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Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières, 4 Sep 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8
#6 Canadian Tire
60 1h 26m 39.21s
87.244 mph
2 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 3-litre Ensign N180B [MN15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#7 Fernley Racing
59 1h 27m 35.67s
3 Marzio Romano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
#20 Genoa Racing
58
4 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
58
5 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Scandia B-3 [March 812] - Hart 420R
#69 Bertil Roos Racing
57
6 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman TG280 [3] - Hart 420R
#15 Ausca International Racing
56
7 Charles Monk Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#30 Charles Monk Racing
55
8 Robert Meyer Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#39 Hohstadt Meyer Racing
53
9 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Hart 420R
#56 Pechmann Racing
52
10 Cliff Dawson (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [13] - Ford BDD
#96 Dawson Racing
49
11 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#42 Zimmer Racing (see note 1)
48
12 Jerry Molnar (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#8 Molnar Racing
46 Mechanical
13 Bob Roy (sports) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU75] - Hart 420R
#44 Roy Racing (see note 2)
32 Gearbox
14 John Macaluso (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [26] - Ford BDD
#84 Macaluso Racing
27 Mechanical
15 Sylvain Perigny (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#50 Perigny Performance
21 Ignition
16 Tony LaRosa (Can-Am) 3-litre Osella FA1B [3] - Cosworth DFV V8
#18 LaRosa Racing ('Ozela F1')
10 Mechanical
17 Michael Roe VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Norwood-Walker Racing (see note 3)
9 Crankshaft
18 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 78B [15] - Hart 420R
#78 Jeremy Hill Racing
5 Fuel ignition
DNS E. B. Lunken (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#61 Scuderia Racing
Did not start
DNP Gerre Payvis Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8
#31
Did not take part in official practice

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

Qualifying
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.241s
2 Michael Roe (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.532s
3 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 3-litre Ensign N180B [MN15] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 25.240s
4 Marzio Romano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R 1m 27.453s
5 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.267s
6 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Scandia B-3 [March 812] - Hart 420R 1m 30.009s
7 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman TG280 [3] - Hart 420R 1m 32.204s
8 Robert Meyer (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8 1m 32.782s
9 E. B. Lunken * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 33.535s
10 Charles Monk (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8 1m 33.763s
11 Jerry Molnar (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 34.006s
12 Bob Roy (sports) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU75] - Hart 420R 1m 34.989s
13 Tony LaRosa (Can-Am) 3-litre Osella FA1B [3] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 36.694s
14 Sylvain Perigny (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor 1m 37.916s
15 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Hart 420R 1m 38.560s
16 Cliff Dawson (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38B [13] - Ford BDD 1m 39.909s
17 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 78B [15] - Hart 420R 1m 42.438s
18 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 43.880s
19 John Macaluso (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Brabham BT40 [26] - Ford BDD 1m 44.024s
20 Gerre Payvis * (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8 dns
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. VDS 002 (Michael Roe): New for the VDS team in 1982 and raced that season by Al Holbert, but exactly when he used VDS-001 and when he used VDS-002 is still uncertain. Acquired by Norwood-Walker Racing for 1983, together with the brand new VDS-003, but VDS-003 was destroyed at its first race. VDS-002 was driven by Michael Roe in 1983. The team was renamed Dallas Motorsports Inc for 1984 and VDS-002 was modified to side-radiator form for 1984, joined later by a new car VDS-004 in normal front-radiator form. Roe dominated the season, winning seven races. VDS-002 reappeared once more at Mosport Park at the start of 1985 when Dallas Motorsports boss Don Walker crashed it heavily in practice. The car remained dismantled for some time while Jack Smith repaired the monocoque. Dallas Motorsports cars and equipment were sold to Frank D'Aquanno (Monterey, CA) in 1987, and in 1989 VDS-002 was restored and sold to Jimmy Landrum (Dallas, TX). In August 2014, Craig McCormick reported that this car was "in a private collection in the Dallas, TX area, completely restored".

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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