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Posted May-24-23 at 4:48 PM By Dan Davis

Formula 5000 55th Anniversary Vintage Races July Road America and August Laguna Seca

SCCA's Grand Prix Series for Formula 5000 cars had a big opening year in1968 with eight races.  The series attracted the best of the best drivers and cars from 1968 through 1976.  Champions included:  Mario Andretti, David Hobbs, and Brian Redman.

The third race of the 1968 Formula 5000 SCCA Grand Prix was held at Road America.  The winner was Road America local champion Jerry Hansen in a Lola 140.  The event was a big success with 38 cars.

Laguna Seca in August of 1968, in the last SCCA Grand Prix race of the season, saw Lou Sell in Dick Smother's Eagle Mk 5 take the win.  His five season wins from eight races gained him the 1968 series championship.  

The US Formula 5000 Drivers Association is organizing three 55th Anniversary SCCA Grand Prix Anniversary celebration events.  The first is July 12-16 during during Road America's WeatherTech International Challenge with Brian Redman.  Next two races are during the August 12-13 Pre-Reunion at Laguna Seca and the July 16-20 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Laguna Seca.


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