1994 Australian Formula Ford Championship

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1994 Australian Formula Ford Championship
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The 1994 Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Formula Ford racing cars.[1] It was the 25th national series for Formula Fords to be held in Australia and 2nd to carry the Australian Formula Ford Championship name.[2]

1994 saw the series debut of young Queanbeyan driver and future multiple Formula One Grand Prix winner Mark Webber. Driving an ex-Craig Lowndes Van Diemen RF93 his father had purchased for him, Webber finished 14th in the series.

Steven Richards, the son of multiple Bathurst and Australian Touring Car Champion Jim Richards, dominated the series winning six of the eight rounds in his Valvoline sponsored Van Diemen. Finishing second (also in a Van Diemen) was Gavin Monaghan, with Jason Bright finishing third in his Swift SC93F.

Van Diemen was easily the most popular chassis in the series with over 20 appearing on the grids. Swift Racing Cars supplied seven cars, while the lone Reynard in the field was driven by another future Bathurst winner, Jason Bargwanna.

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over an eight round series with two races per round.[3]

Results[edit]

Position Driver No Car Entrant [5] R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 Total [4]
1 Steven Richards 4 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Valvoline Australian Pty Ltd 32 40 20 40 40 40 40 40 292
2 Gavin Monaghan 5 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Gavin Monaghan 40 14 36 8 32 22 22 30 204
3 Jason Bright 50 Swift SC93F Ford Jason Bright 26 13 22 10 28 30 32 28 189
4 Mark Noske 11 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Valvoline Australian Pty Ltd 26 - 12 32 24 18 26 - 138
5 Cameron Partington 13 Van Diemen RF93 Ford Cameron Partington 12 28 10 5 - 10 10 5 80
6 Mathew Martin 15 Swift SC94F Ford McGuigan Bros Wines - 13 6 28 8 8 - 12 75
7 Darren Edwards 14 Swift SC93F Ford Darren Edwards 20 - - - - 30 - 18 68
8 Ashley Cutchie 18 Van Diemen RF92 Ford Timezone 4 32 8 12 4 - - - 60
9 Dugal McDougall 48 Van Diemen RF93 Ford Dugal McDougall 4 6 8 22 - 8 - 1 49
10 Stephen Boulden 59 Van Diemen RF91 Ford Dugal McDougall - 2 12 - 16 8 - 8 46
11 Tim Wood Swift SC92F Ford 16 - 4 22 - - - - 42
12 David Harrington 22 Van Diemen RF93 Ford David Harrington 1 8 2 3 20 - - - 34
13 Geoff Full Van Diemen RF94 Ford - 16 14 - - - - - 30
Mark Webber 38 Van Diemen RF93 Ford Mark Webber - - 14 - 12 - 4 - 30
15 Michael Dutton Swift SC93F Ford - - 2 - - - - 26 28
16 Ray Stubber 58 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing - - - - - - 22 - 22
17 Paul Stephenson 41 Van Diemen RF92 Ford Paul Stephenson - - 11 - - 1 - 4 16
18 Jason Bargwanna Reynard 88F Ford Ugly Kid Racing - - - - - - - 14 14
19 Con Toparis Swift SC94F Ford - 12 - - - - - - 12
Michael Henderson Van Diemen RF90 Ford - - - - - - 12 - 12
21 Shaun Walker Van Diemen RF91 Ford - - - - - - 10 - 10
Ricky Goddard 66 Van Diemen RF93 Ford Ricky Goddard - - - - - 10 - - 10
23 Leif Corben Van Diemen RF90 Ford 1 - - 4 2 - - - 7
Gary Gosatti 20 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing - - - - - 1 6 - 7
25 Peter Fitz-Gerald 91 Van Diemen RF92 Ford Peter Fitz-Gerald - 2 4 - - - - - 6
26 Tim Dore 77 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Tim Dore 2 - - - - - - - 2
Wayne Boatwright Swift SC93F Ford 2 - - - - - - - 2
28 David Gosatti Van Diemen RF90 Ford - - - - - - 1 - 1
John McCowan Van Diemen RF90 Ford - - - - - - 1 - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1994 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 164-165
  2. ^ CAMS Online Manual of Motor Sport > About CAMS > Australian Titles Retrieved from www.camsmanual.com.au on 27 September 2009. Archived 2009-09-26.
  3. ^ 1994 Championship Results, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, pages 285-286
  4. ^ a b 1994 Australian Ford Ford Championship Records & Stats Retrieved from www.formulaford.com.au on 27 September 2009. Archived 2009-09-30.
  5. ^ Official Programme, Mallala, 26 June 1994

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Phil Branagan, Richards the Lionheart, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1994/95, pages 188-193