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New Zealand Formula Pacific Race

Teretonga Park, 31 Jan 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Dave McMillan Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDA
(see note 1)
13
2 David Oxton Ralt RT4/80 [200] - Ford BDA
#18
13
3 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDA
(see note 2)
13
4 Ray Lipper Ralt RT1/77 [73] - Nissan LZ14
(see note 3)
13
5 Bryan Hartley Chevron B34 [34.76.19] - Ford BDA
#34
13
6 Ross Cameron March 77B [75B/"8"—2] - Ford BDA
(see note 4)
12
R Eric Morgan Ralt RT1/77 [88] - Ford BDA
#6 (see note 5)
4 Spun stalled
DNS Steve Cameron Cuda JR5 - Ford BDA
#21
Did not start

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

Qualifying
1 Steve Cameron * (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Cuda JR5 - Ford BDA
2 Ray Lipper (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [73] - Nissan LZ14
3 Bryan Hartley (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Chevron B34 [34.76.19] - Ford BDA
4 Dave McMillan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDA Reverse order grid
5 Mike Rosen (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [269] - Ford BDA
6 Eric Morgan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [88] - Ford BDA
7 David Oxton (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [200] - Ford BDA
8 Ross Cameron (F/Pac) 1.6-litre March 77B [75B/"8"—2] - Ford BDA
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [267] (Dave McMillan): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 16 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/135; gearbox FT1488; fuel cell JM37176 10/81] Dave McMillan's car at Bay Park 3 Jan 82 is described by NZMN as Lees's car from Macau, 1981. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Dave McMillan at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. Presumed to be the car used by McMillan for the first part of the 1982 North American season, before he was given a 1982 specification car to use [alternatively this may have been RT4-205]. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at 1982 AGP, [AMSYB-82 p167]
  2. Ralt RT4/82 [269] (Mike Rosen): 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.
  3. Ralt RT1/77 [73] (Ray Lipper): New to Brian Robertson's Ralt America for Craig Hill to drive in the CASC Formula Atlantic series, backed by Quick-Trans and Castrol. To Hugh Owen in New Zealand for 1978, and raced in the New Zealand Formula Pacific series starting in January 1978. Retained by Owen for the 1978/79 and 1979/80 seasons. Then sold to Dave McMillan and used as a spare car to his Ralt RT4/81 in the 1980/81 season, McMillan's earlier RT1 having been converted to FSV specification by this time. Fitted with a Nissan LZ14 engine for the 1981/82 and 1982/83 seasons when it was raced by McMillan at some races and also by Ray Lipper. Reappeared at Baypark Raceway in January 1985 when owned by John Crawford. CT
  4. March 77B [75B/"8"—2] (Ross Cameron): Carrying chassis plate 75B-8, this car was bought by Kiwi Dave Saunders from March in 1976, after it had been returned to the works. It is unclear why 75B-8 would have been in England but March records do contain a note saying that its Shierson Racing sister car 75B-2 was returned to England for repairs. Presumably Saunders, who had raced in the UK in 1976, took it back with him to New Zealand because it appears in the first two rounds of the 1977 NZ series, being badly damaged in practice for the second. A NZ vehicle registration document [required for all cars in NZ] dated 10 Nov 77 confirms the plate is chassis number 8. The Pukekohe damage was made good with a new tub, bought not from March but John Thompson's fabrication company, numbered M772PU6. The car is now in Australia, and these documents were forwarded from the owner via Bryan Miller, and had been confirmed with Dave Saunders.
  5. Ralt RT1/77 [88] (Eric Morgan): New to Brian Robertson's Ralt America as a late-season car for the CASC Formula Atlantic series, probably intended for Eddie Cheever to drive at Trois Rivieres, but he did not appear. To Larry Bergman (Los Gatos, CA) for SCCA Formula B in California. Bergman retained the car for 1979, winning the Northern Pacific Division Formula Atlantic title but also competing in most rounds of the North American Formula Atlantic series. Then to Steve Millen in New Zealand, and raced in the Aurora AFX New Zealand Formula Pacific series in January 1980, then in the 1980/81 season. To Eric Morgan for the 1981/82, 1982/83 and 1983/84 seasons. CT

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.