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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Laguna Seca, 4 May 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Ted Prappas Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD
#55 Team Tui
30 35m 17.196s
96.921 mph
2 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#2 Norman Racing
30 35m 33.519s
3 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 [309] - Ford BDD
#16 Stuttgart West
30
4 Glen Smith Ralt RT4/82 [80-189] - Ford BDD
#4 Curry Auto Leasing
30
5 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea
30
6 Paul Dallenbach Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#98 Red Roof Inns
30
7 Tom LaFortune Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#25 Victor Hertfelder
30
8 Rick Lempe Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD
#36
29
9 John Wink Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD
#41
29
10 Charles Nearburg Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD
#72 Norman Racing
28 one lap penalty
11 Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#92 (see note 1)
28
12 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/85 [577] - Ford BDD
#6
24 Suspension
13 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#12
23 Battery
14 Rick Bowers Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD
#14
22
15 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#15
18 CWP
16 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7
18 Gearbox
17 Patrick Shelby Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD
#32 Rick Mills Racing
5 Accident
18 Tom Phillips Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD
#5 Phillips Motorsport
5 Mag ring
19 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#77
1 Flywheel
DNS Jim Blackwell Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD
#17
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Damon Meek Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Jennings
#76
Did not start
(Accident)

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

Qualifying
1 Ted Prappas (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD 1.00.722
2 Tom Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD 1.00.884
3 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 1.01.382
4 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 1.02.432
5 Glen Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [80-189] - Ford BDD 1.02.567
6 Charles Nearburg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD 1.02.608
7 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1.02.641
8 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.02.651
9 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.02.795
10 Patrick Shelby (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD 1.02.826
11 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [577] - Ford BDD 1.03.231
12 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD 1.03.962
12 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [309] - Ford BDD 1.03.524
14 Paul Dallenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 1.03.981
15 Rick Bowers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD 1.04.092
16 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD 1.04.257
17 Tom LaFortune (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.04.835
18 Rick Lempe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD 1.05.071
19 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.05.877

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38 [‘33’] (Warren "Bud" Pauge): A "new chassis" replacing the ASCA team's Brabham BT38 wrecked by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Rouen. It was raced by teammate Adam Potocki at Imola, where Potocki failed to qualify, and was then Jaussaud's car for the rest of the season. ASCA entered Jaussaud in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, but he was involved in the startline accident at the second Interlagos race, and the Brabham was badly damaged. According to Chris Townsend's research, this car was acquired by Fred Opert Racing and raced by H├ęctor Rebaque in the Caracas Formula B race in March 1973, then by Brian Robertson in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1973. It is not clear what else Opert used it for in 1973, but in January 1974, he sold it to John Bernadine (Tulsa, OK) for SCCA Formula B. Then to Warren Pauge (Hacienda Heights, CA) in August 1975, replacing his well-used Brabham BT21. Pauge retained the BT38 for many years, even running it as a Can-Am car once in 1982. After he finally stopped racing it in 1988, he sold it to Marc Bahner, then it went to George Steven in 1992, Tom Stapleton about 2008, and Paul Skilowitz (Stuart, FL) in 2016.

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.