1968 Continental Championship season

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1968 SCCA Continental Championship season
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The 1968 SCCA Grand Prix Championship was the second annual running of the Sports Car Club of America's open wheel automobile racing series later to become known as the SCCA Continental Championship.[1] The championship was open to SCCA Formula A, Formula B and Formula C cars, with Formula A expanded to include vehicles powered by 5 liter production-based engines,[2] with the Formula A category later being renamed to Formula 5000.

Race results[edit]

The 1968 SCCA Grand Prix Championship was contested over eight rounds.[1]

Round Date Event name Event location Duration Formula A winner

Formula A vehicle

Formula B winner

Formula B vehicle

Formula C winner

Formula C vehicle

1 May 26 Colorado Grand Prix Continental Divide Raceway 47 laps Lou Sell

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8

Joe Alves

Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam

Colin Wilson

Lotus 18 - Ford

2 June 16 Grand Prix of Oklahoma War Bonnet 50 laps Lou Sell

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8

Mike Hiss

Brabham BT21A - Ford twin cam

Roy Grange

Lotus - Ford

3 July 27 Badger 200 Road America 30 laps Jerry Hansen

Lola T140 - Chevrolet V8

Chuck Dietrich

McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam

Thomas Gelb

Brabham BT2 - Ford

4 August 18 Thompson Grand Prix Thompson Raceway 65 laps Lou Sell

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8

Peter Rehl

Cooper T88 - Ford twin cam

5 August 25 Mosport Continental Mosport Park 48 laps Lou Sell

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8

Bill Brack

Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam

Wayne T Mitchell

Brabham BT21B - Ford

6 September 2 Lime Rock Grand Prix Lime Rock Park 75 laps George Wintersteen

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8

WP Fred Stevenson

Lotus 41C - Ford twin cam

Wayne T Mitchell

Brabham BT21B - Ford

7 September 22 Donnybrook Grand Prix Brainerd International Raceway 70 laps George Wintersteen

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8

Chuck Dietrich

McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam

Wayne T Mitchell

Brabham BT21B - Ford

8 October 12 Ken Miles Memorial Race Laguna Seca Raceway 53 laps Lou Sell

Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V84

Mike Eyerly

McLaren M4B - Ford twin cam

Ed Leslie

Brabham

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded to drivers on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Jerry Hansen placed 4th in the championship driving this Lola T140. The car is pictured in 2013
Position [3] Driver [3] Car [3] Formula [3] Points [3]
1 United States Lou Sell Eagle Chevrolet A 50
2 United States George Wintersteen Eagle Chevrolet A 39
3 United Kingdom Bob Brown Lola T140 Chevrolet A 23
4 United States Jerry Hansen Lola T140 Chevrolet A 19
5 United States Brian O'Neill Lola T140 Chevrolet A 14
6 United States Hank Kandler Lola T140 Chevrolet A 11
7 United States Kurt Reinold McKee Mk8 Chevrolet A 8
8 United States Bud Morley McLaren Mk2 Ford
McLaren Mk2 Chevrolet
A 5
= United States John Gunn Lola T140 Chevrolet A 5
10 United States Mak Kronn McKee Mk8 Chevrolet A 4
11 United States Fred Stevenson Lotus Ford B 3
= United States Mike Hiss Brabham BT21 Ford B 3
= United States Mike Eyerly McLaren Mk4 Ford B 3
14 United States Stew McMillan Eisert Chevrolet A 2
= United States Jack Eiteljorg Eisert Chevrolet A 2
= United States Steve Durst Vulcan Chevrolet A 2
= Canada Dave Ogilvy Lotus Ford B 2
18 Canada Bill Brack Lotus 41 Ford B 1
= United States Joe Alves Brabham Ford B 1
= United States Dave Pabst Lola T140 Chevrolet A 1
= United States Peter Rehl Cooper T88 Ford B 1
= United States Richard Negley Lotus Ford B 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 1968 SCCA Grand Prix Championship Review, www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 14 February 2014
  2. ^ Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America – Race by Race, Second Edition, 2003, page 7
  3. ^ a b c d e Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America – Race by Race, Second Edition, 2003, page 10

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