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The 1980 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. The event, which was Round 2 of the 1980 Australian Championship of Makes was staged on 14 September 1980 over 109 laps of the 3.1 km Sandown Park circuit in Victoria, Australia, a total distance of 337.9 km.[1]

The field was divided into the following four engine capacity classes:

  • Class A : Over 3000 cc
  • Class B : 2000 - 3000 cc
  • Class C : 1601 - 2000 cc
  • Class D : 0 - 1600 cc

ResultsEdit

Position[2] Drivers No. Car Entrant Class Pos. Class Laps
1 Peter Brock 05 Holden VC Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team 1 A 109
2 Garry Rogers
Fred Geissler
16 Holden VC Commodore Greater Pacific Finance 2 A 108
3 Allan Moffat 25 Holden VC Commodore Marlboro Holden Dealer Team 3 A 107
4 Murray Carter 18 Ford XD Falcon Magnum Wheels 4 A 107
5 Gary Cooke
Warwick Brown
11 Holden VC Commodore Citizen Watches 5 A 106
6 Ray Cutchie 40 Ford Escort RS2000 Rex Monahan 1 C 99
7 Peter Hopwood
Terry Daly
37 Ford Capri Mk.III Trend Windows 1 B 99
8 Terry Wade 52 Triumph Dolomite B&G Myers 2 C 98
9 Joe Beninca Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Beninca Motors 3 C 97
10 Ray Alford Ford XD Falcon Ray Alford 6 A 97
11 Roger Cartwright
Rod Stevens
41 Ford Escort RS2000 Roger Cartwright 4 C 95
12 Stephen Brook
Wally Storey
46 Ford Escort RS2000 Formula Ford Australia 5 C 93
13 Alan Browne
Brian Sampson
15 Holden Commodore Re-Car Racing 7 A 92
14 Bob Holden
David Earle
65 Ford Escort 1600 Formula Ford Australia 1 D 92
15 Jim Faneco 60 Holden Gemini Country Dealer Team 2 D 90
16 Ian Burrell
Rob Shute
57 Mitsubishi Lancer Scottune 3 D 90
17 Steve Masterton
Colin Bond
31 Ford Capri Mk.II Masterton Homes 2 B 89
18 Kevin Kennedy
Scotty Taylor
34 Holden LX Torana SS5000 Scotty Taylor Holden 8 A 89
19 John Bristow
Greg Toepfer
Toyota Celica Cord Car Co 6 C 89
20 Ken Price
Steve Jonas
55 Holden Gemini CARS Gemini Team 4 D 86
21 ?
22 ?
23 Graeme Bailey
Doug Clark
51 Toyota Celica Chickadee Chicken C
? Allan Bryant 28 Mazda RX-7 B
? Chris Heyer 63 Volkswagen Golf Lennox Motors D
? Gerald Kay
Martin Power
49 Triumph Dolomite C
? John Bundy
Norm Carr
Mazda RX-3 B
? Larry Kogge
J Chambers
Mazda RX-3 B
? L Stoopman BMW 2002 C
? Martin Power
Gerald Kay
Triumph Dolomite C
? Peter McLeod
Mal Brewster
30 Mazda RX-7 B
? Peter Granger BMW 2002 C
? Warwick Henderson
Graham Harrison
42 Alfa Romeo Alfetta C
DNF Charlie O'Brien 10 Holden VC Commodore Roadways A 84
DNF Ron Dickson 2 Chevrolet Camaro Avco A 71
DNF Peter Williamson
Mike Quinn
44 Toyota Celica Peter Williamson Toyota C 64
DNF Bob Morris
Bill O'Brien
7 Ford XD Falcon Channel 7 Breville Racing A 31
DNF Bob Muir
Kingsley Hibbard
24 Ford XD Falcon Army Reserve A 7
DNF Allan Grice 6 Holden VC Commodore Craven Mild Racing A
DNF Colin Spencer
Allan Gough
56 Holden Gemini D
DNF Gary Rowe
Geoff Wade
59 Holden Gemini Coupe Country Dealer Team D
DNF Graham Mein
Geoff Russell
45 Ford Escort RS2000 C
DNF J Gates
P Lyon
23 Holden Torana SLR5000 A
DNF Jim Keogh
Ross Mathieson
22 Ford XD Falcon A
DNF John Faulkner
Gary Dumbrell
43 Ford Escort RS2000 C
DNF Ken Harrison
Ian Wells
61 Ford Escort 1600 D
DNF Lawrie Nelson
Tony Farrell
29 Ford Capri V6 B
DNF Peter Janson
Larry Perkins
4 Holden VC Commodore Cadbury-Schweppes A
DNF Rusty French
Leo Leonard
Ford XD Falcon A

Note : Of the forty seven starters, twenty three were classified as finishers. Of the ten for which the results are unknown, eight were non-finishers and the remaining two placed 21st and 22nd.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Motor Racing Yearbook, 1980/81, pages 210-211 & 214-215
  2. ^ Racing Car News, October 1980, page 79

Further readingEdit

  • The Australian racing history of Ford, 1989, page 304
  • The official racing history of Holden, 1988, pages 225-226 & 353
Preceded by
1979 Hang Ten 400
Sandown 400
1980
Succeeded by
1981 Hang Ten 400