The 1971 SCCA L&M Continental 5000 Championship was the fifth annual running of the Sports Car Club of America's professional open wheel racing series. Liggett & Myers increased it support of the championship for 1971 through its L&M cigarette brand and now had series naming rights.
The championship was won by David Hobbs, driving a McLaren M10B Chevrolet.
1971 SCCA L&M Continental 5000 Championship Wikipedia
The championship was contested over eight races with two heats per race.
Championship points were awarded to drivers on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten places in each race, those places having been determined from the results of the two heats. Total points for each driver were based on the best six finishes.