CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Montréal, 12 Jun 1982

1 Tim Coconis Ralt RT4/81 [227] - Ford BDD
#83 Graphics International/Tim Coconis
37 1h 02m 41.16s
97.625 mph
2 Norm Hunter Ralt RT4/82 [285] - Ford BDD
#12 Lane Sports Racing, Inc.
37 1h 02m 55.30s
3 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#7 Boerner International/Norman Racing Group
37 1h 03m 31.31s
4 Hubert Phipps Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD
#24 A.S.I. Tiga/Garvin Brown Racing
37 1h 03m 39.61s
5 Dave McMillan Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#41 Centerline/Pan-Am/Dave McMillan Racing
(see note 1)
37 1h 03m 48.14s
6 Allen Berg March 82A [3] - Ford BDD
#6 Strata/Doug Shierson Racing
37 1h 03m 56.78s
7 Joe Sposato Ralt RT4/82 [309] - Ford BDD
#28 Fat Cola/Sposato Motoracing
37 1h 03m 57.56s
8 Mark Moore Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD
#19 MDB Systems/Mark Moore Racing
37 1h 04m 08.66s
9 Willy T. Ribbs Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#64 Red Roof Inns Racing/John C. Della Penna
37 1h 04m 21.15s
10 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT4/82 [284] - Ford BDD
#13 Rainbow Racing/Jim Tully
11 John David Briggs Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD Jennings
#37 John Briggs Racing
12 Stuart Moore March 80A - Ford BDD
#25 Chaleur Racing Ltee.
13 Bob Roy Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD Cosworth
#47 JDC Enterprises Leemond/Robert Roy
14 Ed Midgley March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40 Foxwood Motor Sports/Ed Midgely
15 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT4/82 [286] - Ford BDD
#14 Lane Sports Racing, Inc.
32 Rear wing
16 Ross Bentley Johnston JM6 - Ford BDD
#56 Akai/Ross Bentley
17 Chris Kneifel March 82A [4] - Ford BDD
#8 Primus/Doug Shierson Racing
18 Seann Burgess March 73B [17] - Ford BDD
#17 Seann Burgess Racing (see note 2)
19 Jeremy Hill March 78B [15] - Ford BDD
#58 Hill Racing
DNS Ray Lipper Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD
Did not start
DNS Mauro Lanaro LM Special [March 71BM-2] - Ford BDD
#35 Lanaro Special/Mauro Lanaro Racing
(see note 3)
Did not start
DNS Peter Greenfield Ralt RT1/77 [78] - Ford BDD
#39 Greenfield Industries, Inc.
(see note 4)
Did not start
DNA Paul Fassler March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
#30 Classic Motors/P.E.P. Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Craig Siebert Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#36 P.E.P. Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Lerch March 80A [24] - Ford BDD
#45 Classic Motors/P.E.P. Racing
Did not arrive

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

1 Norm Hunter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [285] - Ford BDD 1m 40.356s
2 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [286] - Ford BDD 1m 40.389s
3 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 40.454s
4 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [284] - Ford BDD 1m 40.876s
5 Dave McMillan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD 1m 40.885s
6 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 1m 41.087s
7 Willy T. Ribbs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1m 41.220s
8 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD 1m 41.449s
9 Tim Coconis (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [227] - Ford BDD 1m 42.015s
10 Allen Berg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 82A [3] - Ford BDD 1m 42.296s
11 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [309] - Ford BDD 1m 42.608s
12 Mark Moore (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD 1m 43.203s
13 Chris Kneifel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 82A [4] - Ford BDD 1m 43.213s
14 Stuart Moore (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A - Ford BDD 1m 43.748s
15 Jeremy Hill (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [15] - Ford BDD 1m 43.956s
16 Peter Greenfield * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [78] - Ford BDD 1m 44.370s
17 Ed Midgley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1m 44.932s
18 Bob Roy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD Cosworth 1m 48.125s
19 Mauro Lanaro * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre LM Special [March 71BM-2] - Ford BDD 1m 49.346s
20 Ross Bentley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Johnston JM6 - Ford BDD 1m 51.705s
21 Seann Burgess (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 73B [17] - Ford BDD 2m 02.792s
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [267] (Dave McMillan): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 16 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/135; gearbox FT1488; fuel cell JM37176 10/81] Dave McMillan's car at Bay Park 3 Jan 82 is described by NZMN as Lees's car from Macau, 1981. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Dave McMillan at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. Presumed to be the car used by McMillan for the first part of the 1982 North American season, before he was given a 1982 specification car to use [alternatively this may have been RT4-205]. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at 1982 AGP, [AMSYB-82 p167] [CT]
  2. March 73B [17] (Seann Burgess): New to Bruce MacInnes (Sharon, CT) and raced as part of a two-car team with Ron Cohn. Raced in the Players Canadian FB series and in the SCCA Pro FB races at Road America and Watkins Glen. Retained for 1974, and raced in the Players Canadian series again, and in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. Sold to Joe Ostrowski (Trenton, NJ), and raced in NEDiv SCCA Nationals in 1975 and 1976. Presumably the March he raced in NEDiv in 1977 and 1978. Retained by Ostrowski until early 1982 when it was bought by Seann Burgess (Caledon, Ontario). Burgess won the CASC Ontario Formula Atlantic championship and the BARC Drivers Championship in 1982 as well as appearing in 'pro' events. After two more seasons of Atlantic, he converted the car to Can-Am specification at the end of 1985 and then fitted a McLaren M1B body and a Mazda 13B rotary engine for 1986. This "March RX10-B" was raced through the 1986 season. Burgess kept the Can-Am body after the car was retired from racing and sold the March to Richard Smith (Barrie, Ontario) who raced it in 1989 and 1990, still with the Mazda engine, and fitting 1975 bodywork for 1990. He sold it to Chuck Sieber (McLean, VA) who imported it back to the US in January 1991. He raced it in Solo events in 1991, and maybe in one or two more seasons until selling it back to Seann Burgess. Burgess initially restored it to MacInnes' 1973 livery, but at the request of the Villeneuve Museum traded his 73B bodywork to Marchives for a set of 1975 bodywork, and rebuilt the car to resemble Gilles Villeneuve's Skiroule March 75B. By May 2010, it was on display in the Musée Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec).
  3. LM Special [March 71BM-2] (Mauro Lanaro): New for Bill Gubelmann (Oyster Bay, NY) and used in British Formula Atlantic at the start of the season, winning at Oulton Park 21 March, and then in the SCCA Pro Formula B series. The car was often described as a 712M but it seems more likely that he used the same 712BM all season. Also raced with a BDA in the Formula A race at Lime Rock in Sep and in one round of the Canadian series. Sold via Joe Grimaldi's The Race Shop to Frank Del Vecchio (Trumbull, CT) and used in NEDiv FB and in a couple of rounds of the Pro series. Sold back via Joe Grimaldi at the end of 1972; Frank thinks it went to a Canadian, and it is very likely to have been the car driven by Ken Huband, Norm Joy and David Westgate in 1973 and 1974. Sold to Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec) to replace the 71BM he lost in a transporter fire in 1974. Significantly modified in 1976 as the Lanaro Special with triangular sidepods, a different nose, and with its Cosworth BDA engine laid on its side. This car went through many evolutions, and was still being raced by Lanaro right up to 1995 when it was used in a vintage event. Lanaro eventually rebuilt to original 71BM specification about 1999. In late 2018, it was part of a package of cars bought from Lanaro by David Clubine (Brantford, ON), and was sold to a collector in Ontario.
  4. Ralt RT1/77 [78] (Peter Greenfield): New to Pierre Phillips Racing for Juan Cochésa to drive in the CASC Formula Atlantic series in 1977, but only arrived in time for the second race, at Gimli in June. Later used by Bobby Rahal in the final round of the season, at Québec City. Sold to Richard Lingren (Oswego, OR), then to Jerry Lieberg (Milford, CT/Fairfield, CT) who raced in in NEDiv in 1978 and 1979. Then to Peter Greenfield (Freeport, NY/Manhassat, NY) and raced in NEDiv in 1981 and 1982, before being converted to sports car bodywork and used in the 2-litre Can-Am category in 1984. 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.