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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Westwood, 11 Sep 1988

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Hiro Matsushita Swift DB4 [001-88] - Ford BDD Jennings
#0 Dwayne Anderson Race Eng./Panasonic
35 35m 49.983s
102.475 mph
2 Rod Granberry Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
#3 Concept Racing/Starmark Systems Inc
35 35m 61.747s
3 John Christian Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings
#40 Lake Oswego Rent-a-Car
35
4 David Diem Swift DB4 [024-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#4 Phillips Motorsports/Money Mart
35
5 Frank Allers Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Ivey
#86 Keen Engineering
34
6 Jim Blackwell Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD Brit Auto NW
#17 Alki Motorsports
34
7 Bob McGregor March 79B [78B-13] - Ford BDD Abingdon
#71 BRITCO
34
8 Bill Johnston Ralt RT4/86 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Jennings
#30 Leddingham Properties Ltd
33
9 Mitch Thieman Swift DB4 [005-88] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#6 Thieman Race Service/Sun Runner Boats
32 CV Joint
10 Ron Householder Ralt RT4/83 ["4.359.86"] - Ford BDD Jennings
#61
31 Electrics
11 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD Jennings
#77 Formula America
31 Running
12 David Trevisan Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD Jennings
#76 Redwood City Western Union
24 Engine
13 Dean Hall Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#2 High Altitude Racing/Ski Optics/CB Sports
21 Fuel system
14 Rusty Scott Swift DB4 [037-87] - Ford BDD Loyning
#50 50/50 Racing/Rocky Mountain Bank Note
20 Halfshaft
15 Larry Dunn Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD Brit Auto NW
#27 Serre/Super Auto (see note 1)
16 Engine
DNA Pat Brown Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#5 Phillips Motorsports/Data Terminal Mart
Did not arrive
DNA Lee Shepardson Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD Jennings
#7 Rick Shea Racing/Northstar Ice/Union Plaza Hotel and Casino
Did not arrive
DNA Charles Nearburg Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#8 Nearburg Productions
Did not arrive
DNA Dave Volz Ralt BSR - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 Rick Shea Racing/National Quartz/Union Plaza Hotel Casino
Did not arrive
DNA Dale Evans Ralt RT4/87 - Ford BDD
#13
Did not arrive
DNA Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD Jennings
#15 Iron Rod
Did not arrive
DNA Jerry Kehoe Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD Jennings
#21
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Tuckey Magnum 81A [01] - Ford BDD
#23 FBM Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Felim Power Ralt RT4/86 [81-204] - Ford BDD Robertson
#22
Did not arrive
DNA Charly Button Ralt RT4/82 [331] - Ford BDD Jennings
#26
Did not arrive
DNA Scott Gibson Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#33 Motorsports Engineering/Voice Mail
Did not arrive
DNA John Wink Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD Jennings
#41 Trim Line/Wink Race Ent
Did not arrive
DNA Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/86 - Ford BDD
#45 Sandy Dells Racing/Port Moody Inn
Did not arrive
DNA Earl Heiman Ralt RT4/83 [81-267] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#52 (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA TBA Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#89
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Mitch Thieman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [005-88] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 00.452s
2 Hiro Matsushita (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [001-88] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 00.675s
3 Dean Hall (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [017-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 00.775s
4 Rod Granberry (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [021-87] - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 00.786s
5 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 [596] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 01.443s
6 David Diem (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [024-87] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1m 01.589s
7 Rusty Scott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Swift DB4 [037-87] - Ford BDD Loyning 1m 01.631s
8 Ron Householder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 ["4.359.86"] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 01.931s
9 Frank Allers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [319] - Ford BDD Ivey 1m 02.706s
10 Jim Blackwell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM11 [065-FA] - Ford BDD Brit Auto NW 1m 02.981s
11 David Trevisan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 03.894s
12 Bob McGregor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-13] - Ford BDD Abingdon 1m 04.104s
13 Bill Johnston (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/86 ["4.199.86"] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 04.576s
14 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 05.447s
15 Larry Dunn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Argo JM5 [036-FA] - Ford BDD Brit Auto NW No time

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.
  2. 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.