ECAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Summit Point, 6 Jul 1986

1 Scott Goodyear Ralt RT4/86 [85-575] - Ford BDD
#14 E-Z Wider/Tricon
20 24m 29.240s
98.01 mph
2 Calvin Fish Ralt RT4/86 [641] - Ford BDD
#49 Quaker State/Fiores
20 24m 30.370s
3 Michael Greenfield Ralt RT4/85 [584] - Ford BDD
#40 Greenfield Industries
4 Steve Shelton Ralt RT4/85 [589] - Ford BDD
#2 Agip/Justin Entertainment
5 Al Mitchell Ralt RT4/86 [598] - Ford BDD
#15 E-Z Wider/Tricon
6 Tommy Grunnah Ralt RT4/86 [599] - Ford BDD
#50 California Cooler/Makita
7 Paul Dallenbach Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#98 Red Roof Inns/Lubest
8 James Oppermann Ralt RT4/83 [404] - Ford BDD
#3 Ja-Opp Racing
9 John Timken Ralt RT4/84 [508] - Ford BDD
#94 Franklin Farms
10 Jason Holehouse Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD
#52 J&J Racing
11 Robert Kaneda Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#37 Central Penn Fitness Center
12 Russell Newman Ralt RT4/86 [651] - Ford BDD
#51 FCL Graphics/First Travel Card
13 Eric Lang Ralt RT4/83 [357] - Ford BDD
#25 Success Magazine/Stimola Racing
14 Charles Batka Ralt RT4/85 [582] - Ford BDD
#80 Raptor Enterprises Inc
15 R Peter Gates March 81A - Ford BDD
16 Kenneth Smith March 78B - Ford BDD
#31 Samm Sound Car Stereo Dept
17 J. Gregory Knittel March 78B [20] - Ford BDD
18 Dennis Austin Chevron B34 [34-76-26] - Ford BDD
#59 Wilco International (see note 1)
19 Frank Shober March 812 [802-19] - Ford BDD
DNS John Lloyd Ralt RT4/86 [595] - Ford BDD
#7 Bigman Pictures/OverPlus
Did not start
DNS Bernie Kyler March 80A - Ford BDD
#34 Chase/Lincoln First
Did not start
DNS Ron Levanduski March 79B [1?] - Ford BDD
#30 (see note 2)
Did not start
DNS Richard Mullins Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#42 Mullin Sandblasting
Did not start

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

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. March 79B [1?] (Ron Levanduski): Roy Klomfass raced a March 79B for Alex Blignaut's Team Texan from October 1978 onwards in South African Formula Atlantic. It was said to be the first production 79B, so presumably chassis 79B-1. When the Formula SA rules were introduced in June 1979, it was fitted at first with a 2-litre BMW engine but this was not a success and it was quickly fitted with a Ford V6. At the end of the season, it is believed to have been sold with other South African Formula Atlantic cars to Ted Titmas (Van Nuys, CA). Chris Townsend reports that the car was sold to brothers Tom and Steve Shelton (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and is likely to be the car driven by Tom, as Steve had already owned chassis 79B-10 since the start of 1979. The two 79Bs were advertised together at the end of 1981, and the ex-Titmas car went to Ron Levanduski (Elmira, NY) who raced it for the next five seasons. Levanduski sold it to Joe Ostrowski (Trenton, NJ) in July 1987. Ostrowski sold the car at the end of 1989 when he bought a newer March 81A. Subsequent history unknown.


Note that 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' published 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.