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Can-Am Challenge Race

St Petersburg, 3 Nov 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Lou Sell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [17] - BMW M12/7 Mader
#5 Sell Racing
50 1h 16m 03.027s
82.840 mph
2 Rick Miaskiewicz Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8
#3 Mosquito Auto Sport -RCV
50 1h 17m 10.351s
3 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 6-litre Longhorn LR02 [2] - Chevrolet 366 ci V8
#15 Tri Pak-Bell Racestar
48
4 Mauro Lanaro (Can-Am 2l) 1.7-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD
#47 Lanaro Racing (see note 1)
48
5 John Macaluso Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Superior Lubricants (see note 2)
48
6 Peter Dragffy Frissbee-Lola T333CS [HU3?] - Chevrolet V8
47
7 Dennis Ehrie (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Wise (Brabham BT40) [BT40-25] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#35 Stanley Steemer
47
8 Richard Morgan (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March S2000 - Ford
#9 Morgan Racing
46
9 Jim Gustafson Lola T332/Riley [HU33] - Chevrolet V8
#27 G Team (see note 3)
46
10 Bill Vincent (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Yorkshire KV6 - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#10 104 Octane Boost
45
11 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Kroll Racing (see note 4)
42
12 Robert Goulet Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8
#94 Sunbury Racing (see note 5)
40
13 Peter Greenfield (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT4/82 [334] - Hart 420R
#41 Greenfield Industries (see note 6)
40
14 Dan Marvin (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD
#18 HC Borener/Griffin
38 Accident
15 Mike Engstrand Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#77 Brian Taylor Racing (see note 7)
38 Engine
16 Bruce Langson Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8
#70 Laser 7000
30 Accident
17 Diego Montoya Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#82 B & T Racing
25 Bodywork
18 Bruce MacInnes Lola T333CS [HU11] - Chevrolet V8
#1 Claridge Racing
24 Throttle cable
19 Paul Goral (sports) 5-litre Rondeau M382 - Chevrolet V8
#16 Goral Racing
22 DNF
20 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R
#00 Sprott Securities (see note 8)
19 Halfshaft
21 Tod Tuttle Chevron B51 [51-80-01] - Chevrolet V8
#51 A.D.I. Racing (see note 9)
15 DNF
22 Joe DeMarco Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#88 Demnar Engineering
12 Oil pressure
23 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#14 Output Improvements (see note 10)
3 Wheel
24 Tony LaRosa (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7
#2 Grand Prix Auto (see note 11)
2 DNF
DNS Cliff Dawson (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [2] - Hart 420R
#11 Dawson Racing
Did not start
(Engine)
DNA Rod Cusumano Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#7 Will Petroleum
Did not arrive
  Mark Rose March 847 [01] - Chevrolet V8
#6 Texas American Race Teams
On entry list
  Oma Kimbrough (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 812 [9] - Hart 420R
#8 Fran Larkin Race Shop (see note 12)
On entry list
  David Locke (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-March 77B - Hart 420R
#12 Lokesport Racing (see note 13)
On entry list
  Pete Austin Frissbee-Lola T333CS [HU3?] - Chevrolet V8
#17 Austin Racing
On entry list
  Gerre Payvis Frissbee GR3 [Lola T330 HU19] - Chevrolet V8
#31 Race Power (see note 14)
On entry list
  Giovanni Tartaglia (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9 [110] - BMW M12/7
#32 Morosports (see note 15)
On entry list
  Robert Meyer Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#33 Meyer Racing
On entry list
  Anatoly Arutunoff Phoenix 85 - Chevrolet V8
#36 Artunoff Racing [sic]
On entry list
  John Gunn Phoenix 85 - Chevrolet V8
#39 Holly Racing
On entry list

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

Qualifying
1 Rick Miaskiewicz (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8 1m 20.482s
2 Lou Sell (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [17] - BMW M12/7 Mader 1m 21.108s
3 Dan Marvin (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD 1m 21.429s
4 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R 1m 21.587s
5 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 22.072s
6 Peter Greenfield (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT4/82 [334] - Hart 420R 1m 22.127s
7 Bruce Langson (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.569s
8 Diego Montoya (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee - Chevrolet V8 1m 23.764s
9 Tod Tuttle (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B51 [51-80-01] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.207s
10 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 6-litre Longhorn LR02 [2] - Chevrolet 366 ci V8 1m 26.504s
11 Peter Dragffy (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS [HU3?] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.571s
12 Bruce MacInnes (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [HU11] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.727s
13 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 27.219s
14 Cliff Dawson * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [2] - Hart 420R 1m 28.382s
15 Richard Morgan (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March S2000 - Ford 1m 28.578s
16 Mike Engstrand (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 29.155s
17 Mauro Lanaro (Can-Am 2l) 1.7-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD 1m 29.675s
18 Dennis Ehrie (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Wise (Brabham BT40) [BT40-25] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor 1m 30.341s
19 John Macaluso (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU45] - Chevrolet V8 1m 30.49s
20 Joe DeMarco (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 31.253s
21 Tony LaRosa (sports) 2-litre Osella PA9B/84 [126] - BMW M12/7 1m 31.49s
22 Bill Vincent (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Yorkshire KV6 - Mazda 12A dual-rotor 1m 34.79s
23 Jim Gustafson (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T332/Riley [HU33] - Chevrolet V8 1m 36.287s
24 Paul Goral (sports) 5-litre Rondeau M382 - Chevrolet V8 1m 39.264s
25 Robert Goulet (Can-Am) 5-litre Sabre 001 [McKee Mk18 '1'] - Chevrolet V8 1m 40.981s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. Lola T332 [HU45] (John Macaluso): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.
  3. Lola T332/Riley [HU33] (Jim Gustafson): See full history: Lola T332 HU33.
  4. Frissbee-Lola T330 [HU2] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  5. 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.
  6. Ralt RT4/82 [334] (Peter Greenfield): Martin Spetz observed the number '334' on Greenfield's '82 Ralt RT4 at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  7. Chevron B24 [24-73-02] (Mike Engstrand): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.
  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. Chevron B51 [51-80-01] (Tod Tuttle): Martin Spetz observed the number 'B51-80-01' on Tuttle's Chevron at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  10. 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.
  11. Osella PA9B/84 [126] (Tony LaRosa): 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.
  12. March 812 [9] (Oma Kimbrough): Martin Spetz observed the number '812-009' on Canizares' March 812-Hart at Road Atlanta in 1984.
  13. 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.
  14. Frissbee GR3 [Lola T330 HU19] (Gerre Payvis): See full history: Lola T330 HU19.
  15. Osella PA9 [110] (Giovanni Tartaglia): 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.

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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