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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Riverside, 15 May 1988

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dean Hall Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#2
25 33m 26.866s
114.357 mph
2 Joe Sposato Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD Jennings
#28
25 33m 37.659s
3 Mitch Thieman Swift DB4 [005-88] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#6
25
4 Hiro Matsushita Swift DB4 [001-88] - Ford BDD Jennings
#0
25
5 Rod Granberry Swift DB4 [037-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
Concept Motorsports
25
6 Jeff Girard Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD Jennings
Alan McCall
25
7 John Christian Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
25
8 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings
25
9 David Diem Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
P1 Racing
25
10 Jeff Kuida Ralt RT4/87 [661] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
Phillips Motorsports
25
11 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/86 [600] - Ford BDD Jennings
24 Puncture
12 Robert Peckham Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
24
13 John Wink Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD Jennings
#41 Trim Line/Wink Racce Ent
24
14 Lee Shepardson Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Shea
#11 Rick Shea Racing
24
15 Dave Volz BSR 2 - Ford BDD Jennings
#7 Rick Shea Racing
24
16 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD Jennings
23
17 Earl Heiman Ralt RT4/83 [81-267] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
Rick Shea Racing (see note 1)
18 Mechanical
18 Arvin Loudermilk Swift DB4 [030-87] - Ford BDD Jennings
15 Running
19 Marc Bahner Ralt RT4/87 [85-582] - Ford BDD Jennings
#44
10 Engine
20 Pat Walter Swift DB4 [026-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
9 Mechanical
21 Bob Goettel Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
7 Electrics
DNS Bob Catalano Ralt RT4/82 [81-205] - Ford BDD Jennings
Did not start
(Oil pressure)
DNS Brent Lachelt March 79B [13] - Ford BDD Jennings
Did not start
(Upright)

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 18.577s
2 Rod Granberry (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [037-87] - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 18.768s
3 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [655] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 19.051s
4 Hiro Matsushita (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [001-88] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 19.443s
5 Pat Walter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [026-87] - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 19.472s
6 Mitch Thieman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [005-88] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 20.073s
7 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [600] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 20.454s
8 Jeff Girard (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [593] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 20.476s
9 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 21.051s
10 Arvin Loudermilk (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [030-87] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 21.142s
11 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 21.252s
12 David Diem (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 22.084s
13 Jeff Kuida (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [661] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 22.537s
14 Brent Lachelt * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 22.888s
15 Robert Peckham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 23.689s
16 Lee Shepardson (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Shea 1m 23.876s
17 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 24.059s
18 Dave Volz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre BSR 2 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 25.147s
19 Bob Goettel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 25.185s
20 Earl Heiman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [81-267] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 25.193s
21 Marc Bahner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/87 [85-582] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 25.651s
22 Bob Catalano * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-205] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 27.676s
23 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 28.544s
 
* 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.