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New Zealand Formula Pacific Race

Manfeild, 21 Mar 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 David Oxton Ralt RT4/80 [200] - Ford BDA
#18
11
2 Grant Campbell Chevron B39 - Ford BDA
#19 (see note 1)
11
3 Eric Morgan Ralt RT1 [88] - Ford BDA
#6
11
4 Tom Donovan March 77B ["763-U3"] - Ford BDA
#12 (see note 2)
11
5 Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDA
#05 (see note 3)
11
6 Steve Cameron Cuda JR5 - Ford BDA
#21
11
7 Bryan Hartley Chevron B34 [34.76.19] - Ford BDA
#34
11

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

Qualifying
1 Steve Cameron (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cuda JR5 - Ford BDA
2 Tom Donovan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 77B ["763-U3"] - Ford BDA
3 Paul Radisich (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDA
4 Bryan Hartley (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.19] - Ford BDA
5 Grant Campbell (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 - Ford BDA
6 Eric Morgan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 [88] - Ford BDA
7 David Oxton (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [200] - Ford BDA Reverse order grid

Notes on the cars:

  1. Chevron B39 (Grant Campbell): John Sisk (Lahaska, PA) raced a Formula B Chevron in a NERRC event at Lime Rock in April 1978. At the end of that season New Zealander Grant Campbell bought a Chevron B39 from the US to use in the New Zealand Formula Pacific from January 1979 onwards. Kiwi journalist David McKinney noted that the car wore the '01' chassis plate and was told by Campbell that it had previously been raced by John Sisk. It was retained by Campbell for the 1979/80 and 1980/81 seasons in New Zealand, then taken to Australia for the National Panasonic Formula Pacific series before the start of the 1981/82 New Zealand season. To Steve Cameron (Auckland) for the 1982/83 season. David McKinney advised that it then went to Charlie Thomasen, who also owned the ex-Dave Oxton B34, and then to John Wigston (Auckland) in 1985.
  2. March 77B ["763-U3"] (Tom Donovan): Brett Riley took delivery of a March 77B in December 1977 that is believed to have carried the chassis number 763-U3 when it arrived in New Zealand. Riley raced it in Formula Pacific in 1978, 1979 and 1980 before selling it to Tom Donovan who progressively modified it and ran it in hillclimbs as well as F/Pacific up to 1983. He then won the 1984 and 1985 NZ hillclimb championships running a 1800cc Cosworth engine in the car. It was sold to Stuart McChesney in 1985 and again used in hillclimbs. It then went to Kenny Smith around 1987 and then to John Mackinlay (Christchurch) around 1993 who restored it and raced it in historic racing 1994-1996. It passed to Garry Cliff (Magnum Motors, Christchurch) in November 1996 then Peter Finlay in Australia in August 1998 in exchange for a Reynard Formula Holden. It was sold to Kevin Miller in May 1999. Retained May 2003.
  3. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Paul Radisich): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 2 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/123; gearbox FT1482; fuel cell JM36678 6/81] Chassis number given by NZMA for the car of Mike Rosen at Bay Park 3 Jan 82. Described by NZMA report as ex-Jarier, so presumed to be Jarier's car at Macau 1981. A note for Paul Radisich's car at the Bay Park Union Travel Championship race 11 Apr 82 [A/S 15 Apr 82 p48] says that this was the car used earlier in the year by Mike Rosen. Paul Radisich's car at Adelaide 4 Jul 82 is described as 'ex Mike Rosen' [AMSYB-82 p153] Chassis number given for Paul Radisich's car at 1982 AGP, and presumed to be the car used by him throughout the 1982 Australian Gold Star series. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Paul Radisich at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83.

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.

The New Zealand race results have been provided by Chris Townsend based on material in Autosport and Motoring News reports in the UK, Motoraction in New Zealand plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors.

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.