Australian Formula 2 1972
The 1972 championship was a curious affair, with a highly-competitive start and a completely lacklustre finish. The first four races in the series saw good fields and some exciting racing but many of the top competitors dropped out as they decided that the costs of racing right across the Australian continent was not justified by the rewards. In particular, the races that were combined with AF1 Gold Star rounds were especially poorly supported and 1971 Australian Formula Ford champion Larry Perkins, driving the Provincial Motors Elfin 600B, was able to win all of the last four races to easily win the title.
The other quick cars included Henk Woelders in the new works Birrana 272, Ivan Tighe with the ex-works Elfin 600C and Tony Stewart with the Brabham BT36-based Dolphin 722 plus a host of Elfin 600Bs.
16 Jan 1972 > Calder
02 Apr 1972 > Hume Weir
25 Jun 1972 > Belle Magazine Trophy at Oran Park
23 Jul 1972 > Amaroo Park
27 Aug 1972 > Glyn Scott Memorial Trophy at Surfers Paradise
24 Sep 1972 > Symmons Plains
08 Oct 1972 > Channel 7 Trophy at Adelaide International Raceway
1972 Australian Formula 2 Championship table
|1||Larry Perkins||Elfin 600B - Ford twin cam||36 pts|
|2||Vern Hamilton||Elfin 600B - Ford twin cam||19 pts|
|3||Jack Bono||Elfin 600B - Ford twin cam||17 pts|
|4||Ivan Tighe||Elfin 600B - Ford twin cam||15 pts|
|5||Ken Hastings||McLaren M4A - Ford twin cam||13 pts|
|6||Allan Grice||Mildren - Ford twin cam||10 pts|
|7||Don Uebergang||Elfin 600B - Ford twin cam||8 pts|
|8||Ian Fergusson||Bowin P3A - Ford twin cam||7 pts|
|9||Clive Millis||Elfin 600B - Ford twin cam||6 pts|
|10||Tony Stewart||Dolphin 722 - Ford twin cam||6 pts|
Table from Australian Motor Racing Annual 1973 p207.