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1968 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 having been expanded for 1968 to include vehicles powered by 5 liter production-based engines,[2] the Formula A category latter being rename to Formula 5000.

Race resultsEdit

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 systemEdit

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

Championship resultsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Wolfgang Kopfler, Formula A and Formula 5000 in America – Race by Race, Second Edition, 2003, page 10

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