JAF Formula Pacific Series Race
Sugo, 14 Sep 1980
|1||Masahiro Hasemi||March 79B [792?] - Nissan LZ14
#11 Hasemi Racing (?)
|2||Takeshi Iida||Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon
#7 Falcon Racing Team
|3||Kiyoshi Misaki||Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Toda
|4||Keiichi Suzuki||Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart
#2 Suzuki Racing (?)
|5||Toshio Motohashi||Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14
#20 Central 20 Racing Team (?)
|6||Masatomo Shimizu||March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20
#33 Masatomo Shimizu
|7||Fumiyasu Sato||Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#8 (see note 1)
|R||Kenji Takahashi||March 79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei
#24 Tomei Jidousha (see note 2)
|R||Fumio Muto||Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14
#5 Central 20 Racing Team (see note 3)
|R||Satoru Nakajima||Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#37 I&I Racing Development (see note 4)
|DNA||Naohiro Fujita||March 782 - Toyota 2T-G Tom's
#6 (Speed Star Wheel) Racing Team
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Takao Wada||Hayashi 80P - Nissan LZ14
#25 Tomei Jidousha (?)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.6-litre F/Pac unless noted.
|1||Satoru Nakajima||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 [40-77-07] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's||0.49.0|
|2||Masahiro Hasemi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B [792?] - Nissan LZ14||0.49.0|
|3||Kenji Takahashi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 79B - Nissan LZ14 Tomei||0.49.0|
|4||Takeshi Iida||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Falcon 78A - Ford BDD Swindon||0.50.0|
|5||Fumio Muto||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B40 - Nissan LZ14||0.50.0|
|6||Toshio Motohashi||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B42 [42-78-20?] - Nissan LZ14||0.51.0|
|7||Keiichi Suzuki||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA Hart||0.51.0|
|8||Masatomo Shimizu||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 782 - Nissan LZ14 Central 20||0.51.0|
|9||Kiyoshi Misaki||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Toyota 2T-G Toda||0.52.0|
|10||Fumiyasu Sato||(F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] - Toyota 2T-G Tom's||0.52.0|
Notes on the cars:
- Chevron B35 [35-76-12?] (Fumiyasu Sato): 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.
- March 79B (Kenji Takahashi): Takao Wada drove a March 79B in Japanese Formula Pacific in 1979, entered by Tomei Jidousha. The car replaced a Falcon 78A that Wada had raced earlier in the season, and both cars were fitted with Nissan LZ14 engines. Wada retained the 79B for the early part of 1980, and then swapped to a Hayashi 80P. Kenji Takahashi then raced a 79B for Tomei Jidousha for the remainer of the 1980 season, so it is likely that this was the ex-Wada car. Raced again by Takahashi in 1981 and in 1982. Later in 1982, Akira Hagiwara raced a 79B entered by Tomei Jidousha and this is assumed to be the same car. Subsequent history unknown.
- Chevron B40 (Fumio Muto): 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.
- Chevron B40 [40-77-07] (Satoru Nakajima): Shown in Chevron records as sold to Le Mans Co for Tetsu Ikuzawa. Raced by Ikuzawa in Japanese Formula 2 in 1977, using BMW engines. Used again by Ikuzawa for one race at the beginning of 1978. This is almost certainly the car converted to Formula Pacific specification and raced by Satoru Nakajima in the Japanese Formula Pacific series in 1980 and early 1981 using Toyota engines. Subsequent history unknown, but in 2014 a Chevron B40 was acquired from "a guy who used to work at Kojima" by Warwick Mortimer in New Zealand. This car had the chassis plate "40-77-07" but was said to be "ex-Hasemi" and had been Nissan-powered and then BMW-powered.
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/).