1990 Nissan Sydney 500

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The 1990 Nissan Sydney 500 was a 500 kilometre touring car race held on 10 November 1990 at Eastern Creek Raceway [1] in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The race, which was open to Group 3A Touring Cars,[2] was the final round of both the 1990 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1990 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.[3]

Divisional structure[edit]

Cars competed in three engine capacity divisions.[4]

Division 1[edit]

Division 1, for cars of 3001cc and Over engine capacity,[5] featured the turbocharged Ford Sierras, Nissan Skylines and Toyota Supras and V8 Holden Commodores.

Division 2[edit]

Division 2, for cars of 1601 to 3000cc engine capacity,[5] was composed of BMW M3s, a BMW 323i and a Mercedes-Benz 190E.

Division 3[edit]

Division 3, for cars of Up to 1600cc engine capacity,[5] was composed various models of Toyota Corolla and Toyota Sprinter.

Official results[edit]

Race results as follows:[6]

Pos. Div. No. Team Drivers Car Laps Qual.
Pos.
1 1 11 Perkins Engineering Australia Larry Perkins
Australia Tomas Mezera
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 125 2
2 1 35 Peter Jackson Racing Australia Glenn Seton
Australia Colin Bond
Ford Sierra RS500 125 4
3 1 05 Mobil 1 Racing Australia Peter Brock
Australia Andrew Miedecke
Ford Sierra RS500 124 6
4 1 20 Benson & Hedges Racing Australia Gary Brabham
New Zealand David Brabham
Ford Sierra RS500 123 7
5 1 30 Peter Jackson Racing Australia George Fury
Australia Drew Price
Ford Sierra RS500 123 9
6 1 25 Benson & Hedges Racing Australia Tony Longhurst
Australia Alan Jones
Ford Sierra RS500 123 3
7 1 28 Playscape Racing Australia Kevin Waldock
Australia Andrew Bagnall
Ford Sierra RS500 123 12
8 1 33 Pro-Duct Motorsport Australia Bob Pearson
Australia Bruce Stewart
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 122 16
9 1 4 Lansvale Racing Team Australia Steve Reed
Australia Trevor Ashby
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 122 11
10 1 6 Mobil 1 Racing Australia Charlie O'Brien
Australia David Parsons
Ford Sierra RS500 121 10
11 1 12 Ray Lintott Australia Ray Lintott
Australia Terry Shiel
Ford Sierra RS500 121 13
12 1 26 Garry Rogers Motorsport Australia Garry Rogers
Australia Paul Fordham
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 121 14
13 1 27 Terry Finnigan Australia Terry Finnigan
Australia Geoff Leeds
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 120 15
14 1 42 Lusty Engineering Australia John Lusty
Australia Bernie Stack
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 119 20
15 2 51 Phil Ward Racing Australia Phil Ward
Australia John Goss
Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 118 23
16 2 54 Bryce Racing New Zealand Brett Riley
New Zealand Craig Baird
BMW M3 117 26
17 1 2 Alf Grant Australia Alf Grant
Australia Tim Grant
Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 117 24
18 1 45 Lester Smerdon Australia Lester Smerdon
Australia Graham Jonsson
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 116 25
19 3 71 Toyota Dealer Team New Zealand John Faulkner
Australia John Smith
Australia Neal Bates
Toyota Corolla FX-GT 115 28
20 2 53 Brian Bolwell Racing Australia Brian Bolwell
Australia Mike Twigden
BMW 323i 111 29
21 3 78 Phoenix Motorsport Australia Geoff Full
Australia David Ratcliff
Toyota Sprinter 111 30
22 1 32 Hersonne Engineering Australia Laurie Donaher
Australia Marc Ducquet
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 109 34
23 3 76 Peter Verheyen Australia Peter Verheyen
Australia John Vernon
Toyota Sprinter 109 36
24 3 72 David Sala Australia David Sala
Australia Richard Vorst
Toyota Corolla 106 32
DNF 1 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing Australia Dick Johnson
Australia John Bowe
Ford Sierra RS500 123 5
DNF 2 52 M3 Motorsport Australia Peter Doulman
Australia John Cotter
BMW M3 109 22
DNF 3 75 Bob Holden Motors Australia Dennis Rogers
Australia Garry Jones
Toyota Corolla 75 31
DNF 1 21 Bob Forbes Motorsport Australia Mark Gibbs
Australia Rohan Onslow
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 64 8
DNF 1 19 Caltex CXT Racing Australia Ken Mathews
Australia John Mathews
Ford Sierra RS500 64 27
DNF 1 22 Lusty Engineering Australia Graham Lusty
Australia Ken Lusty
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 52 21
DNF 1 1 Nissan Motorsport Australia New Zealand Jim Richards
Australia Mark Skaife
Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R 51 1
DNF 1 29 Wayne Park Australia Wayne Park
Australia John English
Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 49 19
DNF 3 74 Bob Holden Motors Australia Phil Alexander
Australia Keith McCulloch
Toyota Corolla 44 33
DNF 1 46 Garry Willmington Performance Australia Garry Willmington
Australia John Bourke
Toyota Supra Turbo 24 18
DNF 1 23 Chris Lambden United Kingdom Chris Lambden
Australia Des Wall
Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 18 17
DNF 3 73 Bob Holden Motors Australia Bob Holden
Australia Mike Conway
Toyota Sprinter 8 35

Statistics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 1990 Championship Results, Nissan Sydney 500, Australian Motor Racing Year 1990/91, page 281
  2. ^ Conditions for Australian Titles, The Australian Manufacturers' Championship, 1990 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 172 to 173
  3. ^ Exciting Creek Debut, Australian Motor Racing Year 1990/91, pages 232 to 235
  4. ^ Exciting Creek Debut, Australian Motor Racing Year 1990/91, pages 232 to 235 makes reference to Division 2 and Division 3 competitors
  5. ^ a b c 1990 Tooheys 1000 TV Guide, Modern Motor, October 1990, pages 66 & 67 specifies the three Divisions used in the Tooheys 1000, which was also a round of both the 1990 Australian Endurance Championship and the 1990 Australian Manufacturers' Championship
  6. ^ Clarke, Andrew (December 1990). "Worker's Compensation". Racing Car News (Hornsby: Chevron Publishing Group): 44–48. 

See also[edit]

1990 Australian Touring Car season