Rand Autumn Trophy

Kyalami, 29 Apr 1978

1 Ian Scheckter March 78B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Lexington Racing
32 44m 32.50s
2 Roy Klomfass March 77B [11] - Ford BDD Swindon
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
32 44m 47.89s
3 Trevor van Rooyen March 77B [8] - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Team Gunston
32 44m 57.88s
4 Nols Nieman March 77B [18] - Ford BDD
#4 Benson & Hedges [Alex Blignaut]
32 45m 06.43s
5 Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing (see note 1)
32 45m 09.62s
6 Bernard Tilanus March 76B [1] - Ford BDD
#12 (see note 2)
32 45m 48.11s
7 Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo-Bodycraft (see note 3)
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 [17] - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]
R Evan Boddy Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#16 South Coast Motors (see note 4)
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
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
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. 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.
  2. March 76B [1] (Bernard Tilanus): New to Ian Scheckter for South African Formula Atlantic in 1976. Sold to Len Booysen for the 1977 season, then loaned by Booysen to Dave Charlton then to DAW for Bernard Tilanus to drive in 1978. To Soon Weeks for 1979 but not seen that season. Fitted with a Mazda engine and sold to DAW for 1980, then to Vernon Bricknell at end of that season. Raced by Bricknell in 1981. Sold to to Pretoria Brick for Wayne Taylor and Roy Carr in 1982. To Alan Dunlop for 1983.
  3. March 76B ['1A'] (Mike Domingo): A car built up by Mike Domingo at the start of 1977 using a monocoque that Ian Scheckter had damaged when testing 76B/1 after the race at Aldo Scribante in March 1976. The Domingo's car is usually referred to as "76B/1 (A)" as it built around the first tub from 76B/1. It was raced by Mike Domingo through 1977, 1978 and 1979. In late 1979 it was converted to use a Mazda engine, and was raced by him in this form in 1980 and early 1981. It was then sold to Ivano Moavero and raced by him in 1981. Then in 1982, Moavero bought the ex-Duxbury 77B, and sold the 76B to Michele ('Mike') Peters and raced by him through to July 1985. At some point during this time, it was rebuilt using the monocoque from 76B/19, which had last been raced in 1979. Peters sold the resulting car to Terry Moss, to replace the 77B that Moss had wrecked. However, instead if racing the 76B, Moss stripped the car and used its components to build up a March 782. The 76B tub was put aside until 2010, when it was acquired from a friend of Moss by Bernard Tilanus. The tub number showed that the tub was from 76B/19, not from 76B/1, so it was reunited with its original chassis plate and fully rebuilt.
  4. 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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