Australian Gold Star Race

Symmons Plains, 23 Mar 1980

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Bowe Elfin MR8B-C [8783] - Chevrolet V8
#12 Ansett Team Elfin
30 26.21.6
2 Alfredo Costanzo Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8
#84 Porsche Racing
30
3 Jon Davison Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8
#4 Thomson Motor Auctions
29
4 Greg Doidge Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8
#9 GS Sheet Metal Products
26
5 Peter Edwards Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Chevrolet V8
26
6 Andrew Newton (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [630 746301] - Ford
Clive Millis
26
R Mel McEwin Matich A53 [007] - Repco Holden V8
Broken throttle cable
R John Wright Lola T400 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8
#76
14 Engine
R David Cooper (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [75647] - Volkswagen Golf
11 Engine - broken crankshaft
R Peter "Chris" Middleton Elfin MR8-C [8761] - Chevrolet V8
1 Debris from Talbot crash
R Chas Talbot Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8
#3
1 Crashed

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Alfredo Costanzo (F5000) 5-litre Lola T430 [HU1] - Chevrolet V8 0.49.55
2 John Bowe (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8B-C [8783] - Chevrolet V8 0.49.67
3 John Wright (F5000) 5-litre Lola T400 [HU15] - Chevrolet V8 0.50.98
4 Jon Davison (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU34] - Chevrolet V8 0.51.25
5 Chas Talbot (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [HU36] - Chevrolet V8 0.51.42
6 Peter "Chris" Middleton (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR8-C [8761] - Chevrolet V8 0.52.18
7 Mel McEwin (F5000) 5-litre Matich A53 [007] - Repco Holden V8 0.55.30
8 David Cooper (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [75647] - Volkswagen Golf 0.57.40
9 Peter Edwards (F5000) 5-litre Lola T332 [T330 HU23(B)] - Chevrolet V8 0.57.93
10 Greg Doidge (F5000) 5-litre Matich A51 [005] - Repco Holden V8 0.58.23
11 Andrew Newton (F/Pac) 1.6-litre Elfin 700 [630 746301] - Ford 0.58.88

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.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.