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Ed Pimm in his Ralt RT5/81 at Detroit in June 1982.  Copyright Mark Windecker 2014.  Used with permission.

US Formula Super Vee 1982

Super Vee was not quite a single-make series in 1982 but it was close. Ralt filled the top six finishing places seven times in 11 races and the only variety came from Bertils Racing Engines' new Anson SA3V, Gary Pratt's irrepressible Protofab-Riley and the old March 80V of Brad Hulings. Argo produced their new JM12 but the best it achieved was a seventh place at Milwaukee driven by Jon Beekhuis.

With Galles Racing having moved up to Can-Am and Arciero having found Pete Halsmer a CART drive, Michael Andretti took over the Arciero Ralt RT5/81 and dominated the FSV season.

Ed Pimm, with a Red Roof Inns-backed RT5/81, Davy Jones in a similar Calidu-sponsored car, and Mike Miller were Andretti's closest competitors but only won one race each. Other winners were Jerrill Rice, again in a RT5/81, and Peter Moodie who provided the shock result of the season winning at Road America in the Anson.

The races

28 Mar 1982 > Phoenix International Raceway

26 May 1982 > Charlotte

05 Jun 1982 > Detroit

13 Jun 1982 > Milwaukee (Wisconsin State Fair Park)

25 Jul 1982 > Road America

01 Aug 1982 > Milwaukee (Wisconsin State Fair Park)

12 Sep 1982 > Mosport Park

26 Sep 1982 > Michigan International Speedway

03 Oct 1982 > Riverside

10 Oct 1982 > Laguna Seca

06 Nov 1982 > Phoenix International Raceway

1982 Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship table

1Michael AndrettiRalt RT5/81 - VW Brabham
Ralt RT5/82 - VW Brabham
152 pts6 wins
2Ed PimmRalt RT5/81 - VW Brabham
Ralt RT5/82 - VW Schrick
116 pts1 win
3Davy JonesRalt RT5/81 - VW107 pts1 win
4Mike MillerRalt RT5/81 - VW Schrick99 pts1 win
5Rick TalbotRalt RT5/81 - VW Brabham
Ralt RT5/82 - VW Brabham
77 pts 
6Greg AtwellRalt RT5/82 - VW Brabham65 pts 
7Mike RosenRalt RT5/81 - VW Brabham63 pts 
8Brad MurpheyRalt RT5/82 - VW Brabham61 pts 
9Jerrill RiceRalt RT5/81 - VW Brabham58 pts1 win
10Stan FoxAutoresearch - VW
Ralt RT5/82 - VW Brabham
57 pts 

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