The 1976 Rothmans Sun-7 Series was a motor racing competition open to Touring Cars of under 3 litre capacity.[1] It was contested at the Amaroo Park circuit in New South Wales, Australia[1] and was the sixth annual Touring Car series to be staged at that circuit. It was won by Allan Grice driving a Mazda RX-3.[1]

Schedule

The series was contested over four rounds with preliminary heats and a 50 lap final at each round.[1]

Round[1] Date[1] Winner of Final[1] Car[1][2]
1 7 March Barry Seton Ford Capri V6
2 30 May Barry Seton Ford Capri V6
3 18 July Allan Grice Mazda RX-3
4 15 August Lakis Manticas Ford Capri V6

Series results

Position[2] Driver[2] Car[2] Entrant R1[2] R2[2] R3[2] R4[2] Total[2]
1 Allan Grice Mazda RX-3 Mazda House[1] 3 3 4 ½ 5 15 ½
2 Barry Seton Ford Capri V6 4 ½ 4 ½ 1 ½ - 10 ½
3 Bob Morris Triumph Dolomite Sprint Ron Hodgson[3] 2 - - 6 8
4 Lakis Manticas Ford Capri V6 - - - 7 ½ 7 ½
5 Don Holland Mazda RX-3 1 ½ - 3 2 ½ 7
6 Phil McDonell Alfa Romeo 2000 GTV - - 2 4 6
7 Lyndon Arnel Ford Escort RS2000 - 3 - 2 5
8 Bob Holden Ford Escort RS2000 3 1 - - 4
9 Bill Stanley Ford Escort RS2000 - - 3 - 3
10 Geoff Leeds Mazda RX-3 2 - - - 2
11 Russell Skaife Ford Capri V6 - 1 ½ - - 1 ½
12 Peter Granger BMW 2002 1 - - - 1
13 Terry Daley Ford Escort Twin Cam - - 1 - 1

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rothmans Sun-7 Series, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1977 Edition, pages 114 to 120
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i Evan Green, Sun-7 Rothmans Series 3 Litre Touring Cars - 1976 Results, Evan Green's Word of Motor Sport, 1977, page 196
  3. ^ Evan Green, Road & Track, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 1976

Further reading

  • Driver wins first title, The Sydney Morning Herald, Monday, 16 August 1976, page 13