Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 11 Sep 1983

1 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 3.3-litre Ensign N180B [MN15] - Cosworth DFL V8
#7 Fernley Racing
60 1h 16m 06.814s
116.310 mph
2 Jacques Villeneuve Sr Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8
#6 Canadian Tire
60 1h 16m 28.561s
3 John Fitzpatrick (Group C) 2.6-litre Porsche 956 [110] - turbo 6
#11 JDavid Racing
4 Marzio Romano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
#20 Genoa Racing
5 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman T850 [HU2-2] - Hart 420R
#15 Ausca International Racing (see note 1)
6 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Scandia B-3 [March 812] - Hart 420R
#69 Bertil Roos Racing
7 Jerry Molnar (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#8 Molnar Racing
8 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing (see note 2)
9 Robert Meyer Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#39 Hohstadt Meyer Racing
10 Rupert Bragg-Smith Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Bragg-Smith Racing (see note 3)
11 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 78B [15] - Hart 420R
#78 Hill Racing
12 Frank Jellinek (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDG
#58 Taylor Instrument/Lou Infante
(see note 4)
13 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#42 Zimmer Racing (see note 5)
14 Jerald Dulski Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8
#73 Jerald Dulski
15 John Macaluso Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#36 Horst Kroll Racing (see note 6)
16 Robert Goulet Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Sunbury Racing (see note 7)
27 Transmission oil leak
17 Michael Roe VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8
#26 Norwood-Walker Racing (see note 8)
23 Tyre
18 Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6
#33 Storrie Racing (see note 9)
10 Electrical
19 Charles Monk Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#30 Charles Monk Racing
9 Accident
20 Bob Roy (Sports racing) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU75] - Hart 420R
#44 Roy Racing (see note 10)
3 Water pump belt
21 Roman Pechmann (Sports racing) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford BDG
#56 Pechmann Racing
0 Transmission
DNS Sylvain Perigny (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A twin rotor
#50 Perigny Performance
Did not start
DNS E. B. Lunken (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#61 Scuderia Racing
Did not start
DNA John Graham (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R
#16 Penham's
Did not arrive
DNA Jim Gustafson Lola T332/Riley [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#27 G Team Can-Am (see note 11)
Did not arrive
DNA Gerre Payvis Lola T332 [HU53] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Race Power (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Wheatley Lola T333CS [HU3?] - Chevrolet V8
#34 Wheatley Racing
Did not arrive
DNA John Macaluso Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Macaluso Racing (see note 13)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre Can-Am unless noted.

1 Michael Roe (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.660s
2 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.958s
3 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 3.3-litre Ensign N180B [MN15] - Cosworth DFL V8 1m 11.634s
4 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 15.949s
5 John Fitzpatrick (Group C) 2.6-litre Porsche 956 [110] - Porsche turbo 6 1m 16.228s
6 Charles Monk (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.924s
7 Marzio Romano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R 1m 17.099s
8 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Scandia B-3 [March 812] - Hart 420R 1m 18.159s
9 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman T850 [HU2-2] - Hart 420R 1m 18.770s
10 Rupert Bragg-Smith (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.295s
11 Robert Meyer (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.711s
12 Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6 1m 21.732s
13 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 78B [15] - Hart 420R 1m 22.402s
14 Jerry Molnar (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 22.634s
15 E. B. Lunken * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 22.889s
16 Bob Roy (Sports racing) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU75] - Hart 420R 1m 23.905s
17 John Macaluso (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 24.746s
18 Roman Pechmann (Sports racing) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford BDG 1m 24.765s
19 Frank Jellinek (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Chevron B29 [29-75-14] - Ford BDG 1m 27.077s
20 Jerald Dulski (Can-Am) 5-litre Lotus 70 [03] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.833s
21 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 29.375s
22 Robert Goulet (Can-Am) 5-litre Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.348s
23 Sylvain Perigny * (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A twin rotor 1m 46.341s
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Toleman T850 [HU2-2] (Eddie Wachs): New to Docking Spitzley for Kenny Acheson to race in F2 in 1981. Identified by Autosport as Acheson's car at Silverstone in March, and presumably the same car used up to his accident at Pau. The car at Pau was a write off, but at the start of 1982, Autosport reported that Carlo Rossi was racing the ex-Acheson chassis with revised bodywork for the Docking Spitzley team. Sold to Eddie Wachs' Ausca Racing when the F2 season ended in August, and fitted with fenders by Docking for Can-Am racing. Wachs' regular car in 1982, and also used by him in 1983 and early 1984. Also driven by Cheryl Glass, Bill Alsup and Wally Dallenbach in 1984. The car is then unknown until June 1994, when Frank Zucchi (Livermore, CA) raced it in a San Francisco Region SCCA vintage event at Thunderhill Raceway Park. Raced by Zucchi in VARA events later that year. Next seen just over a year later, when it was bought by Paul Flowers (Dothan, Alabama) from Robert W. Keelips (Deland, FL) in February 1996. Flowers entered it as a #17 1980 Toleman F2 at the 5th Annual Jefferson 500 at Summit Point in May 1996. He also raced it in the SVRA Zippo Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen in 1999. Seen again in 2004, by which time it was being prepared for him by Lee Chapman. Reported to have been raced until 2010, and then sold to Takuya Arai (New Paltz, NY) who only uses it for track days.
  2. Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  3. Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] (Rupert Bragg-Smith): Built for 1974 season. James Dunkel: raced in US 1974, US 1975 (1 race + 1 DNS) - Ed Kaprowicz August 1976: raced in US 1976 (1 race), SCCA FA 1977, SCCA FA 1978 - Steve Bollinger January 1982 - Randy Reso April 1982 - Rupert Bragg-Smith December 1982: raced in Can-Am 1983 (2 races), Can-Am 1984 (2 races), Can-Am 1985 (1 race) - Jack Boxstrom December 1987 - Dick Leppla December 1992: raced at HSR Mid-Ohio July 1994 - Jack Boxstrom (again) of RM Auctions, Inc. (Canada) February 1997 - Albert Way (Oceanview, NJ) Feb 2001 - Philip Jewell (Rushcutters Bay, NSW, Australia) May 2012 - Dean Camm (Melbourne, Australia) December 2016.
  4. Chevron B29 [29-75-14] (Frank Jellinek): New to Bruce Jensen (Kitchener, Ontario) and used in the Canadian Players Formula Atlantic series in 1975, sponsored by Jensen Exotic Plants. Retained by Jensen for 1976, and retained again for 1977. Leighton Irwin, who crewed for Jensen at this time, recalls that it was sold in early 1978, he thinks to Michigan. Subsequent history unknown, but believed to be the car later converted to A Sports Racing by Lou Infante Motoracing and raced by Jerry Molnar (Lathrup Village, MI) in Can-Am in 1982. To Frank Jellinek (N. Hampton, NH), and used by him at two Can-Am races in 1983. Later sold to a "Dave", and Roger Sieling reports that it was stolen from him some time in the mid-1980s near Cleveland Ohio along with his tow truck, trailer, and an Austin-Healey Sprite. The car was never recovered.
  5. Rondel M1 [201] (Randy Zimmer): The prototype Rondel was used for testing in late 1972, before the first production cars were built. It was taken to Hockenheim 8 April 1973 as team spare, and to Pau as a spare for Tim Schenken, but not raced. Its history is then unknown until 1974, and it appears it has been acquired by Fred Opert to use as a set of spares. After Mike Rand crashed his car, wrecking the monocoque, 201 was supplied to Ron Ignatowski (Milford, CT), who rebuilt Rand's car on 201's tub with a BRM 1-litre engine and used it in SCCA Formula C. In 1980 it was sold to Randy Zimmer (Buffalo, NY) as the basis for his Can-Am car. He raced it with a Volkswagen engine in 1982 and then with a Mazda rotary engine from 1983 to 1986. Zimmer then entered it for Jim Del Russo in the 1987 CAT championship, and raced it a few more times himself in 1989, 1990 and 1994. Then retained for many years until Zimmer sold it to Seann Burgess (Markdale, Ontario) in 2019.
  6. Lola T300 [HU15] (John Macaluso): Invoice date 30 Mar 1972 (sold to 'Haas', colour 'Yellow'). Horst Kroll (Canada) US 1972-1974; driven by Bert Kuehne US 1975 (5 races); Kroll US 1976; damaged in crash at Watkins Glen but rebuilt and converted to Can-Am. Kroll Can-Am 1977; rental car thereafter: e.g. Marcel Talbot Can-Am 1978 (1 race: Trois-Rivieres - 04 Sep 1978), Can-Am 1979 (1 entry in "T300": Road Atlanta - 06 May 1979, entry list only); Mike Freberg 1981; Duff Hubbard 1982; John Macaluso 1983; Walter Lechner 1984; Joe DeMarco 1985 and 1986; John Graham 1986. Rebuilt as "Frissbee KR5" for 1986. Mike Engstrand recalls driving Kroll's T300-based Can-Am car at St Louis and Hallet in 1986; used until 1987 - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) 1989 - Don Jensen (US) about 1998: used extensively in vintage racing still in Can-Am specification until 2007 - Andrew Kluver (Sydney, Australia) August 2007.
  7. Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] (Robert Goulet): New for Dick DeJarld (Joliet, IL) in 1972, and raced in SCCA Formula A events. Appeared at the Michigan Pro F5000 event in 1973 but did not qualify from the heat. Raced by DeJarld until sold to Ed Midgley (Geneva, IL) for 1976, when it was also raced by Jerry Hansen at Blackhawk Farms. To Robert Goulet (Wauwatsoa, WI) for 1977, and raced in SCCA Formula A. Goulet converted the McKee to sports car bodywork for 1979, appearing at Brainerd in July that year in the ASR class. Raced in Can-Am in 1980 and 1981, then renamed the "Sabre 001" for Can-Am again in 1983, and again in 1985. To Bob McKee and raced by Bill Scott in CAT races in 1986 and 1987. Then restored to its original specification for new owner Tom Simpson (Peoria, IL), and used in vintage racing, appearing at the Chicago Historic Races at Road America in 1988. It ran alongside several other McKee cars in historic races at Road America in the early 1990s, and also ran at HSR Mid-Ohio in August 1993. After a 20-year gap, Simpson ran the Mk 18 again in historic events in 2006.
  8. VDS 002 (Michael Roe): New for the VDS team in 1982 and raced that season by Al Holbert, but exactly when he used VDS-001 and when he used VDS-002 is still uncertain. Acquired by Norwood-Walker Racing for 1983, together with the brand new VDS-003, but VDS-003 was destroyed at its first race. VDS-002 was driven by Michael Roe in 1983. The team was renamed Dallas Motorsports Inc for 1984 and VDS-002 was modified to side-radiator form for 1984, joined later by a new car VDS-004 in normal front-radiator form. Roe dominated the season, winning seven races. VDS-002 reappeared once more at Mosport Park at the start of 1985 when Dallas Motorsports boss Don Walker crashed it heavily in practice. The car remained dismantled for some time while Jack Smith repaired the monocoque. Dallas Motorsports cars and equipment were sold to Frank D'Aquanno (Monterey, CA) in 1987, and in 1989 VDS-002 was restored and sold to Jimmy Landrum (Dallas, TX). In August 2014, Craig McCormick reported that this car was "in a private collection in the Dallas, TX area, completely restored".
  9. Ralt RT1/Cicale (Mike Freberg): Hugh Kleinpeter (Key Biscayne, FL/Hiawassee, GA) had a Cicale-bodied Ralt RT1 for Can-Am in 1979, but only appeared once, at Road America in July where he failed to start. He retained the car for 1980, again appearing only once in Can-Am, at Road Atlanta in September, but also appeared at least once in SCCA Nationals, scoring six points in Southeast Division A Sports Racing. For 1981, the car was sold to John Graham (Willowdale, Ontario) and entered by Midland Racing Enterprises for him in three Can-Am races that season. He returned for 1982, but after competing in two early-season races, the car was not seen until driven by Scott Goodyear at Mosport Park in September. The Cicale-Ralt then went to Chuck Storrie, who installed a Chevrolet V6 engine for the 1983 Can-Am season. Mike Freberg drove the car for Storrie Racing but it did not prove competitive with the 5-litre cars in its class. Freberg drove it again in early 1984 as a Mike Freberg Racing entry. Subsequent history unknown, but this may be the ex-Cicale Ralt RT1 that later turned up in Northern Ireland.
  10. Lola T294 [HU75] (Bob Roy): Mike Hall bought a new Lola T294 in 1974 for use in SCCA BSR racing. He was highly successful in the car at National level, winning the Run-Offs in 1975, and also competed in the Can-Am series from 1977 to 1980. The car was then sold to Chuck Storrie in Quebec and entered for 'Uncle' Jacques Villeneuve in Can-Am in 1982. It was bought from Storrie by Bob Roy for the 1983 season. Bob recalls selling it back to the US to somewhere in the Great Lakes area. The SCCA log book next records it being raced by Joe Graziano in vintage racing in Oct 1993. Sold by Graziano to Peter Read about 2008 and then to Steve Read in 2010. Prepared by Pete Racely (Sports Racing, Inc.) for the 2011 season. At the beginning fo the 2012 season, HU75 was being raced by Mike Thurlow (Kingsburg, CA).
  11. Lola T332/Riley [HU33] (Jim Gustafson): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  12. Lola T332 [HU53] (Gerre Payvis): See full history: Lola T332 HU53.
  13. Lola T332 [HU45] (John Macaluso): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.


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.

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