1988 Australian Sports Car Championship

1988 Australian Sports Car Championship
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The 1988 Australian Sports Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition open to Group 2A Sports Cars [1] (including Clubman cars at the sole discretion of CAMS), FISA C1 cars (up to 6 litres), FISA C2 cars (up to 5 litres) [2] and Sports Sedans.[3] The title, which was the 20th Australian Sports Car Championship,[4] was contested over a four round series and was won by Alan Nolan, driving a Nola Chevrolet.[5]

As of 2014 this is the final Australian Sports Car Championship contested.

CalendarEdit

 
The Asp of Jim Doig (pictured in 2012) placed seventh at the opening round of the championship

The championship was contested over a four round series with one race per round.[5]

Round [6] Circuit [6] State Date [6] Winning Driver [6] Winning Car [5]
1 Adelaide International Raceway South Australia 1 May Brian Smith Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Chevrolet
2 Amaroo Park New South Wales 31 July Ray Hanger Rennmax Ford BDA
3 Oran Park New South Wales 28 August Chris Clearihan Kaditcha Chevrolet
4 Sandown Park Victoria 11 September Chris Clearihan Kaditcha Chevrolet

A fifth round, scheduled to be held at Calder Park, did not take place.[5]

ClassesEdit

Competing cars were classified into one of three engine displacement classes:[2]

  • Up to 1.6 litres [2]
  • 1.6 to 3 litres [2]
  • Over 3 litres [2]

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded on a three tier system to the first twenty finishers in each round.[2]

Outright Position [2] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points for Up to 1.6 litre class cars [2] 30 27 24 21 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
Points for 1.6 to 3 litre class cars [2] 28 26 23 20 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Points for Over 3 litre class cars [2] 25 23 20 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 - - -

ResultsEdit

Position Driver [7] No.[8] Car [5][8] Entrant [8] Class [5][8] Adelaide [7] Amaroo [7] Oran Pk.[7] Sandown [7] Total [7]
1 Alan Nolan 12 & 2 Nola Chevrolet   C - 20 23 23 66
2 Ray Hanger 8 Rennmax Ford BDA Ray Hanger B & A 17 28 - 13 58
3 Chris Clearihan 12 Kaditcha Chevrolet   C - - 25 25 50
4 Andy Roberts 1 Roberts SR3 Ford BDA Andy Roberts A 24 - - 23 47
5 Bruce Durbin   DT Nissan   A - - 24 15 39
6 Chris Hones 56 Porsche 911E
Porsche Carrera
  B - 15 15 8 38
7 John Bishop   Panther Clubman   A - 21 15 - 36
8 Ric Kemp   Farrell   A - - 19 14 33
9 Alan Conyingham   Hossack T4 Holden   C - 11 17 - 28
10 Russell Green   Piper Arturo Ford   A - 27 - - 27
11 Conrad Whitlock 77 Auscam Mazda Conrad Whitlock B - 17 - 10 27
12 Brian Smith 3 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Chevrolet Basil Ricciardello C 25 - - - 25
13 Garry Scott 18 Jaguar XJ-S MG Trenoweth C 23 - - - 23
14 Max Engellenner 17 Kaditcha 2.6 Max Engellenner B 20 - - - 20
15 Grant Taylor   Galloway Clubman   A - - - 19 19
16 Mike Monterosso 2 Ford Escort Mike Monterosso B 17 - - - 17
  John Pollard 9 Porsche 935 Turbo   C - - - 17 17
18 Jim Doig 39 Asp Toyota 1.6   A 15 - - - 15
19 Lance Ridgeway 47 Norax Mazda Lance Ridgeway B - - 14 - 14
20 Chris Ahyee   Sirch SC2T Renault Turbo   B - 13 - - 13
  John Clinton   JWS   C - - - 13 13
22 Peter Heraud   Farrell   A - - - 12 12
23 Mark O'Connell 23 Farrell Clubman ME O'Connell A 11 - - - 11
24 James Rosenberg 34 Holden Torana James Rosenberg C 10 - - - 10
  Colin Memery   Allison Clubman Mk.1   A - - - 10 10
26 Jim Myhill 64 Mazda RX-7 Jim Myhill B 9 - - - 9
  Mark Podlewski 15 Holden Torana Mark Podlewski C 9 - - - 9
28 M Bennett 55 Asp 340C MR Bennett A 8 - - - 8
  Tom Hutchinson   Triumph GT6   B 8 - - - 8
  Tony Ross 08 Holden 48/215 V8 Tony Ross C 8 - - - 8
  Peter Ferguson   Nambule   A - - - 8 8
32 Bob Collinson 29 Asp Clubman Bob Collinson A 7 - - - 7
33 Allan Fielding   Datsun 240Z   B - - - 6 6
34 Steve Newings   Datsun 240Z   B - - - 5 5
  Brian Randall 33 Norax Mazda Brian Randall B 5 - - - 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Conditions section of the 1988 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport indicates Group A Sports Cars but the Specifications section uses the new for 1988 designation of Group 2A Sports Cars
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Conditions for Australian Titles, 1988 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 74-75
  3. ^ Australian Motor Racing Year 1988/89, page 224
  4. ^ Records , Titles and Awards, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-6
  5. ^ a b c d e f Barry Catford, Australian Sports Car Championship, Australian Motor Racing Year 1988/89, pages 221-231
  6. ^ a b c d 1988 Championship Results, Australian Motor Racing Year 1988/89, page 316
  7. ^ a b c d e f Points details for the top 15 positions in the championship are from Australian Motor Racing Year 1988/89, page 222. Points for other drivers are as calculated from race results published in Australian Motor Racing Year 1988/89, page 316
  8. ^ a b c d Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, May 1, 1988, page 23

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