The 1971 Sandown 250 was an endurance motor race open to Group E Series Production Touring Cars. The event was held at the Sandown circuit in Victoria, Australia on 12 September 1971 over 130 laps, approximately 250 miles (403 km).[1] As a round of the 1971 Australian Manufacturers' Championship[2] the race featured five classes based on Capacity Price Units with the CP Unit value for each model determined by multiplying the engine capacity of the vehicle in litres by its retail price in Australian dollars.[3]

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ResultsEdit

Position[4] Drivers No. Car Entrant Laps
1 Colin Bond 44 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 130
2 Murray Carter Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 John Harding Ford 125
3 Tony Roberts Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Dustings of Burwood 124
4 Bruce McPhee Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Kevin Dennis Motors 124
5 Bill Evans Ford Escort Twin Cam RG Wilson 122
6 Peter Brock 45 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team
7 Graeme Blanchard 39 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
8 Bob Forbes, John Millyard 34 Fiat 124 Coupe Fiat Dealers Team 120
9 Frank Porter Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 120
10 Wayne Rogerson, Alan Mayne Mazda Capella Mazda Dealers Team 120
11 Lakis Manticas Morris Cooper S British Leyland Works Team 119
12 Bill Stanley, Mike Kable Morris Cooper S Marque Motors 117
13 Caroline O'Shaughnessy, Paul Gulson Morris Cooper S Marque Motors 117
Class A : Up to 3000 CP Units
1 Doug Whiteford Datsun 1200 Datsun Racing Team 112
2 John Leffler Mazda 1300 John Palmer Motors 112
3 Geoff Perry 3 Mazda 1300 Geoff Perry 112
4 James Laing-Peach Datsun 1200 112
? Mel Mollison Mazda 1300
? Brian Sampson Toyota Corolla
Class B : 3001 to 4600 CP Units
1 Lakis Manticas Morris Cooper S British Leyland Works Team 119
2 Bill Stanley, Mike Kable Morris Cooper S Marque Motors 117
3 Caroline O'Shaughnessy, Paul Gulson Morris Cooper S Marque Motors 117
? Leighton Datsun 1600
Class C : 4601 to 9000 CP Units
1 Bill Evans Ford Escort Twin Cam RG Wilson 122
2 Bob Forbes, John Millyard 34 Fiat 124 Coupe Fiat Dealers Team 120
3 Wayne Rogerson, Alan Mayne Mazda Capella Mazda Dealers Team 120
? Bill Gates Ford Escort Twin Cam
? Alan Keith Ford Escort Twin Cam
? Ward Ford Escort Twin Cam
? Garth Mazda Capella
? Thompson Alfa Romeo Giulia
DNF Barry Seton Ford Escort Twin Cam
Disq Jim Murcott Ford Escort Twin Cam
Class D : 9001 to 18000 CP Units
1 Colin Bond 44 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team 130
2 Tony Roberts Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Dustings of Burwood 124
3 Bruce McPhee Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Kevin Dennis Motors 124
4 Peter Brock 45 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 Holden Dealer Team
5 Graeme Blanchard 39 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
6 Frank Porter Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1 120
DNF Malcolm Ramsay 42 Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
DNF John Walker Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
DNF Pat Peck, Jan Holland Holden LC Torana GTR XU-1
Class E : 18001 and Over CP Units
1 Murray Carter Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 John Harding Ford 125
2 Doug Grimson 62 Ford XW Falcon GTHO Phase 2 Doug Grimson 113
DNF Barnes, Bob Skelton 64 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 Byrt Ford
DNF John French 61 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 Ford Motor Company
DNF Allan Moffat 60 Ford XY Falcon GTHO Phase 3 Ford Motor Company

Note: The above results, which are incomplete, are based on the report published in Racing Car News, October 1971 with additional information from other listed References and Further Reading sources.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Age, Monday, September 13, 1971, page 21
  2. ^ Modern Motor, November 1971, page 95
  3. ^ Racing Car News, May 1971, page 54
  4. ^ Racing Car News, October 1971, pages 68-71

Further readingEdit

  • The Australian Racing History of Ford, 1989, page 287
  • Holden, The official racing history, 1988, page 333

External linksEdit

Preceded by
1970 Sandown Three Hour 250
Sandown 250
1971
Succeeded by
1972 Sandown 250