CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Bridgehampton, 14 Sep 1980

1 Jeff Wood Ralt RT4/80 [162] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood, Inc.
35 52m 29.477s
114.02 mph
2 Price Cobb March 80A [21] - Ford BDD
#22 John Clegg Racing
35 52m 39.076s
3 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 Lane Sports
35 52m 40.50s
4 Steve "Gas" Saleen Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings
#69 Gas Saleen Racing
5 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings
#1 Lane Sports (see note 1)
6 Tommy Grunnah March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
#53 Reliance Elevator/Relco Racing
7 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#39 Whit Ganz Racing (see note 2)
8 Jon Milledge Ralt RT1/79 [164] - Ford BDD
#97 M&S Racing
9 John Mortensen March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#89 Transcendential Meditation/Shierson Racing
(see note 3)
10 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28 Fat Cola
11 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing (see note 4)
12 Charles Cass March 80A [8] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#8 Douglas Shierson Racing
13 Peter Greenfield March 79B [3] - Ford BDD
#17 Greenfield Industries Inc
14 Robert J. Nelkin March 80A - Ford BDD
#67 Palm Beach Gemlaks
15 Ed Midgley March 78B [19] - Ford BDD
#40 Ed Midgley Builder (see note 5)
16 Ralph Manaker March 80A [4] - Ford BDD
#23 Ralph Manaker
17 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 80A [6] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#6 Douglas Shierson Racing
27 Accident
18 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [146] - Ford BDD
#19 Earl Motor Racing (see note 6)
18 Handling
19 James Oppermann March 79B [4] - Ford BDD
#29 James Oppermann
16 Mechanical
20 Dan Marvin Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#7 Jon Norman Racing
7 Shock absorber
DNS John Connolly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#56 John J. Connolly Enterprises
Did not start

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

1 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings 1.27.110
2 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [162] - Ford BDD 1.27.158
3 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [6] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1.27.179
4 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [21] - Ford BDD 1.27.700

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1 (Tom Gloy): Tom Gloy (Lafayette, CA) acquired a Ralt RT1 of unknown vintage as a spare to his newer RT1/79 for the 1979 season, when he was run by Lane Sports. Retained by Lane Sports for 1980 when it was driven by Gloy and by Kip Penske. CT
  2. Ralt RT1 (Whitney Ganz): Whitney Ganz raced a Ralt RT1 in 1980, but its identity has not been determined. It could be a 1978 or 1979 car. Nothing more known.
  3. March 80A [9] (John Mortensen): Run in 1980 by Doug Shierson Racing for John Mortensen in North American series then to Howard Cherry for 1981 and 1982 (prepared and run by Dennis Eades of Competition Preparation). Sold to an Italian-American 1982 and disassembled; to John Barrett 1990 and rebuilt with the help of Ed Midgley but not raced; to Jim Ozane 1999 (used in vintage racing); to Christian Forrer 2005 (US vintage racing); to Kim Jones (Australia) 2008.
  4. Ralt RT1/78 [127] (Rick Bell): New to Rick Bell (Lakeville, CT) and used in the 1978 Labatts Formula Atlantic championship. Retained for 1979, again in the North American Pro series. Retained for a third season in 1980, and again raced regularly in the North American Pro series. In 1981, he sold the car, and believes it went through three other drivers until it was bought by a friend of Bell's. Bell has been racing the car in historic racing, mainly at Lime Rock, since then.
  5. March 78B [19] (Ed Midgley): Sold new to Jerry Hansen and used in SCCA Nationals, winning the 1978 Run-Offs. Sold to Ed Midgley for 1979 and used again only in Nationals. Updated to 79B specification for 1980 and raced by Midgley in the Pro championship until wrecked at Trois Rivieres. Midgley completed the season in a borrowed 78B. The damaged car sold to Carl Berggren and rebuilt. Later with Bruce Cambern.
  6. Ralt RT1/78 [146] (Bob Earl): A white Ralt RT1/78 invoiced to Ralt importer Brian Robertson in early December 1978. To Bob Earl (Novato, CA) ad raced at a SCCA National at Riverside in February 1979, where it was described as new. However, when Earl raced it at Long Beach in April, it was called "ex-Cogan". Raced by Earl in the 1979 North American series, sponsored by National Treaty Services and entered by NTS Racing. Raced by Earl at Macau in November 1979. Retained for the 1980 North American series, when it was entered by Earl Motor Racing, and again raced at Macau as part of the Flying Tigers Racing Team. Towards the end of 1980, it was again described as a ex-Cogan. Sold to Andy Mahood (Vancouver, BC) and raced in ICSCC and SCCA events in 1981 and 1982. Sold to Martin Pang (Seattle, WA) and raced in WCAR events in 1984, 1985 and 1986. CT


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.

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.