Formula Mondial North American Cup Race

Mosport Park, 11 Sep 1983

1 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#10 Theodore Racing/Kerry Agapiou
40 52m 03.614s
113.615 mph
2 Michael Andretti Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#43 Conte Racing/Electrolux/Ralt America
39 52m 06.810s
3 John David Briggs Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD Jennings
#37 Briggs Racing
4 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#7 Norman Racing/Boerner Int
5 Rod Cusumano Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD
#9 Formula Road Racing/RGC Financial
6 Jason Holehouse Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD
#52 J&J Racing
7 William Ayoub Tiga FA82 [187] - Ford BDD
#47 WITS Tiga
8 Peter Dragffy Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDD
#27 T.R.T. Sports (see note 1)
9 Mauro Lanaro LM Special [March 71BM-2] - Ford BDD
#35 LM Special (see note 2)
33 Mechanical
10 Wayne Horst March 81A [2] - Ford BDD Jennings
#32 Horst Racing
11 Ron Canizares Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#8 Larkin's Race Shop
9 Rear wing
12 Dave McMillan Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD
#1 Pan Am Dart
9 Valve spring
DNS David Farmer Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 AMS/OIL Special (see note 3)
Did not start
DNSC Carl Berggren March 81A [3?] - Ford BDD
#12 Midway Airlines
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Scott Goodyear unknown
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [81-271] - Ford BDD Jennings
#14 ASI/Garvin Brown
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 [81-249?] - Ford BDD
#21 P.R.E
Did not arrive
DNA James Oppermann March 79B [4] - Ford BDD
#22 Ja Op Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Gene Griesel March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40 Ja Op Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Angus March 81A [1] - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA John Della Penna Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#64 Horacio Della Penna
Did not arrive
DNA Josele Garza Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#70 Alan McCall Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Andy Falbo March 82A - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA Nick Wrzesinski unknown
#94 Mathon's Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Follett Ralt - Ford BDD
#99 Follett's Mountain Sports
Did not arrive

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

1 Roberto Moreno (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.16.303
2 Michael Andretti (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.16.370
3 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.17.999
4 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.18.741
5 Dave McMillan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD 1.19.348
6 Rod Cusumano (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD 1.21.331
7 Ron Canizares (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.22.063
8 Jason Holehouse (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD 1.23.824
9 Mauro Lanaro (F/Atl) 1.6-litre LM Special [March 71BM-2] - Ford BDD 1.24.273
10 William Ayoub (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [187] - Ford BDD 1.28.072
11 Wayne Horst (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [2] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.37.874
12 David Farmer * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.41.849
13 Peter Dragffy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDD no time
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T360 [HU21] (Peter Dragffy): New to South African Robert Joubert to join his converted Lola T350 in a two-car Formula Atlantic team in the 1975 Canadian Players series. The T360 was driven by his teammate Dave Walker, and was brand new at Edmonton. Joubert did not appear at Trois-Rivières at the end of August, and the entry numbers used suggest Walker drove Joubert's T350. The subsequent history of the T360 HU21 is unknown, but it may have been David Westgate's car at Trois-Rivières in 1975, then that of Victor Larose in 1976. In 1983, Peter Dragffy (Montréal, Quebec) raced HU21 in two WCAR races. It was later bought from the Dragffys by John Arnold in 1989, and was inherited by his son Michael Arnold in 2015.
  2. 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.
  3. Chevron B45 [45-78-03] (David Farmer): 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.


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.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include On Track magazine 20 Oct 1983 p15