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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Firebird International Raceway, 21 Apr 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jeff Wood Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD
#26 McNeill Motor Cars
40
2 Hubert Phipps Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#37 Agapiou-MDB Systems
40
3 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#1 Jon Norman Racing
39
4 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#15
40
5 John Richards Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD
#8 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
40
6 John Della Penna Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#3
39
7 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#16
40
8 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 1)
40
9 Steve Vague March 79B - Ford BDD
#35
38
10 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD
#70
38
11 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7
28
12 Ron McKay Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings
#4 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
21
13 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#2 Rick Shea Racing
29
14 Bob Young Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#10
37
15 Mark Brannon Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#60
36
16 Ed Donnelly Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD
#5
33
17 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#77
36
18 John Blizzard March 77B - Ford BDD
#92
35
19 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD Jennings
#28
20
20 Scott Wood Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD
#25 McNeill Motor Cars
6
21 Ron Lampley Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#9
17
22 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#12
5

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Dan Marvin2095.53
2Hubert Phipps20
3Jeff Wood20
4Ron McKay20
5John Della Penna20
6Chris Bender20
7Rod Bennett20
8Roberto Quintanilla20
9John Richards20
10Mike Downs20
11Mike Buckenham20
12Joe Sposato20
13Bob Young20
14Sandy Dells19
15Steve Vague19
16Ed Donnelly18
17Mark Brannon18
18John Blizzard18
19Ron Lampley17Handling
20Phil Simon17
21Jimmy Santos5Engine
22Scott WoodGearbox
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Jeff Wood2093.39 mph
2Hubert Phipps20
3John Richards20
4Rod Bennett20
5Mike Buckenham20
6Mike Downs20
7Dan Marvin19Stub axle
8Steve Vague19
9Sandy Dells19
10John Della Penna19
11Phil Simon19
12Mark Brannon18
13Ed Donnelly17
14John Blizzard17
15Bob Young17Loose wheel
16Roberto Quintanilla8Accident
17Chris Bender8Accident
18Scott WoodGearbox
19Ron McKay1Accident
Jimmy SantosDid not start (Engine)
Joe SposatoDid not start (Water leak)
Ron LampleyDid not start (Handling)
Qualifying
1 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD 0.55.42
2 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 0.55.60
3 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 0.55.75
4 Ron McKay (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.55.84
5 John Richards (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD 0.56.52
6 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD 0.57.11
7 John Della Penna (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 0.57.40
8 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 0.57.46
9 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD Jennings 0.57.70
10 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 0.57.71
11 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 0.58.20
12 Bob Young (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 0.58.32
14 Steve Vague (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 0.58.32
15 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD 0.58.90
15 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 0.58.33
16 Scott Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD 0.59.13
17 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 0.59.53
18 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.00.58
19 Ed Donnelly (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.00.67
20 John Blizzard (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 77B - Ford BDD 1.01.97
21 Mark Brannon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1 - Ford BDD 1.02.98
22 Ron Lampley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.03.15

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ralt RT4/81 [267] (Mike Downs): 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]

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 On Track and Sports Car, plus 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.