1983 Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series

The 1983 Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series was an Australian motor racing competition open to Formula Ford racing cars.[1] The series, which was organised by the Light Car Club and the Formula Ford Association,[1] was the fourteenth Australian national series for Formula Fords.[2]

The series was won by Bruce Connolly driving a Galloway and a Van Diemen.[1]

ScheduleEdit

The series was contested over eight rounds with one race per round.[1]

Round [1] Circuit [1] Date [1] Round winner [1] Car [1]
1 Sandown 20 February Bruce Connolly Galloway
2 Amaroo Park 10 April Bruce Connolly Galloway
3 Surfers Paradise 15 May Malcolm Oastler Bowin
4 Oran Park 29 May Michael Quinn Lola
5 Amaroo Park 10 July Malcolm Oastler Bowin
6 Calder 31 July Bruce Connolly Galloway
7 Sandown 11 September Malcolm Oastler Bowin
8 Winton 16 October Bruce Connolly Van Diemen

Points systemEdit

Points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis for the first ten places at each round.[1]

Series standingsEdit

Position [1] Driver [1] Car [1] Entrant San [1] Ama [1] Sur [1] Ora [1] Ama [1] San [1] Win [1] Total [1]
1 Bruce Connolly Galloway &
Van Diemen
  20 20 8 15 12 20 15 20 130
2 Malcolm Oastler Bowin   4 - 20 12 20 10 20 - 86
3 Geoff Walters Elwyn   12 12 12 10 15 - - - 61
4 Laurie Bennett Wren   10 8 3 - 6 - 10 12 49
5 Ron Barnacle Elfin   - 6 4 - 8 8 6 15 47
6 Michael Quinn Lola   - 15 - 20 10 - - - 45
7 David Roberts PRS   15 2 10 8 - - 4 - 39
8 Warwick Rooklyn Royale   8 - 15 - - - 12 - 35
9 Mark Forrester PRS   2 - - 4 2 15 - 8 31
10 Mark Day Wren   - - - 6 - 12 - 10 28
11 David Stanley Image   - 10 6 - 4 - - - 20
12 Teddy Angelo Hawk   6 - - - - 3 - 6 15
13= Gary Jones Van Diemen   - 4 1 - 3 - - - 8
13= John Edmonds Birrana   - - - - - 6 2 - 8
13= Peter Randalls Elfin   - - - - - - 8 - 8
13= Roger Martin PRS   1 3 - - - - - 4 8
17 David Harrison Elfin   - - - 1 - 2 - 3 6
18= Richard Carter Matek   - - - 3 1 - - - 4
18= Mark Grierson Elfin   - - - - - 4 - - 4
20= Tim Murray Elwyn   3 - - - - - - - 3
20= Steve Price Bowin   - - - - - - 3 - 3
22= Martin Tighe Van Diemen   - - 2 - - - - - 2
22= Alan Bisset Wren   - - - 2 - - - - 2
22= Paul Feltham PRS   - - - - - - - 2 2
25= Matthew Ruggles Elfin   - 1 - - - - - - 1
25= Terry Kay Bowin   - - - - - 1 - - 1
25= Anthony Swan Hawk   - - - - - - 1 - 1
25= Chris Meaden Elfin   - - - - - - - 1 1

Note: All cars were powered by a mandatory 1600cc Ford pushrod engine.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u Stewart Wilson, Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, Australian Motor Racing Yearbook 1983/84, pages 284 to 287
  2. ^ Australian Formula Ford Championship, 2016 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ 1983 Formula Ford Driver To Europe Series R2 Amaroo, www.youtube.com Retrieved 1 April 2017

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