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Goldfields "100"

Goldfields Raceway (Welkom), 11 Feb 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Scheckter March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing
32 0.37.33.6
2 Bobby Scott March 77B [17] - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager Racing [Andrew Thompson]
32
3 Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo-Bodycraft
31
4 Evan Boddy Chevron B34 [34.76.02] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#16 South Coast Motors Racing
31
5 Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing
29
6 Dave Charlton March 76B [1] - Ford BDD
#6 Dave Charlton (see note 1)
29 Collision with Trochanni
R Dorino Trochanni Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD
#20 Dorino Troccani
Collision with Charlton
R Derek Bell Kauhsen 2J - Ford BDD Richardson
#12 Khausin [sic]
26 Engine
R Nols Nieman March 77B [18] - Ford BDD
#4 Benson and Hedges/BP Racing [Alex Blignaut]
2 Damage from collision with van Rooyen
R Trevor van Rooyen March 77B [8] - Ford BDD
#7 Team Gunston
0 Accident
DNS Roy Klomfass March 77B [11] - Ford BDD
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
Did not start
(Cam belt in warm up session)
UNKE Len Booysen Kauhsen 2J - Ford BDD Richardson
#5 Khausin [sic]
On entry list
UNKE Joe Domingo Chevron B25 - Ford BDA
#11 Team Domingo
On entry list
UNKE Desiré Wilson Chevron B34 [34.76.08] - Ford BDD Swindon
#13 Team Laddiers Fashion Stores
On entry list
UNKE TBA March 77B - Ford BDA
#14 Benson and Hedges/BP Racing [Alex Blignaut]
On entry list
UNKE Clive Cooke Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD
#15 BP Racing/Rally Motors
On entry list
UNKE Geoff Frizell Chevron B25 - Ford BDD
#18 Geoff Frizelle
On entry list
UNKE Mike Hoffmann Chevron B25 - Ford BDD
#22 Team Valcoline (Rackrite Special Chevron)
On entry list

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ian Scheckter
2Bobby Scott
3Mike Domingo
4Evan Boddy
5Tony Martin
6Dave Charlton
7Dorino Trochanni
8Derek Bell
9Nols Nieman
10Trevor van Rooyen
11Roy Klomfass
Qualifying
1 Ian Scheckter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
2 Roy Klomfass * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [11] - Ford BDD
3 Bobby Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [17] - Ford BDD
4 Tony Martin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon
5 Trevor van Rooyen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [8] - Ford BDD
6 Dave Charlton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [1] - Ford BDD
7 Derek Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kauhsen 2J - Ford BDD Richardson
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 76B [1] (Dave Charlton): Presumed to be the car of Ian Scheckter, used in the 1976 South African season. Racing tradition has it that Scheckter always had the first car of any of March's production runs, and South African expert Ian Hebblethwaite suggests that Scheckter had both the first chassis of the 76B and 77B production. A/S report of the race at Welkom 10 Feb 76 says that Scheckter's car is "the first of the production examples". Badly damaged in testing accident after the race at Aldo Scribante 27 Mar 76 and at Roy Hesketh Scheckter appears in a car that is described as "brand new" by A/S and having a "new tub" [MN]. Subsequent evidence suggests that the latter was the case, and the rebuilt car, if it still carried a plate, probably kept the identity of chassis 1 to avoid fresh import duties on a new car. The remains of the old tub were sold to the Domingo brothers, who built it up with spares to become 76B-1A in 1977. Sold to Len Booysen in 1977, and loaned by him to Dave Charlton and Bernard Tilanus in 1978.

Sources

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.

The South African race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News plus information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

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

Entry list from programme kindly provided by Richard Coe.