1982 Australian Endurance Championship

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1982 Australian Endurance Championship
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The 1982 Australian Endurance Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing championship for Group C Touring Cars.[1] It was the second Australian Endurance Championship [2] and the first to incorporate titles for both drivers and makes.[3] The Drivers title was awarded to Allan Moffat and the Makes title to Nissan.[3]

Schedule[edit]

The championship was contested over a five round series.[3]

Round [3] Race [3] Circuit [3] Date [3] Winning driver(s) [3] Car [3] Report
1 Perrier Gold Cup Oran Park 22 August Australia Bob Morris Ford XE Falcon [4]
2 Castrol 400 Sandown 12 September Canada Allan Moffat Mazda RX-7 Report
3 James Hardie 1000 Mount Panorama, Bathurst 3 October Australia Peter Brock
Australia Larry Perkins
Holden VH Commodore SS Report
4 Gold Coast 300 Surfers Paradise 7 November Canada Allan Moffat Mazda RX-7
5 Nissan-Datsun 300 Adelaide International Raceway 5 December Canada Allan Moffat Mazda RX-7

Classes[edit]

Cars competed in four engine capacity classes:[1]

  • Up to 1600cc
  • 1601 to 2000cc
  • 2001 to 3000cc
  • 3001 to 6000cc

Points system[edit]

Drivers points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the six best placed cars in each class [1] at each round.

Makes points were awarded for the six best placed cars in each class on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis, but only for the highest scoring car of each make,[1] regardless of class,[3] at each round.

Results[edit]

Drivers[edit]

Position Driver [5][6] No.[7][8][9][10][11] Car [3][7][8][9][10][11] Class [3][7][10][11] Entrant [7][8][9][10][11] Ora [5] San [5] Bat [5] Sur [5] Ade [6] Total
1 Allan Moffat 43 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc Peter Stuyvesant International - 9 [12] 1 9 9 28
2 Bob Holden 63 & 13 Ford Escort 1601 to 2000cc Bob Holden Motors Manly Vale 9 - 9 4 4 26
3 Fred Gibson 56 Nissan Bluebird Turbo 2001 to 3000cc Nissan Motor Co - 9 - 6 9 24
4 George Fury 55 Nissan Bluebird Turbo 2001 to 3000cc Nissan Motor Co 6 - - 9 6 21
5 Arthur Abrahams 90 Ford Escort Mexico Up to 1600cc Arthur Abrahams 9 - - - 9 18
6 Dick Johnson 17 Ford XE Falcon 3001 to 6000cc Palmer Tube Mills 6 4 - 6 - 16
7 Alexandra Surplice 71 Toyota Corolla Levin Up to 1600cc Alexandra Surplice 6 - - 9 - 15
Peter Brock 05 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - - 9 - 6 15
John White 65 Isuzu Gemini ZZ 1601 to 2000cc John White - - - 6 9 15
10 Brian Parmenter 32 Ford Capri V6 2001 to 3000cc Brian Parmenter 9 3 - 1 - 13
Martin Power 59 Triumph Dolomite 1601 to 2000cc Jagparts - 4 - 3 6 13
12 Allan Grice 4 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Re-Car Racing - 6 [12] 6 - - 12
13 Barry Seton 50 Ford Capri V6 2001 to 3000cc Barry Seton 4 - 6 - - 10
14 Bob Morris 7 Ford XE Falcon 3001 to 6000cc Seiko Watches 9 - - - - 9
Jim Faneco 68 Isuzu Gemini Up to 1600cc Country Dealer Team - 9 - - - 9
Graeme Bailey 61 Toyota Celica 1601 to 2000cc Chickadee Chicken - 9 - - - 9
Masahiro Hasemi 56 Nissan Bluebird Turbo 2001 to 3000cc Nissan Motor Co - - 9 - - 9
Steve Land 61 Toyota Celica 1601 to 2000cc Chickadee Chicken - - - 9 [13] - 9
Larry Perkins 05 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - - 9 - - 9
Kazuyoshi Hoshino 56 Nissan Bluebird Turbo 2001 to 3000cc Nissan Motor Co - - 9 - - 9
Neville Bridges 63 Ford Escort 1601 to 2000cc Bob Holden Motors Manly Vale - - 9 - - 9
James Myhill 49 Mazda RX-3 2001 to 3000cc Jim Myhill - 6 - - 3 9
23 Brian Winsall 87 Isuzu Gemini PF50 Up to 1600cc Pakenham Auto Club - 2 - - 6 8
24 John Harvey 25 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - 3 4 - - 7
25 Tony Mulvihill 64 Ford Escort 1601 to 2000cc Bob Holden Motors City of Bathurst 6 - - - - 6
Ian Burrell 76 Mitsubishi Colt Up to 1600cc Eastside Mitsubishi - 6 - - - 6
Peter Beninca 66 Alfa Romeo GTV 1601 to 2000cc Beninca Motors - 6 - - - 6
Rob Shute 76 Mitsubishi Colt Up to 1600cc Eastside Mitsubishi - - - 6 - 6
Alan Browne 4 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Re-Car Racing - - 6 - - 6
Don Smith 50 Ford Capri V6 2001 to 3000cc Barry Seton - - 6 - - 6
Wally Scott 57 Toyota Celica 1601 to 2000cc Walter Scott - - 6 - - 6
Peter Walton 57 Toyota Celica 1601 to 2000cc Walter Scott - - 6 - - 6
Terry Sheil 37 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc Eurocars Mazda - 2 - 4 - 6
Chris Heyer 53 Audi 5+5 2001 to 3000cc Chris Heyer's Kingswood Import Centre - - 3 3 - 6
35 Lester Smerdon 83 Isuzu Gemini PF50 Up to 1600cc L Smerdon - 1 - 4 - 5
Jim Richards 31 BMW 635 CSi 3001 to 6000cc JPS Team BMW - 3 2 - - 5
37 Peter McLeod 40 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc Strongbow Racing Team 4 - - - - 4
Peter Boston 74 Isuzu Gemini PF50 Up to 1600cc P Boston - 4 - - - 4
Gary Scott 25 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Marlboro Holden Dealer Team - - 4 - - 4
Les Grose 54 Ford Capri V6 2001 to 3000cc Les Grose - - 4 - - 4
Alan Cant 54 Ford Capri V6 2001 to 3000cc Les Grose - - 4 - - 4
Tony Kavich 30 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc Bangalow Motors Pty Ltd - - - 4 - 4
Murray Carter 18 Ford XE Falcon 3001 to 6000cc John Sands - - - - 4 4
Colin Spencer 77 Isuzu Gemini Up to 1600cc Colin Spencer - - - - 4 4
John Faulkner 32 Ford Capri V6 2001 to 3000cc Brian Parmenter - - - - 4 4
Clive Benson-Brown 11 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Soundwave Discos - 1 - - 3 4
Terry Finnigan 2 Holden VC Commodore
Holden VH Commodore SS
3001 to 6000cc Terry Finnigan 2 - - 2 - 4
48 Ian Wells 97 Mitsubishi Lancer Up to 1600cc I Wells - 3 - - - 3
Peter Janson 3 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Cadbury Schweppes - - 3 - - 3
David Parsons 3 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Cadbury Schweppes - - 3 - - 3
Peter Lander 53 Audi 5+5 2001 to 3000cc Chris Heyer's Kingswood Import Centre - - 3 - - 3
Steve Masterton 2 Ford XE Falcon 3001 to 6000cc Masterton Homes Pty Ltd - - - 3 - 3
John Murden 14 Ford Escort Up to 1600cc Bob Holden Motors Manly Vale - - - - 3 3
54 Ray Gulson 64 Alfa Romeo GTV6 2001 to 3000cc Ray Gulson - - 2 - - 2
David Hobbs 31 BMW 635 CSi 3001 to 6000cc JPS Team BMW - - 2 - - 2
Bruce Lynton 64 Alfa Romeo GTV6 2001 to 3000cc Ray Gulson - - 2 - - 2
Bernie Stack 38 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Gawler Body Works - - - - 2 2
58 Paul Jones 44 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc Ron Horner 1 - - - - 1
Yoshimi Katayama 43 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc Peter Stuyvesant International - - 1 - - 1
Barry Lawrence 28 Holden VH Commodore SS 3001 to 6000cc Bayside Spare Parts - - - 1 - 1
Gerry Burges 34 Mazda RX-7 3001 to 6000cc BF Goodrich Australia - - - - 1 1

Makes[edit]

Position Make [5][6] Car Ora [5] San [5] Bat [5] Sur [5] Ade [6] Total
1 Nissan Nissan Bluebird Turbo 6 9 9 9 9 42
2 Ford Ford XE Falcon, Ford Capri & Ford Escort 9 4 9 6 9 37
3 Mazda Mazda RX-7 4 9 [14] 1 9 9 32
4 Toyota Toyota Corolla Levin & Toyota Celica 6 9 6 9 - 30
5 Holden Holden VC Commodore & Holden VH Commodore 2 6 [14] 9 2 6 25
6 Isuzu Gemini - 9 - 6 9 24
7 Triumph Dolomite - 4 - 3 6 13
8 Mitsubishi Mitsubishi Lancer & Colt - 6 - 6 - 12
9 Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo GTV & GTV6 - 6 2 2 - 10
10 Audi Audi 5+5 - - 3 3 - 6
11 BMW BMW 635 CSi 3 - 2 - - 5

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Title Conditions, 1982 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 90 & 91
  2. ^ Nissan_Datsun 300, (Official Program), Adelaide International Raceway, 5 December 1982, page 4
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1982/83, pages 254-263
  4. ^ 1982 Perrier Gold Cup
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Progress Point Score table (Rounds 1-4), Official Program, Adelaide International Raceway, 5 December 1982, page 5
  6. ^ a b c d Points for Adelaide round have been calculated from the race results published in Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1982/83, page 263
  7. ^ a b c d Racing Car News, September 1982 (Castrol 400 Supplement, pages 47–49)
  8. ^ a b c Official Programme, James Hardie 1000, 1982, pages 44 & 45
  9. ^ a b c Official Programme, James Hardie 1000, 1983, page 113
  10. ^ a b c d Entry List, Nissan_Datsun 300, (Official Program), Adelaide International Raceway, 5 December 1982
  11. ^ a b c d Racing Car News, January 1983, page 18
  12. ^ a b The Progress Point Score table (Rounds 1-4), Official Program, Adelaide International Raceway, 5 December 1982, page 5 shows Sandown scores as 6 for Moffat and 9 for Grice, however a subsequent appeal decision gave first place to the Mazda of Allan Moffat (as per Australian Motor Racing Year 1982/83, page 258)
  13. ^ Steve Land is not listed in the 5 December AIR Program Progressive Points table, but is shown as the 2 litre class winner at the Gold Coast 300 in Australian Motor Racing Year and is shown with a total of 9 points in Racing Car News, January 1983, page 18
  14. ^ a b The Progress Point Score table (Rounds 1-4), Official Program, Adelaide International Raceway, 5 December 1982, page 5 shows Sandown scores as 6 for Mazda and 9 for Holden, however a subsequent appeal decision gave first place to the Mazda of Allan Moffat (as per Australian Motor Racing Year 1982/83, page 258)