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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Québec City, 10 Jun 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American
80 1.18.22.148
77.17
2 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
80 1.18.22.408
3 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Team Kiwi
79
4 Rick Koehler March 79B [9] - Ford BDD
#51 Ecurie Excalibur
78
5 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Stimola Race Preparation
78
6 Chris Gleason Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD
#75 Keystone Auto Products
78
7 Ken Duclos Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD
#34 Ken Duclos Automotive
78
8 Jean-Pierre Alamy Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD
#13 Dinorivera Auto Sales
77
9 Marco Tolama Chevron B45 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD
#5 Fred Opert Racing (see note 1)
75
10 Marc Dancose Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#96 Sanair Super Speedway
75
11 Frank Bramante March 79B [78B-4] - Ford BDD
#44 Diversified Properties/Newport Beach
72
12 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Rick Bell Racing
66
13 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#7 Bill Brack Racing
65 Engine
14 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28 First American Title co
63 Not known
15 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
46 Suspension
16 Jon Norman March 79B - Ford BDD
#58 Marvin-Clegg Racing
38
17 Ralph Manaker March 79B [6] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing/Site Hill Farms
20
18 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS Racing
14
19 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
5 Accident
20 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing (see note 2)
0
DNS Dan Marvin March 79B - Ford BDD
#59 Marvin-Clegg Racing
Did not start
(Collision with Villeneuve)
DNA Terry Knight March 79B [78B-1] - Ford BDD
#88
Did not arrive
DNA David Loring Ralt RT1/78 [96] - Ford BDD
#8
Did not arrive
DNA John Paul Jr Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD
#18
Did not arrive
DNA Gustavo Bolaños March 75B/78B - Ford BDD
#66 (see note 3)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD 0.57.038
2 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.57.462
3 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.58.071
4 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 0.58.534
5 Dan Marvin * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.58.535
6 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 0.58.647
7 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD 0.58.661
8 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.58.716
9 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [9] - Ford BDD 0.59.357
10 Ken Duclos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD 0.59.599
11 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.59.782
12 Rick Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD 0.59.898
13 Mark McCaig (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.00.030
14 Ralph Manaker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [6] - Ford BDD 1.00.482
15 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD 1.00.609
16 Chris Gleason (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD 1.00.653
17 Marc Dancose (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.00.811
18 Jean-Pierre Alamy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD 1.00.967
19 Marco Tolama (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD 1.02.671
20 Frank Bramante (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-4] - Ford BDD 1.02.852
21 Jon Norman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.06.173
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B45 [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.
  2. 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.
  3. March 75B/78B (Gustavo Bolaños): Ted Titmas (Van Nuys, CA) registered a Formula B March with the SCCA Cal Club Region in Southern California in June 1977. That SCCA log book gives the chassis number as '722-33', but it is unclear why the car had not already been logbooked by the SCCA before June 1977. However, Titmas had two very similar cars, one red and one orange, and it not yet clear which was the old 722. Titmas ran a March "78B" or "77B" for a number of hire drivers from 1977 onwards. In 1977, he is said to have run it for Dennis Firestone (Los Angeles, CA), but Firestone focused on Formula Ford that season, and it is not clear where he raced the March. In 1978, Titmas ran it for Ben Schilachi (Beverley Hills, CA), at which time it was blue and entered as #22. He retained it for 1979, when it was entered for Dick Gamble at the Long Beach race, and then Titmas sold it to Juan Carlos Bolaños. Bolaños advertised a March 73B in July 1979, which only deepens the mystery of this car. 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.