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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Willow Springs, 12 May 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Hubert Phipps Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#37 Agapiou-MDB Systems
24 0.30.42.280
117.25 mph
2 Jeff Wood Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD
#26 McNeill Motor Cars
24 0.30.53.084
3 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#15
24
4 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 1)
24
5 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#16
24
6 John Christian Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#24 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
24
7 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#2 Rick Shea Racing
24
8 Scott Wood Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD
#25 McNeill Motor Cars
24
9 Joe Sposato March 79B [13] - Ford BDD Jennings
#28
24
10 Steve Vague March 79B - Ford BDD
#35
23
11 Sandy Dells Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD
#70
23
12 Ron McKay Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings
#4 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
23
13 Jeff Gray Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#62
23
14 John Richards Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD
#8 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
22 Engine
15 Rick Lempe Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD
#61
22
16 John Wink Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD
#41
21
17 Bob Young Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD
#10
18 Not known
18 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#1 Jon Norman Racing
17 Valve
19 Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#91 (see note 2)
11 Not known
20 J C Myers March 79B - Ford BDD
#19
7 Engine
21 Ron Lampley Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#9
1 Not known
DNS John Treder Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#13
Did not start
(Accident)

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

Qualifying
1 Hubert Phipps (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.15.248
2 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD 1.15.657
3 John Richards (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD 1.16.012
4 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 1.16.639
5 Joe Sposato (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B [13] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.16.762
6 Ron McKay (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.16.769
7 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD 1.16.890
8 Scott Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD 1.17.492
9 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1.17.625
10 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.17.690
11 Bob Young (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [355] - Ford BDD 1.17.731
12 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.18.351
13 Sandy Dells (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [259] - Ford BDD 1.18.460
14 Steve Vague (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.19.430
15 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD 1.20.195
16 Ron Lampley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.20.388
17 J C Myers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 79B - Ford BDD 1.20.660
18 Jeff Gray (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.21.638
19 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 1.21.652
20 Rick Lempe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD 1.24.207
21 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD 1.33.186

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]
  2. 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 Bernadine (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.

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.