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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Montréal, 29 Sep 1979

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Howdy Holmes March 79B - Ford BDD
#8 Jiffy Mixes/DSR
37 1.02.47.707
97.218
2 Price Cobb March 79B - Ford BDD
#58 Hang Ten/Marvin-Clegg Racing
37 1.02.48.817
3 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19 NTS
37
4 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
37
5 Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Great Plains
37
6 Tom Klausler March 78B - Ford BDD
#48 Harland Auto Dorval
37
7 Dan Marvin March 79B - Ford BDD
#10 Hang Ten/Marvin-Clegg Racing
37
8 Richard Spenard Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#3 Belvedere
37
9 Ken Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#30 Tropicana Hotel
37
10 Ken Duclos Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD
#34 Kay-Dee Automotive Engineering
37
11 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing
36
12 John Mortensen March 79B - Ford BDD
#9 Transcendental Meditation/Stimola Race Preparation
36
13 James King March 79B [16] - Ford BDD
#25 Raggedy Ann
36
14 Mark McCaig Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#11 Shea-McCaig/Rick Shea Racing
36
15 Bob Armstrong Ralt RT1/78 [106] - Ford BDD
#31 Signom Racing
36
16 Jean-Pierre Alamy Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD
#13 Pepsi
36
17 Bruce Jensen Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD
#41 Poverty Racing
36
18 Mike Follett Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD
#21 Follett's Mountain Sports
36
19 Bruce MacInnes Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#56 Connolly Enterprises
35
20 Robert Silvestro Ralt RT1/78 [129] - Ford BDD
#99 BTG Investments
34
21 John Paul Jr Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD
#18 Hilton
34
22 John David Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#79 Tropicana Hotel
33
23 Don Breidenbach March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific
#50 Tropicana Hotel
28
24 Eje Elgh March 79B - Ford BDD
#1 Valvoline Opert Racing (see note 1)
24
25 Gilles Léger Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#6 Belvedere
24
26 Larry Bergman Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#87 Briggs Racing
21
27 Kees Nierop Ralt RT1/77 - Ford BDD
#35 Belvedere/Pierre Phillips
19
28 Cliff Hansen March 79B - Ford BDD
#27 Furnas
17
29 Rick Koehler Excalibur EE3B [March 79B-9] - Ford BDD
#51 Ecurie Excalibur EE3B
17
30 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28 Fat Cola
12
31 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 79B [78B-13] - Ford BDD
#7 Bombardier
7 Black flagged dangerous driving
32 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/79 [132?] - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American
5 Brake master cylinder
33 Skeeter McKitterick Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD Jennings
#12 Cam 2 -- AME Racing
3
34 Gary Yott March 78B - Ford BDD
#37 Yott Courier Service
1
DNS Doug Titus Chevron B39 [39-77-12] - Ford BDD
#4 Excita Special/Fred Opert Racing
Did not start
(engine)
DNS Marco Tolama Chevron B45 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD
#5 Terremar/Fred Opert Racing
Did not start
DNSC Ralph Manaker March 79B [6] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing/Site Hill Farms
Did not start (crashed)
DNQ Monique Proulx Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#81 Queenswear
Did not qualify

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 1.38.896
2 Howdy Holmes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.40.430
3 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.40.454
4 Tom Klausler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD 1.40.789
5 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD 1.40.931
6 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [17] - Ford BDD 1.41.389
7 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-13] - Ford BDD 1.41.499
8 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.41.742
9 Eje Elgh (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.41.959
10 Richard Spenard (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.42.488
11 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.42.733
12 Ken Duclos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [119] - Ford BDD 1.42.957
13 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific 1.43.085
14 Rick Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD 1.43.326
15 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [16] - Ford BDD 1.43.428
16 Skeeter McKitterick (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.43.434
17 Ken Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific 1.43.536
18 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.43.646
19 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD 1.43.955
20 Cliff Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.44.092
21 Jean-Pierre Alamy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD 1.44.160
22 Don Breidenbach (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD Pacific 1.44.229
23 Bob Armstrong (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [106] - Ford BDD 1.44.317
24 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Excalibur EE3B [March 79B-9] - Ford BDD 1.44.384
25 Bruce MacInnes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.44.409
26 Mark McCaig (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.44.939
27 Larry Bergman (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.45.020
28 Mike Follett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD 1.45.273
29 John Paul Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [96] - Ford BDD 1.45.291
30 Bruce Jensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD 1.45.964
31 Gilles Léger (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.46.154
32 Robert Silvestro (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [129] - Ford BDD 1.46.435
33 Ralph Manaker * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [6] - Ford BDD 1.46.963
34 Marco Tolama * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45 [45.78.02] - Ford BDD 1.47.879
35 Gary Yott (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD 1.49.207
36 Kees Nierop (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 - Ford BDD 1.52.835
37 Doug Titus * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B39 [39-77-12] - Ford BDD 1.54.135
38 Monique Proulx * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 2.13.482
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B (Eje Elgh): 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.

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