The 1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title[1] open to Group B Sports Sedans.[2] The title, which was the inaugural Australian Sports Sedan Championship,[1] was won by Allan Moffat, driving a Chevrolet Monza and a Ford Capri RS3100.

Calendar

The championship was contested over a seven-round series with two heats per round.[3]

Round[3] Name Circuit[3] Date[4] Winning driver[3] Car[3]
1 Surfers Paradise International Raceway[5] 16 May Allan Moffat Chevrolet Monza
2 The Marlboro Cup[6] Sandown Park 4 July Allan Moffat Chevrolet Monza
3 Oran Park 1 August Tony Edmondson Chrysler Valiant Charger
4 Wanneroo Park 15 August Allan Moffat Ford Capri RS3100
5 The Advertiser Trophy[7] Adelaide International Raceway[8] 22 August Frank Gardner Chevrolet Corvair
6 Symmons Plains 26 September Frank Gardner Chevrolet Corvair
7 Calder 5 December Frank Gardner Chevrolet Corvair

Points system

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the six best placed drivers at each round.

Results

Position[4] Driver[4] Car[4] Entrant[7] Sur[4] San[4] Ora[4] Wan[4] Ade[4] Sym[4] Cal[4] Total[4]
1 Allan Moffat Chevrolet Monza
Ford Capri RS3100[9]
Allan Moffat Racing 9 9 2 9 4 - - 33
2 Frank Gardner Chevrolet Corvair John Player Racing - - - - 9 9 9 27
3 Tony Edmondson Chrysler VJ Valiant Charger Repco-Holden[10] Donald Elliott 6 - 9 - - 6 - 21
4 Jim Richards Ford Mustang Sidchrome - 3 - 6 6 - 3 18
5 Ian Diffen Holden LJ Torana[11] Chevrolet[12] World of Tyres 3 - - 4 3 - 4 14
6 Ian Geoghegan Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350[13] Craven Mild Racing - 6 - - 2 - - 8
Colin Bond Holden LH Torana Repco-Holden[14] Holden Dealer Team[15] - 4 4 - - - - 8
8 Brian Potts Holden Torana GTR XU-1[16] - 1 6 - - - - 7
9 Bob Jane Holden HQ Monaro GTS 350[14] Bob Jane T Marts[17] - - - - - - 6 6
10 Garry Rogers Ford Escort Garry Rogers 2 - 3 - - - - 5
11 Pat Crea Ford TC Cortina[12] Pat Crea's Volkspares - - - - - 4 - 4
Grant Walker Ford Capri RS[9] Grant Walker[18] 4 - - - - - - 4
Vince Gregory Volkswagen 1600TS[7] Chevrolet[4] Gregory Racing - - - - 1 3 - 4
14 Brian Smith Holden Torana - - - 3 - - - 3
15 Stuart Beechen Holden Torana GTR XU-1[16] - - - 2 - - - 2
Peter Wells Vauxhall Viva - - - - - 2 - 2
Ron Harrop Holden EH Repco-Holden[14] Ron Harrop[17] - 2 - - - - - 2
John Pollard Chevrolet Camaro John Pollard[17] - - - - - - 2 2
19 Ed Conacher Holden Torana GTR XU-1[16] - - - - - 1 - 1
Bruce Peacock Ford Anglia - - - 1 - - - 1
Lyndon Arnel Holden Torana - - 1 - - - - 1
Doug Clark Toyota Celica TA22[18] Brian Hilton[18] 1 - - - - - - 1
Don Halliday Ford Capri Halliday Racing (NZ)[17] - - - - - - 1 1

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Titles, docs.cams.com.au As archived at www.webcitation.org on 31 October 2013
  2. ^ Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 22 August 1976, page 3
  3. ^ a b c d e Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 157-158
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Evan Green, Australian Sports Sedan Championship – 1976 Results, Evan Green’s World of Motor Sport, 1977, page 32
  5. ^ Official Programme, The Opening Round of the 1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship, Surfers Paradise International Raceway, Sunday, 16 May 1976
  6. ^ 1976 Australian Sports Sedan Championship - Rd 2 Sandown Heat 2, www.youtube.com Retrieved on 2/7/2014
  7. ^ a b c Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 22 August 1976, page 37
  8. ^ Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 22 August 1976
  9. ^ a b Stewart Wilson & Max Stahl, The Australian Racing History of Ford, 1989, page 295
  10. ^ Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 22 August 1976, page 9
  11. ^ Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 22 August 1976, page 20
  12. ^ a b "Gardner's Final Round". Auto Action. 9 December 1976. pp. 8–9.
  13. ^ Mark Oastler, Pete Geoghegan’s ‘Craven Mild’ Monaro GTS 350, Australian Muscle Car, Issue 21, September / October 2005, page 50
  14. ^ a b c Mark Oastler, Bob Jane’s Monaro GTS 350, Australian Muscle Car, Issue 41, January / February 2009, page 60
  15. ^ Ross Lawley, Australian Sports Sedan Championship – Round 3 – Oran Park – August 1, Chequered Flag, August 1976, page 60 to 63
  16. ^ a b c Stewart Wilson, The official racing history of Holden, 1988, Page 343
  17. ^ a b c d Tom Naughton, Frank's final, Jimmy's SS, Racing Car News, January 1977, page 48
  18. ^ a b c Monza The Best, Chequered Flag, June 1976, pages 43-44

Further reading

  • Gardner Heads Richards, Auto Action, 9 December 1976, pages 18 & 20

External links