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Wanneroo Park

Wanneroo Park, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Date: 30/4/1989
Track length: 2.410 m
Attendance:
Entries accepted: 21
Starters: 21
Finishers: 19

Pole position: Johnson in 0.59,16
Fastest lap: Johnson in 1.01,35

Distance: 44 laps
Average speed:
Weather: Overcast with rain
Ruleset: Group A
Car info:  

 

Although depleted by the carnage at Lakeside the entry for Wanneroo was boosted by the addition of local runners, including the new Barbagallo Motor Sport Commodores of Alf Barbagallo and Tim Slako. Wanneroo would only be a 50-minute race to fit in with Channel 7's 1 hour telecast time slot, a change that would become very significant on Sunday afternoon.

In qualifying, Brock was again the only one able to get close to the pacesetting Shell duo. Rain throughout the day had subsided by race time but the track was still very wet. Wets were clearly the order of the day, the only question being how long they would last. Johnson once again took off into a clear lead from Richards, Brock, Longhurst, Fury and Bond. Bowe had made a bad start, compounded by a touch from Brock at the first corner which sent him off. He finished the first lap in 7th but immediately started to regain ground. He carved his way back through the pack to be past Bond and into 3rd by lap 10. Dunlop's wets were clearly the order of the day as Richards and Brock fell back. With the track drying out Longhurst came in for slicks on lap 25, followed soon by Bowe. Johnson maintained his lead and did his best to preserve his now-ailing wet Dunlops. In the waning minutes, and with Bowe and Longhurst taking huge chunks out of his lead, Johnson pitted. Dick didn't realise the race was almost over, forgetting the race was only 50 minutes long. He made short of others struggling on worn wets but there was no catching Bowe or Longhurst. Bowe now headed the championship from Johnson with everyone else trailing.
(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 18 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
John Bowe, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 44 laps, 49.24,66 2 0.58,88 1.01,73  
2 2 25 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Tony Longhurst, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 44 laps, 49.25,38 4 0.59,21 1.01,68  
3 3 17 Shell Ultra Hi Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Dick Johnson, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 44 laps, 49.50,04 1 0.58,44 1.01,35  
4 4 05 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Peter Brock, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 44 laps, 49.58,77 3 0.59,15 1.07,07  
5 5 4 Caltex CXT Race Team
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Colin Bond, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 44 laps, 49.59,92 8 1.00,36 1.07,40  
6 6 105 Mobil 1 Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Brad Jones, AUS
1993 tc L4 A 43 9 1.00,36 1.07,40  
7 7 2 Nissan Motorsport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
Jim Richards, NZ
2029 tc L6 A 43 5 0.59,98 1.02,24  
8 8 20 Benson & Hedges Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Neville Crichton, NZ
1993 tc L4 A 43 10 1.01,46 1.08,27  
9 9 3 Nissan Motorsport
Nissan Skyline GTS-R Turbo HR31
George Fury, AUS
2029 tc L6 A 43 6 1.00,14 1.02,83  
10 10 96 Barbagallo Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Tim Slako, AUS
4980 V8 A 43 11 1.01,57 1.09,05 Including 1 minute penalty
11 11 77 Barbagallo Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Alf Barbagallo, AUS
4980 V8 A 42 13 1.02,34 1.09,59  
12 12    
Holden VL SS Commodore
Dennis Norgard, AUS
4980 V8 A 41 14 1.04,32 1.08,44  
13 13 24 Jagparts Racing
Holden VL SS Commodore (?)
Gerald Kay, AUS
4980 V8 A 41 15 1.04,87 1.10,96  
14 14    
Rover Vitesse
Peter Harper, AUS
3532 V8 A 41 17 1.06,57 1.11,18  
15 1 32 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
John Faulkner, NZ
1587 L4 C 40 19 1.07,94 1.13,22  
16 2 78 Team Madison Racing
Toyota Corolla GT AE86
Geoffrey Full, AUS
1587 L4 C 40 21 1.09,59 1.13,22  
17 3 39  
Nissan Gazelle
David Sala, AUS
1990 L4 C 39 18 1.07,50 1.12,39  
18 4 33 Toyota Team Australia
Toyota Corolla FX-GT AE82
Anthony Fogliani, AUS
1587 L4 C 39 20 1.09,15 1.15,36  
19 15    
Holden VL SS Commodore
Ian Love, AUS
4980 V8 A 38 22 1.11,41 1.10,47  
DNF   23 Beaurepaires Motorsport
Holden VL SS Commodore
Chris Lambden, AUS
4980 V8 A 5 12 1.01,74 1.12,39 Clutch
DNF   9 Allan Moffat Racing
Ford Sierra RS 500 Cosworth
Allan Moffat, CDN
1993 tc L4 A 4 7 1.00,15 1.08,10 Accident