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Australian Gold Star Race

Warwick Farm, 6 Sep 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V
#1 Geoghegans Sporty Cars
65:42.2
2 Garrie Cooper Elfin 600D [7012] - Repco V8
#2 Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
67:01.1
3 Bob Muir (ANF1) 2-litre Rennmax BN3 - Waggott TC4V
#9 Robert Muir Motors
67:01.4
4 Malcolm Ramsay Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco V8
Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
43
5 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Graham Collier Tools (see note 1)
43
6 Ian Fergusson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam
Ian Fergusson
41
7 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam
#24 Peter Clark Surfboards
32
8 Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam
Paul England
28
R John Harvey Jane - Repco V8
#3 Bob Jane Shell Racing
13 fuel pump
R John McCormack Elfin 600C [7011] - Repco V8
John McCormack
8
R Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#6 Alec Mildren Racing
2 injector
R Col Green Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#7 Col Green (see note 2)
jammed throttle
DNS Len Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Pat Burke Racing (see note 3)
Did not start
(cracked piston)
DNS Warwick Brown (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
#12 Pat Burke Racing (see note 4)
Did not start
(cracked piston)
DNS Noel Potts (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6805] - Alfa Romeo
Noel Potts
Did not start
(refused-too slow)
DNA Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam
Gilbert Motor Bodies
Did not arrive

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V 1m 25.7s
2 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1m 25.9s
3 Bob Muir (ANF1) 2-litre Rennmax BN3 - Waggott TC4V 1m 27.8s
4 John Harvey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Jane - Repco V8 1m 27.9s
5 Garrie Cooper (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600D [7012] - Repco V8 1m 28.1s
6 Malcolm Ramsay (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco V8 1m 30.6s
7 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 31.6s
8 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 31.9s
9 Ken Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam 1m 32.5s
10 Len Goodwin * (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 33.5s
11 Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam 1m 34.0s
12 Ian Fergusson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam 1m 34.6s
13 Warwick Brown * (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 35.5s
14 Noel Potts * (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6805] - Alfa Romeo 1m 36.9s
15 John McCormack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [7011] - Repco V8 NTT
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Jack Bono): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965. Raced by Ralph Sach in 1965 then a Mildren entry with a 1500cc Ford twin cam for Frank Gardner and Kevin Bartlett during the 1965/66 season. To Competition Cars (Aust) for Mike Champion in the 1966 and 1967 Gold Star seasons, then to Brian Page for 1968. Entered by Graham Collier for Jack Bono in 1969. Through Australian owners Chris Farrell 1971, James Crawford 1973, Greg Kinlin 1977 and Graham Healey 1984 to Bryan Miller 1984 who restored it to Alec Mildren late 1965 spec with Ford twin-cam and raced extensively. To Colin Haste (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
  2. Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Col Green): John Coombes entered this Brabham BT16 for Graham Hill in 1965, fitted with a BRM P71 engine. Hill continued to race it in the early part of 1966 after which it was then refitted with a 2.5-litre Climax FPF and taken to Australia by Frank Gardner to be used in Tasman racing. Gardner won first time out at a Gold Star race at Warwick Farm in December 1966 and then raced it in the 1967 Tasman series as part of Alec Mildren's team. After the series it was acquired by Niel Allen who planned to race it himself but instead entered it for Fred Gibson in 1967 and again in early 1968 before it was sold to Col Green in mid-1968. Retained by Green for three seasons and then sold to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia) and raced by him at Waneroo Park in 1972. In 1973, it was fitted with a Cosworth 1600 engine and at the end of that season, Rear sold it to Colin Hall, who planned to fit a Lotus twin cam, but continued to drive his Macon instead. The Brabham passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.
  3. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Len Goodwin): Entered by John Coombes for Piers Courage in F2 in 1967. Crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967 and believed to have been rebuilt on a new tub before its next race at Albi four weeks later, but Autosport makes no mention of a rebuild nor of it being a new car. Raced by Piers Courage in the 1968 Tasman series. Sold to Niel Allen and raced in Australian events in 1968 until Allen crashed heavily at Lakeside in July, reportedly requiring another new tub to be fabricated. Raced again by Allen in 1969, then to Pat Burke for drivers Len Goodwin 1970-71 and Warwick Brown 1971. Sold by Burke and Peter Malloy to Erol Richardson but bought back by Pat Burke around 1982. Restored by Molloy for Burke and retained until sold to John Hugenholtz. To David Coplowe (England) by 1994. Raced in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship in 1995. Still being raced by Coplowe in 2010 but not seen since. Reported to have been sold by Coplowe around 2012 but new owner unknown.
  4. McLaren M4A [M4A/2] (Warwick Brown): Entered by John Coombes for Piers Courage in F2 in 1967. Crashed at Brands Hatch in August 1967 and believed to have been rebuilt on a new tub before its next race at Albi four weeks later, but Autosport makes no mention of a rebuild nor of it being a new car. Raced by Piers Courage in the 1968 Tasman series. Sold to Niel Allen and raced in Australian events in 1968 until Allen crashed heavily at Lakeside in July, reportedly requiring another new tub to be fabricated. Raced again by Allen in 1969, then to Pat Burke for drivers Len Goodwin 1970-71 and Warwick Brown 1971. Sold by Burke and Peter Malloy to Erol Richardson but bought back by Pat Burke around 1982. Restored by Molloy for Burke and retained until sold to John Hugenholtz. To David Coplowe (England) by 1994. Raced in the HSCC Historic Formula Racing Car Championship in 1995. Still being raced by Coplowe in 2010 but not seen since. Reported to have been sold by Coplowe around 2012 but new owner unknown.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

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