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The 2010 Touring Car Masters was Australian motor racing competition for Touring Cars.[1] The series was open to models manufactured between 1 January 1963 and 31 December 1973 and to specific models manufactured between 1 January 1974 and 31 December 1976.[1] It was sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) as a National Series and ‘Australian Classic Touring Cars’ was appointed by CAMS as the Category Manager.[1] The series was the fourth annual Touring Car Masters.[2]

Jim Richards (Ford Falcon Sprint) won Group 1, Bernie Stack (Porsche 911 RS) was victorious in Group 2 and Tony Karanfilovski (Alfa Romeo GTAm) secured the Group 3 award.

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CalendarEdit

 
Jim Richards won Group 1 driving a 1964 Ford Falcon Sprint
 
Gary O’Brien placed sixth in Group 2 driving a Holden HQ SS

The series was contested over eight rounds.[3]

Round[1] Circuit[1][4] Date[1] Format[1] Round winner[5] Car
1 Adelaide Parklands Circuit 11-14 March Three races Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS
2 Winton Motor Raceway 14-16 May Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
3 Hidden Valley Raceway 18-20 June Three races Jim Richards Ford Falcon Sprint
4 Eastern Creek International Raceway[5] 4-5 September[4] Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
5 Mount Panorama, Bathurst 7-10 October Three races Jim Richards Ford Falcon Sprint
6 Symmons Plains International Raceway 13-15 November[4] Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
7 Sandown International Motor Raceway 19-21 November Three races Jim Richards Ford Falcon Sprint
8 Sydney Olympic Park Street Circuit 3-5 December Three races Gavin Bullas Ford Mustang

Note:

  • Race 2 of Round 6 at Symmons Plains was cancelled due to scheduling issues brought about by damage caused to the safety fencing during the previous race.[6]
  • Race 2 of Round 7 at Sandown was cut short due to an accident and was deemed a non-event.[5]

ClassesEdit

Cars competed in three Groups based on engine capacity:[2]

Points systemEdit

Series points were awarded on the following basis within each Group at each race.[1]

Position[1] 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[1] 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

Series standingsEdit

Group 1                        
Position[3][5] Driver[3][5] No.[4] Car[4] Competitor / Team[4] Ade[3] Win[3] Hid[3] Eas[3] Bat[3] Sym[3] San[3] Hom[3] Total[3][5]
1 Jim Richards 2 Ford Falcon Sprint Shannons Insurance 164 82 180 141 168 0 116 168 1019
2 Gavin Bullas 16 & 1 Ford Mustang Rain City Racing 150 108 164 156 160 (45) 48 172 1003
3 John Bowe 18 Ford Mustang WesTrac Cat 129 180 108 180 0 120 60 156 933
4 Andrew Miedecke 95 Chevrolet Camaro SS WesTrac Cat (168) 145 132 60 112 89 104 152 794
5 Leanne Tander 11 Ford XA Falcon GT Phil Morris 24 133 123 125 135 100 0 120 760
6 Steve Mason 3 Chevrolet Camaro SS Hercules Engines 135 36 0 98 123 100 104 70 666
7 Bill Pye 15 Chevrolet Camaro SS Bill Pye 105 126 114 72 138 0 0 45 600
8 Brad Tilley 28 Ford XY Falcon GT Tilleys Automotive 142 36 145 148 0 0 0 99 570
9 Graham Alexander 57 Holden HT Monaro Corio Auto Parts 69 120 51 120 54 78 39 0 531
10 Brett Youlden 56 Holden HQ Monaro Driving Force / Rare Spares 30 63 0 93 142 98 90 0 516
11 Mark King 8 Holden HQ SS Waddington Racing / Kings Springs 30 92 0 72 120 45 84 66 509
12 George Nittis 83 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Ocean Seafoods 41 72 0 35 59 69 57 84 396
13 Matt O'Brien 27 Holden HQ Monaro Australian Web Insurance 0 60 17 93 30 0 57 117 374
14 Alastair MacLean 14 Chevrolet Camaro SS Dukes Body Works 117 60 87 0 33 0 0 0 297
15 Nigel Benson 22 Holden HQ Monaro PRT Race Fabrication 45 21 75 57 30 0 45 0 273
16 Tony Hunter 10 Holden HQ Monaro Sunliner RV 0 27 30 0 99 78 36 0 270
17 Tony Edwards 9 Holden HQ Monaro Romac UPC / Competition Engineering 42 90 132 0 0 0 0 0 264
18 Steve Makarios 99 Ford XY Falcon GTHO 351 Motorsport 90 0 78 0 0 0 75 0 243
19 Doug Westwood 62 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Falcon Fire Protection 27 0 99 46 24 0 0 33 229
20 Michael Acheson 55 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger E55[7] Signwise Enterprises 0 0 0 0 48 0 54 93 195
21 Keith Kassulke 9 Holden HQ Monaro Upstream Printing Solutuions 0 0 0 41 24 0 33 90 188
22 Bob Middleton 85 Chevrolet Camaro RS Whiteline Transport Racing 0 0 57 21 75 0 21 0 174
23 Garry Treloar 20 Chevrolet Camaro Treloar Roses 0 0 0 78 0 0 0 0 78
24 Elliot Barbour 74 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Jenny Barbour & Associates 0 0 0 34 0 0 0 0 34
25 Wayne Mercer 74 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Lyndways Builders 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 21
Group 2                          
Position[3][5] Driver[3][5] No.[4] Car[4] Competitor / Team[4] Ade[3] Win[3] Hid[3] Eas[3] Bat[3] Sym[3] San[3] Hom[3] Total[3][5]
1 Bernie Stack 36 Porsche 911 RS Gawler Body Works 180 172 138 176 108 116 (101) 172 1062
2 Cameron Tilley 60 Chrysler Valiant Pacer Tilleys Automotive (48) 94 180 172 120 104 108 176 954
3 Chris Stillwell 6 Ford Mustang Stillwell Motorsport 132 160 152 93 164 116 (60) 87 904
4 Ian McAlister 5 Ford Mustang McAlister Ford 139 139 168 148 149 0 97 48 888
5 John Nelson 91 Porsche 911 RS Nelson Architects 136 0 114 129 75 78 81 129 742
6 Gary O'Brien 19 Holden HQ SS Panels & Performance 0 81 66 149 49 84 96 126 651
7 Greg Keene 33 & 26 Porsche 911 RS SportsMed & Toshiba / Copyworld 99 93 72 0 126 0 102 156 648
8 Mick Wilson 43 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T Treloar Roses / Mick Wilson Plumbing 78 114 123 0 149 93 0 87 644
9 Rory O'Neill 13 Porsche 911 RS The Wine Underground 126 78 0 111 102 72 72 75 636
10 Amanda Sparks 33 Porsche 911 RS SportsMed 0 0 105 120 114 87 0 0 426
11 Trevor Talbot 76 Holden LJ Torana GTR XU-1 Dukes Body Works 56 116 145 0 42 0 0 0 359
12 Ross Almond 26 Porsche 911 RS Toshiba / Copyworld 0 0 0 102 0 39 0 0 141
13 Garry Treloar 21 Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T Treloar Roses 75 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 111
14 Graeme Cook 61 Porsche 911 RS Racemoves / Buik Motorworks 164 -60 0 0 0 0 0 0 104
Group 3                          
Position[3][5] Driver[3][5] No.[4] Car[4] Competitor / Team[4] Ade[3] Win[3] Hid[3] Eas[3] Bat[3] Sym[3] San[3] Hom[3] Total[3][5]
1 Tony Karanfilovski 88 Alfa Romeo GTAm TIFS - Wharehousing & Distribution 120 172 180 176 172 0 112 180 1112
2 Phillip Showers 4 Ford Escort RS1600 Northern BM P/L 168 176 (112) 172 172 120 120 168 1096[8]
3 Cameron Mason 7 Datsun 510 Steve Mason Family Cars 0 0 0 52 160 112 104 104 532
4 Jason Humble 7 Datsun 510 Steve Mason 164 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 164

Note:

  • Each driver was required to drop points from one round of the series.[3] Points which were not retained are shown in the above table within brackets.
  • Due to an engine irregularity, Andrew Miedecke nominated Adelaide as the round for which his points would be dropped.[5]

Notes & referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j 2010 Touring Car Masters Sporting Regulations, www.touringcarmasters.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ a b c d e Series History, www.touringcarmasters.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Series Results 2010, www.touringcarmasters.com.au Archived 2010-05-18 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2 July 2012, page no longer available
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Natsoft Race Results, www.natsoft.com.au Archived 2012-07-17 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 6 May 2015
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Grant Rowley, Master Class, The Annual - Australian Motorsports, Number 6 / 2010, pages 74 to 77
  6. ^ Bowe wins in shortened round at Symmons Plains, www.touringcarmasters.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  7. ^ Image at www.flickr.com shows this to be a VH series Chrysler Valiant Charger
  8. ^ Both www.touringcarmasters.com and The Annual gave a total of 1208 points for Phillip Showers, although the former notes that he dropped a round score of 112 points.