My Formula 5000
Last year, Bobby opened his 1973 racing season in Europe competing
in the British Rothman’s Formula 5000 series, his best finish the
runner up position at Mallory Park. Bringing his Chevron B24 to the
U.S., Brown raced at Mid-Ohio and Road America, earning points in
both events to finish 13th in the standings. On the Can-Am circuit
driving a McLaren M8F for the Commander Motor Home team, he
scored points in three out of the six races he started, to place 11th in
the series standings. In 1972, the veteran driver devoted most of his
racing time to Formula B, winning three of four invitational in Bogota
Colombia and one event in SCCA’s Formula B Championship series.
He also co-drove to fourth overall at the ‘72 Watkins Glen 6 Hours.
Brown started eight F/5000 races in 1971, finishing three and in 1970
he finished five of the nine races he started for ninth in the final
standings. Brown also campaigned SCCA’s Formula 5000 series in
1968 (Lola T140) finishing third in the final point standings, and also in
1969 (Eagle) for seventh in final points. As he puts it, “I was not a
world-beater... but I think people know I was around.” He has been
racing since 1961, beginning in Corvettes. In 1963, Brown campaigned
a Cobra and two years later won the North-east Division C modified
championship in a car he built and designed, the Malibu Special.  His
second divisional title came in 1966 in a Lola T70. He had a
disappointing year in a Camaro in 1967 and then turned to
professional racing–the Formula 5000 Championship and Can-Am.
Date
Event
#
Car
Finish
1968
 
3
Lola
 
1973
Mid-Ohio
59
Chevron B24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bobby Brown
Photo 1970 & Profile 1974
Residents, Hicksville, NY
Born October 6, 1939
Mosport
Sept. 11,12,13, 1970