1976 Hang Ten 400

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The 1976 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. The event was staged at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 12 September 1976 over 130 laps of the 3.11 km circuit, a total of 403.8 km. The event was Round 8 of the 1976 Australian Touring Car Championship and Round 1 of the 1976 Australian Championship of Makes.

Results[edit]

Position Drivers No. Car Entrant Laps
1 Peter Brock 05 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Team Brock 130
2 Allan Moffat Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Moffat Ford Dealers 128
3 Graeme Blanchard Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 128
4 Charlie O'Brien 8 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team 128
5 Murray Carter Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 128
6 Barry Seton Ford Capri V6 122
7 Lakis Manticas Ford Capri V6 122
8 Lawrie Nelson Ford Capri V6 121
9 Graham Moore Ford Capri V6 120
10 Tony Wilkinson, Wayne Negus Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 120
Class A : Up To 1300cc
1 Bill Evans Datsun 1200 112
2 Roger Bonhomme Honda Civic 109
3 David Crowther Alfa Romeo 108
4 Robin Dudfield Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior 108
5 Ray Molloy Morris Clubman GT 107
Class B : 1301 to 2000cc
1 Ron Dickson Triumph Dolomite Sprint 119
2 Frank Porter Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTAm 118
3 James Laing-Peach Triumph Dolomite Sprint 118
4 Christine Gibson Alfa Romeo 117
5 Chris Heyer Volkswagen Golf 116
 ? Bob Holden Ford Escort
 ? Colin Campbell Ford Escort
 ? John English Ford Escort
 ? Tony Niovanni Holden Gemini
DNF Jim Murcott Ford Escort
DNF Lyndon Arnel Ford Escort
DNF Peter Granger BMW
Class C : 2001 to 3000cc
1 Barry Seton 35 Ford Capri V6 122
2 Lakis Manticas Ford Capri V6 122
3 Lawrie Nelson Ford Capri V6 121
4 Graham Moore Ford Capri V6 120
5 Don Holland Mazda RX-3 119
 ? Alan Cant Ford Capri V6
Class D : Over 3000cc
1 Peter Brock Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 130
2 Allan Moffat Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 128
3 Graeme Blanchard Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 128
4 Charlie O'Brien Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 128
5 Murray Carter Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 128
6 Tony Wilkinson, Wayne Negus Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 120
 ? Bob Forbes Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Bob Forbes Motorsport
 ? Colin Bond Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team
 ? John Pollard Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
 ? Kel Gough Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
 ? Peter Janson 22 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Captain Peter Janson
DNF Allan Grice Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Craven Mild Racing
DNF Bob Morris Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Ron Hodgson Motors
DNF Bruce Hindhaugh Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
DNF Garth Wigston Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
DNF Jim Keogh Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Jim Keogh
DNF Jim Richards Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Jim Richards
DNF Warren Cullen Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Warren Cullen Racing
  • As 53 cars qualified for the event the above results table is most likely incomplete.
  • It has been assumed that all of the Ford Escorts and the Peter Granger BMW were Class B cars.

References[edit]

  • Australian Competition Yearbook, 1977 Edition
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988

External links[edit]

Preceded by
1975 Sandown 250
Sandown 400
1976
Succeeded by
1977 Hang Ten 400