1977 Australian Sports Car Championship

1977 Australian Sports Car Championship
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The 1977 Australian Sports Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition for drivers of Group D Production Sports Cars.[1][2] It was the ninth Australian Sports Car Championship to be awarded by CAMS.[3]

CalendarEdit

The championship was contested over a six-round series.[4]

ClassesEdit

Cars competed in two engine capacity classes.[1]

  • Up to and including 2000cc
  • Over 2000cc

ResultsEdit

Position [8] Driver [4][8][9] No.[5] Car [4][5][8] Entrant [5][8] Points [8]

[10]

1 Alan Hamilton 9 Porsche 934 Turbo Porsche Distributors 58
  John Latham 64 Porsche Carrera RSR Kodak Film 58
3 Peter Hopwood 77 Lotus Elan Peter Hopwood 33
4 Rusty French 2 & 3 de Tomaso Pantera Rusty French 31
5 Tim Trevor 47 Lotus 47 Tim Trevor Motors Pty Ltd 21
6 Warwick Henderson 99 Chevrolet Corvette (C3) Warwick Henderson 15
7 Bernard Bisseling 65 Turner Bernard Bisseling 13
8 Fernando D'Alberto 33 Datsun 260Z Fernando D'Alberto 12
9 Alan Hanns 54 Datsun 2000 Bolwell Car Club 10
  Matt Pintar   MGB   10
11 Ray Winter   MGB Peter McCabe 9
12 Bob Kennedy 60 Triumph TR5 Triumph Sports Owners Association 7
13 Peter Woodward   Lotus 47   6
  Bill Evans 7 Triumph TR7 Playboy Racing 6
  Barry Main 6 Bolwell Nagari Trutra 6
16 Bob Rowntree   MG Midget   4
  Peter Beasley   MG Midget Peter Beasley 4
18 Robbie Rowland 26 Austin-Healey 3000 Robbie Rowland 3
  Johnson   MG   3
20 David Henderson       2
  Peter Fitzgerald   Porsche 911S   2
22 John Gourlay 23 Bolwell Nagari John Gourlay 1

Note: Hamilton achieved four round wins to Latham's one, however there was no countback process incorporated in the points system to act as a tiebreaker, so the two drivers shared the title.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Conditions for Australian Titles, 1977 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 88
  2. ^ 1977 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 203
  3. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, 2002 CAMS of Motor Sport, page 14-6
  4. ^ a b c d Sports Car Championship, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1978 Edition, pages 104-108
  5. ^ a b c d Entry list, official program, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 3 April 1977
  6. ^ Archives, Racing Car News, July 1987, page 66
  7. ^ 10 Years Ago, Racing Car News, Dec/Jan 1987/88, page 25
  8. ^ a b c d e f Hamilton and Latham Tie, Racing Car News, January 1978, page 28
  9. ^ Hamilton Moves Up, Chequered Flag, December 1977
  10. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 76-77

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