The 1976 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. The event was staged at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 12 September 1976 over 130 laps of the 3.11 km circuit, a total of 403.8 km. The event was Round 8 of the 1976 Australian Touring Car Championship and Round 1 of the 1976 Australian Championship of Makes. It was the eleventh running of the endurance race which would later become known as the Sandown 500.

The race was won by Peter Brock driving a Holden Torana.

Results

Position [1][2] Drivers [1][2][3] No.[3] Car [1][2][3] Entrant [3] Laps [1][2]
1 Peter Brock 05 [4] Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Team Brock 130
2 Allan Moffat 9 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Moffat Ford Dealers 128
3 Graeme Blanchard 16 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Insul Fluf Home Insulation 128
4 Charlie O'Brien 8 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 O'Brien's Transport Shell Sport 128
5 Murray Carter 18 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop M. Carter 128
6 Barry Seton 26 Ford Capri V6 B. Benson 122
7 Lakis Manticas 27 Ford Capri V6 L. Manticas 122
8 Lawrie Nelson 32 Ford Capri V6 H. M. Headers 121
9 Graham Moore 28 Ford Capri V6 Bryan Byrt Ford, Qld. 120
10 Tony Wilkinson, Wayne Negus 21 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Karquip 120
Up to 1300 cc
1 Bill Evans 71 Datsun 1200 John Roxburgh Motors 112
2 Roger Bonhomme 62 Honda Civic Mollison Motors 109
3 David Crowther 74 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior Fred's Treds Pty Ltd 108
4 Robin Dudfield 73 Alfa Romeo GT 1300 Junior Avanti Motors-Alfa 108
5 Ray Molloy 76 Morris Clubman GT Ray Molloy Motors 107
? Geoff Wade 68 Ford Escort 1300 Peter Mac's Towing ?
? Bernie Stack 70 Volkswagen Passat Blackwood Cars P/L ?
? Max McGinley 75 Honda Civic M. F. McGinley ?
? Greville Arnel 67 Toyota Corolla G. Arnel ?
? David Turnbull 69 Ford Escort 1300 Ken Harrison Shell Sport ?
? Brian Reed 64 Honda Civic I. Chilman ?
1301 to 2000 cc
1 Ron Dickson 39 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Ron Hodgson Motors 119
2 Frank Porter 60 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTAm Clemens Sporting Car Serv. 118
3 James Laing-Peach 38 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Endrust Australia 118
4 Christine Gibson 58 Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV[4] Brian Foley P/L 117
5 Chris Heyer 53 Volkswagen Golf Lennox Motors 116
? Bob Holden 43 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk II Bob Holden Shell Sport ?
? Colin Campbell 33 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk I Allan Coffey Motors ?
? John English 47 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk II Peak Performance P/L ?
? Tony Niovanni 42 Holden Gemini Peter Robinson Holden ?
? John Dellaca 35 Triumph Dolomite Sprint B & G Myers Leyland ?
? Ralph Radburn 57 BMW 2002Tii R. Radburn ?
? David Seldon 36 Triumph Dolomite Sprint Orange City Leyland ?
DNF Jim Murcott 35 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk I Brian Wood Ford ?
DNF Lyndon Arnel 45 Ford Escort RS2000 Mk II Bob Holden Shell Sport ?
DNF Peter Granger 56 BMW 2002Ti B. Glazier ?
2001 to 3000 cc
1 Barry Seton 26 Ford Capri V6 B. Benson 122
2 Lakis Manticas 27 Ford Capri V6 L. Manticas 122
3 Lawrie Nelson 32 Ford Capri V6 H. M. Headers 121
4 Graham Moore 28 Ford Capri V6 Bryan Byrt Ford, Qld. 120
5 Don Holland 23 Mazda RX-3 Penrith Mazda Centre 119
? Alan Cant 31 Ford Capri V6 A.T.P. (Aust) P/L ?
? Paul Older 34 BMW Craven Mild Racing ?
? Ray Harrison 24 Mazda RX-3 Rotary Exchange ?
? B. Porter ? Mazda ? ?
3001 cc and over
1 Peter Brock 05 [4] Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Team Brock 130
2 Allan Moffat 9 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Moffat Ford Dealers 128
3 Graeme Blanchard 16 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Insul Fluf Home Insulation 128
4 Charlie O'Brien 8 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 O'Brien's Transport Shell Sport 128
5 Murray Carter 18 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop M. Carter 128
6 Tony Wilkinson, Wayne Negus 21 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Karquip 120
? Bob Forbes 14 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Suttons Motors P/L ?
? John Pollard 22 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Garry & Warren Smith ?
? Peter Janson 15 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Kellway-Egan ?
DNF Colin Bond 1 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Marlboro Holden Dealer Team 109
DNF Kel Gough 10 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 ? ?
DNF Allan Grice 12 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Craven Mild Racing ?
DNF Bob Morris 7 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Ron Hodgson Motors ?
DNF Bruce Hindhaugh 4 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Gown-Hindhaugh Eng. Dev. ?
DNF Garth Wigston 20 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Roadways Pty Ltd ?
DNF Jim Keogh 11 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop Allan Coffey Motors ?
DNF Jim Richards 2 Ford Falcon XB GT Hardtop John Goss Racing P/L ?
DNF Warren Cullen 6 Holden Torana SL/R 5000 L34 Settlement Road Wrecking ?

Note: 53 cars are listed on the grid list published with the Hang Ten 400 race report in Racing Car News magazine.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Australian Competition Yearbook, 1977 Edition
  2. ^ a b c d e Hang Ten 400, Racing Car News, October 1976
  3. ^ a b c d Official Programme, Hang Ten 400, Sept. 12 (1976)
  4. ^ a b c Australian Auto Action, No. 415, Thursday, September 16, 1976, page 1
  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, © 1989
  • The Official Racing History of Holden, © 1988

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Preceded by
Sandown 400
1976
Succeeded by