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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Laguna Seca, 15 Oct 1988

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Mitch Thieman Swift DB4 [005-88] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#6 Thieman Racing USA
28 39m 52.040s
93.297 mph
2 Hiro Matsushita Swift DB4 [001-88] - Ford BDD Jennings
#100 Panasonic
28 39m 55.998s
3 Rusty Scott Swift DB4 [037-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
#50 Rocky Mountain Bank Note
28
4 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/86 [600] - Ford BDD Jennings
#16 Stuttgart West
28
5 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings
#15 Iron Rod
28
6 Kevin Bollinger Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Loyning
#20 Tri/C Engineering
28
7 Kenji Momota Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#45 Sandy Dells Racing
27
8 John Christian Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
#40 Oswego Rent-a-Car
27
9 Frank Allers Ralt RT4/83 [82-319] - Ford BDD Allers
#86 Keen Engineering
27
10 Joe Sposato Swift DB4 [015-88] - Ford BDD Jennings
#28 PBI/Pennzoil/Trick
27
11 Robert Simmons Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Super Structures
27
12 Lee Shepardson Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Ivey
#7 Northstar/Union Plaza
27
13 David Diem Swift DB4 [024-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#4 Money Mart/Phillips Motorsport
27
14 John Wink Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD Jennings
#41 Trim Line/Wink Race Ent
27
15 Ted Titmas Ralt RT4/88 [736] - Ford BDD Jennings
#34 National Safety Association
26
16 Brent Lachelt Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD Jennings
#29 PBI/Arcadia Auto Supply
26
17 Earl Heiman Ralt RT4/83 [81-267] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#52 Snooky Enterprises (see note 1)
26
18 Warren "Bud" Pauge Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings
#91 Pauge Racing Organization
25 Gearbox
19 Dave Volz BSR 2 - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 National Quartz/Union Plaza Hotel
25 Running
20 Jerry Kehoe Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD Jennings
#21 Kehoe Racing
25 Running
21 Al Whitman Ralt RT4/86 ["4.032.87"] - Ford BDD Jennings
#19 Whitman Commodities
15 Mechanical (pen for exhaust silencer infringement)
22 Wayne Gross Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#79 Wayne's Auto & Racing
14 Mechanical
23 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD Jennings
#77 Formula America
14 Mechanical
24 Joe Tabor Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Jennings
#25 Intercar Motorsport
11 Mechanical
25 Dean Hall Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#2 Ski Optics/CB Sports
8 Gearbox
26 David Trevisan Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD Jennings
#76 Redwood City Western Union
8 Engine
DNS Bob Catalano Ralt RT4/82 [81-205] - Ford BDD Willis
#24 Performance Paint/Wedges & Ledges
Did not start

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

Qualifying
1 Dean Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 22.758s
2 Mitch Thieman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [005-88] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 22.852s
3 Hiro Matsushita (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [001-88] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 23.426s
4 Rusty Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [037-87] - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 24.673s
5 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [600] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 25.366s
6 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 25.432s
7 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 25.810s
8 David Diem (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [024-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 25.934s
9 Frank Allers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-319] - Ford BDD Allers 1m 26.273s
10 Kevin Bollinger (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 26.672s
11 Robert Simmons (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 27.358s
12 David Trevisan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 27.387s
13 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [015-88] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 27.722s
14 Lee Shepardson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Ivey 1m 28.128s
15 Ted Titmas (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/88 [736] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 28.250s
16 Al Whitman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 ["4.032.87"] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 28.355s
17 Wayne Gross (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 28.636s
18 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 29.033s
19 Brent Lachelt (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 30.600s
20 Dave Volz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre BSR 2 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 31.012s
21 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 31.312s
22 Earl Heiman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [81-267] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 32.457s
23 Jerry Kehoe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 32.660s
24 Bob Catalano * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-205] - Ford BDD Willis 1m 34.107s
25 Kenji Momota (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 24.370s
26 Joe Tabor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 32.495s
27 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/83 [81-267] (Earl Heiman): 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.