1968 Australian One and a Half Litre Championship

The 1968 Australian One and a Half Litre Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Australian 1½ Litre Formula racing cars.[1] It was the fifth and final Australian One and a Half Litre Championship to be awarded [2] prior to the demise of the formula at the end of 1968.

CalendarEdit

The title was contested over a six heat series,[3] run concurrently with the 1968 Australian Drivers' Championship.[1]

Points systemEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the drivers of the six best placed Australian 1½ Litre Formula cars at each heat. The best five results from the six heats could be retained by each driver.[1]

ResultsEdit

Position Driver Car Entrant H1 H2 H3 H4 H5 H6 Total [12]
1 Max Stewart Rennmax BN2 Ford Max Stewart Motors 9 - 9 - 6 - 24
Garrie Cooper Elfin 600B Ford Elfin Sports Cars - - - 9 9 6 24
3 Ian Fergusson Lotus 27 Ford Ian Fergusson 6 9 - - - - 15
4 John Walker Elfin Mono Mk2C Ford Gilbert Motor Bodies - - 4 - - 9 13
5 Michael Aldred MRC Lotus 22 Ford Motor Racing Components - 6 6 - - - 12
6 Brian Page Repco Brabham BT2 Ford Brian Page 4 3 - - 3 - 10
John Ampt Elfin Mono Mk2D Ford John Ampt - - - 6 4 - 10
8 Clive Millis [13] Elfin Mono Mk1 Ford Merlynston Motors - - - 4 - 4 8
9 Alton Boddenberg Lotus 32 Ford Alton Boddenberg - 4 - - - - 4
Alfredo Costanzo Elfin Mono Mk2B Ford Maranello Motors 3 1 - - - - 4
Jeff Thompson Lotus 20b Ford Motor Racing Components - 2 2 - - - 4
Kelvin Munyard Elfin Mono Mk1 Ford Kelvin Munyard - - 1 - - 3 4
13 Ivan Tighe Elfin Mono Mk2D Ford Ivan Tighe - - 3 - - - 3
Maurie Quincey Elfin 600B Mazda Maurie Quincey - - - 3 - - 3
15 Col Green Elfin Mono Mk1 Ford Col Green 2 - - - - - 2
Dean Clough Elfin Mono Mk1 Ford Elfin Sports Cars - - - - 2 - 2
17 Malcolm Bailey Elfin Catalina Peugeot Malcolm Bailey 1 - - - - - 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Conditions for Australian Titles, CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1968, pages 70-71
  2. ^ Past Title Winners, CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1989, page 54
  3. ^ Scoreboard '68, Australian Motor Racing Annual 1969, pages 34-35
  4. ^ West Nine, The Rest Nil, Racing Car News, May 1968, pages 68-69
  5. ^ Birdman Bartlett, Racing Car News, September 1968, pages 34-35
  6. ^ Bartlett Takes Gold Star Lead, Racing Car News, October 1968, pages 36-37
  7. ^ Gold Star Fizzle, Racing Car News, October 1968, pages 86-87
  8. ^ Scott's Golden Star, Sports Car World, November 1968,pages 24-25
  9. ^ Geoghegan Grabs a Gold, Racing Car News, November 1968, pages 84-85
  10. ^ Mallala Race Program, 14 October 1968
  11. ^ Where to now Kevin?, Racing Car News, December 1968, pages 22-23
  12. ^ Gold Star & 1½ Litre Title Points, Racing Car News, January 1969, page 8
  13. ^ Clive Millis was omitted from the 1½ Litre Title Points listing in Racing Car News, January 1969 but is shown with a progressive score of 4 points in Racing Car News, October 1968

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