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Mirafiori 5000

Phillip Island, 28 Nov 1976

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alfredo Costanzo Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Stock 84 Brandy
26 43.26.7
2 John Leffler Lola T400 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#7 Grace Bros Racing
26 43.46.8
3 Garrie Cooper Elfin MR8-C [8761] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Ansett Team Elfin
26 44.23.1
4 Bruce Allison Lola T332 [T330 HU22-3] - Chevrolet V8
#62 Hobby & Toyland
26 45.04.9
5 John McCormack McLaren M23 [2] - Leyland P76 V8
#77 Budget Rent-a-Car
25
6 John Edmonds Elfin MR5-B [5723] - Repco Holden V8
#68 Hi-Way Denims
25
7 Peter Larner (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76650] - Ford twin cam
#83 P. Larner
24
8 Craig McAllister (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622 [73429] - Ford twin cam
#20 Oxford Spares
24
9 Jon Davison Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
#4 Southern Comfort Racing
24
10 John Millard (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford twin cam
#11 Chrystal Millard (see note 1)
23
11 Wolfgang Prejawa (ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 274 [274-012] - Ford twin cam
#21 W. Prejawa
22
R Max Stewart Lola T400 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8
#16 M. Stewart
23 Engine
R Dave Powell Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8
1
R Stephen Fraser Cicada [4] - Chevrolet V8
#23
0 Wheel bearing
DNS Terry Hook Lola T332 ['071-084'] - Chevrolet V8
#15 Terry Hook Racing
Did not start
(Engine)
DNA John Goss Matich A51/A53 [005] - Repco Holden V8
#2 John Goss Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Kevin Bartlett Lola T400 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#5 Shellsport K Bartlett
Did not arrive
DNA Chas Talbot Begg FM5 [2] - Chevrolet V8
#6 C Talbot
Did not arrive
DNA Werner Bekker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 620FF [72418] - Ford twin cam
#8 W. Bekker
Did not arrive
DNA Andrew Miedecke (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT36 (Dolphin) ['3'] - Ford twin cam
#22 Grace Bros. Racing
Did not arrive
DNA Enno Buesselman (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622 [72420] - Ford twin cam
#73 E. Busselman
Did not arrive
DNA Paul Hamilton (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600 [6801] - Ford twin cam
#88 P. Hamilton
Did not arrive
DNA Gil Cameron McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
Did not arrive
DNA Chris Milton McLaren M18/M22 [500-01] - Chevrolet V8
Did not arrive

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 John McCormack (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M23 [2] - Leyland P76 V8 01.35.9
2 Alfredo Costanzo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 01.36.5
3 Bruce Allison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU22-3] - Chevrolet V8 01.36.5
4 Garrie Cooper (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8-C [8761] - Chevrolet V8 01.37.1
5 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU3] - Chevrolet V8 01.38.0
6 John Edmonds (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5-B [5723] - Repco Holden V8 01.41.9
7 Jon Davison (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 01.43.4
8 Peter Larner (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [76650] - Ford twin cam 01.45.8
9 John Leffler (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 01.46.1
10 Dave Powell (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8 01.46.9
11 John Millard (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford twin cam 01.47.6
12 Terry Hook * (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 ['071-084'] - Chevrolet V8 01.48.8
13 Stephen Fraser (F5000) 5-litre Cicada [4] - Chevrolet V8 01.53.4
14 Craig McAllister (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 622 [73429] - Ford twin cam 01.58.3
15 Wolfgang Prejawa (ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 274 [274-012] - Ford twin cam DNP
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT35 [8] (John Millard): New to Ed Reeves for UK Formula Atlantic in 1971, using Wood BDA engines. Also used by David Morgan at a couple of late season races. Retained by the pair for 1972 and fitted with an 1860cc Wood BDA for the F2 race at Mallory Park in March 1972 which, amazingly, Morgan won. Then replaced with a newer BT38 and later sold to John and Crystal Millard and fitted with a Ford twin cam for the ANF2 category. Raced by John Millard until February 1978 when an accident at Sandown Park damaged the monocoque. Bought by Denis Lupton in September 1978 still in damaged state and repaired but still not assembled until bought by Bryan Miller in 1999. Retained by Miller until May 2014 when bought by John Hughes and shipped back to England.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

Australian Gold Star results for the period 1971-1976 are now available from a variety Australian magazines and yearbooks. As well as Racing Car News, results have been cross-checked against the 1972 Australian Motoring Yearbook and the 1973 and 1974 Australian Competition Yearbooks. Information is added from Autosport where available. The 1975 season was collated by Glenn Moulds using Racing Car News, Australian Auto Action, Chequered Flag, Australian Competition Year, "50 Years Of The Australian Grand Prix" and "Australia's Elfin Sports and Racing Cars". For the 1976 season, Glenn was also able to use Motor Sport Reporter from R3 Calder onwards.

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