1966 Tasman Series

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1966 Tasman Series
Champion
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart
Previous: 1965 Next: 1967

The 1966 Tasman Championship for Drivers was a motor racing competition for racing cars [1] complying with the Tasman Formula.[2] The championship was jointly organised by the Association of New Zealand Car Clubs Inc. and the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport.[1] It began on 8 January 1966 and ended on 7 March after eight races, four of which were staged in New Zealand and the remainder in Australia.[1] The winning driver was declared Tasman Champion and was awarded the Tasman Cup.[1]

The championship, which was the third Tasman Series, was won by Jackie Stewart driving a BRM P261.

Races[edit]

Jackie Stewart won the championship driving a BRM P261 similar to that shown above

The championship was contested over eight races.[3]

Round Name Circuit Date Winning driver Winning car Winning team Report
New
Zealand
1 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 8 January United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
2 Levin International Levin 15 January United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 22 January United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
4 Teretonga International Teretonga 29 January United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
Australia 5 Warwick Farm International Warwick Farm 13 February United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 39 Coventry Climax Team Lotus Report
6 Australian Grand Prix Lakeside 20 February United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
7 Exide International Cup [2] Sandown 27 February United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report
8 South Pacific Trophy Longford 7 March United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation Report

Points system[edit]

Points were awarded on the following basis at each race.[1]

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1

Each driver could retain points won in the New Zealand Grand Prix and in any other two races in New Zealand plus points won in the Australian Grand Prix and in any in other two races in Australia.[1]

Championship standings[edit]

Pos [4] Driver [4] Car [2] [4] Entrant [2] [4] Puk Lev Wig Ter War [5] Lak San Lon Pts [4]
1 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation 2 Ret 1 1 (4) Ret 1 1 42 (45) [3]
2 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation 1 2 1 (3) 2 30 (34)
3 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus 39 Coventry Climax Team Lotus Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 3 2 7 25
4 New Zealand Jim Palmer Lotus 32B Coventry Climax Jim Palmer 3 (5) 3 3 (6) 4 4 4 21 (24)
5 Australia Frank Gardner Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Ret Ret Ret 2 3 2 5 (6) 18 (19)
6 United Kingdom Richard Attwood BRM P261 Owen Racing Organisation 1 2 Ret 15
7 Australia Spencer Martin Repco Brabham BT11A Coventry Climax Scuderia Veloce Ret 3 4 Ret 5 Ret Ret 5 11
8 New Zealand Dennis Marwood Cooper T66 Coventry Climax Ecurie Rothmans 4 7 6 4 10 Ret 7
9 New Zealand Roly Levis Brabham BT6 Ford R Levis 8 4 7 5 11 DNQ 5
10 Australia Jack Brabham Repco Brabham BT19 Ecurie Vitesse Ret 3 4
11 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 32 Ford Total Team 5 7 Ret Ret 2
= New Zealand Andy Buchanan [3] Repco Brabham BT7A Coventry Climax Wilson Motors, Hunterville Ret 9 5 Ret DNS 7 2
= New Zealand Ken Sager Brabham BT6 Ford 6 8 Ret 6 2
= Australia Kevin Bartlett Repco Brabham BT2 Ford Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Ret 5 8 2
15 New Zealand Red Dawson Brabham BT7 Coventry Climax 7 6 Ret Ret 1
= Australia Glyn Scott Lotus 27 Ford Glyn Scott Motors Ret 6 1
= Australia Les Howard Lotus 27 Ford Howard & Sons Racing Team 13 DNQ 6 1
New Zealand John Riley Lotus 18/21 Coventry Climax Ret DNQ Ret 7 0
Australia Greg Cusack Repco Brabham BT10 Ford Team Castrol Ret Ret 7 0
New Zealand Dene Hollier Lotus 20B Ford 9 Ret 8 8 0
Australia John Harvey Repco Brabham BT10 Ford RC Phillips Sports Car World P/L 8 8 Ret 0
New Zealand Peter Gillum Cooper T67 Ford 9 10 0
New Zealand Ray Thackwell Brabham BT2 Ford Team Tiki 11 Ret Ret 9 0
Australia Bob Jane Elfin Mono Mk I Ford Autoland Pty Ltd 9 0
New Zealand Ken Smith Lotus 22 Ford 12 10 0
New Zealand Neil Whittaker Brabham BT4 Coventry Climax Lesco Racing Team 10 DNQ 0
New Zealand Allan Rhodes Lotus 18 Ford Ret 11 0
New Zealand Tony Shaw Lotus 22 Ford 12 0
Australia Peter Williamson Elfin Junior Hillman Imp J McGuire [6] 12 0
New Zealand Bill Stone Cooper T52 Ford Ret 0
New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Brabham BT6 Ford Ret DNS Ret Ret 0
New Zealand Bill Caldwell Brabham BT6 Ford DNS Ret Ret Ret 0
Australia Mel McEwin Elfin Mono Ford M McEwin Ret Ret Ret 0
Australia Don O'Sullivan Cooper T53 Coventry Climax FD O'Sullivan Ret Ret 0
Australia John McDonald Cooper T70 Coventry Climax Bill Patterson Motors Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Australia Don Fraser Cooper T53 BRM D Fraser Ret 0
New Zealand Bryan Innes Lotus 22 Ford JC Wilson DNS 0
Australia Paul Bolton Repco Brabham BT6 Ford Town & Country Garage Pty Ltd DNS 0
Australia Max Stewart Rennmax BN1 Ford Max Stewart Motors DNS 0
Pos Driver Car Entrant Puk Lev Wig Ter War Lak San Lon Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f The Tasman Championship for Drivers - Season 1966, 1966 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, pages 66-69
  2. ^ a b c d Official Programme, International Cup Meeting, Sandown, Sunday, 27 February 1966
  3. ^ a b c Summary Tasman Cup Championship 1966, Racing Car News, April 1966, pages 58 & 59
  4. ^ a b c d e Tasman Cup 1966, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 16 May 2016
  5. ^ Warwick Farm "100", www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved 4 February 2017
  6. ^ Official Programme, Tasman Championship International Meeting, Warwick Farm, Sunday, 13 February 1966, page 37

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