Kyalami, 4 Feb 1978
|1||Trevor van Rooyen||March 77B  - Ford BDD
#7 Team Gunston
|2||Nols Nieman||March 77B  - Ford BDD
#4 Benson & Hedges [Alex Blignaut]
|3||Tony Martin||Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing (see note 1)
|4||Bobby Scott||March 77B  - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]
|5||Ian Scheckter||March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing
|6||Mike Domingo||March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo/Bodycraft
|7||Dorino Trochanni||Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD
|R||Evan Boddy||Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#16 South Coast Motors (see note 2)
|R||Dave Charlton||March 77B  - Ford BDD
|R||Derek Bell||Kauhsen-Jabouille 2J [7702?] - Ford BDD Richardson
|R||Clive Cooke||Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD
#15 Rally Motors
|R||Desiré Wilson||Chevron B34 [34-76-08] - Ford BDD Swindon
#13 Team Laddiew (see note 3)
|R||Mike Hoffmann||Chevron B25 - Ford BDD
|DSQ||Roy Klomfass||March 77B  - Ford BDD
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
|32||Push start after collision with Scheckter, lap 29|
|DNA||Len Booysen||Kauhsen-Jabouille 2J - Ford BDD Richardson
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Keith Zeeman||Wheatcroft R18  - Ford BDD
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Joe Domingo||Chevron B25 - Ford BDA
#11 Team Domingo
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|1||Trevor van Rooyen|
|1||Roy Klomfass||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDD||1.22.64|
|2||Ian Scheckter||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson||1.22.85|
|3||Bobby Scott||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDD||1.23.60|
|4||Tony Martin||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD Swindon||1.23.73|
|5||Dave Charlton||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDD||1.23.74|
|6||Trevor van Rooyen||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDD||1.24.03|
|7||Nols Nieman||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - Ford BDD||1.25.16|
|8||Derek Bell||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Kauhsen-Jabouille 2J [7702?] - Ford BDD Richardson||1.25.16|
|9||Mike Domingo||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD||1.27.43|
|10||Evan Boddy||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD Nicholson||1.28.47|
|11||Clive Cooke||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD||1.29.28|
|12||Desiré Wilson||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34-76-08] - Ford BDD Swindon||1.30.26|
|13||Dorino Trochanni||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD||1.32.08|
|14||Mike Hoffmann||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B25 - Ford BDD||1.33.83|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B45 [45-78-01] (Tony Martin): New to Tony Martin and used in the South African Formula Atlantic series in 1978, initially wearing Chevron B39 bodywork. Retained for 1979, but Martin also had an older Chevron B34 which was used at several races. The B45 was then fitted with a 3-litre Ford V6 engine for the new Formula South Africa that started in July 1979. The car was retained for 1980, but destroyed in a garage fire.
- Chevron B34 [34-76-02] (Evan Boddy): New to Tony Martin for the 1976 South African Formula Atlantic championship, entered by Team Bic/South Coast Motors. Retained by Martin for 1977 as a spare car to his new B39 and raced only once that season, as a South Coast Motors entry for Evan Boddy at Kyalami in October. Raced by Boddy during 1978, entered again by South Coast Motors Racing. Raced again by Boddy in 1979, again entered by South Coast Motors.
- Chevron B34 [34-76-08] (Desiré Wilson): New to Basil van Rooyen for the South African Formula Atlantic series, sponsored by Wrangler Jeans. Van Rooyen significantly modified the car during the season, with a March nose and side radiators. Retained for 1977, again with Wrangler Jeans sponsorship. Van Rooyen recalls that he sold the car to Tony Martin, and it was at some point during this time that the car was raced by Desiré Wilson in the first few races of the 1978 series. It was raced by Tony Martin at some races in 1979 as an alternative to his unsatisfactory B45, but Bernard Tilanus recalls that "the tub was damaged when Tony fell asleep and went off the road writing the trailer and car off". Tilanus explained that Martin bought a replacement tub from Chevron and built a standard B34. This car "was sold to Rolly Nofke, then to Keith Horwood". Tilanus then bought the car and sold it to Mike Fergusson, but the restoration was still incomplete when Fergusson died. It was then bought by Colin Frost, who took it to Andrew Thompson to complete the restoration.
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.
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