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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Long Beach, 14 Mar 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD
#43 Ralt American
50 1.14.56.81
80.86 mph
2 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 81A [2] - Ford BDD
#1 Doug Shierson Racing
50 1.15.13.08
3 Danny Sullivan Ralt RT4/81 [189] - Ford BDD
#38 Garvin Brown Racing
50 1.15.20.53
4 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD
#11 Lane Sports
50 1.15.35.64
5 Price Cobb March 80A [21] - Ford BDD
#22 Marvin Clegg Racing
50 1.16.01.42
6 John David Briggs March 79B - Ford BDD
#37
48
7 Ed Midgley March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40
48
8 Chris Kneifel March 81A - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
48
9 Ken Dunn Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#27 Zamboni/Dunn Racing
48
10 Giuseppe "Joe" Castellano Ralt RT4/80 [180] - Ford BDD
#66
48
11 Norm Hunter Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#12 Lane Sports
47
12 Dave McMillan Ralt RT4/81 [205] - Ford BDD
#41
47
13 Bob Schader March 79B [78B] - Ford BDD
#16 (see note 1)
46
14 Joe Kelly March 79B - Ford BDD
#77 Rheinstein/Higgins
46
15 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD
#28
45
16 Tommy Grunnah March 81A - Ford BDD
#6 Doug Shierson Racing
45
17 Steve "Gas" Saleen Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD
#39
44
18 Kent Combs Ralt RT1/78 [132] - Ford BDD
#60
44
19 Hubert Phipps March 80A [11] - Ford BDD
#90 Garvin Brown Racing
44
20 Erik Phelan March 77B - Ford BDD
#36
43
21 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD
#17 Terry Karges
41
22 Bob McGregor March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#71
41
23 Willy T. Ribbs Ralt RT1/79 [164] - Ford BDD
#91 Archie Snider
41
24 Wally Farrell March 79B - Ford BDD
#95
40
25 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD
#10 Lane Sports
36
26 Bob Earl Ralt RT1/78 [111] - Ford BDD Jennings
#29 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
27 Accident
27 Dan Marvin Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#7
26 Clutch
28 Carlos Bobeda Ralt RT1/76 [11] - Ford BDD
#18
22
29 Steve Millen Ralt RT1/77 [88] - Ford BDD
#31
15 Clutch
30 Jim van Horn March 81A [5?] - Ford BDD
#4
13
31 Colin Tuckey Chevron B45/B39 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD
#26
11
32 Allen Berg Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD Jennings
#68
10
33 Mark Akerstream March 78B - Ford BDD
#32
8
34 Pete Halsmer Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#34
1
DNS John Mortensen March 81A - Ford BDD
#5
Did not start
DNS Dick Sasser Winkelmann WDB2 [4] - Ford twin cam
#20
Did not start
DNS Dick Ferguson Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#32
Did not start
DNS Mark Moore March 79B - Ford BDD
#19
Did not start
DNS Kyle Buxton Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD
#51
Did not start
DNS Warren "Bud" Pauge Hayashi 220A - Ford BDD
#92
Did not start
DNSC Cliff Hansen Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA
#30 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
Did not start (crashed)
DNA Michael Roe March 80A - Ford BDD
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Geoff Brabham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD 1.27.368
2 Danny Sullivan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [189] - Ford BDD 1.28.231
3 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [2] - Ford BDD 1.28.425
4 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.28.448
5 John Mortensen * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 2.11.877
5 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [111] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.28.594
6 Willy T. Ribbs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [164] - Ford BDD 1.28.982
7 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [21] - Ford BDD 1.29.299
8 Dave McMillan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [205] - Ford BDD 1.29.354
9 Mike Rosen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD 1.29.564
10 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD 1.29.605
11 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.30.037
12 Steve Millen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [88] - Ford BDD 1.30.334
13 Steve "Gas" Saleen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [165] - Ford BDD 1.30.381
14 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.30.456
15 Cliff Hansen * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDA 1.30.522
16 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD 1.30.744
17 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD 1.30.758
18 Allen Berg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD Jennings 1.30.827
19 Pete Halsmer (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.30.723
20 Norm Hunter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.30.567
21 Jim van Horn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [5?] - Ford BDD 1.31.136
22 Ken Dunn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.32.341
23 Mark Moore * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.32.050
24 Carlos Bobeda (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [11] - Ford BDD 1.32.355
25 Ed Midgley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1.32.490
26 Chris Kneifel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.32.554
27 Giuseppe "Joe" Castellano (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [180] - Ford BDD 1.33.168
28 Colin Tuckey (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Chevron B45/B39 [45-78-03] - Ford BDD 1.33.599
29 Bob Schader (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [78B] - Ford BDD 1.33.704
30 Dick Ferguson * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.33.825
31 Bob McGregor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD 1.33.870
32 Kyle Buxton * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD 1.33.872
33 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [11] - Ford BDD 1.33.982
34 Erik Phelan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD 1.34.172
35 Wally Farrell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.34.298
36 Joe Kelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.34.388
37 Kent Combs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [132] - Ford BDD 1.36.110
38 Mark Akerstream (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD 1.36.467
39 Warren "Bud" Pauge * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Hayashi 220A - Ford BDD 1.40.297
40 Dick Sasser * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Winkelmann WDB2 [4] - Ford twin cam 1.45.047
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 79B [78B] (Bob Schader): Jeff Wood (Studio City, CA) drove a March 78B for Great Plains Racing in Formula Atlantic in 1978 and raced the same car in New Zealand in December 1978 and January 1979. He moved to a 79B for 1979 and the 78B is believed to have been sold to Greg Sun who ran it (as a 78-79B) in SCCA events in 1979. It was then acquired by Bob Schader and raced on through 1980 and early 1981, including appearances at the Long Beach and Road America pro races in 1980 and at Long Beach again in 1981. Schader then moved into FSV and the 78B was sold to Dorsey Schroeder (Manchester, MO) and used extensively in SCCA in 1981 and 1982.

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.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources for these races include Autosport and On Track magazines and race programmes.