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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Sears Point, 2 Jun 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Jeff Wood Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD
#26 McNeill Motor Cars
24
2 John David Briggs Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD
#85 Briggs Motorsport
24
3 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#1 Jon Norman Racing
24
4 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#2 Rick Shea Racing
24
5 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#12
24
6 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#15
24
7 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 1)
24
8 John Richards Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD
#8 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
24
9 Ron McKay Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings
#4 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
24
10 Scott Wood Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD
#25 McNeill Motor Cars
24
11 Jeff Gray Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#62 610 KFRC Radio
24
12 John Christian Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren
#24 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
24
13 Rick Lempe Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD
#61
24
14 Randy Lanier Ralt RT4/83 [356] - Ford BDD
#66 Allan McCall
19
15 Gene Griesel Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD
#11 Rick Shea Racing
23
16 John Della Penna Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#3
12
17 Johnnie Crean Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD
#87
22
18 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#16 Stuttgart West
15 h1: Accident 3 laps
19 Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#91 (see note 2)
19
20 John Wink Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD
#41
20
21 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#77
22
22 Jerry Kehoe March 802 - Ford BDD
#34
22
23 John Treder Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#13
13
24 Michael Angus Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings
#42 Eagle Racing
8 h1: Accident 2 lap
25 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7 Bender Warehouse Co.
12
26 Rick Bowers Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD
#18
11

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

Qualifying
1 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1.29.130
2 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 1.29.987
2 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD 1.28.667
3 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD 1.28.797
4 Ron McKay (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.29.174
5 John Richards (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD 1.29.385
6 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 1.29.411
7 Randy Lanier (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [356] - Ford BDD 1.29.799
8 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.29.972
10 Michael Angus (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD Jennings 1.30.029
11 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.30.268
12 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD 1.30.356
13 John Della Penna (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.30.549
14 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD Hasselgren 1.31.092
15 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.31.481
16 Scott Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD 1.31.814
17 Rick Lempe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD 1.32.797
18 Jeff Gray (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.33.604
19 Gene Griesel (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [213] - Ford BDD 1.33.875
20 Rick Bowers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD 1.34.234
21 Johnnie Crean (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD 1.35.550
22 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD 1.36.179
23 John Treder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.36.522
24 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.36.694
25 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD 1.36.962
26 Jerry Kehoe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 802 - Ford BDD No time

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.