1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship

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The 1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers [1] of Group B Sports Sedans.[2] It was the inaugural Australian Sports Sedan Championship.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The title was contested over a seven round series with two heats per round.[3]

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the six best placed drivers at each round.[4]

Results[edit]

Position [4] Driver [4] Car Entrant R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 Total [4]
1 Allan Moffat Chevrolet Monza
Ford Capri RS3100
Allan Moffat Racing 9 9 2 9 4 - - 33
2 Frank Gardner Chevrolet Corvair John Player Racing - - - - 9 9 9 27
3 Tony Edmondson Chrysler VJ Valiant Charger Repco-Holden Donald Elliott 6 - 9 - - 6 - 21
4 Jim Richards Ford Mustang Sidchrome - 3 - 6 6 - 3 18
5 Ian Diffen Holden LJ Torana Chevrolet World of Tyres 3 - - 4 3 - 4 14
6 Ian Geoghegan Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350 Craven Mild Racing - 6 - - 2 - - 8
Colin Bond Holden LH Torana Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - 4 4 - - - - 8
8 Brian Potts Holden Torana GTR XU-1   - 1 6 - - - - 7
9 Bob Jane Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350 Bob Jane T Marts - - - - - - 6 6
10 Garry Rogers Ford Escort Garry Rogers 2 - 3 - - - - 5
11 Pat Crea Ford TC Cortina Pat Crea's Volkspares - - - - - 4 - 4
Grant Walker Ford Capri RS Grant Walker 4 - - - - - - 4
Vince Gregory Volkswagen 1600TS Chevrolet Vince Gregory Racing - - - - 1 3 - 4
14 Brian Smith Holden Torana   - - - 3 - - - 3
15 Stuart Beechen Holden Torana GTR XU-1   - - - 2 - - - 2
Peter Wells Vauxhall Viva   - - - - - 2 - 2
Ron Harrop Holden EH Repco-Holden Ron Harrop - 2 - - - - - 2
John Pollard Chevrolet Camaro John Pollard - - - - - - 2 2
19 Ed Conacher Holden Torana GTR XU-1   - - - - - 1 - 1
Bruce Peacock Ford Anglia   - - - 1 - - - 1
Lyndon Arnel Holden Torana   - - 1 - - - - 1
Doug Clark Toyota Celica TA22 Brian Hilton 1 - - - - - - 1
Don Halliday Ford Capri Halliday Racing (NZ) - - - - - - 1 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CAMS Online Manual of Motor Sport > About CAMS > Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 18 October 2009
  2. ^ Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 22 August 1976, page 3
  3. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 157-158
  4. ^ a b c d e Evan Green’s World of Motor Sport, 1977, page 32

Further reading[edit]

  • Monza The Best, Chequered Flag, June 1976, pages 43–44
  • Gardner Heads Richards, Auto Action, 9 December 1976, pages 18 & 20
  • Gardner's Final Round, Auto Action, 9 December 1976, pages 8–9
  • Racing Car News, January 1977, page 47-48

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