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The 1976 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. The event was staged at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 12 September 1976 over 130 laps of the 3.11 km circuit, a total of 403.8 km. The event was Round 8 of the 1976 Australian Touring Car Championship and Round 1 of the 1976 Australian Championship of Makes.

ResultsEdit

Position Drivers No. Car Entrant Laps
1 Peter Brock 05 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Team Brock 130
2 Allan Moffat 9 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Moffat Ford Dealers 128
3 Graeme Blanchard 16 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 128
4 Charlie O'Brien 8 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Holden Dealer Team 128
5 Murray Carter 18 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 128
6 Barry Seton 25 Ford Capri V6 122
7 Lakis Manticas 27 Ford Capri V6 122
8 Lawrie Nelson 32 Ford Capri V6 121
9 Graham Moore 49 Ford Capri V6 120
10 Tony Wilkinson, Wayne Negus 61 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 120
Class A : Up To 1300cc
1 Bill Evans 71 Datsun 1200 112
2 Roger Bonhomme 62 Honda Civic 109
3 David Crowther 66 Alfa Romeo 108
4 Robin Dudfield 67 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior 108
5 Ray Molloy 76 Morris Clubman GT 107
Class B : 1301 to 2000cc
1 Ron Dickson 36 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 119
2 Frank Porter 59 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTAm 118
3 James Laing-Peach 65 Triumph Dolomite Sprint 118
4 Christine Gibson 19 Alfa Romeo 117
5 Chris Heyer 53 Volkswagen Golf 116
? Bob Holden 13 Ford Escort
? Colin Campbell 70 Ford Escort
? John English 14 Ford Escort
? Tony Niovanni 69 Holden Gemini
DNF Jim Murcott 35 Ford Escort
DNF Lyndon Arnel 45 Ford Escort
DNF Peter Granger 78 BMW
Class C : 2001 to 3000cc
1 Barry Seton 25 Ford Capri V6 122
2 Lakis Manticas 27 Ford Capri V6 122
3 Lawrie Nelson 32 Ford Capri V6 121
4 Graham Moore 49 Ford Capri V6 120
5 Don Holland 23 Mazda RX-3 119
? Alan Cant 31 Ford Capri V6
Class D : Over 3000cc
1 Peter Brock 05 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 130
2 Allan Moffat 9 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 128
3 Graeme Blanchard 16 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 128
4 Charlie O'Brien 8 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 128
5 Murray Carter 18 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop 128
6 Tony Wilkinson, Wayne Negus 61 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 120
? Bob Forbes 17 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Bob Forbes Motorsport
? Colin Bond 1 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Holden Dealer Team
? John Pollard 37 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
? Kel Gough 28 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
? Peter Janson 20 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Captain Peter Janson
DNF Allan Grice 12 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Craven Mild Racing
DNF Bob Morris 7 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Ron Hodgson Motors
DNF Bruce Hindhaugh 6 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Gown-Hindhaugh
DNF Garth Wigston 15 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34
DNF Jim Keogh 4 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Jim Keogh
DNF Jim Richards 10 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Jim Richards
DNF Warren Cullen 26 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Warren Cullen Racing
  • As 53 cars qualified for the event the above results table is most likely incomplete.
  • It has been assumed that all of the Ford Escorts and the Peter Granger BMW were Class B cars.

ReferencesEdit

  • Australian Competition Yearbook, 1977 Edition
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1975 Sandown 250
Sandown 400
1976
Succeeded by
1977 Hang Ten 400