1986 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series

The 1986 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series was an Australian motor racing competition open to Formula Ford racing cars.[1] It was the 17th Australian Formula Ford Series and the second to carry the Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series name.[2]

The series was won by Warwick Rooklyn driving an Elwyn 003/004.[3]

CalendarEdit

 
Alan Bisset placed second driving this Reynard 84FF. The car is pictured in 2015 in its 1986 colors.

The series was contested over eight rounds with one race per round.[4]

Round [3] Circuit [3] Date [3] Winning driver [3] Winning car [3]
1 Mallala 16 March Warwick Rooklyn Elwyn 003/004
2 Sandown 13 April Geoff Walters Elwyn 003
3 Surfers Paradise 18 May David Brabham Van Diemen RF85 [5]
4 Oran Park 8 June Dave Stanley Elwyn 003
5 Winton 29 June Alan Bisset Reynard 84FF [5]
6 Oran Park 13 July Andrew Burden Lola T624A
7 Amaroo Park 3 August Dave Stanley Elwyn 003
8 Adelaide 25 October [6] Roger Martin PRS [6]

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.[3]

Series standingsEdit

Position [3] Driver [3] Car [3] Entrant [1] Mal [3] San [3] Sur [3] Ora [3] Win [3] Ora [3] Ama [3] Ade [3] Total [3]
1 Warwick Rooklyn Elwyn 003/004 Formula Ford Race Hire 20 10 12 12 10 - 8 8 80
2 Alan Bisset Reynard 84FF [5] Alan Bisset 10 15 10 6 20 8 - 6 75
3= David Stanley Elwyn 003 Elwyn Brickley 15 - - 20 15 - 20 4 74
3= Roger Martin Crisp PR5-02 [1] & PRS [6] Roger Martin [1] & HFC Financial Services [6] 12 12 6 4 2 6 12 20 74
5 David Brabham Van Diemen RF85 [5] D Brabham [6] - - 20 - 4 15 15 15 69
6 Andrew Burden Lola T642A Andrew Burden - - 8 15 12 20 6 - 61
7 Richard Carter Matek M1 R Carter [6] - - - 10 - 12 10 12 44
8 Mark Poole Elfin Mark Poole 8 4 3 - 8 10 - - 33
9= Garry Jones Reynard [3] & Van Diemen [7] Garry Jones 2 - - 8 6 1 4 10 31
9= Geoff Walters Elwyn 003 Logan Homes - 20 - - 1 4 2 1 28
11= Ian Thomas Reynard 84FF [5] I Thomas [6] - - 15 2 - - - - 17
11= Steve Moody Totem BM-1 Stephen Moody 4 8 4 1 - - - - 17
  • The 1600cc four cylinder Ford Kent engine was mandatory for all cars.[8]
  • The above table lists the first twelve placegetters only.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series - Round 2, Official Programme, Sandown International Motor Racing Circuit, Sunday, 13 April 1986, page 25
  2. ^ National Champions, formulaford.org.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t 1986 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, Australian Motor Racing Year 1986/87, page 320
  4. ^ Allen Wise, Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, Australian Motor Racing Year 1986/87, pages 300-304
  5. ^ a b c d e 1986 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, www.formulaford.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  6. ^ a b c d e f g Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver To Europe Series Round 8, Official Program, Foster's Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 23–26 October 1986, page 84
  7. ^ Records Jumble (Report on Round 6 at Oran Park), Racing Car News, July/August 1986, page 12
  8. ^ Formula Ford: Motor Racing's Apprenticeship, Official Program, Foster's Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, 23–26 October 1986, page 134