1979 Thruxton 2 
1979 Oulton Park 2 
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Snetterton, Great Britain

Date: 23/9/1979
Track length: 3.085 m
Entries accepted:
Starters: 20

Pole position: Allam in ca. 1.15
Fastest lap:

Distance: 1 hour night race
Average speed: 144,20 kmh
Ruleset: Group 1B
Car info: 1979 Cars


Probing his way through the night in a fine display of determination and persistent speed, Jeff Allam left no doubt as to his firm claim to Snetterton's Tricentrol Gp1 saloon race on Sunday. The young Effingham driver sliced his way through the Norfolk darkness to stamp his domination all the way from the Union Jack to the Chequered Flag. In the absence of other usual front-runners Stuart Graham, Gordon Spice and Chris Craft, the charging young Capri pilot was simply left to scramble away from pole and ease ahead, leaving every other set of headlights on the grid to pale into helpless insignificance.

Touring Cars class A-D
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Group Distance,
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
1 1   Allam Motor Services racing with BP
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jeff Allam, GB
2993 V6 D 47 laps 1 1.15    
2 2   Esso Uniflo
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Vince Woodman, GB
2993 V6 D 47 laps, 29 seconds behind 2 1.16,28    
3 1   TWR Pentax
Mazda RX-7
Tom Walkinshaw, GB
2 x 573 R2 C 46 3      
4 3    
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Jock Robertson, GB
2993 V6 D 46 laps, 4 seconds behind Walkinshaw        
5 2    
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Barrie Williams, GB
2279 L4 C 45        
6 1   Team Toyota Hughes of Beaconsfield
Toyota Celica GT
Win Percy, GB
1588 L4 B 45 (1)      
7 3    
Vauxhall Firenza Magnum 2300
Derrick Brunt, GB
2279 L4 C 45        
8 4   Stratstone
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Tim Goss, GB
1998 L4 C 45        
9 5    
Triumph Dolomite Sprint
Roger Saunders, GB
1998 L4 C 44        
10 2    
Toyota Celica GT
Martin Brundle, GB
1588 L4 B 44       no points, DSQ?
11 3   The Akai Golf
Richard Lloyd, GB
1588 L4 B          
15 1   Patrick Motorsport
Mini 1275 GT
Richard Longman, GB
1275 L4 A          
  2   Napolina Alfa Romeo Dealer Team
Alfa Romeo Alfasud Ti
Jon Dooley, GB
1286 B4 A          
Mini 1275 GT
Tom Pitcher, GB
1275 L4 A          
Talbot Avenger 1300 GT
John Spiller, GB
1295 L4 A          
Mini 1275 GT
Jon Mowatt, GB
1275 L4 A          
Mini 1275 GT
Alan Curnow, GB
1275 L4 A   (1)      
VW Scirocco GTI (?!)
Tony Strawson, GB
1588 L4 B          
VW Scirocco GTI
John Morris, GB
1588 L4 B