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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Charlotte, 17 May 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5 Galles Racing
28 34m 10.089s
110.629 mph
2 John Paul Jr Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4
#18 JLP Racing
28 34m 14.714s
3 Bob Earl Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4
#11 Galles Racing
28 34m 30.431s
4 Jim Hickman Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW Schrick 4
#1 Hickman Datsun/BSR
28 34m 54.291s
5 Chip Ganassi March 79/80V - VW Bertils 4
#22 Amerwire/Kingfish
28 34m 58.640s
6 Arie Luyendijk March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#0
28 35m 07.293s
7 Stuart Moore Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
28 35m 12.082s
8 Scott Miller March 81BE - VW Brabham 4
#2
28 35m 13.480s
9 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 CAMM Racing
28 35m 20.773s
10 Gary Pratt Protofab Riley - VW Schrick 4
#73
27
11 John Kalagian March 80V - VW Heidegger 4
#19
27
12 Tim Evans Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4
#46 Stuart Moore
27
13 Bruno Beilcke March 79V - VW Speiss 4
#26
27
14 William Vermeer Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW Vermeer 4
#88
26
15 Bob Schader Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#6 Aspen Oil
26
16 Richard Hubbard Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4
#21
26
17 Doug Clark Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4
#15 Fleet Power
26
18 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4
#23
24
19 Roger Penske Jr Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#9 Patrick Petroleum
23 Overheating
20 Dave Manzolini Zink Z14 - VW Manzolini 4
#97 B-B Development
22 Engine
21 Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47
19 Spun
22 Rick Bussell Ralt RT1 [163] - VW Brabham 4
#10
19 Engine
23 A J Manning Zink Z14 - VW Bertils 4
#13 Empress Travel
19 Engine
24 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Brabham 4
#20 Centerline Wheels (see note 1)
14 Battery
25 Jon Q Peterson Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4
#71 Zeitler Racing
13 Not known
26 Billy Scyphers Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14
11 Engine
27 Rod Maul Ralt RT1 - VW 4
#56
6 Not known
28 Tony Kester Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#38 Log Home
5 Overheating
29 Fred Phillips Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4
#70 Zeitler Racing
2 Not known
DNS Jerrill Rice March 78V [783-26] - VW Brabham 4
#28
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Al Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4 1m 10.190s
2 Bob Earl (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4 1m 10.330s
3 John Paul Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4 1m 10.478s
4 Bob Schader (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 1m 11.377s
5 Jim Hickman (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW Schrick 4 1m 11.482s
6 Roger Penske Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 1m 11.965s
7 Chip Ganassi (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79/80V - VW Bertils 4 1m 12.184s
8 Stuart Moore (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4 1m 12.298s
9 Arie Luyendijk (FSV) 1.6-litre March 81BE - VW Schrick 4 1m 12.410s
10 Dave Dickerson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4 1m 12.569s
11 Dave McMillan (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 1m 12.576s
12 Rick Bussell (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [163] - VW Brabham 4 1m 12.751s
13 Billy Scyphers (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 1m 12.773s
14 Scott Miller (FSV) 1.6-litre March 81BE - VW Brabham 4 1m 12.841s
15 Jerrill Rice * (FSV) 1.6-litre March 78V [783-26] - VW Brabham 4 1m 12.879s
16 Jon Q Peterson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4 1m 12.884s
17 Fred Phillips (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4 1m 13.288s
18 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V - VW Heidegger 4 1m 13.376s
19 Gary Pratt (FSV) 1.6-litre Protofab Riley - VW Schrick 4 1m 13.543s
20 William Vermeer (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW Vermeer 4 1m 13.568s
21 Larry Skipsey (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4 1m 14.001s
22 Doug Clark (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4 1m 15.284s
23 Tim Evans (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4 1m 15.440s
24 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Brabham 4 1m 15.612s
25 Bruno Beilcke (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW Speiss 4 1m 15.766s
26 Dave Manzolini (FSV) 1.6-litre Zink Z14 - VW Manzolini 4 1m 18.208s
27 Tony Kester (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 1m 19.270s
28 Rod Maul (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW 4 1m 21.099s
29 A J Manning (FSV) 1.6-litre Zink Z14 - VW Bertils 4 1m 22.075s
30 Richard Hubbard (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4 1m 22.190s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1 [36] (Ray Lipper): Consigned by Ralt to Ralt American in summer 1976. Run by Dave McMillan in New Zealand Gold Star series, late 1976. Chassis number observed on Dave McMillan's car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described there as ex Kevin Cogan, so one of the four RT1s [chassis 30; 33; 34; 36] shown in Ralt build records [reproduced Autosport 1977] sent to Brian Robertson for Formula Atlantic series in 1976. Since 30 is known to be the car of Bertil Roos, and 33 that of Craig Hill, we can assume that Cogan indeed used 36 [except at the last race of the year when he is known to use Hill's RT1-33], and 34 was that of Richard Spenard - a car originally intended for McMillan's use in North America, until his sponsorship fell through. Retained by McMillan until at least 1980, and used in both North America and New Zealand. McMillan says took his own car to Canada NZMA 29 Jul 77 p5. NZMA report of the race at Halifax says car used in NZ. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1978 [NZMA 20 Jan 78 p4].

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.

Despite its success, FSV attracted little coverage and establishing complete race results is proving difficult. The SCCA's Sports Car magazine, On Track and Racecar have proved the most useful sources for the US series. Information on the European series would be most welcome.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include SportsCar July 81 and On Track 28 May 1981.