1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship
|1994 ASTC season|
The 1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition for 2.0 Litre Touring Cars complying with FIA Class II rules. The championship, which was promoted as the 1994 Valvoline Australian Manufacturers' Championship, began on 17 April 1994 at Eastern Creek Raceway and ended on 28 August at Oran Park Raceway after six rounds. The series determined both the winning automobile manufacturer in the 22nd Australian Manufacturers' Championship and the winning driver in the second annual Australian title for drivers of Class II Touring Cars. This title was awarded as the Australian 2.0 Litre Touring Car Championship in 1993 and as the Australian Super Touring Championship from 1995.
Teams and drivers
The following teams and drivers competed in the 1994 Australian Manufacturers' Championship.
|M3 Motorsport||BMW||M3||1||Peter Doulman|
|Steven Ellery Racing||Ford||Sierra||6||Steve Ellery|
|Phoenix Motorsport||Peugeot||405 Mi16||8||Ken Mathews|
|Darrell Dixon||Peugeot||405 Mi16||10||Phil Alexander|
|Bob Holden Motors||Toyota||Sprinter AE86||13|| Dennis Rogers|
|99|| Mark Adderton|
|Phil Ward Racing||Mercedes-Benz||190E||015||Peter McKay|
|Tony Longhurst Racing||BMW||M3||20||John Blanchard|
|Campbell Little||Toyota||Carina||21|| Greg Murphy|
|Mark Adderton||BMW||M3||97||Mark Adderton|
|Knight Racing||Ford||Sierra||98||Peter Hills|
The 1994 Australian Manufacturers Championship was contested over a six round series in four states with two races per round.
|Rd.||Race Title||Circuit||City / State||Date||Winner ||Team||Report|
|1||Eastern Creek||Eastern Creek Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||16 - 17 Apr||Tony Longhurst||Benson & Hedges Racing|
|2||Phillip Island||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Victoria||21–22 May||Paul Morris||Diet Coke Racing|
|3||Winton||Winton Motor Raceway||Benalla, Victoria||18 - 19 Jun||Paul Morris||Diet Coke Racing|
|4||Lakeside||Lakeside International Raceway||Brisbane, Queensland||16 - 17 Jul||Tony Longhurst||Benson & Hedges Racing|
|5||Mallala||Mallala Motorsport Park||Mallala, South Australia||6 - 7 Aug||Tony Longhurst||Benson & Hedges Racing|
|6||Oran Park||Oran Park Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||27 - 28 Aug||Paul Morris||Diet Coke Racing|
Championship points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis for the top ten positions in each race. Round positions were decided by the total points scored over the two races. In the event of two or more drivers having the same points for a round, they were ranked by finishing order in the second race.
- Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 165
- Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 24 February 2009
- Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 287
- Longhurst Takes Spoils, Australian Auto Action, 2 September 1994, page 28
- Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, page 176
- Image of Morris & Longhurst at the Winton round of the 1994 Australian Manufacturers’ Championship Retrieved from i180.photobucket.com on 24 February 2009