1981 Autosport Stages

The Autosport Stages, organised by the Cerberus Car Club, was held on 25 April.

VRC Round 4 – Autosport Stages – Portman/Runnalls again!

Directed by John White, the 1981 Autosport Stages comprised nineteen daylight stages in the Powelltown / Noojee area.

Once again it was Portman and Runnalls in the 200B who dominated, winning by a margin of just over a minute. But they didn’t have it all their own way, as interstaters Mike Bell and Graham Roser lead by 32 seconds at the halfway mark. Alex and Jan Fitcher put in a fine performance to finish third, only 15 seconds behind Bell/Roser.


Results and entry list

PlaceDriverNavigatorCarTimeGrade 2Clubman
1Geoff PortmanRoss RunnallsDatsun 200B2:18:55
2Mike BellGraham RoserEscort2:20:10
3Alex FitcherJan FitcherDatsun 16002:20:251
4Kevin KingJohn ParkinsonDatsun 16002:22:5921
5Graeme WiseMark BrookeDatsun 16002:23:1532
6Peter EvansP. WrightDatsun 16002:24:034
7Karl RobertsonPeter KyriakidisEscort2:24:4753
8Warwick SmithJaniene KilfoyleLancer2:24:54
9Phil EatherStephen YorkeDatsun 180B SSS2:24:5864
10Gil DavisGraham TonerDatsun 180B2:26:33
11David JonesNoel RichardsLancer2:26:43
12Brian SmithJohn BirrellGalant2:27:22
13O. CrawleyV. Haskett2:28:255
14Greg HoinvilleG. Nutting2:28:566

Detailed results


Special stage distances are shown in the Final Regulations below. It appears that SS2-09 was cancelled.

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