1980 Amateur 100

The Amateur 100, organised by the VADC, was held on September 6

VRC Round 6 – 1980 VADC Amateur 100

 It was a decisive victory for Chris and Simon Brown on the penultimate round of the 1980 VRC, giving them a slender 5 point margin over rivals Warwick Smith and Paul Paterson, who placed second in the Amateur 100.

Run in the Heathcote area, six of the events 22 stages were cancelled.

Favourites were Geoff Portman and Phil Rainer in the Autosport Datsun Stanza. Despite a number of stage wins, various problems saw them finish six minutes adrift in twelfth place and their championship hopes dashed.

A number of cars struck trees and stumps on the tight goldfields tracks, including Roger Moll’s Datsun 1600.

Competition was tight among non classified crews. In a sign of things to come, David Officer and Kate Hobson brought home their Galant in third outright.

Chris and Simon Brown 1980 Amateur 100

Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarPenaltyGrade 2
1Chris BrownSimon BrownDatsun 180B SSS27:45
2Warwick SmithPaul PatersonLancer28:50
3David OfficerKate HobsonGalant30:111
4Doug ThompsonRon LuggDatsun30:432
5Jim UttleymooreRay ScotLancer31:19
6John WhiteJohn WilliamsLancer32:193
7Simon BirrellJohn BirrellGalant32:284
8Steve AshtonRo NixonDatsun 160032:415
9Rex MuldoonNoel KellyDatsun 160033:00
10Chris WallLloyd MinifieDatsun 160033:026

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