South African Formula Atlantic race

Roy Hesketh, 2 Dec 1978

1 Ian Scheckter March 78B/79B - Ford BDD
#1 Team Lexington
35 36m 12.0s
2 Trevor van Rooyen March 79B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#3 Team Gunston
3 Bobby Scott March 77B ["17A"] - Ford BDD
[Sportsman Lager/Andrew Thompson]
4 Roy Klomfass March 79B [P] - Ford BDD
#12 Team Texan [Alex Blignaut]
5 Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#8 Team Domingo
6 Yunus Domingo Modus M3 [022(A)] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#11 Team Domingo
7 Len Booysen Chevron - Ford BDA
8 Evan Boddy Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD
#16 (see note 1)
R Tony Martin Chevron B34 [34.76.08?] - Ford BDD
#5 South Coast Motors/Lucky Strike Racing
(see note 2)
27 Collision with Klomfass
R Bernard Tilanus Wheatcroft R18 [003] - Ford BDD
#9 DAW Supplies
18 Engine

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ian Scheckter
2Trevor van Rooyen
3Bobby Scott
4Roy Klomfass
5Mike Domingo
6Yunus Domingo
7Len Booysen
8Evan Boddy
9Tony Martin
10Bernard Tilanus
1 Ian Scheckter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B/79B - Ford BDD 1.03.9
2 Trevor van Rooyen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Nicholson 1.04.1
3 Tony Martin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.08?] - Ford BDD 1.04.3
4 Roy Klomfass (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [P] - Ford BDD 1.04.5
5 Bobby Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B ["17A"] - Ford BDD 1.04.8
6 Bernard Tilanus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Wheatcroft R18 [003] - Ford BDD 1.05.6

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Chevron B34 [34.76.08?] (Tony Martin): 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.

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.