Irish Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mondello Park, 28 Dec 1975

1 Patsy McGarrity Chevron B29 [29-75-07] - Ford BDA Fred Smith
(see note 1)
5 06m 41.4s
55.6 mph
2 David Kennedy (FF) 1.6-litre Crosslé 30F - Ford Kent
5 07m 13.0s
3 Trevor Templeton (FF) 1.6-litre Van Diemen RF75 - Ford Kent
5 07m 23.4s
4 Dan Daly (FF) 1.6-litre Lotus 69M - Ford Kent
5 07m 25.2s
5 Paraic Mooney (FF) 1.6-litre Merlyn - Ford
5 07m 30.8s
6 Mike Phillips (FF) 1.6-litre Crosslé 30F - Ford Kent
5 07m 32.4s
DNS Gary Gibson (FF) 1.6-litre Crosslé 30F - Ford Kent
Did not start
(Removed from grid, no front number)

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

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B29 [29-75-07] (Patsy McGarrity): New to Patsy McGarrity (Belfast, Northern Ireland) and raced in the Irish Formula Atlantic series in 1975, entered by Savoy Motors. McGarrity also raced the car in libre at Ingliston and in the British GP support race in July. Retained for 1976 when he again drove it in the Irish series, plus Irish hillclimbs. In September it was sold to Derek Shortall (Malahide, County Dublin), who raced it for the first time at Kirkistown in October. Shortall raced it in the Irish series in 1977, and in September sold it to Joey Greenan, who made his debut in the car at Kirkistown in October. However, Greenan did not race the car in 1978, and it reappeared in the hands of John Smith (Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) when the Irish series visited Donington Park in April 1978. Raced by Smith for the rest of the season and advertised by him in October. In late May 1979 it was sold to Dave Rackham (Rochester, Kent) and used by him in the British series, but in only his second race he crashed it heavily at Oulton Park in July. Rackham replaced it with a B42 but advertised for parts for the rest of the year. The surviving parts of this car were probably acquired by John and Jim Blackwell (Seattle, WA) when they bought Rackham’s Argo in late 1980.


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.

The Irish race results for 1974 were originally compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

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.