LOLA T332 1976 F5000 Championship Oran Park Winner – Driver: Vern Schuppan
Round 1 of the 1976 Championship was held at Oran Park, with only 7 finishing from 13 starters. In practice, Schuppan adjusted well to the slippery circuit and managed 3rd on the grid. Sunday’s race was a hard fight but by lap 35 the field had slowed as the rain began to fall. Schuppan was first into the pits for wet weather rubber on lap 37, took the advantage and by lap 48 he had taken the lead, getting the chequered flag 16.5s ahead of Bartlett in second.
Scheduled production: 1000