1973 TAA Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series

The 1973 TAA Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series was an Australian motor racing competition open to Formula Ford racing cars.[1] It was the fourth annual Australian national series for Formula Fords.[2]

The series was won by John Leffler, driving a Bowin P4a and a Bowin P6F.[1]

ScheduleEdit

 
John Leffler won the series driving a Bowin P4a and a Bowin P6F (pictured)

The series was contested over nine rounds.[1]

Round [1] Circuit [1] State Date Round winner [1] Car [1]
1 Phillip Island Victoria John Leffler Bowin P4a
2 Warwick Farm New South Wales 11 February [3] David Mingay Bowin P6F
3 Sandown Victoria John Leffler Bowin P4a
4 Amaroo Park New South Wales John Leffler Bowin P6F
5 Calder Raceway Victoria Peter Larner Wren
6 Oran Park New South Wales 20 May [4] Enno Buesselmann Elfin 600
7 Hume Weir Victoria Paul Bernasconi Bowin P4a
8 Lakeside Queensland John Leffler Bowin P6F
9 Warwick Farm New South Wales John Leffler Bowin P6F

Series resultsEdit

Position [1] Driver [1] Car [1] [3] Entrant [3] [5] [6] [7] Points [1]
1 John Leffler Bowin P4a & Bowin P6F Grace Bros Race Team 68
2 David Mingay Bowin P6F David Mingay 61
3 Gerry Murphy Elfin 600 Gerard Murphy 48
4 Paul Bernasconi Bowin P4a Paul Bernasconi 43
5 Peter Larner Wren Bill Reynolds 34
= Terry Perkins Elfin 600 & Elfin 620 Strapp Ford 34
7 Geoffrey Brabham Elfin 620 Jack Brabham Ford 17
8 Dale Thompson Bowin P4a Dale Thompson 15
9 Chester Kernot Elfin 600B Chester Kernot 13
= Stephen Brook Bowin P4a S Brook 13

All cars were powered by 1.6 litre [3] Ford engines.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Formula Ford, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1974 Edition, pages 156 to 160
  2. ^ Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 87 to 89
  3. ^ a b c d "Competitors' Final Instructions, Warwick Farm Motor Racing Circuit, Sunday, 11th February 1973"
  4. ^ Official Programme, Oran Park Raceway, Sunday, 20 May 1973
  5. ^ Racing Car News, March 1973, page 58
  6. ^ Racing Car News, March 1973, page 62
  7. ^ Racing Car News, July 1973
  8. ^ What is Formula Ford, formulaford.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org