Australian Formula 2 Championship

Sandown Park, 17 Apr 1977

1 Peter Larner Elfin 700 [76650] - Ford twin cam
#83 P Larner
26 30m 21.7s
2 Wolfgang Prejawa Birrana 274 [274-012] - Ford twin cam
#26 W Prejawa
26 30m 47.4s
3 Clive Millis Elfin 630 [746301] - Ford twin cam
#4 Clive Millis Motors P/L
26 30m 47.8s
4 Rob Butcher ASP F3 - Ford twin cam
#52 S A Airconditioning Centre
26 31m 36.0s
5 John Davis Lola T360 ['AU1'] - Ford twin cam
#21 Grace Bros Race Team (see note 1)
6 Ian Fergusson Bowin P6 - Ford twin cam
#15 I Fergusson
7 Craig McAllister Elfin 622 [73429] - Ford twin cam
#10 C McAllister
8 Werner Bekker Elfin 620FF [72418] - Ford twin cam
#8 Carac Pty Ltd
R Graeme Smith Birrana 274 [274-015] - Ford twin cam
#5 Graeme Smith Mercedes-Benz
R Graeme Crawford Birrana 273 [273-010] - Ford twin cam
#1 G Crawford
14 mechanical failure
R Kurt Seeberg Brabham BT35 [36] - Ford twin cam
#69 K Seeburg
R John Millard Brabham BT35 [8] - Ford twin cam
#11 Chrystal Millard (see note 2)

UNKE Doug Heasman Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam
#2 D Heasman
On entry list
UNKE Denis Lupton Brabham BT28 [20] - Ford twin cam
#3 D Lupton (see note 3)
On entry list
UNKE Chris Milton Elfin 630B [756302] - Ford twin cam
#12 C & C Racing
On entry list
UNKE Ray Hanger Dolphin 273 ['2'] - Ford twin cam
#16 R Hanger
On entry list
UNKE Ken Shirvington Dolphin - Ford twin cam
#25 D Baker
On entry list
UNKE Alan Whitchurch Bowin P6 [P6-142-75] - Ford twin cam
#89 A Whitchurch
On entry list

All cars are 1.6-litre ANF2 unless noted.

Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. Lola T360 ['AU1'] (John Davis): Chassis number assigned to describe a T360 sold by Lola in 1974 for use in the Australian F2 series, though the car does not carry a plate. The car seems to have been built as the jig model for the T360 series but was dismantled and never raced in the UK, so is not the works prototype car raced by Richard Scott and Ken Bailey in 1974. Sold to Andrew Meidecke and raced through 1977 in Australian F2, then to John Davis for the same series in 1978.
  2. Brabham BT35 [8] (John Millard): New to Ed Reeves for UK Formula Atlantic in 1971, using Wood BDA engines. Also used by David Morgan at a couple of late season races. Retained by Reeves for Morgan to drive in 1972, and fitted with an 1860cc Wood BDA for the F2 race at Mallory Park in March 1972 which, remarkably, Morgan won. Then replaced with a newer BT38, and later sold to John and Crystal Millard in Australia, who fitted a Ford twin cam for the ANF2 category. Raced by John Millard until February 1978 when an accident at Sandown Park damaged the monocoque. Bought by Denis Lupton in September 1978 still in damaged state and repaired but still not assembled until bought by Bryan Miller in 1999. Retained by Miller until May 2014 when bought by John Hughes and shipped back to England.
  3. Brabham BT28 [20] (Denis Lupton): New to Mike Stowe's Car Consultants (USA) and entered for Stowe and David Cole to race in late-1969 F3 with a Felday engine. Sold to Dick Barker in December but crashed at the Mallory Park Boxing Day libre race. Raced by Barker in F3 and in libre in 1970 but crashed again at Oulton Park on 25 May 1970. Sold to Bobby Howlings late 1970, and then to Alan Joy who updated it for the new 1600cc F3 in 1971. Next seen with Spencer Elton (Westbury, Wiltshire) in March 1972 and sold to David Wadham-Smith. Returned Elton in January 1973. Later sold by Low Cost Racing to Greg Bowden and then to Denis Lupton (Australia) who converted it to ANF2 specification with a 1.6-litre - Ford twin cam, running it from 1975 to 1977. Still owned by Denis in 2009.


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' original results.

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Individual sources for this event

Results from Racing Car News May 1977 p76. This was the sole Australian F2 championship race of 1977.