1977 Australian Rally Championship

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1977 Australian Rally Championship
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The 1977 Australian Rally Championship was a series of five rallying events held across Australia. It was the tenth season in the history of the competition.

Ross Dunkerton and navigator Jeff Beaumont in the Datsun 240Z tied with George Fury and navigator Monty Suffern in the Datsun 710 Coupe for the 1977 Championship.

Season review[edit]

The tenth Australian Rally Championship was held over five events across Australia, the season consisting of one event each for Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and West Australia.[1] The 1977 season was a closely fought battle between the Datsuns of Dunkerton and Fury and at the end of the season they could not be separated and thus tied for the championship.

The Rallies[edit]

The five events of the 1977 season were as follows.

Round Rally Date
1 North Eastern Rally (VIC)
2 Rally of the West (WA)
3 Lutwyche Village Rally (QLD)
4 Bega Valley Rally (NSW)
5 Endrust Forest Rally (SA)

Round Four - Bega Valley Rally[edit]

Position Driver Navigator Car Points
1 Greg Carr Fred Gocentas Ford Escort RS2000 35
2 George Fury Monty Suffern Datsun 710 Coupe 42
3 Darryl Rowney Robert Wilson Datsun 1600 43
4 Peter Gaudron Graeme Pigram Datsun 1600 44
5 Mark Hankinson Graham Moule Datsun 1600 46
6 David Balmain Terry Hanrahan Mitsubishi Lancer 52

1977 Drivers and Navigators Championships[edit]

Final pointscore for 1977 is as follows.[2]

Ross Dunkerton and George Fury - Champion Drivers 1977[edit]

Position Driver Car Points
1= Ross Dunkerton Datsun 240Z
1= George Fury Datsun 710 Coupe
3 Doug Stewart
4 David Morrow
5 Greg Carr Ford Escort RS2000
6= Clive Slater
6= Bob Riley

Jeff Beaumont and Monty Suffern - Champion Navigators 1977[edit]

Position Navigator Car Points
1= Jeff Beaumont Datsun 240Z
1= Monty Suffern Datsun 710 Coupe
3 George Shepheard
4 Neil Faulkner
5 Fred Gocentas Ford Escort RS2000
6 Brian Hope


External links[edit]

  • [1] Results of Snowy Mountains Rally and ARC results.