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Better Brakes 300

Amaroo Park Grand Prix Circuit, Amaroo, New South Wales, Australia

Date: 4/8/1985
Track length: 1.946 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted:
Starters: 24
Finishers:

Pole position: Richards in 0.53,80
Fastest lap:

Distance: 155 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Sunny
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1985 Cars

 

The improved competition made not any impact neither on Jim Richards nor on the JPS team. August 1 was the date Holden could shed some weight (although the SS specification car would only be available after January 1, 1986), a 4.9 engine and a 5-speed gearbox; Johnson’s Mustang would have more power, better brakes and a revised front suspension while Volvo had new brakes and adjustable front suspension. Finally, the Mitsubishis benefited from new fuel injection and an intercooler.
Alas, Johnson’s car was not ready in time and Richards won the race with two laps in hand.


Class A-C
Pos Pos in class # Team / Entrant
Car- Engine
Drivers, Nationality Engine
vol. (cc)
Engine
Type
Group Distance,
time
Qualifying position Qualifying time Fastest lap Reason out,
remarks
1 1 62 JPS Team BMW
BMW 635 CSi
Jim Richards, NZ
3475 L6 C 155 laps, 2:28.08,06 1 0.53,80 0.55,11  
2 2 3  
BMW 635 CSi
Kent Baigent, NZ
Neal Lowe, NZ
3475 L6 C 153 8 1.55,53 0.55,53  
3 3 05 Mobil Holden Dealer Team
Holden VK Commodore
Peter Brock, AUS
4980 V8 C 153 2 0.54,34 0.55,29  
4 4 7 Mobil Holden Dealer Team
Holden VK Commodore
John Harvey, AUS
David "Skippy" Parsons, AUS
4980 V8 C 153   0.55,81 0.56,33  
5 1 27 Network Alfa
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Colin Bond, AUS
Gregg Hansford, AUS
2491 V6 B 153 5 0.55,10 0.56,33  
6 2 23 JPS Team BMW
BMW 323i
Tony Longhurst, AUS
2330 L6 B 152 9 0.55,62 0.57,01  
7 1 10 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
John Smith, AUS
1587 L4 A 148   0.56,36 0.58,00  
8 5 19 Ken Mathews Prestige Cars
Holden VK Commodore
Ken Mathews, AUS
Terry Finnigan, AUS
  V8 C 147   0.56,64 0.57,75  
9 6 33 Mike Burgmann
Holden VK Commodore
Mike Burgmann, AUS
Bob Stevens, AUS
  V8 C 144   0.57,52 0.57,98  
10 7 24 Jagparts Racing
Holden VK Commodore
Gerald Kay, AUS
Don Bretland, AUS
  V8 C 144   0.57,52 0.57,98  
13   25 Yellow Pages Racing
Holden VK Commodore
Tony Kavich, AUS
Ralph Radburn, AUS
  V8 C          
       
Holden VK Commodore
Bernie McClure, AUS
  V8 C          
    39  
Holden VK Commodore
Graeme Bowkett, NZ
Wayne Wilkinson, NZ
  V8 C          
    53  
Audi 5+5
Chris Heyer, AUS
2145 L5 B          
    13 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Bob Holden, AUS
Mike Quinn, AUS
1587 L4 A          
    11 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Drew Price, AUS
1587 L4 A          
    29 Ken Davison
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Ken Davison, AUS
4999 V8 C          
      Hulcraft Autos
Ford Capri III 3.0S
John Craft, AUS
2993 V6 B          
      Hulcraft Autos
Ford Capri III 3.0S
Les Grose, AUS
2993 V6 B          
DNF   2 Masterton Homes Pty Ltd
Holden VK Commodore
Steve Masterton, AUS
5044 V8 C         Lost wheel
DNF   77 Peter Williamson Toyota
Toyota Celica Supra MA61
Peter Williamson, AUS
Charlie O'Brien, AUS
2759 L6 B 7       Clutch
DNF   26 The Toy Shop
Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV/6
Allan Grice, AUS
2491 V6 B 3 7 0.55,47   Gearbox
DNS   21 Mark Petch Seals
Volvo 240 Turbo
Robbie Francevic, NZ
2141 tc L4 B   3     Lost wheel on warm up lap (after practice wheel change...)