1980 Australian Sports Sedan Championship

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The 1980 Australian Sports Sedan Championship was open to drivers of Sports Sedans complying with CAMS Group B regulations. The title was contested over an eleven round series

Points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six outright placegetters in each round. Only the best nine scores could be retained by each driver although this had no effect on the nett pointscores.

Results[edit]

John McCormack placed 4th in this Jaguar XJ-S (pictured in 2013 in its 1980 livery)
Position Driver No. Car Entrant Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 Tony Edmondson 9 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Repco Holden Donald Elliott 6 6 6 9 - 9 9 1 9 - 4 59
2 Allan Grice 7 / 1 / 6 Holden Torana LX
BMW 318i Turbo
Craven Mild Racing 4 - - 6 9 6 - - 6 9 3 43
3 Jim Richards 15 Ford XC Falcon Hardtop Jim Richards - 9 9 4 - - - - - - 9 31
4 John McCormack 8 Jaguar XJ-S McCormack - Unipart Racing - 3 2 2 6 - - 6 - - - 19
4 Graeme Whincup 5 Chevrolet Monza Graeme Whincup 3 2 1 1 3 3 - - - 6 - 19
6 John Briggs 7 Chevrolet Monza JR Team Monza - - - - - - - 9 - - 6 15
6 Garry Rogers 34 Holden Torana LX Greater Pacific Finance - - 4 3 - 4 - 4 - - - 15
8 Phil Ward 2 Holden Monaro HQ Australian Penthouse Racing 9 - - - - - - - - - - 9
9 Brian Potts 42 / 20 Holden Torana LJ 2 - - - 2 - 4 - - - - 8
10 Tony Parkinson 2 Holden Commodore VB QH-ABS - - - - - 1 - - - 4 2 7
11 Paul Gulson 44 Leyland Mini - Mazda Paul Gulson - - - - - - 6 - - - - 6
11 Steve Harrington Holden Torana Roadways of Tasmania - - - - - - - 3 3 - - 6
13 Wayne Mahnken Holden EH - Turbo - 4 - - - - - - - - - 4
13 Allan Moffat 25 / 77 Chevrolet Monza
Mazda RX-7
Allan Moffat Racing - - 3 - - - - - - - 1 4
13 Mike Griffen 41 Datsun 120Y - Mazda - - - - 4 - - - - - - 4
13 Richard Purtell 27 Holden Torana - - - - - - - - 4 - - 4
17 Greg Wright Holden Torana LX - - - - - - 3 - - - - 3
17 David Ferrall 27 Chrysler Charger CL - Chevrolet Road & Track Services (SA) Pty Ltd - - - - - - - - - 3 - 3
19 Bob Jane 10 Chevrolet Monza Bob Jane T-Marts - - - - - 2 - - - - - 2
19 Ian Denner Ford Cortina - - - - - - 2 - - - - 2
19 Vince Powell 30 Ford Cortina TD - Chevrolet Elite Racing - - - - - - 1 - 1 - - 2
19 Martin Sinclair Holden Torana - - - - - - - 2 - - - 2
19 Robbie Mills 13 Toyota Corona - Holden - - - - - - - - 2 - - 2
19 Max Clark 11 Holden Torana LH SLR5000 L34 Max Clark - - - - - - - - - 2 - 2
25 Bruce Stewart Holden Torana 1 - - - - - - - - - - 1
25 Kent Youlden Ford Cortina - 1 - - - - - - - - - 1
25 Russell Worthington Mazda RX-3 - - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
25 James Bartsch 93 Holden Torana James Bartsch - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1

References[edit]

  • Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1980/81
  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1980
  • Official Program, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 19 October 1980
  • Racing Car News, February 1981
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988
  • Autopics
  • CAMS Manual