according to the Cooper Register.
- Brabham BT6/BT9 [FJ-19-63] (Nick Dioguardi): To Grand Prix International (Los Angeles, CA) and first seen when raced by Kurt Neumann in a SCCA race in the car park of Dodger Stadium in December 1963. Raced by Bruce Kessler (Beverly Hills, CA) in SCCA Nationals in early 1964 but crashed at Del Mar in March. Then raced by Lothar Motschenbacher (also Beverley Hills, CA) in May and then by Neumann again in June. Sold to Nick Dioguardi (Glendale, CA) and run in the new Formula C in 1965 and 1966. Despite competition from SCA-engined cars, Dioguardi won the 1966 Run-Offs in this car. Last seen when advertised by Alan Bouverat (Saratoga, FL) in December 1967 so this would be the FC Brabham that Bouverat raced in the War Bonnett SCCA Nationals in October 1967. Subsequent history unknown.
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.
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Individual sources for this event
Autoweek (31 Jul 1965 p5) reports on the SCCA National at Kent where Pete Lovely "came out of genteel retirement" to win the formula race in "his ex-Trintignant F/2 Cooper-F/1 2.5 Ferrari" from Mike Fisher's FB Lotus 27-Ford and "Buster" Brizard's FB Cooper-Alfa. Nick Dioguardi won FC in his Brabham.