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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mexico City, 22 Apr 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
32 0.55.11.278
108.719
2 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
32 0.55.13.579
3 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American
32
4 Dan Marvin March 79B - Ford BDD
#59 Marvin-Clegg Racing
32
5 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
32
6 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS Racing
32
7 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Team Kiwi
32
8 Rick Koehler March 79B [9] - Ford BDD
#51 Ecurie Excalibur
32
9 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Stimola Race Preparation
32
10 Chris Gleason Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD
#75 Keystone Auto Products
32
11 David Loring Ralt RT1/78 [96] - Ford BDD
#81 John Paul Racing
32
12 John Paul Jr Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD
#18 John Paul Racing
31
13 Marco Tolama Chevron B45 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD
#5 Fred Opert Racing
31
14 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing
31
15 Gustavo Bolaños March 78B - Ford BDD
#66
30
16 Terry Knight March 79B [78B-1] - Ford BDD
#88 Stimola Race Preparation
29
R Bill Brack March 78B [13?] - Ford BDD
#7 STP
16
R Juan Carlos Bolaños March 78B [73B as '722-23'] - Ford BDD
#73 Titmus Racing (see note 1)
11
R Jon Norman March 79B - Ford BDD
#58 Marvin-Clegg Racing
10
R Larry Bergman Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#87
2

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

Qualifying
1 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 1.40.325
2 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.41.329
3 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [9] - Ford BDD
4 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
5 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
6 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
7 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD
8 Jon Norman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD
13 David Loring (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [96] - Ford BDD

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 78B [73B as '722-23'] (Juan Carlos Bolaños): Roy Folland (Montréal, Quebec) had a purple #6 March 73B for 1973 but crashed at Trois-Rivières in Sept and after being repaired, the 73B was sold to Ecurie Canada for guest driver Eppie Wietzes to race at the Watkins Glen Pro FB race five weeks later. Then sold to Tim Cooper (Kansas City, MO) who raced the "ex-Ecurie Canada" 73B at a Willow Springs Regional in December 1973. Raced extensively in SCCA racing early in 1974 and then in the Pro F/Atlantic series, prepared by Charlie Williams Racing. Probably then the "75B" that Cooper raced as part of Doug Shierson Racing in 1975; maybe the 75B/76B that Wilbur Bunce ran for him in 1976, and possibly the self-entered 77B he had in early 1977. Might then be the ex-Cooper March "75B" later entered by Ted Titmus in 1978 and 1979. The latter years of this history become increasingly uncertain and we're very keen to talk to Tim Cooper to clarify.

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.

North American Formula Atlantic race results have been compiled by Chris Townsend based on material in Formula and On Track, information drawn from Canadian newspapers and results sheets where available.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.