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Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières

Trois-Rivières, 3 Sep 1983

ResultsLapsTime/Speed Winnings
1 Michael Andretti Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#43 Conte Racing/Electrolux/Ralt America
48 1.17.12.810
78.33 mph
$15000
2 Josele Garza Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#70 Alan McCall Racing
48 1.17.23.876
 
3 Price Cobb Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#19 MDB Systems/Witt Racing
48
 
4 Charlie O'Brien Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#16 Theodore Racing/Agapiou Racing
47
 
5 William Ayoub Tiga FA82 [187] - Ford BDD
#47 WITS Tiga
47
 
6 Rod Cusumano Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD
#9 Formula Road Racing/RGC Financial
46
 
7 Gene Griesel March 80A [15] - Ford BDD
#40
46
 
8 Andy Falbo March 78B [782-14] - Ford BDD
#89 Entech (see note 1)
42 Engine  
9 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#21 Jimmy Santos Racing//PRE
42
 
10 Michael Angus March 81A [1] - Ford BDD
#47 Eagle Racing
41
 
11 Mike Rosen Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD Jennings
#2 Gavin Brown Racing/ASI
36 Suspension  
12 Mauro Lanaro LM Special - Ford BDD
#35
34 Engine  
13 Wayne G Horst March 81A [2] - Ford BDD Jennings
#32 Horst Racing
28 Mechanical  
14 James King Ralt RT4/82 [339] - Ford BDD
#81 Michelob Beer
26 Engine  
15 Ron Canizares Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#8 Larkin's Race Shop
23 Accident  
16 John David Briggs Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD
#37 Briggs Racing
22 Accident  
17 James Oppermann March 79B [4] - Ford BDD
#22 James Oppermann Racing
8 Suspension  
18 Roberto Moreno Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#10 Theodore Racing/Agapiou
6 Gear shift/Collision with Marvin and Cobb  
19 Dave McMillan Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD
#1
3 Front right wheel and suspension  
20 Peter Dragffy Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDD
#27 T.R.T. Sports (see note 2)
3 Mechanical  
21 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#7 Norman Racing/Boerner Int
0 Accident  
22 Ed Pimm Tiga FA82 [211] - Ford BDD
#24 ASI Tiga
0 Accident  
23 Howard Cherry Ralt RT4/82 [340] - Ford BDD
#77 Hansaloy Corporation
0 Accident  

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

Qualifying
1 Michael Andretti (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.26.685
2 Roberto Moreno (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.27.382
3 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.27.940
4 Dave McMillan (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Dart 83M [001] - Ford BDD 1.28.231
5 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD 1.28.360
6 Josele Garza (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 1.28.372
7 Price Cobb (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.28.604
8 Mike Rosen (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.29.843
9 Ed Pimm (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [211] - Ford BDD 1.30.007
10 James King (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [339] - Ford BDD 1.30.415
11 Charlie O'Brien (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.31.396
12 Howard Cherry (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [340] - Ford BDD 1.32.159
13 James Oppermann (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [4] - Ford BDD 1.32.483
14 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.32.658
15 William Ayoub (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [187] - Ford BDD 1.33.087
16 Michael Angus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [1] - Ford BDD 1.34.396
17 Mauro Lanaro (F/Atl) 1.6-litre LM Special - Ford BDD 1.35.012
18 Rod Cusumano (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [211] - Ford BDD 1.35.330
19 Ron Canizares (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.35.936
20 Gene Griesel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 80A [15] - Ford BDD 1.36.125
21 Andy Falbo (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 78B [782-14] - Ford BDD 1.36.446
22 Peter Dragffy (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Lola T360 [HU21] - Ford BDD 1.38.001
23 Wayne G Horst (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 81A [2] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.42.372

Notes on the cars:

  1. March 78B [782-14] (Andy Falbo): Eddie Cheever's car at Thruxton 27 Mar 1978 and presumably all season. To Dick Bennetts Racing and converted to Formula Atlantic for Eje Elgh to race in New Zealand in January 1979. Then to Charlie Kirby as a 78B and raced in Atlantic from 1979 to 1981. Offered for sale in On Track in 1981 by Kirby's Transatlantic Racing Services (Norcross, GA). Next seen with Andy Falbo (Detroit, MI) who raced it in US Formula Atlantic in 1983, and again in 1986 and 1988. Retained by Falbo and still owned by him in 2015.
  2. Lola T360 [HU21] (Peter Dragffy): New to South African Robert Joubert to join his converted Lola T350 in a two-car Formula Atlantic team in the 1975 Canadian Players series. The T360 was driven by his teammate Dave Walker, and was brand new at Edmonton. Joubert did not appear at Trois-Rivières at the end of August, and the entry numbers used suggest Walker drove Joubert's T350. The subsequent history of the T360 HU21 is unknown, but it may have been David Westgate's car at Trois-Rivières in 1975, then that of Victor Larose in 1976. In 1983, Peter Dragffy (Montréal, Quebec) raced HU21 in two WCAR races. It was later bought from the Dragffys by John Arnold in 1989, and was inherited by his son Michael Arnold in 2015.

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 magazine.