1967 Australian Drivers' Championship

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1967 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 1967 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title for drivers of cars conforming to Australian National Formula or Australian 1½ Litre Formula regulations.[1] The winner of the championship was awarded the 1967 CAMS Gold Star.[1] It was the 11th Australian Drivers' Championship to be awarded by CAMS.[2]

The championship was won by Spencer Martin driving a Repco Brabham BT11A-Coventry Climax.[3] Martin won two of the first four races and finished second in the other two. Despite not finishing a race for the rest of the series he finished seven points ahead of Greg Cusack (Repco Brabham BT23A-Repco). Third was Kevin Bartlett (Repco Brabham BT11A-Coventry Climax).

In addition to Martin's wins, single victories were taken by Cusack, Bartlett, Leo Geoghegan (Lotus 39-Repco) and Frank Gardner (Brabham BT23D-Alfa Romeo).

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a six race series.[1][4]

Round Race Circuit, State Date
1 [5] Governor's Trophy [5] Lakeside, Queensland [5] 25 June [6]
2 [7] Speed Week Trophy [7] Surfers Paradise, Queensland [7] 27 August [7]
3 [8] Victoria Trophy [8] Sandown Park, Victoria [8] 17 September [8]
4 [9] N/A Mallala, South Australia [9] 9 October [9]
5 [10] Examiner 1000 [10] Symmons Plains, Tasmania [10] 13 November [10]
6 [11] Hordern Trophy [11] Warwick Farm, New South Wales [11] 3 December [11]

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six placegetters in each race.[1] Points from any five of the six races could be counted towards a driver's total.[1] Only drivers racing under a CAMS General Competition License were eligible for the championship.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Position [12] Driver [12][13] Car [13] Entrant [13] Lak [12] Sur [12] San [12] Mal [12] Sym [12] War [12] Total [12]
1 Spencer Martin Repco Brabham [4] BT11A Coventry Climax Bob Jane Racing Team [9] 6 9 6 9 - - 30
2 Greg Cusack Repco Brabham [4] BT23A Repco Scuderia Veloce - 4 - 4 9 6 23
3 Kevin Bartlett Repco Brabham [4] BT11A Coventry Climax Alec Mildren Racing 9 - - 6 1 - 16
4 John Harvey Repco Brabham [4] BT14 Repco
Repco Brabham [4] BT11A Coventry Climax
RC Phillips Sports Cars [14]
Bob Jane Racing
- - 4 - - 9 13
5 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 Repco Geoghegan Racing Division - - 9 - - - 9
  Paul Bolton Repco Brabham [4] BT7A Coventry Climax Rorstan Motor Racing Partnership [7] - 6 - 3 - - 9
  Max Stewart Rennmax BN1 Ford Max Stewart Motors 2 - - 2 2 3 9
8 Mel McEwin Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Mel McEwin 4 - 3 - - - 7
9 John McCormack Repco Brabham [4] BT4 Coventry Climax John McCormack - - - - 6 - 6
10 David Sternberg Lotus Alexis [4] Ford David Sternberg - - - - 4 - 4
  Phil West Repco Brabham [11] BT2 Ford Competition Cars - - - - - 4 4
12 Mike Champion Repco Brabham [4] BT2 Ford Competition Cars 3 - - - - - 3
  Glynn Scott Lotus 27 Ford Glyn Scott Motors - 3 - - - - 3
  Lynn Archer Elfin Catalina Ford Lyn Archer Motors - - - - 3 - 3
  Garrie Cooper Elfin Mono Mk2D Ford Elfin Sports Cars - - 2 - - 1 3
16 Brian Page Elfin Mono Mk1 Lancia JP McGuire - 2 - - - - 2
  Alfredo Costanzo Elfin Mono Mk2B Ford Alfredo Costanzo - - - - - 2 2
18 Stan Keen Elfin Mono Mk1 Ford Stan Keen 1 - - - - - 1
  Col Green Elfin Mono Mk1 Ford Col Green - 1 - - - - 1
  Jack Hunnam Elfin Mono Mk2D Ford Jack Hunnum Motors - - 1 - - - 1
  John Walker Elfin Mono Mk2B Ford Gilbert Motor Bodies - - - 1 - - 1

Note:

  • New Zealander Graeme Lawrence placed 3rd at Surfers Paradise [7] and 4th at Sandown [8] but was not eligible to score championship points.[8]
  • British-based Australian Frank Gardner placed 1st at Warwick Farm [11] but was not eligible to score championship points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Conditions for Australian Titles, 1967 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 69-71
  2. ^ Past Title Winners, 1980 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 56
  3. ^ "Gold Star Winners - 1957 - 2009". formula3.com.au. Retrieved 9 June 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Scorebook, Australian Motor Racing Annual 1968, page 34
  5. ^ a b c Des White, Bartlett, Champion take first points, Racing Car News, August 1967, pages 26-27
  6. ^ Guide to the Gold Star, Supplement to Racing Car News, August 1972
  7. ^ a b c d e f Des White, Martin takes Gold Star lead, Racing Car News, October 1967, pages 22-24
  8. ^ a b c d e f Adrian Ryan, Sandown Gold Star to Leo G., Racing Car News, November 1967, pages 30-31
  9. ^ a b c d John Brownsea, Martin's "tiger" wins Mallala "gold", Racing Car News, November 1967, pages 54-55
  10. ^ a b c d Geoff Templeman, Symmons to Cusack, Martin takes second "Star", Racing Car News, December 1967, pages 42-43
  11. ^ a b c d e f Peter Wherrett, Gardner's second "Hordern", Racing Car News, January 1968, pages 20-21
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i Gold Star Review, Australian Motor Racing Annual 1968, pages 30-33 & 62
  13. ^ a b c 1967 Gold Star Retrieved on 24 April 2011
  14. ^ "(incorporating Official Souvenir Program, Mallala Gold Star Meeting". Wheel-Spin. 9 October 1967. p. 19. 

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