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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mexico City, 5 Apr 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 81A [2] - Ford BDD
#1 Doug Shierson Racing
40
2 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD
#11 Lane Sports
40
3 Norm Hunter Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#12 Lane Sports
40
4 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD
#10 Lane Sports
40
5 Dan Marvin Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#7
40
6 Tommy Grunnah March 81A - Ford BDD
#6 Doug Shierson Racing

7 Danny Sullivan Ralt RT4/81 [189] - Ford BDD
#38 Garvin Brown Racing

8 Miguel Muñiz March 79B - Ford BDD
#46

9 Hubert Phipps March 80A [11] - Ford BDD
#90

10 Juan Carlos Bolaños Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#49

11 Jim van Horn March 81A [5?] - Ford BDD
#4

12 Ted Titmas March 78B - Ford BDD
#77

13 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD
#17 Synthoil
Not Running
14 Chris Kneifel March 81A - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
Not Running
15 Erik Phelan March 77B - Ford BDD
#36
Not Running
16 Gustavo Bolaños March 77B ['722-23'] - Ford BDD
#47 (see note 1)
Not Running
17 Tom Phillips March 81A [8?] - Ford BDD
#5 Pierre Phillips
Not Running
18 Allen Berg Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD Jennings
#68
Not Running
19 Ed Midgley March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40
Not Running
20 Marco Tolama Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#45
Not Running
DNQ Joel Herrera March 80A [23] - Ford BDD
#86
Did not qualify
DNQ Roberto Quintanilla unknown
Did not qualify
DNP Daniel Muñiz Ralt RT1/79 [147] - Ford BDD Jennings
#49 Lane Sports
Did not take part in official practice
DNA Sergio Dominguez unknown
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [2] - Ford BDD 1.17.601
2 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD 1.17.693
3 Danny Sullivan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [189] - Ford BDD 1.17.780
4 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD
5 Mike Rosen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD
6 Norm Hunter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
7 Tom Phillips (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [8?] - Ford BDD
8 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD
9 Allen Berg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD Jennings
10 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
11 Ed Midgley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
12 Chris Kneifel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD
13 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [11] - Ford BDD
14 Jim van Horn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [5?] - Ford BDD
15 Juan Carlos Bolaños (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.21.178
16 Gustavo Bolaños (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B ['722-23'] - Ford BDD 1.22.271
17 Miguel Muñiz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD
18 Erik Phelan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD
20 Marco Tolama (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.23.910
20 Ted Titmas (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 77B ['722-23'] (Gustavo Bolaños): Ted Titmas (Van Nuys, CA) of Titmas Racing ran a March "78B" or "77B" for a number of hire drivers from 1977 onwards. An SCCA log book dated June 1977 still in Titmas's possession gives the chasis number of this car as 722/33. He acquired the car from Wilbur Bunce, who had been using it as a spare car, so it may be the car Bunce ran in SCCA Nationals in 1976, but if it was, it is unclear why it would have needed a new log book after Titmas acquired it. In 1977, Titmas is said to have run it for Dennis Firestone (Los Angeles, CA), but Firestone focused on Formula Ford that season, and it is not clear were he raced the March. In 1978, Titmas ran it for Ben Schilachi (Beverley Hills, CA), at which time it was blue and entered as #22. He retained it for 1979, when it was entered for Dick Gamble at the Long Beach race, and then Titmas sold it to Juan Carlos Bolaños. Bolaños advertised a March 73B in July 1979, which only deepens the mystery of this car.

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 (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help in any way with our research.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include On Track magazine 25 Feb 1982 p14 and El Universal.