Belle Magazine Trophy

Oran Park, 25 Jun 1972

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Frank Matich Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8
85
2 Kevin Bartlett Lola T300 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8
85
3 Max Stewart Elfin MR5 [5722] - Repco Holden V8
83
4 Johnnie Walker Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8
82
5 Warwick Brown McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8
82
6 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7123] - Ford twin cam
75
7 Ian Fergusson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam
75
8 Ken Hasting (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)
75
9 Vern Hamilton (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7015] - Ford twin cam
74
10 Allan Grice (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
72
11 Chris Farrell (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
72
12 Don Uebergang (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam
69
NC Gary Campbell Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8
ignition, balance weights
R Frank Radisich McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8
65 oil leak
R Clive Millis (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7019] - Ford twin cam
65 retired - unknown
R Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 272 [272-002] - Ford twin cam
64 retired - unknown
R Bob Muir Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8
45 rear tyre, brake problems
R Ivan Tighe (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7021] - Ford twin cam
hit wall
R Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5 [5723] - Repco Holden V8
retired - unknown
UNK Chris Milton (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E [7026] - Ford twin cam

UNK Ian Cook (ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione LC2 - Ford twin cam

UNK Tony Maw (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6801] - Ford twin cam

UNK Rod Housego (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7013] - Ford twin cam

DNS John McCormack Elfin MR5 [5711] - Repco Holden V8
Did not start
(fuel leak)

All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Frank Matich (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [001 as '002'] - Repco Holden V8 39.6s
2 Bob Muir (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU4-2] - Chevrolet V8 40.3s
3 Gary Campbell (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU1-2] - Chevrolet V8 40.7s
4 Max Stewart (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5722] - Repco Holden V8 41.2s
5 Kevin Bartlett (F5000) 5-litre Lola T300 [HU16] - Chevrolet V8 41.6s
6 John McCormack * (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5711] - Repco Holden V8 41.6s
7 Warwick Brown (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-19] - Chevrolet V8 42.7s
8 Garrie Cooper (F5000) 5-litre Elfin MR5 [5723] - Repco Holden V8 42.7s
9 Frank Radisich (F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10C [400-10-3] - Repco Holden V8 43.0s
10 Johnnie Walker (F5000) 5-litre Matich A50 [004] - Repco Holden V8 43.0s
11 Ivan Tighe (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7021] - Ford twin cam 44.2s
12 Ken Hasting (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Ford twin cam 44.2s
13 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7123] - Ford twin cam 44.4s
14 Henk Woelders (ANF2) 1.6-litre Birrana 272 [272-002] - Ford twin cam 44.8s
15 Ian Fergusson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3a [P3a-103-69] - Ford twin cam 45.0s
16 Allan Grice (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 45.1s
17 Vern Hamilton (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7015] - Ford twin cam 45.5s
18 Ian Cook (ANF2) 1.6-litre Devione LC2 - Ford twin cam 45.6s
19 Chris Farrell (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 45.7s
20 Tony Maw (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6801] - Ford twin cam 46.0s
21 Chris Milton (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600E [7026] - Ford twin cam 46.3s
22 Rod Housego (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7013] - Ford twin cam 46.3s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. McLaren M4A [M4A/1] (Ken Hasting): Entered by Bruce McLaren Motor Racing for Bruce McLaren in F2 in 1967. Sold to Jim Palmer (NZ) 1968, then to John Osborn's Argo Racing in Australia July 1968, driven by Peter Macrow in 1968 and then Alfredo Costanzo from 1968 to 1971. To Ken Hastings mid-1971, who swapped the FVA for a Ford twin-cam for 1972, and the to John Sheppard August 1973. Fitted with a 1300cc Toyota Corolla engine by Geoff Kennett 1974. Later Tony Armstrong (Victoria, Australia) in November 1982 and rebuilt around 1985. At Christie's Melbourne auction 1990 and sold to Art Valdez (Torrance, California).
  2. Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] (Chris Farrell): Said to have been sold to Alec Mildren Racing in early 1963 but this was the car of David Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 1965, and it does not appear as a Mildren entry until late 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 (Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.

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.

Australian Gold Star results for the period 1971-1976 are now available from a variety Australian magazines and yearbooks. As well as Racing Car News, results have been cross-checked against the 1972 Australian Motoring Yearbook and the 1973 and 1974 Australian Competition Yearbooks. Information is added from Autosport where available. The 1975 season was collated by Glenn Moulds using Racing Car News, Australian Auto Action, Chequered Flag, Australian Competition Year, "50 Years Of The Australian Grand Prix" and "Australia's Elfin Sports and Racing Cars". For the 1976 season, Glenn was also able to use Motor Sport Reporter from R3 Calder onwards.

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

Individual sources for this event

Don Uebergang's car isn't reported but former Racing Car News reporter Ray Bell advises that he drove his Elfin 600B that day.