2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship

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2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship
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The 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Formula Ford open wheel racing cars. It was the 41st national series for Formula Fords to be held in Australia and the 18th to carry the Australian Formula Ford Championship name. The championship, which was promoted as the "2010 Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship",[1] began on 26 March 2010 at the Albert Park Street Circuit and ended on 21 November at Sandown Raceway after eight rounds. Australian Formula Ford Management Pty. Ltd. was appointed by CAMS as the Category Manager for the Championship.[1]

Synergy Motorsport Spectrum driver Chaz Mostert won the title with a dominant season performance. The Queensland driver secured the title at Round 7 and won a total of five rounds during the series. Individual race wins were achieved by Mostert (14), Nick Foster (3), Ashley Walsh (2), Ryan Simpson (2) and Geoff Uhrhane (1).

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the championship.

Team Chassis No Driver
Sonic Motor Racing Services Mygale SJ10a 2 Australia Geoff Uhrhane
7 Australia Josh Hunter
11 Australia Cameron Waters
13 Australia Nicholas Foster
16 Australia Ryan Simpson
Borland Racing Developments Spectrum 011c 4 Australia Andrew McFarland
Spectrum 012 45 Australia Ashley Walsh
76 Australia Ben Jurczak
Spectrum 011b 77 Australia Caleb Rayner
simPRO
Master Electricians Racing
Mygale SJ10a 5 Australia Andre Borell
Evans Motorsport Group Mygale SJ10A 6 Australia Adam Graham
Australia Nick Cassidy
Mygale SJ10A Australia Trent Harrison
Mygale SJ11A 94 Australia Matthew Hart
Brad Jones Racing Mygale SJ09a 8 Australia Tom Williamson
9 Australia Zac Schonberger
Linde Material Handling Mygale SJ06a 11 Australia Cameron Waters
CAMS Rising Stars
Minda Motorsport
Spectrum 011b 12 Australia Liam Sager
Spectrum 011c 49 Australia Jack Le Brocq
Spectrum 011b 55 Australia Garry Jacobson
Spectrum 011d 83 Australia Matthew Brabham
Synergy Motorsport Spectrum 012 15 Australia Chaz Mostert
Spectrum 011b 17 Australia Stefan Borsato
Spectrum 011c 22 Australia Shae Davies
Spectrum 011 25 Australia Daniel Cotton
Spectrum 012 71 Australia Nathan Morcom
G-Force Events
Crabtrees Real Estate
Mygale SJ07a 20 Australia Greg Woodrow
Shae Davies Racing
BF Racing
Van Diemen RF06 22 Australia Shae Davies
Howard Racing Spectrum 011 27
35
Australia Sam Howard
Mygale SJ08a
Spectrum 011
37 Australia Jack Howard
Team BRM Mygale SJ09a 30 Australia Tom Goess
31 New Zealand Martin Short
United Kingdom Ben Barker
32 Australia Jon Mills
HMT Racing Spectrum 011d 33 Australia Robert Hackwood
Rob Spence Motorsport Spectrum 011c 35 Australia Cameron Spence
Widex Australia Mygale SJ07a 47 Australia Williams Vass
McDonalds Chelsea Heights Spectrum 011d 66 Australia Jesse Fenech
Marshalls & Dent Lawyers Spectrum 011b 74 Australia Nicholas McBride
Speco/VHT
Motor Improvements
Spectrum 011 78 Australia Brendan Jones
TanderSport Stealth S3D 91 Australia Pete Major

Note: All cars were powered by 1600cc Ford Duratec engines, as mandated by the championship regulations.[1]

Calendar[edit]

Round Circuit Date Round Winner
1 Victoria (Australia) Albert Park Street Circuit[2] 28–29 March Chaz Mostert
2 Queensland Queensland Raceway[3] 1–2 May Nicholas Foster
3 Victoria (Australia) Winton Motor Raceway[4] 14–16 May Ashley Walsh
4 Northern Territory Hidden Valley Raceway[5] 18–20 June Chaz Mostert
5 Queensland Townsville Street Circuit[6] 9–11 July Chaz Mostert
6 Queensland Surfers Paradise Street Circuit[7] 22–24 October Chaz Mostert
7 Tasmania Symmons Plains Raceway[8] 13–14 November Geoff Uhrhane
8 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Raceway 19–21 November Chaz Mostert

Note: Rounds were contested over three races, with the exception of Round 1 which was staged over two races.[9]

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.[1] An additional point was awarded to the driver gaining pole position for the first race at each round.[1]

Results[edit]

Pos. Driver ALB 1 ALB 2 QLD 1 QLD 2 QLD 3 WIN 1 WIN 2 WIN 3 HID 1 HID 2 HID 3 TOW 1 TOW 2 TOW 3 SUR 1 SUR 2 SUR 3 SYM 1 SYM 2 SYM 3 SAN 1 SAN 2 SAN 3 Points
Penalty
Points [9]
1 Chaz Mostert 1 2 16 4 1 2 3 1 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 12 5 1 1 1 361
2 Geoff Uhrhane 7 3 2 Ret 4 3 2 2 2 3 3 Ret 8 4 3 3 3 1 2 2 4 3 -5 269
3 Nicholas Foster 2 9 1 1 3 4 4 4 3 4 2 Ret Ret 7 2 4 8 2 1 4 3 4 263
4 Ashley Walsh 4 8 4 Ret 2 1 1 5 6 2 5 2 2 3 Ret Ret 2 Ret 3 5 2 2 -15 232
5 Ryan Simpson 3 1 19 6 5 5 6 3 4 1 4 3 4 -5 150
6 Cameron Waters Ret 10 13 9 9 9 9 11 Ret 11 7 4 5 2 6 2 5 3 Ret Ret 7 6 115
7 Adam Graham 6 4 7 2 6 6 5 6 5 7 92
8 Tom Williamson 11 Ret 8 8 Ret 16 11 17 7 6 Ret 16 6 6 Ret 7 6 7 8 3 5 9 88
9 Trent Harrison 5 4 5 4 4 4 Ret 11 8 72
10 Nathan Morcom 5 7 6 6 11 11 10 12 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 7 6 7 Ret 9 13 59
11 Ben Jurczak 5 3 3 10 11 Ret Ret 10 Ret 14 Ret Ret 12 Ret 13 13 10 Ret 7 10 5 -5 53
12 Andre Borell 8 6 5 5 15 15 12 7 13 Ret 11 9 13 8 9 16 14 8 10 12 15 15 51
13 Jack Le Brocq 9 11 Ret 11 16 17 16 8 9 10 6 5 15 10 5 6 10 Ret 9 Ret 14 Ret 49
14 Matthew Brabham 16 15 9 Ret 7 7 7 Ret 16 Ret 13 10 Ret 15 10 8 16 11 11 8 19 Ret 30
15 Nick Cassidy 8 6 3 26
16 Jesse Fenech 13 14 13 6 6 7 22
17 Caleb Rayner 13 Ret 12 10 12 8 Ret 13 17 12 12 7 7 Ret DNS 11 12 9 DNS 9 8 10 -5 21
18 Matthew Hart 9 5 6 11 12 11 20
19 Martin Short Ret 17 10 18 8 10 8 9 12 9 14
20 Tom Goess 18 13 15 15 Ret 20 15 15 11 8 10 8 9 Ret 11 15 15 14 12 10 13 12 12
21 Shae Davies 12 17 14 11 7 9 11 Ret DNS DNS 16 14 8
22 Garry Jacobson 10 14 11 16 Ret 14 13 9 8 Ret Ret 13 13 7
Cameron Spence 12 18 19 17 0
Andrew McFarland 14 Ret 14 12 0
Jack Howard 16 14 Ret 14 Ret 12 0
Zac Schonberger 16 20 13 19 21 18 16 18 16 18 17 11 0
Daniel Cotton 17 0
Stefan Borsato 14 19 15 15 15 12 0
Jon Mills 21 18 18 17 18 20 17 19 18 Ret 14 15 Ret Ret 15 14 0
Josh Hunter Ret 17 16 0
Brendan Jones 19 0
Ben Barker DNS 11 Ret 0
Robert Hackwood 20 13 16 17 0
Pete Major 13 18 DNS 0
Williams Vass 22 0
Greg Woodrow Ret 0
23 Liam Sager 14 12 14 Ret 15 Ret 9 13 14 Ret 13 10 -5 -2
24 Sam Howard 10 Ret 14 17 12 10 Ret 12 14 -5 -3
25 Nicholas McBride 15 17 18 19 -5 -3
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (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)

Note: Race 2 at the Albert Park Street Circuit, was stopped in the early laps due to a serious crash involving factory Spectrum racer Caleb Rayner. Due to the tight schedule of the 2010 Australian Grand Prix support program, the race could not be restarted and no championship points were awarded.

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