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Can-Am Challenge Race

Dallas (Fair Park), 7 Jul 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Michael Roe VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8
#2 Dallas Motorsports Inc. (see note 1)
50 1h 46m 58.143s
67.982 mph
2 Jim Crawford March 847 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#0 RK Fibers
50 1h 47m 06.439s
3 Juan Manuel Fangio II (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
#20 Genoa Racing
49
4 Charles Monk Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8
#30 Monk Racing
49
5 Kim Campbell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [20] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#44 Tom Mitchell Racing
48
6 Phil Compton Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#45 Texas American Racing Team
48
7 Enrique Mansilla (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 822 - BMW M12/7
#4 Different Drummer Racing (see note 2)
48
8 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing (see note 3)
46
9 Clive Bush Conquest B2 - Chevrolet V8
#43 Lafayette Racing
46
10 Ron Canizares (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R
#8 Ares Sports (see note 4)
46
11 Armando Trentini (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7
#22 Fiorano Sports Cars (see note 5)
43
12 John Gunn Phoenix 84 [JG-1-001 GTP] - Chevrolet V8
#99 Phoenix Racing (see note 6)
37
13 Gerre Payvis Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Race Power (see note 7)
34 DNF?
14 Rod Cusumano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R
#7 RGC Financial Racing
33 DNF
15 Bill Tempero Theodore TY02 [1?] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Zena Jeans Racing
21 DNF
16 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#14 Output Improvements (see note 8)
17 Accident damge
17 Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6
#33 Mike Freberg Racing (see note 9)
9 DNF
18 Cheryl Glass (Can-Am 2l) Van Diemen 682 - Volkswagen
#41
6 DNF
19 Bill Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Banana Crate [March 722-38] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#73
6 DNF
20 Robert Meyer Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#39 Hohstadt Meyer
2 Accident
21 David Leslie Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8
#9 GTS Racing/Racing for Britain
(see note 10)
2 Accident
22 Mark Rose Lola T332 [T330 HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Texas American Racing Team (see note 11)
0 DNF
23 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R
#0 Hill Racing (see note 12)
0 DNF
DNS Bill Vincent (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Yorkshire KV3 - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#10
Did not start
DNS Walter Lechner (Can-Am) 3-litre Williams FW07C [15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#55 Walter Lechner Racing School
(see note 13)
Did not start
DNS Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA84 [March 812] - Hart 420R
#67 Elite Racing
Did not start
DNS Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782] - Hart 420R
#69 Elite Racing (see note 14)
Did not start
(Cam drive belt)
DNSC Cheryl Glass (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman T850 [02] - Hart 420R
#5 Ausca Racing (see note 15)
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Jim Cooke Lola T333CS [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Canadian Spirit Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Marzio Romano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
#20 Genoa Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Sylvain Perigny (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#50 Roy & Perigny Performance
Did not arrive
DNA Larry Clain (Can-Am) Lola T400 [HU10?]
#77 Clain Racing
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Michael Roe (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8 1m 44.299s
2 Juan Manuel Fangio II (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R 1m 49.19s
3 Kim Campbell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [20] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 49.674s
4 Bertil Roos * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782] - Hart 420R
5 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 5-litre March 847 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 51.849s
6 Enrique Mansilla (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 822 - BMW M12/7 1m 53.828s
7 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 54.825s
8 Charles Monk (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8 1m 54.276s
9 Walter Lechner * (Can-Am) 3-litre Williams FW07C [15] - Cosworth DFV V8 1m 56.421s
10 Phil Compton (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee - Chevrolet V8 1m 56.978s
11 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 57.057s
12 John Gunn (Can-Am) 5-litre Phoenix 84 [JG-1-001 GTP] - Chevrolet V8 1m 57.789s
13 Ron Canizares (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R 1m 58.697s
14 Robert Meyer (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8 1m 59.797s
15 Rod Cusumano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R 2m 00.85s
16 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 5-litre Theodore TY02 [1?] - Chevrolet V8 2m 02.924s
17 Gerre Payvis (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU19] - Chevrolet V8 2m 05.581s
18 Armando Trentini (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7 2m 06.448s
19 Clive Bush (Can-Am) 5-litre Conquest B2 - Chevrolet V8 2m 07.031s
20 Mark Rose (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU16] - Chevrolet V8 2m 07.923s
21 Bill Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Banana Crate [March 722-38] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 2m 10.469s
22 David Leslie (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU49] - Chevrolet V8 2m 11.623s
23 Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6 3m 27.769s
24 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R 4m 14.177s
25 Cheryl Glass * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman T850 [02] - Hart 420R
25 Cheryl Glass (Can-Am 2l) Van Diemen 682 - Volkswagen 4m 23.259s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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".
  2. March 822 (Enrique Mansilla): Greg Sorrentino's Different Drummer Racing ran a sports car bodied March 822 for Enrique Mansilla in Can-Am racing in early 1984. After three races, he left the team, and the car was taken over by Rod Cusumano (Summit, NJ). The March then remained with Sorrentino until February 1988, when it was sold to British GT racer Eddie McLurg, and raced in the Thundersports race at Snetterton in July 1988, where it was disqualified in a dispute over its allowed weight. McLurg ran the car as a F2 in 1989, winning the British libre series, but then refitted the Can-Am bodywork to use it in Interserie from 1989 to 1992. It was later used in libre racing as a F2, then in EuroBOSS up to 1998. In April 2019, it was still sitting in McLurg's garage, partly dismantled.
  3. Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  4. March 812 [9] (Ron Canizares): Martin Spetz observed the number '812-009' on Canizares' March 812-Hart at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  5. Osella PA9B/84 [126] (Armando Trentini): Martin Spetz observed the number 'Osella PA9B/84-126' on Trentini's Osella at Road Atlanta in 1984. As Mancini's car was also entered by Fiorano Sports Cars of Houston, as Trentini's had been, it is assumed to be the same car.
  6. Phoenix 84 [JG-1-001 GTP] (John Gunn): Martin Spetz noted "'83 JG-1-001 GTP" against Gunn's "Phoenix 84" at Road Atlanta in 1984, positively identifying it as the same JG1 that Gunn drove in IMSA GTP events in 1983 and 1984. At Green Valley in Oct 1984, Gunn's car is listed as Phoenix 85 and this may have been a new car.
  7. Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU19] (Gerre Payvis): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Lola T332 [HU49] (David Leslie): See full history: Lola T332 HU49.
  11. Lola T332 [T330 HU16] (Mark Rose): See full history: Lola T330 HU16.
  12. Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] (Jeremy Hill): Jeremy Hill's 1984-86 'Photon' was based on a March 78B Formula Atlantic car but fitted with a 2-litre Hart 420R engine, and a Frissbee-inspired body. A later advert for the car on Race-cars.com gives the car as March 78B/15, an ex-Brack car used for a season by Hill in Formula Atlantic before being converted to Can-Am spec.
  13. Williams FW07C [15] (Walter Lechner): Built new in 1981, Williams FW07C/15 was raced by Alan Jones at Monaco, and by Keke Rosberg at Long Beach in 1982. It was then sold to Colin Bennett Racing and fitted with a 3.8-litre DFV for Mike Wilds to race in the 1983 British Open series. Wilds won the first race, only for the series to be cancelled. The car was converted to Can-Am spec for 1984, but was wrecked by Walter Lechner at Trois-Rivières. Rebuilt on a new chassis, it was a rental car in Interserie before being crashed again. Lechner sold it to an American who raced it in US historic racing (HGP) from 1992 to 1995. Five subsequent owners have raced it in HGP, TGP and Masters F1.
  14. Marguey CA82 [March 782] (Bertil Roos): Richard Guider (Ben Lomond, CA) bought a March 782 from the Toleman team at the end of 1979, and fitted it with Tony Cicale's original blue 1978/79 body from the Cicale-Ralt Can-Am car. Guider named this creation the Marguey CA80, and raced it in Can-Am in 1980 and 1981. Guider shared the car with Bertil Roos at the August 1981 Lumbermens 500, and Roos then raced the Marguey in 1982, a couple of races in 1983, and the first half of the 1984 season. Guider then took over the car, but crashed heavily in practice at Green Valley in October 1984, breaking both ankles and wrecking the March.
  15. Toleman T850 [02] (Cheryl Glass): Kenny Acheson's car at Silverstone 29 Mar 1981 and as a working assumption, the same car used all season.

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' original results.

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