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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Portland International Speedway, 13 Jun 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dean Hall Ralt RT4/86 [659] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#10 Mike Demski/CB sport
33 37m 33.49s
100.95 mph
2 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#12 Auto Europa
33 37m 36.98s
3 Parker Johnstone Ralt RT4/87 [665] - Ford BDD Jennings
#87 Lion's Hollow/Armourtec
33
4 Ted Prappas Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD Jennings
#55 Team Tui
33
5 Jon Beekhuis Ralt RT4/87 [666] - Ford BDD Jennings
#31 Petroff Racing Inc
33
6 Billy Kennelly Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#44 Kennelly Keys Music/K&K Motorsports
33
7 Jeff Krosnoff Ralt RT4/86 [594] - Ford BDD Jennings
#39 Team Tui
33
8 Glen Smith Ralt RT4/83 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#4 Phillips Motorsport/Curry Auto Leasing
33
9 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 [309] - Ford BDD
#8 Stockton Cell/Sony/RMR
33
10 Riley Hopkins Ralt RT4/82 [81-270] - Ford BDD Wirth
#35 Hopkins International
33
11 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/83 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#3 Norman Racing Group
32 Out of fuel
12 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD Jennings
#70 Assoc. Inter
32
13 J O 'Jocko' Cunningham Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#5 Steve's Detailing/Phillips Racing
32
14 Jim Blackwell Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD Alan Smith
#17 ALKI Motorsports
32
15 John Treder Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Crowther
#47 Davis Mtrs/Treder Racing
30 Accident
16 Martin Pang Ralt RT4/82 [311] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#81 Mary Pang's Food Prod & Racing
30
17 Felim Power Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD Jennings
#22 Power Motorsports
30
18 Frank Allers Johnston JM6e - Ford BDD
#86 Keen Engr/Johnston Engr
29 Transmission
19 Marty Knoll Argo JM9B [056-FA] - Ford BDD
#16 MK International (see note 1)
19 Engine
20 Roberto Quintanilla BSR 2/87 - Ford BDD Crowther
#2 Rick Shea Racing
8 Engine
21 Ron Householder Ralt RT4/83 ["4.359.86"] - Ford BDD
#61
5 Suspension
22 Joe Sposato Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD
#28 Celanese/OPI/Sposato Motor Racing
2 Clutch
22 Chris Smith Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings
#74 Earl's Supply/FTB & Sons
0 Halfshaft
23 Johnny O'Connell Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
#89 McNeill Motorsports/Con Am
0 Halfshaft
DNS Larry Dunn Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD
#27 Super Auto/Serre Racing (see note 2)
Did not start
  Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7 Bender Whse/BMC Racing
On entry list
  Tom LaFortune Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#25 Two's Co/Vectorvision
On entry list
  Bob Catalano Ralt RT4/81 [205] - Ford BDD
#24 Le Garage Racing
On entry list
  Gary Bingaman Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#18 Two's Co/Vectorvision (see note 3)
On entry list

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 Jennings 1m 06.583s
2 Dean Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [659] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 06.787s
3 Johnny O'Connell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 07.153s
4 Billy Kennelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 07.640s
5 Jon Beekhuis (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [666] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 07.642s
6 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 07.665s
7 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 07.734s
8 Parker Johnstone (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [665] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 07.970s
9 Glen Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 08.033s
10 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD 1m 08.096s
11 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [309] - Ford BDD 1m 08.104s
12 Jeff Krosnoff (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [594] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 08.190s
13 Chris Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 08.672s
14 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre BSR 2/87 - Ford BDD Crowther 1m 08.838s
15 Ron Householder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 ["4.359.86"] - Ford BDD 1m 09.369s
16 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 09.701s
17 Jim Blackwell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD Alan Smith 1m 09.724s
18 Riley Hopkins (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-270] - Ford BDD Wirth 1m 10.092s
19 Martin Pang (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [311] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 13.234s
20 Marty Knoll (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM9B [056-FA] - Ford BDD 1m 13.418s
21 Larry Dunn * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD 1m 13.990s
22 John Treder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Crowther 1m 14.873s
23 Felim Power (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 15.116s
24 Frank Allers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Johnston JM6e - Ford BDD 1m 23.692s
25 J O 'Jocko' Cunningham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Hasselgren No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Argo JM9B [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] (Larry Dunn): 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. Ralt RT4/81 [267] (Gary Bingaman): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 16 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/135; gearbox FT1488; fuel cell JM37176 10/81] Dave McMillan's car at Bay Park 3 Jan 82 is described by NZMN as Lees's car from Macau, 1981. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Dave McMillan at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. Presumed to be the car used by McMillan for the first part of the 1982 North American season, before he was given a 1982 specification car to use [alternatively this may have been RT4-205]. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at 1982 AGP, [AMSYB-82 p167]

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.