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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Mid-Ohio, 28 Jun 1981

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jacques Villeneuve Sr March 81A [2] - Ford BDD
#1 Doug Shierson Racing
42 1.01.13.611
99.6 mph
2 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD
#17 Karges Sport
42 1.01.51.218
3 Tim Coconis Ralt RT4/81 [227] - Ford BDD
#83 Graphics International
42 1.02.20.888
4 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD
#7 Jon Norman Racing/Boerner International
42 1.02.36.650
5 Rogelio Rodriguez Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD
#11 Lane Sports
41
6 Allen Berg Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD Jennings
#68 Berg Racing/United Way
41
7 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD
#10 Lane Sports/E-Z Wider
41
8 Patrick Garmyn March 80A [8] - Ford BDD
#15 Patrick Garmyn/Casdorph Photog
41
9 Ed Midgley March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40 Foxwood Motorsports
41
10 Mark Moore March 79B - Ford BDA
#19 British Motors
41
11 Hubert Phipps March 80A [11] - Ford BDD
#90 Stimola Race Prep
40
12 Rick Bell Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD
#78 Bell Racing
40
13 Peter Lerch March 80A [24] - Ford BDD
#45 Stimola Race Prep
38
14 Erik Phelan March 77B - Ford BDD
#36
38
15 John R. Fowler Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD
#98 Fast Company
33 Not known
16 Tommy Grunnah March 81A - Ford BDD
#6 Doug Shierson Racing/Relco
13 Overheating
17 Billy Scyphers Ralt RT4/81 [189] - Ford BDD
#38 Garvin Brown Racing
10 Suspension
18 Chris Kneifel March 81A - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing/Primus
10 Not known
19 John David Briggs March 81A - Ford BDD
#37 Briggs Racing
9 Oil pressure
20 Jim van Horn March 81A [5?] - Ford BDD
#4 P.Phillips Rac/Aardvark Photo
2 Accident
21 Norm Hunter Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#12 Lane Sports/Pepsi Cola
1 Accident
22 Tom Outcault March 80A [6] - Ford BDD
#47 Fast Company
1 Not known
DNS James Oppermann March 79B [4] - Ford BDD
#2 JaOpp Racing
Did not start
DNS Peter Greenfield Ralt RT1/77 [78] - Ford BDD
#41 Greenfield Industries
Did not start
DNA Carl Liebich March 79B - Ford BDA
#54 Liebrau Racing (see note 1)
Did not arrive
DNA John Connolly Ralt RT4 - Ford BDD
#56 Connolly Enterprises
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 1.25.487
2 Rogelio Rodriguez (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD 1.26.356
3 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD 1.26.390
4 Tommy Grunnah (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.26.587
5 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD 1.26.684
6 Norm Hunter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.26.889
7 Tim Coconis (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [227] - Ford BDD 1.27.678
8 Allen Berg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.28.013
9 Tom Outcault (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [6] - Ford BDD 1.28.483
10 Billy Scyphers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [189] - Ford BDD 1.28.498
11 Mike Rosen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD 1.28.511
12 Patrick Garmyn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [8] - Ford BDD 1.28.652
13 Mark Moore (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDA 1.29.223
14 James Oppermann * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [4] - Ford BDD 1.29.240
15 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.29.571
16 Ed Midgley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1.29.844
17 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [11] - Ford BDD 1.29.878
18 Chris Kneifel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.29.968
19 John R. Fowler (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [95] - Ford BDD 1.30.088
20 Jim van Horn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [5?] - Ford BDD 1.30.211
21 Peter Lerch (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [24] - Ford BDD 1.30.960
22 Rick Bell (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [127] - Ford BDD 1.30.993
23 Peter Greenfield * (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/77 [78] - Ford BDD 1.32.642
24 Erik Phelan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD 1.34.761
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.

Individual sources for this event

Chris Townsend's sources include Autosport 9 Jul 1981 pp52-53, On Track magazine 9 Jul 1981 pp29-30 and the race programme (DH)