Just Juice International Formula Pacific Series Race

Manfeild, 16 Jan 1983

1 Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4/83 [82-353] - Ford BDD
#3 Erle McRae Racing
30 points
2 David Oxton Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD
#18 (see note 1)
27 points
3 Allen Berg Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD
20 points
4 Norm Hunter Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
20 points
5 Ken Smith Ralt RT4/81 [262] - Ford BDD
#11 (see note 2)
15 points
6 Dave McMillan Ralt RT4/82 [81-267] - Ford BDD
#41 (see note 3)
11 points
7 Grant Campbell Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD
#19 Shea Racing
10 points
8 Christian Danner Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD
#7 Andrew Miedecke (see note 4)
10 points
9 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
7 points
10 Hubert Phipps Tiga FA82 [211] - Ford BDD
6 points
11 Tom Donovan March 77B ["763-U3"] - Ford BDD
(see note 5)
3 points
12 Graham Watson Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD
2 points
13 Tony Batchelor March 74B [1] - Ford BDD
(see note 6)
1 point
NC Charlie Thomasen Chevron B49 [49-79-04] - Ford BDD
(see note 7)

NC Eric Morgan Ralt RT1/77 [88] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 8)

NC Steve Cameron Chevron B39 - Ford BDD
#21 (see note 9)

NC Paul Radisich Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] - Ford BDD
#5 (see note 10)

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Norm Hunter270.29.56.45
2David Oxton270.29.58.74
3Allen Berg270.30.02.72
4Charlie O'Brien270.30.04.23
5Dave McMillan270.30.04.92
6Hubert Phipps270.30.21.60
7Grant Campbell270.30.25.24
8Mike Rosen270.30.35.47
9Tom Donovan270.30.59.47
10Tony Batchelor25
11Charlie Thomasen25
12Eric Morgan25
13Christian Danner23Engine
14Graham Watson22Gearbox
15Steve Cameron20Oil pressure
16Ken Smith9Not classified
17Paul Radisich5Engine
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Charlie O'Brien270.29.51.01
2Ken Smith270.29.54.09
3David Oxton270.29.54.79
4Christian Danner270.30.03.66
5Allen Berg270.30.04.14
6Grant Campbell270.30.13.68
7Mike Rosen270.30.16.17
8Dave McMillan270.30.16.60
9Graham Watson270.30.44.04
10Tom Donovan25
11Eric Morgan22Not classified
12Tony Batchelor21Loose wing
13Hubert Phipps19Not classified
14Charlie Thomasen19Electrics
15Norm Hunter17Engine
16Paul Radisich17Not classified
17Steve Cameron10Oil pressure
1 Norm Hunter (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 1m 05.29s
2 Ken Smith (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [262] - Ford BDD 1m 05.47s
3 Charlie O'Brien (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-353] - Ford BDD 1m 05.47s
4 David Oxton (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [263] - Ford BDD 1m 05.49s
5 Dave McMillan (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-267] - Ford BDD 1m 05.50s
6 Christian Danner (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [256] - Ford BDD 1m 05.65s
7 Paul Radisich (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] - Ford BDD 1m 05.71s
8 Graham Watson (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [82-351] - Ford BDD 1m 05.78s
9 Grant Campbell (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD 1m 05.86s
10 Allen Berg (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [313] - Ford BDD 1m 05.92s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [263] (David Oxton): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/119; Gearbox FT1480; Fuel cell: JM36736 6/81] Chassis number given in NZMA report for the car of Alan Jones at the 1981 Australian G.P, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. A note in A/S concerning Bruce Allison's entry at the Australian Gold Star Round at Calder [1 Aug 82] says that Allison used 'the car run by Jones at the Australian GP' at that race. Chassis number given for Alain Prost's car at the 1982 AGP. [CT]
  2. Ralt RT4/81 [262] (Ken Smith): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/Bob Jane, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/118; Gearbox FT1356; Fuel cell: JM36679 5/81] Chassis number noted in NZMA report as on the car of Geoff Brabham at the AGP 1981, [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]. Chassis number given for Jacques Laffite's car at 1982 AGP. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Ken Smith at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. A separate note by Dave McKinney says that this was the car used by Brabham 1981 AGP and Jacques Laffite 1982 AGP. [CT]
  3. Ralt RT4/82 [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]. [CT]
  4. Ralt RT4/81 [256] (Christian Danner): Ralt sales record says sold to Andrew Meidecke, without delivery date. [Tub no: 81/94; gearbox: FT1423; JM34732 11/80]. The car of Andrew Meidecke in the 1981 Australian season; chassis number given for Meidecke's car in NZMA report of 1981 AGP [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4]; chassis number given for Meidecke's car at the Selangor GP 29 Nov 81 [NZMA 11 Jan 82 p3]. [CT]
  5. 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.
  6. March 74B [1] (Tony Batchelor): New to Ted Wentz (Philadelphia, PA) and raced in the 1974 British Formula Atlantic season. To New Zealander Alan Crocker, who had moved to England to race in the 1975 British series, but a blown engine curtailed his season. Used occasionally in the 1976 Indylantic series and in libre racing. Croker took the car to New Zealand and raced it in the 1977 Formula Pacific series, then sold it there to Ken Smith, who rented it to Ken Sager to drive in the 1977/78 Gold Star series, and to Robbie Booth for the 1978/79 season. It reappeared with Robbie Hislop in 1981/82, then to Tony Batchelor for 1982/83. Last seen when raced by Keith Laney in 1984/85, and sold by him back to Kenny Smith some time before 1988. Later sold by Smith to Richard Carter in Australia to donate parts to Carter's rebuild of March 73B/8. The remains of the car were sold with the 73B to George Makin (Melbourne, Australia) about 2005.
  7. Chevron B49 [49-79-04] (Charlie Thomasen): New to Graeme Lawrence (New Zealand) and raced in the Southeast Asian Formula Pacific races in 1979. Crashed in the Selangor Grand Prix in September, and reported to have been written off. To Peter Haskett and rebuilt. Entered by Haskett for Charlie Thomasen in the 1983/84 New Zealand season. Raced by Haskett in the 1983/84 season, and retained for the 1984/85 and 1985/86 seasons. Then unknown until 2003 or 2004, when it was bought from Kenny Smith by Kevin Ban (Christchurch, NZ) of Kelford Cams. It went to Barry Leitch for restoration, and Murray Sinclair commented on TNF in June 2006 that it would need a new monocoque, which was being fabricated. It was shown complete in March 2015, when Ban was due to pick it up.
  8. 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]
  9. Chevron B39 (Steve Cameron): 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.
  10. Ralt RT4/82 [81-269] (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. [CT]


Note that 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' published 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.

Individual sources for this event

Autosport 20 Jan 1983 p53, 27 Jan 1983 p22.

Autosport 27 Jan 1983 p22.