ECAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round
Summit Point, 7 Jul 1985
|1||Steve Shelton||Ralt RT4/83  - Ford BDD
|2||Michael Angus||Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings
|3||James Oppermann||Ralt RT4/83  - Ford BDD
|4||Richard Mullins||Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
|5||Dennis Austin||Chevron B34 [34-76-26] - Ford BDD
#9 (see note 1)
|6||Louis Baldwin||March 81A  - Ford BDD
|7||Paul Poore||March 79B - Ford BDD
|8||Gene Griesel||Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
|9||J. Gregory Knittel||March 78B  - Ford BDD
|10||Peter Heckmann||Lola T860 [HU1] - Ford BDD Jennings
#3 (see note 2)
|11||John Timken||Ralt RT4/84  - Ford BDD
|12||Gary Gonda||March 81A  - Ford BDD
|13||Joe Ostrowski||Chevron B39 [39-77-08] - Ford BDD
#72 (see note 3)
|14||Kenneth Smith||March 78B - Ford BDD
|15||Tom Skaff||March 79B - Ford BDD
|16||Ken Valan||March 81A - Ford BDD
|17||John Clark||Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Steve Shelton||15||0.18.25.50||97.693 mph|
|10||J. Gregory Knittel|
|John Clark||Did not start|
|Kenneth Smith||Did not start|
|1||Michael Angus||15||0.18.50.51||94.861 mph|
|10||J. Gregory Knittel|
|John Clark||Did not start|
|Ken Valan||Did not start|
|1||Steve Shelton||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83  - Ford BDD||1.12.017|
|2||James Oppermann||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83  - Ford BDD||1.12.872|
|3||Richard Mullins||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD||1.14.370|
|4||John Timken||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84  - Ford BDD||1.14.663|
|5||Peter Heckmann||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T860 [HU1] - Ford BDD Jennings||1.15.798|
|6||Louis Baldwin||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A  - Ford BDD||1.16.124|
|7||Gene Griesel||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD||1.16.402|
|8||Kenneth Smith||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD||1.17.286|
|9||Dennis Austin||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-26] - Ford BDD||1.17.939|
|10||Gary Gonda||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A  - Ford BDD||1.19.851|
|11||Ken Valan||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD||1.19.882|
|12||J. Gregory Knittel||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B  - Ford BDD||1.20.203|
|13||Tom Skaff||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD||1.21.358|
|14||Joe Ostrowski||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 [39-77-08] - Ford BDD||1.21.750|
|15||Michael Angus||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings||1.23.049|
|16||John Clark||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD||1.23.803|
|17||Paul Poore||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD||No time|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B34 [34-76-26] (Dennis Austin): New to Bill Scott Racing for Howdy Holmes, replacing 76-09 burnt out at Laguna Seca. Sponsored by Jiffy Mixes. Raced by Holmes for most of the season, but by Tom Pumpelly in the final IMSA round at Road Atlanta. Crashed here and said to have been "destroyed" but likely to have been rebuilt. This is presumably the "ex-Howdy Holmes" Chevron B34 raced by Jim Lyles (Columbia, MD/Palm Beach, FL) in SCCA Regionals and Nationals from 1977 onwards. In late 1983 it was damaged in a racing accident and sold unrepaired to Dennis Austin in late 1983/early 1984. He rebuilt it and used it in the ECAR series in 1985 and 1986. Sold to Ron Parks (Florida) in 1987.
- Lola T860 [HU1] (Peter Heckmann): Invoiced to Carl Haas 25 June 1981. Tested by Jacques Villeneuve Sr at Mid-Ohio in early August 1981, but not raced until 1982. To Bob Katz for SCCA racing in 1983. Peter Heckman then raced the car in ECAR Formula Atlantic in 1985. The car was advertised in 1987, but its subsequent history is unknown.
- 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, but Rosberg used a B34 at four races that season and exactly how he used this B39 remains uncertain. Retained by Fred Opert Racing for the 1978 New Zealand series, where it was Rosberg's main race car as he easily won the championship. Then believed to be the car raced by Divina Galica at Long Beach in early 1978. It was sold to Dean Lundgreen (Franklin, MN) later in 1978 and raced in SCCA Nationals, scoring 13 points that season. He scored 15 points in 1979, and continued to race the car in 1980 and 1981. Advertised by Lundgreen in April 1982 and February 1983 as "Rosberg's Tasman winner". 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 raced by him in red bodywork with non-standard sidepods in 2008 and 2009. Then to Martin Lauber (Tiburon, CA) in August 2011 and raced by him in pink Excita livery (but still with the same distinctive sidepods) from 2012 to 2019. It was sold to Laurent Parmentier (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2020, and raced by him in 2020 and 2021.
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.
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