Sandown Park Cup
Sandown Park, 16 Feb 1969
|1||Chris Amon||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  V6
|55||1hr 0m 10.6s
|2||Jochen Rindt||Lotus 49B [R10] - Cosworth DFW V8
|55||1hr 0m 17.9s
|3||Jack Brabham||Brabham BT31  - Repco V8
|4||Frank Gardner||Mildren 'Mono' - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
|5||Derek Bell||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  V6
|6||Graham Hill||Lotus 49B [R8] - Cosworth DFW V8
|7||Roly Levis||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT23C  - Cosworth FVA
#85 (see note 1)
|8||Garrie Cooper||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Cosworth FVA
|9||Glyn Scott||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA
|10||Malcolm Guthrie||(F2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT21B  - Ford twin cam Vegantune
#80 (see note 2)
|11||Niel Allen||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
|R||Graeme Lawrence||(F2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A ['14'] - Cosworth FVA
|R||Maurie Quincey||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Cosworth FVA
|R||Henk Woelders||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Cosworth FVA
|R||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
|R||John Harvey||Brabham BT23A  - Repco V8
|R||Col Green||Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
#17 (see note 3)
|R||Kevin Bartlett||Brabham BT23D  - Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8
#8 (see note 4)
|R||Piers Courage||Brabham BT24  - Cosworth DFW V8
|DNS||Leo Geoghegan||Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco V8
|Did not start
All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.
|Qualifying information not available|
Notes on the cars:
- Brabham BT23C  (Roly Levis): Piers Courage's regular Brabham BT23C in 1968 was "sold to Tasmania" (Autosport 25 Oct 1968 p14) before the October 1968 Albi F2 race. This is consistent with it turning up in the hands of Roly Levis in January 1969.
- Brabham BT21B  (Malcolm Guthrie): Matt Spitzley ran a Brabham in SCCA Nationals and in the 'Pro' FB series in 1969. His car is identified in the July 1969 Seattle entry list as a yellow and red Brabham BT21 but has been identified by Ted Walker as the ex-Guthrie Tasman BT21B  (10 Tenths ref 1544290).
- 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 Western Australia and passed through various owners until acquired by photographer Julian Cowan. Sold via Bonhams to Rob McMillan and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped. With Rob McMillan (Sydney, Australia) 2010.
- Brabham BT23D  (Kevin Bartlett): The one-off BT23D was built for Alec Mildren Racing for Tasman racing and fitted with a 2.5-litre Alfa Romeo Tipo 33 V8. It debuted in Frank Gardner's hands at the Warwick Farm Gold Star race in Dec 1967 and was then raced by Garder in every race of the 1968 Tasman series. Kevin Bartlett took over the drive for the 1968 Australian Gold Star season and the 1969 Tasman series. It was then sold to Jim Abbott who acquired a 5-litre Traco Oldsmobile engine from Frank Matich and built what was claimed to be the first Formula 5000 in Australia. It was displayed at Abbott's Melbourne Racing Car Show and thereafter mainly used in hillclimbs. Its racing career ended after the death of a later pilot, Chris Murphy, but the remains were acquired by Paul Moxham who had it fully restored with its original Autodelta engines.
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.
All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen if you can add anything.