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Swedish Formula 3 Championship Race

Knutstorp, 23 Apr 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Stefan Johansson Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#14 Anglia Cars Ltd
24 25m 01.7s
126.5 mph
2 Thorbjörn Carlsson Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#13
24 25m 07.4s
3 Ulf Svensson Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#3
24 25m 08.4s
4 Pär Olsson Chevron B38 [38.77.12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#22
24 25m 45.1s
5 Jan Ridell Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#24 Hans Wängstre
24 25m 49.0s
6 Jørgen Ørsum Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#26
24 25m 57.5s
7 Kennerth Persson Ralt RT1/76 [20] - VW  
#41
24 26m 00.1s
8 Magnus Häggstam Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#7 Pastejköket
23
9 Bonde Hallenmark Brabham BT38C [21?] - Ford twin cam
#19 (see note 1)
23
10 Per Sundet March 763 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#16
23
11 Ronny Persson Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#21 Seatrain Racing Team
23
R Dragutin Ovcar March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#6 O Sole Mio Racing Team
11
R Bo Martinsson March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#12 Bearcat Industridäck
7 Transmission
DNS Stanley Dickens Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor
#9 Zachry/Duckhams
Did not start
(Accident in warm up)
DNS Hans Edvinsson Veemax 75 [160065] - VW  
#40
Did not start
(Engine)
DNA Kaal Wirgin Brabham BT38C [14] - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#5 (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA Dick Berg GRD 372 [010] - BMW M10 Billgren
#11 Häkans Bildelar AB
Did not arrive
DNA Tryggve Grönvall GRD 375 [373-047“K”] - Ford ohc
#17
Did not arrive
DNA Mats Peterson Paninder March 753 [19] - Renault Carlström
#18 Wilco Kemiprodukter
Did not arrive
DNA Egert Haglund March 733 [16] - Ford twin cam Holbay
#23
Did not arrive
DNA Kurt Liljekvist GRD 376 [373-043] - Ford twin cam Novamotor
#25 Delta Racing DK
Did not arrive

All cars are 2-litre F3 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Stefan Johansson (F3) 2-litre Argo JM1 [003-F3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.5s
2 Thorbjörn Carlsson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 01.9s
3 Ulf Svensson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/78 [110] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.0s
4 Bo Martinsson (F3) 2-litre March 753 [3] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.1s
5 Stanley Dickens * (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 02.3s
6 Jørgen Ørsum (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.16] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.5s
7 Pär Olsson (F3) 2-litre Chevron B38 [38.77.12] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.6s
8 Jan Ridell (F3) 2-litre Van Diemen 376 - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.7s
9 Kennerth Persson (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [20] - VW   1m 03.9s
10 Per Sundet (F3) 2-litre March 763 [14] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 03.9s
11 Hans Edvinsson * (F3) 2-litre Veemax 75 [160065] - VW   1m 04.3s
12 Bonde Hallenmark (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT38C [21?] - Ford twin cam 1m 04.9s
13 Magnus Häggstam (F3) 2-litre Ralt RT1/76 [15] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 05.2s
14 Dragutin Ovcar (F3) 2-litre March 743 [21] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 05.8s
15 Ronny Persson (F3) 2-litre Brabham BT41 [32] - Toyota 2T-G Novamotor 1m 06.6s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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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