Sandown Park Cup
Sandown Park, 22 Feb 1970
|1||Niel Allen||McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 1)
|2||Graeme Lawrence||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  V6
|3||Ulf Norinder||Lola T190 [190/F1/2] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 2)
|4||Max Stewart||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V
|5||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA
(see note 3)
|6||Tony Stewart||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|7||John Roxburgh||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4
|8||Johnnie Walker||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|9||Don Uebergang||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
|10||Len Goodwin||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA
(see note 4)
|R||Mike Campbell||Forsgrini Mk 14  - Ford Boss 302 V8
||46||engine seriously overheating|
|R||Frank Matich||McLaren M10A [300-10] - Chevrolet V8
(see note 5)
|40||broken throttle cable|
|R||Derrick Williams||Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8
||35||engine seriously overheating|
|R||Graham McRae||McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8
||20||broken throttle cable|
|R||John Harvey||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23E  - Repco 830 V8
(see note 6)
|20||lost all engine oil|
|R||Leo Geoghegan||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 730 V8
|R||Kevin Bartlett||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V
|R||Mike Goth||Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8
|R||Ron Grable||McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8
|R||Maurie Quincey||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam
||2||retired - unknown|
|DNS||Glyn Scott||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA
||Did not start|
|DNS||Col Green||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4
(see note 7)
|Did not start|
|DNS||Don Fraser||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Cicada  - BRM s4
||Did not start|
|DNS||Ken Goodwin||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam
||Did not start|
|DNS||Noel Potts||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Alfa Romeo
||Did not start|
|DNS||Bob Minogue||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6754] - Ford twin cam
||Did not start|
|DNA||Bill Simpson||Eagle Mk 5  - Chevrolet V8
||Did not arrive|
All cars are 5-litre F5000 unless noted.
|1||Frank Matich||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-10] - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.1s|
|2||Niel Allen||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10B [400-02] - Chevrolet V8||1m 04.1s|
|3||Mike Goth||(F5000) 5-litre Surtees TS5  - Chevrolet V8||1m 05.3s|
|4||Graeme Lawrence||(Tasman) 2.4-litre Ferrari Dino 246T/69  - Ferrari V6||1m 05.5s|
|5||Ron Grable||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-05] - Chevrolet V8||1m 05.8s|
|6||John Harvey||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT23E  - Repco 830 V8||1m 06.1s|
|7||Graham McRae||(F5000) 5-litre McLaren M10A [300-06] - Chevrolet V8||1m 06.5s|
|8||Ulf Norinder||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T190 [190/F1/2] - Chevrolet V8||1m 06.6s|
|9||Kevin Bartlett||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren 'Mono' - Waggott TC4V||1m 06.7s|
|10||Max Stewart||(Tasman) 2-litre Mildren (Rennmax) - Waggott TC4V||1m 07.1s|
|11||Leo Geoghegan||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 39 [R12] - Repco 730 V8||1m 07.4s|
|12||Derrick Williams||(F5000) 5-litre Lola T142 [SL142/42] - Chevrolet V8||1m 08.7s|
|13||Alfredo Costanzo||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/1] - Cosworth FVA||1m 10.1s|
|14||Len Goodwin||(ANF2) 1.6-litre McLaren M4A [M4A/2] - Cosworth FVA||1m 10.2s|
|15||Mike Campbell||(F5000) 5-litre Forsgrini Mk 14  - Ford Boss 302 V8||1m 11.3s|
|16||Glyn Scott *||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Bowin P3 [P3-101-68] - Cosworth FVA||1m 11.7s|
|17||Johnnie Walker||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 11.8s|
|18||John Roxburgh||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Lotus 32B [32-FL-8] - Climax FPF 4||1m 12.8s|
|19||Tony Stewart||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 12.8s|
|20||Maurie Quincey||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 13.2s|
|21||Don Uebergang||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin 600B  - Ford twin cam||1m 13.9s|
|22||Don Fraser *||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Cicada  - BRM s4||1m 14.2s|
|23||Col Green *||(Tasman) 2.5-litre Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] - Climax FPF 4||1m 14.3s|
|24||Ken Goodwin *||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Rennmax BN3 - Ford twin cam||1m 14.5s|
|25||Bob Minogue *||(ANF2) 1.6-litre Elfin Mono Mk IID [MD6754] - Ford twin cam||1m 14.7s|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- McLaren M10B [400-02] (Niel Allen): New to Niel Allen (Australia) late 1969, and raced in 1970 and 1971 Tasman series. To Kevin Bartlett for 1971 Australian Gold Star and 1972 Tasman 1972, then to US for at least one race in 1972. Then unknown until bought by Gil Cameron, and raced in Australia from 1975 to 1977. Donated parts to Tony Edmondson's Alfetta Chev sports sedan, and the remainder of the car stored at Elfin during the 1980s. Subsequent history unknown, but later owned by Llynden Riethmuller (Sydney, NSW) in 2007. After Riethmuller's death, sold to Alan Hamilton in 2011, and restored for historic racing. More information about McLaren M10B 400-2
- Lola T190 [190/F1/2] (Ulf Norinder): New for Ulf Norinder and raced in the 1970 Tasman series. Then raced in the UK 1970 but crashed in practice for R4 Zandvoort 19 April 1970 and rebuilt on the 11th T190 tub as 190/F1/2-2. Raced again by Norinder for five more races then raced by Tony Lanfranchi at two races but crashed on the warm-up lap at the Oulton Park Gold Cup on 22 August. The car broke its back on landing and was not seen again. Presumed destroyed.
- McLaren M4A [M4A/1] (Alfredo Costanzo): 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.
- 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.
- McLaren M10A [300-10] (Frank Matich): New to Frank Matich (Cremorne, Australia) late 1969. Raced in the 1970 Tasman series, taking four pole positions and winning at Pukekohe and Wigram. Damaged in an accident during a preliminary race at the Singapore GP in March 1970 and replaced with a new M10B. The M10A was repaired, fitted with a Repco Holden engine and sold to Don O'Sullivan, who was entered by Team Matich in the 1971 Tasman series. O'Sullivan crashed at Teretonga and the car was destroyed. Parts were later used in O'Sullivan's Gardos F5000 car.
- Brabham BT23E  (John Harvey): Built for Jack Brabham to use in the 1968 Tasman series and fitted with a 2.5-litre Repco V8. Sold to Bob Jane Racing but crashed by John Harvey in practice at Bathurst in April. Crashed again by Allan Moffat in practice at Sandown Park in September. For Harvey again in the 1969 Australian Gold Star, the 1970 Tasman series (Warwick Farm and Sandown Park only) and for the first race of the 1970 Australian Gold Star (won at Symmons Plains March 1970). Then sold to Bob 'Woody' Curran and fitted with a Ford twin cam for ANF2 racing in Tasmania from 1971 to 1977. From Curran to David Madrers in the early 1980s and started restoration before selling to Bill Marshall in 1983 who completed the restoration and used it in historic racing in Australia. Then sold via Ray Delaney (Melbourne, Australia) to Art Valdez (Torrance, CA) in late 1990, and remained in his collection for many years, until sold to the Rare Metals consortium in the UK in 2017. Bought from the consortium by Aaron Lewis (Australia) and rebuilt for him by Tony Ditheridge's Hawker Racing (Milden, Suffolk).
- Brabham BT16 [F2-8-65] (Col Green): John Coombs 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 in mid-1971 to Neil Rear (Perth, Western Australia), who raced it 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. Rear raced the car again in early 1974, before clouting the barrier in a race at Wanneroo in April 1974. 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.
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.
Sources include Autosport, Motoring News, the F1 Register books and Graham Vercoe's books "Historic Racing Cars of New Zealand" and "The Golden Era of New Zealand Motor Racing". The start point for the results was Bruce Sergent's website but these have subsequently been augmented with a number of other sources.
The start point for the 1970 Tasman results was Bruce Sergent's site which contains full reports on all these races. The 1970 results were then augmented by practice times and other information on R1 Levin and R2 Pukekohe (both in Autosport 15 Jan 1970); R3 Wigram (Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R4 Teretonga (Auto News Vol 3 No 14 9 Feb 1970 and Autosport 29 Jan 1970); R5 Surfers Paradise (Auto News Vol 3 No 15 23 Feb 1970 and Autosport 19 Feb 1970); R6 Warwick Farm (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970); and R7 Sandown Park (Auto News Vol 3 No 16 9 Mar 1970 and Autosport 26 Feb 1970). Additional qualifying times have been provided by Milan Fistonic.
Tasman 1971-1975 information has also come from Bruce's site. Race speeds and other details for 1973 and 1974 have been taken from Autocourse. Qualifying times for 1975 have been supplied by Milan Fistonic from Australian Competition Yearbook. Entry lists have been provided by Milan and Bryan Miller.
The 1972 Tasman results are in the process of being augmented by practice times and other information from Autosport, Autoweek, the 1972 Racing Car News Yearbook and Australian Grand Prix. Entry numbers are taken from Autoweek's grids except Teretonga and Surfers Paradise where Autoweek did not publish them. Reports used are those for R1 NZ GP at Pukekohe (Autosport 13 Jan 1972 pp6-8 and Autoweek 5 Feb 1972 pp1,16-17), R2 Levin (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp26-27 and Autoweek), R3 Wigram (Autosport 27 Jan 1972 pp14-15 and Autoweek), R4 Teretonga (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp22-23 and Autoweek), R5 Surfers Paradise (Autosport 10 Feb 1972 pp12-13 and Autoweek), R6 Warwick Farm (Autosport 24 Feb 1972 pp23-24, 27 and Autoweek), R7 Sandown Park Australian Grand Prix (Autosport 2 Mar 1972 pp32-33, Autoweek, Australian Grand Prix pp362-368) and R8 Adelaide. There is a mistake in Autoweek's NZ GP grid with Ken Smith being mentioned twice so Autosport's grid is used. In other places where the sources didn't agree, Autoweek appeared to be the least reliable.