2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship

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2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship
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The 2009 Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Formula Ford open wheel racing cars. The championship was the 40th national series for Formula Fords to be held in Australia and the 17th to carry the Australian Formula Ford Championship name. It began on 26 March 2009 at the Albert Park Street Circuit and finished on 25 October at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit after eight rounds held across four different states and territories. Round 1 was contested over two races and all other rounds over three races.

South Australian driver Nick Percat dominated the championship, winning 12 of the 23 races. At the Hidden Valley Raceway round, Percat set a new record for the most races wins in the history of national level Formula Ford racing in Australia.

Points[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis to the top ten classified finishers in each race. An additional point was awarded to the driver gaining pole position for each round.[1]

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship.

Team Chassis No Driver
Sonic Motor Racing Services Mygale SJ07A 2 Australia Nick Percat
3 New Zealand Mitch Evans
Mygale SJ09A 4 Australia Geoff Uhrhane
CAMS Rising Star Spectrum 011c 5 Australia Luke Ellery
Spectrum 011d 19 Australia Scott Pye
Spectrum 011d 71 Australia Nathan Morcom
Evans Motorsport Mygale SJ08A 6 Australia Trent Harrison
TSR Racing Mygale SJ07A 7 New Zealand Martin Short
Minda Motorsport Spectrum 011b 8 Australia Tom Tweedie
10 Australia Jesse Dixon
Australia Bryce Moore
Van Diemen RF06 24 Australia James Crozier
Spectrum 011c 25 Australia Ben Walter
Spectrum 011 48 New Zealand Andrew Waite
Spectrum 011b 74 Australia Nicholas McBride
Synergy Motorsport Spectrum 011c 9 Australia Nick Simmons
Spectrum 011b 15 Australia Chaz Mostert
Spectrum 011c 16 Australia Ryan Simpson
The Cosmetic Medicine Centre Van Diemen RF06 11 Australia Roman Krumins
BF Racing Mygale SJ08A 13 Australia Nicholas Foster
Anglo Australian Motorsport Comtec Spirit WL06 14 Australia Nicholas Tanti
Brad Jones Racing Mygale SJ09A 14 Australia Tom Williamson
Team BRM Mygale SJ09A 20 New Zealand Richie Stanaway
New Zealand Martin Short
21 Australia Ben Small
Australia John Magro
22 Australia Jordan Skinner
United Kingdom Joey Foster
Australia Andrew McFarland
Monza Motors-Mygale Mygale SJ08A 30 Australia Trent Harrison
National Surgical Van Diemen RF04 32 Australia Jon Mills
Berklee Australia Van Diemen RF06 44 Australia Roger I'Anson
Muzz Buzz Spectrum 011d 45 Australia Ashley Walsh
Mygale Australia Mygale SJ08A 46 Australia Andrew Beams
James Mann Van Diemen RF04 51 Australia James Mann
Refrigerated Rental & Sales Spectrum 011c 63 Australia Martin Swindells
King's Fibreglass Spectrum 011b 77 Australia Caleb Rayner
Master Electricians Racing Van Diemen RF06 87 Australia Andre Borell
Listec Racing Listec Wil013 95 Australia Glenn Welch
Activity Playgrounds Spectrum 011b 98 Australia Jake Chapman

Race calendar and results[edit]

Event Circuit Date Pole Position Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner Race 3 Winner
1 Victoria (Australia) Albert Park Street Circuit[2] 28–29 March Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat no third race
2 Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway[3] 2–3 May Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat
3 Tasmania Symmons Plains Raceway[4] 31 May Australia Chaz Mostert Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat New Zealand Richie Stanaway
4 Northern Territory Hidden Valley Raceway[5] 19 June Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat
5 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Raceway[6] 2 August Australia Chaz Mostert New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia Scott Pye Australia Scott Pye
6 Queensland Queensland Raceway 23 August New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia Tim Macrow New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans
7 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 13 September New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia Nick Percat Australia Nick Percat Australia Chaz Mostert
8 Queensland Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 23–25 October New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans New Zealand Mitch Evans Australia Ash Walsh

Drivers' championship standings[edit]

Pos Driver ALB 1 ALB 2 WIN 1 WIN 2 WIN 3 SYM 1 SYM 2 SYM 3 HID 1 HID 2 HID 3 SAN 1 SAN 2 SAN 3 QLD 1 QLD 2 QLD 3 PHI 1 PHI 2 PHI 3 SUR 1 SUR 2 SUR 3 Pen. Pts
1 Nick Percat 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 11 5 6 2 12 369
2 Mitch Evans 2 2 5 3 3 7 5 9 2 2 2 1 Ret 6 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 1 15 10 297
3 Scott Pye 6 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 5 4 4 5 1 1 9 4 3 3 7 5 3 4 11 270
4 Chaz Mostert 3 3 2 2 2 DSQ 7 5 3 6 5 Ret 2 2 4 17 5 4 4 1 Ret Ret 10 225
5 Ryan Simpson 7 8 9 8 8 4 4 4 6 3 3 9 6 4 6 7 4 6 6 Ret 8 5 6 178
6 Richie Stanaway 4 6 13 6 5 3 2 1 4 5 6 3 11 14 2 2 5 10 164
7 Geoff Uhrhane 22 12 3 7 6 10 9 6 12 8 7 11 5 5 2 3 16 5 11 8 6 7 3 141
8 Ben Walter Ret DNS 6 5 7 5 6 Ret 10 12 Ret 7 13 9 5 5 9 7 14 Ret 11 9 7 88
9 Luke Ellery 11 9 10 9 9 9 12 8 9 7 9 Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 8 2 14 8 4 75
10 Trent Harrison 8 Ret 4 4 7 Ret 5 3 58
11 Ashley Walsh Ret Ret 9 4 3 1 48
12 Nick Simmons 12 11 19 15 18 Ret 11 7 8 9 10 13 7 Ret Ret 8 6 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 16 41
13 Nathan Morcom 16 17 11 13 Ret 6 8 Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 8 13 13 14 10 9 10 4 10 Ret 17 34
14 Martin Short 9 5 15 12 Ret 8 17 10 8 6 15 14 Ret DNS 29
15 Tom Williamson 12 3 7 20
16 Nicholas McBride 19 14 7 Ret 13 8 10 12 14 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 13 12 Ret 13 11 13 19
17 Jake Chapman 5 7 16
18 Martin Swindells 13 10 12 10 10 Ret 9 7 Ret Ret DNS 11
Nicholas Foster 15 19 8 Ret 15 14 11 13 9 10 8 11
20 Caleb Rayner 14 10 8 15 9 Ret 7
21 Andre Borell 17 Ret 18 17 16 11 14 Ret 15 Ret Ret 15 16 11 10 10 8 Ret 13 12 6
22 Jesse Dixon 14 16 16 14 12 Ret 13 10 13 10 11 11 DSQ 11 3
23 James Mann 12 11 9 2
24 Roger I'Anson 10 18 1
Jordan Skinner 18 21 17 16 17 12 15 11 10 15 12 12 14 Ret 1
Andrew McFarland 16 15 10 1
Glenn Welch 12 12 Ret 0
Ben Small Ret 20 14 11 11 0
Jon Mills 21 Ret 20 18 19 16 13 13 15 Ret 14 0
John Magro Ret 13 14 0
Tom Tweedie 16 14 Ret 0
Nicholas Tanti Ret DNS 21 DNS 14 0
Andrew Waite Ret 15 0
Roman Krumins 16 16 Ret 0
James Crozier 20 22 0
Andrew Beams Ret DNS 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
Joey Foster 7 Ret 8
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)

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