Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 20 Aug 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alan Jones Lola T333CS [HU7] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Carl A. Haas Racing Teams Ltd.
60 1h 16m 43.665s
115.351 mph
2 Warwick Brown Lola T333CS [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#2 Racing Team V.D.S.
60 1h 17m 19.2s
3 Al Holbert Lola T333CS [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#10 Hogan Racing Ltd.
60
4 Elliot Forbes-Robinson Spyder NF-10 [CA-01] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Newman Freeman Racing
60
5 George Follmer Prophet - Chevrolet V8
#8 U.S. Racing - Herb Caplan
58
6 Vern Schuppan Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Vern Schuppan/Robert Boxx
59
7 Rocky Moran Lola T333CS [T332 HU29] - Chevrolet V8
#58 Rocky Moran
58
8 Howard Kelly Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#9 Nagel Racing Ent.
54 2:Magneto
9 Michael L. Allen Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#59 Don Weber
56
10 John Morton Lola T333CS [HU8] - Chevrolet V8
#46 John Morton
48 2:Engine
11 Horst Kroll Lola T330/T332 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Kroll's Auto Service Ltd.
38 1:Oil pressure
12 Tony Cicale (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1 [RT1-94] - Ford
#47 Cicale Champion Racing
56
13 Jean-Pierre Jarier Shadow DN10 - Dodge V8
#0 Shadow Racing
36 2:Transmission
14 Michael Brayton Wolf-Brayton 001 - Chevrolet V8
#12 Michael Brayton
56
15 John Gunn Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8
#39 Gunn's Godies
52 2:Transmission
16 Dean Dietrich March 76A [2] - Chevrolet V8
#43 Dietrich Racing Ltd.
52
17 Alain de Cadenet (sports) 3-litre De Cadenet Lola LM [LM-4] - Cosworth DFV V8
#4 British Post Office
52
18 S Peter Smith (sports) 2-litre Chevron B19/B21 [71-06] - Ford
#54 Red Roof Inns
33 2:Clutch
19 Dave Johnson (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford BDG
#60 PSB Speakers
41 2:Engine
20 Warren Purdy (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU27] - Cosworth FVC
#51 Warren Purdy
19 1:Engine; 2:Ignition
21 Ray Petry (sports) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth BDE
#68 (see note 1)
26 2:DNS
22 E. B. Lunken (sports) 2-litre March 73S [14] - Ford
#61 E. B. Lunken Racing
20 1:Engine; 2:Handling
23 Bill Tempero Chevron B78C - Chevrolet V8
#15 Cloverleaf Texaco
18 1:Engine; 2:DNS
24 Leonard Janke Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8
#56 Janke Auto Co.
4 1:Transmission; 2:DNS
25 David Giorgi (G7) 5-litre Lola T160 [SL160/9] - Chevrolet V8
#86 The Winner's Circle
2 1:Handling; 2:DNS
T Horst Kroll Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
Kroll's Auto Service Ltd.
(Only used in practice)
DNP Randolph Townsend Shadow DN10 - Dodge V8
#0 Shadow Racing
Did not take part in official practice
(Townsend at political meeting)
DNP Thomas C. Jones March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8
#27 Development 5000
Did not take part in official practice
DNP John Timken (sports) 2-litre Lola T296 [HU88] - Ford
#94 Essex Racing Service (see note 2)
Did not take part in official practice
DNA Brian Burgess (sports) 2-litre Chevron B21/B23 [72-27] - Hart 420R
#13 Dog Ring Services
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#30 Kroll's Auto Service Ltd.
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre Can-Am unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alan Jones (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU7] - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.587s
2 Warwick Brown (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.776s
3 Al Holbert (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.874s
4 Elliot Forbes-Robinson (Can-Am) 5-litre Spyder NF-10 [CA-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.991s
5 George Follmer (Can-Am) 5-litre Prophet - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.486s
6 Vern Schuppan (Can-Am) 5-litre Elfin MR8A-C [8772] - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.982s
7 Howard Kelly (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.677s
8 John Gunn (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU47] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.735s
9 John Morton (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU8] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.839s
10 Rocky Moran (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [T332 HU29] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.054s
11 Jean-Pierre Jarier (Can-Am) 5-litre Shadow DN10 - Dodge V8 1m 18.589s
12 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T330/T332 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.605s
13 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B78C - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.214s
14 Leonard Janke (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.964s
15 Dean Dietrich (Can-Am) 5-litre March 76A [2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.016s
16 Michael L. Allen (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.104s
17 Michael Brayton (Can-Am) 5-litre Wolf-Brayton 001 - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.778s
18 S Peter Smith (sports) 2-litre Chevron B19/B21 [71-06] - Ford 1m 23.692s
19 Tony Cicale (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1 [RT1-94] - Ford 1m 24.501s
20 Dave Johnson (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford BDG 1m 25.493s
21 Ray Petry (sports) 1.8-litre Chevron B21 [72-3] - Cosworth BDE 1m 25.858s
22 Alain de Cadenet (sports) 3-litre De Cadenet Lola LM [LM-4] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 26.635s
23 E. B. Lunken (sports) 2-litre March 73S [14] - Ford 1m 31.325s
24 David Giorgi (G7) 5-litre Lola T160 [SL160/9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 39.242s
25 Warren Purdy (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU27] - Cosworth FVC 2m 19.759s
26 John Timken * (sports) 2-litre Lola T296 [HU88] - Ford no time
27 Thomas C. Jones * (Can-Am) 5-litre March 74A [1] - Chevrolet V8 no time
28 Randolph Townsend * (Can-Am) 5-litre Shadow DN10 - Dodge V8 no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B21 [72-3] (Ray Petry): Sold new to Peter Smith and raced by him and co-driver David Welpton through 1972 and 1973 primarily in distance events across Europe but also in some short British events. Updated to B23 specification for 1974 and raced by Smith with various co-drivers including Rupert Keegan. Co-drivers in 1975 included John Turner. The car was replaced by the ex-KVG/John Hine Chevron B31 for 1976 and was sold to Ray Petry (Boston, MA) for SCCA racing and then for the new Can-Am series that started in 1977. Ray used an ex-Rondel 1840cc BDE engine that he'd bought from Tony Cicale. Raced in Can-Am 1978 to 1980. Ray later sold the car to dealer Mike Gue (Essex Racing) who sold it to Canada. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Lola T296 [HU88] (John Timken): Sold new to Michael G. Rahal for his son Bobby to drive in Can-Am in 1977 with Red Roof sponsorship. Then sold to Red Roof boss Jim Trueman and raced by him for part of 1978 before being sold to John Timken who raced it for the rest of that season and into 1979. Marcus Pye recalls that Timken crashed it at some point but kept the damaged car for many years. In the late 1990, Timken sold it to Fred Kaimer (Concord, CA) who has raced it in vintage events. Still being raced by Kaimer in 2006 but later owned by Pascal Thébault.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

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