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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Long Beach, 29 Mar 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings
#1 Lane Sports
50 1.15.30.18
81.867
2 Kevin Cogan Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#33 Ralt American/Theodore Racing
50 1.15.37.39
3 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD Jennings
#19 Earl Motor Racing
50
4 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#6 Douglas Shierson Racing
50
5 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 Lane Sports
50
6 Bruce MacInnes Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#57 John Connolly Racing
49
7 Steve "Gas" Saleen Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings
#69 Gas Saleen Racing
49
8 Takao Wada March 79B [78B-15] - Ford BDD
#7 Bill Brack Racing
49
9 Paul Grundrich Ralt RT1/78 [111] - Ford BDD
#15 BTG Investment
49
10 Robert Silvestro Ralt RT1/78 [129] - Ford BDD
#99 BTG Investment
48
11 Rick Koehler March 80A [17] - Ford BDD
#51 Ecurie Excalibur
47
12 Bob McGregor March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#71
47
13 Wally Farrell March 79B - Ford BDD
#96 Blumenthal, Farrell & Kennedy
47
14 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#39 Clayton Racing
47
15 Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#92 (see note 1)
46
16 John Connolly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#56 John Connolly Racing
46
17 Steve Jizmagian Ralt RT1/79 [167] - Ford BDD
#74 Steve Jizmagian Racing
43
18 Charles Cass March 80A [8] - Ford BDD
#8 Douglas Shierson Racing
40 Overheating
19 Bob Schader March 80A [11] - Ford BDD
#16
37 Puncture
20 Jeff Wood March 80A [14] - Ford BDD Willis
#2 Jeff Wood Racing
35 Gear linkage
21 Mike Buckenham Chevron B34 [34.76.34] - Ford BDD
#34
34 Retired
22 John Mortensen March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#9 Douglas Shierson Racing (see note 2)
23 Wheel
23 Juan Carlos Bolaños March 79B - Ford BDD
#79 B.M.B. Racing
23 Headgasket
24 Dan Marvin March 80A [21] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#70 Marvin Clegg Racing
15 Collision with spinning back marker
25 Fred Whitehead March 78B - Ford BDD
#81
15 Broken wheel
26 Tom Stewart March 80A [10] - Ford BDD
#3 Pierre Phillips Racing
15 Brakes
27 Ed Donnelly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#32 Concrete Concepts Building Co Inc
13 Engine
28 Carlos Bobeda Ralt RT1/76 [11] - Ford BDD
#57
13 CV joint
29 Price Cobb March 80A [20] - Ford BDD
#22 Jon Norman Racing
12 Rear suspension
30 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4/80 [178] - Ford BDD
#43 Psachie Racing
11 Overheating/handling
31 Dave McMillan Ralt RT1/76 [36] - Ford BDD Hart
#47 David McMillan Racing (see note 3)
11 Collision with Cobb
32 Ken Dunn Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#27
8 Engine
33 Tommy Grunnah March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
#53 Relco Racing
5 Suspension
34 Garth Pollard March 78B [17] - Ford BDD
#20 NSF Racing
2 Accident
35 Danny Sullivan March 80A [24] - Ford BDD
#4 Fred Opert Racing
0 Collision with Villeneuve
36 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28 Sposato Motor Racing
0 Accident
37 Ralph Manaker March 80A [4] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing
0 Accident
38 Terry Knight Ralt RT4/80 [180] - Ford BDD
#88 Terry Knight Racing
0 Engine
39 Peter Kuhn March 79B - Ford BDD
#40 Hot laps/Titmus Racing

DNS Carl Liebich Lola T560 [T460 HU18] - Ford BDD
#54 Liebrau Racing
Did not start
DNS Peter Greenfield March 79B [3] - Ford BDD
#17
Did not start
DNS Skeeter McKitterick Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD Jennings
#12 AME Racing
Did not start
DNQ Colin Tuckey Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#26
Did not qualify
DNQ J O 'Jocko' Cunningham March 80A [22] - Ford BDD
#55 Performance Racing
Did not qualify
T Jeff Wood March 79B [17] - Ford BDD
#2 Great Plains [Jeff Wood Racing]
(Only used in practice)
DNA Jean-Pierre Alamy Ralt RT1/79 [148] - Ford BDD
#13 J-P Alamy Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Doug Titus March 79B - Ford BDD
#14
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Follett Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#21 Follett's Mountain Sports
Did not arrive
DNA Len Campbell March - Ford BDD
#24
Did not arrive
DNA James King March 79B [16] - Ford BDD
#25 Raggedy Ann Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD
#30 Briggs Racing
Did not arrive
DNA John David Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD
#31 Briggs Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Frank Bramante March 79B [78B-4] - Ford BDD
#44
Did not arrive
DNA Giuseppe "Joe" Castellano Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#66
Did not arrive
DNA Robert J. Nelkin March 80A - Ford BDD
#67 Nelkin Racing Organisation
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Hoff Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#68 Gas Saleen Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Rick Bell Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Patrick Garmyn unknown
#86
Did not arrive
DNA Mark C. Engler unknown
#91
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.27.331
2 Geoff Brabham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [178] - Ford BDD 1.27.613
3 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [21] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.27.977
4 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [20] - Ford BDD 1.28.037
5 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [14] - Ford BDD Willis 1.28.056
6 Kevin Cogan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.28.159
7 Dave McMillan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [36] - Ford BDD Hart 1.28.235
8 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1.28.686
9 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.28.737
10 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1.29.206
11 Steve "Gas" Saleen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings
17 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
18 Takao Wada (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-15] - Ford BDD
20 Bruce MacInnes (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
22 Rick Koehler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [17] - Ford BDD
24 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
25 Paul Grundrich (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [111] - Ford BDD
28 Robert Silvestro (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [129] - Ford BDD
33 Bob McGregor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
36 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
38 Wally Farrell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38 [‘33’] (Warren "Bud" Pauge): A "new chassis" replacing the ASCA team's Brabham BT38 wrecked by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Rouen. It was raced by teammate Adam Potocki at Imola, where Potocki failed to qualify, and was then Jaussaud's car for the rest of the season. ASCA entered Jaussaud in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, but he was involved in the startline accident at the second Interlagos race, and the Brabham was badly damaged. According to Chris Townsend's research, this car was acquired by Fred Opert Racing and raced by Héctor Rebaque in the Caracas Formula B race in March 1973, then by Brian Robertson in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1973. It's not clear what else Opert used it for in 1973, but in January 1974, he sold it to John Bernardine (Tulsa, OK) for SCCA Formula B. Then to Warren Pauge (Hacienda Heights, CA) in August 1975, replacing his well-used Brabham BT21. Pauge retained the BT38 for many years, even running it as a Can-Am car once in 1982. After he finally stopped racing it in 1988, he sold it to Marc Bahner, then it went to George Steven in 1992, Tom Stapleton about 2008, and Paul Skilowitz (Stuart, FL) in 2016.
  2. March 80A [9] (John Mortensen): Run in 1980 by Doug Shierson Racing for John Mortensen in North American series then to Howard Cherry for 1981 and 1982 (prepared and run by Dennis Eades of Competition Preparation). Sold to an Italian-American 1982 and disassembled; to John Barrett 1990 and rebuilt with the help of Ed Midgley but not raced; to Jim Ozane 1999 (used in vintage racing); to Christian Forrer 2005 (US vintage racing); to Kim Jones (Australia) 2008.
  3. Ralt RT1/76 [36] (Dave McMillan): Consigned by Ralt to Ralt American in summer 1976. Run by Dave McMillan in New Zealand Gold Star series, late 1976. Chassis number observed on Dave McMillan's car by Dave McKinney at Baypark, 2 Jan 1977, and published NZMA 28 Jan 77 p5. Described there as ex Kevin Cogan, so one of the four RT1s [chassis 30; 33; 34; 36] shown in Ralt build records [reproduced Autosport 1977] sent to Brian Robertson for Formula Atlantic series in 1976. Since 30 is known to be the car of Bertil Roos, and 33 that of Craig Hill, we can assume that Cogan indeed used 36 [except at the last race of the year when he is known to use Hill's RT1-33], and 34 was that of Richard Spenard - a car originally intended for McMillan's use in North America, until his sponsorship fell through. Retained by McMillan until at least 1980, and used in both North America and New Zealand. McMillan says took his own car to Canada NZMA 29 Jul 77 p5. NZMA report of the race at Halifax says car used in NZ. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at Bay Park, 2 Jan 1978 [NZMA 20 Jan 78 p4].

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.