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Goldfields "100"

Goldfields Raceway (Welkom), 10 Feb 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ian Scheckter March 79A [1] - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Team Lexington
36m 49.5s
2 Tony Martin Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD
#5 South Coast Motors/Lucky Strike Racing
(see note 1)

3 Clive Cooke March 78B/79B - Ford BDD
#7

4 Bobby Scott March 77B ["17A"] - Ford BDD
#4 [Andrew Thompson] (see note 2)

5 Mike Domingo March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#8 Team Domingo (see note 3)

6 Evan Boddy Chevron B34 [34-76-02] - Ford BDD
#16 (see note 4)

R Roy Klomfass March 79B [P] - Ford BDD
#12 Team Texan [Alex Blignaut]
10 Engine
R Trevor van Rooyen March 79B - Ford BDD Nicholson
#3 Team Gunston
Engine
R unknown unknown

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Ian Scheckter
2Tony Martin
3Clive Cooke
4Bobby Scott
5Mike Domingo
6Evan Boddy
7Roy Klomfass
8Trevor van Rooyen
9unknown
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. Martin started the 1980 season in his older B34, now with a Mazda engine, but this car was damaged in a road accident so the B45 was fitted with a Mazda engine and Martin used it for the latter part of that season. The B45 was later destroyed in a garage fire.
  2. March 77B ["17A"] (Bobby Scott): Built by Andrew Thompson in South Africa in 1978 using an unused monocoque that had been supplied as a spare for Dave Charlton's March 77B/7. Thompson acquired the tub and all the other 77B spares from Ken Howes before 77B/7 was sold back to the UK. He built all these into a new car using the Hewland FT200 gearbox from Alec Blignaut's March 76B/19. This car was raced by Bobby Scott though the 1978/79 season. It was rented from Thompson by Graham Duxbury for a race in October 1979, and then sold to Hagen Wulf and Ivor Raasch for the 1980 season. It was also raced by Allan McDonald that season. It was sold to Graham Duxbury who raced it very successfully in 1981. Retained for the first few races of 1982 until Duxbury's new March 82A arrived and then sold to Ivan Moavero who used it for the rest of that season. Sold to Steve Herbst for 1983, but in August he swapped it for Roy Moss's March 792. Raced by Moss until the end of 1984. He then sold it to Terry Moss, who was unrelated, for the 1985 season. Moss built up a March 782 using parts salvaged from the 77B, but the tub was scrapped. The 77B effectively ceased to exist at this point.
  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.

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.