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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Road America, 22 Jul 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS Racing
25 0.55.37.02
107.881
2 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 The Lane Racing Team
25 0.55.54.21
3 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Team Kiwi
25
4 Rick Koehler Excalibur EE3B [March 79B-9] - Ford BDD
#51 Brooks Stevens
25
5 Carl Liebich Lola T560 [T460 HU18] - Ford BDD
#54 Liebrau Racing (see note 1)
25
6 James King March 79B [16] - Ford BDD
#25 Raggedy Ann Racing
25
7 Skeeter McKitterick Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD Jennings
#12 AME Racing
25
8 John Paul Jr Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD
#18 JLP Racing
25
9 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American
24
10 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 R.M. Bell
24
11 Larry Bergman Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#87 Larry Bergman Racing
24
12 Marco Tolama Chevron B39 [39-77-12] - Ford BDD
#5 Valvoline Opert Racing Team
24
13 Don Breidenbach March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#50 Briggs Racing Enterprises
24
14 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing
24
15 Mike Follett Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD
#21 Follett's Mountain Sports
24
16 Bob McGregor March 77B [76B-12] - Ford BDD
#71 - (see note 2)
22 Not known
17 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
20 Collision with Cogan who had spun
18 Chris Gleason Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD
#75 Whalley BMW
15 Engine
19 Terry Knight Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD
#88 Normans Cay Bahamas
12 Not known
20 John David Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#79 Briggs Racing Enterprises
9 Engine
21 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
8 Engine
22 Frank Bramante March 78B [4] - Ford BDD
#44 Team Kiwi
8 Not known
23 Tommy Grunnah March 79B - Ford BDD
#53 Reliance Elevator Co-Relco Racing
7 Accident
24 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Doug Shierson Racing
5 Throttle cable
25 Ken Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD
#30 Briggs Racing Enterprises
5 Not known
26 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#7 Bill Brack Racing Enterprises
4 engine
27 Ralph Manaker March 79B [6] - Ford BDD
#23 R.M. Racing
2 Gear linkage
T Howdy Holmes March 79A [4] - Ford BDD
Doug Shierson Racing
(Only used in practice)
DNA Bertil Roos unknown
#15
Did not arrive
DNA Chip Mead Ralt RT1/78 [106] - Ford BDD
#31
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Duclos Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD
#34 K-D Automotive Engineering
Did not arrive
DNA Dave McMillan unknown
#47
Did not arrive
DNA John Connolly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#56 Connolly Enterprises
Did not arrive
DNA Alec Donachy March 78B - Ford BDD
#98 Alec Donachy Racing with Rolex
Did not arrive
DNA Dale Lang March 78B [12] - Ford BDD
#99 Stimola Race Prep
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD 2.11.434
2 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings 2.11.530
3 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 2.11.704
4 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 2.11.863
5 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 2.12.496
6 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
7 Carl Liebich (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T560 [T460 HU18] - Ford BDD
8 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Excalibur EE3B [March 79B-9] - Ford BDD
9 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD
10 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T560 [T460 HU18] (Carl Liebich): New to Carl Liebich (Plymouth, WI/Two Rivers, WI) for Canadian and IMSA Formula Atlantic races late in the 1976 season. Liebich was said to have a new T560 for 1977, but it appears it was his nearly-new T460 updated. Retained for 1978, 1979, and the start of 1980. Chris Townsend's research shows this car was sold to Chuck Dietrich in 1980 and used by him in SCCA Central Division Formula Atlantic until 1982. It was then retained unraced by Dietrich until sold to Lowell Blossom in 1995. Sold by Blossom to Dave Jordano (Indianapolis, IN) in 2005.
  2. March 77B [76B-12] (Bob McGregor): A white March 76B invoiced to Shierson in March 1976.

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.