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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Halifax, 1 Jul 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
62 1h 07m 09.690s
88.62 mph
2 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#7 Bill Brack Racing
62 1h 07m 57.125s
3 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS Racing
62
4 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American
61
5 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#98 Rick Bell Racing
61
6 John David Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#79 Briggs Racing
60
7 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
60
8 Bruce Jensen Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD
#41 Jensen Exotic Plants Special
60
9 Chris Gleason Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD
#75 Keystone Auto Products
60
10 Don Breidenbach March 79B [20] - Ford BDD Pacific
#50 Tropicana Hotel
60
11 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Stimola Race Preparation
60
12 Ken Duclos Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD
#84 Ken Duclos Automotive
60
13 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing (see note 1)
58
14 Ralph Manaker March 79B [6] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing/Site Hill Farms
57
15 Larry Bergman Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#87 Larry Bergman Racing
54 Not known
16 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
45 Oil seal
17 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Team Kiwi
29 Head gasket
18 Marco Tolama Chevron B45/B39 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD
#5 Fred Opert Racing (see note 2)
25 black flagged
19 Rick Koehler March 79B [9] - Ford BDD
#51 Ecurie Excalibur
14 Accident
DNS Alec Donachy March 78B - Ford BDD
#98 Rolex
Did not start
(Engine)

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

Qualifying
1 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.00.514
2 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.01.064
3 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.01.098
4 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD 1.01.421
5 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 1.01.900
6 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 1.02.067
7 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [9] - Ford BDD 1.02.355
8 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD 1.03.227
9 Rick Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD 1.03.271
10 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [20] - Ford BDD Pacific 1.03.404
11 Ken Duclos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD 1.03.474
12 Chris Gleason (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD 1.03.656
13 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific 1.04.082
14 Larry Bergman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.05.004
15 Ralph Manaker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [6] - Ford BDD 1.05.491
16 Bruce Jensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD 1.06.073
17 Marco Tolama (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45/B39 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD 1.06.511
18 Mark McCaig (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.06.537
19 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.06.546

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B45 [45-78-03] (Mark McCaig): New to Rick Shea Racing and in North American Formula Atlantic in 1978, with backing from Jethro Tull. Raced by Shea at the first round, and by Marcel Talbot, Skeeter McKitterick, Bob Earl and Tom Gloy at later races, Retained by Shea for 1979 and raced by Mark McCaig (Calgary, Alberta) in the Pro series. To Colin Tuckey (Calgary, Alberta) for 1980, and entered in the Pro series by FBM Racing. Retained by Tuckey for 1981. Later raced by David Farmer (Niagra Falls, Ontario) in 1983. The car ended up with another Chevron in a museum in Canada, until 1989, when they were spotted by Peter Hemming. The B45 was acquired by Ed Swart in February 1993, and prepared for historic racing. He raced the B45 from October 1993 with a BDA engine in the Formula Atlantic class, and after about five years ran it with a 2-litre BDG engine in F2 classes.
  2. Chevron B45/B39 [45.78.02] (Marco Tolama): New to Fred Opert Racing for Keke Rosberg to for race in North American Formula Atlantic in 1978, with backing from Excita. Raced by Bob Earl at Montréal in September when Rosberg drove an older B39. Retained by Opert for 1979, and driven by Marco Tolama. To Paul Fostini (SCCS New York Region) and used in NEDiv Formula Atlantic in 1981, scoring seven points that season. Then to to Albert Pugliese (Rochelle, NY) in 1982, again for local races. Advertised by Pugliese in November 1982. Subsequent history unknown.

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 Formula and On Track, information drawn from Canadian newspapers and 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.