Roy Hesketh, 14 Apr 1979
|1||Ian Scheckter||March 79A  - Ford BDD Nicholson
#1 Team Lexington
|2||Tony Martin||Chevron B45 [45-78-01] - Ford BDD
#5 South Coast Motors/Lucky Strike Racing
(see note 1)
|3||Roy Klomfass||March 79B [P] - Ford BDD
#12 Team Texan [Alex Blignaut]
|4||Clive Cooke||March 78B/79B - Ford BDD
|5||Mike Domingo||March 76B ['1A'] - Ford BDD
#8 Team Domingo
|6||Geoff Frizell||Chevron B34 [B29 75-25?] - Ford BDD
#18 (see note 2)
|UNK||Bobby Scott||March 77B ["17A"] - Ford BDD
#4 [Andrew Thompson]
|UNK||Trevor van Rooyen||March 79B - Ford BDD
#3 Team Gunston
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Atl unless noted.
|8||Trevor van Rooyen|
|Qualifying information not available|
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.
- Chevron B34 [B29 75-25?] (Geoff Frizell): The Rapid Movements Chevron B29 driven by Matt Spitzley is believed to have suffered a testing accident at some point early in 1975, and it was rebuilt with a new monocoque. At the Oulton Park race on 26 May, it was noted as having chassis plate 75-25, but exactly when the rebuild took place is still unclear. Gunnar Nilsson took over the car from Spitzley in August, and recorded five successive wins in it, four of them from pole. In January 1976 it was sold to John Gibb (Randburg, South Africa), to be raced in the new South African Formula Atlantic series, entered by Team Mum for Men with backing from Pioneer Hi Fi. It was sold to Geoff Frizell (Durban, South Africa) for 1977, and returned with Frizell in 1979, when it was described as a B34. It then went to Manny Pinto, and was raced by him from 1980 to 1983, and then reappeared two years later with Trevor Trautman who raced it in 1986. It remained in South Africa after that, but its ownership history is not fully resolved. Bernard Tilanus reported that it went from Pinto to Alan Dunlop then to Mike Budd, who restored it, then to Mark du Toit who owned it in 2000. It was purchased by Anthony Corin (Malmesbury, South Africa) in 2004 and was still owned in him in June 2008, but by 2019 it was owned by Colin Frost.
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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