The 1974 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title for drivers of Australian Formula 1 and Australian Formula 2 racing cars with the winner awarded the 1974 CAMS "Gold Star".[1] It was the 18th Australian Drivers' Championship.

The championship was won by Max Stewart driving a Lola T330 Chevrolet.

Calendar

The championship was contested over six rounds:[2]

Round Name Circuit State Date Format
1 Chesterfield Filter Cup Oran Park New South Wales 4 August Two Heats
2 The Glynn Scott Memorial Trophy Surfers Paradise Queensland 1 September Two Heats
3 Calder Victoria 20 October Two Heats
4 Marlboro 100
(Incorporating the Victorian Trophy Race)[3]
Sandown Park Victoria 3 November One race
5 Australian Grand Prix Oran Park New South Wales 17 November One race
6 Phillip Island Victoria 24 November One race

Points system

Championship points were awarded on a 9-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top six placegetters at each round. Only holders of a CAMS General Competition Licence were eligible, therefore any placings gained by international licence holders were ignored by CAMS when allocating championship points.[1]

Championship standings

Position Driver Car Entrant Ora. Sur. Cal. San. Ora. Phi. Total[4]
1 Max Stewart Lola T330 Chevrolet Max Stewart Motors 9 9 9 9 9 6 51
2 Kevin Bartlett Lola T332 Chevrolet Chesterfield Filter Racing - 4 6 6 - 9 25
3 Phil Moore Elfin MR5 Repco-Holden Ansett Team Elfin 3 6 3 4 - - 16
4 Garrie Cooper Elfin MR5 Repco-Holden Ansett Team Elfin - 1 4 - 3 3 11
5 John McCormack Elfin ML6 Leyland
Elfin MR5 Repco-Holden
Ansett Team Elfin 2 - - - 6 - 8
6 John Leffler Bowin P8 Ford Grace Bros - Levi's Team 1 2 2 2 - - 7
Jon Davison Matich A50 Repco-Holden Jon Davison - - - 3 4 - 7
8 Warwick Brown Lola T332 Chevrolet Pat Burke Racing 6 - - - - - 6
9 John Goss Matich A53 Repco-Holden McLeod Ford[3] 4 - - - - - 4
Kurt Seeberg Brabham BT36 Ford Ken Dykes Racing - - - - - 4 4
11 Bruce Allison Birrana 274 Ford - 3 - - - - 3
12 Chas Talbot Birrana 274 Ford Chas Talbot[5] - - 1 - - - 1

References

  1. ^ a b CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 1974, pages 84-85
  2. ^ Australian Competition Yearbook, 1975, pages 68-83
  3. ^ a b Official Programme, Sandown, November 3rd, 1974
  4. ^ Australian Motor Racing Annual, 1975, pages 6-11 and 96-97
  5. ^ Official Program, Calder Raceway, October 20, 1974

Further reading

  • Graham Howard; Stewart Wilson; Ray Bell; Des White; Noel Tuckey; John Medley; Mark Durham; Terry Walker (1986). The official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. R&T Publishing. pp. 380–387. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5.
  • Jim Shepherd, A History of Australian Motor Sport, 1980, pages 67-68
  • Racing Car News, December 1974, Sandown report, pages 38–40
  • Racing Car News, December 1974, Oran Park AGP report, pages 60–61
  • Racing Car News, January 1975, Phillip Island report, page 60

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