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JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Suzuka, 5 Nov 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Masahiro Hasemi Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 (???) Racing Team (see note 1)
20 41m 24.10s
2 Naoki Nagasaka (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318
#21 Speed Star Racing Team
20 43m 23.04s
3 Shuroku Sasaki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318
#7 (Shinko Engineering?)
20 43m 23.57s
4 Masayuki Kaneda Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 Scuderia Nissan
#18 Racing Service Watanabe
20 43m 24.80s
5 Toshio Suzuki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318
#12 Toshio Suzuki
19 41m 31.30s
6 Yoshiyuki Ogura (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06X - Honda MF318
#6 Speed Star Racing Team
19 41m 35.48s
7 Katsuhiko Sugiura (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 753 - Nissan A12
#3
19 41m 38.05s
8 Hironobu Tatsumi (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318
#10
18 42m 54.29s
9 Kengo Nakamoto (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318
#5 Kengo Nakamoto
18 43m 04.69s
10 Kenichi Takeshita Nova 512 - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara
#17 Kuwahara Jidosha
17
11 Yutaka Arakawa (FJ1300) 1.3-litre West 01X - Honda MF318
#22 Bellco West
15
12 Masao Yamada (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12
#15 Masao Yamada
14 43m 04.83s
R Takao Wada Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha
8
R Kenji Tohira March 752 - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team
4
R Naohiro Fujita Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#1 Tom's (see note 2)
3
R Kiyoshi Misaki Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara
#16 Kuwahara Jidosha
2
DNA Richard Thomas Geck (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318
#2 (Raelbrook?) Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Osamu Hatagawa (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 753 - Nissan A12
#3
Did not arrive
DNA Toshio Fujimura Nova 53P - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara
#17 Kuwahara Jidosha
Did not arrive
DNA Hiromi Nishino (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 733 - Nissan A12
#27
Did not arrive
DNA Masahiro Kimoto (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12
#69
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Takao Wada (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 2.00.72
2 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14 2.01.01
3 Naohiro Fujita (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's 2.03.25
4 Kenichi Takeshita (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 512 - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara 2.04.21
5 Kenji Tohira (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 752 - Nissan LZ14 2.04.35
6 Masayuki Kaneda (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 Scuderia Nissan 2.04.59
7 Kiyoshi Misaki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara 2.07.00
8 Shuroku Sasaki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318 2.07.11
9 Kengo Nakamoto (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 743 - Honda MF318 2.07.13
10 Naoki Nagasaka (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318 2.07.26
11 Yutaka Arakawa (FJ1300) 1.3-litre West 01X - Honda MF318 2.08.05
12 Katsuhiko Sugiura (FJ1300) 1.3-litre March 753 - Nissan A12 2.09.98
13 Toshio Suzuki (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06B - Honda MF318 2.10.28
14 Yoshiyuki Ogura (FJ1300) 1.3-litre KS 06X - Honda MF318 2.10.52
15 Hironobu Tatsumi (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318 2.14.84
16 Masao Yamada (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12 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.