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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Westwood, 1 Jun 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#6 Shierson Racing
56
2 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings
#1 Lane Sports
56
3 Steve "Gas" Saleen Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings
#69 Gas Saleen Racing
56
4 Dan Marvin March 80A [21] - Ford BDD
#70 Norman Racing
56
5 Jeff Wood March 80A [14] - Ford BDD Willis
#2 Wood Racing
56
6 Price Cobb March 80A [20] - Ford BDD
#22 Norman Racing
55
7 John Mortensen March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#9 Shierson Racing-Transcendental Meditation
(see note 1)
55
8 Tom Stewart March 80A [10] - Ford BDD
#3 Pierre Phillips Racing
55
9 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 Lane Sports
55
10 Tommy Grunnah March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
#53 Relco Racing
55
11 Charles Cass March 80A [8] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#8 Doug Shierson Racing-Limited Editions
54
12 Mike Follett Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD
#21 Follett Motorsport
53
13 Ed Donnelly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#32 Concrete Concepts Blg Co Ltd
52
14 Bob McGregor March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#71 Bob McGregor
52
15 John Connolly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#56 John J. Connolly Ent. Inc.
52
16 Garth Pollard March 78B [17] - Ford BDD
#20 NSF Racing
49
17 Brian McLoughlin Ralt RT1/77 [81] - Ford BDD
#41 Brian McLaughlin
48
18 Ralph Manaker March 80A [4] - Ford BDD
#23 RM Racing
42 brkn shift l
R Bob Hoff Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings
#68 Gas Saleen Racing
25 throttle
R Steve Jizmagian Ralt RT1/79 [167] - Ford BDD
#74 Chula
10 oil plug blo
R Whitney Ganz Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#39 Whit Ganz Racing
1 throttle
DNA TBA March 80A [24] - Ford BDD
#4 Fred Opert Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Skeeter McKitterick Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD Jennings
#12 Cam 2-AME
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Grundrich Ralt RT1/78 [111] - Ford BDD
#15 BTG Investments
Did not arrive
DNA Carlos Bobeda Ralt RT1/76 [11] - Ford BDD
#18 Condor Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [142] - Ford BDD
#19
Did not arrive
DNA Colin Tuckey Chevron B45 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#26 FBM
Did not arrive
DNA Ken Dunn Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#27
Did not arrive
DNA Mike Buckenham Chevron B34 [34.76.34] - Ford BDD
#34 Stuttgart West
Did not arrive
DNA Dave McMillan Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#47 Pan Am
Did not arrive
DNA Carl Liebich March 79B - Ford BDD
#54 Liebrau Racing (see note 2)
Did not arrive
DNA Rick Bell Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Terry Knight Ralt RT4/80 [180] - Ford BDD
#88 Ralt American
Did not arrive
DNA Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#92 Spirit of America (see note 3)
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 1m 02.277s
2 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1m 02.400s
3 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [21] - Ford BDD 1m 02.912s
4 Tom Stewart (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [10] - Ford BDD 1m 03.369s
5 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [14] - Ford BDD Willis 1m 03.528s
6 Steve "Gas" Saleen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 03.594s
7 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [20] - Ford BDD 1m 03.606s
8 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1m 03.721s
9 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1m 03.961s
10 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [16] - Ford BDD 1m 04.122s
11 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 04.321s
12 Ralph Manaker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [4] - Ford BDD 1m 04.639s
13 Steve Jizmagian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [167] - Ford BDD 1m 04.800s
14 Charles Cass (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [8] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1m 05.483s
15 Brian McLoughlin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [81] - Ford BDD 1m 06.164s
16 Mike Follett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD 1m 06.496s
17 Bob Hoff (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings 1m 06.531s
18 John Connolly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1m 06.912s
19 Bob McGregor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD 1m 07.053s
20 Ed Donnelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1m 07.893s
21 Garth Pollard (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [17] - Ford BDD 1m 08.556s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. March 79B (Carl Liebich): 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.
  3. 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.

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.