WCAR Formula Atlantic 1984
Wearing No 1 as the defending WCAR champion, Dan Marvin won five of the nine races held in 1984 in Jon Norman's Ralt RT4/83 and led almost half the laps, but found it hard to shake off the persistent challenge of Chris Bender. Bender won just one race in his Ralt RT4/83 but finished second four times and third twice, not too shabby in a car run just by Bender and one friend.
Some good young talent was showcased by WCAR Atlantic in 1984 - JC Myers in particular - but the veteran John-David Briggs did rather it it all in perspective when he appeared for two races in his two-year-old Ralt RT4/82, winning at Laguna Seca and finishing second to Marvin at Sears Point. The other race winners were Hubert Phipps who won the opening race in his Ralt RT4/83 and Davy Jones who won at Riverside in October on a one-off appearance.
Unsurprisingly, the Ralt RT4 won all nine races, took all nine pole positions and set all nine fast laps. A total of 68 drivers took part in the series, 46 scoring points. John Herne won the flat-bottomed class in a March 77B.
08 Apr 1984 > Willow Springs
03 Jun 1984 > Sears Point
09 Jun 1984 > Portland International Speedway
24 Jun 1984 > Laguna Seca
08 Jul 1984 > Seattle
22 Jul 1984 > Westwood
23 Sep 1984 > Seattle
30 Sep 1984 > Sears Point
07 Oct 1984 > Riverside
1984 WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship table
|1||Dan Marvin||Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD||116 pts||5 wins|
|2||Chris Bender||Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD||112 pts||1 win|
|3||John Della Penna||Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD||74 pts|
|4||Ron McKay||Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD||68 pts|
|5=||Rod Bennett||Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD||66 pts|
|5=||J C Myers||March 79B - Ford BDD|
Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
|7||John Herne||March 77B - Ford BDD||41 pts|
|8||John David Briggs||Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD||36 pts||1 win|
|9||Joe Sposato||March 79B - Ford BDD|
Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
|10||Jimmy Santos||Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD||34 pts|
Inevitably, WCAR had to be built from the rubble of the CASC series and there were no new cars to be seen until Hubert Phipps raced the Briggs Racing Ralt RT4/84 at Riverside in October.