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Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 1 Jun 1986

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Horst Kroll Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Kroll Racing (see note 1)
45 1h 07m 28.879s
98.380 mph
2 Bill Adam Frissbee-Lola KR4 [Lola T400 HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#38 Kroll Racing (see note 2)
45 1h 07m 30.28s
3 Mauro Lanaro (Can-Am 2l) 1.7-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD
#7 Travelsaver (see note 3)
43
4 John Macaluso Lola T333CS [T332 HU45] - Chevrolet V8
#84 (see note 4)
42
5 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R
#00 Texas Microdune (see note 5)
42
6 Dennis Ehrie (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Wise (Brabham BT40) [BT40-25] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
#35 Stanley Steemer
38
7 Lou Sell March 85C [44] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Dennis Lyman Racing? (see note 6)
32 Engine
8 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 5.9-litre March 84C [023] - Chevrolet 358 ci V8
#15 Stanley Steemer
30 Differential
9 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#14 (see note 7)
27 Engine
10 Al Lamb Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8
#13 Texas American Race Teams
22 Accident
11 Phil Compton Watson 82 - Chevrolet V8
Texas American Race Teams (see note 8)
21 Engine
12 John Graham Frissbee-Lola KR5 [Lola T300 HU15] - Chevrolet V8
6 Halfshaft
13 Frank Chianelli (Can-Am) 5.8-litre March 83C - Chevrolet 355 ci V8
#44 Chianelli Racing
4 Accident
14 Seann Burgess (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre March RX10-B [73B-17] - Mazda 13B twin rotor
#17 Yorkshire Motorsports (see note 9)
2 DNS
15 David Locke (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-March 77B - Hart 420R
#12 Al Lamb Racing (see note 10)
1 Transmission
DNS Cliff Dawson (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [2] - Hart 420R
#11
Did not start
(Accident)

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 16.686s
2 Al Lamb (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.489s
3 Jeremy Hill (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Photon JH2 [March 78B-15] - Hart 420R 1m 20.604s
4 Bill Adam (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola KR4 [Lola T400 HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.707s
5 Bill Tempero (Can-Am) 5.9-litre March 84C [023] - Chevrolet 358 ci V8 1m 22.203s
6 John Macaluso (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T333CS [T332 HU45] - Chevrolet V8 1m 26.418s
7 John Graham (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola KR5 [Lola T300 HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.965s
8 Mauro Lanaro (Can-Am 2l) 1.7-litre March 74B/77B [10] - Ford BDD 1m 25.211s
9 Randy Zimmer (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre Rondel M1 [201] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 25.322s
10 David Locke (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-March 77B - Hart 420R 1m 25.847s
11 Frank Chianelli (Can-Am) 5.8-litre March 83C - Chevrolet 355 ci V8 1m 34.199s
12 Seann Burgess (Can-Am 2l) 2.6-litre March RX10-B [73B-17] - Mazda 13B twin rotor 1m 37.706s
13 Cliff Dawson * (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre March 832 [2] - Hart 420R 1m 39.67s
14 Lou Sell (Can-Am) 5-litre March 85C [44] - Chevrolet V8 1m 51.456s
15 Phil Compton (Can-Am) 5-litre Watson 82 - Chevrolet V8
16 Dennis Ehrie (Can-Am 2l) 2.3-litre Wise (Brabham BT40) [BT40-25] - Mazda 12A dual-rotor
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Frissbee-Lola KR3 [Lola T330 HU2] (Horst Kroll): See full history: Lola T330 HU2.
  2. Frissbee-Lola KR4 [Lola T400 HU9] (Bill Adam): New to Eppie Wietzes (Thornhill, Ontario) and raced in the SCCA/USAC F5000 Championship in 1975 and early 1976. Retained by Wietzes until 1986 and used as show car by Canadian Tyre in mid-1980's. Sold to Horst Kroll and converted to Can-Am Frissbee specification as "Frissbee KR4" for Can-Am 1986 and CAT in 1987. Retained by Kroll until sold to Glenn Richards (Auckland, New Zealand) in mid-2010. Raced by Reg Cook in the 2010/11 F5000 Tasman Revival series, and then by Richards in the series every season from 2013/14 to 2017/18. More information about Lola T400 HU9
  3. 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.
  4. Lola T333CS [T332 HU45] (John Macaluso): See full history: Lola T332 HU45.
  5. 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.
  6. March 85C [44] (Lou Sell): Lou Sell's #5 March 85C Can-Am car was identified at Willow Springs in 1987 by Martin Spetz as 85C-44 "ex-Michael Andretti Kraco".
  7. 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.
  8. Watson 82 (Phil Compton): For 1982, AJ Watson built a copy of a March 82C. The car was only used rarely but became the team's only remaining option when the 1981 car was rolled into a ball in Dick Simon's massive accident at Riverside late 1982. This is presumably the Watson-DFX that appeared rarely in 1983. Three years later the car reappeared as a single-seat Can-Am car entered by Texas American Race Teams.
  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. 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.

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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