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ECAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

St Petersburg, 8 Nov 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Johnny O'Connell Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
#89 McNeill Motorsports
30 42m 40.080s
84.372 mph
2 Calvin Fish Ralt RT4/87 [673] - Ford BDD Jennings
#49 HFC/Fiore/Mariani/Comprep
30 42m 47.062s
3 James King Ralt RT4/86 [595] - Ford BDD Jennings
#27 Michelob
30
4 J O 'Jocko' Cunningham Ralt RT4/86 [4.199.86] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
Steve's Detailing/Phillips Motorsport
30
5 John Timken Ralt RT4/86 [84-508] - Ford BDD Jennings
#94 Stuart Moore Racing
30
6 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD Jennings
#70 Loomis Properties Inc./Dells RA
30
7 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/86 [594] - Ford BDD Jennings
#7 Bender Warehouse Co/BWC Racing
30
8 Tom Shelton Ralt RT4/86 [85-589] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8 AGIP/Stuart Moore Racing
30
9 Roberto Quintanilla BSR 2/87 - Ford BDD Shea
#2 Rick Shea Racing
30
10 Robby Unser Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD Jennings
#55 Team Tui
30
11 Steve Shelton Swift DB4 [020-87] - Ford BDD Jennings
#3 AGIP/Stuart Moore Racing
30
12 Joe Teresi Ralt RT4/86 [656] - Ford BDD Robertson
#19 Valvoline Oil/Teresi Racing
29
13 Jeremy Hill Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
Robert Motors
29
14 Ulf Berggren Ralt RT4/82 [340] - Ford BDD Jennings
#24 Comprep/CEBE Racing
29
15 Glen Smith Ralt RT4/87 [661] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
Curry Auto Leasing/Phillips Motorsports
29
16 Pat Walter Swift DB4 [026-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
#30 Hall Racing/Bell Racestar
29
17 J. Gregory Knittel March 78B [20] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#33
29
18 James Oppermann Ralt RT4/83 [404] - Ford BDD Oppermann
#44 Ja-Opp Racing
28
19 Michael Campanelli Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Jersey Formula
#40 Pro Sport Racing
28
20 Joe Tesone Ralt RT4/86 [85-586] - Ford BDD
#66 Tesone Enterprises/Southern Pines
28
21 Rick Capone March 79B [78B-11] - Ford BDD
#18
28
22 Paul Tracy Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings
#10 Bapco/H.Promotions/S.R.S
26 Mechanical
23 Chris Smith Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings
#74 Earl's Supply/FTB
25 Collision with S.Shelton
24 Tom Calicchio Ralt RT4/82 [334] - Ford BDD Ashplant
#18
25 Accident
25 Thomas Knapp Ralt RT4/87 [674] - Ford BDD Robertson
#11 Stocker Racing
20 Accident
26 Freddy Rhemrev Swift DB4 [025-87] - Ford BDD Quicksilver
#28 Hans Autodrome & Bimmer
19 Engine
27 John Thompson Ralt RT4/87 [672] - Ford BDD Jennings
#22 Thompson Organization
18 Accident
28 Glenn Cogan Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings
#21
17 Clutch
29 Scott Harrington Ralt RT4/86 [599] - Ford BDD
#20 H.Promotions/Sports Racing Services
9 Electrics
30 Jorge Huerta Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#92 Eurotech Motorcar/Watson Ford Hyundai
8 Mechanical
31 Bernard Jourdain Swift DB4 [024-87] - Ford BDD
#50 Cimarron
7 Accident
32 Eric Lang Ralt RT4/87 [667] - Ford BDD Robertson
#35 Lang Racing
3 Gearbox
33 Glenn Maerki March 79B - Ford BDD Willis
#90
3 Engine
34 Michael Greenfield Ralt RT4/87 [670] - Ford BDD Jennings
#42 Greenfield Industries/Pennzoil
0 Accident
DNS J. Kurt Roehrig Ralt RT1/78 [106] - Ford BDD
#4 Southern Transfer & Storage
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Frank Shober Ralt RT4/81 [178] - Ford BDD
#13 Accurate/Western Capital/Adeptus Industries
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Jeff Krosnoff Ralt RT4/86 ["4.032.87"] - Ford BDD Jennings
#39
Did not start
(Accident)
DNS Dick Leppla Chevron B39 [39-77-09] - Ford BDD
#61 Chevron Race Cars, USA Inc.
(see note 1)
Did not start
DNS Russell Newman Ralt RT4/86 [651] - Ford BDD
#51 Pepsi Cola/Gargoyle Sunglasses
Did not start
DNA Tim Gaffney March 832 [3] - Ford BDD
#62 Eagle Capital
Did not arrive
DNA R K Smith Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD
#36 Uniglobe Travel Network
Did not arrive
DNA Kim Campbell Ralt RT4/86 [575] - Ford BDD Jennings
#1 Harkins & Co/Tricon Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Clark Ralt RT4/87 [668] - Ford BDD
#5 Clark Development/Village Properties
Did not arrive
DNA Charles Batka Ralt RT4/87 [660] - Ford BDD
#6 Red Arrow Racing
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Johnny O'Connell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 15.255s
2 Chris Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 16.024s
3 Calvin Fish (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [673] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 16.134s
4 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [595] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 16.463s
5 Steve Shelton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [020-87] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 16.463s
6 Michael Greenfield (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [670] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 16.573s
7 Paul Tracy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 16.628s
8 J O 'Jocko' Cunningham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [4.199.86] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 16.683s
9 Eric Lang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [667] - Ford BDD Robertson 1m 16.738s
10 Scott Harrington (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [599] - Ford BDD 1m 16.848s
11 John Thompson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [672] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 17.232s
12 Bernard Jourdain (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [024-87] - Ford BDD 1m 17.782s
13 Thomas Knapp (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [674] - Ford BDD Robertson 1m 17.837s
14 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [594] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 18.056s
15 Tom Shelton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [85-589] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 18.221s
16 John Timken (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [84-508] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 18.496s
17 Jeremy Hill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1m 18.551s
18 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 18.770s
19 Glenn Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 18.935s
20 Ulf Berggren (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [340] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 19.210s
21 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre BSR 2/87 - Ford BDD Shea 1m 19.704s
22 Robby Unser (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 20.143s
23 Joe Teresi (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [656] - Ford BDD Robertson 1m 20.418s
24 Pat Walter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [026-87] - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 21.133s
25 Tom Calicchio (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [334] - Ford BDD Ashplant 1m 21.297s
26 Glen Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [661] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 21.902s
27 J. Gregory Knittel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [20] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 21.990s
28 Frank Shober * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [178] - Ford BDD 1m 22.230s
29 J. Kurt Roehrig * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [106] - Ford BDD 1m 22.396s
30 Freddy Rhemrev (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [025-87] - Ford BDD Quicksilver 1m 23.000s
31 Michael Campanelli (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Jersey Formula 1m 24.978s
32 Joe Tesone (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [85-586] - Ford BDD 1m 26.350s
33 Rick Capone (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-11] - Ford BDD 1m 26.515s
34 Jorge Huerta (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1m 27.779s
35 Glenn Maerki (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Willis 1m 27.779s
36 Dick Leppla * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 [39-77-09] - Ford BDD 1m 30.086s
37 James Oppermann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [404] - Ford BDD Oppermann No time
38 Jeff Krosnoff * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 ["4.032.87"] - Ford BDD Jennings No time
39 Russell Newman * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [651] - Ford BDD No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B39 [39-77-09] (Dick Leppla): New to Fred Opert Racing and raced in the Labatts Formula Atlantic Championship. One of two cars run by the team for Keke Rosberg, this one having wider track. Believed to have been new for Rosberg at Halifax in August. Then used by Didier Pironi at St-Félicien a week later after damaging his intended car in practice. Then raced by Jacques Laffite as the team's #1 entry at Trois-Rivières and Québec City. Sold to Formula Ford racer Page Roos (Hillsborough, CA), an heir to the Roos-Atkins clothing store chain, but it was only raced once, at Long Beach in early 1978. Advertised by Roos in January 1982, and apparently the car acquired by Dick Leppla and advertised by him in September 1982. Retained by Leppla until 1987 at least. Subsequent history unknown, but advertised in Hemmings in June 2009.

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.