1988 Australian Touring Car season

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1988 Australian Touring Car season
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The 1988 Australian Touring Car season was the 29th year of touring car racing in Australia since the first runnings of the Australian Touring Car Championship and the fore-runner of the present day Bathurst 1000, the Armstrong 500.

There were 16 touring car race meetings held during 1988; a nine-round series, the 1988 Australian Touring Car Championship (ATCC); the four round Amaroo Park based AMSCAR series (Round 3 doubled as Round 8 of the ATCC); a support programme event at the 1988 Australian Grand Prix and three long distance races, nicknamed 'enduros'.

Results and standings[edit]

Race calendar[edit]

The 1988 Australian touring car season consisted of 16 events.

Date Series Circuit City / State Winner Team Car Report
6 March ATCC Round 1 Calder Park Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
13 March ATCC Round 2 Symmons Plains Raceway Launceston, Tasmania Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
27 March AMSCAR Round 1 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Colin Bond Caltex CXT Racing Team Ford Sierra RS500
10 April ATCC Round 3 Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria John Bowe Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
24 April ATCC Round 4 Barbagallo Raceway Perth, Western Australia Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
1 May ATCC Round 5 Adelaide International Raceway Adelaide, South Australia Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
15 May AMSCAR Round 2 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
22 May ATCC Round 6 Lakeside International Raceway Brisbane, Queensland Tony Longhurst Freeport Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500
29 May ATCC Round 7 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
19 June ATCC Round 8
AMSCAR Round 3
Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales John Bowe Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
17 July ATCC Round 9 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Dick Johnson Shell Ultra-Hi Racing Ford Sierra RS500
31 July AMSCAR Round 4 Amaroo Park Sydney, New South Wales Tony Longhurst Freeport Motorsport Ford Sierra RS500
28 Aug [1] Pepsi 250 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales Peter Brock
Jim Richards
Mobil 1 Racing BMW M3 report
11 Sep Enzed Sandown 500 Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria Allan Moffat
Gregg Hansford
Allan Moffat Enterprises Ford Sierra RS500 report
2 Oct Tooheys 1000 Mount Panorama Circuit Bathurst, New South Wales Tony Longhurst
Tomas Mezera
Benson & Hedges Racing Ford Sierra RS500 report
12 Nov South Australia Cup Adelaide Street Circuit Adelaide, South Australia Larry Perkins Holden Special Vehicles Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV

Australian Touring Car Championship[edit]

James Hardie Building Products AMSCAR Series[edit]

Pepsi 250[edit]

Enzed Sandown 500[edit]

Tooheys 1000[edit]

South Australia Cup[edit]

This race was a support event at the 1988 Australian Grand Prix meeting. This was Larry Perkins' first win in Australia since the 1984 Bathurst 1000 and also the only Holden win for the year.[2] This would be the final time that the touring cars would only have a single race at the Australian Grand Prix. From 1989 the tourers would have one race on the Saturday afternoon following the Formula One final qualifying session with by a second race the following morning on F1 race day.

Pos. Driver No. Team Car Grid
1 Australia Larry Perkins 10 Holden Special Vehicles Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 4
2 New Zealand Denny Hulme 11 Holden Special Vehicles Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 7
3 Australia Colin Bond 4 Caltex CXT Racing Ford Sierra RS500 5
4 Australia Peter Brock 05 Mobil 1 Racing BMW M3 10
5 Australia Garry Rogers 33 Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV 15
6 Australia Gerald Kay 24 Jagparts Holden VK Commodore SS Group A 18
7 Australia George Fury 30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing Nissan Skyline HR31 GTS-R 8
8 Australia John Farrell 52 John Farrell Holden VL Commodore SS Group A 27
9 New Zealand John Faulkner 71 Toyota Team Australia Toyota Corolla GT 25
10 Australia Lawrie Nelson 28 Capri Components Ford Mustang GT 20

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pepsi 250 results Retrieved from "History of the European Touring Car Championship & Other International Touring Car Races" on 4 January 2011
  2. ^ The 1988 South Australia Cup (Group A) Adelaide

Linked articles contain additional references.

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