1970 Tasman Series

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1970 Tasman Series
Champion
New Zealand Graeme Lawrence
Previous: 1969 Next: 1971

The 1970 Tasman Series was the seventh in the Tasman Series, beginning on 3 January and ending on 22 February after seven races. The series was won by Graeme Lawrence of New Zealand, driving the Ferrari 246T[1] that fellow New Zealander Chris Amon raced to win the 1969 series.

It was a transitional year, the first year not involving the European Formula One teams which had given the Tasman Series its distinctive style. It was also the first year that stock production engines of up to five litres cubic capacity were allowed, in short, Formula 5000. Entries arrived from both Europe and the United States, although not of the same quality of the earlier Tasman Formula era. Traditional 2.5 litre Tasman cars, like Lawrence's Ferrari, continued to race along with the 1.6 litre cars that filled much of the lower end of the grids during the Tasman era.

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

Additional information sourced from:[2]

Round Name Circuit Date Winning driver Winning car Winning team Report
New
Zealand
1 Levin International Levin 3 January New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Ferrari 246T Report
2 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 10 January Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10A Chevrolet Rothmans Team Matich Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 17 January Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10A Chevrolet Rothmans Team Matich Report
4 Teretonga International Teretonga 24 January New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren M10A Chevrolet Report
Australia 5 Surfers Paradise 100 Surfers Paradise 8 February New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren M10A Chevrolet Report
6 Warwick Farm 100 Warwick Farm 15 February Australia Kevin Bartlett Mildren Mono Waggott Alec Mildren Racing Report
7 Sandown Park Cup Sandown 22 February Australia Neil Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet Report

Standings[edit]

All scores from points-scoring races were counted

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver LEV PUK WIG TER SUR WAR SAN Pts
1 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence 1 3 Ret 4 3 3 2 30
2 Australia Frank Matich 3 1 1 4 Ret Ret 25
3 Australia Kevin Bartlett Ret 5 Ret 5 2 1 Ret 19
= Australia Max Stewart 2 9 3 Ret 9 2 4 19
5 New Zealand Graham McRae DNS Ret Ret 1 1 Ret Ret 18
6 United States Ron Grable DNS 4 2 2 5 Ret Ret 17
7 Australia Neil Allen  ?? 8 Ret 4 1 12
8 United States Mike Goth 4 7 5 3 8 6 Ret 10
9 Sweden Ulf Norinder 6 6 Ret Ret 6 8 3 7
10 United Kingdom Derek Bell 9 2 Ret DNS 6
11 United States Bill Simpson Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret Ret 3
12 New Zealand Dennis Marwood 5 Ret Ret Ret 2
= Australia John Harvey 5 Ret 2
= Australia Alfredo Costanzo Ret 5 2
15 United Kingdom Derrick Williams 10 10 9 6 10  ?? Ret 1
= United States Mike Campbell Ret Ret 6 DNS Ret 10 Ret 1
= Australia Tony Stewart 6 1
Pos Driver LEV PUK WIG TER SUR WAR SAN 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)

Key[edit]

Abbreviation Circuit
LEV Levin
PUK Pukekohe
SAN Sandown
SUR Surfers Paradise
TER Teretonga
WAR Warwick Farm
WIG Wigram

References[edit]

  1. ^ sergent.com.au - Contains Tasman Series information
  2. ^ Allen Brown. "Tasman Cup (F5000) races « Formula 5000 « OldRacingCars.com". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009.