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Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 15 Sep 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Rick Miaskiewicz Frissbee GR3 - Chevrolet V8
#3 Mosquito Autosport-RCV
60 1h 25m 16.711s
103.806 mph
2 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing (see note 1)
60 1h 25m 17.158s
3 David Locke (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-March 77B - Hart 420R
#12 Lockesport Racing (see note 2)
56
4 John Macaluso Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#84 (see note 3)
55
5 Mauro Lanaro (Can-Am 2l) 1.7-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD
#47 Lanaro Racing (see note 4)
55
6 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#14 Output Improvements Library Racing
(see note 5)
54
7 Cliff Dawson (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [2] - Hart 420R
#11 Dawson Racing
53
8 Rupert Bragg-Smith Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8
Bragg-Smith Racing (see note 6)
52 Oil pressure
9 Lou Sell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [17] - BMW M12/7 Mader
#5 Sell Racing
49 Chassis
10 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 6-litre Longhorn LR02 [2] - Chevrolet 366 ci V8
#15 Tri Pak-Bell Racestar
48 Engine
11 Robert Goulet Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Sunbury Engineering (see note 7)
47
12 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R
#0 Hill Racing (see note 8)
41 DNF
13 Bruce Langson Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8
#70 Laser 7000 Texas Microdyne
41 Gearbox
14 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Hart 420R
#56 Pechmann Racing
28 Engine
15 Seann Burgess (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre March RX10-B [73B-17] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
(see note 9)
4 DNF
16 Peter Greenfield (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT4/82 [334] - Hart 420R
#41 Greenfield Industries (see note 10)
3 Accident
17 Jim Gustafson Lola T332/Riley [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#27 G-Team (see note 11)
3 DNF
DNS Rod Cusumano Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#7 Will Petroleum-RCG Financial
Did not start
DNS Dennis Ehrie (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Wise (Brabham BT40) [BT40-25] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#35 Stanley Steamer
Did not start
(Engine)
DNS Joe DeMarco Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Demrac Racing
Did not start
(Engine)
DNSC Bill Vincent (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Yorkshire KV5 - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#10 104 Octane Boost
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Bruce MacInnes Lola T333CS [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Claridge Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Fabio Mancini (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7
#2 Fiorano Sports Cars (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Mark Rose March 847 [01] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Texas American Race Teams
Did not arrive
DNA Oma Kimbrough (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R
#8 Fran Larkin Race Shop (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Robb Woltring Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#17 Sheppard McNulty
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Sanchez Lola - Chevrolet V8
#19 Innovation Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Greg Harrington (unknown) Harrington - Buick
#21 Harrington Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Michael Canan Wolf-Canan [Lola T300 HU5] - Chevrolet V8
#23 Canan Racing
Did not arrive
DNA John McDonald Lola [T300 HU6?] - Chevrolet V8
#25 McDonald Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tony LaRosa (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9 [110] - BMW M12/7
#32 Grand Prix Auto (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Robert Meyer Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#33 Meyer Racing
Did not arrive
DNA John Gunn Phoenix 85 - Chevrolet V8
#39 Holly Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tod Tuttle Chevron B51 [51-80-01] - Chevrolet V8
#51 A.D.I. Racing (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA84 [March 812] - Hart 420R
#67 Elite Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Ray Reimer Lola T332 [HU46] - Chevrolet V8
#68 Reimer Racing (see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA Richard Guider (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey - Ford
#69 Elite Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Rick Parsons Conquest - Chevrolet V8
#76 Dy-Con Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Price Cobb March 847 - Chevrolet V8
#77 RK Racing-Summit Ford
Did not arrive
DNA Diego Montoya Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#82 B & T Racing
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 13.326s
2 Rick Miaskiewicz (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR3 - Chevrolet V8 1m 13.441s
3 Lou Sell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [17] - BMW M12/7 Mader 1m 15.997s
4 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R 1m 16.347s
5 Peter Greenfield (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT4/82 [334] - Hart 420R 1m 16.999s
6 Bruce Langson (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333 - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.362s
7 John Macaluso (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.693s
8 Rupert Bragg-Smith (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-05B] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.832s
9 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 22.785s
10 Joe DeMarco * (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.581s
11 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 6-litre Longhorn LR02 [2] - Chevrolet 366 ci V8 1m 23.858s
12 David Locke (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-March 77B - Hart 420R 1m 24.23s
13 Mauro Lanaro (Can-Am 2l) 1.7-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD 1m 24.407s
14 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Hart 420R 1m 26.315s
15 Cliff Dawson (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [2] - Hart 420R 1m 29.9s
16 Dennis Ehrie * (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Wise (Brabham BT40) [BT40-25] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor 1m 31.639s
17 Jim Gustafson (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332/Riley [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1m 35.23s
18 Robert Goulet (Can-Am) 5-litre Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.854s
19 Seann Burgess (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre March RX10-B [73B-17] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  2. Cicale-March 77B (David Locke): Rick Koehler (Milwaukee, WI) raced an Excalibur EE2B in Formula Atlantic in 1978, with sponsorship from Brooks Stevens. The car was essentially a March 77B and was described as ex-Shierson and ex-Brack in adverts in late 1978 and 1979. It was leased to Joe Castellano for the Long Beach race in April 1979, and then sat unused until August 1980 when it was sold to David Locke (Cambridge City, IN). Locke fitted the car with 79B bodywork and Bobsy fenders so that it could be used in Can-Am racing, using an 1850cc Hart BDA engine and Hewland FT200 gearbox. In October 1981, Koehler ordered a Kevlar Cicale body for the car, and used it in this form in 1982 and 1983, but without success. He acquired a Hart 420R engine from Jim Trueman for 1984 and raced the car in Can-Am and then CAT until 1987. Chris Townsend advises that it was sold to Lee Johnson in Colorado in April 1988, and was still with Johnson in 2012.
  3. Lola T332 [HU45] (John Macaluso): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.
  4. March 74B/77B [10] (Mauro Lanaro): The early history of this car is unknown, but it may be the car raced by Gilles Léger (Lachute, Quebec) from Mosport Park in July 1974 onwards. By 1980 it was owned by Bob Roy ( Montréal, Quebec, Canada) and was being used in Can-Am. The car later went to Mauro Lanaro (Montréal, Quebec), and was raced by him in Can-Am then CAT races from 1984 to 1987. At some point, Lanaro found the monocoque had bent due to the Can-Am car's downforce, and replaced the tub with that of 74B/12. The tub and associated parts from 74B/10 remained with Lanaro until he sold his remaining stock to David Clubine (Brantford, Ontario) in 2018.
  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. 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.
  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. 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.
  9. March RX10-B [73B-17] (Seann Burgess): New to Bruce MacInnes (Sharon, CT) and raced as part of a two-car team with Ron Cohn. Raced in the Players Canadian FB series and in the SCCA Pro FB races at Road America and Watkins Glen. Retained for 1974, and raced in the Players Canadian series again, and in the US GP support race at Watkins Glen in October. Sold to Joe Ostrowski (Trenton, NJ), and raced in NEDiv SCCA Nationals in 1975 and 1976. Presumably the March he raced in NEDiv in 1977 and 1978. Retained by Ostrowski until early 1982 when it was bought by Seann Burgess (Caledon, Ontario). Burgess won the CASC Ontario Formula Atlantic championship and the BARC Drivers Championship in 1982 as well as appearing in 'pro' events. After two more seasons of Atlantic, he converted the car to Can-Am specification at the end of 1985 and then fitted a McLaren M1B body and a Mazda 13B rotary engine for 1986. This "March RX10-B" was raced through the 1986 season. Burgess kept the Can-Am body after the car was retired from racing and sold the March to Richard Smith (Barrie, Ontario) who raced it in 1989 and 1990, still with the Mazda engine, and fitting 1975 bodywork for 1990. He sold it to Chuck Sieber (McLean, VA) who imported it back to the US in January 1991. He raced it in Solo events in 1991, and maybe in one or two more seasons until selling it back to Seann Burgess. Burgess initially restored it to MacInnes' 1973 livery, but at the request of the Villeneuve Museum traded his 73B bodywork to Marchives for a set of 1975 bodywork, and rebuilt the car to resemble Gilles Villeneuve's Skiroule March 75B. By May 2010, it was on display in the Musée Gilles Villeneuve (Berthierville, Quebec).
  10. Ralt RT4/82 [334] (Peter Greenfield): Martin Spetz observed the number '334' on Greenfield's '82 Ralt RT4 at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  11. Lola T332/Riley [HU33] (Jim Gustafson): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  12. Osella PA9B/84 [126] (Fabio Mancini): 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.
  13. March 812 [9] (Oma Kimbrough): Martin Spetz observed the number '812-009' on Canizares' March 812-Hart at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  14. Osella PA9 [110] (Tony LaRosa): 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.
  15. Chevron B51 [51-80-01] (Tod Tuttle): Martin Spetz observed the number 'B51-80-01' on Tuttle's Chevron at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  16. Lola T332 [HU46] (Ray Reimer): See full history: Lola T332 HU46.

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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