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ECAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Lime Rock, 10 Aug 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Michael Greenfield Ralt RT4/85 [584] - Ford BDD
#40 Greenfield Industries
40 33m 36.009s
109.291 mph
2 Michael Angus Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings
#42 Stuart Moore Racing
40 33m 47.809s
3 James King Ralt RT4/82 [339] - Ford BDD
#27 Comprep
40
4 John Christian Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#24
40
5 John Timken Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD
#94
39
6 John Lloyd Ralt RT4/82 [307] - Ford BDD
#50 Comprep
39
7 Jay Vitrella Ralt RT4/83 [357] - Ford BDD
#25 Stimola Racing
39
8 Kenneth Smith March 78B - Ford BDD
#31
37
9 J. Gregory Knittel March 78B [20] - Ford BDD
#33
36
10 Joe Ostrowski Chevron B39 [39-77-08] - Ford BDD
#72 (see note 1)
36
11 Paul Poore March 79B - Ford BDD
#5
34
12 Cy Moreland March 81A [5] - Ford BDD
#28
33
13 Rick Stone Chevron B27 - Ford BDD
#41
19 Spun stalled
14 Steve Shelton Ralt RT4/85 [589] - Ford BDD
#8
10 Accident
15 Frank Shober Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDD
#13 (see note 2)
5 Spun stalled
DNS Eric Lang Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#60
Did not start
(Overheating)
DNS Tom Skaff March 79B - Ford BDD
#21
Did not start
(Accident)
DNS Charles Batka Ralt RT4/85 [582] - Ford BDD
#80
Did not start
(Accident)

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Michael Greenfield (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [584] - Ford BDD 0.48.347
2 Michael Angus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings 0.48.813
3 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 0.48.861
4 John Timken (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD 0.49.090
5 Steve Shelton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [589] - Ford BDD 0.49.167
6 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [339] - Ford BDD 0.49.228
7 Eric Lang * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 0.50.018
8 John Lloyd (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [307] - Ford BDD 0.50.425
9 Jay Vitrella (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [357] - Ford BDD 0.50.945
10 Tom Skaff * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.51.113
11 Frank Shober (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDD 0.51.545
12 Charles Batka * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [582] - Ford BDD 0.52.126
13 Paul Poore (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.53.011
14 Kenneth Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD 0.53.429
15 J. Gregory Knittel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [20] - Ford BDD 0.53.650
16 Cy Moreland (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [5] - Ford BDD 0.54.344
17 Joe Ostrowski (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 [39-77-08] - Ford BDD 0.54.469
18 Rick Stone (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 - Ford BDD No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B39 [39-77-08] (Joe Ostrowski): New to Fred Opert Racing and used in the Labatts Formula Atlantic Championship. One of two cars run by the team for Keke Rosberg, this one having narrower track. Retained by Fred Opert Racing for the 1978 New Zealand series, where it was Bobby Rahal's main race car. Then believed to be the car raced by Divina Galica at Long Beach in early 1978. Sold to Dean Lundreen (Franklin, MN) and raced in SCCA Nationals. He scored 13 points in 1978, 15 points in 1979, and continued to race the car in 1980 and 1981. Advertised by Lundgreen in April 1982 and February 1983. Sold to Mike Rand later in 1983, then sold on to Joe Ostrowski (Trenton, NJ) who raced it from 1984 to 1986 at least. The car remained in Ostrowski's garage until 2004, when he sold it to Mark Wehrman. It was then sold to Lee Brahin (Philadelphia, PA) in 2006, and then to Martin Lauber (Tiburon, CA) in August 2011. Raced by Lauber in pink Excita livery from 2012 to 2019. It was sold to Laurent Parmentier (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2020, and raced by him in 2020 and 2021.
  2. Chevron B27 [27-74-05] (Frank Shober): An Fred Opert team car, used by Hugh "Wink" Bancroft (Costa Mesa, CA) in the US series in 1974. The car was owned by Bancroft, who according to Formula and Sports Car retained it unraced in 1975, and then wheeled it out again for a few SCCA So Pac division races in early 1976. Advertised in May 1976, and then by Fred Opert in November 1976. The car now owned in 2009 by Bud Morrison had a SCCA log book showing it was owned by Ken Valan (Wilmington, DE) in August 1978, then Frank Shober (Chatham, NJ) from early 1979 to 1985. In October 1988, it was bought from Bruce McQuiston at the Bertil Roos Racing School (Blakeslee PA) by Monte C. Shalett (New Orleans, LA), who sold it via Grand Prix Classics (La Jolla, CA) to Paul Wesselink (Dana Point, CA/Huntington Beach, CA) in June 1997. From Wesselink to Emmet "Bud" Morrison (Tempe, AZ) in May 2005.

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' original results.

North American Formula Atlantic race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in On Track and Sports Car, plus results sheets where available.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.