1971 Tasman Series

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1971 Tasman Series
Champion
New Zealand Graham McRae
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The 1971 Tasman Series was a motor racing competition staged in New Zealand and Australia [1] for cars complying with the Tasman Formula.[2] The series, which began on 2 January and ended on 28 February after seven races,[1] was the eighth annual Tasman Series.[2] It was won by Graham McRae of New Zealand, driving a McLaren M10B Chevrolet.[3]

Races[edit]

Graham McRae won the series driving a McLaren M10B, similar to that pictured above

The series was contested over seven races.[1]

[4] Name [1] Circuit [1] Date [1] Winning driver [1] Winning car Winning entrant Report
New
Zealand
1 Levin International Levin 2 January New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet Crown Lynn Report
2 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 9 January Australia Neil Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet N.E. Allen Auto Indust. (Pty) Ltd Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 16 January New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet Crown Lynn Report
4 Teretonga International Teretonga 23 January Australia Neil Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet N.E. Allen Auto Indust. (Pty) Ltd Report
Australia 5 Rothmans 100 [5] Warwick Farm 14 February Australia Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet Lola Cars Ltd Report
6 Rothmans Golden 100 [6] Sandown 21 February New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet Crown Lynn Report
7 Rothmans 100 Surfers Paradise 28 February Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10B Repco Holden Rothmans Team Matich Report

Points system[edit]

Series points were awarded at each race on the following basis:[3]

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6
Points 9 6 4 3 2 1

All points scored by each driver were retained to determine final series placings.[3]

Series standings[edit]

Pos Driver [3] Car [4] Entrant [4] Lev Puk Wig Ter War San Sur Pts [3]
1 New Zealand Graham McRae McLaren M10B Chevrolet Crown Lynn 1 3 1 Ret 8 1 3 35
2 Australia Frank Matich McLaren M10B Repco Holden Rothmans Team Matich Ret 2 2 2 Ret 3 1 31
3 Australia Neil Allen McLaren M10B Chevrolet NE Allen Auto Indust. (Pty) Ltd 2 1 Ret 1 4 Ret Ret 27
4 Australia Frank Gardner Lola T192 Chevrolet Lola Cars Ltd Ret 4 Ret 1 Ret 2 18
5 New Zealand Chris Amon March 701 Cosworth
Lotus 70 Ford
STP Corporation 3 9 5 2 4 15
6 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren M10B Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 6 Ret Ret 3 5 2 13
7 New Zealand Graeme Lawrence Ferrari Dino 246T/69 Air New Zealand Ret 6 3 Ret Ret 6 4 9
8 Australia Kevin Bartlett Mildren Chevrolet Alec Mildren Racing Pty Ltd Ret Ret Ret 4 3 Ret DNS 7
9 Canada John Cannon McLaren M10B Chevrolet Hogan Racing Ltd 5 5 Ret Ret 7 DNS 7 4
= United Kingdom Malcolm Guthrie Lola T190 Chevrolet Guthrie Racing 7 6 5 DNS Ret 6 4
11 New Zealand David Oxton Lotus 70 Ford 4 Ret DNS 7 3
= United States Mike Eyerly Surtees TS8 Chevrolet Bonphil Racing Ret 4 DNS 9 DNS 3
= Australia Bob Muir Mildren Mono Waggott Robert Muir Motors Pty Ltd 6 8 5 3
14 United Kingdom Keith Holland McLaren M10B Chevrolet Road & Track Auto Service 9 5 Ret 2
15 Australia Leo Geoghegan Lotus 59B Waggott Geoghegans Sporty Cars 8 6 Ret 1
Pos Driver Car Entrant Lev Puk Wig Ter War San Sur 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 g And the V8s roared, Australian Motor Racing Annual, 1971, pages 29 to 41
  2. ^ a b Tasman Series, www.nzfmr.co.nz Retrieved on 3 March 2015
  3. ^ a b c d e "sergent.com.au - Contains Tasman Series information". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 26 August 2009. 
  4. ^ a b c Allen Brown. "Tasman Cup (F5000) races « Formula 5000 « OldRacingCars.com". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  5. ^ Official Programme, Warwick Farm, 14 Feb 1971
  6. ^ Official Programme, Sandown, 21 Feb 1971