1975 Australian Sports Car Championship

1975 Australian Sports Car Championship
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The 1975 Australian Sports Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title open to Group A Sports Cars and Group D Production Sports Cars.[1] The championship was contested over a single race staged at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria, Australia on 30 November 1975.[2] The race was run over 30 laps of the 4.76km circuit, a total race distance of 143km.[2] It was the seventh Australian Sports Car Championship, and the only one in the twenty-year history of the title to be contested over a single race rather than over a series of races.[3]

The championship was won by Garrie Cooper, driving an Elfin MS7.[2]

ResultsEdit

Position [2] [4] Driver [2] [4] [5] No. [2] Car [2] [4] Entrant [4] Laps [2]
1 Garrie Cooper 12 Elfin MS7 Repco-Holden Ansett Team Elfin 30
2 Henry Michelle 1 Elfin 360 Repco Henry Michelle 29
3 Fred Gibson 33 Alfa Romeo T33 Alfa Romeo Dealers 29
4 Paul Gibson Rennmax Repco Shell Racing 28
5 Stuart Kostera 9 Matich SR3A [4] Repco [5] Stuart Kostera 28
6 Barry Singleton Elfin 360 Repco Barry Singleton Motors 28
7 Greg Doidge Elfin 300 GSD Sheetmetal 27
8 Andrew Roberts Roberts S2 Andrew Roberts 27
9 Peter Jones Cheetah Clubman Toyota Motor Improvements 27
10 Bob Romano Elfin 360 Bob Romano 27
11 Jim Davidson Lotus Elan 26
12 Vince Gregory ASP 342 Clubman 25
13 Peter Middleton Nganti Ford 25
14 Jim Doig Motorlab ASP 25
15 James Bidstrup ASP Clubman 25
16 Reg Byrne MGB 24
17 Geoff Walker GP Datsun 24
18 Steve Webb Bolwell Nagari 24
19 Ray Gymer Triumph TR5 23
20 Gay Cesario Fiat 124S 23
DNF Tom Tymons Farrell C1 23
DNF Jim Phillips Rennmax Repco 22
DNF Graeme Baird Kregol Ford 22
DNF Russell Collis Gordon Clubman 22
DNF Ray Bell Hustler SC1 22
DNF Peter Hopwood Lotus Elan 21
DNF Kevin Norden Elfin 14
DNF Alan Gissing Gissing Holden 12
DNF Grant Gibson Lotus 23B [4] Oldsmobile [5] 10
DNF Keith Poole 37 McLaren M8D Chevrolet C&C Autos [2]
DNF Geoff Watson Watson Corolla
DNF Rex Colliver Lotus 47
DNF Chris Hocking Gordon C2
DNF Peter Beasley Jensen Healey
DNF Doug Clark Wright Renault
DNF David Phillips Lotus 23
DNF Peter Woodward Lotus 47
DNF Ross Wemyss Farrell
DNF Doug Sheath Bolwell
DNF Bob Kennedy Triumph TR5
DNF Tim Trevor MG Midget
DNF Richard Warland ASP
DNF John Latham MG Midget
  • Number of entries: 66 [4]
  • Number of starters: Unknown [6]
  • Number of finishers: 20 [2] [4]
  • Pole position: Garrie Cooper (Elfin MS7), 1:47.2
  • Winner’s race time: 54:44.6
  • Fatstest lap: Garrie Cooper (Elfin MS7) 1:45.6

Notes & referencesEdit

  1. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1975, pages 86-87
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Sports Car Championships, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1976 Edition, pages 86-87
  3. ^ Australian Titles, www.camsmanual.com.au via web.archive.org Retrieved on 1 November 2015
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Cooper Captures Sports Title, Racing Car News, January 1976, pages 70-71
  5. ^ a b c Australian Sports Car Championship Philip Island, Australian Auto Action, 4 December 1975, page 11
  6. ^ The Racing Car News race report lists 41 cars in its grid line-up. Australian Competition Yearbook infers that there were 40 starters and names 29, including two (Gymer and Cesario) who are not included in the Racing Car News listing

Further readingEdit

  • Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 173-174

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