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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Tacoma, 10 Aug 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Phillips Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#5 Phillips Motorsport
34 40m 02.05s
76.44 mph
2 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#2 Norman Racing
34 40m 15.13s
3 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#15
34 40m 22.25s
4 Tom LaFortune Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#25
34 40m 31.55s
5 Darin Brassfield Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD
Gloy Sports
34 40m 52.35s
6 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea
34 40m 59.35s
7 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7
34 41m 05.65s
8 Riley Hopkins Ralt RT4/83 [270] - Ford BDD
34 41m 09.25s
9 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 [309] - Ford BDD
#16 Stuttgart West
33
10 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD
#70
33
11 Charles Nearburg Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD
#72 Norman Racing
33
12 Gary Gove Ralt RT4/80 - Ford BDD
#50 Steve Boley
33
13 Glen Smith Ralt RT4/83 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#4 Phillips Motorsport/Curry Auto Leasing
32
14 John Wink Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD
#41
32
15 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#77
31
16 Bob Catalano Ralt RT4/81 [205] - Ford BDD
#24
30
17 Marty Knoll Argo JM9 [056-FA] - Ford BDD
(see note 1)
29
18 Jerry Kehoe March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
28
19 Jim Blackwell Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD
#17
27 Accident
20 John Treder Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD
#13
25 Accident damage
21 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#12
25
22 Donald Peterson Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD
#3 McNeill Motorsports
23
23 Martin Pang Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
15
24 Allen Karlberg Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD
(see note 2)
9 Gearbox
25 Ted Prappas Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD
#55 Team Tui
2 Accident
26 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/85 [577] - Ford BDD
1 Accident
27 Frank Allers Johnston JM6e - Ford BDD
#86
0
28 Billy Kennelly Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#71 Kennelly Keys
0 Halfshaft
DNS Larry Dunn March 722 [30] - Ford BDD
(see note 3)
Did not start
DNS Denny Heuer Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
Shea Racing
Did not start
(Accident)

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

Qualifying
1 Tom Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.06.365
2 Tom LaFortune (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.07.232
3 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 1.07.268
4 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1.07.365
5 Ted Prappas (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD 1.07.635
6 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.07.922
7 Riley Hopkins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [270] - Ford BDD 1.08.027
8 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [309] - Ford BDD 1.08.209
9 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.08.250
10 Darin Brassfield (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD 1.08.274
11 Charles Nearburg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD 1.08.466
12 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 1.08.612
13 Gary Gove (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 - Ford BDD 1.08.854
14 Donald Peterson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD 1.08.906
15 Glen Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.09.379
16 Frank Allers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Johnston JM6e - Ford BDD 1.09.456
17 Jim Blackwell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD 1.09.835
18 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [577] - Ford BDD 1.10.465
19 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD 1.10.835
20 Allen Karlberg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD 1.11.222
21 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.12.632
22 Martin Pang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 1.12.726
23 John Treder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD 1.13.855
24 Bob Catalano (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [205] - Ford BDD 1.14.236
25 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD 1.14.577
26 Jerry Kehoe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1.16.853
27 Marty Knoll (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM9 [056-FA] - Ford BDD 1.17.385
28 Billy Kennelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Argo JM9 [056-FA] (Marty Knoll): 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.
  2. Argo JM5 [036-FA] (Allen Karlberg): Built late in the 1979 season and invoiced to Nick May, who drove it in the Brands Hatch Formula Atlantic race in October 1979. Then to Dave Rackham and tested by him, but remained unused until Rackham advertised it in August 1980. It was finally raced by Nick Adams, and run for him by Colin Bennett Racing, in two races in September and October 1980. Sold to Jim Blackwell (Seattle, WA) and raced by him in ICSCC events in 1981, then advertised in June 1982. Raced once more by Blackwell in 1985 after his newer Argo JM9 was damaged at Portland. Also raced by Allen Karlberg (Seattle, WA) for 1986 and Larry Dunn (Lake Stevens, WA) for 1987, both of whom used it in local WCAR events.
  3. March 722 [30] (Larry Dunn): New to racing car importer Pierre Phillips (Portland, OR). It is believed to have been intended for customer Bud Rude (Auburn, WA), but no record has yet been found of Rude driving the car. Used by Phillips to win the Formula B class at the Oregon Region's Rose Cup Races SCCA National on 11 June 1972. It is then said to have gone to Mike Fisher (Portland, OR), who raced a black-and-white March 722 in the Westwood Players series round in May 1973 and in SCCA Nationals in the Pacific northwest that season. Sold to Bob Tracy (Hillsboro, OR) who continued to race it in SCCA National and Regionals in Oregon in 1974, then in ICSCC events in 1975. Then via Steve Plumb and Jack Scher to Squire Tomasie (Bellevue, WA) in 1978, then to Mike Gilbert and Ty Fikse in 1981. Then via Jim Burnett and Allan Karlberg to Larry Dunn (Lake Stevens, WA) who raced the car in WCAR Formula Atlantic between 1984 and 1986, and advertised it in December 1986 with chassis number 722-30. Sold to Steve Marks in May 1987, then to Kevin Shipley in September 1997. In 2007, Tim Greenshields in Colorado sold the car to Scott Monroe in Texas. From him it went to John Slade (Texas) in 2012, then to a customer of Don Blenderman (Houston, TX) in 2016. In May 2021, the car was for sale by Blenderman.

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.