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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Brainerd, 15 Jun 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Steve "Gas" Saleen Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings
#69 Saleen Racing
33 0.55.55.86
106.202
2 Price Cobb March 80A [20] - Ford BDD
#22 Jon Norman Racing
33 0.56.12.18
3 Jerry Hansen March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#44 Kevin Oshima Bonsai Gardens
33
4 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing
33
5 Ralph Manaker March 80A [4] - Ford BDD
#23 R.M. Racing
33
6 Roger 'Kip' Penske Jr Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings
#10 Lane Sports
33
7 Ed Midgley March 79B [78B-19] - Ford BDD
#40 (see note 1)
33
8 Charles Cass March 80A [8] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
33
9 Mike Follett Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD
#21 Follett's Mountain Sports
32
10 Colin Tuckey Chevron B45/B39 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#26 FBM
32
11 James Oppermann March 79B [4] - Ford BDD
#29
30
12 Carl Liebich March 79B - Ford BDD
#54 Liebrau Racing (see note 2)
29
13 Dan Marvin March 80A [21] - Ford BDD
#7 Jon Norman Racing
29
14 Bob Hoff Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings
#68 Gas Saleen Racing
21 Suspension
15 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 Lane Sports
19 Overheating
16 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#39
13 Engine
17 Bruce Clark Lola T560 [HU1] - Ford BDD
#75 Budweiser
1 Accident damage
18 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#6 Shierson Racing
0 Accident
19 Tom Stewart March 80A [10] - Ford BDD
#3 Pierre Phillips Racing
0 Accident
20 Jeff Wood March 80A [14] - Ford BDD Willis
#2
0 Accident; written off
21 John Mortensen March 80A [6] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#9 Shierson Racing
0 Accident
22 Tommy Grunnah March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
#53 Relco Racing
0 Accident
23 Patrick Garmyn March 78B [3] - Ford BDD
#86
0 Accident

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

Qualifying
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1.34.288
2 Tom Stewart (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [10] - Ford BDD 1.34.567
3 James Oppermann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [4] - Ford BDD 1.34.628
4 Steve "Gas" Saleen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.34.673
5 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [21] - Ford BDD 1.35.303
6 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [14] - Ford BDD Willis 1.35.319
7 Jerry Hansen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1.35.435
8 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [6] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1.35.462
9 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.35.610
10 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.35.781
11 Rick Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD 1.36.053
12 Charles Cass (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [8] - Ford BDD Race Shop 1.36.066
13 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [16] - Ford BDD 1.36.068
14 Roger 'Kip' Penske Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.36.184
15 Bruce Clark (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T560 [HU1] - Ford BDD 1.36.478
16 Ed Midgley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B-19] - Ford BDD 1.36.553
17 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [20] - Ford BDD 1.36.923
18 Ralph Manaker (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [4] - Ford BDD 1.37.063
19 Bob Hoff (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings 1.38.239
20 Mike Follett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [128] - Ford BDD 1.38.591
21 Patrick Garmyn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [3] - Ford BDD 1.38.663
22 Carl Liebich (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.40.153
23 Colin Tuckey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45/B39 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.41.067

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B [78B-19] (Ed Midgley): Sold new to Jerry Hansen and used in SCCA Nationals, winning the 1978 Run-Offs. Sold to Ed Midgley for 1979 and used again only in Nationals. Updated to 79B specification for 1980 and raced by Midgley in the Pro championship until wrecked at Trois Rivieres. Midgley completed the season in a borrowed 78B. The damaged car sold to Carl Berggren and rebuilt. Later with Bruce Cambern.
  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.

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.