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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Michigan International Speedway, 19 Sep 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bob Cicconi Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
32 29m 50.00s
128.142 mph
2 Bob Earl Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4
#16 Galles Racing
32
3 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5 Galles Racing
32
4 Roger Penske Jr Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4
#9 Patrick Petroleum
32
5 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14 Arcerio Racing
32 Accident
6 Fred Phillips Ralt RT5/81 [251] - VW Brabham 4
#48 Elite Enterprises
32
7 Greg Atwell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#45 Sanders Racing
32 Accident
8 John Kalagian Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4
#19
32
9 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4
#23
32
10 Arie Luyendijk March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#0 Driftwood Racing
32
11 Jerry Knapp Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4
#49 Elite Enterprises
32
12 Mike Rosen Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4
#55 Lane Sports
32
13 Chip Ganassi Ralt RT5/81 [238] - VW Brabham 4
#22 Amerwire/Kingfish
31 Accident
14 Jim Hickman Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW 4
#1 Bill Scott Racing
31 Accident
15 Bob Schader Autoresearch - VW 4
#6
31 Not known
16 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Bertils 4
#20 Centerline Wheels (see note 1)
31 Not known
17 Curt Erwin March 80SV - VW 4
#74
30 Not known
18 John Schiesser Lola T324 - VW 4
#98
30 Not known
19 Jerrill Rice March 78V [783-26] - VW Brabham 4
#28
29 Not known
20 Michael Andretti Ralt RT5/81 [243] - VW Brabham 4
#40 JLP Racing
25 Fuel pump
21 Tim Evans Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4
#46
24 Gearbox
22 Peter Heckmann Argo JM4 - VW 4
#33
23 Radiator
23 Richard Hubbard Ralt RT1 - VW 4
#21
21 Clutch
24 Stan Fox Autoresearch - VW 4
#59
20 Handling
25 Jan Slesinski March 79SV - VW 4
#8
14 Valve
26 Doug Clark Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4
#15
14 Fuel pump
27 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 Bill Scott Racing
6 Suspension
28 Gary Pratt Protofab Riley - VW 4
#73
6 Accident
29 Bobby Unser Jr Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#11 Galles Racing
4 Suspension
30 Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47 Centerline Wheels
0 Spun

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Gary Pratt (FSV) 1.6-litre Protofab Riley - VW 4 44.593s
2 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 44.635s
3 Greg Atwell (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 44.670s
4 Michael Andretti (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [243] - VW Brabham 4 45.025s
5 Mike Rosen (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4 45.071s
6 Al Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4 45.082s
7 Bob Earl (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4 45.192s
8 Jim Hickman (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [232] - VW 4 45.271s
9 Roger Penske Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4 45.279s
10 Stan Fox (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW 4 45.670s
11 Dave Dickerson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4 45.664s
12 Bobby Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 45.578s
13 Fred Phillips (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [251] - VW Brabham 4 45.865s
14 Chip Ganassi (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [238] - VW Brabham 4 46.121s
15 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4 46.185s
16 Bob Cicconi (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4 46.389s
17 Dave McMillan (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 46.478s
18 Jan Slesinski (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79SV - VW 4 46.616s
19 Jerrill Rice (FSV) 1.6-litre March 78V [783-26] - VW Brabham 4 46.900s
20 Curt Erwin (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80SV - VW 4 47.162s
21 Jerry Knapp (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4 47.349s
22 Bob Schader (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW 4 47.394s
23 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Bertils 4 47.564s
24 Doug Clark (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Schrick 4 48.148s
25 Richard Hubbard (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW 4 49.752s
26 Peter Heckmann (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM4 - VW 4 49.802s
27 Larry Skipsey (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4 No time
28 Arie Luyendijk (FSV) 1.6-litre March 81BE - VW Schrick 4 No time
29 Tim Evans (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Bertils 4 No time
30 John Schiesser (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 4 No time

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.