2008 Australian Superkart season

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2008 Australian Superkart season
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The 2008 Australian Superkart season covers national level Superkart racing in Australia during 2008.

Featured events[edit]

Australian Superkart Championship[edit]

The 2008 Australian Superkart Championship will be the 20th running of the national championships for Superkarts. It will begin on 13 July 2008 at Eastern Creek Raceway and end on 2 November at Mallala Motor Sport Park after eight races.

It will be contested for three engine based classes, 250 cc International (twin cylinder engines), 250 cc National (single-cylinder engines) and 125 cc.

Non-Gearbox Superkart Championship[edit]

The Australian championship for non-gearbox Superkarts will be held at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit on 10 August and will be consisted by the Rotax Max family of classes; two weight based classes Light and Heavy and Junior Max for competitors under the age of 17.

V8 Supercar[edit]

Superkarts will compete as a support category for V8 Supercars for the first time at the series second round, to be held at Eastern Creek on 9 March.

Teams and drivers[edit]

Gearbox[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 2008 Australian Superkart Championship. The series consisted of two rounds, with four races at each meeting.

Team Class Chassis Engine No Driver
RMR Superkarts 250 National Anderson Maverick KTM 2 Victoria (Australia) Rick Setterfield
250 International FPE/RCS 7 Victoria (Australia) Jason McIntyre
Victoria (Australia) Matthew Wall
10 Victoria (Australia) Gary Pegoraro
26 New Zealand Wayne Sprostan
New Zealand Karl Wilson
Buildersmile Construction 250 International PVP PVP 3 Queensland Carlo Chermaz
Rocket Race Engines 250 International Anderson Mirage FPE/RCS 4 Victoria (Australia) Rod Prickett
57 Victoria (Australia) Darren Tyler
125 Gearbox Omega TM 95 Victoria (Australia) Steve Young
Zip - BDH 250 International Zip Eagle II BRC 5 South Australia Gerard Siebert
27 Victoria (Australia) Luke May
66 South Australia Todd Johnson
OnGuard Safety Training 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 6 Queensland Bruce Lewis
Centreline 67 Queensland Craig Heufel
MJR Bricklaying 250 National Stockman MR2 Yamaha YZ250 6 Victoria (Australia) Martin Latta
Electrosil
Art Motorsport
Kelgate
250 International PVP PVP 8 New Zealand Anton Stevens
Stockman Superkarts 250 International Stockman MR2 Honda RS250 9 Victoria (Australia) Stephen Castles
17 New South Wales Gerald Chait
18 New South Wales Warren McIlveen
Yamaha TZ250 19 New South Wales Sam Zavaglia
Honda RS250 43 New South Wales John Roberts
One Zero Racing 250 International Anderson Mirage Rotax 256 11
12
Queensland Brock Nicholas
BCR 250 International Anderson 12 Australia Dean Davies
Suburban Accounting 250 International Anderson Maverick 13 Germany Ralf Rupprecht
Stockman MR2 Honda RS250 33 Victoria (Australia) Kristian Stebbing
125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 77 Victoria (Australia) Brad Stebbing
B Antrobus 125 Gearbox Gladiator Yamaha 80 14 Queensland Bodine Antrobus
G Milenkovic 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 15 New South Wales Goran Milenkovic
Safe Evolutions 250 International Anderson Mirage SAFE 16
19
Victoria (Australia) Darren Hossack
IGA Supermarkets 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 17
70
South Australia Anthony Lappas
Darren Dunn 125 Gearbox Topkart Honda RS125 20 Victoria (Australia) Darren Dunn
C Systems Dyno
George Floth Engineering
125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 22 Queensland Craig Philp
23 Queensland Tim Philp
Lombo Racing 250 International Anderson Maverick Honda RS250 25 New South Wales Adrian Lombardo
Centreline 27 New South Wales Rami Viitanen
Internode
Metaplanners
Davtec
250 International Zip Eagle II BRC 28 South Australia Ilya Harpas
29 South Australia Yiani Harpas
Team CRD 125 Gearbox Worrall Honda RS125 30 New South Wales Clinton Downs
Nick Paul 250 International Stockman MR2 Honda RS250 32 South Australia Robert Oakley
John Roberts 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 34 New South Wales John Reed
Coach Design 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Laydown Honda RS125 35 Queensland Russell Jamieson
250 International Anderson Maverick Honda RS250 86 Queensland Chryss Jamieson
250 International PVP Rotax 39 Victoria (Australia) Jason Maros
NEC Automotive 250 International Stockman MR2 Honda RS250 40 Victoria (Australia) Greg Bass
Jeff Burford 250 International Zip Eagle II 41 South Australia Jeff Burford
Sodi-Maxjet Racing 125 Gearbox Sodi Rotax Max 42 Queensland John Hay
Paul Snaith 250 International Eliminator 44 New South Wales Paul Snaith
Impact Flags & Banners 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 46 Victoria (Australia) Colin Moore
Squeeler Racing 250 International Zip 48 New South Wales Jeffrey Squires
Stockman MR2 49 New South Wales Don Wheeler
John Bakker 125 Gearbox Bakker Honda RS125 50
51
Victoria (Australia) John Bakker
Martelco Equipment Hire 250 International Zip Eagle II Yamaha TZ250 50
52
South Australia Brett Purdie
MW Racing 250 International Anderson 51 New South Wales Mike Wayne
IDM Racing
ANC Health
125 Gearbox Centreline Honda RS125 55 New South Wales Ian Mash
Crispy Racing 250 National Anderson Mirage 58 Victoria (Australia) David Yuill
GR Industries 250 National Stockman MR2 60 New South Wales Frank Giglio
Gas Action Services 250 International PVP Honda RS250 61 New Zealand Steve Murray
Avoig Racing 125 Gearbox Avoig Honda RS125 61 New South Wales Sonny Luca
62 New South Wales John Pellicano
250 International Honda RS250 62 New South Wales John Pellicano
81 New South Wales Luke Brown
Advantage Fastener Specialists 250 International Stockman MR2 Honda RS250 65 New South Wales Terry Lancaster
www.trimfix.com.nz 125 Gearbox Bakker Honda RS125 65 Victoria (Australia) Jarrod Lethborg
Kylope Hire Cars 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 69 New South Wales Mehmet Sinani
Team Kout 250 International Avoig Honda RS250 72 New South Wales George Koutros
Guards Australia 125 Gearbox Centreline Honda RS125 74 New South Wales Alan Dodge
R Ping 125 Gearbox Stockman MR2 Honda RS125 78 New South Wales Ron Ping
Taplin Racing 125 Gearbox Arrow Rotax Max 82 Australia Graeme Taplin
Kitten Car Care Products 250 International Anderson Maverick Yamaha TZ250 88 South Australia Gerrit Ruff
Nick Paul 250 International Stockman MR2 Honda RS250 89 South Australia Robert Oakley
Oakley
Virtual Magazine
250 International Zip Eagle II Rotax 256 94 Victoria (Australia) Michael Treloar
Phoenix Dental Laboratory 250 International Zip Eagle II Yamaha TZ250 96 Western Australia Mark Hanson
Lagler Racing 125 Gearbox HyperRacer Rotax Max 98 Australia Patrick Atherton
Fuji Xerox 125 Gearbox Cougar Evo-1 Honda RS125 98 Queensland Jason Smith
KC Tools 250 International Anderson Maverick Yamaha TZ250 99 South Australia Daniel Rammerman
Endless Belt Racing 125 Gearbox Arrow Rotax Max 111 Australia Wayne Horswell

Non-gearbox[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 2008 non-gearbox Australian Superkart Championship. The series consisted of a single round, with four races.

Team Class Chassis Engine No Driver
Safe Fire Electrical Rotax Heavy Viper Rotax Max 1 South Australia Ron Goldfinch
Jones Kart Developments
Viper Superkarts
Rotax Light Viper Rotax Max 2 South Australia Shaun Jones
47 South Australia Tim Scarman
BF Racing
Marron Excavations
Rotax Heavy Monaco Rotax Max 3 Victoria (Australia) Colin McIntyre
Rotax Light Arrow 7 Victoria (Australia) Jason McIntyre
Rotax Heavy Monaco 10 Victoria (Australia) Gerad McLeod
24 Victoria (Australia) Lee Filliponi
Arrow 48 Victoria (Australia) Matthew Palmer
Ian Williams Tuning Rotax Heavy Arrow Rotax Max 9 South Australia Greg Stillwell
14 South Australia Ian Williams
Rotax Junior Rotax Junior Max 25 South Australia Rhys Newman
34 South Australia Brandon Stillwell
Rotax Heavy Omega Rotax Max 61 South Australia Ryan Felmingham
Rotax Light Arrow 71 South Australia Michael Rogers
McLaughlin Freight Lines P/L Rotax Heavy Hypermax Phoenix Rotax Max 15 Victoria (Australia) Chris Jewell
Guards Australia Rotax Heavy Arrow Rotax Max 17 New South Wales Alan Dodge
TWR
Raceline Seating
Rotax Heavy Arrow Rotax Max 27 Victoria (Australia) Rod Clarke
Badboy Power Drink Rotax Heavy Hypermax Phoenix Rotax Max 30 Victoria (Australia) Leigh Cavallin
Suburban Accounting Rotax Light Hypermax Phoenix Rotax Max 33 Victoria (Australia) Kristian Stebbing
Azzurro 77 Victoria (Australia) Brad Stebbing
AMG Racing Rotax Junior Arrow Rotax Junior Max 37 South Australia Mitchell Abbott
Specialist Doors & Windows Rotax Light Arrow Rotax Max 39 South Australia Shaun Pannowitch
Viper 82 South Australia Matthew Pannowitch
NEC Automotive Rotax Heavy Allkart Rotax Max 40 Victoria (Australia) Greg Bass
Brendan Luneman Rotax Heavy CRG Rotax Max 41 Victoria (Australia) Brendan Luneman
Impact Flags & Banners Rotax Light Arrow Rotax Max 46 New South Wales Colin Moore
Byrnbox Home Theatre PCs Rotax Heavy Monaco Rotax Max 56 Victoria (Australia) David Byrne
Rockett Race Engines Rotax Light Birel Rotax Max 57 Victoria (Australia) Darren Tyler
Racecentre Rotax Junior Arrow Rotax Junior Max 66 Victoria (Australia) David Webster
Rotax Light Rotax Max 80 Victoria (Australia) Peter Strangis
www.kartsportnews.com Rotax Heavy Hypermax Phoenix Rotax Max 75 Victoria (Australia) Mark Wicks
Doug Savage Rotax Light Arrow Rotax Max 78 South Australia Doug Savage
Race Stickerz
Toyota Material Handling
Rotax Heavy Techno Rotax Max 84 Victoria (Australia) Scott Appledore
Wild Digital Rotax Junior Hypermax Phoenix Rotax Junior Max 87 Australian Capital Territory Sean Whitfield
John Bartlett Rotax Heavy Hypermax Phoenix Rotax Max 95 South Australia John Bartlett

Season Review[edit]

Results and Standings[edit]

Gearbox race calendar[edit]

The 2008 Australian Superkart Championship season consisted of two rounds. Four races were held at both race meetings.

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner 250Int Team Winner 250Nat Team Winner 125 Team
NC New South Wales V8 Supercar Support[1] Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 7 - 9 Mar Warren McIlveen Stockman Superkarts Rick Setterfield RMR Superkarts Tony Lappas IGA Superkart Racing
1 New South Wales Eastern Creek[2] Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 12–13 July Darren Hossack Safe Evolutions Martin Latta MJR Bricklaying Brad Stebbing Suburban Accounting
2 South Australia Mallala[3] Mallala Motor Sport Park Mallala, South Australia 1 - 2 Nov Gary Pegoraro RMR Superkarts Martin Latta MJR Bricklaying Anthony Lappas Romeo's IGA Supermarkets
  • NC - Non-championship point scoring round.

Non-gearbox race calendar[edit]

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner Light Team Winner Heavy Team Winner Junior Team
NGB Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island[4] Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 9 - 10 Aug Michael Rogers Ian Williams Tuning Mark Wicks kartsportnews.com Sean Whitfield Wild Digital

Drivers Championship[edit]

Points were awarded 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 based on the top fifteen race positions in first three races of each round with one point for each other finisher. The fourth race of each round, which is longer than the others (eight laps vs five laps) awarded points for the top twenty race positions at 25-22-20-18-16-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 with one point for each other finisher.

Pos Driver EAS 1 EAS 2 EAS 3 EAS 4 MAL 1 MAL 2 MAL 3 MAL 4 Pts
250 INTERNATIONAL
1 Darren Hossack 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 5th 6th 3rd 137
2 Sam Zavaglia 2nd 2nd 15th 1st 3rd 2nd 1st 2nd 134
3 Gary Pegoraro 3rd 10th 4th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 1st 129
4 Warren McIlveen Ret 7th 1st 4th 1st 3rd 3rd Ret 97
5 Carlo Chermaz 4th 3rd 3rd 13th 8th 7th 13th 7th 85
6 Daniel Ramerman 21st 16th 12th 6th 6th 8th 4th 4th 70
7 Matthew Wall 6th 5th 5th Ret DNS 6th 7th Ret 51
8 Ilya Harpas 11th 14th 14th Ret 5th 4th 26th 5th 49
9 Ralf Rupprecht 7th 11th 5th 6th 40
10 Brett Purdie 19th 19th 21st 9th 9th 14th 8th 17th 39
11 Anton Stevens 8th 4th 8th 11th Ret Ret Ret DNS 39
11 Yiani Harpas Ret 8th 7th 5th Ret 10th DNS DNS 39
13 Kristian Stebbing 9th 13th 10th Ret 10th 13th Ret 8th 38
14 John Roberts 15th 18th 18th 7th 11th Ret DNS 10th 33
15 Jason Maros 14th 17th 11th 10th Ret DNS 11th 11th 33
16 Stephen Castles 7th 6th 6th Ret 29
17 Wayne Sprostan 12th 12th 9th 9th 27
18 Mark Hanson DNS Ret Ret Ret 13th 9th 10th 13th 24
19 Rod Prickett 16th 21st 17th 8th 14th 15th 12th Ret 23
20 Luke May 5th 9th 31st Ret DNS DNS DNS DNS 19
21 Michael Treloar 27th 27th 25th 17th 20th 23rd 18th 19th 17
22 Steve Murray 12th 11th 9th Ret 16
23 Gerrit Ruff 18th 20th 19th 12th 12
24 Brock Nicholas 25th 22nd 20th 14th DNS DNS DNS DNS 10
25 John Pellicano 13th 12th 13th Ret 10
26 Jeff Burford 16th Ret 14th 18th 9
27 George Koutros 26th Ret 29th 24th 7
28 Chryss Jamieson 10th Ret Ret DNS 6
29 Todd Johnson 15th 25th 17th Ret 3
30 Greg Bass 17th 31st 16th Ret 3
31 Karl Wilson 20th 15th Ret Ret 2
Robert Oakley Ret DNS DNS DNS
Paul Snaith
250 NATIONAL
1 Martin Latta 23rd 24th 23rd 16th 17th 16th 15th 15th 167
2 David Yuill DNS 30th 24th 20th 18th 18th 16th 14th 130
3 Frank Giglio 28th Ret 26th 21st 28th Ret 25th 26th 96
4 Rick Setterfield Ret Ret DNS DNS 25th 17th 22nd 23rd 67
125 GEARBOX
1 Brad Stebbing 22nd 23rd 22nd 18th 21st 20th 23rd 22nd 147
2 Anthony Lappas 24th 25th Ret 15th 19th 19th 19th 16th 144
3 Jarrod Lethborg 29th 26th 30th 23rd 26th 24th 23rd 27th 105
4 John Bakker 31st 29th 32nd 26th 24th 22nd 21st 25th 101
5 Tim Philp Ret 28th 28th 22nd 23rd 27th 27th 24th 94
6 Steve Young 32nd 33rd 33rd 25th 30th 28th 28th 29th 80
7 Jason Smith 30th Ret 27th 19th 27th 26th Ret DNS 69
8 John Pellicano 22nd Ret 20th 20th 54
9 Craig Philp Ret 32nd 34th DNS 29th DNS DNS 28th 40
10 Jeff Reed Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 21st Ret 21st 35
Russell Jamieson Ret Ret DNS DNS
Darren Dunn
Pos Driver EAS 1 EAS 2 EAS 3 EAS 4 MAL 1 MAL 2 MAL 3 MAL 4 Pts
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Finished, in points
Blue Finished, no points
Not classified (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate
Excluded (EX)
Pos Driver PHI 1 PHI 2 PHI 3 PHI 4 Pts
ROTAX MAX LIGHT
1 Michael Rogers 1st 1st 1st 1st 85
2 Tim Scarman 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 73
3 Shaun Jones 4th 4th 3rd 3rd 61
4 Jason McIntyre 3rd 3rd 4th 8th 56
5 Colin Moore 8th 5th 9th 5th 44
6 Kristian Stebbing 5th 10th 5th 10th 44
7 Doug Savage 16th 11th 6th 7th 41
8 Darren Tyler 18th 14th 7th 18th 34
9 Peter Strangis Ret 13th Ret 4th 26
10 Brad Stebbing Ret DNS 8th 6th 23
11 Shaun Pannowicth Ret 30th 31st 31st 21
12 Matthew Pannowitch 11th Ret 25th DNS 15
ROTAX MAX HEAVY
1 Mark Wicks 6th 6th 10th 11th 82
2 Ryan Felmingham 7th 7th 11th 13th 69
3 Brendan Luneman 10th 8th 16th 9th 66
4 Rod Clarke 9th 9th 12th 14th 59
5 Colin McIntyre 17th 12th 21st 12th 45
6 Chris Jewell 26th 18th 18th 19th 35
7 Leigh Cavallin 15th 15th 23rd 30th 30
8 Ron Goldfinch 12th 20th 17th 32nd 30
9 Gerad McLeod 29th 22nd 20th 20th 28
10 Ian Williams 14th 14th 19th Ret 26
11 Alan Dodge 13th 27th 29th 22nd 25
12 Matthew Palmer 25th 21st 26th 24th 23
13 Lee Filliponi 19th 23rd 27th 26th 22
14 Scott Appledore 20th 28th DNS 25th 16
15 Greg Bass 27th 31st 32nd 23rd 15
16 David Byrne 24th 24th Ret 27th 14
17 Greg Stillwell 30th 29th 28th 28th 11
18 John Bartlett 23rd 26th 24th Ret 11
ROTAX MAX JUNIOR
1 Sean Whitfield 28th 16th 13th 15th 80
2 Mitchell Abbott 22nd 17th 14th 16th 73
3 Brandon Stillwell 32nd 25th 22nd 28th 57
4 Rhys Newman 21st Ret 15th 17th 55
5 David Webster 31st 32nd 30th 29th 53
Pos Driver PHI 1 PHI 2 PHI 3 PHI 4 Pts

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 07/06/2009 Shannons National Motor Racing Championships – Round 4". National Software. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2009. 
  2. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 13/07/2008 Shannons National Motor Racing Championship - Rnd 5". National Software. 13 July 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 02/11/2008 Shannons National Motor Racing Championship - Rnd 5". National Software. 2 November 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 10/08/2008 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2008 - Round 6". National Software. 10 August 2008. Retrieved 12 September 2010. 

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