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Robert Bosch/VW Super Vee Championship Round

Pocono International Raceway, 22 Jun 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Josele Garza Ralt RT5/80 [184] - VW 4
#11 Psachie Racing
25 28m 20.66s
132.331 mph
2 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT1/79 [158] - VW 4
#4 Arciero Gibbs Racing
25
3 Ed Pimm Ralt RT1/78 [107] - VW Schrick 4
#55 Red Roof Inns
25
4 Michael Chandler March 80V [3] - VW 4
#2 Wilbur Bunce Racing-San Miguel
25
5 Bob Cicconi March 80V - VW Bertils 4
#77 Bertils Racing Engines
25
6 Peter Kuhn Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW 4
#89 Bill Scott Racing-Hot Laps
25
7 Dennis Firestone March 80V [5] - VW 4
#1 Wilbur Bunce Racing-Montgomery Ward Auto Club
25
8 Bruno Beilcke March 80V - VW Spiess 4
#26
25
9 Gary Pratt Protofab Riley - VW 4
#72
25
10 Dick Moody Ralt RT5/80 - VW 4
#23 Racing Realtors
25
11 Dave McMillan Ralt RT5/80 [171] - VW 4
#5 Psachie Racing
25
12 Billy Scyphers Ralt RT5/80 [173] - VW 4
#17
25
13 Doug Clark Ralt RT1 - VW 4
#15 Fleet Power
25
14 Jeff Brown March - VW 4
#45 Joseph Palms
25
15 John Kalagian March 80V [2] - VW 4
#19 Ardisana Racing
24
16 Ray Lipper Autoresearch - VW 4
#47 Centerline Wheels
24
17 John Schiesser Lola T324 - VW 4
#98
24
18 Joe Gimpel Jr March 79V - VW 4
#49
24
19 Randy Gilmore Lola T620 - VW Zeitler 4
#86 Zeitler Racing
24
20 Paul Tavilla Wheeler - VW 4
#9
23
21 Jim Giffin Ralt RT1/78 [125] - VW 4
#35
23
22 Craig Carter Lola - VW 4
#56 Peerless Racing Enterprises
23
23 Tom De'Ath Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4
#14 Dave McMillan (see note 1)
23
24 Roy Kischell Zink - VW 4
#30 Don Kischell
23
25 Ron Drew Lola T328 - VW 4
#70
23
26 A J Manning unknown - VW 4
#33
21
27 Don Maguire Maguire - VW 4
#79
18
28 Domenic Billera Modus M2 - VW 4
#68
17
29 Bill Cruse Argo JM4 [023-SV] - VW Zeitler 4
#87 Zeitler Racing
16
30 Pat Jesmore Lola - VW 4
#29
12
31 Jim Harvey March 79V - VW 4
#28
3
32 William Vermeer Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW 4
#88
1
DNS Dave Manzolini Zink Z14C - VW 4
#97 Citation Engineering
Did not start
(Crashed in practice)
DNS Ron Gregg Ralt RT1/78 [113] - VW 4
#6
Did not start
(Crashed in practice)

All cars are 1.6-litre FSV unless noted.

Qualifying
1 John Kalagian (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V [2] - VW 4
2 Pete Halsmer (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [158] - VW 4
3 Michael Chandler (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V [3] - VW 4
4 Ed Pimm (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [107] - VW Schrick 4
5 Jim Harvey (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4
6 Dave McMillan (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [171] - VW 4
7 Josele Garza (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [184] - VW 4
8 Dennis Firestone (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V [5] - VW 4
9 Bob Cicconi (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V - VW Bertils 4
10 Billy Scyphers (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [173] - VW 4
11 Bruno Beilcke (FSV) 1.6-litre March 80V - VW Spiess 4
12 Gary Pratt (FSV) 1.6-litre Protofab Riley - VW 4
13 Dick Moody (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 - VW 4
14 Domenic Billera (FSV) 1.6-litre Modus M2 - VW 4
15 Jim Giffin (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [125] - VW 4
16 A J Manning (FSV) 1.6-litre unknown - VW 4
17 William Vermeer (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM2 [020-SV] - VW 4
18 Craig Carter (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola - VW 4
19 Don Maguire (FSV) 1.6-litre Maguire - VW 4
20 Jeff Brown (FSV) 1.6-litre March - VW 4
21 Ron Drew (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T328 - VW 4
22 Doug Clark (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - VW 4
23 Joe Gimpel Jr (FSV) 1.6-litre March 79V - VW 4
24 Pat Jesmore (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola - VW 4
25 Bill Cruse (FSV) 1.6-litre Argo JM4 [023-SV] - VW Zeitler 4
26 Peter Kuhn (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT5/80 [182] - VW 4
27 Roy Kischell (FSV) 1.6-litre Zink - VW 4
28 Tom De'Ath (FSV) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [36] - VW 4
29 John Schiesser (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T324 - VW 4
30 Randy Gilmore (FSV) 1.6-litre Lola T620 - VW Zeitler 4
31 Ray Lipper (FSV) 1.6-litre Autoresearch - VW 4
32 Paul Tavilla (FSV) 1.6-litre Wheeler - VW 4

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT1 [36] (Tom De'Ath): 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.