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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Riverside, 7 Oct 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Davy Jones Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD
#8 Garvin Brown Racing
23 30m 10.431s
116.486 mph
2 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7 Bender Warehouse Company
23 30m 22.527s
3 John Della Penna Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#64 Pacific Motor Sports
23
4 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings
#15
23
5 John Richards Ralt RT4/81 [270] - Ford BDD
#91 Pierre Phillips Racing [Archie Snider]
23
6 J C Myers Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#4 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
23
7 Ken Dunn Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD
#77 Systems Control
23
8 Bob Young Ralt RT4/80 [205] - Ford BDD
#21 Alpine Racing/Pizza Hut
22
9 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28 Sposato Motoracing
22
10 John Herne March 77B [76B-13] - Ford BDD
#17 Putney Station/Pennzoil/Mendenica Racing
(see note 1)
22
11 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD
#22 Sandy Dells Racing
22
12 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#1 H.C. Boerner/Norman Racing Group
22
13 David Roland Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#9 Hollywood Sport Cars
22
14 Phil Simon March 81A [8] - Ford BDD
#74 Formula America
22
15 John Treder Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#13 Whale Racing
22
16 Ron Householder March 77B - Ford BDD
#16 Automotive Racing Enterprises
22
17 Doug Krause March 77B - Ford BDD
#29 La Vida Racing
21
18 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/83 [82-319] - Ford BDD
#6 Fox Fabrique
19 Head gasket
19 Hubert Phipps Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD
#37 Briggs Racing
11 wing
20 Chris Kneifel Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#70 Team Tui
6 Coil
21 Ron McKay Ralt RT4/83 [82-306] - Ford BDD
#5 Simpson Safety Equipment/Red Line Oil/Pierre Phillips Racing
0 Engine
DNS Mark Wolocatiuk Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#18 Conte Racing
Did not start
(Clutch)
DNS Bill Sundin Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#99 Seagull Marketing Services
Did not start
(Clutch)
DNS Tom Phillips Ralt RT4/82 [80-189] - Ford BDD
#10 Viking Racing [Arnie Loyning/Glen Finch]
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#2 Rick Shea Racing
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Peter West Ralt RT1/76 [35] - Ford BDD
#71
Did not start
(Not known)
DNA Jim Blackwell Argo JM9 [056-FA] - Ford BDD
#14 USAG Tool (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA J C Myers March 79B - Ford BDD
#19 Barstow Liquid Gas
Did not arrive
DNA Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#21 Santos Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Buckenham March 80A [10] - Ford BDD
#36 Stuttgart West
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Boley Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD
#40
Did not arrive
DNA Fred Whitehead Ralt RT4/82 [205] - Ford BDD
#61 MDB Systems
Did not arrive
DNA Johnnie Crean Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD
#87 Alfa Leisure Inc
Did not arrive
DNA Steve Hartgraves March 722/76B - Ford BDD
#90 Road Runner Enterprises (see note 3)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD 1.16.831
2 Chris Kneifel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 1.17.254
3 Davy Jones (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD 1.17.324
4 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.17.779
5 John Della Penna (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.18.234
6 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.18.517
7 Mark Wolocatiuk * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.18.789
8 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.19.384
9 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD 1.19.412
10 Roberto Quintanilla * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.19.440
11 J C Myers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.19.499
12 John Richards (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [270] - Ford BDD 1.19.722
13 John Herne (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [76B-13] - Ford BDD 1.19.876
14 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-319] - Ford BDD 1.20.065
15 Bob Young (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [205] - Ford BDD 1.20.300
16 Ken Dunn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD 1.20.812
17 John Treder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.22.544
18 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD 1.22.706
19 David Roland (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.22.909
20 Doug Krause (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD 1.22.991
21 Ron Householder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD 1.23.558
22 Peter West * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [35] - Ford BDD 1.29.217
23 Tom Phillips * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [80-189] - Ford BDD 1.36.193
24 Ron McKay (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-306] - Ford BDD No time
25 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [8] - Ford BDD No time
26 Bill Sundin * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 77B [76B-13] (John Herne): An orange March 76B invoiced to Shierson in March 1976.
  2. 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.
  3. March 722/76B (Steve Hartgraves): Steve Hartgraves (Sunnyvale, CA) raced a March "76B" in west coast WCAR Formula Atlantic races in 1984. A photograph of the red-and-yellow March posted by Hartgraves on Facebook in October 2020 shows that it was an older March, probably a 722, with 1976 bodywork. It was advertised by Steve's father Roger Hartgraves (Sunnyvale CA) in March 1985, but unfortunately Steve cannot remember where it came from of where it went. It could be the "72-76 Atlantic roller" March advertised by Rick Bowers in nearby San Jose in December that year. Nothing more known.

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 for these races include Autosport and On Track magazine.