1987 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series

The 1987 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series [1] was an Australian motor racing competition open to Formula Ford racing cars.[2] It was the 18th Australian Formula Ford Series.[3]

The series was won by Peter Verheyen driving a Van Diemen RF86.[1]

CalendarEdit

 
Peter Verheyen won the series driving a Van Diemen RF86 similar to that pictured above

The series was contested over nine rounds with one race per round.[2]

Round [2] Circuit [2] Date Round winner [2] Car [1]
1 Oran Park 15 February [4] David Brabham Van Diemen RF86
2 Winton 22 March [4] Peter Verheyen Van Diemen RF86
3 Surfers Paradise Peter Verheyen Van Diemen RF86
4 Sandown Park 7 June [5] Geoff Walters Van Diemen RF86
5 Oran Park 5 July [2] Geoff Walters Van Diemen RF86
6 Amaroo Park 2 August [6] Geoff Walters Van Diemen RF86
7 Adelaide International Raceway 23 August [7] Mike Mortimer Van Diemen RF86 [8]
8 Calder Park Martin Carpenter Van Diemen RF86
9 Adelaide Parklands Circuit 14 November [8] Martin Carpenter Van Diemen RF86

Series standingsEdit

Position [1] Driver [1] Car [1] Entrant [8] Ora [1] Win [1] Sur [1] San [1] Ora [1] Am [1] AIR [1] Cal [1] Ade [1] Total [1]
1 Peter Verheyen Van Diemen RF86 Peter Verheyen 15 20 20 10 - 12 10 - 12 99
2 Geoff Walters Van Diemen RF86 Formula Ford Race Hire 8 8 2 20 20 20 8 8 - [9] 94
3 Martin Carpenter Van Diemen RF86 Grand Prix Sportique - 12 - - 10 15 15 20 20 92
4 David Roberts Van Diemen RF86 David Roberts - - 15 15 15 - - 15 6 66
5 Roger Martin PRS / Spectrum Roger Martin 6 10 12 6 [9] - 6 - 6 8 54
=6 Robert Bennett RPB Robert Bennett 3 6 6 12 12 - 4 - - 43
=6 Garry Jones [8] Van Diemen RF82 Garry Jones [8] 12 15 - - - - - 1 15 43
8 Mike Mortimer Van Diemen RF86 [8] Belgrave 2 Way Radio Centre - - - - - 2 20 12 1 35
9 Andrew Gubb Elwyn 003 Formula Ford Race Hire 4 4 3 - 8 [9] - - 10 - 29
=10 Andrew Burden Elwyn 003 Andrew Burden 10 1 - 8 3 - - - - 22
=10 Laurie Bennett [8] Wren Laurie Bennett [8] - - 1 2 - 3 12 4 - 22
12 David Brabham Van Diemen RF86 20 - - - - - - - - 20
13 Richard Carter Matek M1 Richard Carter - - - - 1 8 - - 10 19
14 Simon Kane Mawer 004 Clive Kane Photography - - - 1 6 10 - - - 17
15 Brett Peters Flamecrusher Brett Peters - - 8 - 4 1 - - - 13
16 Alan Swindells Reynard FF84 Alan Swindells - - 10 - - - - - - 10
17 Stephen Moody Totem BM1 Stephen Moody 1 - - 3 - - - 2 3 9
18 Alan Fish Elwyn 003 Alan Fish - - 4 - - 4 - - - 8
19 Phil De Wit Elfin 620B Alltoy Spares - - - 4 - - 3 - - 7
20 Greg Hoogstrate Elfin 620B Greg Hoogstrate - - - - - - 6 - - 6
21 Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF81 [8] Australian Sheet & Coil Pty Ltd - - - - - - 1 - 4 5
22 Andrew Clifford Reynard FF84 Andrew Clifford - 2 - - - - - - 2 [9] 4
=23 Mark Seaton Elfin 620B Mark Seaton - 3 - - - - - - - 3
=23 Mark Williamson Bowin P6 [8] Mark Williamson - - - - - - - 3 - 3
=25 Tony Boot Totem FF001 Tony Boot 2 - - - - - - - - 2
=25 Glen Clark Elwyn 003 Formula Ford Race Hire - - - - 2 - - - - 2
=25 Russell Ingall Elfin David Craig - - - - - - 2 - - 2

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p 1987 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, www.formulaford.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ a b c d e f Allen Wise, Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, Australian Motor Racing Year 1987/88, pages 270 to 274
  3. ^ Australian Titles, docs.cams.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  4. ^ a b Thanks for the memories, Racing Car News, March 1987, pages 6-9
  5. ^ Official Program, Sandown, 7 June 1987
  6. ^ Mike Pallister, Amaroo Park, Racing Car News, September 1987, pages 40-44
  7. ^ Kathy Popovich, Mortimer Surprises All, Racing Car News, September 1987, page 64
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Official Program, Foster's Australian Grand Prix, Adelaide, November 12-15 1987
  9. ^ a b c d Round points corrected with regard to both the referenced totals and the number of pointscorers per round
  10. ^ Hotshoe Heaven, Official Souvenir Program, Foster's Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, November 12-15 1987, page 145