1969 Continental Championship season
|1969 SCCA Continental Championship season|
The 1969 SCCA Continental Championship was the third annual running of the Sports Car Club of America's professional open wheel racing series. 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.
The 1969 championship was open only to Formula A cars. 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.
The 1969 SCCA Continental Championship was contested over thirteen events.
|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|
Championship points were awarded to drivers on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places in each race.
- 1969 SCCA Continental Championship Review, www.myf5000.com Retrieved on 20 February 2014
- Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America - Race by Race, 2003, page 20