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South African Formula Atlantic race

Roy Hesketh, 27 May 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Roy Klomfass March 77B [11] - Ford BDD Swindon
#8 Team Uniewinkels [Martin Flint/Roger Taylor]
42
2 Ian Scheckter March 78B - Ford BDD
#1 Lexington Racing

3 Bobby Scott March 77B [17] - Ford BDD
#21 Sportsman Lager [Andrew Thompson]

4 Trevor van Rooyen March 77B [8] - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Team Gunston

5 Keith Zeeman Wheatcroft R18 [002] - Ford BDD
#14 Benson & Hedges

6 Nols Nieman March 77B [18] - Ford BDD
#4 Benson & Hedges [Alex Blignaut]

7 Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#9 Team Domingo-Bodycraft

R Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45.78.01] - Ford BDD Swindon
#3 Lucky Strike Racing (see note 1)
Piston

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Roy Klomfass
2Ian Scheckter
3Bobby Scott
4Trevor van Rooyen
5Keith Zeeman
6Nols Nieman
7Mike Domingo
8Tony Martin
Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

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.

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.