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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Riverside, 4 Oct 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bob Earl Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4
#16 Galles Chevrolet
24 32m 12.921s
113.846 mph
2 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14 Arciero Racing
24 32m 16.652s
3 Arie Luyendijk March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#0 Championship Racing Stables
24
4 Fred Phillips Ralt RT5/81 [251] - VW Brabham 4
#48 Elite Racing
24
5 Mike Rosen Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4
#55 E-Z Wider/Lane Sports
24
6 Greg Atwell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#45 Sanders Racing
24
7 John Kalagian Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4
#19
24
8 Jerrill Rice March 78V [783-26] - VW Brabham 4
#28
24
9 Stuart Moore Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
24
10 Jerry Knapp Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4
#49 Elite Racing
24
11 Bob Schader Autoresearch - VW 4
#6 Aspen Oil
24
12 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4
#23
23
13 Richard Johnson Argo JM4 - VW 4
#83 Johnson Engineering
22
14 Stu Hayner Lola T620 - VW 4
#50
22
15 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4
#20 Centerline Wheels (see note 1)
21
16 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5 Galles Chevrolet
14 Engine
17 Bobby Unser Jr Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#11 Pizza Hut Racing [Galles]
13 Suspension
18 Michael Andretti Ralt RT5/81 [243] - VW Brabham 4
#40 STP [JLP Racing]
13 Overheating
19 Jim Harvey March 79V - VW 4
#58 Harvey Racing
13 Electrics
20 Pete Pittman Pittman - VW 4
#24
8 Overheating
21 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 Excalibur Oil [Bill Scott Racing]
5 Engine fire
22 Anthony Faso Lola T320 - VW 4
#43 Independent
Not known
23 John Paul Jr Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4
#18 JLP Racing
2 Puncture-Accident
24 Bruno Beilcke March 78V - VW 4
#26
2 Suspension
DNS Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47 Centerline Wheels
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Rick Ragone Ralt RT1 - VW Brabham 4
#70 Phoenix Infernal
Did not start
DNA Jim Hickman Ralt RT5 - VW 4
#1 Hickman Datsun
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Miller March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
#2 Championship Racing Stables
Did not arrive
DNA Rick Bussell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#10
Did not arrive
DNA Tom Smith Lola T620 - VW 4
#29 K&K Company
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Ward Zink Z14 - VW 4
#30 K&K Company
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Keyes Ralt RT1 - VW Brabham 4
#75 Merrill Lynch
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Moodie March 81BE - VW Schrick 4
Championship Racing Stables
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Bob Earl (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [231] - VW Brabham 4 1m 18.932s
2 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 1m 19.141s
3 Al Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4 1m 19.728s
4 John Paul Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4 1m 20.099s
5 Arie Luyendijk (FSV) 1.6-litre March 81BE - VW Schrick 4 1m 20.431s
6 Michael Andretti (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [243] - VW Brabham 4 1m 20.746s
7 Mike Rosen (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4 1m 20.491s
8 Stuart Moore (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4 1m 20.608s
9 Larry Skipsey (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4 1m 20.810s
10 Fred Phillips (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [251] - VW Brabham 4 1m 20.811s
11 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4 1m 21.089s
12 Bobby Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 1m 21.138s
13 Greg Atwell (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 1m 21.422s
14 Dave McMillan * (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 1m 21.864s
16 Jerrill Rice (FSV) 1.6-litre March 78V [783-26] - VW Brabham 4 1m 22.162s
17 Dave Dickerson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4 1m 22.248s
18 Bob Schader (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW 4 1m 22.328s
19 Jerry Knapp (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4 1m 22.368s
21 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4 1m 24.755s
22 Bruno Beilcke (FSV) 1.6-litre March 78V - VW 4 1m 24.969s
23 Jim Harvey (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4 1m 24.978s
24 Pete Pittman (FSV) 1.6-litre Pittman - VW 4 1m 26.900s
25 Richard Johnson (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM4 - VW 4 1m 26.909s
28 Stu Hayner (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T620 - VW 4 1m 29.905s
29 Rick Ragone * (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW Brabham 4 1m 39.649s
31 Anthony Faso (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T320 - 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

Chris Townsend's sources include On Track 15 Oct 1981 pp14-15 and the race programme (provided by Bob Micheletti).