1973 Sandown 250

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The 1973 Sandown 250 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. It was staged at Sandown in Victoria, Australia on 9 September 1973 over 130 laps of the 3.1 km circuit, a total distance of 403 km (250 mi).[1] The race was Round 2 of the 1973 Australian Manufacturers' Championship [1] and was the eighth in a sequence of annual endurance races now known as the Sandown 500.

The race was won by Peter Brock driving a Holden Torana GTR XU-1.[1]

Results[edit]

Position [1] [2] [3] [4] Drivers [1] [5] [2] [3] No. [5] Car [1] [5] [2] [3] [6] [7] Entrant [5] Laps [1] [2] [3]
1 Peter Brock 1 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 130
2 Colin Bond 24 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 130
3 [8] John Goss 5 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop McLeod Ford - Shell Racing 129
4 Fred Gibson 6 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Ford Motor Company of Australia 129
5 Murray Carter 15 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Murray Carter - Shell Racing 125
6 Tony Niovanni 21 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Peter Robinson Motors 124
7 Bob Morris, John Leffler 7 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Ron Hodgson Motors 124
8 Rod McRae 12 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Dustings of Burwood 120
9 Ray Harrison 49 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV AF & M Beninca 119
10 Brian Ovenden 31 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 Tony Roberts Automotive Centre
11 Ray Thackwell 26 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Ray Thackwell Racing
12 Geoff Perry 48 Mazda RX-3 Mazda Racing Team 118
Class A : Up to 1300cc
1 James Laing-Peach 56 Datsun 1200 Coupe Datsun Racing Team 113
2 Lynne Brown 58 Morris Cooper S Jack Haywood
3 David Clement 33 Morris Cooper S Clement Motors 105
4 David Jarrett 32 Morris Clubman GT Shell Vimy Ridge Racing
5 Noel Riley 63 Honda Civic Bennett Honda
6 Jon Leighton 66 Morris Cooper S Mini-Bits
 ? John Lord 54 Morris Cooper S Lordco (Australia) Pty Ltd
 ? Gary Leggatt 60 Morris Cooper S Fourways Motors Bankstwon
DNF Geoff Newton 57 Morris Cooper S G Newton 21
DNF Peter Janson 44 Honda Civic Honda Australia Pty Ltd
Class B : 1301cc to 2000cc
1 Ray Harrison 49 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV AF & M Beninca 119
2 Geoff Perry 48 Mazda RX-3 Mazda Racing Team 118
3 Bill Evans 41 Datsun 180B SSS Datsun Racing Team 109
4 Wayne Thomson 47 Ford Escort GT1600 WD Electrics
DNF Mel Mollison 45 Mazda RX-3 Mazda Racing Team 50
DNF Barry Lee 51 Ford Escort GT1600 B Lee
DNF Bob Holden 43 Ford Escort GT1600 Bryan Byrt Ford
DNF Graham Ritter 42 Ford Escort GT1600 Strapp Ford 7
DNF Tony Farrell 39 Ford Escort GT1600 Tony Farrell
Class C : 2001cc to 3000cc
1 Gary Cooke 35 Mazda Capella RX-2 James Mason Motors 102
2 George Garth 36 Holden Torana GTR McLeod Kelso & Lee 72
Class D : Over 3000cc
1 Peter Brock 1 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 130
2 Colin Bond 24 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 130
3 John Goss 5 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop McLeod Ford - Shell Racing 129
4 Fred Gibson 6 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Ford Motor Company of Australia 129
5 Murray Carter 15 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Murray Carter - Shell Racing 125
6 Tony Niovanni 21 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Peter Robinson Motors 124
7 Bob Morris, John Leffler Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Ron Hodgson Motors 124
8 Rod McRae 12 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Dustings of Burwood 120
9 Brian Ovenden 31 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 Tony Roberts Automotive Centre
10 Ray Thackwell 26 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Ray Thackwell Racing
11 John Bassett 18 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Stewart McLeod
12 Ron Dickson 8 Holden Monaro GTS 308 4 Door Muirs Motors Ashfield
13 Robin Keitley 97 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Robin Keitley
14 Laurie Nelson 88 Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T E49 L Nelson
DNF Graeme Blanchard 16 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Blanchard Motors
DNF John Harvey 2 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 Bob Jane Racing 57
DNF Pat Peck, Karen McPherson 25 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 D&P Traders
DNF Robert Bride 72 Holden Torana GTR XU-1 ACI Fibreglass
DNF Allan Moffat 9 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Ford Motor Company of Australia 52
DNF John French 4 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Bryan Byrt Ford 51
DNF Ian Geoghegan 10 Ford XA Falcon GT Hardtop Ford Motor Company of Australia 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Australian Competition Yearbook, 1974 Edition, pages 124 & 125
  2. ^ a b c d Tom Naughton, Toranas 1-2, Racing Car News, October 1973, page 38-40
  3. ^ a b c d Brock turns the tables, Australian Motor Manual, November 1973, pages 66-67
  4. ^ Australian Motor Manual, November 1973, page 67 states that there were 43 starters and 27 finishers however more than 43 starters have been identified from quoted references
  5. ^ a b c d Official Programme, Sandown 250, 9 September 1973
  6. ^ The Australian Racing History of Ford, 1989, page 290
  7. ^ The Official Racing History of Holden, 1988, page 337
  8. ^ Racing Car News and Australian Motor Manual reports show Gibson 3rd and Goss 4th, however Australian Competition Yearbook and The Australian Racing History of Ford both show Goss 3rd and Gibson 4th

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Preceded by
1972 Sandown 250
Sandown 250
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Succeeded by
1974 Sandown 250