My Formula 5000
Kurt Reinold came up through the ranks in SCCA.  He started as a
corner worker, but moved quickly to racing cars.  Kurt started his
racing career in 1965 in an Autodynamics Formula Vee.  He finished
fourth in the Central Division and won SCCA’s National Rookie Driver
of the Year Award.  In 1966 and 1967 he raced a B Production
Corvette Stingray.  He finished fourth in the Central Division in 1966,
and took second place in 1967, missing first place by one point.  In
1968 he campaigned  a ’68 McKEE F5000 Mk8 in the Continental
Series and finished seventh in the series.   Kurt had another new car
for the 1969 season.  It was a ’69 McKEE F5000 Mk12.  He raced this
car in F5000 races from 1969 through 1971.  In his Mk12 Kurt won
eight SCCA National races, and set eight lap records at eight National
events.  He won SCCA’s Central Division in 1970, and won the June
Sprints at Road America in 1971. In 1971, Kurt was named SCCA’s
Central Division Drivers Licensing Chairman.  In 1975 Kurt was
honored by SCCA’s Blackhawk Valley Region with the “Race Driver of
the Decade” award.  Concurrently, during the years Kurt was racing
his F5000, he also raced Formula Ford and won numerous races
between 1968 through 1971.

Paul Dudiak bought the ’69 McKEE F5000 Mk12 in September 2005
from Don De Maagd, and restored it to its original livery as raced in
1969. Paul races the McKEE in Vintage races throughout the country.
For more information, please visit
Paul's web site.
McKEE Mk12
Kurt Reinold
Profile 1975
Residents, Rockford, IL