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2012 Australian Touring Car Masters Series

The 2012 Australian Touring Car Masters Series was an 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 with Australian Classic Touring (3D) Cars Pty Ltd appointed by CAMS as the Category Manager.[1] The series was the sixth annual Touring Car Masters.

John Bowe (Ford Mustang) won Class A - Outright and Chris Stillwell (Ford Mustang) won Class B - Pro Sportsman.

Contents

CalendarEdit

 
John Bowe won Class A driving a Ford Mustang
 
Jim Richards placed second in Class A driving an AMC Javelin
 
Andrew Miedecke placed third in Class A driving a Chevrolet Camaro SS

The series was contested over eight rounds.[1]

Round [1] Circuit [1] Date [1] Format [2] Round winner (Outright) [3] Car [2]
1 Adelaide Parklands 4 March Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
2 Phillip Island 27 May Three races Gavin Bullas Ford Boss Mustang
3 Hidden Valley 17 June Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
4 Queensland Raceway 5 August Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
5 Sydney Motorsport Park [2] 2 September Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang
6 Sandown 16 September Three races Jim Richards AMC Javelin
7 Mount Panorama 7 October Three races Brad Tilley [4] Ford XY Falcon GTHO
8 Sandown 25 November Three races John Bowe Ford Mustang

Note: The results for each round of the Series were determined by the number of points scored by each driver in each Class at the round.[1]

Classes & points systemEdit

Each competing car was classified into one of two 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

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 A - OutrightEdit

Position [5] Driver [5] Car Ade [5] Phi [5] Hid [5] Que [5] Eas [5] San [5] Mou [5] San [5] Pen.[5] Total [5]
1 John Bowe Ford Mustang 176 (129) 180 180 180 138 164 160 -60 1118
2 Jim Richards AMC Javelin 148 109 157 108 156 168 108 (60)   954
3 Andrew Miedecke Chevrolet Camaro SS 164 93 130 108 164 98 122 (60) -30 849
4 Tony Edwards Holden Torana SL/R (0) 150 152 126 117 132 99 39   815
5 Keith Kassulke Holden HQ Monaro &
Ford XB Falcon Hardtop
111 120 139 138 (99) 111 123 105 -39 808
6 Bill Pye Chevrolet Camaro SS 135 75 78 111 (66) 117 99 142   757
7 Mark King Holden HQ Monaro GTS &
Chevrolet Camaro RS
114 122 75 90 57 111 99 (36) -33 668
8 Brett Youlden Holden HQ Monaro 105 153 105 90 90 - (81) 105   648
9 Gavin Bullas Ford Boss Mustang 133 158 (0) - - 164 81 - -56 536
10 Brad Tilley Ford XY Falcon GT - - 142 - (132) - 164 148   454
11 Eddie Abelnica Ford XB Falcon Hardtop 45 30 - 125 139 - 99 (0)   438
12 Greg Crick Ford XY Falcon GTHO &
Chrysler Valiant Charger E55
- - - 75 (42) 134 78 149   436
13 Chris Collins Ford XA Falcon GT - 111 - - 61 (27) 48 127   347
14 Adam Bressington Chevrolet Camaro SS - - - - 78 114 114 (0)   306
15 Tony Karanfilovski Ford XY Falcon GTHO 60 (0) 45 59 0 21 48 39   272
16 Les Walmsley Ford XA Falcon GT (63) - - 142 120 - - -   262
17 George Nittis Ford XY Falcon GTHO 81 75 51 (0) - - - 54   261
18 Michael Wedge Holden HQ Monaro - - - 81 66 (0) 62 -   209
19 Steve Makarios Ford XY Falcon GTHO - 42 - - 17 33 (0) 90   182
20 Paul Freestone Chevrolet Camaro SS - - - (0) 35 54 0 81   170
21 Garry Treloar Chrysler Valiant Charger E55 - 81 66 - (0) - 0 0   147
22 Doug Westwood Ford XY Falcon GTHO 39 - - - (24) - - -   39
23 Matt O'Brien Holden HQ Monaro - 30 - (0) 0 - - -   30
24 Graham Alexander Holden HT Monaro - - (63) - - - - -   0
25 Cameron Tilley Ford Boss Mustang - - - - - - (60) -   0
26 Bernie Stack Chevrolet Camaro SS (75) - - - - - - -   0
27 Glenn Seton Ford XY Falcon GTHO - - - - - - (0) -   0

Note: Points shown within brackets in the above table could not be counted towards the drivers series total.[5]

Class B - Pro SportsmanEdit

Position [5] Driver [5] Car Ade [5] Phi [5] Hid [5] Que [5] Eas [5] San [5] Mou [5] San [5] Pen.[5] Total [5]
1 Chris Stillwell Ford Mustang 164 168 157 180 (112) 168 164 156   1157
2 Nigel Benson Holden HQ Monaro 160 164 139 164 (0) 180 147 126   1080
3 Amanda Sparks Porsche 911 RS (66) 139 157 126 152 142 123 111   950
4 Greg Keene Porsche 911 RS 102 132 134 145 (60) 100 142 149   904
5 Wayne Mercer Ford XY Falcon GTHO - 117 102 120 139 132 ('75) 143   753
6 Michael Almond Porsche 911 RS - - (100) 153 112 100 139 129   633
7 Steve Mason Ford Mustang - (81) 162 138 - - 176 108   584
8 Gary O'Brien Holden HQ Monaro GTS 135 - - - - - (96) 176   311
9 Rory O'Neill Porsche 911 RS 114 (30) 105 - - - - 0   249
10 John Nelson Porsche 911 RS 138 108 (45) - - - - -   246
11 Mick Wilson Chrysler Valiant Charger R/T 78 (0) 0 - - - 0 102   180
12 Tony Hunter Holden HQ Monaro 168 (159) - - - - - -   168
13 Bob Middleton Chevrolet Camaro SS - 135 (132) - - - - -   135
13 Cameron Mason Ford Mustang - - - - (105) - - -   0
14 Jason Gomersall Holden Torana SL/R - - - - (101) - - -   0
16 Ross Almond Porsche 911 RS (75) - - - - - - -   0
17 Phillip Showers Ford Escort RS1600 - (0) - - - - - -   0

Note: Points shown within brackets in the above table could not be counted towards the drivers series total.[5]

Notes & referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 2012 Australian Touring Car Masters Series - Sporting and Technical Regulations – Version 2 - Bulletin B12/048, Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd 2012
  2. ^ a b c racing.natsoft.com.au Retrieved 22 December 2017
  3. ^ Round winners have been determined from the referenced points per round as shown in the Series standings table unless otherwise indicated
  4. ^ Ryley McKay, Tilley edges Bowe in thrilling Touring Car Masters races, www.speedcafe.com, as archived at web.archive.org
  5. ^ 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 2012 Series Standings, www.touringcarmasters.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org