Rand Autumn Trophy
Kyalami, 29 Apr 1978
|1||Ian Scheckter||March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing
|2||Roy Klomfass||March 77B  - Ford BDD Swindon
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
|3||Trevor van Rooyen||March 77B  - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Team Gunston
|4||Nols Nieman||March 77B  - Ford BDD
#4 Benson & Hedges [Alex Blignaut]
|5||Tony Martin||Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing (see note 1)
|6||Bernard Tilanus||March 76B  - Ford BDD
#12 (see note 2)
|7||Mike Domingo||March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo-Bodycraft
|8||Clive Cooke||Donnelly JD201 - Ford BDD
#15 Rally Motors
|9||Sarel Pienaar||Chevron B29 [29.75.15] - Ford BDD
|R||Bobby Scott||March 77B  - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]
|R||Evan Boddy||Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#16 South Coast Motors (see note 3)
|DNS||Keith Zeeman||Wheatcroft R18  - 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
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|3||Trevor van Rooyen|
|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  - Ford BDD Swindon||1.21.72|
|-||Trevor van Rooyen||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B  - 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  - Ford BDD||1.22.64|
|-||Bernard Tilanus||(F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B  - 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  - Ford BDD||1.28.84|
|* Did not start|
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.
- March 76B  (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 in February 1976 says that Scheckter's car is "the first of the production examples". Badly damaged in testing accident after the race at Aldo Scribante in March 1976, and at Roy Hesketh Scheckter appears in a car that is described as "brand new" by Autsport and as having a "new tub" by Motoring News. 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.
- 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.
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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