Date: 19 June Date: 20 June
Admission: $ 15 Admission: $ 25
Paddock: $ 10 Paddock: $ 10
Children under 15 free admission Super Toures
Gates open at 7.00 AM Formula Two
Grid Walks Porsche Cup
ROH Commodore Cup
ROH Commodore Cup
BOC Gases Super Touring Championship
1997 saw Winton host Round Five of the BOC Gases Super
Touring Championship. Paul Morris lead the championship
on 94 points ahead of fellow BMW driver Geoff Brabham on
92 points. Audi pairing of Brad Jones and Cameron
McConville followed the BMW's on 72 and 68 point
respectively. Volvo Driver Jim Richards was in fifth place
on 52 points ahead of leading independant Cameron McLean
in his Vectra on 33 points.
Jim Richards in fifth place in the championship
Triple Australian Rally Championship Neil Bates made
his Super Touring debut in the Toyota Camry prepared by
Phoenix Motorsport. Bates was sharing the drive with
Mark Adderton who debut the car in Australia at Calder.
Neil Bates in his first drive in the Camry
Qualifying for Race One saw BMW driver Paul Morris
disqualified for exceeding the Rev Limiter of 8,000 RPM.
Nissan independant driver Steven Richards was also
disqualified but for Race Two. This left Vectra driver
Cameron McLean as top qualifying independant. BMW's
Geoff Brabham put his car on pole ahead of the Audis of
Brad Jones and Cameron McConville.
McConville Qualified well for both races
Paul Morris made a blinding start off the line from the
back of the grid but had a touch with an independant
driver and had his rear bumper dislodged. BMW's Geoff
Brabham made a good start and headed off the Audi duo of
Cameron McConville and Brad Jones.
Geoff Brabham heading off the Audis
Brabham set the early pace while the Nissan of Steven
Richards fell down the field through tyre trouble.
Cameron McLean moved ahead of Richards to become leading
independant, while the Audis were runnig strong in second
and third ahead of Jim Richards in the Volvo.
Brabham leads the pack
Paul Morris carved his way back through the pack and
caught the tail of the Audis who's tyres had come on
strong and had now caught up to the back of Geoff Brabham.
Brad Jones made a last corner attempt to past Geoff Brabham
but the two collided and Cameron McConville came through
for his first Super Touring win.
Results Race One
1st Cameron McConville Orix Audi
2nd Paul Morris Diet Coke BMW
3rd Brad Jones Orix Audi
Race Two saw the two BMWs get away ahead of the Audis
and the Volvo of Jim Richards. The BMWs put an early
gap on the Audis but the Audi's tyres started to come
on late in the race and were catching the BMW at about
a second a lap until Brad Jones had a spin which put
him way back down the order. Cameron McConville
continued the Audi attack and managed to pass Geoff
Brabham to move into second place but was unable to beat
Paul Morris who took the race win.
Morris takes the flag ahead of McConville
Results Race Two
1st Paul Morris Diet Coke BMW
2nd Cameron McConville Orix Audi
3rd Geoff Brabham Diet Coke BMW
Porsche Cup was Round Five of the National Championship
for 1997. Anthony Tratt in the Toll Express Porsche RSR
lead the way ahead of the Network Vodafone Porsche GT2 of
Geoff Morgan who was last year's Champion.
Greg Keene spins his 911 GT2 ahead of Martin Wagg
Tratt was pressured to the flag by Morgan but managed to
hang on by less than a second. Greg Keene in his 911 GT2
ahead of Ed Atkin in his 911. The first class B car home
was D'arcy Russell in a 911 C2.
1st Anthony Tratt Porsche RSR
2nd Geoff Morgan Porsche GT2
3rd Greg Keene Porsche 911 GT2
ROH Wheels Commodore Cup
Winton Marked round 5 of the ROH Wheels Commodore Cup
Championship. A field of 23 Commodores entered for the
race but only 17 lined up for the race. Last year's
Champion Gary Baxter was over run this year by team mates
David Gittus and Maurie Platt with local driver Geoff
Parker also driving strong.
Gittus leads Parker and Platt
Gittus and Platt went nose to tail to the finish while
Parker and Platt battled it out to the finish just behind
the leaders with Parker just holding off last year's Champion
Platt who took fourth.
1st David Gittus Commodore VH
2nd Maurie Platt Commodore VH
3rd Geoff Parker Commodore VH
1998 BOC Gases Super Touring Championship
Race One Saw local driver Brad Jones in his Audi
piped team mate Cameron McConville by 2 tenth's
of a second. The Second row was made up of Jim
Richards in a volvo and Cameron McClean the leading
independant in his BMW.
Race Two Saw the Audi's of Cameron McConville and
Brad Jones again take the front row Just Ahead the Volvo
Of Jim Richards who was half a second ahead of BMW's
The Audi's Qualified Strong
Saw Brad Jones get his Audi away the best followed
by team mate Cameron McConville who took the lead
from Jones on lap six. McClean beat Richards Volvo
off the line and setup upon Jones who he took on lap
eight. Richards, McClean and Jones diced for the next
few laps with positions swapping back and forth. Until
McClean took back second place on lap 16 and held onto
Jim Richards took third in the second race
1st C McConville Audi
2nd C McClean BMW
3rd J Richards Volvo