1971 Australian Sports Car Championship

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1971 Australian Sports Car Championship
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The 1971 Australian Sports Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Group A Sports Cars, Group B Improved Production Sports Cars and Group D Series Production Sports Cars.[1]

The championship, which was the third Australian Sports Car Championship,[2] was contested over a four heat series.[1]

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six placegetters at each heat.[1]

Results[edit]

Position[7] Driver No. Car Entrant H1 H2 H3 H4 Total
1 John Harvey 3, 76 & 71 McLaren M6 Repco Bob Jane Racing - 9 9 9 27
2 Lionel Ayers 1 MRC MkII Repco Lionel Ayers 9 6 3 6 24
3 Howie Sangster 2 Matich SR3 Repco
McLaren LT170
Pinocchio's Racing Team 6 - 6 - 12
4 Alan Hamilton Porsche 906 Porsche Distributors Racing 4 4 - - 8
5 Phillip Moore Elfin 300C
Elfin 360 Repco
Phillip Moore 3 - - 4 7
6 Doug Macarthur 7 Rennmax BMW
Rennmax Repco
Doug Macarthur - 2 - 3 5
7 Henry Michell 61 Elfin 360 - - 4 - 4
8 Stan Keen 8 Elfin 400 Ford Stan Keen Motors - 3 - - 3
9 Ken Hastings Elfin 400 Repco Clive Millis Motors Pty Ltd 2 - - - 2
Stan Starcevich 5 Bob Jane Graduate - - 2 - 2
11 Dennis Urhane Elfin 300 Dennis Urhane 1 - - - 1
Ian Hindmarsh Elfin BMC Ian Hindmarsh Motors - 1 - - 1
Chris Royston 71 Lotus 47 - - 1 - 1

Note: There were only four classified finishers in Heat 4[8]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Conditions for Australian Titles, CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1971, pages 79-83
  2. ^ Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 24 June 2009. Archived 2009-07-22.
  3. ^ Tom Naughton, Ayers Grabs Island Cup, Racing Car News, March 1971, page 54-55
  4. ^ Max Stahl, Harvey in Easy RAC, Racing Car News, June 1971, pages 46-47
  5. ^ Sangster Loses After Title Car Duel, The Western Australian, Monday, 16 August 1971, page 52
  6. ^ Harvey The Champion, Racing Car News, January 1972, page 36
  7. ^ Positions were established by applying the CAMS points system to published heat results as referenced
  8. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 169 – 170

Further reading[edit]

  • Harvey Captures Sports Car Title, The Advertiser, Monday, 15 November 1971, page 22

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