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					1977 Australian Sports Car Championship
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The 1977 Australian Sports Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing competition for drivers of Group D
Production Sports Cars.[1][2] It was the ninth Australian Sports Car Championship to be awarded by CAMS. [3]

    Contents
 1 Calendar
 2 Classes
 3 Results
 4 References
 5 External links


Calendar
The championship was contested over a six round series. [4]
   Round 1, Calder, Victoria, January
   Round 2, Adelaide International Raceway, South Australia, 3 April [5]
   Round 3, Amaroo Park, New South Wales, 29 May [6]
   Round 4, Lakeside, Queensland
   Round 5, Oran Park, New South Wales, 30 October [7]
   Round 6, Phillip Island, Victoria, 20 November [8]

Classes
Cars competed in two engine capacity classes.[1]
   Up to and including 2000cc
   Over 2000cc

Results
                                                                                                   Points
Position
             Driver [4][8][9]     No.[5] Car [4][5][8]         Entrant [5][8]                        [8]
   [8]
                                                                                                     [10]

    1        Alan Hamilton          9    Porsche 934 Turbo     Porsche Distributors                  58
             John Latham           64    Porsche Carrera RSR   Kodak Film                            58
    3        Peter Hopwood         77    Lotus Elan            Peter Hopwood                         33
    4        Rusty French         2 & 3 de Tomaso Pantera      Rusty French                          31
    5        Tim Trevor            47    Lotus 47              Tim Trevor Motors Pty Ltd             21
    6        Warwick Henderson     99    Chevrolet Corvette (C3) Warwick Henderson                   15
    7        Bernard Bisseling     65    Turner                Bernard Bisseling                     13
    8        Fernando D'Alberto    33    Datsun 260Z           Fernando D'Alberto                    12
    9        Alan Hanns            54    Datsun 2000           Bolwell Car Club                      10
             Matt Pintar                 MGB                                                         10
   11        Ray Winter                  MGB                   Peter McCabe                           9
   12        Bob Kennedy           60    Triumph TR5           Triumph Sports Owners Association      7
   13     Peter Woodward                   Lotus 47                                                     6
          Bill Evans                 7     Triumph TR7                 Playboy Racing                   6
          Barry Main                 6     Bolwell Nagari              Trutra                           6
   16     Bob Rowntree                     MG Midget                                                    4
          Peter Beasley                    MG Midget                   Peter Beasley                    4
   18     Robbie Rowland             26    Austin-Healey 3000          Robbie Rowland                   3
          Johnson                          MG                                                           3
   20     David Henderson                                                                               2
          Peter Fitzgerald                 Porsche 911S                                                 2
   22     John Gourlay               23    Bolwell Nagari              John Gourlay                     1

Note: Hamilton achieved four round wins to Latham’s one, however there was no countback process incorporated in the
points system to act as a tiebreaker, so the two drivers shared the title.[4]

References
   1. ^ a b Conditions for Australian Titles, 1977 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 88
   2. ^ 1977 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 203
   3. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, 2002 CAMS of Motor Sport, page 14-6
   4. ^ a b c d Sports Car Championship, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1978 Edition, pages 104-108
   5. ^ a b c d Entry list, official program, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 3 April 1977
   6. ^ Archives, Racing Car News, July 1987, page 66
   7. ^ 10 Years Ago, Racing Car News, Dec/Jan 1987/88, page 25
   8. ^ a b c d e f Hamilton and Latham Tie, Racing Car News, January 1978, page 28
   9. ^ Hamilton Moves Up, Chequered Flag, December 1977
  10. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 76-77

External links
   1977 Australian Sports Car racing images at www.autopics.com.au


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