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Tasman Cup (F5000) races 1970-1975

The Tasman Cup replaced its fading 2.5-litre formula with the new F5000 for the 1970 season. This lasted for six seasons until the Kiwis chose to go their own way in 1976 with the 'Peter Stuyvesant' series and then moving to Formula Pacific (i.e. Formula Atlantic) the next year. The Australian series continued as the Rothmans International.

Event
Circuit
Date
Round
Levin 
3 Jan 1970 
1 
Pukekohe 
10 Jan 1970 
2 
Wigram 
17 Jan 1970 
3 
Teretonga Park 
24 Jan 1970 
4 
Surfers Paradise 
8 Feb 1970 
5 
Warwick Farm 
15 Feb 1970 
6 
Sandown Park 
22 Feb 1970 
7 
Levin 
2 Jan 1971 
1 
Pukekohe 
9 Jan 1971 
2 
Wigram 
16 Jan 1971 
3 
Teretonga Park 
24 Jan 1971 
4 
Warwick Farm 
14 Feb 1971 
5 
Sandown Park 
21 Feb 1971 
6 
Surfers Paradise 
28 Feb 1971 
7 
Pukekohe 
8 Jan 1972 
1 
Levin 
15 Jan 1972 
2 
Wigram 
22 Jan 1972 
3 
Teretonga Park 
30 Jan 1972 
4 
Surfers Paradise 
6 Feb 1972 
5 
Warwick Farm 
13 Feb 1972 
6 
Sandown Park 
20 Feb 1972 
7 
Adelaide International 
27 Feb 1972 
8 
Pukekohe 
6 Jan 1973 
1 
Levin 
13 Jan 1973 
2 
Wigram 
20 Jan 1973 
3 
Teretonga Park 
28 Jan 1973 
4 
Surfers Paradise 
4 Feb 1973 
5 
Warwick Farm 
11 Feb 1973 
6 
Sandown Park 
18 Feb 1973 
7 
Adelaide International 
25 Feb 1973 
8 
Levin 
5 Jan 1974 
1 
Pukekohe 
12 Jan 1974 
2 
Wigram 
19 Jan 1974 
3 
Teretonga Park 
26 Jan 1974 
4 
Oran Park 
3 Feb 1974 
5 
Surfers Paradise 
10 Feb 1974 
6 
Sandown Park 
17 Feb 1974 
7 
Adelaide International 
24 Feb 1974 
8 
Levin 
5 Jan 1975 
1 
Pukekohe 
12 Jan 1975 
2 
Wigram 
19 Jan 1975 
3 
Teretonga Park 
26 Jan 1975 
4 
Oran Park 
2 Feb 1975 
5 
Surfers Paradise 
9 Feb 1975 
6 
Adelaide International 
16 Feb 1975 
7 
Sandown Park 
23 Feb 1975 
8 

Sources include Autosport, Motoring News, the F1 Register books and Graham Vercoe's books "Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand" and "The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing". The start point for the results was Bruce Sergent's website but these have subsequently been augmented with a number of other sources.

The start point for the 1970 Tasman results was Bruce Sergent's site which contains full reports on all these races. The 1970 results were then augmented by practice times and other information on R1 Levin and R2 Pukekohe (both in Autosport 15 Jan 1970); R3 Wigram (Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R4 Teretonga (Auto News Vol 3 No 14 9 Feb 1970 and Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R5 Surfers Paradise (Auto News Vol 3 No 15 23 Feb 1970 and Autosport 19 Feb 1970); R6 Warwick Farm (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970); and R7 Sandown Park (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970). Additional qualifying times have been provided by Milan Fistonic.

Tasman 1971-1975 information has also come from Bruce's site. Race speeds and other details for 1973 and 1974 have been taken from Autocourse. Qualifying times for 1975 have been supplied by Milan Fistonic from Australian Competition Yearbook. Entry lists have been provided by Milan and Bryan Miller.

The 1972 Tasman results are in the process of being augmented by practice times and other information from Autosport, Autoweek, the 1972 Racing Car News Yearbook and Australian Grand Prix. Entry numbers are taken from Autoweek's grids except Teretonga and Surfers Paradise where Autoweek did not publish them. Reports used are those for R1 NZ GP at Pukekohe (Autosport 13 Jan 1972 pp6-8 and Autoweek 5 Feb 1972 pp1,16-17), R2 Levin (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp26-27 and Autoweek), R3 Wigram (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp14-15 and Autoweek), R4 Teretonga (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp22-23 and Autoweek), R5 Surfers Paradise (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp12-13 and Autoweek), R6 Warwick Farm (Autosport 24 Feb 1972 pp23-24, 27 and Autoweek), R7 Sandown Park Australian Grand Prix (Autosport 2 Mar 1972 pp32-33, Autoweek, Australian Grand Prix pp362-368) and R8 Adelaide. There is a mistake in Autoweek's NZ GP grid with Ken Smith being mentioned twice so Autosport's grid is used. In other places where the sources didn't agree, Autoweek appeared to be the least reliable.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.