At Thruxton Race Circuit on Monday (28 May) Australian Frank Gardner, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, won the fifth round of the British Saloon Dr.
At Thruxton Race Circuit on Monday (28 May) Australian Frank Gardner, driving a Chevrolet Camaro, won the fifth round of the British Saloon Dr. Championship. Fellow Australian Brian Muir, driving a B.M.W. 3.0 CSL, was second, and Terry Sanger, also driving a Chevrolet Camaro, was tare.
The thirty five lap race was one of the qualifying races for the ???l Automobile Club's British Saloon Car Championship for Group Two ???s.
Thirty cars lined up for Monday's race. Pole position was held by Brian Muir, having established a new lap record in practice of 1 minute ???ecs -- an average speed of over 100 miles an hour (160 kilometres) -- ???ting the previous lap record of 1 minute 24.8, held by Frank Gardner.
??? Frank Gardner and Brian Muir are well known on their home circuits Australia. At the end of the race, Gardner's winning Chevrolet was ???covered to have a one inch (2.5 centimetre) hole in a front tyre.
Group Two saloon cars split into four classes -- up to 1000 c.c., ??? cc to 1300 cc, 1301 to 2000 cc, and over 2000 cc. In each class, ???ints are swarded for the first six finishers, on the scale 9,6,4,3,2 ???l. This system of scoring means that the overall championship winner an come from any of the capacity classes.