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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Portland International Speedway, 9 Jun 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#1 Norman Racing Group
27 31m 49.03s
2 Ron McKay Ralt RT4/83 [82-306] - Ford BDD
#6 Pierre Phillips Racing
27 32m 06.29s
3 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7 Bender Warehouse Co
27
4 J C Myers March 79B - Ford BDD
#19 Barstow Liquid Gas
26
5 Ross Bentley Johnston JM6c - Ford BDD
#86 Johnston Engineering
26
6 Phil Simon March 81A [8] - Ford BDD
#74 Formula America
26
7 Ron Householder March 77B - Ford BDD
#16 Automotive Racing Ent
26
8 Fred Whitehead Ralt RT4/82 [205] - Ford BDD
#61 MDB Systems
26
9 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings
#15 Syntron/W.R. Hatch Inc
26
10 John Herne March 77B [76B-13] - Ford BDD
#17 Putney Station/Pennzoil/Mendecina Racing
(see note 1)
26
11 John Wink March 77B [21?] - Ford BDD
#41 Winkrace Enterprises/Trimline
(see note 2)
26
12 Glen Finch Ralt RT4/82 [80-189] - Ford BDD
#10
26
13 Bob Collins Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#4 Steamers/Fish Again [Fortner Lucini]
26
14 Martin Pang Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#8 Mary Pang's Inc
24
15 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#21 Santos Racing
9
16 Jim Blackwell Argo JM9 [056-FA] - Ford BDD
#14 (see note 3)
5
17 Jeff MacPherson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/84 [460 (84-350)] - VW Brabham 4
#11
5
DNA Jim Burnett Argo "JM8" [044-FA] - Ford BDD
#33 Olksar (see note 4)
Did not arrive
DNA Andy Falbo March 82A - Ford BDD
#99 Entech Racing
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.05.93
2 Jeff MacPherson (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/84 [460 (84-350)] - VW Brabham 4 1.06.92
3 Fred Whitehead (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [205] - Ford BDD 1.06.94
4 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.06.96
5 Ron McKay (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-306] - Ford BDD 1.07.02
6 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.07.41
7 J C Myers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.07.64
8 Bob Collins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.08.00
9 John Herne (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [76B-13] - Ford BDD 1.08.03
10 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.08.14
11 Ron Householder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD 1.08.90
12 Jim Blackwell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM9 [056-FA] - Ford BDD 1.09.15
13 Ross Bentley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Johnston JM6c - Ford BDD 1.09.97
14 Martin Pang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 1.10.05
15 Glen Finch (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [80-189] - Ford BDD 1.10.51
16 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [21?] - Ford BDD 1.11.19
17 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [8] - Ford BDD 1.11.26

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 77B [76B-13] (John Herne): An orange March 76B invoiced to Shierson in March 1976.
  2. March 77B [21?] (John Wink): Tennyson Kwok (Long Beach, CA) raced a March 77B at Long Beach in April 1979, and advised Chris Townsend that it was an ex-Holmes car that he bought the car from Wally Farrell who used it in SCCA Nationals with Cal Club in 1978. As 77B-22 is known to have gone to Dan Carmichael, Kwok's car is likely to have been 77B-21. Kwok then used it in a few SCCA events prior to Long Beach. It was sold to Bill Fickling (San Clemente, CA), who raced it at Long Beach in 1982, after three years in which it had barely been used. It was then sold to John Wink (Sacramento, CA) for 1983 but was wrecked at an SCCA National at Laguna Seca in 1984. The remains of the car were sold to Chuck Billington (Modesto, CA) who built them onto a CSR using a new monocoque. This is too late to be the Tracer TR2 that Billington raced in 1983, so may have been for a customer. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Argo JM9 [056-FA] (Jim Blackwell): New to Tyrrell Arnold to race in the 1981 Irish Atlantic series, then to Jim Blackwell (Seattle, WA) in 1982 and raced in WCAR events in 1984 and 1985, then Marty Knoll (North Vancouver, BC) who raced it in WCAR in 1986 and 1987. Then to Terry Edwards in 1987-88 and from him to Gary Milligan (Richmond, British Columbia) who used it as the basis of the Buick-engined Lotus Europa with which he won the National Autocross Championship in 1994.
  4. Argo "JM8" [044-FA] (Jim Burnett): Believed to be a new car supplied to Mike Nugent for 1980, built on a new monocoque but incorporating parts of Nugent's previous JM5. The monocoque of the new car was wider and longer than on the older car, extending either side of the engine. This car appears in Argo records as "JM8-044-FA" and was described by Nugent as a JM8, but it is not related to the 1981 F3 car that also used that designation. Raced by Nugent in the Irish Formula Atlantic series in 1980 and at one raced at the start of 1981, but Nugent went off on warm up lap. Then sold to Jim Burnett (Bellevue, WA) and raced by him in WCAR events in 1983 and 1984. The car remained with Burnett until his death in May 2012, at which point both Burnett's Argos were acquired by Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA), who raced the "JM8" in 2013. Sold to Douglas Schumacher (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) in early 2015, and he ran it at Road America later that year, only for it to be damaged when a freak gust of wind blew a golf cart onto it. Raced at Mid-Ohio in 2016 and at again Road America in 2017, then taken to Kirkistown in 2019 where it was tested by original owner Mike Nugent. Bought by Nugent, and in the process or restoration in Northern Ireland during 2020.

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.

North American Formula Atlantic race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in On Track and Sports Car, plus results sheets where available.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include On Track magazine 16 Jul 1984 p30.