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Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières, 2 Sep 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
42 1.02.25.798
84.77
2 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
42 1.02.44.989
3 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
42 1.02.50.134
4 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 79B [78B-13] - Ford BDD
#7 Bill Brack Racing
42 1.03.00.411
5 Price Cobb March 79B - Ford BDD
#59 Marvin-Clegg Racing
42 1.03.04.146
6 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#98 Rick Bell Racing
42 1.03.55.082
7 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Stimola Race Preparation
41
8 Ken Duclos Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD
#84 Ken Duclos Automotive
41
9 Tommy Grunnah March 79B - Ford BDD
#53 Relco Racing Enterprises
41
10 Ken Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD
#89 Stimola Race Preparation
41
11 Mike Follett Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD
#21 Follett Motorsport Racing
40
12 Larry Bergman Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#87 Briggs Racing
40
13 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing
40
14 Rejean Vincent March 78B [15] - Ford BDD
#6 Bill Brack Racing
38
15 John Paul Jr Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD
#18 John Paul Racing
37
16 Don Breidenbach March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#50 Tropicana Hotels
37 Out of fuel
17 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Team Kiwi
33 Gearbox
18 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American Arciero/K&K Investments/Quaker State
32 Collision with Wood
19 Jon Norman March 79B - Ford BDD
#58 Marvin-Clegg Racing
26 Accident
20 Derek Daly March 79B - Ford BDD
#88 Fred Opert Racing (see note 1)
24 Engine
21 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS Racing
21 Accident
22 Jean-Pierre Alamy Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD
#13 Dinorivera Auto Sales/CKTM-TV
18 Clutch
23 Rick Koehler March 79B [9] - Ford BDD
#51 Ecurie Excalibur
11 Brakes
24 Ralph Manaker March 79B [6] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing/Site Hill Farms
10 Clutch
25 John David Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#79 Briggs Racing
6 Suspension
UNK Marco Tolama Chevron B45 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD
#5 Fred Opert Racing

DNS Bruce MacInnes Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#57 Connolly Racing
Did not start
DNS Tim Coconis Ralt RT1/78 [96] - Ford BDD
#48 John Paul Racing
Did not start
UNKE Skeeter McKitterick Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD Jennings
#12
On entry list
UNKE James King March 79B [16] - Ford BDD
#25
On entry list
UNKE Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28
On entry list
UNKE Ken Duclos Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD
#34
On entry list
UNKE Bruce Jensen Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD
#41
On entry list
UNKE Frank Bramante March 79B [78B-4] - Ford BDD
#44
On entry list
UNKE Len Campbell March - Ford BDD
#70
On entry list
UNKE Chris Gleason Ralt RT1/78 [135] - Ford BDD
#75
On entry list
UNKE Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78
On entry list
UNKE Terry Knight March 79B [78B-1] - Ford BDD
#88
On entry list
UNKE Marc Dancose Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#96
On entry list

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

Qualifying
1 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.27.069
2 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD 1.27.514
3 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 1.28.030
4 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.28.283
5 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 1.28.648
6 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-13] - Ford BDD 1.29.269
7 Rick Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD 1.29.968
8 Derek Daly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.30.020
9 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific 1.30.485
10 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.30.589
11 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.30.680
12 Ken Duclos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD 1.30.721
13 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [9] - Ford BDD 1.31.081
14 Larry Bergman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.31.195
15 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.31.288
16 Mike Follett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD 1.31.877
17 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific 1.31.901
18 Rejean Vincent (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [15] - Ford BDD 1.32.118
19 Jon Norman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.32.382
20 Ken Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.32.672
21 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.32.690
22 Jean-Pierre Alamy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD 1.32.748
23 Bruce MacInnes * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.32.892
24 Tim Coconis * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [96] - Ford BDD 1.33.310
25 John Paul Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD 1.33.664
26 Mark McCaig (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.34.058
27 Ralph Manaker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [6] - Ford BDD 1.35.120
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B (Derek Daly): Long-time Chevron importer Fred Opert acquired a March 79B for 1979 and ran it alongside the Chevron B45 he had left from 1978. It was raced once by team driver Marco Tolama and also by European F2 stars Derek Daly (at Trois-Rivières) and Eje Elgh (at Montréal). It went to Carl Liebich for 1980, who recalls buying a car from Opert that had previously been driven by Daly. Retained for 1981 but Liebich does not recall who he sold it to.

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.

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