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The 2008 Biante Touring Car Masters was an Australian motor racing series [1] for pre-1974 Touring Cars.[2] It was the second annual Touring Car Masters.

Division 1 was won by Gavin Bullas driving a Ford Mustang and Division 2 by Greg East driving a Holden HQ.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

 
Gavin Bullas won Division 1 driving a Ford Mustang (pictured in 2011)

The series was contested over eight rounds.[1]

Round [1] Circuit [1] [3] Date [3] Format [1] Round winner [1] Car [3]
1 Adelaide Parklands Circuit 21-24 February Four Races Steve Mason Chevrolet Camaro
2 Oran Park Raceway 25-27 April Three races Gavin Bullas Ford Mustang
3 Hidden Valley Raceway 4-6 July Three races John Bowe Chevrolet Camaro
4 Winton Motor Raceway 1-3 August Three races Gavin Bullas Ford Mustang
5 Eastern Creek International Raceway 6-7 September Three races Gavin Bullas Ford Mustang
6 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 12-14 September Three races John Bowe Chevrolet Camaro
7 Symmons Plains International Raceway 21-23 November Three races Gavin Bullas Ford Mustang
8 Oran Park Raceway 4-7 December Three races John Bowe Chevrolet Camaro

Points systemEdit

Cars competed in two classes designated as Division 1 & Division 2.[1]

Series points were awarded on the following basis in each Division in each race:[4]

Position [4] 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th
Points [4] 60 56 52 48 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2

Where four races were run in a round, the points were awarded for Races 2, 3 & 4.[4]

Each driver was permitted to count his/her best seven round results.[4]


Series standingsEdit

Division 1      
       
Position [1] Driver [1] Car [3] Points [1]
1 Gavin Bullas Ford Mustang 1273
2 John Bowe Chevrolet Camaro 997.5
3 Steve Mason Chevrolet Camaro 997
4 Brad Tilley Ford XY Falcon GT 822
5 Drew Marget Ford Mustang 763
6 Jim Richards Ford Mustang & Ford Falcon Sprint 711
7 Alastair MacLean Chevrolet Camaro 702
8 Steve Makarios Ford XY Falcon GTHO 501
9 Eddie Abelnica Ford Boss Mustang 470
10 Graham Alexander Holden HQ 354
11 Rod Wilson Ford XY Falcon GT 272
12 John Woodbury Holden HQ 248
13 Tony Hunter Holden Monaro 240
14 Dean Lilliee Ford XY Falcon GTHO 152
15 Brett Youlden Holden HQ 140
16 Jerremy Mantello Holden HT Monaro 135
17 Cameron Tilley Chrysler Valiant Pacer 39
       
Division 2      
       
Position [1] Driver [1] Car [3] Points [1]
1 Greg East Holden HQ 1049.5
2 Rory O'Neill Porsche 911 RS 976.5
3 Trevor Talbot Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 966
4 John Nelson Porsche 911 RS 768
5 Ian McAllister Ford Mustang 621.5
6 Mick Wilson Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T 612.5
7 Garry Treloar Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T 506
8 Richard Fairlam Holden HQ 447
9 Garry Young Ford Mustang 445
10 Steve Makarios Ford XY Falcon GTHO 390 ?
11 Cameron Mason Datsun 510 420
12 Bernie Stack Porsche 911 RS 329
13 Mike Erwin Ford XY Falcon GT 306
14 Nigel Benson Ford XY Falcon GT & Holden Monaro 304
15 Greg Waddington Holden HQ 286
16 Cameron Tilley Chrysler Valiant Pacer 237
17 Stephen Hoinville Ford Mustang & Ford Escort RS1600 228
18 Phil Brock Ford XY Falcon GT 210
19 Chris Stillwell Ford Escort RS1600 177
20 Tony Hunter Holden Monaro 168
21 Ray Challis Ford XY Falcon GT 129
22 Steven Richards Ford Escort RS1600 120
23 Mark Forgie Porsche 911 RS 117
24 Charlie O'Brien Ford Mustang 116
25 Chris Wilson Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 90
26 Glenn Seton Ford Escort RS1600 90
27 Michael Acheson Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T 57
28 Elton Treloar Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T 45
29 Tony Edwards Holden Monaro 36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Lachlan Mansell, Old, Bold and Gold - Biante Touring Car Masters, The Annual - Australian Motorsport, Number 4 / 2008, pages 90-92
  2. ^ John Bowe - Australian Motorsport Champion, www.johnbowe.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ a b c d e Natsoft Race Results > Circuit Racing > 2008 Retrieved 10 July 2017
  4. ^ a b c d e 2008 Biante Touring Car Masters - Sporting Regulations - Amendment, cams.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org