1977 Rothmans International Series

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The 1977 Rothmans International Series was an Australian motor racing competition [1] open to Formula 5000 Racing Cars.[2] The series, which was the second Rothmans International Series,[3] was won by Warwick Brown driving a Lola T430 Chevrolet.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Warwick Brown won the series driving this Lola T430 (pictured in 2008)

The series was contested over four rounds with one race per round.[1]

Round [1] Name [1] Circuit [1] Date [1] Winning driver [1] Car [1] Report
1 Australian Grand Prix Oran Park 6 February Warwick Brown Lola T430 Chevrolet Report
2 Surfers Paradise 13 February Warwick Brown Lola T430 Chevrolet
3 Sandown Park 20 February Max Stewart Lola T400 Chevrolet
4 Adelaide International Raceway 27 February Alan Jones Lola T332C Chevrolet

Points system[edit]

Series points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first six places at each round.[4]

Series results[edit]

Position [1] Driver [1] Car [4] Entrant [2] Ora [1] Sur [1] San [1] Ade [1] Total [1]
1 Warwick Brown Lola T430 Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 9 9 - 6 24
2 Peter Gethin Chevron B37 Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 6 6 - 3 15
3 Alan Jones Lola T332C Chevrolet
& Lola T332 Chevrolet
Theodore Racing / Bill Patterson Motors 3 2 - 9 14
4 Max Stewart Lola T400 Chevrolet Max Stewart - - 9 2 11
= John Goss Matich A53 Repco Holden John Goss Racing 4 3 - 4 11
6 Alfredo Costanzo Lola T332 Chevrolet Auto Sprint Motors 1 1 4 - 6
= Garrie Cooper Elfin MR8-C Chevrolet Ansett Team Elfin - - 6 - 6
8 John Leffler Lola T400 Chevrolet Grace Brothers Race Team - 4 - - 4
9 Dave Powell Matich A51 Repco Holden Dave Powell - - 3 - 3
= John McCormack McLaren M23 Leyland Budget Rent-A-Car System - - 2 1 3
11 Vern Schuppan Elfin MR8-C Chevrolet Ansett Team Elfin 2 - - - 2

There were only five classified finishers at the Sandown Park round.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Rothmans International, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1978 Edition, pages 84 to 95
  2. ^ a b Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 27th February 1977
  3. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, pages 54 to 56
  4. ^ a b Wolfgang Klopfer, Formula 5000 in New Zealand & Australia: Race by Race, page 181