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JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Fuji, 3 May 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Masahiro Hasemi Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 (???) Racing Team (see note 1)
25 34m 38.04s
2 Takao Wada Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha
25 34m 38.57s
3 Kenji Tohira March "78A" [752] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team
25 35m 10.46s
4 Naohiro Fujita Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#1 Tom's (see note 2)
25 35m 25.34s
5 Masao Segawa (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318
#21 Speed Star Racing Team
24 34m 49.61s
6 Toshio Suzuki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Nova 513 - Honda MF318
#12 Toshio Suzuki
24 34m 50.33s
7 Kengo Nakamoto (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318
#5 Kengo Nakamoto
24 34m 56.14s
8 Shuroku Sasaki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318
#9 (Shinko Engineering?)
24 35m 24.40s
9 Megumi Tanaka (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12
#10 (Alfa Speed?) Engineering
23 34m 53.49s
10 Katsuhiko Noda (FJ1300) 1.3-litre GRD 373 - Nissan A12
#6 Katsuhiko Noda
22 35m 05.38s
11 Masao Yamada (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12
#15 Masao Yamada
21 34m 54.07s
R Tsunehisa Asai (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318
#8 Team (???)
10
R Masayuki Kaneda Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 Scuderia Nissan
#7 Racing Service Watanabe
0
R Richard Thomas Geck (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318
#2 (Raelbrook?) Racing
0
DNS Kiyoshi Misaki Kojima KE010 - Toyota 2T-G
#3 Kuwahara Jidosha
Did not start

All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14 1.21.95
2 Takao Wada (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 1.22.11
3 Kenji Tohira (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March "78A" [752] - Nissan LZ14 1.22.77
4 Masao Segawa (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318 1.25.83
5 Kengo Nakamoto (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318 1.25.94
6 Toshio Suzuki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Nova 513 - Honda MF318 1.26.34
7 Masayuki Kaneda (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 Scuderia Nissan 1.26.60
8 Shuroku Sasaki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318 1.27.16
9 Tsunehisa Asai (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318 1.27.18
10 Richard Thomas Geck (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318 1.28.26
11 Megumi Tanaka (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12 1.30.91
12 Katsuhiko Noda (FJ1300) 1.3-litre GRD 373 - Nissan A12 1.36.62
13 Masao Yamada (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12 1.40.03
14 Naohiro Fujita (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's No time

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B40 [40-77-09] (Masahiro Hasemi): Shown in Chevron records as sold to Le Mans Co in Japan with a Nissan engine. This must be the car run by Kojima Engineering for Masahiro Hasemi in Formula Pacific specification with Nissan LZ14 engines in late 1977. Retained by Hasemi for the Formula Pacific series in 1978 and 1979. Used again for a couple of races at the beginning of 1980, when Hasemi was struggling to develop his new March 802, and then raced by Kazuyoshi Hoshino in one race at the end of the season. At some point before 2014, the ex-Hasemi car was acquired from "a guy who used to work at Kojima" by Warwick Mortimer in New Zealand.
  2. Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] (Naohiro Fujita): Sold to Japanese agent Le Mans Co according to Chevron records, but unknown until used as a F2 car with Hart 420R engine by Teddy Yip's Theodore Racing for Patrick Tambay to race in the JAF Fuji Grand Prix in June 1977. Then very probably the Tom's car raced by Fumiyasu Sato in Formula Pacific specification at the JAF Suzuka Grand Prix in November 1977, and by the team in the new Formula Pacific championship in 1978, 1979 and 1980. Subsequent history unknown.

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.

Japanese race results have been provided by Michael Ferner. His main sources have been the "Japan Automobile Federation" website (www.jaf.or.jp) and Tooru Kitajima's "Formula Nippon Data Center" (http://isweb34.infoseek.co.jp/motor/fndc/).

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.