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Oran Park

Oran park Raceway, Narellan, New South Wales, Australia

Date: 9/7/1989
Track length: 2.620 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 42
Starters: 36
Finishers: 29

Pole position: Johnson in 1.12,14
Fastest lap: Johnson in 1.13,62

Distance: 50 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Sunny
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

 

Missing from this race was Brad Jones. The day after the Winton round, the Mobil team was at the Victorian track trying out drivers for the enduros. Former 500 cc motorcycle world champion Barry Sheene was one of the drivers, but unfortunately he spun the car exiting the esses in the tricky, greasy, cold conditions, nosing the car hard into the pit wall. The damage was bad enough for the team to declare the shell a write off, and with Brock's new car not yet ready there was no car for Jones for the finale.

Qualifying saw Brock set the pace, taking what was widely reported as his 50th ATCC pole position. Johnson was 3 tenths back in second, knowing he only had to finish third to lock up the title even if Bowe won. Again, this is a race that I once-upon-a-time had on tape, but someone accidentally recorded Tora! Tora! Tora! over it... What I do know is that after an hour of racing, Brock crossed the line to take his first win since Surfers in 1986, while Johnson came across second to wrap up ATCC number five.
(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 05 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Peter Brock, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:00.45,89 1 1.10,71 1.12,54  
2 2 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dick Johnson, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:00.49,24 2 1.11,01 1.12,15  
3 3 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
John Bowe, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:00.49,98 4 1.11,53 1.12,74  
4 4 30 Peter Jackson Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Glenn Seton, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:01.19,65 6 1.11,76 1.13,41  
5 5 25 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tony Longhurst, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:01.35,68 3 1.11,46 1.12,76  
6 6 9 Allan Moffat Enterprises
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Allan Moffat, CDN
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:01.35,79 9 1.12,87 1.13,84  
7 7 2 Nissan Motor Sport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Jim Richards, NZ
2029 tc L6 A 49 laps, 1:01.47,96 5 1.11,60 1.13,10  
8 8 3 Nissan Motor Sport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
George Fury, AUS
2029 tc L6 A 49 laps, 1:01.52,04 8 1.12,75 1.31,81  
9 9 27 Mark Petch Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Robbie Francevic, NZ
1993 tc L4 A 49 laps, 1:01.59,14 37(?) no time 1.14,35  
10 10 12 Nissan Motor Sport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Mark Skaife, AUS
2029 tc L6 A 48 14 1.14,55 1.14,52  
11 11 37  
Holden VL SS Commodore
Brian Callaghan, AUS
4980 V8 A 48 12 1.14,33 1.15,49  
12 12 4 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Colin Bond, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 47 10 1.12,91 1.13,87  
13 13 24 Jagparts Racing
Holden VK Commodore (?)
Gerald Kay, AUS
4980 V8 A 47 20 1.16,41 1.16,83  
14 14 35 Lansvale Smash Repairs P/L
Holden VL SS Commodore
Steve Reed, AUS
4980 V8 A 47 18 1.15,82 1.17,24  
15 15 19 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Ken Mathews, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 47 19 1.15,89 1.16,67  
16 16 46 Reithmuller Pentecost Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore
Llynden Reithmuller, AUS
4980 V8 A 46 23 1.16,98 1.17,56  
17 17 55 Blast Dynamics
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Kevin Waldock, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 46 17 1.15,22 1.17,16  
18 18 68  
Holden VL SS Commodore
Garry Willmington, AUS
4980 V8 A 46 15 1.14,59 1.15,93  
19 19 28 Sommariva Concrete
BMW 635 CSi
Joe Sommariva, AUS
3475 L6 A 46 27 1.19,11 1.18,91  
20 1 52 Australian Sports Sedan Association
BMW M3 Evo
John Cotter, AUS
2332 L4 B 45 24 1.17,43 1.18,58  
21 20 29 Capri Components
Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
Lawrie Nelson, AUS
4999 V8 A 45 26 1.19,10 1.19,22  
22 1 31 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
John Smith, AUS
1587 L4 C 45 28 1.19,61 1.19,91  
23 2 78 Team Madison Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Michael Adcock, AUS
1587 L4 C 45 34 1.22,13 1.21,45  
24 3 33 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Brooke Tatnell, AUS
1587 L4 C 44 32 1.21,07 1.21,01  
25 21 54  
Nissan Skyline RS Turbo DR30
Clive Smith, AUS
1990 tc L4 A 44 30 1.20,40 1.19,47  
26 4 51 Bob Holden Motors
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Dennis Rogers, AUS
1587 L4 C 43 36(?) 1.24,12 1.23,11  
27 5 32 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
John Faulkner, NZ
1587 L4 C 43 29 1.19,71 1.19,56  
28 22 99  
Holden VK Commodore
Rick Scarf, AUS
4980 V8 A 41 33 1.21,66 1.20,93  
29 23 49? Scotty Taylor Racing/The Xerox Shop
Mitsubishi Starion Turbo A183
Roger Hurd, AUS
1998 tc L4 A 35 25 1.18,92 1.19,53  
DNF   36 Bob Forbes Corporation Pty Ltd
Holden VL SS Commodore
Mark Gibbs, AUS
4980 V8 A 34 13 1.14,37 1.16,00 Timing chain
DNF   23 Beaurepaires Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Chris Lambden, AUS
4980 V8 A 34 16 1.14,99 1.16,58 Accident
DNF   25 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Neville Crichton, NZ
1993 tc L4 A 31 11 1.13,80 1.14,44 Turbo bracket
DNF   39  
Nissan Gazelle
David Sala, AUS
1990 L4 C 30 31 1.20,40 1.20,32  
DNF   14  
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Murray Carter, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 23 21 1.16,62 1.51,61  
DNF   48 Mistic Products
Holden VL SS Commodore
Wayne Park, AUS
4980 V8 A 18 22 1.16,69 1.17,61 Engine
DNF   6 Miedecke Motorsport
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Andrew Miedecke, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 14 7 1.12,72 1.13,50 Alternator