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Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 5 Jun 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr Frissbee GR3 - Chevrolet V8
#6 Canadian Tire Racing
60 1h 19m 19.314s
111.780 mph
2 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 3-litre Ensign N180B [MN15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Fernley Racing
59 1h 19m 46.85s
3 Michael Roe Lola T333CS [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
#26 Norwood-Walker Racing
59
4 Hurley Haywood (IMSA) 5-litre March 83G [03] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Holbert Racing
57
5 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
57
6 Charles Monk Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#30 Charles Monk Racing
56
7 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Hart 420R
#56 Pechmann Racing
55
8 Paul Wheatley Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#34 Wheatley Racing
53
9 Al Holbert (IMSA) 2.6-litre March 83G [04] - Porsche turbo 6
#14 Holbert Racing
52 Turbo
10 Bob Roy (sports) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU75] - Hart 420R
#44 Roy Racing (see note 1)
48
11 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782?] - Hart 420R
#2 Elite Racing
48 Overaheating
12 Michael L. Allen Frissbee-Lola T332 ["33-790"] - Chevrolet V8
#59 McDonald's
35 Fatal accident
13 Phil Compton Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8
#25 Norwood-Walker Racing
34 Mechanical
14 Rupert Bragg-Smith Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Bragg-Smith Racing (see note 2)
33 Accident
15 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman TG280 [3] - Hart 420R
#15 Ausca International Racing
24 Accident
16 Jerry Molnar (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#8 Molnar Racing
15 Water leak
17 Milt Minter Escort - Chevrolet V8
#10 Herb Adams Racing
7 Bodywork
18 John Macaluso (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [26] - Ford BDD
#84 Macaluso Racing (Brabert FWH 001)
6 Engine
DNS Marzio Romano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
#20 Genoa Racing
Did not start
DNS Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6
#33 Storrie Racing (see note 3)
Did not start
DNSC Gerre Payvis Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Race Power
Did not start (crashed)
DNSC Richard Spenard Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#45 Phil Conte CGI
Did not start (crashed)
DNA John Sorbello (unknown) Osella
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Wollek (Group C) 2.6-litre Porsche 956 [104] - turbo 6
Joest Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Wilds (Can-Am) 3-litre Williams FW07C [15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#3 Colin Bennett Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Jacques Villeneuve Sr Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8
#5 Canadian Tire Racing
Did not arrive
DNA TBA (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R
#15 Ausca International Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tony LaRosa (Can-Am) 3-litre Osella FA1B [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 LaRosa Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Rex Ramsey Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#22 Ramsey Solution
Did not arrive
DNA Jim Gustafson Lola T332/Riley [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#27 G Team
Did not arrive
DNA Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#42 Zimmer Racing (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA E. B. Lunken (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#61 Scuderia Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Hurley Haywood (IMSA) 5-litre March 83G [03] - Chevrolet V8
#88
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Goulet Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Sunbury Racing (see note 5)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR3 - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.713s
2 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 3-litre Ensign N180B [MN15] - Cosworth DFV V8
3 Michael Roe (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU12] - Chevrolet V8
4 Phil Compton (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8
5 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
6 Charles Monk (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
7 Al Holbert (IMSA) 2.6-litre March 83G [04] - Porsche turbo 6
8 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman TG280 [3] - Hart 420R
9 Hurley Haywood (IMSA) 5-litre March 83G [03] - Chevrolet V8
10 Jerry Molnar (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
11 Marzio Romano * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
12 Rupert Bragg-Smith (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
13 Mike Freberg * (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6
14 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Hart 420R
15 Bob Roy (sports) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU75] - Hart 420R
16 Michael L. Allen (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T332 ["33-790"] - Chevrolet V8
17 Paul Wheatley (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
18 Milt Minter (Can-Am) 5-litre Escort - Chevrolet V8
19 Gerre Payvis * (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8
20 John Macaluso (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [26] - Ford BDD
21 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782?] - Hart 420R
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T294 [HU75] (Bob Roy): Mike Hall bought a new Lola T294 in 1974 for use in SCCA BSR racing. He was highly successful in the car at National level, winning the Run-Offs in 1975, and also competed in the Can-Am series from 1977 to 1980. The car was then sold to Chuck Storrie in Quebec and entered for 'Uncle' Jacques Villeneuve in Can-Am in 1982. It was bought from Storrie by Bob Roy for the 1983 season. Bob recalls selling it back to the US to somewhere in the Great Lakes area. The SCCA log book next records it being raced by Joe Graziano in vintage racing in Oct 1993. Sold by Graziano to Peter Read about 2008 and then to Steve Read in 2010. Prepared by Pete Racely (Sports Racing, Inc.) for the 2011 season. At the beginning fo the 2012 season, HU75 was being raced by Mike Thurlow (Kingsburg, CA).
  2. Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] (Rupert Bragg-Smith): Built for 1974 season. James Dunkel: raced in US 1974, US 1975 (1 race + 1 DNS) - Ed Kaprowicz August 1976: raced in US 1976 (1 race), SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978 - Steve Bollinger January 1982 - Randy Reso April 1982 - Rupert Bragg-Smith December 1982: raced in Can-Am 1983 (2 races), Can-Am 1984 (2 races), Can-Am 1985 (1 race) - Jack Boxstrom December 1987 - Dick Leppla December 1992: raced at HSR Mid-Ohio July 1994 - Jack Boxstrom (again) of RM Auctions, Inc. (Canada) February 1997 - Albert Way (Oceanview, NJ) Feb 2001 - Philip Jewell (Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Australia) May 2012 - Dean Camm (Melbourne, Australia) December 2016.
  3. Ralt RT1/Cicale (Mike Freberg): For the 1983 Can-Am season, Chuck Storrie installed a Chevrolet V6 engine into a Cicale-bodied Ralt RT1 chassis. The engine used is believed to be the 3.8-litre (229 ci) unit then being used in the third generation Chevrolet Camaro; effectively a 5-litre 302 ci engine with two cylinders removed. Mike Freberg drove the car for Storrie Racing but it did not prove competitive with the 5-litre cars in its class. Freberg drove it again in early 1984 as a Mike Freberg Racing entry. The Ralt has not yet been identified. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Rondel M1 [201] (Randy Zimmer): Sold new to Chris Meek to run in British Atlantic and Libre racing with Tate of Leeds support; also used by Tom Pryce for three Atlantic races. Sold via Fred Opert to Mike Rand (Greenwich, CT) for Formula B in 1974 but damaged in a road accident. Sold still damaged, but with a new tub from Opert, to Ron Ignatowski; rebuilt and used in SCCA Formula C until 1980 when sold to Randy Zimmer as the basis for his Can Am car. Raced with a Volkswagen engine in 1982 and then with a Mazda rotary engine in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986. Entered for Jim Del Russo in the 1987 CAT championship. Retained by Zimmer as of 2011.
  5. Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] (Robert Goulet): New for Dick DeJarld (Joliet, IL) in 1972, and raced in SCCA Formula A events. Appeared at the Michigan Pro F5000 event in 1973 but did not qualify from the heat. Raced by DeJarld until sold to Ed Midgley (Geneva, IL) for 1976, when it was also raced by Jerry Hansen at Blackhawk Farms. To Robert Goulet (Wauwatsoa, WI) for 1977, and raced in SCCA Formula A. Goulet converted the McKee to sports car bodywork for 1979, appearing at Brainerd in July that year in the ASR class. Raced in Can-Am in 1980 and 1981, then renamed the "Sabre 001" for Can-Am again in 1983, and again in 1985. To Bob McKee and raced by Bill Scott in CAT races in 1986 and 1987. Then restored to its original specification for new owner Tom Simpson (Peoria, IL), and used in vintage racing, appearing at the Chicago Historic Races at Road America in 1988. It ran alongside several other McKee cars in historic races at Road America in the early 1990s, and also ran at HSR Mid-Ohio in August 1993. After a 20-year gap, Simpson ran the Mk 18 again in historic events in 2006.

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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