My Formula 5000
Although Jim Dunkel, a dentist in Rockford, did not begin competing in
road races until 1968, he was a regular entrant in rallies, gymkhanas
and slaloms and won the 1967 DX Sunray Trophy for his excellence in
these activities. He earned his SCCA National license his first year of
road racing after winning five consecutive Regional races in an Austin
Cooper S. In 1969, he finished second in the Central Division’s C
sedan point standings, sold the Cooper during the winter and
purchased a McKee Mk8 Formula 5000 car, campaigning it in a few
F/5000 pro races in 1970 and 1971. For ‘74, Dunkel will field a
Chevron B24 in the series. In SCCA club racing, Dunkel’s most
outstanding accomplishment was at the 1971 American Road Race of
Champions where he finished second in Formula A (5000).
Date
Event
#
Car
Finish
1970
 
41
McKee
 
1974
Mid-Ohio
41
Chevron B24
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
James Dunkel
profile 1974
Residents  Rockford, IL.
Born November 17, 1936