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 RT1/76 [34] - 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
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 2)
10 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28 Fat Cola
11 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing
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 3)
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 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 Earl Motor Racing
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 RT1/76 [34] - 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 RT1/76 [34] (Tom Gloy): New to Brian Robertson's Quick-Trans/Gabriel International Warranty team in the middle of the 1976 season, replacing the team's Lola T460s, and run for Richard Spenard in the 1976 Players Canadian Formula Atlantic series in yellow Planter's Peanuts livery. Both the Robertson team cares were offered for sale by Fred Opert in early 1977 so this must be the yellow RT1 that was bought from Opert by Dave Webber (Mississauga, Ontario) and raced in the Labatts Formula Atlantic Championship in 1977. Badly damaged in a practice accident at St-FĂ©licien in August and Webber spent much of 1978 rebuilding it. Webber advertised the car in February 1979 with a Can-Am body. This is then very probably the car acquired by Tom Gloy (Lafayette, CA) 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. CT
  2. 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.
  3. 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.


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.