2004 Australian Production Car Championship

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The 2004 Australian Production Car Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title open to Group 3E Series Production Cars.[1] The championship, which was the 11th Australian Production Car Championship, was managed by Procar Australia as part of the 2004 PROCAR Championship Series.[1] The championship was won by Chris Alajajian driving a Subaru Liberty GT.

Race Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over a seven round series [2] with two races per round.

Round Circuit State Date
1 Adelaide Parklands Circuit South Australia 19 - 20 March [3]
2 Oran Park Grand Prix Circuit New South Wales 18 April [3]
3 Sandown International Motor Raceway Victoria 16 May [3]
4 Winton Motor Raceway Victoria 20 June [3]
5 Eastern Creek International Motor Raceway New South Wales 18 July [3]
6 Wakefield Park New South Wales 8 August [4]
7 Mallala Motor Sport Park South Australia 19 September [3]


Classes[edit]

Car competed in four classes based on the performance potential of each car.[2]

Points system[edit]

Outright championship points were awarded on a 30-24-20-18-17-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis to the first 21 finishers in each class in each race.[1] In addition, 3 outright championship points were awarded to the driver setting the fastest qualifying time in each class for race 1 at each round.[1] Class championship points were awarded on the same basis as outright championship points.[1]

Results[edit]

Position
[5] [6]
Driver [5] [6] No. [3] [4] Car [3] [4] Entrant [3] [4] Points
[7][8][9][10][11] [6]
1 Chris Alajajian 27 Subaru Liberty GT Jack Hillermans Smash 352
2 David Russell 68 & 3 Proton Satria GTi Proton Cars Australia 266
3 Leanne Ferrier 42 Toyota Corolla Sportivo Toyota Motor Corporation 237
4 Scott Loadsman 1 & 62 Holden VY Commodore
Holden VX Commodore
Wakeling Holden 222
5 Ian Luff 54 Honda Integra Type-R Formica 198
6 David Ratcliff 6 Toyota Celica SX Ratcliffe Transport Spares 183
Class A
1 Chris Alajajian 27 Subaru Liberty GT Jack Hillermans Smash 419
2 Scott Loadsman 1 & 62 Holden VY Commodore SS
Holden VX Commodore SS
Wakeling Holden 268
3 David Ryan 30 Ford BA Falcon XR6 Turbo Thomson Ford / GAM Electric 240
4 Steve Drake 11 Ford BA Falcon XR6 Turbo Brigette Forestier Australia 197
5 Nick Dunkley 12 Ford BA Falcon XR6 Turbo Dayco / Ontrack Motorsport 152
6 John Houlder 2 Ford BA Falcon XR8 Budget Waterproofing 145
7 Drew Russell 28 Honda S2000 Formula Green 127
8 Derek Hocking 62 Holden VX Commodore SS Paul Wakelings Holden 106
9 David Capraro 32 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA Circle Corporation 52
10 Greg Smith 16 Holden VY Commodore SS Fujitsu Air Conditioning 46
11 Andrew Leithhead 156 Alfa Romeo 156 GTA GTA Motorsport 13
Class B
1 Ian Luff 54 Honda Integra Type-R Formica 320
2 David Ratcliff 6 Toyota Celica SX Ratcliffe Transport Spares 289
3 Colin Osborne 13 Toyota Celica SX Osborne Motorsport 264
4 Adam Beechey 60 Honda Integra Type-R Greg Crick Honda 216
5 Steven Grocl 35 Volkswagen Beetle RS J & F Motors 127
6 Rob Rubis 31 Toyota Celica SX Osborne Motorsport 104
7 Trevor Keene 31 Toyota Celica SX Osborne Motorsport 103
8 Allan Shephard 44 Honda Integra Type-R Thrifty Car Rental 100
9 Richard Hing 88 Mitsubishi FTO GPX Millennium Audio Visual 52
10 Peter Conroy 7 Honda Integra Type-R Hankook Tyres / DBA 34
11 Leanne Ferrier 42 Toyota Corolla Sportivo Rick Bates 33
Class C
1 Leanne Ferrier 42 Toyota Corolla Sportivo Toyota Motor Corporation 378
2 Lynne Champion 93 Ford AUIII Falcon XR6 Lynne Champion 306
3 Darren Best 170 Ford Focus ST170 Darren Best 126
4 Ben Walsh 29 Citroen Xsara Coupe VTS Cuttaway Hill Wines / Total Oil 64
5 AJ Lewis 55 Toyota Camry CSi Cameron Competition 33
Class D
1 David Russell 68 & 3 Proton Satria GTi Proton Cars Australia 348
2 Geoff Russell 67 & 33 Proton Satria GTi Proton Cars Australia 287
3 Rick Bates 22 Daihatsu Copen Daihatsu Motor Corporation 254
4 Lauren Gray 21 Proton Satria GTi Graham Roylett Motorsport 200
5 Martin Doxey 17 Holden Astra RSi Binzel / Holden / Bilstein 149
6 Leigh Mertens 71 Holden Vectra GL C.V.G. Gas / Bilstein / HAZKEM 100
7 Dave Mertens 71 Holden Vectra GL Martin Doxey Racing 88
8 Stephen Lambrick 39 Proton Satria GTi Auto Brake Service 17

Note: The Toyota Corolla Sportiva was classified as a Class B car for Round 1 and as a Class C car from Round 2 onwards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e 2004 PROCAR Championship Series Regulations Retrieved on 7 July 2011
  2. ^ a b Official Program, PROCAR Champ Series, Round 7, Mallala Motor Sport Park, 17,18 & 19 September 2004, page 5
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i 2004 Race Results Archive at www.natsoft.biz Retrieved on 7 July 2011
  4. ^ a b c d Race results archive at www.racetime.com.au Retrieved on 23 August 2004 - pages no longer available
  5. ^ a b Outright Points Retrieved on 7 July 2011
  6. ^ a b c Class Points Retrieved on 7 July 2011
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]
  9. ^ [3]
  10. ^ [4]
  11. ^ [5]

External links[edit]

Image of 2004 champion Chris Alajajian (Subaru Liberty GT) at www.asphotos.com.au