WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Westwood, 23 Aug 1987

1 Johnny O'Connell Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
#89 McNeill Motorsports
35 36m 15.086s
104.272 mph
2 Dean Hall Ralt RT4/86 [659] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#10 Mike Demski/CB sport
35 36m 17.323s
3 Parker Johnstone Ralt RT4/87 [665] - Ford BDD Jennings
#87 Lion's Hollow/Armourtec
4 Glen Smith Ralt RT4/83 [82-319] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#4 Phillips Motorsport/Curry Auto Leasing
5 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/86 [594] - Ford BDD
#7 Bender Warehouse Racing
6 Jon Beekhuis Ralt RT4/87 [666] - Ford BDD Jennings
#31 Petroff Racing Inc
7 Chris Smith Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Jennings
#74 Earl's Supply/FTB
8 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD Jennings
#70 Loomis Properties Inc./Dells RA
9 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/86 [600] - Ford BDD Jennings
#8 Sony Video 8/RMR
10 Jim Blackwell Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD McDaniel
11 Ron Householder Ralt RT4/83 ["4.359.86"] - Ford BDD
12 Riley Hopkins Ralt RT4/83 [81-270] - Ford BDD
#35 Hopkins International
13 Frank Allers Johnston JM6e - Ford BDD
14 Jerry Kehoe March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
15 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#77 Formula America
30 Loose wheel
16 Ted Prappas Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD
#55 Team Tui
26 Engine
17 Marty Knoll Argo JM9B [056-FA] - Ford BDD
#16 (see note 1)
23 Suspension
18 Billy Kennelly Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#44 Kennelly Keys Music/K&K
7 Electrics
DNS Larry Dunn Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD Dunn
#27 (see note 2)
Did not start
DNA Colin Tuckey Magnum 81A [01] - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA Bob McGregor March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
Did not arrive
DNA Allen Karlberg Argo JM11C [048-FA?] - Ford BDD Jennings
#96 KXRX 96.5/Shafrans
Did not arrive

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Dean Hall10104.374 mph
2Johnny O'Connell10
3Ted Prappas10
4Glen Smith10
5Sandy Dells10
6Frank Allers10
7Mike Buckenham10
8Ron Householder10
9Marty Knoll0Engine
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Parker Johnstone1078.195 mph
2Jon Beekhuis10
3Chris Bender10
4Riley Hopkins10
5Chris Smith10
6Jim Blackwell10
7Jerry Kehoe10
8Larry Dunn10
9Billy Kennelly3Accident
10Phil Simon2Gear lever
Qualifying information not available

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 Larry Dunn (Lake Stevens, WA) in local WCAR events in 1987.


Note that 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' published 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.