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Enzed 500

Sandown Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Date: 11/9/1988
Track length: 3.878 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 39
Starters: 32
Finishers: 13, 12 classified

Pole position: Johnson/Bowe in 1.46,94
Fastest lap: Johnson/Bowe in 1.47,65

Distance: 126 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Cloudy
Ruleset: Group A
Car info: 1988 Cars

 

Subtle changes were made to the track in advance of November's WSPC round. A couple of the corners in the tight infield section had been eased at the apex to increase speed and improve its flow, but it would be the last time touring cars would use the full "Grand Prix" circuit. The entry list drew out everyone who was serious about their Bathurst preparations. Holden Special Vehicles were out in force with the new VL but without Tom Walkinshaw, Armin Hahne stepping into the seat of the 11 car. Longhurst's car now bore the yellow of Benson & Hedges, Johnson/Bowe were in a new car while Johnson's ATCC-winner was shipped back from the UK, and most of the Commodore privateers had upgraded to the new Group A SS spec. The Nissan team were back to full strength, with the #15 car repaired after rolling at Caltex Chase during the Tooheys 1000 launch day at Bathurst.

Johnson dominated qualifying, stopping the clocks over a second quicker than Longhurst in second. The Nissans appeared to be more competitive, Seton putting his third, while the HSV Commodores lined up sixth and ninth on their debut.

Shades of the ATCC round at the start as Longhurst made a good initial jump, but broke a driveshaft. The time lost would put the #25 car out of contention, but its speed augured well for Bathurst. Meanwhile, Seton's good grid spot went for naught when the gearbox broke. It would prove to be Seton's last complete racing lap for the Nissan team. Johnson led early, before recurring overheating problems forced him to drop back. The lead swapped between Moffat, Fury and Perkins, before the second Skyline stopped with a broken tailshaft. Meanwhile, the two Mobil BMWs suffered reliability problems, and didn't appear to be fast enough to win anyway. Moffat/Hansford went on to take a comfortable win - Moffat's first since 1984 - from Perkins/Hulme. Confusion surrounded third place as Johnson/Bowe limped their Sierra to the line on the starter motor, having spent the last few laps in the pits overheating. Fourth-placed Noske/Moore contended that they had completed more laps than the Shell duo, but the result stood.
(William Dale Jr/www.ten-tenths.com)


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 9 Allan Moffat Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Allan Moffat, CDN
Gregg Hansford, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 126 laps, 4:04.11,24 7 1.50,40 1.50,23  
2 2 10 Holden Special Vehicles
Holden VL SS Commodore
Larry Perkins, AUS
Denny Hulme, NZ
4980 V8 A 126 laps, 4:04.42,41 6 1.50,18 1.50,94  
3 3 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dick Johnson, AUS
John Bowe, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 125 1 1.46,94 1.47,65  
4 4 26 Strathfield Car Radios
Holden VL SS Commodore
Tony Noske, AUS
Graham Moore, AUS
4980 V8 A 124 14 1.54,73 1.54,86  
5 5 25 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tony Longhurst, AUS
Tomas Mezera, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 123 2 1.48,30 1.48,45  
6 6 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Alf Constanzo, AUS
John Smith, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 123 12 1.53,50 1.50,12  
7 1 05 Mobil 1 Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Peter Brock, AUS
Jim Richards, NZ
David "Skippy" Parsons, AUS
2332 L4 B 122 4 1.50,04 1.52,03  
8 7 46 Sunliner Campmobiles
Holden VK Commodore
Tony Hunter, NZ
Steve Harrington, AUS
4980 V8 A 121 23 2.00,42 1.57,33  
9 8 22 Lusty Engineering P/L
Holden VL SS Commodore
Graham Lusty, AUS
Ken Lusty, AUS
4980 V8 A 121 20 1.57,47 1.56,04  
10 9 24 Jagparts Racing
Holden VK Commodore
Gerald Kay, AUS
Geoff Munday, AUS
4980 V8 A 117 17 1.56,63 1.57,44  
11 1 88  
Nissan Gazelle
Bryan Sala, AUS
Ross Burbidge, AUS
1990 L4 C 109 24 2.01,35 2.00,59  
12 10 42 Hella Australia P/L
Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30
Matt Wacker, AUS
Larry Kogge, AUS
1990 tc L4 A 99 32 2.06,93 1.57,44  
NC   13 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Bob Holden, AUS
Garry Jones, AUS
Damon Beck, AUS
1587 L4 C 81 33 2.09,07 2.05,14  
DNF   30 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
George Fury, AUS
Mark Skaife, AUS
2029 tc L6 A 94 8 1.50,68 1.50,63 Propshaft
DNF   36 Everlast Automotive Services
Holden VL SS Commodore
Bill O'Brien, AUS
Ray Lintott, AUS
4980 V8 A 81 16 1.56,47 1.54,92  
DNF   87 Sommariva Concrete
BMW 635 CSi
Joe Sommariva, AUS
Darrel Belsky, AUS
Warren McKellar, NZ
3475 L6 A 79 25 2.01,92 1.59,47  
DNF   38 Grellis Marketing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Ray Ellis, AUS
Bruce Williams, AUS
4980 V8 A 78 19 1.56,95 1.57,48  
DNF   34 Phil Ward Automotive Services Motor Racing Division
Mercedes 190 E 2.3-16
Phil Ward, AUS
David Clement, AUS
2323 L4 B 69 28 2.03,30 1.55,08 Electrics
DNF   7 Mobil 1 Racing
BMW M3 Evo
Neil Crompton, AUS
David "Skippy" Parsons, AUS
Peter Brock, AUS
2332 L4 B 58 11 1.53,28 1.53,71 Engine
DNF   11 Holden Special Vehicles
Holden VL SS Commodore
Armin Hahne, D
Jeff Allam, GB
4980 V8 A 56 9 1.52,23 1.51,32 Broken axle
DNF   32 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Brett Riley, NZ
Peter McKay, AUS
1587 L4 C 44 26 2.02,26 2.04,31  
DNF   8 Andrew Bagnall
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Bagnall, NZ
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 28 5 1.50,09 1.50,60 Damaged rear hub
DNF   23 Beaurepaires Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Chris Lambden, AUS
Kerry Baily, AUS
4980 V8 A 26 18 1.56,79 1.55,13 Oil leak
DNF   20  
Holden VL SS Commodore
Terry Finnigan, AUS
Ken Mathews, AUS
4980 V8 A 25 13 1.53,75 1.54,14 Head gasket
DNF   31 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Mike Oliver, AUS
Mike Freeman, AUS
1587 L4 C 23 27 2.02,44 2.03,53  
DNF   3 Yellow Pages Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Peter McLeod, AUS
Jim Keogh, AUS
4980 V8 A 21 15 1.56,36 1.53,56  
DNF   86 Gemspares
Isuzu Gemini ZZ
Daryl Hendrick, AUS
John White, AUS
1817 L4 C 17 31 2.05,94 2.00,21  
DNF   4 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
John Giddings, AUS
Bruce Stewart, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 15 10 1.52,93 1.52,24 Overheating
DNF   91 Bryan Bate Motors Ltd.
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Bryan Bate, NZ
Andrew Maher, NZ
1587 L4 C 11 29 2.05,35 2.05,32  
DNF   28 Capri Components
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Lawrie Nelson, AUS
Bob Jolly, AUS
4999 V8 A 3 21 1.58,06 2.03,35  
DNF   15 Peter Jackson Nissan Racing
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Glenn Seton, AUS
Anders Olofsson, S
2029 tc L6 A 1 3 1.48,82 2.02,70 Gearbox
DNF   29 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Drew Price, AUS
John Faulkner, NZ
1587 L4 C 1 22 2.00,10 2.25,85  
DNS   2 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Colin Bond, AUS
Alan Jones, AUS
1993 tc L4 A   30 2.05,64    
DNQ   14 Nettcomm (Aust) Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Murray Carter, AUS
Steve Masterton, AUS
1993 tc L4 A     no time