1972 Tasman Series

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1972 Tasman Series
Champion
New Zealand Graham McRae
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The 1972 Tasman Series was a motor racing competition staged in New Zealand and Australia for racing cars complying with the Tasman Formula.[1] The series, which began on 8 January and ended on 27 February after eight races,[2] was the ninth annual Tasman Series.[3] It was won by Graham McRae of New Zealand, driving a Leda GM1 Chevrolet.[4]

Races[edit]

Graham McRae won the series driving a Leda GM1, similar to the McRae GM1 pictured

Additional information sourced from:[5]

Round Name Circuit Date Winning driver Winning car Winning team Report
New
Zealand
1 New Zealand Grand Prix Pukekohe 8 January Australia Frank Gardner Lola T300 Chevrolet Lola Cars Limited Report
2 Levin International Levin 15 January New Zealand Graham McRae Leda GM1 Chevrolet Crown Lynn Report
3 Lady Wigram Trophy Wigram 22 January New Zealand Graham McRae Leda GM1 Chevrolet Grid International (NZ) Ltd [2] Report
4 Winfield Teretonga International [6] Teretonga 30 January Australia Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B Chevrolet Kevin Bartlett Shell Racing Report
Australia 5 Rothmans 100 [2] Surfers Paradise 6 February New Zealand Graham McRae Leda GM1 Chevrolet Grid International (NZ) Ltd Report
6 Rothmans 100 [2] Warwick Farm 13 February Australia Frank Matich Matich A50 Repco Holden Frank Matich Racing Pty Ltd Report
7 Australian Grand Prix Sandown 20 February New Zealand Graham McRae Leda GM1 Chevrolet Grid International (NZ) Ltd Report
8 Rothmans 100 [1] Adelaide 27 February United Kingdom David Hobbs McLaren M22 Chevrolet Hobbs Racing London Report

Points system[edit]

Series points were awarded at each round on the following basis.[7]

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

All scores from all rounds were counted.[4]

Series standings[edit]

Pos Driver [4] Car [2] Entrant [2] Puk Lev Wig Ter Sur War San Ade Pts [4]
1 New Zealand Graham McRae Leda GM1 Chevrolet Grid International (NZ) Ltd
Crown Lynn
10 1 1 Ret 1 4 1 Ret 39
2 United Kingdom Mike Hailwood Surtees TS8/11 Chevrolet Team Surtees 2 3 2 Ret 6 5 4 2 28
3 Australia Frank Gardner Lola T300 Chevrolet Lola Cars Limited 1 Ret 2 2 2 27
4 Australia Frank Matich Matich A50 Repco Holden Frank Matich Pty Ltd Ret 2 12 4 3 1 Ret Ret 22
5 Australia Kevin Bartlett McLaren M10B Chevrolet Kevin Bartlett Shell Racing 4 Ret 3 1 Ret 3 Ret Ret 20
= United Kingdom David Hobbs McLaren M22 Chevrolet David Hobbs London 3 11 11 Ret 4 Ret 3 1 20
7 Belgium Teddy Pilette McLaren M10B Chevrolet Racing Team VDS 6 5 7 2 5 7 6 3 16
8 New Zealand David Oxton Begg FM4 Chevrolet Begg Engineering Ltd Ret 6 5 3 7
9 Australia Max Stewart Elfin MR5 Repco Holden Max Stewart Motors - Seiko Service Centre 5 4 Ret Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 5
= United States Evan Noyes McLaren M18 Chevrolet Gemco Racing 8 7 4 5 5
11 Australia John McCormack Elfin MR5 Repco Holden Elfin Sports Cars 7 8 Ret 6 Ret 6 Ret 5 4
12 Australia Johnnie Walker Elfin MR5 Repco Holden [8] City-State Racing Team 4 3
13 Australia Warwick Brown McLaren M10B Chevrolet Pat Burke Racing 7 9 5 Ret 2
14 New Zealand Frank Radisich McLaren M10B Repco Holden Henderson Central Motors Ret 9 6 Ret 10 14 13 7 1
= Australia Gary Campbell Lola T300 Chevrolet Provincial Motors 11 11 11 6 1
Pos Driver Car Entrant Puk Lev Wig Ter Sur War San Ade 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 Programme of Events and Awards, Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday 27 February 1972, page 5
  2. ^ a b c d e f Racing Car News Championship Yearbook No 1, pages 1 to 35
  3. ^ Tasman Series, www.sergent.com.au Retrieved on 11 March 2015
  4. ^ a b c d "sergent.com.au - Contains Tasman Series information". Archived from the original on 21 January 2010. Retrieved 21 January 2010. 
  5. ^ Allen Brown. "Tasman Cup (F5000) races « Formula 5000 « OldRacingCars.com". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009. 
  6. ^ Winfield Teretonga International program, 1972, page 23
  7. ^ The Tasman International Championship, Official Programme, Adelaide International Raceway, Sunday 27 February, 21972, page 5
  8. ^ Adelaide International, 27 Feb 1972, www.oldracingcars.com Retrieved on 11 March 2015