Jaguars dominated proceedings, filling the first two rows of the grid and the top four race positions. Pitt started from the front row but had to come back through the field after polesitter Ian Geoghegan won the start and pulled away early. Pitt fought his way past Ron Hodgson then tracked down Geogehgan who was fading with a minor clutch problem. Hodgson hung on to third place in what was his best chance to win the ATCC. Geoghegan would only have to wait another three years to win the Championships. Hodgson would eventually win the ATCC as a team owner in 1979.