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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Phoenix International Raceway, 31 Oct 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4
#14 Arciero Racing
60 41m 00.00s
87.805 mph
2 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT5/81 [242] - VW Brabham 4
#5 Galles Chevrolet
60 41m 01.00s
3 Bob Cicconi Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
60
4 Dave McMillan Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#47 Centerline Racing
60
5 John Kalagian Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4
#19 Kalgian Ardisana Racing
60
6 Jerry Knapp Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4
#49 Elite Racing
60
7 Greg Atwell Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#45 Charlie Sanders Racing
60
8 Larry Skipsey Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4
#23 Skipsey Racing
60
9 Stan Fox Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4
#59 Pabst
59
10 Jim Harvey March 79V - VW 4
#58 Jim Harvey Racing
58
11 John Paul Jr Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4
#1 JLP Racing
58
12 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Bertils 4
#20 Centerline Racing (see note 1)
58
13 Richard Johnson Argo JM4 - VW 4
#83
56
14 Roger Penske Jr Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4
#9 Patrick Petroleum
53 Accident
15 Pete Pittman Ralt RT1 - VW 4
#24
38 Clutch
16 Michael Andretti Ralt RT5/81 [243] - VW Brabham 4
#40 JLP Racing-STP
36 Accident
17 Bobby Unser Jr Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4
#11 Galles Chevrolet
36 Engine
18 Roy Kischell Lola T620 - VW 4
#30 Don Kischell Racing
31 Engine
19 Dave Dickerson Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4
#7 Bill Scott Racing
23 Engine
20 Bob Ward Ralt RT1 - VW 4
#29 Don Kischell Racing
22 Engine
21 Fred Phillips Ralt RT5/81 [251] - VW Brabham 4
#48 Elite Racing
9 Accident
22 Mike Rosen Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4
#55 E-Z Wider/Lane Sports
8 Accident
23 Arie Luyendijk March 80BE - VW Schrick 4
#0 Championship Racing Stables
8 Accident
24 Larry Pestorich Lola T328 - VW 4
#98
1 Engine

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 27.743s
2 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [201] - VW Brabham 4 27.822s
3 Bob Cicconi (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [229] - VW Bertils 4 27.985s
4 Dave McMillan (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 28.004s
5 Roger Penske Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [257] - VW Brabham 4 28.085s
6 Michael Andretti (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [243] - VW Brabham 4 28.112s
7 Stan Fox (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW Brabham 4 28.166s
8 Dave Dickerson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW Schrick 4 28.238s
9 Mike Rosen (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [239] - VW Brabham 4 28.340s
10 Fred Phillips (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [251] - VW Brabham 4 28.408s
11 John Paul Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [230] - VW Brabham 4 28.565s
12 Arie Luyendijk (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80BE - VW Schrick 4 28.683s
13 Bobby Unser Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 28.899s
14 Jerry Knapp (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [240] - VW Brabham 4 29.011s
15 Larry Skipsey (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/81 [241] - VW Brabham 4 29.153s
16 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Heidegger 4 29.290s
17 Greg Atwell (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW Brabham 4 29.444s
18 Jim Harvey (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4 29.571s
19 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW Bertils 4 30.109s
20 Pete Pittman (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW 4 30.831s
21 Richard Johnson (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM4 - VW 4 31.687s
22 Roy Kischell (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T620 - VW 4 31.863s
23 Bob Ward (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW 4 No time
24 Larry Pestorich (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T328 - 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. For this race, Bob Micheletti provided a copy of the race programme.