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Rand Autumn Trophy

Kyalami, 29 Apr 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Scheckter March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing
32 0.44.32.50
2 Roy Klomfass March 77B [11] - Ford BDD Swindon
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
32 0.44.47.89
3 Trevor van Rooyen March 77B [8] - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Team Gunston
32 0.44.57.88
4 Nols Nieman March 77B [18] - Ford BDD
#4 Benson & Hedges [Alex Blignaut]
32 0.45.06.43
5 Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing
32 0.45.09.62
6 Bernard Tilanus March 76B [1] - Ford BDD
#12 (see note 1)
32 0.45.48.11
7 Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo-Bodycraft
31
8 Clive Cooke Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD
#15 Rally Motors
31
9 Sarel Pienaar Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD
#20
28
R Bobby Scott March 77B [17] - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]
20
R Evan Boddy Chevron B34 [34.76.02] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#16 South Coast Motors
7
DNS Keith Zeeman Wheatcroft R18 [002] - Ford BDD
#14 Benson & Hedges
Did not start
DNA Joe Domingo Chevron B25 - Ford BDA
#11 Team Domingo
Did not arrive
DNA Geoff Frizell Chevron B25 - Ford BDD
#18
Did not arrive

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ian Scheckter
2Roy Klomfass
3Trevor van Rooyen
4Nols Nieman
5Tony Martin
6Bernard Tilanus
7Mike Domingo
8Clive Cooke
9Sarel Pienaar
10Bobby Scott
11Evan Boddy
Qualifying
1 Ian Scheckter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson 1.21.23
2 Roy Klomfass (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [11] - Ford BDD Swindon 1.21.72
- Trevor van Rooyen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [8] - Ford BDD Swindon 1.22.06
- Tony Martin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon 1.22.36
- Nols Nieman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [18] - Ford BDD 1.22.64
- Bernard Tilanus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [1] - Ford BDD 1.24.34
- Mike Domingo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD 1.26.17
- Clive Cooke (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD 1.28.32
- Keith Zeeman * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Wheatcroft R18 [002] - Ford BDD 1.28.84
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 76B [1] (Bernard Tilanus): 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.