2009 Australian Superkart season
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|2009 Australian Superkart season|
The 2009 Australian Superkart season covers national level Superkart racing in Australia during 2009. There were three national level race meetings in 2009 all held on the calendar of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships, the first two covered the Australian Superkart Championship, which was won by Sam Zavaglia. The third event, the stand-alone Pacific Superkart Challenge, was won by Warren McIlveen.
Featured events 
Australian Superkart Championship 
The 2009 Australian Superkart Championship was the 21st running of the national championships for Superkarts. It began on 6 June 2009 at Mallala Motor Sport Park and end on 19 July at Eastern Creek Raceway after eight races. It was contested for two engine capacity based classes, 250 cc International (incorporating 250 National Class) and 125 cc. 125cc champion was Melbourne teenager, Steven Tamasi.
A third national level event was held later in the season at Morgan Park Raceway which was held for the 250 International, 125cc, the recently superseded 85cc class and the Rotax Max non-gearbox category.
Non-Gearbox Superkart Championship 
With insufficient pre-registration, non-Gearbox Rotax Max championship was not contested in 2009.
Teams and drivers 
The following drivers competed in the 2009 Australian Superkart Championship. The series consisted of two rounds, with four races at each meeting. With only four competitors appearing from the 250 National class all season, the 250 Nationals were merged into the 250 International class.
|Safe Evolutions||250 International||Anderson Maverick||SAFE||1||Darren Hossack|
|Rocket Race Engines||250 International||Anderson Mirage||FPE/RCS||4||Rod Prickett|
|Top Dog Advertising||250 International||PVP||PVP||6||Vince Livaditis|
|RMR Superkarts||250 International||Anderson Maverick||FPE||7||Colin McIntyre|
|BK Electrical||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||7||Barry Kunowski|
|250 International||PVP||PVP||8||Anton Stevens|
|Cystic Fibrosis Queensland||125 Gearbox||Eliminator||Honda RS125||8||Iain McIntosh|
|Stockman Superkarts||250 International||Stockman MR2||Yamaha TZ250||9||Sam Zavaglia|
|Honda RS250||18||Warren McIlveen|
|Rockpress||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||12||Phil Silcock|
|125 Gearbox||Top Kart||Yamaha TZ125||13||Mick Chiodo|
|Maddern Oil P/L||250 International||PVP||PVP||14||Charles Maddern|
|Coach Design||85 Gearbox||Gladiator||Yamaha YZ80||16||Lindsay Jamieson|
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2 Laydown||Honda RS125||32||Drene Jamieson|
|250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||35||Russell Jamieson|
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2 Laydown||Honda RS125||86||Chryss Jamieson|
|Arconn Refrigeration||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||17||Rod Conn|
|Sugarless Confectionery Co.||250 International||Stockman MR2||Yamaha TZ250||17||Phil Webb|
|Nick Paul||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||21||Robert Oakley|
|250 International||Zip Eagle||BRC 250FE||28||Ilya Harpas|
|Zip Eagle II||29||Yiani Harpas|
|Suburban Accounting||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||33||Kristian Stebbing|
|125 Gearbox||Yamaha TZ125||77||Brad Stebbing|
|Cycle City||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||34||Jeff Reed|
|Top Torque||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||40||Stephen Castles|
|Jeff Burford||250 International||Zip Eagle II||41||Jeff Burford|
|Paul Snaith||250 International||Eliminator||44||Paul Snaith|
|STR Truck Bodies||250 International||Stockman MR2||48||Matthew Palmer|
|Bakker Superkarts||125 Gearbox||Bakker||Honda RS250||50||Mick Bakker|
|N&G Motor Repairs
Iguana Signs & Concepts
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||50||Brian Wild|
|Martelco Equipment Hire||250 International||Zip Eagle II||Yamaha TZ250||54||Brett Purdie|
|Crispy Racing||250 International||Anderson Maverick||58||David Yuill|
|RFC Race Team||Rotax Max||Hypermax Phoenix||Rotax 125||60||David McAdam|
|Avoig Racing||125 Gearbox||Avoig Elise||Honda RS125||61
|Gas Action Services||250 International||PVP||Honda RS250||61||Steven Murray|
|Rotax Max||CRG Maximo||Rotax 125||68||Todd Gardner|
|Kylope Hire Cars||125 Gearbox||Benson||Honda RS125||69||Mehmet Sinani|
|Darren O'Connor||250 International||Zip Eagle||70||Darren O'Connor|
|Lofty Coaches||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||72||Dean McGinty|
|1800 Bumper||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||74||Jason Laker|
|Sundown Security||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||88||Michael Davies|
|Domain Prestige Homes||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||90||Steven Tamasi|
|J. Shelton & Co||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125||93||Jeremy Shelton|
|Phoenix Dental Laboratory||250 International||Zip Eagle II||Yamaha TZ250||96||Mark Hanson|
|Bel-Ray / Prosport||250 International||PVP||Yamaha TZ250||250||Cameron Hoswell|
|Douglas Amiss||85 Gearbox||Gladiator||Yamaha YZ80||461||Doug Amiss|
Season Review 
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Results and Standings 
Gearbox race calendar 
The 2009 www.artmotorsport.com.au Australian Superkart Championship season consisted of two rounds. Four races were held at both race meetings. Likewise four races were held at the Pacific Superkart Challenge.
|Rd.||Circuit||City / State||Date||Winner 250||Team||Winner 125||Team||Winner 85||Team||Winner Rotax||Team|
|1||Mallala Motor Sport Park||Mallala, South Australia||6 – 7 June||Sam Zavaglia||Stockman Superkarts||Steven Tamasi||Domain Prestige Homes|
|2||Eastern Creek Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||18 – 19 July||Sam Zavaglia||Stockman Superkarts||Jeff Reed||Cycle City|
|PSC||Morgan Park Raceway||Warwick, Queensland||8 – 9 August||Warren McIlveen||Stockman Superkarts||John Pellicano||Giova Design||Stewart Bell||Coach Design||David McAdam||RFC Race Team|
Drivers Championship 
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. 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. Points sourced from in part:
Rockpress Pacific Superkart Challenge 
Points were awarded 401-300-225-169-127-95-71 based on the top race positions in each classe in each of the four races. There was an additional bonus points structure added, multiplying the points received by the number of karts entered in that competitors class, divided by the total number of entries for the field.
- "Congratulations champions and award winners of 2009". Confederation of Australian Motor Sport. 23 December 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- "McIlveen's Wins Rockpress Pacific Superkart Championship". Superkarts Australia. 9 August 2009. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- Jones, Mark (9 July 2009). "Zavaglia And Tamasi Win 2009 Superkart Titles". KartSportNews.com. Archived from the original on 11 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-11.
- "Mallala Motorsport Park 07/06/2009 Shannons National Motor Racing Championships – Round 4". National Software. 7 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
- "Eastern Creek International Raceway 19/07/2009 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship – Round 6". National Software. 19 July 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-19.
- "Morgan Park Warwick 09/08/2009 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championship – Round 7". National Software. 9 August 2009. Archived from the original on 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- Jones, Mark (1 August 2009). "Final Points 2009 Australian Superkart Championship". Superkarts Australia. Retrieved 2010-05-11.