1969 Continental Championship season

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1969 SCCA Continental Championship season
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The 1969 SCCA Continental Championship was the third annual running of the Sports Car Club of America's professional open wheel racing series.[1] It was the first to carry the SCCA Continental Championship name as the previous two series had both been staged as the Grand Prix Championship.[1]

The 1969 championship was open only to Formula A cars.[2] Formula B and Formula C cars, which had competed with the Formula A cars in the previous two championships, were now given their own races at each event and competed for separate points.[2]

Race results[edit]

The 1969 SCCA Continental Championship was contested over thirteen events.[1]

Round Date Event name Event location Race distance Winning driver Winning car
1 April 20 Riverside Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway 45 laps John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
2 May 4 Monterey Grand Prix Laguna Seca Raceway 53 laps Sam Posey Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
3 June 8 Colorado Grand Prix Continental Divide Raceway 29 laps Dick Simon Lola T142 - Chevrolet V8
4 June 22 Continental 49'er Sears Point International Raceway 49 laps John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
5 July 6 Seattle Grand Prix Seattle, Washington 50 laps Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
6 July 20 Badger 200 Road America 75 laps Tony Adamowicz Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
7 August 2 Schaefer Grand Prix Lime Rock Park 70 laps Peter Gethin McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
8 August 10 Minnesota Grand Prix Brainerd International Raceway 69 laps David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
9 August 23 Mosport Continental Mosport Park 42 laps John Cannon Eagle Mk 5 - Chevrolet V8
10 September 1 Lime Rock Grand Prix Lime Rock Park 70 laps Sam Posey McLaren M10A - Chevrolet V8
11 September 7 Le Circuit Continental Circuit Mont-Tremblant 21 laps David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
12 September 21 Thompson Grand Prix Thompson Raceway 65 laps David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8
13 December 28 L&M F5000 Championship Race Sebring International Raceway 90 laps David Hobbs Surtees TS5 - Chevrolet V8

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded to drivers on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Position [2] Driver [2] Car [2] Points [2]
1 United States Tony Adamowicz Eagle Chevrolet 47
2 United Kingdom David Hobbs Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 46
3 United States Sam Posey Eagle Chevrolet
McLaren M10A Chevrolet
41
4 United States George Wintersteen Lola T142 Chevrolet 31
5 Canada John Cannon Eagle Chevrolet 31
6 United Kingdom Bob Brown Eagle Chevrolet 16
7 United States Bud Morley Lola T142 Chevrolet 15
8 United States Dick Simon Lola T142 Chevrolet 11
9 Italy Andrea de Adamich Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 10
10 United Kingdom Peter Gethin McLaren M10A Chevrolet 9
11 United States Lothar Motschenbacher McLaren M10A Chevrolet 7
= United States Chuck Dietrich Lola T142 Chevrolet 7
= United States Jerry Hansen McLaren M10A Chevrolet
Eagle Chevrolet
7
14 Canada John Cordts McLaren M10A Chevrolet 6
= United States Gus Hutchison Brabham BT26 Ford Cosworth DFV 6
16 Canada George Eaton McLaren M10A Chevrolet 5
= Canada Horst Kroll Lola T142 Chevrolet 5
18 United States Mike Goth Surtees TS5 Chevrolet 4
= United States John Gunn Lola T142 Chevrolet 4
20 United States Mike Hiss Lola T140 Chevrolet 3
= Canada Eppie Wietzes Lola T142 Chevrolet 3
22 United States Sherwood Johnston Lola T142 Chevrolet 2
= United States John Mahler Lola T142 Chevrolet 2
= United States Alan Bouverat McLaren M10A Chevrolet 2
25 United States Pete Lovely Lotus 49B Ford Cosworth DFV 1
= United States Kurt Reinold McKee Mk12 Chevrolet 1
= United States Mike Brockman Lola T142 Chevrolet 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 1969 SCCA Continental Championship Review, www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 20 February 2014
  2. ^ a b c d e f Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America - Race by Race, 2003, page 20

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