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Australian Gold Star Race

Lakeside, 7 Jun 1970

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
#9 Alec Mildren Racing
63:18.5
2 John Harvey Jane - Repco 830 V8
#2 Bob Jane Racing (see note 1)
67
3 Glyn Scott (ANF1) 2-litre Elfin 600B [7016] - Waggott TC4V
#20 Glyn Scott Motors
65
4 John McCormack Elfin 600C [7011] - Climax FPF 4
John McCormack
63
5 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
Jack Bono (see note 2)
60
6 Len Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
Len Goodwin (see note 3)
60
7 Noel Potts (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6805] - Alfa Romeo
Noel Potts

8 Geoff Anderson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford twin cam
Geoff Anderson

9 Garrie Cooper Elfin 600D [7012] - Repco 830 V8
Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
50 misfire
10 Brian Power (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford twin cam
Brian Power

R Don Uebergang (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam
Don Uerbergang
42
R Col Green Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
Col Green (see note 4)
39 blown engine
R Kevin Bartlett (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
Alec Mildren Racing
35 ignition
R Ivan Tighe (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6909] - Ford twin cam
Ivan Tighe
16
R Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V
#1 Geoghegans Sporty Cars
13 distributor
R Malcolm Ramsay Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco 830 V8
Elfin GT Harrison Racing Tm
7
DNS Vern Hamilton (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7015] - Ford twin cam
Vern Hamilton
Did not start
(blown engine)

All cars are 2.5-litre Tasman unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Max Stewart (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V 54.0s
2 Kevin Bartlett (ANF1) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V 54.8s
3 Leo Geoghegan (ANF1) 2-litre Lotus 59 "B" [59-FB-14] - Waggott TC4V 55.5s
4 John Harvey (Tasman) 2.5-litre Jane - Repco 830 V8 56.0s
5 Garrie Cooper (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600D [7012] - Repco 830 V8 1m 00.0s
6 Col Green (Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4 1m 00.0s
7 Malcolm Ramsay (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [6908] - Repco 830 V8 1m 01.0s
8 Glyn Scott (ANF1) 2-litre Elfin 600B [7016] - Waggott TC4V 1m 02.0s
9 John McCormack (Tasman) 2.5-litre Elfin 600C [7011] - Climax FPF 4 1m 03.4s
10 Ivan Tighe (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6909] - Ford twin cam 1m 03.6s
11 Jack Bono (ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam 1m 03.8s
12 Vern Hamilton * (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [7015] - Ford twin cam 1m 04.6s
13 Noel Potts (ANF1.5) 1.5-litre Elfin 600B [6805] - Alfa Romeo 1m 07.4s
14 Len Goodwin (ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA 1m 07.7s
15 Brian Power (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN1 - Ford twin cam 1m 07.7s
16 Don Uebergang (ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B [6802] - Ford twin cam 1m 07.9s
17 Geoff Anderson (ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN2 - Ford twin cam 1m 11.9s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Jane (John Harvey): Built by Bob Jane's team using a frame supplied by Bob Britton to the Brabham BT23 pattern. The car was a replacement for the team's Brabham BT23E, and had a lower nose and higher cockpit than its predecessor, and triangular sidepods. It first raced at Lakeside's Gold Star round on 7 Jun 1970, driven by John Harvey, and Harvey later won a Gold Star race at Sandown Park in September. It was unused during 1971 and then sold to Fred Wheelhouse (St Albans, Victoria), rebuilt to ANF2 specification and registered with CAMS as a "Brabham BT23D". Sold to Rod Housego 1974 and moved to Western Australia, then sold in 1975 to Dominic Mannello (Perth), who fitted Brabham BT36 bodywork and a 1600cc Fiat twin cam engine for the 1978 ANF2. Retained by Mannello until sold to West Australian Racing Museum owner Neil McCrudden in 2001. Used in historic racing between 2007 and 2015 by Lance Carwardine as the "Brabham Jane".
  2. Brabham BT2 [FJ-12-62] (Jack Bono): Sold via Brabham's Australian agent Alec Mildren Pty Ltd to David Walker, and raced by Walker in 1963, 1964 and early 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 (Port Macquarie, NSW, Australia) 1998 and raced extensively in Australian Formula Junior Association events.
  3. 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. Raced by Coplowe until 2010, and sold to Gareth Williams (Oxfordshire) in 2012.
  4. 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, NSW, Australia) and rebuilt on a replica chassis for historic racing, the original chassis being cut up and scrapped.

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' original results.

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