1978 Formula Atlantic season

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1978 Formula Atlantic season
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The 1978 Formula Atlantic Labatts Championship Series season was contested over 7 rounds. In this one-make engine formula all drivers had to utilize Ford engines.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Fastest Race Lap
1 Long Beach California April 6, 1978 50 3.250786=162.5393 km 1'14:18.682 131.236 km/h Howdy Holmes Bobby Rahal ?
2 Westwood  Canada April 23, 1978 56 2.89674=162.21744 km 1'08:47.021 141.502 km/h Keke Rosberg Jeff Wood ?
3 Québec City  Canada June 11, 1978 80 2.0293273=162.346184 km  ?  ? km/h Keke Rosberg Bobby Rahal ?
4 Lime Rock Connecticut July 4, 1978 65 2.462229=160.044885 km 0'54:55.024 174.858 km/h Bobby Rahal Howdy Holmes ?
5 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin July 23, 1978 25 6.4372=160.93 km 0'56:05.360 172.150 km/h Howdy Holmes Bobby Rahal ?
6 Hamilton  Canada August 7, 1978 39 2.09209=81.59151 km 0'47:24.585 103.259 km/h Keke Rosberg Bill Brack ?
Trois-Rivières  Canada September 3, 1978 did not count for the championship
7 Montréal  Canada September 24, 1978 35 4.409482=154.33187 km 1'02:08.582 149.010 km/h Jeff Wood Price Cobb ?

Final points standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race the points were awarded: 30 points to the winner, 24 for runner up, 19 for third place, 15 for fourth place, 12 for fifth place, 10 for sixth place, 9 seventh place, winding down to 1 point for 15th place. No additional points were awarded. All results count.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Total Points United States Canada Canada United States United States Canada Canada
1 Howdy Holmes  United States Shierson Racing March 131 30 9 19 24 30 - 19
2 Keke Rosberg  Finland Opert Racing Chevron 114 - 30 30 15 9 30 -
3 Price Cobb  United States Ecurie Canada March 103 - 19 24 12 - 24 24
4 Jeff Wood  United States Great Plains Racing March 88 15 24 - 19 - - 30
5 Bobby Rahal  United States Pierre's Motors Racing Ralt 68 - - - 30 19 19 -
6 Tom Gloy  United States Lane Sports March 60 24 6 - 10 12 -
Shea Racing Chevron 8
7 Bertil Roos  Sweden AME Racing March 57 7 7 9 9 10 - 15
8 Bill Brack  United States Shierson Racing March 52 10 - 10 8 24 - -
Danny Sullivan  United States ? March 52 - 10 - - 15 15 12
10 Kevin Cogan  United States Cogan Racing Ralt 49 19 15 15 - - - -
11 Chip Mead  United States Pierre's Motors Racing Ralt 45 - 12 12 4 7 10 -
12 Bobby Brown  United States ? March 28 - - 7 6 8 - 7
13 Chris Gleason  United States Gleason Racing March 23 6 5 2 - 4 - 6
John Mortensen  United States Shierson Racing March 23 - - 6 3 - 9 5
15 Bob Earl  United States Tourte Racing Chevron 19 12 - - - - 7 -
16 Mike Rocke  United States ? March 18 9 - 5 - - 4 -
Robert Nelkin  United States Nelkin Racing March 18 - - 8 - 6 - 4
18 Rick Bell  United States ? Ralt 16 - - 4 2 3 6 1
19 Divina Galica  United Kingdom Opert Racing Chevron 15 3 - - - - 12 -
20 Skeeter McKitterick  United States ? March 14 4 - - - - -
AME Racing March 10
Ken Duclos  United States ? Ralt 14 - - - 5 - - 9
Rick Koehler  United States ? Excalibur (March) 14 - 3 - - - 8 3
23 Dan Marvin  United States Norman Racing March 10 2 8 - - - - -
24 Carl Liebich  United States Liebrau Racing Lola 9 8 - - 1 - - -
25 James Crawley  United States Opert Racing Chevron 7 - - - 7 - - -
26 Bruce Jensen  Canada ? Ralt 6 - - 1 - 5 - -
Gilles Léger  Canada ? Ralt 6 - - 3 - - 3 -
28 Terry Vidger  United States ? March 5 5 - - - - - -
Jean-Pierre Alamy  Canada ? March 5 - - - - - 5 -
30 Ken Briggs  United States ? March 4 - 4 - - - - -
31 Rick Shea  Canada Shea Racing Chevron 2 - 2 - - - - -
Peter Robinson  United States ? Chevron 2 - - - - 2 - -
Jeff Smith  Canada Starr Racing Chevron 2 - - - - - 2 -
Jon Norman  United States Norman Racing March 2 - 1 - - - 1 -
Giovanni Distasio  United States ? March 2 - - - - - - 2
36 Willy T. Ribbs  United States ? March 1 1 - - - - - -
John Bauer  United States ? March 1 - - - - 1 - -