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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Milwaukee (Wisconsin State Fair Park), 6 Sep 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5 Galles Racing
62 33m 46.00s
2 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14 Arcerio Racing
62 33m 49.00s
3 Chip Ganassi Ralt RT5/81 [238] - VW Brabham 4
#22 Amerwire/Kingfish
62
4 John Kalagian Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4
#19
62
5 Jim Hickman Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW 4
#1 Bill Scott Racing
62
6 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 Bill Scott Racing
62
7 Greg Atwell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#45 Sanders Racing
61
8 Bob Earl Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4
#16 Galles Racing
61
9 Mike Rosen Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4
#55 Lane Sports
61
10 Bob Cicconi Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
61
11 Bobby Unser Jr Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#11 Galles Racing
61
12 Roger Penske Jr Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4
#9 Patrick Petroleum
61
13 Bob Schader Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#6
58
14 Stan Fox Autoresearch - VW 4
#59
58
15 Jim Putnam Lola T620 - VW 4
#25
58
16 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4
#23
57
17 John Schiesser Lola T324 - VW 4
#98
56
18 Steve Thomson Wheeler - VW 4
#80
56
19 Doug Clark Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4
#15
56
20 Tim Evans Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4
#46
53
21 Roger Rager March 78SV - VW 4
#99
25 Oil pressure
22 Jerry Knapp Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4
#49 Elite Enterprises
22 Accident
23 Tony Kester Autoresearch - VW Bertils 4
#38
20 Accident
24 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Bertils 4
#20 Centerline Wheels (see note 1)
7 Overheating
25 Jan Slesinski March 79SV - VW Bertils 4
#8
0 Accident
DNS Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47 Centerline Wheels
Did not start
DNS Arie Luyendijk March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#0 Driftwood Racing
Did not start
(Did not appear for race; truck broke down en route)

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 29.252s
2 Dave McMillan * (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 29.331s
3 Arie Luyendijk * (FSV) 1.6-litre March 81BE - VW Schrick 4 29.629s
4 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4 29.974s
5 Mike Rosen (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4 30.055s
6 Chip Ganassi (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [238] - VW Brabham 4 30.078s
7 Larry Skipsey (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4 30.079s
8 Greg Atwell (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 30.137s
9 Jim Hickman (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW 4 30.213s
10 Bob Earl (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4 30.230s
11 Al Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4 30.232s
12 Bob Schader (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 30.279s
13 Dave Dickerson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4 30.339s
14 Bobby Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 30.444s
15 Bob Cicconi (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4 30.517s
16 Jerry Knapp (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4 30.639s
17 Roger Penske Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4 31.134s
18 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Bertils 4 31.811s
19 Tony Kester (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Bertils 4 31.916s
20 Jan Slesinski (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79SV - VW Bertils 4 32.151s
21 Doug Clark (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4 32.170s
22 John Schiesser (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 4 32.740s
23 Jim Putnam (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T620 - VW 4 33.100s
24 Steve Thomson (FSV) 1.6-litre Wheeler - VW 4 33.738s
25 Tim Evans (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4 No time
26 Stan Fox (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW 4 No time
27 Roger Rager (FSV) 1.6-litre March 78SV - VW 4 No time
 
* 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

This race was due to be held on 22-23 August. Qualifying took place on the original race weekend but because of rain the race was staged two weeks later. Luyendijk's truck broke down meaning he did not start but as he practiced he's listed here as a Did Not Start instead of a Did Not Arrive. Chris Townsend's general sources for this FSV season include SportsCar, On Track and Racecar.