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ECAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Trois-Rivières, 1 Sep 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#1 Jon Norman Racing
30 45m 11.811s
83.459 mph
2 Chip Mead Ralt RT4/82 [339] - Ford BDD
#27 Comprep
30 45m 55.425s
3 Michael Angus Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings
#42 Stuart Moore Racing
30 46m 01.326s
4 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#12
30 46m 07.758s
5 Michael Greenfield Ralt RT4/85 [584] - Ford BDD
#40 Greenfield Industries
30 46m 30.144s
6 John Christian Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#24
30 46m 46.132s
7 Sylvain Perigny Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#31 John Della Penna
29
8 Riccardo Revi Tiga FA82 [211] - Ford BDD
#48
29
9 Mauro Lanaro March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD
#35 (see note 1)
29
10 James Oppermann Ralt RT4/83 [404] - Ford BDD
#2
29
11 John Gimbel Jr Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD
#94 John Timken
28
12 Gary Gonda March 81A [1] - Ford BDD
#44
28
13 Paul Poore March 79B - Ford BDD
#5
28
14 Gene Griesel Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#23
28
15 Joe Ostrowski Chevron B39 [39-77-08] - Ford BDD
#72 (see note 2)
27
16 John Lloyd Ralt RT4/82 [307] - Ford BDD
#50 Comprep
27
17 J. Gregory Knittel March 78B [20] - Ford BDD
#33
25
18 Peter Heckmann Lola T860 [HU1] - Ford BDD
#3 (see note 3)
20
19 Louis Baldwin March 81A [2] - Ford BDD
#6
19 Engine
20 Frank Shober Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDD
#13 (see note 4)
16 Not known
21 Steve Shelton Ralt RT4/83 [352] - Ford BDD
#8
10 Engine
22 Mario Sarrazin March 79B - Ford BDD
#69
10 Engine
DSQ William Ayoub Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD
#47
30 Refused to allow engine to be inspected
DNS John Clark Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#7
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Cy Moreland March 81A [5] - Ford BDD
#28
Did not start
DNS Michael Phillips March 80A - Ford BDD Jennings
#29
Did not start
DNS Ron Levanduski March 79B [P] - Ford BDD
#30
Did not start
DNSC Steve Shelton Ralt RT4/85 [589] - Ford BDD
#8
Did not start (crashed)

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

Qualifying
1 Michael Angus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings 1.29.520
2 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.29.957
3 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.30.485
4 Chip Mead (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [339] - Ford BDD 1.31.162
5 James Oppermann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [404] - Ford BDD 1.31.212
6 Michael Greenfield (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [584] - Ford BDD 1.31.518
7 William Ayoub (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [200] - Ford BDD 1.31.700
8 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.32.576
9 Sylvain Perigny (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.33.856
10 Gene Griesel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.34.065
11 Gary Gonda (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [1] - Ford BDD 1.34.484
12 Michael Phillips * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A - Ford BDD Jennings 1.34.959
13 John Gimbel Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD 1.35.036
14 Paul Poore (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.35.854
15 Frank Shober (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B27 [27-74-05] - Ford BDD 1.36.035
16 John Clark * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.36.336
17 Riccardo Revi (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [211] - Ford BDD 1.36.488
18 John Lloyd (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [307] - Ford BDD 1.36.524
19 Peter Heckmann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T860 [HU1] - Ford BDD 1.37.370
20 Mauro Lanaro (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD 1.38.384
21 Louis Baldwin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [2] - Ford BDD 1.38.852
22 J. Gregory Knittel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [20] - Ford BDD 1.39.325
23 Cy Moreland * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [5] - Ford BDD 1.39.462
24 Joe Ostrowski (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 [39-77-08] - Ford BDD 1.39.988
25 Mario Sarrazin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.41.824
26 Steve Shelton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [352] - Ford BDD No time
27 Ron Levanduski * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [P] - Ford BDD No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 74B/77B [10] (Mauro Lanaro): The early history of this car is unknown, but it may be the car raced by Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec) from Mosport Park in July 1974 onwards. By 1980 it was owned by Bob Roy ( Montréal, Quebec, Canada) and was being used in Can-Am. The car later went to Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec), and was raced by him in Can-Am then CAT races from 1984 to 1987. At some point, Lanaro found the monocoque had bent due to the Can-Am car's downforce, and replaced the tub with that of 74B/12. The tub and associated parts from 74B/10 remained with Lanaro until he sold his remaining stock to David Clubine (Brantford, Ontario) in 2018.
  2. 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 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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.