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Can-Am Challenge Race

Mosport Park, 6 Jun 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Al Unser Jr Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8
#15 Galles Racing
51 1h 08m 11.367s
110.348 mph
2 Danny Sullivan March 827 - Chevrolet V8
#5 Paul Newman-Budweiser
51 1h 08m 48.522s
3 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782] - Hart 420R
#69 Elite Racing (see note 1)
49
4 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (sports) 2-litre Lola T296 [HU75] - Hart 420R
#33 Chuck Storrie Racing (see note 2)
48
5 Rex Ramsey Lola T530 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8
#22 Crane Oil Resources (see note 3)
48
6 Jim Trueman (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1½ [RT1-106] - Hart 420R
#25 Red Roof Inns
48
7 Dan Johnson Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8
#38 Johnson Enterprises (see note 4)
47
8 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R
#16 Ausca International
46
9 Frank Joyce Holbert CAC-2 - Chevrolet V8
#43 TRW Corporation
46
10 Charles Monk (Can-Am 2l) March 77S/802 [77ST-1]
#30 Monk Racing (see note 5)
45
11 John Kalagian Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8
#9 Kalagian Ardisana
44
12 Jake Jeppeson (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#17 Lou Infante Invaders
44
13 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford
#58 Neath Toronto Ltd.
44
14 Tom Foster (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1½ - Hart 420R
#72 Tracer Racing
42
15 Horst Kroll Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8
#37 Horst Kroll Racing
40 Broken shock
16 Bob Roy (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD Cosworth
#44 Duval Competition
39
17 John Graham (Can-Am 2l) Cicale-Ralt
#77 Midland Racing Enterprises
37 Fuel pressure
18 Don Baker (Can-Am 2l) Lola T460
#99 Vic & Walt's Racing
23 Black flagged
19 Al Holbert VDS 001 - Chevrolet V8
#1 Racing Team VDS (see note 6)
18 Engine
20 John Morton Frissbee - Chevrolet V8
#46 CGI-Daffy
7 Engine
21 Mike Freberg Lola T530 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8
#11 Can-Am Racing (see note 7)
7 Wheel
22 E. B. Lunken (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger
#61 Lou Infante Invaders
7 Unknown
23 Duff Hubbard Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#36 Horst Kroll Racing
2 Spin
24 Paul Macey (sports) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU78] - Ford
#74 GPS Racing
1 Engine
25 Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/80 [172] - Hart 420R
#68 Elite Racing
1 Stopped on course
DNS Rick Parsons Conquest - Chevrolet V8
#76 DY-CON Inc.
Did not start
(Oil filter at start)
T Danny Sullivan March 827 - Chevrolet V8
Paul Newman-Budweiser
(Only used in practice)
DNA Maurizio Flammini (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [154] - Hart 420R
#20 Genoa Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Duane Eitel Chevron B24/B28 - Chevrolet V8
#23 Blue Engineering ('MLR 003')
Did not arrive
DNA Luc Behar (sports) 2-litre Chevron B26 [74-08] - Ford
#28 Behar-Bannelier (see note 8)
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre Can-Am unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Al Unser Jr (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee GR2 - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.124s
2 Al Holbert (Can-Am) 5-litre VDS 001 - Chevrolet V8 1m 12.623s
3 Danny Sullivan (Can-Am) 5-litre March 827 - Chevrolet V8 1m 13.745s
4 John Morton (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee - Chevrolet V8 1m 14.340s
5 Bertil Roos (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Marguey CA82 [March 782] - Hart 420R 1m 16.548s
6 Rex Ramsey (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T530 [HU4] - Chevrolet V8 1m 17.541s
7 Dan Johnson (Can-Am) 5-litre Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-02] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.254s
8 John Kalagian (Can-Am) 5-litre Frissbee-Lola T333CS - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.744s
9 Mike Freberg (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T530 [HU9] - Chevrolet V8 1m 18.943s
10 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (sports) 2-litre Lola T296 [HU75] - Hart 420R 1m 18.986s
11 Horst Kroll (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T330 [HU2] - Chevrolet V8 1m 19.453s
12 Jim Trueman (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1½ [RT1-106] - Hart 420R 1m 20.849s
13 Frank Joyce (Can-Am) 5-litre Holbert CAC-2 - Chevrolet V8 1m 21.109s
14 Paul Macey (sports) 2-litre Lola T294 [HU78] - Ford 1m 23.958s
15 Roman Pechmann (sports) 2-litre Lola T290 [HU34] - Ford 1m 24.078s
16 Bob Roy (Can-Am 2l) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD Cosworth 1m 25.097s
17 Eddie Wachs (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/79 [153] - Hart 420R 1m 25.948s
18 E. B. Lunken (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [18] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 25.857s
19 Charles Monk (Can-Am 2l) March 77S/802 [77ST-1] 1m 27.767s
20 Bill Blackledge (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Ralt RT2/80 [172] - Hart 420R 1m 28.588s
21 Duff Hubbard (Can-Am) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 1m 28.797s
22 Jake Jeppeson (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Invader 002 (March 802) [13] - BMW M12/7 Heidegger 1m 29.828s
23 Rick Parsons * (Can-Am) 5-litre Conquest - Chevrolet V8 1m 43.611s
24 Tom Foster (Can-Am 2l) 2-litre Cicale-Ralt RT1½ - Hart 420R 1m 52.632s
25 Don Baker (Can-Am 2l) Lola T460 1m 58.896s
26 John Graham (Can-Am 2l) Cicale-Ralt no time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Marguey CA82 [March 782] (Bertil Roos): Richard Guider (Ben Lomond, CA) bought a March 782 from the Toleman team at the end of 1979, and fitted it with Tony Cicale's original blue 1978/79 body from the Cicale-Ralt Can-Am car. Guider named this creation the Marguey CA80, and raced it in Can-Am in 1980 and 1981. Guider shared the car with Bertil Roos at the August 1981 Lumbermens 500, and Roos then raced the Marguey in 1982, a couple of races in 1983, and the first half of the 1984 season. Guider then took over the car, but crashed heavily in practice at Green Valley in October 1984, breaking both ankles and wrecking the March.
  2. Lola T296 [HU75] (Jacques Villeneuve Sr): Mike Hall bought a new Lola T294 in 1974 for use in SCCA BSR racing. He was highly successful in the car at National level, winning the Run-Offs in 1975, and also competed in the Can-Am series from 1977 to 1980. The car was then sold to Chuck Storrie in Quebec and entered for 'Uncle' Jacques Villeneuve in Can-Am in 1982. It was bought from Storrie by Bob Roy for the 1983 season. Bob recalls selling it back to the US to somewhere in the Great Lakes area. The SCCA log book next records it being raced by Joe Graziano in vintage racing in Oct 1993. Sold by Graziano to Peter Read about 2008 and then to Steve Read in 2010. Prepared by Pete Racely (Sports Racing, Inc.) for the 2011 season. At the beginning fo the 2012 season, HU75 was being raced by Mike Thurlow (Kingsburg, CA).
  3. Lola T530 [HU4] (Rex Ramsey): Built April 1980. New to VDS Racing for 1980 and used as Geoff Brabham's T-car for the first part of the season, becoming his race car after HU3 was destroyed in a practice accident at Road America in July. Retained for 1981 and raced by Brabham until the team's new T530-based VDS-001 was ready. Sold to Rex Ramsey 1982 but very heavily damaged in an accident at Laguna Seca in October. The damaged and disassembled car sold to Mike McComas (Pampa, TX) 1988 and sold by him to Paul Sauer (Woodside, CA). In 2002, the car was still completely apart with the new tub still under construction.
  4. Chevron B24/B28 [24-73-02] (Dan Johnson): New for 1973 season. Doug Shierson for Peter Gethin: raced in UK 1973 (won Race of Champions) and US 1973. To Roger Bighouse (Eastlake, OH): raced in US 1974 (7 races); US 1975 (4 races + 1 DNS) - Pat McGonegle (Cincinnati, OH): raced in US 1976 (1 race) and Can-Am 1977 (4 races + 1 DNS); probably the car entered by McGonegle as 'Mannix MX-2' in Can-Am 1978; advertised April 1979 - Danny Johnson (Kewanee, IL) 1979: raced in Can-Am 1979 (1 race), Can-Am 1981 (5 races), Can-Am 1982 (6 races) - Brian R Taylor (now Clive, Iowa) for Mike Engstrand (Des Moines, Iowa): raced in Can-Am 1985 (3 races) - Chuck Haines (St Louis, MO) - Anthony Taylor (Blackburn, UK) 2001: due to be rebuilt and raced in FORCE Historic F5000 series (UK) 2001. Then unknown until owned by Greg Thornton in 2011 and raced in UK and New Zealand 2011/12. Badly damaged in a fire at Thornton's garage in June 2012 but completely reconstructed.
  5. March 77S/802 [77ST-1] (Charles Monk): Built new for 1974, fitted with a BMW engine and entered by March Engineering for Jean Ragnotti in the European 2-litre Sports Car championship, with Antar sponsorship. Fitted with a Richardson FVC after the first few races, and later with a Cosworth BDG. Retained by March for 1975, fitted with a Hart 420R engine, updated to 75S specification and plated as '75S-U2' for John Lepp to race. The car was retained again for 1976, now to 76S specification and reportedly using the identity '76S-1', now raced by Lepp as part of the Ultramar team. Sold to Bobby Brown (Hicksville, NY) for the 1977 Can-Am season, now using the identity '77ST-1'. Sold to Greg Sorrentino (Troy, Michigan) and raced in 1979. In 1980, it was converted to centre-seat specification with a new body fabricated by Dave Craddock and campaigned in this form by Sorrentino in 1981, described as a March 802. To Charlie Monk (Sarnia, Ontario) for 1982, and then via John Adams Racing & John Kalagian to J. Byron Walker (Detroit, Michigan). Raced by Walker in 1983 and 1984 before being stored. Walker later acquired the 1977 bodywork from EB Lunken, who had used it on his March 73S, and found Lepp's Ultramar livery under the layers of paint. In 2013, Walker was in the process of restoring the car to its 1975 specification.
  6. VDS 001 (Al Holbert): New for the VDS team in 1981 and raced by Geoff Brabham, winning from pole first time out at Edmonton in August 1981. Raced with great success by Geoff Brabham in 1981 and then by Al Holbert in 1982 alongside a new car VDS-002. Sold to Jerry Hansen for 1983 and 1984, winning the ASR class at the Runoffs both years. Bought by John Foulston for 1985 but presented by him at the time as a rebuild of the standard T530 that he had raced in 1984. As part of this, it was fitted with the chassis plate of Foulston's previous Lola T530 HU10. VDS-001 then raced by Foulston and his co-drivers in UK Thundersports from 1985 until his death in 1987. Sold at auction by the Foulston estate in 1997 when the car still wore the HU10 chassis plate and no mention was made of its life as VDS-001. Bought by dealer and racer Nick Whale (Evesham, Worcestershire) 1997 and run by him at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 1998. Sold to Don Braaten (Janesville, WI) 2000.
  7. Lola T530 [HU9] (Mike Freberg): Built July 1980. New to Garvin Brown Racing for driver Danny Sullivan, replacing the Intrepid GB1. Raced for the rest of 1980 but Garvin Brown then acquired the ex-Rosberg car from Newman Racing and Sullivan raced that car instead at the start of 1981. Assumed for now that HU9 remained as Sullivan's backup car through the 1981 season. Sold to Mike Freberg (Toronto, Ontario) and raced by him through the 1982 Can-Am season but heavily damaged at Laguna Seca in October 1982. Mike Brayton is reported to have bought this car, repaired it and sold it to Burke Ratcliffe but the exact details are not known. Subsequent history unknown.
  8. Chevron B26 [74-08] (Luc Behar): After the closure of Red Rose Racing, Roger Hire struck a deal to run works-assisted Chevron B26s in 1974 under the name Forge Mill Racing. John Lepp ran the main car and Rafael Barrios joined the team to run a second B26, now positively identified as chassis 74-08. This car only raced once in 1975 but was then bought by Robin Smith to be used in endurance and Interserie in 1976. Gary Gove (Tacoma, WA) acquired it for Can-Am in early 1977 and raced it for three seasons, winning the Pacific Coast title in 1978 and the last BSR title at the Run-Offs. It went to John Graham in Canada for the 1981 season and then to Luc Behar-Bannelier for 1982. The B26 was sold to Gil Baird for Thundersports in England in 1983 then to Richard Piper for another three seasons during which time it was converted to DFV power before moving to Ireland in the late 1980s where it stayed for nearly 15 years. It was sold back to the US again around 2003 and has raced in US vintage racing.

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.

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