CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Westwood, 3 Jun 1979

1 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American
56 1h 00m 53.869s
99.4 mph
2 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
56 1h 01m 08.515s
3 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
4 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS Racing
5 Dan Marvin March 79B - Ford BDD
#59 Marvin-Clegg Racing
6 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing (see note 1)
7 John Paul Jr Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD
#18 John Paul Racing
8 Ralph Manaker March 79B [6] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing/Site Hill Farms
9 Jon Norman March 79B - Ford BDD
#58 Marvin-Clegg Racing
10 Frank Bramante March 78B [4] - Ford BDD
#44 -
11 Bob McGregor March 77B [6?] - Ford BDD
#52 - (see note 2)
12 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
40 Spun; suspension damage
13 Mike Follett Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD
#21 Follett Motorsport Racing
14 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Team Kiwi
27 Gearbox
15 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Stimola Race Preparation
18 Throttle cable
16 Kees Nierop Ralt RT1/78 [109] - Ford BDD
#35 Pierre's Motor Racing
5 Collision damage
17 Terry Knight March 78B [1] - Ford BDD
#88 NTS Racing
0 Collision with Nierop
DNSC Steve Jizmagian Lola T460 [HU3] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
Did not start (crashed)
T Cliff Hansen March 79A - Ford BDD
(Only used in practice)

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

1 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD 1.01.078
2 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.02.076
3 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 1.02.277
4 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 1.02.298
5 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.02.461
6 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.02.589
7 Kees Nierop (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [109] - Ford BDD 1.02.938
8 Jon Norman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.02.961
9 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.03.006
10 Terry Knight (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [1] - Ford BDD 1.03.320
11 Mark McCaig (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.04.012
12 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.04.033
13 Bob McGregor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [6?] - Ford BDD 1.04.051
14 John Paul Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD 1.04.964
15 Mike Follett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD 1.04.758
16 Ralph Manaker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [6] - Ford BDD 1.04.064
17 Frank Bramante (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [4] - Ford BDD 1.05.342

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. March 77B [6?] (Bob McGregor): The history of this car in 1977 and 1978 is currently unresolved, but in 1979 it was raced by Bob McGregor (Burnaby, British Columbia) in Formula Atlantic. It then went to Mark Akerstream (Vancouver, BC) who used it in CASC regional events in 1980. It then went to Russ Thomson (Vancouver, BC) who used it for ICSCC races in 1981. A logbook still with the car shows that he used it with ICSCC as late as 1989. It then went to Bill Stevens (Portland, Oregon) in 1989, fitted a Mazda engine and raced it with ICSCC up to April 1995. Then to Martin Handshy (Connecticut) and restored to Formula Atlantic specification, and he raced it in SVRA vintage racing from February 1998 to October 2002. It was sold to the current owner in 2005.
  3. Lola T460 [HU3] (Steve Jizmagian): New to Steve Jizmagian (San Francisco, CA) and raced in SCCA Nationals and IMSA Formula Atlantic races in 1976. Retained for 1977 for Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Retained again for 1978, again for Californian SCCA Nationals and Regionals. Retained by Jizmagian for 1979, but destroyed in an accident at Westwood in June 1979. What was left was broken for spares.


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.

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