2004 Australian Drivers' Championship

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2004 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 2004 Australian Drivers' Championship was a national motor racing title for drivers of Formula 4000 cars. The championship winner was awarded the 2004 CAMS Gold Star. The Silver Star Trophy was awarded to the winner of the "Silver Star" class which was restricted to approved competitors.

This series, the last Gold Star for Formula Holden having held Australia's most prestigious domestic open wheel racing car trophy since 1989, was dominated by reigning Australian Formula Ford Champion Neil McFadyen, winning six of the eight races and taking second places at the two Winton Motor Raceway behind International Formula 3000 returnee Rob Nguyen. With only one finish off the podium, but no wins, Ty Hanger was the runner up ahead of Nguyen.

Calendar[edit]

The title was contested over a four round series with two championship races per round.

Rd. Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 South Australia Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 9 May Neil McFadyen
2 Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway Benalla, Victoria 6 June Rob Nguyen
3 New South Wales Oran Park Raceway South Circuit Sydney, New South Wales 27 June Neil McFadyen
4 New South Wales Eastern Creek International Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 1 August Neil McFadyen

Results[edit]

Position Driver No. Car Entrant Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Total
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2
GOLD STAR
1 Neil McFadyen 11 Reynard 96D Holden Ralt Australia 20 20 15 15 20 20 20 20 150
2 Ty Hanger 48 Reynard 95D Holden Hanger Racing 10 12 12 12 15 15 15 15 106
3 Rob Nguyen 74 Reynard 97D Holden Hocking Motorsport - - 20 20 6 12 12 12 82
4 Ian Peters 24 Reynard 91D Holden Peters Racing 6 8 8 8 4 8 4 10 56
5 Terry Clearihan 27 Reynard 92D Holden NNS Racing - 3 10 10 10 10 10 - 53
6 Paul Trengove 12 Reynard 94D Holden Ralt Australia 15 15 - - 12 - - - 42
7 Mark West 50 Reynard 97D Holden
Reynard 98D Holden
Just Part Magazines 8 6 - 6 - - 6 8 34
8 Ricky Occhipinti 32 Reynard 97D Holden Formula Uno Racing 12 10 - - - - - - 22
9 Rohan Carrig 49 Reynard 92D Holden Arlec CRD Motorsport - 4 4 2 2 6 - 3 21
10 Stephen Borness 17 Reynard 96D Holden Mantis Racing - - - - 8 - 8 - 16
11 Michael Joannou 12 Reynard 94D Holden
Reynard 95D Holden
Ralt Australia - - 6 3 - - - 6 15
12 Greg Fahey 5 Reynard 91D Holden Fahey Motorsport 4 2 2 1 1 - - - 10
13 Ray Hanger 35 Reynard 92D Holden Hanger Racing - - - - - 4 2 2 8
14 Derek Pingel 8 Lola T87/50 Holden WISC Racing - - - - - - 3 4 7
15 Mark Ellis 17 Reynard-Holden Mantis Racing - - - 4 - - - - 4
16 Ryan Campbell 13 Reynard-Holden Pure Power Racing - - - - 3 - - - 3
Chris Farrell 35 Reynard 92D Holden Hanger Racing - - 3 - - - - - 3
18 Cristina Orr 55 Reynard 92D Holden Pure Power Racing - - - - - - 1 1 2
SILVER STAR
1 Ian Peters 24 Reynard 91D Holden Peters Racing 20 20 15 15 15 15 15 20 135
2 Terry Clearihan 27 Reynard 92D Holden NNS Racing - 12 20 20 20 20 20 - 112
3 Rohan Carrig 49 Reynard 92D Holden Arlec CRD Motorsport - 15 12 10 10 12 - 12 71
4 Greg Fahey 5 Reynard 91D Holden Fahey Motorsport 15 10 8 8 8 - - - 49
5 Ray Hanger 35 Reynard 92D Holden Hanger Racing - - - - - 10 10 10 30
6 Derek Pingel 8 Lola T87/50 Holden WISC Racing - - - - - - 12 15 27
7 Mark Ellis 17 Reynard-Holden Mantis Racing - - - 12 - - - - 12
Ryan Campbell 13 Reynard-Holden Pure Power Racing - - - - 12 - - - 12
9 Chris Farrell 35 Reynard 92D Holden Hanger Racing - - 10 - - - - - 10

Gold Start points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first ten outright finishers in each race.
Silver Star points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the first ten Silver Star class finishers in each race.

References[edit]

  • CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, 2004
  • Official Program, Mallala Power Surge 2004, Sunday 9 May
  • www.cams.com.au (Bulletin B04/49)
  • www.camsmanual.com.au
  • www.f4000.com.au (retrieved September 2004)
  • www.natsoft.com.au