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CASC North American Formula Atlantic Series Race

Long Beach, 3 Apr 1982

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Geoff Brabham Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD
#34 Ralt American
45 1.15.15.123
2 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD
#17 Goold Motorsport
45 1.15.22.976
3 Al Unser Jr Ralt RT4/82 [307] - Ford BDD
#43 Ralt American
45 1.15.46.704
4 Steve Millen Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD
#77 Steve Millen Racing
45 1.16.07.099
5 Whitney Ganz Ralt RT4/82 [284] - Ford BDD Jennings
#13 Rainbow Racing
45 1.16.13.527
6 John David Briggs March 81A - Ford BDD
#37 John Briggs Racing
44 1.15.25.145
7 Norm Hunter Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#12 Lane Sports
44 1.15.40.625
8 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD
#10 Lane Sports Inc
44 1.15.45.192
9 Mark Moore Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD Jennings
#19 British Motors
44 1.15.58.320
10 Chris Kneifel March 81A - Ford BDD
#8 Doug Shierson Racing
44 1.16.45.119
11 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing
43
12 Ken Dunn Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD
#27 Ken Dunn Racing
43
13 Ed Donnelly Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#18 Graphite & Specialty Products
43
14 Bill Fickling March 77B [21 or 22] - Ford BDD
#81 P1 Racing Service
43
15 Joe Sposato Ralt RT4/82 [309] - Ford BDD
#28 Sposato Motoracing
43
16 Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#92 (see note 1)
41
17 Kyle Buxton Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD
#72
41
18 Mark Akerstream March 78B - Ford BDD
#33
41
19 Sandy Dells Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings
#70 Sandy Dells Racing
41
20 Allen Berg Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD
#68 Doug Shierson Racing
40 Accident damage
21 Ed Midgley March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40 Foxwood Motorsports
40 Accident
22 Frank Bramante Ralt RT4/81 [260] - Ford BDD
#44 Ralt American
38 Clutch
23 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#7 Boerner International/Norman Racing Group
37 Collision
24 Willy T. Ribbs Ralt RT4/81 [270] - Ford BDD
#91 Archie Snider
36 Engine
25 Josele Garza Ralt RT4/82 [286] - Ford BDD
#14 Lane Sports
31 Accident
26 Bob Earl Hayashi HR230A - Ford BDD
#2 Team Masakuzu (Hayashi Racing-Japan)
27 Clutch
27 John Della Penna Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#64
18 Not known
28 Jimmy Santos March 76B [722-20] - Ford BDD
#21
16 Not known
29 Stu Hayner Ralt RT1/76 [11] - Ford BDD
#31
9 Not known
30 Ross Bentley Johnston JM6 - Ford BDD
#56 Keen Engineering
9 Not known
31 Dave McMillan Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#41 Dave McMillan Racing (see note 2)
7 Cambelt
32 Bob McGregor March 78B [13] - Ford BDD
#71 Bob McGregor Racing
7 Clutch
33 Hubert Phipps Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD
#24 Garvin Brown Racing
6 Handling
34 Joel Herrera Ralt RT4/80 [162] - Ford BDD
#93
5 Not known
35 John Bowe Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD
#74 Chris Leach Racing (see note 3)
1 Accident
36 Michael Andretti Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD
#23 Garvin Brown Racing
0 Stuck in gear on grid
DNQ Bob Schader March 80A [22] - Ford BDD
#16 S/L Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Colin Tuckey Magnum 81A - Ford BDD
#26 Tuckey Racing Enterprises
Did not qualify
DNQ Wes Dawn March 74/2 - Ford BDD
#42 Wes Dawn Racing
Did not qualify
DNQ Kent Combs Ralt RT1/78 [132] - Ford BDD
#80 P1 Racing Service
Did not qualify
DNA Pierre Bourque March 82A - Ford BDD
#9 Doug Shierson Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Riley Hopkins Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#22 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
Did not arrive
DNA John Sheldon Tiga - Ford BDD
Tiga
Did not arrive
DNA Harry Greenwood Chevron B34 - Ford BDD
#73 Harry Greenwood Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Tim Coconis Ralt RT4/81 [227] - Ford BDD
#83 Graphics International
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Willy T. Ribbs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [270] - Ford BDD 1.37.090
2 Geoff Brabham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [306] - Ford BDD 1.37.260
3 Al Unser Jr (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [307] - Ford BDD 1.37.452
4 Roberto Moreno (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [209] - Ford BDD 1.37.559
5 Whitney Ganz (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [284] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.37.617
6 Steve Millen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD 1.38.237
7 Mike Rosen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [292] - Ford BDD 1.38.520
8 Dave McMillan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD 1.38.631
9 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [249] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.38.823
10 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.39.281
11 Chris Kneifel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A - Ford BDD 1.39.317
12 Michael Andretti (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD
13 Allen Berg (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [219] - Ford BDD 1.39.582
14 Norm Hunter (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.39.688
15 John Bowe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [255] - Ford BDD 1.39.912
16 Mark Moore (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [254] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.40.216
17 Josele Garza (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [286] - Ford BDD 1.40.278
18 Ken Dunn (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [204] - Ford BDD 1.40.585
19 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD 1.40.746
20 Bob Earl (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Hayashi HR230A - Ford BDD 1.40.846
21 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [309] - Ford BDD 1.41.235
22 Bill Fickling (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B [21 or 22] - Ford BDD 1.41.974
23 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 76B [722-20] - Ford BDD 1.42.372
24 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD 1.42.543
25 Ed Donnelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.42.762
26 John Della Penna (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1.42.803
27 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD 1.44.061
28 Ed Midgley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1.44.100
29 Kyle Buxton (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 [136] - Ford BDD 1.44.293
30 Bob McGregor (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [13] - Ford BDD 1.44.860
31 Stu Hayner (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/76 [11] - Ford BDD 1.44.960
32 Joel Herrera (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/80 [162] - Ford BDD 1.45.054
33 Frank Bramante (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [260] - Ford BDD 1.16.061
34 Mark Akerstream (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B - Ford BDD 1.46.217
35 Ross Bentley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Johnston JM6 - Ford BDD 1.46.510
36 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD Jennings 1.46.674

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT38 [‘33’] (Warren "Bud" Pauge): A "new chassis" replacing the ASCA team's Brabham BT38 wrecked by Jean-Pierre Jaussaud at Rouen. It was raced by teammate Adam Potocki at Imola, where Potocki failed to qualify, and was then Jaussaud's car for the rest of the season. ASCA entered Jaussaud in the Brazilian F2 Torneio, but he was involved in the startline accident at the second Interlagos race, and the Brabham was badly damaged. According to Chris Townsend's research, this car was acquired by Fred Opert Racing and raced by H├ęctor Rebaque in the Caracas Formula B race in March 1973, then by Brian Robertson in the JAF Grand Prix in May 1973. It's not clear what else Opert used it for in 1973, but in January 1974, he sold it to John Bernardine (Tulsa, OK) for SCCA Formula B. Then to Warren Pauge (Hacienda Heights, CA) in August 1975, replacing his well-used Brabham BT21. Pauge retained the BT38 for many years, even running it as a Can-Am car once in 1982. After he finally stopped racing it in 1988, he sold it to Marc Bahner, then it went to George Steven in 1992, Tom Stapleton about 2008, and Paul Skilowitz (Stuart, FL) in 2016.
  2. Ralt RT4/81 [267] (Dave McMillan): Ralt sales record says sold to Theodore Racing, delivered 16 Oct 81. [Tub no: 81/135; gearbox FT1488; fuel cell JM37176 10/81] Dave McMillan's car at Bay Park 3 Jan 82 is described by NZMN as Lees's car from Macau, 1981. Chassis number given NZMN 21 Jan 83 p16 for the car of Dave McMillan at Bay Park, 2 Jan 83. Presumed to be the car used by McMillan for the first part of the 1982 North American season, before he was given a 1982 specification car to use [alternatively this may have been RT4-205]. Chassis number given for McMillan's car at 1982 AGP, [AMSYB-82 p167]
  3. Ralt RT4/81 [255] (John Bowe): Ralt sales record says sold to Graham Watson/John Bowe, without delivery date. [Tub no: 80/109; gearbox: FT1469; fuel cell: JM34734 11/80]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car in report of 1981 AGP, 6 Nov 81 [NZMA 23 Nov 81 p4] and presumed to be Bowe's car earlier in the Australian season. Retained by Bowe for the 1982 season and taken by him to the race at Long Beach as well. Report of the Gold Star round at Oran Park says Bowe 'rushed getting car ready after Long Beach' [NZMA 7 May 82 p20]. Chassis number given for Bowe's car at 1982 AGP.

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.