The 1978 Hang Ten 400 was an endurance race for Group C Touring Cars. The event was staged at the Sandown International Motor Racing Circuit in Victoria, Australia on 10 September 1978 over a total distance of 401 km. Cars competed in three engine capacity classes:

  • 3001 to 6000cc
  • 2001 to 3000cc
  • Up to 2000cc

The event was Round 2 of the 1978 Australian Championship of Makes.

Results

Position
[1][2][3]
Drivers No.[4] Car Entrant Class Laps
1 Peter Brock 05 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Holden Dealer Team 6000cc 129
2 John Harvey 15 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Holden Dealer Team 6000cc 128
3 Barry Seton 33 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Amco Pty Ltd 6000cc 125
4 Allan Grice 6 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Craven Mild Racing 6000cc 122
5 Allan Taylor 13 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Scotty Taylor Holden 6000cc 122
6 Ron Dickson 14 Ford Falcon XC GS500 Hardtop Thomson Ford 6000cc 119
7 Bill Evans 68 Ford Escort RS2000 Brian Wood Ford 2000cc 117
8 Lawrie Nelson 38 Ford Capri V6 Lawrie Nelson 3000cc 117
9 Peter Wiliamson 70 Toyota Celica GT Peter Wiliamson P/L 2000cc 117
10 James Laing-Peach
Steve Masterton
52 Ford Capri V6 Amco Pty Ltd 3000cc 116
11 John Duggan 51 Mazda RX-3 John Duggan 3000cc 114
12 Jack Brabham 8 Holden Torana LX SLR 5000 A9X 4-Door Jack Brabham Holdings P/L 6000cc 113
13 Gary Dumbrell
John Faulkner
49 Ford Capri V6 Wynns Friction Proofing Racing Team 3000cc 113
14 Peter Granger 67 BMW Bob Glassier 2000cc 112
15 Brain Potts 48 Mazda RX-3 B Potts 3000cc 112
16 Bob Holden 63 Ford Escort RS2000 Bob Holden / Shellsport 2000cc 111
17 Roger Cartwright 65 Ford Escort RS2000 R Cartwright 2000cc 111
18 Garth Wigston 20 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Roadways / Gown-Hindhaugh 6000cc 110
19 Geoffrey Wade 62 Alfa Romeo 2000cc 110
20 Noel Edwards 44 Mazda Noel Edwards 3000cc 109
21 Ian Chilman 41 Mazda Ian Chilman 3000cc 109
22 Peter Janson 9 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback 6000cc 108
23 Ian Lees 42 Ford Capri V6 Hillrise Properties P/L 3000cc 106
24 Ian Messner 57 Ford Escort RS2000 Bob Holden Shellsport 2000cc 105
25 Robin Dudfield 55 Alfa Romeo R.C. Dudfield 2000cc 105
26 Matthew Philip 75 Honda Civic Mollison Motors P/L 2000cc 104
27 Colin Campbell 50 Ford Capri V6 Ranger Truck Rentals P/L 3000cc 103
DNF Wayne Negus 21 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Roadways / Gown-Hindhaugh 6000cc 94
DNF Murray Carter 18 Ford Falcon XC GS500 Hardtop Brian Wood Ford 6000cc 75
DNF Gary Cooke 11 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Citizen Watches Australia P/L 6000cc
DNF Bob Morris 7 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Ron Hodgson Channel 7 Racing 6000cc
DNF Garry Rogers 34 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Greater Pacific Finance 6000cc
DNF John Latham
Brian Reed
26 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback Bruce Spicer 6000cc
DNF Allan Moffat 1 Ford Falcon XC Cobra Moffat Ford Dealers 6000cc
DNF Colin Bond 2 Ford Falcon XC Cobra Moffat Ford Dealers 6000cc
DNF Jim Keogh 24 Ford Falcon XC GS500 Hardtop Shellsport / Henderson Federal Spring Works P/L 6000cc
DNF Dick Johnson 17 Ford Falcon XC GS500 Hardtop Bryan Byrt Ford 6000cc
DNF Warwick Brown 32 Ford Falcon XC GS500 Hardtop Bryan Byrt Ford 6000cc
DNF Bill O'Brien 30 Ford Falcon XC GS500 Hardtop Everlast Battery Service 6000cc
DNF Ray Farrar 46 Ford Capri V6 Brian Wood Ford 3000cc
DNF Rod Stevens 69 Ford Escort RS2000 Brian Wood Ford 2000cc
DNF David Cannon 77 Ford Escort RS2000 2000cc
DNF Greville Arnel 64 Ford Escort RS2000 Bob Holden Shellsport 2000cc
DNF Ian Sonneman 61 Ford Escort RS2000 2000cc
DNF Phillip Brock[5] 16 Holden Torana LX SS A9X Hatchback 6000cc

Note: The above results listing is incomplete with regard to the non-finishers shown.

References

  1. ^ Australian Competition Yearbook, No 8, 1979, pages 84–85
  2. ^ Stewart Wilson, The Official Racing History of Holden, 1988, page 347
  3. ^ Stewart Wilson & Max Stahl, The Australian Racing History of Ford, 1989, page 298
  4. ^ Official Souvenir Program / Sandown 10 September 1978,pages 83-85
  5. ^ The Age, Monday, 11 September 1978, page 30

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Preceded by Sandown 400
1978
Succeeded by