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Västkustloppet

Falkenburg, 9 Jul 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Anders Olofsson Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#1 Strike Up Racing Team (see note 1)
25 16m 54.1s
2 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd Ralt RT1/76 [37] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#4 Strike Up Racing Team
25 16m 54.9s
3 Søren Aggerholm Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#41
25 17m 17.3s
4 Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
25 17m 17.6s
5 Stefan Johansson Argo JM1 [018-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Anglia Cars Ltd
25 17m 32.2s
6 Thorbjörn Carlsson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13
25 17m 34.3s
7 Jørgen Ørsum Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26
25 17m 36.9s
8 Egert Haglund March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23
24
9 Mats Peterson Paninder March 753 [19] - Renault Carlström
#18 Wilco Kemiprodukter
24
10 Bo Martinsson March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Bearcat Industrial Däck
24
11 Nils-Åke Carlborg Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#15 Aneby Hus Racing
24
12 Bonde Hallenmark Brabham BT38C [21?] - Ford twin cam
#19 Duckhams (see note 2)
24
13 Magnus Häggstam Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Pastejköket
23
14 Tryggve Grönvall GRD 375 [373-047“K”] - Ford ohc
#17
22
15 Kurt Liljekvist GRD 376 [373-043] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#40 Delta Racing DK
21
R Pär Olsson Chevron B38 [38.77.12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22
21
R Lars Svensson Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#28 (see note 3)
21
R Tomas Mesan Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#31 Landvetters Flygka.
14
DNS Kaal Wirgin Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 (see note 4)
Did not start
DNS Ronny Persson Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21
Did not start
DNA Jan Swedenborg Argo JM1 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#8 LB-Hus Racing Team
Did not arrive
DNA Greger Aronsson Brabham BT41 [14S] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#33
Did not arrive
DNA John-Erik Johansson Van Diemen 376
#42
Did not arrive
DNA Sven Hallin Brabham BT41 - Ford twin cam
#43
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [018-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 39.0s
2 Anders Olofsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/77 [56] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 39.3s
3 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 39.5s
4 Tommy 'Slim' Borgudd (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [37] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 39.8s
5 Søren Aggerholm (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [17] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 40.6s
6 Lars Svensson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [14] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 40.6s
7 Pär Olsson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 40.6s
8 Mats Peterson Paninder (F3) 2-litre March 753 [19] - Renault Carlström 41.0s
9 Bonde Hallenmark (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [21?] - Ford twin cam 41.3s
10 Jørgen Ørsum (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 42.0s
11 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 42.7s
12 Magnus Häggstam (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 42.8s
13 Nils-Åke Carlborg (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [126] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 43.1s
14 Kaal Wirgin * (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Vegantune 43.4s
15 Bo Martinsson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 43.5s
16 Ronny Persson * (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 47.4s
17 Egert Haglund (F3) 2-litre March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Holbay 47.9s
18 Kurt Liljekvist (F3) 2-litre GRD 376 [373-043] - Ford twin cam Novamotor 48.2s
19 Tryggve Grönvall (F3) 2-litre GRD 375 [373-047“K”] - Ford ohc 55.6s
20 Tomas Mesan (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [21] - Ford twin cam Novamotor No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1/77 [56] (Anders Olofsson): New to Anders Olofsson for 1977 according to Ralt records, and raced by him in European and Swedish F3 with backing from Puss o Kram Jeans. Retained by Olofsson for 1978, now as Strike Up Racing Team. To Pomeroy Racing Team for 1979, when it was raced by Olofsson and by Björn Ohlsson. Raced by Hans Edvinsson in 1980.
  2. Brabham BT38C [21?] (Bonde Hallenmark): Bonde Hallenmark raced a Brabham BT38C in Swedish Formula 3 in 1976, 1977 and 1978. As Ulf Svensson's BT38C/14 and Thorbjörn Carlsson's "ex Magee" BT38C/18 can be traced into 1976 or 1977, this is likely to have been the ex-Conny Andersson BT38C/21. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Brabham BT41 [14] (Lars Svensson): New to Ulf Svensson in 1973.
  4. Brabham BT38C [14] (Kaal Wirgin): New to Ulf Svensson for European F3 in 1972, using Holbay engines and sponsored by Team Mum for Men. According to Magnus Haggstam, this car went to Lasse Karlsson for 1973 and raced by him in F3 until at least 1975. Then to Kaal Wirgin in 1976, and raced by him Swedish Formula 3 Championship races in 1977 and 1978, before he acquired a newer Argo. The car was next seen in 2000, when it was acquired by Carsten Frimodt (Denmark). It was restored to F2 specification with an 1860cc engine and was raced by Frimodt in Sweden in 2006 and 2007. Frimodt sold it to another Dane who sold it to Dr Sami Hamid (Vienna, Austria) in 2010. It was restored for him by Marcel Biehl of Biehl Racing (Moenchengladbach, Germany) to proper F3 specification. It was sold to John Albiston (Elgin, Scotland) in 2018, who modified it to Formula Atlantic specification and used to win the Scottish Historic Hillclimb and Sprint Championship in 2019 and 2020.

Sources

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