1970 Australian Drivers' Championship

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The 1970 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Australian Formula 1 and Australian Formula 2 racing cars.[1][2] The winner of the title, which was the fourteenth Australian Drivers' Championship,[3] was awarded the 1970 CAMS Gold Star.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a six round series with one race per round.[4]

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first six finishers in each round. Only the best five round results could be obtained by each driver.[1]

Results[edit]

Position Driver Car Entrant R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total [4]
1 Leo Geoghegan Lotus 39 Repco
Lotus 59 Waggott
Geoghegan's Sporty Cars 6 - 6 9 3 9 33
2 Max Stewart Mildren Waggott Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd 3 9 9 - - 6 27
3 John Harvey Repco Brabham BT23E
Jane Repco
Bob Jane Shell Racing Team 9 6 1 - 9 - 25
4 Garrie Cooper Elfin 600D Repco Elfin GT Harrison Racing Team - - 4 6 6 - 16
5 Malcolm Ramsay Elfin 600C Repco Elfin GT Harrison Racing Team - - 3 3 - 3 9
6 Bob Muir Rennmax BN3 Waggott Robert Muir Motors - - - 4 4 - 8
7 Glyn Scott Bowin P3 Cosworth
Elfin 600 Waggott
Glyn Scott 1 4 - - - - 5
John McCormack Elfin 600C Coventry Climax
Elfin 600C Repco
John McCormack - 3 2 - - - 5
9 Kevin Bartlett Mildren Mono Waggott Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd 4 - - - - - 4
Barry Kirk Elfin 600K Ford Barjan Mobile Auto Electrics - - - - - 4 4
Jack Bono Repco Brabham BT6 Ford Graham Collier Tools - 2 - 2 - - 4
12 Len Goodwin McLaren M4A Cosworth Len Goodwin 2 1 - - - - 3
13 Tony Stewart Elfin 600B Ford Paul England - - - - 2 - 2
Helene Bittner Rebelle Ford Helene Bittner - - - - - 2 2
15 Ian Ferguson Bowin P3a Ford Ian Ferguson - - - 1 - - 1
Maurie Quincey Elfin 600B Ford Maurie Quincey - - - - 1 - 1

Note: There were only five finishers at the Mallala round.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1970, pages 78
  2. ^ CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1970, pages 185
  3. ^ CAMS Manual of Australian Motor Sport 1980, page 56
  4. ^ a b Australian Competition Yearbook 1971, pages 51-63

Further reading[edit]

  • Australian Motor Racing Annual 1971
  • Program for Mallala Races, 12 October 1970
  • Super Sandown, Racing Car News, October 1970

External links[edit]