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JAF Formula Pacific Series Race

Tsukuba, 14 Oct 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Satoru Nakajima Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 (???) Racing (???) (see note 1)
50 46m 16.0s
2 Takao Wada March 79B - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha
50 46m 40.0s
3 Haruhito Yanagida Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 2)
49 46m 59.0s
4 Kenji Takahashi Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha
48 46m 48.0s
5 Masatomo Shimizu March 782 - Nissan LZ14
#33 Central 20 Racing Team
47 46m 49.0s
6 Masahiro Hasemi Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14
#11 (???) Racing Team (see note 3)
45
7 Yasuo Ishimura Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#14 (???) Racing Team
44 46m 34.0s
R Minoru Saotome Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14
#26 Tomei Jidousha
13
R Takeshi Iida Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14
#18 Falcon Racing Team
2
R Keiichi Suzuki Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing
0

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

Qualifying
1 Satoru Nakajima (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14 0.54.0
2 Takao Wada (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14 0.54.0
3 Masahiro Hasemi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-09] - Nissan LZ14 0.54.0
4 Haruhito Yanagida (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14 0.55.0
5 Keiichi Suzuki (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart 0.56.0
6 Takeshi Iida (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 0.56.0
7 Minoru Saotome (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Nissan LZ14 0.56.0
8 Kenji Takahashi (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Nova 53P - Nissan LZ14 Tomei 0.57.0
9 Masatomo Shimizu (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 0.58.0
10 Yasuo Ishimura (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon 1.01.0

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B40 (Satoru Nakajima): Kazuyoshi Hoshino raced a Chevron B40 with Nissan LZ14 engine in four rounds of the 1979 JAF Formula Pacific series, winning two of them, and at the Macau Grand Prix in November that year.
  2. Chevron B40 (Haruhito Yanagida): The Central 20 Racing Team ran a Chevron B40 with Nissan LZ14 engine in the 1979 Japanese Formula Pacific series for Haruhito Yanagida. The same team ran the B40-Nissan again for Fumio Muto in 1980. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. 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.