Australian Formula 2 Race
Hume Weir, 2 Apr 1972
|1||Ivan Tighe||Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|2||Clive Millis||Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
Clive Millis Mtrs.
|3||Ken Hastings||McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Ford twin cam
(see note 1)
|4||Peter Macrow||Cheetah Mk4B [43-2] - Ford twin cam
|5||Don Uebergang||Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|6||Mike Hall||(FF) 1.6-litre Elfin 600FF  - Ford Kent
|7||Bob Minogue||(ANF3) 1.3-litre Elfin 600B  - Toyota Corolla "K"
|8||Fred Wheelhouse||Brabham "BT23D" (Jane) - Ford twin cam
(see note 2)
|R||Chris Farrell||Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam
(see note 3)
|collision with Larner|
|R||Maurie Quincey||Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
||engine (when running second)|
|R||Rod Housego||Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|R||Peter Larner||Rennmax "BN2" - Ford twin cam
||collision with Farrell|
|R||Alfredo Costanzo||Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam
|UNK||Vern Hamilton||Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|UNK||Bob Punch||(ANF3) 1.3-litre Elfin Mono Mk IIB [MB6550]
All cars are 1.6-litre ANF2 unless noted.
|1||Clive Millis||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||46.2s|
|2||Ken Hastings||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Ford twin cam||46.5s|
|3||Ivan Tighe||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||46.5s|
|4||Bob Minogue||(ANF3) 1.3-litre Elfin 600B  - Toyota Corolla "K"||47.5s|
|5||Chris Farrell||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] - Ford twin cam||47.7s|
|6||Maurie Quincey||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||47.7s|
|7||Rod Housego||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||47.7s|
|8||Vern Hamilton||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||47.7s|
|9||Peter Larner||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax "BN2" - Ford twin cam|
|10||Peter Macrow||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Cheetah Mk4B [43-2] - Ford twin cam|
|11||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6756] - Ford twin cam|
|12||Don Uebergang||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||49.3|
Notes on the cars:
- McLaren M4A [M4A/1] (Ken Hastings): Entered by Bruce McLaren Motor Racing for Bruce McLaren in F2 in 1967. Sold to Jim Palmer (NZ) 1968, then to Tony Osborne'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 where it was sold to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA). It remained in Valdez' collection for many years, until sold to a UK consortium in 2017.
- Brabham "BT23D" (Jane) (Fred Wheelhouse): 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".
- Brabham "BT6" [BT2 FJ-12-62] (Chris Farrell): 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.
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.
Individual sources for this event
Racing Car News May 1972 p56.