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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Minnesota State Fair, 24 Aug 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Peter Kuhn Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW 4
#89 Driftwood Racing
125 46m 13.57s
81.123 mph
2 Josele Garza Ralt RT5/80 [194] - VW 4
#11 Psachie Racing
125
3 Billy Scyphers Ralt RT5/80 [173] - VW 4
#17
125
4 Bob Cicconi March 80V - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
125
5 Roger 'Kip' Penske Jr Ralt RT5/80 [171] - VW 4
#5 Psachie Racing
123
6 Gary Pratt Protofab Riley - VW 4
#72
123
7 Ed Pimm Ralt RT1/78 [107] - VW Schrick 4
#55 Red Roof Inns
123
8 Dick Moody Ralt RT5/80 - VW 4
#23 Racing Realtors
122
9 Jerrill Rice March 783 [26] - VW Brabham 4
#38
118 1 lap penalty
10 Roger Rager March - VW 4
#45 Joseph Palms
110 1 lap penalty
11 Patrick Bedard Ralt RT1/77 [70] - VW 4
#95 Essex Racing Service
106
12 Steve Thomson Wheeler - VW 4
#65
103
13 Dan Park Lola - VW 4
#48 WREP Industries
76
14 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT1/79 [158] - VW 4
#4 Arciero Gibbs Racing
73
15 John Kalagian March 80V [2] - VW Heidegger 4
#19 Kalagian Ardisana Racing
72
16 John Schiesser Lola T324 - VW 4
#98
61
17 Jan Slesinski March 773 - VW 4
#34 Kathleen Mason
28
18 Dennis Firestone March 80V [5] - VW 4
#1 Wilbur Bunce Racing-Montgomery Ward Auto Club
15
DNS Ron Drew Lola T328 - VW 4
#70
Did not start
DNS Richard Tallon Pheasant - VW 4
#39
Did not start
DNS Mike Martz Lola - VW 4
#57
Did not start
DNSC Dave McMillan Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4
#3 (see note 1)
Did not start (crashed)

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Dick Moody (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW 4
2 Ed Pimm (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [107] - VW Schrick 4
3 Peter Kuhn (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW 4
4 Dennis Firestone (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V [5] - VW 4
5 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [158] - VW 4
6 Josele Garza (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [194] - VW 4
7 Jerrill Rice (FSV) 1.6-litre March 783 [26] - VW Brabham 4
8 Dan Park (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola - VW 4
9 Roger 'Kip' Penske Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [171] - VW 4
10 Gary Pratt (FSV) 1.6-litre Protofab Riley - VW 4
11 Patrick Bedard (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [70] - VW 4
12 Roger Rager (FSV) 1.6-litre March - VW 4
13 Bob Cicconi (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V - VW Bertils 4
14 Jan Slesinski (FSV) 1.6-litre March 773 - VW 4
15 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V [2] - VW Heidegger 4
16 Steve Thomson (FSV) 1.6-litre Wheeler - VW 4
17 John Schiesser (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 4
18 Billy Scyphers (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [173] - VW 4

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1 [36] (Dave McMillan): Consigned by Ralt to Ralt American in summer 1976. Run by Dave McMillan in New Zealand Gold Star series, late 1976. Chassis number observed on Dave McMillan's car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described there as ex Kevin Cogan, so one of the four RT1s [chassis 30; 33; 34; 36] shown in Ralt build records [reproduced Autosport 1977] sent to Brian Robertson for Formula Atlantic series in 1976. Since 30 is known to be the car of Bertil Roos, and 33 that of Craig Hill, we can assume that Cogan indeed used 36 [except at the last race of the year when he is known to use Hill's RT1-33], and 34 was that of Richard Spenard - a car originally intended for McMillan's use in North America, until his sponsorship fell through. Retained by McMillan until at least 1980, and used in both North America and New Zealand. McMillan says took his own car to Canada NZMA 29 Jul 77 p5. NZMA report of the race at Halifax says car used in NZ. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1978 [NZMA 20 Jan 78 p4].

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.

Despite its success, FSV attracted little coverage and establishing complete race results is proving difficult. The SCCA's Sports Car magazine, On Track and Racecar have proved the most useful sources for the US series. Information on the European series would be most welcome.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 4 Sep 1980 p53.