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JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Tsukuba, 27 Aug 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Takao Wada Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha
49 46m 20.0s
2 Kiyoshi Misaki Nova 512 - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara
#3 Kuwahara Jidosha
47 47m 36.0s
3 Megumi Tanaka (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12
#10 (Alfa Speed?) Engineering
46 48m 15.0s
4 Fumio Aiba (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318
#17 M&T (???)
45 48m 24.0s
5 Katsuhiko Noda (FJ1300) 1.3-litre GRD 373 - Nissan A12
#6 Katsuhiko Noda
43 48m 16.0s
6 Masao Yamada (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12
#15 Masao Yamada
42 47m 24.0s
R Masahiro Hasemi Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 (???) Racing Team (see note 1)
23
R Masayuki Kaneda Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 Scuderia Nissan
#7 Racing Service Watanabe
21
R Kenji Tohira March "78A" [752] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team
14

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

Qualifying
1 Takao Wada (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 0.56.0
2 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14 0.56.0
3 Kenji Tohira (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March "78A" [752] - Nissan LZ14 0.57.0
4 Masayuki Kaneda (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 Scuderia Nissan 0.57.0
5 Kiyoshi Misaki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 512 - Toyota 2T-G Kuwahara 0.59.0
6 Megumi Tanaka (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12 1.00.0
7 Fumio Aiba (FJ1300) 1.3-litre SE 305 - Honda MF318 1.01.0
8 Masao Yamada (FJ1300) 1.3-litre Bellco 98A - Nissan A12 1.04.0
9 Katsuhiko Noda (FJ1300) 1.3-litre GRD 373 - Nissan A12 1.08.0

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.

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.