1971 Australian Touring Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Group C Improved Production Touring Cars and Group E Series Production Touring Cars. The title, which was the twelfth running of the [1 ] Australian Touring Car Championship, began on 1 March 1971 at [2 ] Symmons Plains Raceway and ended on 8 August at Oran Park Raceway. [3 ]
Bob Jane won his third Australian Touring Car Championship driving his 7.0 litre Chevrolet Camaro ZL-1. Second was Allan Moffat in his Ford Boss 302 Mustang, while third was Ian Geoghegan in his ageing Ford Mustang. Defending champion Norm Beechey finished fifth in the series, suffering from reliability problems with his Holden HT Monaro GTS350. Beechey only finished two rounds of the series, though one was a win in Round 2 at Calder
Drivers [ edit ]
The following drivers competed in the 1971
ATCC. The listing is not exhaustive.
Race calendar [ edit ]
ATCC was contested over a seven heat series with one race per heat. An event was scheduled to be held at [7 ] Warwick Farm Raceway in July, but was cancelled as the circuits track licence had been suspended. [8 ]
Points system [ edit ]
Championship points were awarded on a 9–6–4–3–2–1 basis to the first six place-getters in each heat.
Results [ edit ]
Non-classified finish (NC)
Did not finish (Ret)
Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Did not participate
References [ edit ]
^ a b Conditions for Australian Titles, 1971 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 79–83
^ 1980 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 58
^ Stewart Wilson & Max Stahl, The Australian racing history of Ford, 1989, page 286
^ a b c d e f g h i j Programme for Mallala Races, Queens's Birthday, 14 June 1971, page 39
^ No HOs – so Beechey tippy toes, Modern Motor, June 1971, page 95
^ Program for Mallala Easter Road Races, Easter Monday, 12 April 1971 , page 19
^ Shepherd, Jim (1980). A History of Australian Motor Sport. pp. 106–107.
^ Howard, Graham; Wilson, Stewart (1986). "1971: The ponycar battle". Australian Touring Car Championship, 25 fabulous years. Gordon, NSW: R&T Publishing. p. 121. ISBN 0-9590378-2-9.
^ a b c Graham Howard & Stewart Wilson, The Australian Touring Car Championship, 30 Fabulous Years, 1990
External links [ edit ]