1984 Australian Endurance Championship

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The 1984 Australian Endurance Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition open to Group C Touring Cars.[1] The championship, which was the fourth Australian Endurance Championship, was contested over a five round series. Titles were awarded for both Drivers and Makes[1] with Allan Moffat winning the Drivers title and Mazda winning the Makes award.

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a five round series with one race per round.[2]

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner Car Team Report
1 Silastic 300 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales 5 August Garry Scott Nissan Bluebird Turbo Nissan Motor Co.
2 Valvoline 250 Oran Park Sydney, New South Wales 19 August Allan Moffat
Gregg Hansford
Mazda RX-7 Peter Stuyvesant International Racing
3 Castrol 500 Sandown Melbourne, Victoria 9 September Peter Brock
Larry Perkins
Holden VK Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Report
4 James Hardie 1000 Mount Panorama Bathurst, New South Wales 30 September Peter Brock
Larry Perkins
Holden VK Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team Report
5 Motorcraft 300 Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise, Queensland 4 November Peter Brock Holden VK Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in two classes:[1]

  • Up to 3000 cc[1]
  • Over 3000 cc[1]

Points system[edit]

Drivers Championship points were awarded to the drivers of the cars filling the first twenty places in each round, with the actual points allocation dependant on the class in which the car was competing.[1]

Position[1] 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th
Points for Up to 3000 cc class car[1] 30 27 24 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
Points for Over 3000 cc class car[1] 25 23 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 0 0

Makes Championship points were awarded on the same basis but only for the highest scoring car of each make.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Position[3] Driver[3] No.[2] Car[2][4] Entrant[5][6] Amaroo[3] Oran Pk[3] Sandown[3] Bathurst[3] Surfers[3] Total[3]
1 Allan Moffat 43 & 42 Mazda RX-7 Peter Stuyvesant International Racing - 12.5 23 20 23 78.5
2 Gregg Hansford 43 & 42 Mazda RX-7 Peter Stuyvesant International Racing - 12.5 23 20 20 75.5
3 Peter Brock 05 Holden VK Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - - 25 25 25 75
4 John Harvey 25 Holden VK Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - - 20 23 13 56
5 Larry Perkins 05 Holden VK Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - - 25 25 - 50

Note: Only the top five pointscorers are shown.

Makes[edit]

Position[3] Make[3] Car[2][4] Amaroo[3] Oran Pk[3] Sandown[3] Bathurst[3] Surfers[3] Total[3]
1 Mazda Mazda RX-7 20 25 23 20 23 111
2 Holden Holden VH Commodore
Holden VK Commodore
23 10 25 25 25 108
3 Ford Ford XE Falcon
Ford XD Falcon
9 23 11 11 9 63
4 Nissan Nissan Bluebird Turbo 25 - - 2 - 27
5 BMW BMW 635 CSi
(Group C & Group A)
- 20 - 3 - 23

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Conditions for Australian Titles, 1984 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 88-93
  2. ^ a b c d Brad Leach & Wayne Webster, Australian Endurance Championship, Australian Motor Racing Year 1984/85, pages 288-311
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Season Results, Race Year 1984, page 140
  4. ^ a b Stewart Wilson, Holden the Official Racing History, pages 359-360
  5. ^ Graham Slater, Brock Gives a Lesson, Racing Car News, November 1984, pages 50-53
  6. ^ Barry Naismith, Entry List, Bathurst 1984/85, page 123