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Australian Gold Star Race

Sandown Park, 13 Sep 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 John Harvey Jane - Repco V8
#3 Bob Jane Racing
64:39.5
2 Garrie Cooper Elfin 600D [7012] - Repco V8
#2 Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
64:48.2
3 Bob Muir (ANF1) 2-litre Rennmax BN3 - Waggott TC4V
#7 Robert Muir Motors
64:48.4
4 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V
#1 Geoghegans Sporty Cars
64:50.2
5 Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam
Paul England
52
6 Maurie Quincey (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6803] - Ford twin cam
Maurie Quincey
51
7 John McCormack Elfin 600C [7011] - Repco V8
#4 John McCormack
50
8 John Roxburgh Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
John Roxburgh
50
9 Bob Punch (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam
Robert Punch
49
10 Chris Milton (ANF3) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6957] - Ford
#89 Volkwreck of S.A.
47
11 Mike Hall (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6320] - Ford
Michael Hall
45
12 Clive Millis (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7019] - Ford twin cam
Clive Millis
20
R Malcolm Ramsay Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco V8
#17 Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
21
R Col Green Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
Col Green (see note 1)
20
R Bob Nissen (ANF2) 1.6-litre Nissen - Ford twin cam
Robert Nissen
16
R Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
Alec Mildren Racing
16 bearing
R Ian Cook (ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione - Ford twin cam
Ian Cook
8
R Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam
#25 Gilbert Motor Bodies
7
DNS Don Uebergang (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam
Don Uerbergang
Did not start
DNS Peter Larner (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono - Ford twin cam
Peter Larner
Did not start
DNS Don Fraser Cicada [3] - BRM s4
Don Fraser
Did not start
DNS Len Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
Pat Burke Racing (see note 2)
Did not start
(accident)
DNS Tony Farrell (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Lotus 27 [27-JM-18] - Ford
Anthony Farrell
Did not start
(accident)

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 John Harvey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Jane - Repco V8 1m 06.2s
2 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V 1m 07.1s
3 Garrie Cooper (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600D [7012] - Repco V8 1m 07.3s
4 Bob Muir (ANF1) 2-litre Rennmax BN3 - Waggott TC4V 1m 07.3s
5 Malcolm Ramsay (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco V8 1m 07.1s
6 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 1m 07.9s
7 John McCormack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [7011] - Repco V8 1m 07.4s
8 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 23.6s
9 Tony Stewart (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6806] - Ford twin cam 1m 11.4s
10 Ian Cook (ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione - Ford twin cam 1m 14.5s
11 Johnnie Walker (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7018] - Ford twin cam 1m 13.4s
12 Maurie Quincey (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6803] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.5s
13 Don Uebergang * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam 1m 15.5s
14 Peter Larner * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono - Ford twin cam 1m 15.9s
15 John Roxburgh (Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4 1m 16.0s
16 Chris Milton (ANF3) 1.1-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6957] - Ford 1m 19.5s
17 Mike Hall (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin Junior [6320] - Ford 1m 20.6s
18 Don Fraser * (Tasman) 2.5-litre Cicada [3] - BRM s4 1m 20.9s
19 Clive Millis (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7019] - Ford twin cam 1m 23.6s
20 Bob Nissen (ANF2) 1.6-litre Nissen - Ford twin cam 1m 27.1s
21 Bob Punch (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550] - Ford twin cam 1m 27.8s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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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