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Did anyone try to compete in the Chaparral in 1983?

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  • #31
    Originally posted by MS View Post
    I seem to remember some March 86C's doing well in 1987.
    For the 1989 Long Beach GP, the Granatelli team was short on cars, so they dragged out an 86C(!) powered by a Buick with no extra boost(!). And Sneva qualified 12th and finished 9th! Sneva said something like the suspension geometry on the car was still very good, and that was important at LB.

    Stan Fox put an '87 Lola in the show in 1990, when pre-'90 cars were saddled with tunnel blockers to BoP them with new cars that had to have the cockpit behind the front wheel centerline. It could be described as an overreach.

    ...and Phil Krueger is the ultimate low-buck hero.
    "Thank God for the fortune to be here, to be an American."--Alan Kulwicki, 11/15/92

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    • #32
      The 86C was indeed something else in that respect. There was one in the '89 Indy 500 too: one of the Foyt owned chassis, qualified by Rocky Moran that year.
      Not till the IRL years we saw a car being qualified for 4 races in a row anymore.
      And maybe there are Foyt Fanatics who can provide the visual approval but according the 1990 Day-By-Day reports ( Thank you DoctorIndy !!!!!) , Foyt himself still drove an 86C powered by that awfully unreliable Chevy V6 stock block of him on May 11th that year, making that car at least appear a the track for 5 years in a row.





      Last edited by Indyote; 04-26-2021, 04:12 AM.

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