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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 - 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 - 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 (Gustavo Bolaños): Roy Folland (Montréal, Quebec) had a purple #6 March 73B for 1973 but crashed at Trois-Rivières in Sept and after being repaired, the 73B was sold to Ecurie Canada for guest driver Eppie Wietzes to race at the Watkins Glen Pro FB race five weeks later. Then sold to Tim Cooper (Kansas City, MO) who raced the "ex-Ecurie Canada" 73B at a Willow Springs Regional in December 1973. Raced extensively in SCCA racing early in 1974 and then in the Pro F/Atlantic series, prepared by Charlie Williams Racing. Probably then the "75B" that Cooper raced as part of Doug Shierson Racing in 1975; maybe the 75B/76B that Wilbur Bunce ran for him in 1976, and possibly the self-entered 77B he had in early 1977. Might then be the ex-Cooper March "75B" later entered by Ted Titmus in 1978 and 1979. The latter years of this history become increasingly uncertain and we're very keen to talk to Tim Cooper to clarify.

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 include On Track magazine 25 Feb 1982 p14 and El Universal.