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Can-Am Challenge Race

Green Valley Raceway, 28 Oct 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jim Crawford March 847 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#0 RK Racing
75
93.690 mph
2 Charles Monk Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8
#30 Monk Racing
74
3 Steve Foster Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8
#23 Steve Foster
73
4 Rod Cusumano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 822 ["14"] - BMW M12/7
#7 (see note 1)
72
5 John Andretti VDS 004 - Chevrolet V8
#24 Dallas Motorsports Inc. (see note 2)
69
6 Tom Foster (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1½ - Hart 420R
#78 Tom Foster "Tracer TR2"
66
7 Chuck Billington ('C' sports) 1.3-litre Tracer TR2 (March) - Cosworth BDH
#28
65
8 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Kroll Racing
62
9 Michael Roe VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8
#2 Dallas Motorsports Inc. (see note 3)
59 Out of fuel
10 Ron Canizares (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R
#8 Ares Sports (see note 4)
34 DNF
11 John Gunn Phoenix 85 - Chevrolet V8
#39 Holly Racing
29 Engine
12 Kim Campbell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [4?] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#44 Tom Mitchell
19 Engine
13 Mark Rose Lola T332 [T330 HU16] - Chevrolet V8
#17
3 DNF
14 John Raecker Chevron B24/B28 - Chevrolet V8
#18
1 DNF
DNS Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA84 [March 812] - Hart 420R
#68 Elite Racing
Did not start
(Accident in practice)
DNS Byron Walker (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 77S [77ST-1] - Hart 420R
#71 Walker Racing (see note 5)
Did not start
DNSC Richard Guider (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782?] - Hart 420R
#69 Elite Racing
Did not start (crashed)

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

Qualifying
1 Michael Roe (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8 58.877s
2 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 5-litre March 847 [02] - Chevrolet V8 59.963s
3 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 00.573s
4 John Gunn (Can-Am) 5-litre Phoenix 85 - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.19s
5 Kim Campbell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [4?] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 01.29s
6 Charles Monk (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8 1m 01.986s
7 Rod Cusumano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 822 ["14"] - BMW M12/7 1m 03.957s
8 Ron Canizares (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R 1m 03.983s
9 Bill Blackledge * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA84 [March 812] - Hart 420R 1m 04.027s
10 Mark Rose (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU16] - Chevrolet V8 1m 05.502s
11 Tom Foster (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1½ - Hart 420R 1m 05.578s
12 Richard Guider * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782?] - Hart 420R 1m 06.117s
13 Steve Foster (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8 1m 07.6s
14 Chuck Billington ('C' sports) 1.3-litre Tracer TR2 (March) - Cosworth BDH 1m 07.853s
15 John Raecker (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 - Chevrolet V8 1m 09.614s
16 Byron Walker * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 77S [77ST-1] - Hart 420R 1m 11.542s
17 John Andretti (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 004 - Chevrolet V8
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 822 ["14"] (Rod Cusumano): Martin Spetz observed the number '822-14' on Cusumano's March at Road Atlanta in 1984. According to a list of 1982 March production, the highest number on a 822 was 13. However, the 1982 cars had a chassis plate number as well as a chassis number and chassis plate "82 14" was on chassis no 822-6 for Le Mans Co in Japan and it is possible that Cusumano had got this car.
  2. VDS 004 (John Andretti): Built up by Dallas Motorsports for 1984, using components built by VDS before the team was sold to Norwood-Walker Racing. Raced by Michael Roe in 1984, winning most of its races. Reappeared when used in the filming of a Peugeot TV commercial at Riverside in 1986. Raced in CAT in 1987 by Stuart Baumgard.
  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".
  4. March 812 [9] (Ron Canizares): Martin Spetz observed the number '812-009' on Canizares' March 812-Hart at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  5. March 77S [77ST-1] (Byron Walker): Built new for 1974, fitted with a BMW engine and entered by March Engineering for Jean Ragnotti in the European 2-litre Sports Car championship, with Antar sponsorship. Fitted with a Richardson FVC after the first few races, and later with a Cosworth BDG. Retained by March for 1975, fitted with a Hart 420R engine, updated to 75S specification and plated as '75S-U2' for John Lepp to race. The car was retained again for 1976, now to 76S specification and reportedly using the identity '76S-1', now raced by Lepp as part of the Ultramar team. Sold to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for the 1977 Can-Am season, now using the identity '77ST-1'. Sold to Greg Sorrentino (Troy, Michigan) and raced in 1979. In 1980, it was converted to centre-seat specification with a new body fabricated by Dave Craddock and campaigned in this form by Sorrentino in 1981, described as a March 802. To Charlie Monk (Sarnia, Ontario) for 1982, and then via John Adams Racing & John Kalagian to J. Byron Walker (Detroit, Michigan). Raced by Walker in 1983 and 1984 before being stored. Walker later acquired the 1977 bodywork from EB Lunken, who had used it on his March 73S, and found Lepp's Ultramar livery under the layers of paint. In 2013, Walker was in the process of restoring the car to its 1975 specification.

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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