1972 Sandown 250

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The 1972 Sandown 250 was an endurance motor race for Group E Series Production Touring Cars.[1] It was held on 10 September 1972 over 130 laps of the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia, a total distance of 250 miles (403 km).[2] The race was Heat 2 of the 1972 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.[2]

Classes[edit]

Class Structure[edit]

As a heat of the 1972 Australian Manufacturers' Championship, the race featured four classes defined by "Capacity Price Units".[3] The CP Unit value for each car was assessed by multiplying the engine capacity (in litres) by the Sydney retail price (in Australian dollars).[3]

  • Class A : Up to 3,000 CP Units
  • Class B : 3,001 to 9,000 CP Units
  • Class C : 9,001 to 18,000 CP Units
  • Class D : Over 18,000 CP Units [3]

Results[edit]

Position [2] Drivers [2][4][5] No. Car [2][4][5] Entrant [2] Laps [2]
1 John Goss 12 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III McLeod Ford 130
2 Fred Gibson 8 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Ford Motor Company of Australia 130
3 Murray Carter 3 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Murray Carter 126
4 Tony Niovanni 35 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Peter Robinson Motors 125
5 Stewart McLeod 36 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Stewart McLeod 124
6 Bruce McPhee   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Ron Hodgson Motors 123
7 Graeme Blanchard, Dennis Gallagher   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Blanchard Motors Pty Ltd 122
8 John Stoopman   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 John Stoopman 122
9 Paul Gibson 10 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Paul Gibson 121
10 Lyndon Arnel   Ford Escort Twin Cam Lyndon Arnel 119
  Class A : Up to 3,000 CP Units        
1 Geoff Perry   Mazda 1300 Bainbridge Motors 109
2 Mel Mollison, Tony Farrell   Mazda 1300 Bainbridge Motors 108
3 Jon Leighton   Datsun 1200 Datsun Racing Team 107
4 Laing-Peach   Datsun    
 ? Sutherland, Keen   Mazda    
DNF Bonhomme   Chrysler Valiant Galant    
DNF Cook   Mazda    
  Class B : 3,001 to 9,000 CP Units        
1 Lyndon Arnel   Ford Escort Twin Cam Lyndon Arnel 119
2 John Piper   Ford Escort Twin Cam Evans Motor Service 118
3 Bob Holden   Ford Escort GT1600 Bob Holden 118
 ? Lakis Manticas   Ford Escort Twin Cam    
 ? Jim Murcott   Ford Escort Twin Cam    
DNF Bill Gates   Ford Escort Twin Cam    
DISQ Wayne Rogerson, George Garth   Mazda Capella    
  Class C : 9,001 to 18,000 CP Units        
1 Tony Niovanni 35 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Peter Robinson Motors 125
2 Stewart McLeod 36 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Stewart McLeod 124
3 Bruce McPhee   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Ron Hodgson Motors 123
4 Graeme Blanchard, Dennis Gallagher   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Blanchard Motors Pty Ltd 122
5 John Stoopman   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 John Stoopman 122
 ? McRae   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1    
DNF Frank Porter   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1    
DNF Colin Bond 24 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team  
DNF Peter Brock 28 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 100
DNF Karen McPherson 27 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1   16
DNF Bruce Stewart   Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1    
  Class D : Over 18,000 CP Units        
1 John Goss 12 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III McLeod Ford 130
2 Fred Gibson 8 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Ford Motor Company of Australia 130
3 Murray Carter 3 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Murray Carter 126
4 Paul Gibson 10 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Paul Gibson 121
NC Tom Naughton 4 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger    
 ? Pete Dowling   Chrysler VH Valiant Charger    
DNF John French 5 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Byrt Ford  
DNF Ovenden 20 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger    
DNF Lawrie Nelson   Chrysler VH Valiant Charger    
DNF Allan Moffat 1 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Ford Motor Company of Australia 11
DNF Trevor Meehan   Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase III Gypsie Carpets 7
  Class not known        
 ? Gallagher        
DNF Beranger        

Note: Of the 43 starters, 22 were classified as finishers and 2 completed insufficient laps to be classified.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eligibilty for the 1972 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was restricted to Group E Series Production Touring Cars, as outlined in Australian Title Conditions, 1972 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 89
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Tom Naughton, Ford Bounces Back, Racing Car News, October 1972, pages 68-69
  3. ^ a b c Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, 27 August 1972
  4. ^ a b Stewart Wilson & Max Stahl, Ford - The Racing History, 1989, page 288
  5. ^ a b Stewart Wilson, Holden -The Official Racing History, 1988, page 335

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1971 Sandown 250
Sandown 250
1972
Succeeded by
1973 Sandown 250