1970 Tasman Series
|1970 Tasman Series|
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 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.
Additional information sourced from:
|Round||Name||Circuit||Date||Winning driver||Winning car||Winning team||Report|
|1||Levin International||Levin||3 January||Graeme Lawrence||Ferrari 246T||Report|
|2||New Zealand Grand Prix||Pukekohe||10 January||Frank Matich||McLaren M10A Chevrolet||Rothmans Team Matich||Report|
|3||Lady Wigram Trophy||Wigram||17 January||Frank Matich||McLaren M10A Chevrolet||Rothmans Team Matich||Report|
|4||Teretonga International||Teretonga||24 January||Graham McRae||McLaren M10A Chevrolet||Report|
|Australia||5||Surfers Paradise 100||Surfers Paradise||8 February||Graham McRae||McLaren M10A Chevrolet||Report|
|6||Warwick Farm 100||Warwick Farm||15 February||Kevin Bartlett||Mildren Mono Waggott||Alec Mildren Racing||Report|
|7||Sandown Park Cup||Sandown||22 February||Neil Allen||McLaren M10B Chevrolet||Report|
All scores from points-scoring races were counted
- "sergent.com.au - Contains Tasman Series information". Archived from the original on 9 March 2000. Retrieved 19 August 2009.
- Allen Brown. "Tasman Cup (F5000) races « Formula 5000 « OldRacingCars.com". Archived from the original on 4 September 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2009.