1974 TAA Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series

The 1974 TAA Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series was an Australian motor racing competition open to Formula Ford racing cars.[1] It was the fifth annual Australian national series for Formula Fords.[2]

The series was won by Terry Perkins, driving an Elfin 620FF [1] and a Titan.[3]

ScheduleEdit

The series was contested over ten rounds with one race per round.[3]

Round [4] Circuit [4] Date [4] Round winner [2] Car [2]
1 Sandown 17 February Geoff Brabham Bowin P6F
2 Amaroo 3 March Andrew Miedecke Birrana
3 Calder 17 March Andrew Miedecke Birrana F73
4 Adelaide 31 March Terry Perkins Elfin 620FF [1]
5 Surfers Paradise 19 May Paul Bernasconi Mawer
6 Oran Park 23 June Terry Perkins Elfin 620
7 Sandown 7 July Peter Lissiuk Titan Mk6C
8 Amaroo 21 July Paul Bernasconi Mawer
9 Oran Park 15 September Terry Perkins Titan
10 Calder 20 October Andrew Miedecke Birrana

Series standingsEdit

Position Driver [4] Car [1] Entrant [1] San [4] Ama [4] Cal [4] Ade [4] Sur [4] Ora [4] San [4] Ama [4] Ora [4] Cal [4] Total [4]
1 Terry Perkins Elfin 620FF & Titan Strapp Ford 8 8 9 10 9 10 7 8 10 - 71
2 Andrew Miedecke Birrana F73 [2] A.W. Miedecke 7 10 10 - 8 - 9 9 8 10 64
3 Geoff Brabham Bowin P6F Grace Bros. Racing Team 10 9 - 9 5 9 8 7 6 2 59
4 Paul Bernasconi Mawer Mawer Engineering - - - 7 10 - - 10 9 8 44
5 Peter Lissiuk Titan Mk6C [2] Peter Lissiuk - - 6 8 6 5 10 4 - - 39
6 Peter Finlay Palliser [5] P. Finlay [5] - - - - - 8 - - 7 9 24
7 Bernie Haehnle Bowin P6F B.K. Haehnle 6 - - 4 4 7 - 2 - - 23
8 Peter Larner Elfin 600 Peter Larner 9 - 7 - - - 5 - - - 21
= Steve Wiessner Elfin 600 Steve Wiessner 5 - 5 - - 6 - 5 - - 21
10 Peter Perkins Elfin 620 Peter Perkins - - 8 6 - - - - - 6 20
11 Alan Whitchurch Bowin P4 [3] Coachcraft Ford [5] - 3 - - 7 2 - 6 - - 18
12 Gerry Murphy Elfin 600 Murphy Johnston Imported Cars - 7 - - 2 - - 1 5 - 15
13 John Edmonds Wren John Edmonds 4 - - 5 - - 2 - - 3 14
= John Davis Bowin P4X J.D. Racing - - 2 - - 4 3 - 4 1 14
15 Dennis Irving Elfin 600 Dennis Irving - 4 3 - - - - - - 4 11
16 Laurie Bennett Elfin 600 Laurie Bennett 1 - 1 - - 1 6 - - - 9
17 Grame Peart - - - - - - - - - 7 7
18 Paul Fenech Bowin P4 [3] - 6 - - - - - - - - 6
= Bob Curro Bowin P6F R.J. Curro - - - - 3 - - - 3 - 6
= John Tuxford Bowin P4 [5] J. Tuxford - - - - 1 3 - - 2 - 6
21 Dale Thompson - 5 - - - - - - - - 5
= Len Croughan Elfin 620 Len Croughan 2 - - 3 - - - - - - 5
= Greg Carroll - - - - - - - - - 5 5
24 Brian Wilson - - 4 - - - - - - - 4
= Peter Presser - - - - - - 4 - - - 4
26 Steve Dewhurst 3 - - - - - - - - - 3
27 Stephen Brook Bowin [5] S. Brook [5] - - - - - - - 3 - - 3
28 Peter Edwards Elfin 600 The Guardsman Motor Inn - 2 - - - - - - - - 2
= Werner Bekker Elfin 620 Quickslot Miniature Raceway - - - 2 - - - - - - 2
30 Peter Lander Bowin P4 [3] - 1 - - - - - - - - 1
= Bryan Cook Elfin 620FF Bryan Cook - - - 1 - - - - - - 1
= Kevin Loy Bowin P6F [5] K. Loy [5] - - - - - - 1 - - - 1
= Peter Granger Bowin P6F Peter Granger - - - - - - - - 1 - 1

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Official Programme, Addelaide International Raceway, Sunday, 31 March 1974
  2. ^ a b c d e Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, Sportsbook Publishing Co., 1980, pages 91-92
  3. ^ a b c d e Formula Ford, Australian Competition Yearbook, 1975 Edition, pages 154-157
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o TAA Formula Ford Series, Chequered Flag, December 1974 / January 1975, page 76
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Official Programme, Amaroo Park Raceway, 21 July 1974