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The 2011 Touring Car Masters was Australian motor racing competition for modified Touring Cars.[1] The series was open to cars 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 fifth annual Touring Car Masters.

John Bowe (Ford Mustang) won Class C, Gary O'Brien (Holden HQ Monaro GTS) was victorious in Class B and Amanda Sparks (Porsche 911 RS) secured the Class A award.

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John Bowe (Ford Mustang) won Class C
 
Brad Tilley (Ford XY Falcon GT) placed 4th in Class C
 
Eddie Abelnica (Ford XB Falcon Hardtop) placed 6th in Class C
 
Alastair MacLean (Chevrolet Camaro SS) placed 14th in Class C
 
Gavin Bullas (Ford Mustang) placed 18th in Class C
 
Mick Wilson (Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T placed 4th in Class B
 
Phil Showers (Ford Escort) placed 7th in Class A
 
Tony Karanfilovski (Alfa Romeo GTAm) placed 8th in Class A

The series was contested over eight rounds.[2]

Round [1] Circuit [2] Date [1] Format [2] Round winner [2] Car [3]
1 Adelaide Parklands 17-20 March Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
2 Barbagallo Raceway 29 April - 1 May Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
3 Hidden Valley 17-19 June Three races Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS
4 Eastern Creek 3-4 September Three races Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS
5 Bathurst 6-9 October Three races Glenn Seton Ford XB Falcon Hardtop
6 Gold Coast 21-23 October Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
7 Sandown 18-20 November Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
8 Homebush 2-4 December Three races Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS

Classes & points systemEdit

Each competing car was classified into one of three classes.[1]

Series points were awarded on the following basis within each class 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

Bonus points were awarded to each race finisher equal to the number of cars that started a race within that class. E.g. If 14 cars started a race in Class B, then each car that finished within Class B was awarded an additional 14 bonus points for that race.[1]

The driver gaining the highest points total from his/her best seven round results was declared the winner of that class.[1]

Any points scored by a driver within a class were not transferred if that driver changed classes.[1]

Series standingsEdit

Class C                      
Position [4] Driver [4] Car [3] Ade [4] Bar [4] Hid [4] Eas [4] Mou [4] Sur [4] San [4] Hom [4] Total [4]
1 John Bowe Ford Mustang 212 209 207 159 227 203 226 (155) 1443
2 Jim Richards Ford Falcon Sprint 196 187 195 208 207 196 204 (148) 1393
3 Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS 164 202 219 228 208 (126) 185 180 1386
4 Brad Tilley Ford XY Falcon GT 201 124 186 176 188 0 39 148 1062
5 Keith Kassulke Holden HQ Monaro 134 146 (99) 143 134 149 124 116.5 946.5
6 Eddie Abelnica Ford XB Falcon Hardtop 198 109 0 188 194 180 0 0 779
7 Steve Mason Chevrolet Camaro 190 0 97 179 182 86 38 0 772
8 Cameron Tilley Chrysler Valiant Pacer
Ford Boss Mustang
144 164 0 130 152 46 107 147.5 753.5
9 Tony Karanfilovski Ford XY Falcon GTHO 0 131 0 133 146 173 116 0 699
10 Tony Edwards Holden Torana SL/R 5000 0 181 185 0 0 0 195 121 682
11 Glenn Seton Ford XB Falcon Hardtop 0 0 0 175 227 0 0 174 576
12 Graham Alexander Holden HT Monaro 0 0 0 0 134 149 167 109 559
13 George Nittis Ford XY Falcon GT 122 116 43 115 10 0 0 0 506
14 Alastair MacLean Chevrolet Camaro 155 128 0 0 0 0 173 0 456
15 Bill Pye Chevrolet Camaro SS 0 96 166 147 37 0 0 0 446
16 Bernie Stack Chevrolet Camaro RS 0 0 0 87 0 0 167 140.5 394.5
17 Doug Westwood Ford XY Falcon GT 87 0 49 161 96 0 0 0 393
18 Gavin Bullas Ford Boss Mustang 0 131 0 0 0 174 0 0 305
18 Brett Youlden Holden HQ Monaro 0 0 0 137 152 0 0 0 289
20 John Woodberry Holden HT Monaro 0 0 160 115 0 0 0 0 275
21 Matt O'Brien Holden HQ Monaro 0 0 0 70 90 0 0 104.5 264.5
22 Mark King Ford XA Falcon GT 105 0 148 0 0 0 0 0 253
23 Kim Jane Ford XB Falcon Hardtop 0 0 0 0 0 0 202 0 202
24 Nigel Benson Holden HQ Monaro 87 0 0 0 70 0 0 0 157
25 Paul Freestone Holden HQ Monaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 146 0 146
26 Greg Waddington Holden HQ Monaro 0 0 124 0 0 0 0 0 124
27 Garry Treloar Chrysler Valiant Charger E55 0 0 0 35 0 88 0 0 123
28 Les Walmsley Ford XA Falcon GT 0 0 0 0 0 0 89 0 89
29 Drew Marget Holden HQ Monaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 76 0 76
30 Terry Wyhoon Ford XY Falcon GTHO 0 0 0 0 0 61 0 0 61
31 Elliot Barbour Chrysler Valiant Charger E55 0 0 0 37 0 0 0 0 37
32 Tony Hunter   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Class B                      
Position [4] Driver [4] Car [3] Ade [4] Bar [4] Hid [4] Eas [4] Mou [4] Sur [4] San [4] Hom [4] Total [4]
1 Gary O'Brien Holden HQ Monaro GTS 191 159 170 187 (66) 178 186 149 1220
2 Ian McAlister Ford Mustang 183 0 182 175 189 123 171 159 1182
3 Andrew Whiteside Ford Mustang 106 171 111 171 169 0 0 0 728
4 Mick Wilson Chrysler VH Valiant Charger R/T 175 106 0 0 185 0 156 0 622
5 Trevor Talbot Holden Torana GTR XU-1 0 112 186 0 0 178 99 0 575
6 Chris Stillwell Ford Mustang 0 194 0 122 101 0 120 0 537
7 Wayne Mercer Ford XY Falcon GT 153 0 103 103 51 0 0 0 410
8 Nigel Benson Holden HQ Monaro 0 0 0 0 0 0 186 139 325
9 Bernie Stack Chevrolet Camaro RS 0 179 0 0 0 0 0 0 179
Class A                      
Position [4] Driver [4] Car [3] Ade [4] Bar [4] Hid [4] Eas [4] Mou [4] Sur [4] San [4] Hom [4] Total [4]
1 Amanda Sparks Porsche 911 RS 194 162 175 192 167 187 185 (158) 1260
2 John Nelson Porsche 911 RS 120 186 167 168 183 179 169 (166) 1172
3 Greg Keene Porsche 911 RS 182 174 183 180 195 0 185 64 1163
4 Rory O'Neill Porsche 911 RS 170 152 153 104 150 171 0 140 1040
5 Terry Lawlor Porsche 911 RS 0 130 180 0 0 0 0 0 310
6 Mark Buik Porsche 911 RS 0 0 0 0 163 0 0 0 163
7 Phil Showers Ford Escort 153 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 153
8 Tony Karanfilovski Alfa Romeo GTAm [5] 99 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 99
9 Ross Almond Porsche 911 RS 0 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 57

Notes & referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 2011 Australian Touring Car Masters Series - Sporting and Technical Regulations – Version 2 - CAMS Bulletin B11/054
  2. ^ a b c d Stefan Bartholomaeus, A Savy Performer, The Speedcafe Annual - Australian Motorsport, Number 7/2011, pages 112-114
  3. ^ a b c d racing.natsoft.com.au
  4. ^ 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 Series Results 2011, www.touringcarmasters.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  5. ^ Karanfilovski is shown in the official race results for the Adelaide round as driving a Ford XY Falcon GTHO (as per racing.natsoft.com.au) but actually drove an Alfa Romeo GTAm (as per www.touringcarmasters.com.au)