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Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 10 Jun 1984

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Michael Roe VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8
#2 Dallas Motorsports Inc. (see note 1)
60 1h 32m 27.592s
95.740 mph
2 Jim Crawford March 847 [02] - Chevrolet V8
#0 RK Racing
60 1h 33m 07.262s
3 Charles Monk Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8
#30 Monk Racing
60 1h 33m 42.711s
4 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Kroll Racing (see note 2)
59
5 Jim Cooke Lola T333CS [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Sylvestre Raing-Canadian Spirit Team
57
6 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R
#0 Jeremy Hill Racing (see note 3)
57
7 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782] - Hart 420R
#69 Elite Racing
57
8 Sylvain Perigny (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A twin rotor
#50 Roy & Perigny Performance
55
9 John Macaluso Lola T333CS [T332 HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#84 M & H Racing (see note 4)
54
10 Bill Alsup (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman TG280 [03] - Hart 420R
#6 Ausca Racing (see note 5)
47
11 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman T850 [HU2-2] - Hart 420R
#5 Ausca Racing (see note 6)
46
12 Rupert Bragg-Smith Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
#63 Tim Bragg-Smith Racing (see note 7)
44
13 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#14 Output Improvements (see note 8)
41
14 Armando Trentini (Sports racing) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7
#22 Houston Can-Am Racers Inc. (see note 9)
29 DNF
15 Rod Cusumano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R
#7 RGC Financial Racing
29 DNF
16 Kim Campbell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [20] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#44 Tom Mitchell
22 DNF
17 Bill Tempero Theodore TY02 [1?] - Chevrolet V8
#3 Zena Jeans Racing
12 Clutch
18 Ron Canizares (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R
#8 Ares Sports (see note 10)
0 DNF
19 Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA84 [March 812] - Hart 420R
#68 Elite Racing
0 DNF
DNS Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6
#33 Mike Freberg Racing (see note 11)
Did not start
DNS Scott Goodyear (Sports racing) 2-litre Osella PA9 [110] - BMW M12/7
#83 St (see note 12)
Did not start
DNA Price Cobb 'Frissbee' - Chevrolet V8
#19 Price Cobb Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Walter Lechner (Can-Am) 3-litre Williams FW07C [15] - Cosworth DFV V8
#55 Colin Bennett Racing Ltd. (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Roman Pechmann (Sports racing) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford BDG
#56 Roman Pechmann Racing
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Michael Roe (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 002 - Chevrolet V8 1m 10.882s
2 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.3s
3 Charles Monk (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8 1m 16.784s
4 Jim Crawford (Can-Am) 5-litre March 847 [02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.165s
5 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782] - Hart 420R 1m 18.539s
6 Kim Campbell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [20] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 18.697s
7 Bill Alsup (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman TG280 [03] - Hart 420R 1m 20.28s
8 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Toleman T850 [HU2-2] - Hart 420R 1m 20.614s
9 Rupert Bragg-Smith (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.924s
10 Rod Cusumano (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R 1m 21.106s
11 Mike Freberg * (Can-Am) 3.8-litre Ralt RT1/Cicale - Chevrolet 229 ci V6 1m 21.245s
12 Sylvain Perigny (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Mazda 12A twin rotor 1m 21.721s
13 Jim Cooke (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.743s
14 Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA84 [March 812] - Hart 420R 1m 23.054s
15 Ron Canizares (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R 1m 23.514s
16 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R 1m 24.08s
17 Scott Goodyear * (Sports racing) 2-litre Osella PA9 [110] - BMW M12/7 1m 25.137s
18 Armando Trentini (Sports racing) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7 1m 25.408s
19 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 25.703s
20 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 5-litre Theodore TY02 [1?] - Chevrolet V8 1m 27.404s
21 John Macaluso (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [T332 HU45] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.425s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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".
  2. Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  3. Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] (Jeremy Hill): Jeremy Hill's 1984-86 'Photon' was based on a March 78B Formula Atlantic car but fitted with a 2-litre Hart 420R engine, and a Frissbee-inspired body. A later advert for the car on Race-cars.com gives the car as March 78B/15, an ex-Brack car used for a season by Hill in Formula Atlantic before being converted to Can-Am spec.
  4. Lola T333CS [T332 HU45] (John Macaluso): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.
  5. Toleman TG280 [03] (Bill Alsup): New to Docking Spitzley Racing for Huub Rothengatter to race in F2 in 1980. Raced once by John Lewis in the Aurora series at the end of that season. Retained by Docking Spitzley for 1981 when it was run by Bob Salisbury for Ricardo Londoño. Retained by Docking Spitzley for 1982 when it was rebuilt with new rear suspension and "totally new bodywork" for Thierry Tassin to drive. Sold to Eddie Wachs' Ausca Racing at the end of the F2 season, and converted to Can-Am specification for Horst Kwech to drive. Retained for 1983, when it was raced by Wachs. Retained again for 1984, when it was driven by Wachs, Bill Alsup, and Enrique Mansilla. Subsequent history unresolved.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Osella PA9B/84 [126] (Armando Trentini): Martin Spetz observed the number 'Osella PA9B/84-126' on Trentini's Osella at Road Atlanta in 1984. As Mancini's car was also entered by Fiorano Sports Cars of Houston, as Trentini's had been, it is assumed to be the same car.
  10. March 812 [9] (Ron Canizares): Martin Spetz observed the number '812-009' on Canizares' March 812-Hart at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  11. 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.
  12. Osella PA9 [110] (Scott Goodyear): Jacques Villeneuve Sr drove an Osella PA9-BMW sports car during the 1982 Can-Am season. This car had began life as a PA8, chassis 091, for Gimax in 1980 and had been converted to PA9 specification and renumbered 110 for Villeneuve's Can-Am run. The car reappeared briefly for Scott Goodyear to drive in 1983.
  13. Williams FW07C [15] (Walter Lechner): Built new in 1981, Williams FW07C/15 was raced by Alan Jones at Monaco, and by Keke Rosberg at Long Beach in 1982. It was then sold to Colin Bennett Racing and fitted with a 3.8-litre DFV for Mike Wilds to race in the 1983 British Open series. Wilds won the first race, only for the series to be cancelled. The car was converted to Can-Am spec for 1984, but was wrecked by Walter Lechner at Trois-Rivières. Rebuilt on a new chassis, it was a rental car in Interserie before being crashed again. Lechner sold it to an American who raced it in US historic racing (HGP) from 1992 to 1995. Five subsequent owners have raced it in HGP, TGP and Masters F1.

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.

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