1968 Australian Touring Car Championship

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1968 Australian Touring Car Championship
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The 1968 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title open to Group C Improved Production Touring Cars.[1] The championship, which was contested over a single race staged at the Warwick Farm circuit in New South Wales, Australia on 8 September 1968 [2] was the ninth running of the Australian Touring Car Championship.[3]

Results[edit]

Position [3] Driver [3] No. Car [3] Entrant Laps [3]
1 Ian Geoghegan 1 [2] Ford Mustang   34
2 Darrell King   Morris Cooper S   34
3 Alan Hamilton 19 [2] Porsche 911T   34
4 Fred Gibson Ford Mustang   33
5 Laurie Stewart   Morris Cooper S   33
6 John Millyard   Morris Cooper S   33
7 Peter Manton 12 [4] Morris Cooper S   33
8 Graeme Spence   Morris Cooper S   33
9 John Humphrey   Morris Cooper S   33
10 Bryan Thomson 17 [3] Ford Mustang   32
11 Dick Thurston   Toyota Corolla   31
12 Herb Taylor   Holden EH   28
13 Graham Ryan   Holden EH   28
DNF [5] Ian Dawson   Ford Mustang    ?
DNF [5] Rod Coppins   Ford Mustang    ?
DNF [3] Chris Brauer 16 [2] Lotus Ford Cortina Mk 1 [2]    ?
DNF [6] Don Holland   Morris Cooper S    ?
DNF [2] Paul Fahey 6 [2] Ford Mustang   21 [2]
DNF [3] Phil Barnes 11 [7] Morris Cooper S   19 [3]
DNF [2] Brian Foley 8 [7] Morris Cooper S   12 [2]
DNF [2] Norm Beechey 4 [2] Chevrolet Camaro   11 [2]
DNF [2] Bob Jane 3 [2] Ford Mustang Bob Jane Racing Division [2] 8 [4]
DNF [3] Nick Petrilli   Holden EH    ? [8]
DNF [2] Jim McKeown 7 [3] Ford Cortina Lotus Mk 2 [3]   7 [2]
DNF [3] Bob Morris   Toyota Corolla   0 [3]
 ? [9] B Broomhall   Morris Cooper S    ?
 ? [9] B Jones   Morris Cooper S    ?
 ? [9] P Brown   Morris Cooper S    ?
 ? [9] F Seery   Morris Cooper S    ?
 ? [9] M Chenery   Holden EH    ?

Class winners[edit]

Class [10] Driver [10] Car [10]
Over 3000 cc Ian Geoghegan Ford Mustang
2001 to 3000 cc Herb Taylor Holden EH
1501 to 2000 cc Alan Hamilton Porsche 911T
1101 to 1500 cc Darrell King Morris Cooper S
Up to 1100 cc Laurie Stewart Morris Cooper S

Note:There were 30 cars allocated grid positions for the event [3] and 28 cars started.[3] 13 cars finished.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Conditions for Australian Titles, 1968 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 70-73.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Geoghegan Holds Title, Sports Car World, November 1968, pages 16-28
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Graham Howard & Stewart Wilson, Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years, 1989.
  4. ^ a b c Barry Cooke, sound and fury, Modern Motor, November 1968, pages 57 & 104
  5. ^ a b Stewart Wilson and Max Stahl, The Australian Racing History of FORD, 1989, page 282
  6. ^ Sports Car World confirms that Don Holland started the race. Modern Motor states that there were 13 finishers, therefore Holland must have been a non-finisher.
  7. ^ a b Image of Barnes, Foley & Manton at Warwick Farm Retrieved from www.autopics.com.au on 12 April 2011. Image also appears in Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years without an identifying caption
  8. ^ Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years states that Petrilli retired after McKeown but before Jane
  9. ^ a b c d e Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years gives a grid position for driver but does not confirm that driver actually started the race.
  10. ^ a b c Motor Racing at Warwick Farm, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 9 September 1968, page 14

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