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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Portland International Speedway, 13 Sep 1987

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 R K Smith Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Jennings
#32 Swift Cars
33 39m 19.34s
96.43 mph
2 Johnny O'Connell Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
#89 McNeill Motorsports
33 39m 25.24s
3 Jimmy Vasser Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
#20 P1 Racing
33
4 Parker Johnstone Ralt RT4/87 [665] - Ford BDD Jennings
#87 Petroff Racing
33
5 Ted Prappas Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD Jennings
#55 Team Tui
33
6 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/86 [594] - Ford BDD Jennings
#7 Bender Warehouse Co/Team Tui
33
7 Dean Hall Ralt RT4/86 [659] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#10 Mike Demski/CB sport
33
8 Jon Beekhuis Ralt RT4/87 [666] - Ford BDD Jennings
#31 Petroff Racing
33
9 J O 'Jocko' Cunningham Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#5 Steve's Detail/Phillips Motorsport
33
10 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD Jennings
#70 Loomis Properties Inc./Dells RA
32
11 John Treder Ralt RT4/82 [81-249] - Ford BDD Crowther
#47 Davis Motors/Treder Racing
31
12 Larry Dunn Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD Dunn
#27 (see note 1)
31
13 Dave Volz Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Jennings
#50 National Quartz/Quail Ranch
30
14 Ron Householder Ralt RT4/83 ["4.359.86"] - Ford BDD
#61
27 Accident
15 Glen Smith Ralt RT4/83 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#4 Phillips Motorsport/Curry Auto Leasing
20 Engine
16 Chris Smith Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings
#74 Earl's Supply/FTB
0 Accident
17 Arvin Loudermilk Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#72 C.A.D Ent./Crosslé Pacific Racing
0 Accident
18 Joe Sposato Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD
#28 Celanese PBI/OPI Products
0 Accident
19 Stan Wattles Ralt RT4/83 [317] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#3 Norman Racing
0 Accident
DNS Jim Blackwell Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD McDaniel
#17
Did not start

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Johnny O'Connell10106.425 mph
2Parker Johnstone10
3Jon Beekhuis10
4Ted Prappas10
5Joe Sposato10
6Ron Householder10
7Sandy Dells10
8John Treder10
9Larry Dunn9
10Dave Volz9
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1R K Smith10106.852 mph
2Dean Hall10
3Jimmy Vasser10
4Chris Bender10
5Glen Smith10
6Stan Wattles10
7Chris Smith9One lap penalty for jump start
8Arvin Loudermilk2Blackflagged
J O 'Jocko' CunninghamDNS (damaged steering)
Jim BlackwellDNS (engine)
Qualifying
1 R K Smith (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Jennings
2 Johnny O'Connell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
3 Dean Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [659] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
4 Parker Johnstone (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [665] - Ford BDD Jennings
5 Jimmy Vasser (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Loyning

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.

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.