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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Road America, 25 Jul 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14
15 33m 31.78s
107.368 mph
2 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5
15 33m 35.64s
3 Arie Luyendijk March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#0
15
4 Bob Earl Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4
#16 Galles Racing
15
5 Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47
15
6 Jim Hickman Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW 4
Bill Scott Racing
15
7 Chip Ganassi Ralt RT5/81 [238] - VW Brabham 4
#22 Amerwire/Kingfish
15
8 Stuart Moore Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
15
9 Bob Schader Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
Aspen Oil
15
10 Jerry Knapp Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4
#49 Elite Enterprises
15
11 John Fergus Ralt RT5/80 - VW 4
15
12 Mike Miller March 80V - VW 4
CRS
15
13 Michael Racing Protofab Riley - VW 4
15
14 Tony Kester Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
Log Home
15
15 Jon Q Peterson Ralt RT1 - VW 4
Zeitler Racing
15
16 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 Bill Scott Racing
15
17 Peter Heckmann Argo JM4 - VW 4
14
18 Doug Clark Ralt RT1 - VW 4
Fleet Power
14
19 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4
Centerline Wheels (see note 1)
14
20 Bill Mazzoni March 80V - VW 4
14
21 Roy Kischell Zink Z14 - VW 4
14
22 Greg Atwell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#45 Sanders Racing
14
23 John Schiesser Lola T320/T324 - VW 4
14
24 William Vermeer Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW 4
Odyssey Racing
3 Engine
25 John Kalagian Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4
#19
3 Overheating
26 Fred Phillips Ralt RT1 - VW 4
Zeitler Racing
1 Not known
27 Tom Smith Lola T620 - VW 4
Don Kischell
1 Piston
28 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4
#23
0 Accident
29 Curt Erwin March 80V - VW 4
0 Not known
30 Anthony Slesinski March - VW 4
Kathleen Mason
0 Accident
31 Robert Boffi Lynx - VW 4
0 Not known

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 2m 12.907s

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 general sources for this FSV season include SportsCar, On Track and Racecar.