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Selangor Grand Prix

Shah Alam, 24 Sep 1978

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Graeme Lawrence March 76B [17] - Ford BDA
#1 Team Rothmans (see note 1)
50 1h 09m 28.7s
2 Malcolm Ramsay Birrana A78 - Ford BDA Swindon
#6 Golden Churn Racing
49 1h 10m 37.0s
3 José "Pocholo" Ramirez Chevron B34 [34-76-21] - Ford BDA
#88 Pocholo Ramirez
47 1h 09m 49.1s
4 Narcisco de la Merced Chevron B34 [34.76.25] - Ford BDA
#22 Narcisso De La Merced

R Albert Poon Chevron B40 [40-77-15] - Ford BDA
#66 Albert Poon

UNKE Chong Boon Seng Chevron B29 [29-75-05] - Ford BDA
#8 Chong Boon Seng (see note 2)
On entry list
UNKE Del Schloemmer (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT30 [14] - Ford twin cam
#20 Cherie Schloemer (see note 3)
On entry list
UNKE Chong Kim Fah Chevron B34 [34-76-37] - Ford BDA
#21 Team Rothmans
On entry list
UNKE Ian Grey Chevron B20 [72-9] - Ford BDA
#71 Ian Grey (see note 4)
On entry list

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

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 76B [17] (Graeme Lawrence): New to Sonny Rajah with a fuel-injected Hart engine, and run for Graeme Lawrence in South East Asia.
  2. Chevron B29 [29-75-05] (Chong Boon Seng): New to Albert Poon (Hong Kong), and raced in Southeast Asian events in 1975. Raced in Southeast Asian 1600cc 4-valve formula events in 1976, and driven by Kevin Bartlett at the Macau Grand Prix in November 1976. Sold less engine to Chong Boon Seng (Singapore) in December 1976 and raced by him in 1977, 1978 and 1979, It was then retained by him until it was sold to Leif Norberg in 1985. Then to Tony Armstrong (Australia) in 1989. To Geoff Weiland (Australia) in 1998, then to Peter Addison (Sydney, NSW), then to John Gale (Sydney, NSW) in 2005. In March 2020, the car was bought from Gale by Peter Brennan (Melbourne, Victoria).
  3. Brabham BT30 [14] (Del Schloemmer): Sold new to Ecurie Ecosse and run for Graham Birrell in F2 in 1970. Also raced once by Peter Gethin and by Richard Attwood later in the season. To Peter Westbury early 1971 and raced in several F2 races (also raced once by Dieter Quester) until the team's BT36 was delivered. Sold to Dunnett's Garage, converted to F/Atlantic specification and entered for Ronnie Mackay in libre and F/Atlantic in 1971 and 1972, run by MRE. To Chong Boon Seng for south east Asian racing in 1973 and used by him until 1976. Then to Del Schloemer and raced by him and by Cherie Schloemer in 1977 and 1978. To Wybe Valkema around 1980 and retained to 1982. Then to Australia and with Brian Wilson by 1988. Wilson sold it to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) and from Valdez it returned to Australia when he sold it to Bob Ilich (Perth, WA) in 2010.
  4. Chevron B20 [72-9] (Ian Grey): New to John S Green in Formula B specification but there is no evidence of this car being delivered before the end of 1972. Green ran it in the Gap Hill Climb in January 1973, but only circuit raced it once, in the Singapore Grand Prix in April 1973. Green died in early 1974, and the Chevron was sold to David Schollum for Steve Millen in South-East Asian races that year. Then shipped to New Zealand and fitted with a 1980cc Cosworth FVC engine for the 1975 Tasman series. Used by Millen in 1600cc form at Batu Tiga and Macau later in 1975. Sold to Ian Grey in 1976 and raced with a Cosworth BDM at Macau in 1976 and 1977. Later sold to Dick Ward (Perth, Australia) and George Stacey about the end of 1979, and then to Harry Hickling (ACT, Australia). Sold to David Innes late 2014.

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 results of the Formula Pacific races in South East Asian at Macau, Penang, Selangor and Shah Alam were originally provided by Chris Townsend based on the short reports in Autosport and Motoring News plus the information supplied by a wide range of contributors. These have been developed further by Andrew Horrox using material in New Zealand Motoraction. For the Macau Grand Prix, further data comes from Philip Newsome's book 'Color and Noise: 40 Years of the Macau Grand Prix' (Studio Publications Ltd, 1993).

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

Associated Press report, multiple outlets, 26 September 1978. Entry list and other programme details provided by Richard Coe.