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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mexico City, 26 Oct 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 80A [5] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#6 Shierson Racing
40 0.52.08.00
114.17
2 Tom Gloy Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings
#38 Lane Sports
40
3 Jeff Wood Ralt RT4/80 [162] - Ford BDD
#2 Landmark - Agapiou Racing
40
4 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#11 Lane Sports
40
5 Steve "Gas" Saleen Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings
#69
40
6 Tom Phillips March 79B - Ford BDD
#36 Pierre's Motor Racing
40
7 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#39
40
8 Tommy Grunnah March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
#53 Shierson Racing
40
9 Price Cobb March 80A [21] - Ford BDD
#22 Clegg Racing
39
10 Charles Cass March 80A [8] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
39
11 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing

12 Marco Tolama March 80A - Ford BDD
#10 Lazono-Shea Racing

13 Gustavo BolaƱos March 77B - Ford BDD
#76 B.M.B. Racing

14 John Mortensen March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop
#89 Shierson Racing (see note 1)

15 Ed Midgley March 78B [19] - Ford BDD
#40 Ed Midgley Builder (see note 2)

16 Joel Herrera March 78B - Ford BDD
#79 B.M.B. Racing
12 Accident
17 Michael Provost March 78B [17] - Ford BDD
#20 Garth Pollard Racing

DNS Mike Rosen March 79B - Ford BDD
#35 Pierre Phillips
Did not start
(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 1.17.192
2 Tom Gloy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [34] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.17.361
3 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [162] - Ford BDD 1.17.476
4 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.17.817
5 Steve "Gas" Saleen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.17.836
6 Tom Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD
7 Mike Rosen * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.19.10
8 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [21] - Ford BDD
9 John Mortensen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [9] - Ford BDD Race Shop
11 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [16] - Ford BDD
 
* Did not start

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 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.

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.