1989 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series

The 1989 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series [1] was an Australian motor racing competition open to Formula Ford racing cars.[2] It was the 20th Australian Formula Ford Series.[3]

The series was won by Mark Larkham driving a Van Diemen RF89.[1]

CalendarEdit

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

Round [4] Circuit [4] Date [4] Round winner [4] Car [4]
1 Amaroo Park 5 March Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF89 [1]
2 Lakeside 16 April Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF89 [1]
3 Mallala 7 May Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF89
4 Sandown 21 May Michael Mortimer Swift FB89
5 Winton 4 June Russell Ingall Van Diemen RF89
6 Oran Park 9 July Russell Ingall Van Diemen RF89
7 Amaroo Park 6 August Mark Larkham Van Diemen RF89

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.[5]

Series standingsEdit

Position [1] Driver [1] No. [6] Car [4] Entrant [5] Ama [1] Lak [1] Mal [1] San [1] Win [1] Ora [1] Ama [1] Total [1]
1 Mark Larkham 5 Van Diemen RF89 Coffey Ford Motorsport 20 10 20 - 15 - 20 85
2 Russell Ingall 13 Van Diemen RF89 Russell Ingall 12 5 15 - 20 20 - 72
3 Michael Mortimer 7 Swift FB89 Belgrave Industries - 4 12 20 - 15 - 51
4 Troy Dunstan 95 Van Diemen RF89 Troy Dunstan 8 6 8 15 8 - 1 46
5 Paul Morris 94 Van Diemen RF89 Paul Morris 6 2 6 12 - 4 8 38
6 Brett Peters 15 Swift FB88 & Van Diemen RF89 & Swift FB89 Brett Peters 2 3 2 2 6 10 10 35
7 Glen Zampatti 12 & 10 [5] Van Diemen RF86 & RF89 Phoenix Motorsport 1 1.5 - 4 10 6 12 34.5
8 Peter Salminen 8 Swift FB89 Lithoteam - 7.5 10 - 2 12 - 31.5
9 Michael Dutton 25 Van Diemen RF85 Mercparts - 1 4 3 12 1 - 21
10 Russell Becker 18 Van Diemen RF86   3 - - - - - 15 18
11 Paul Stokell 26 Elwyn   15 - - - - - - 15
12 Andrew Clifford 22 Swift FB88 & FB89 Andrew Clifford - 0.5 3 10 1 - - 14.5
13 John Vernon 17 Van Diemen RF88 Sommerlad Fasteners Racing - - - 6 - 8 - 14
14 Garry Jones 6 Van Diemen & Swift FB89 Garry Jones 10 - - - - - 2 12
15 Michael Geoghegan 104 Van Diemen RF89 2 Day FM Australia Racing Pty Ltd - - 1 - 3 - 6 10
16 John Blanchard 38 Van Diemen RF88   - - - - 4 2 3 9
17 Michael Walsh 21 Reynard 88FF Eastern Motorsport - - - 8 - - - 8
18 Ian Allen 91 Lola   4 - - - - - - 4
= Peter Forster 31 Van Diemen RF88 Peter David Porster - - - - - - 4 4
20 Glen Clarke 91 Van Diemen RF86   - - - - - 3 - 3
21 Stephen Moody 12 Van Diemen RF86   - - - 1 - - - 1

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n 1989 Motorcraft Formula Ford Driver to Europe Series, www.formulaford.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  2. ^ a b Steve Normoyle, Larkham bound for the Continent, Australian Motor Racing Year, 1989/90, pages 238 to 245
  3. ^ Australian Titles, docs.cams.com.au, as archived at web.archive.org
  4. ^ a b c d e f Motorcraft Formula Ford Diver to Europe Series (race results), Australian Motor Racing Year, 1989/90, page 303
  5. ^ a b c d Official Programme, Mallala, May 7, 1989
  6. ^ Motorcraft Driver to Europe Series - Final Point Scores, Souvenir Programme, Motorcraft Formula Ford Festival 1989, Winton Motor Raceway, August 26th & 27th 1989
  7. ^ Formula Ford, CAMS 1989 Manual of Motor Sport, page 208