1979 Australian Touring Car Championship

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1979 Australian Touring Car Championship
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Round 1 Symmons Plains

Length 2.41Km

Race 40 Laps

Date 04/03/1978

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 40 13
2 Garth Wigston Holden Torana A9X 40 9
3 Allan Grice Holden Torana A9X 40 6
4 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 40 4
5 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 40 2
6 Rod Stevens Ford Falcon XC 39 1
7 Lawrie Nelson Ford Capri V6 39 9
8 Peter Williamson Toyota Celica 39 6
9 Rod Cartwright Ford Escort ? 4
10 Ray Goulson Alfa Romeo GTV ? 3
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 2 Calder Park

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 50 13
2 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 50 9
3 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 50 6
4 Peter Janson Holden Torana A9X 49 4
5 Garry Rogers Holden Torana A9X 49 2
6 Garth Wigston Holden Torana A9X 49 1
7 Mark Brewer Holden Torana L34 48 0
8 Allan Brown Holden Torana L34 48 0
9 Scotty Taylor Holden Torana L34 48 0
10 Bill Evans Ford Escort 48 9
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 3 Oran Park

Length 1.96Km

Race 41 Laps

Date 25/03/1979

Over 3 Litre Race

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 41 13
2 Allan Grice Holden Torana A9X 41 9
3 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 41 6
4 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 41 4
5 Charlie O'Brien Holden Torana A9X 41 2
6 Garry Cooke Holden Torana A9X 41 1
7 Peter Janson Holden Torana A9X 41 0
8 Murray Carter Ford Falcon XC 41 0
9 Fred Gibson Holden Torana A9X 40 0
10 Ray Kalieda Holden Torana A9X 39 0


Under 3 Litre Race

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Lawrie Nelson Ford Capri V6 41 9
2 Steve Masterson Ford Capri V6 41 6
3 Geoff Leeds Ford Capri V6 41 4
4 Barry Jones Mazda RX3 41 3
5 Rod Cartwright Ford Escort 41 2
6 R Burbrige Mazda RX3 41 1
7 Alan Bryant Mazda RX3 40 0
8 T Homeyer Ford Capri V6 39 0
9 K Kemp Mazda RX3 38 0
10 J Gates Mazda RX3 38 0
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 4 Sandown

Length 3.1Km

Race 26 Laps

Date 07/04/1979

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 26 13
2 Charlie O'Brien Holden Torana A9X 26 9
3 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 26 6
4 Garth Wigston Holden Torana A9X 26 4
5 Allan Moffat Ford Falcon 26 2
6 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 26 1
7 Murray Carter Ford Falcon 26 0
8 Rod Stevens Ford Falcon 26 0
9 Bill O'Brien Ford Falcon 25 0
10 Warren Cullen holden Torana A9X 25 0
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 5 Wanneroo

Length 2.41Km

Race 42 Laps

Date 06/05/1979

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 42 13
2 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 42 9
3 Alan Grice Holden Torana A9X 42 6
4 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 42 4
5 Tim Slako Holden Torana A9X 42 2
6 Peter Williamson Toyota Celica 42 9
7 C Hall Holden Torana L34 42 1
8 R Rossiter Holden Torana L34 38 0
9 Graham Hooley Holden Torana A9X 34 0
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 6 Surfers Paradise

Length 3.2Km

Race 30 Laps

Date 20/05/1979

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 30 13
2 Charlie O'Brien Holden Torana A9X 30 9
3 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 30 6
4 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 30 4
5 Dick Johnson Ford Falcon 30 2
6 Peter Janson Holden Torana A9X 30 1
7 Bill O'Brien Ford Falcon 29 0
8 Allan Brown Holden Torana A9X 29 0
9 B Hall Toyota Celica 29 9
10 Chris Volkers Ford Capri V6 26 6
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 7 Lakeside

Length 2.41Km

Race 35 Laps

Date 22/07/1979

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 35 13
2 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 35 9
3 Charlie O'Brien Holden Torana A9X 35 6
4 Bill O'Brien Ford Falcon 34 4
5 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 34 2
6 Garry Willmington Ford Falcon 33 1
7 Dick Johnson Ford Falcon 33 0
8 Peter Williamson Toyota Celica 33 9
9 Ray Cartwright Ford Escort 32 6
10 Chris Volkers Ford Capri V6 31 4
Open
Under 3 Litre

Round 8 Adelaide

Length 2.41Km

Race 34 Laps

Date 28/07/1979

POS DRIVER CAR Laps Points
1 Bob Morris Holden Torana A9X 34 13
2 Peter Brock Holden Torana A9X 34 9
3 John Harvey Holden Torana A9X 34 6
4 Garth Wigston Holden Torana A9X 34 4
5 Garry Cooke Holden Torana A9X 34 2
6 Murray Carter Ford Falcon 34 1
7 Warren Cullen Holden Torana A9X 33 0
8 Allan Browne Holden Torana A9X 33 0
9 Ray Cartwright Ford Escort 31 9
10 Ray Cutchie Ford Capri V6 31 6
Open
Under 3 Litre

Drivers Championship

Place Driver Rd1 SYM Rd2 CAL Rd3 ORA Rd4 SAN Rd5 WAN Rd6 SUR Rd7 LAK Rd8 ADE Drop Points
1 Bob Morris 4 9 13 13 4 4 13 13 4 69
2 Peter Brock 2 13 6 6 13 13 2 9 2 62
3 John Harvey 13 6 4 1 9 6 9 6 1 53
4 Peter Willamson 6  ?  ? 9 9  ? 9  ? 0 33
5 Charlie O'Brien  ?  ? 2 9  ? 9 6  ? 0 26
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Place Driver Rd 01 Rd 02 Rd 03 Rd 04 Rd 05 Rd 06 Rd 07 Rd 08 Drop Points

References

  • Australian Touring Car Championship 25 Fabulous years (R&T Publishing) © 1986
  • Australian Motor Racing Yearbook 1979/80 (Book 9) (Berghouse Media Services) © 1980

External links

Championship Years

Australian Touring Car Championship
Appendix J
19601961196219631964
Improved Production
19651966196719681969197019711972
Group C
197319741975197619771978197919801981198219831984
Group A
19851986198719881989199019911992
V8 Supercars
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Past Touring Car Champions