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WCAR Formula Atlantic Championship Round

Laguna Seca, 16 Jun 1985

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John David Briggs Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD
#85 Briggs Motorsport
33 0.34.29.920
2 Jeff Wood Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD
#26 McNeill Motor Cars
33 0.34.33.000
3 Dan Marvin Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD
#1 Jon Norman Racing
33
4 Chris Bender Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#7 Bender Warehouse Co.
33
5 Ron McKay Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings
#4 Fortner Lucini Motorsports
33
6 Jimmy Santos Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#12
33
7 John Christian Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD
#24 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
33
8 Roberto Quintanilla Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD
#2 Rick Shea Racing
33
9 Damon Meek Tiga FA82 [FA81-164] - Ford BDD
#76
33
10 John Richards Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD
#8 Pierre Phillips Motorsports
27
11 Johnnie Crean Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD
#87
31
12 Warren "Bud" Pauge Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD
#91 (see note 1)
32
13 Mike Buckenham Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#16 Stuttgart West
27
14 John Wink Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD
#41
31
15 Phil Simon Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD
#77
31
16 John Della Penna Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD
#3
27
17 Rick Bowers Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD
#18
31
18 Mike Downs Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD
#6 (see note 2)
28
19 Rick Lempe Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD
#61
21
20 Ron Lampley Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD
#9
31
21 Jerry Kehoe March 802 - Ford BDD
#34
29
22 Scott Wood Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD
#25 McNeill Motor Cars
25
23 Rod Bennett Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD
#15
23
24 Jeff Gray Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD
#62 610 KFRC Radio
4
25 John Treder Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD
#13

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

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1John David Briggs16
2Jeff Wood16
3Dan Marvin16
4Chris Bender16
5Ron McKay16
6Roberto Quintanilla16
7John Christian16
8Jimmy Santos16
9Damon Meek16
10Rick Lempe16
11Mike Downs16Battery
12Johnnie Crean15
13Phil Simon15
14John Wink15
15Rick Bowers15
16Warren "Bud" Pauge15
17Ron Lampley15
18Jerry Kehoe14
19John Richards10Electrics
20Mike Buckenham10Suspension
21Scott Wood10Accident
22John Della Penna10Spun stalled
23Rod Bennett9Transmission
24Jeff Gray2Electrics
John TrederDid not start (Engine)
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1John David Briggs17
2Jeff Wood17
3Dan Marvin17
4Chris Bender17
5John Richards17
6Jimmy Santos17
7Ron McKay17
8John Christian17
9Mike Buckenham17
10John Della Penna17
11Roberto Quintanilla17
12Warren "Bud" Pauge17
13Damon Meek17
14Johnnie Crean16
15John Wink16
16Phil Simon16
17Rick Bowers16
18Ron Lampley16
19Jerry Kehoe15
20Scott Wood15
21Rod Bennett14Transmission
22Mike Downs12Battery
23Rick Lempe5Not known
24Jeff Gray2Electrics
John TrederDid not start
Qualifying
1 John David Briggs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [318] - Ford BDD 1.00.929
2 John Richards (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [271] - Ford BDD 1.01.280
3 Rod Bennett (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [308] - Ford BDD 1.01.503
4 Jeff Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/84 [504] - Ford BDD 1.01.642
5 Ron McKay (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [512] - Ford BDD Jennings 1.01.667
6 Dan Marvin (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [317] - Ford BDD 1.01.861
7 John Della Penna (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.02.064
8 Chris Bender (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.02.127
9 Roberto Quintanilla (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/85 [509] - Ford BDD 1.02.465
10 Scott Wood (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [403] - Ford BDD 1.02.680
11 Mike Downs (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [267] - Ford BDD 1.02.895
12 Mike Buckenham (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 - Ford BDD 1.02.984
13 Damon Meek (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [FA81-164] - Ford BDD 1.03.067
14 Jimmy Santos (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.03.167
15 John Christian (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [228] - Ford BDD 1.03.196
16 Jeff Gray (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 - Ford BDD 1.03.767
17 Rick Lempe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 [310] - Ford BDD 1.04.805
18 Warren "Bud" Pauge (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Brabham BT38 [‘33’] - Ford BDD 1.04.919
19 Phil Simon (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/81 [210] - Ford BDD 1.06.741
20 Rick Bowers (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Tiga FA82 [202] - Ford BDD 1.06.868
21 John Wink (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/79 - Ford BDD 1.06.974
22 Ron Lampley (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/82 - Ford BDD 1.07.291
23 Jerry Kehoe (F/Atl) 1.6-litre March 802 - Ford BDD 1.09.360
24 John Treder (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT1/78 - Ford BDD 1.11.141
25 Johnnie Crean (F/Atl) 1.6-litre Ralt RT4/83 [431] - Ford BDD No time

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 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.
  2. 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.