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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 722/78B [722-33] - Ford BDD
#66 (see note 1)
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 - Ford BDD
#73 Titmas Racing
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 722/78B [722-33] (Gustavo Bolaños): New to Dick Doherty (Hollywood, CA) and raced in Pro FB in 1972, as well as Cal Club SCCA events. Retained for Cal Club events in 1973, 1974 and 1975. Rebuilt by Wilbur Bunce to 75B specification for 1976, and run by him in Californian SCCA races for Dennis Firestone to drive, and later in Pro Formula Atlantic races in California for Ron Dykes, Rocky Moran, and Bob Lazier. It was red, and wore #10, #70 and #87 during the season. Sold to Ted Titmas (Van Nuys, CA) in early 1977, and run by him as a hire car in 1977, 1978 and 1979. Subsequent history unknown.

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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.