2001 Australian Formula Ford Championship

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2001 Australian Formula Ford Championship
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The 2001 Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title open to Formula Ford cars.[1] Promoted as the Ford Racing Australian Formula Ford Championship,[2] it was the 32nd national series for Formula Fords to be held in Australia[3] and the ninth to carry the Australian Formula Ford Championship name.[3] The championship was won by Will Davison.[2]

Calendar[edit]

The championship was contested over an eight round series [2] with two races per round.[4]

Rd.[2] Circuit[2] State Date[2][4] Winning driver Car
1 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Victoria 25 March Will Power Stealth[5] Van Diemen RF95 Ford
2 Eastern Creek International Raceway New South Wales 29 April Will Power Stealth Van Diemen RF95 Ford
3 Barbagallo Raceway Western Australia 23–24 June[4] Will Davison Van Diemen RF01 Ford
4 Calder Park Raceway Victoria 15 July Will Davison Van Diemen RF01 Ford
5 Oran Park Motorsport Circuit New South Wales 29 July Will Davison Van Diemen RF01 Ford
6 Mallala Motor Sport Park South Australia 12 August Will Davison Van Diemen RF01 Ford
7 Queensland Raceway Queensland 25–26 August[4] Will Davison Van Diemen RF01 Ford
8 Sandown International Motor Raceway Victoria 2 December Nick Agland Spectrum 05 Ford

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 20–16–14–12–10–8–6–4–2–1 basis for the first ten positions in each race.[2] One additional point was awarded for pole position at each round.[2]

Championship results[edit]

Pos.[2] Driver[2] No[2] Car[2] Entrant[4] Phillip Is[2] Eastern Ck[2] Barbagallo[2] Calder[2] Oran Pk[2] Mallala[2] Qld Rwy[2] Sandown[2] Total[2]
1 Will Davison 6 Van Diemen RF01 Ford Garry Rogers Motorsport 36 33 41 37 41 37 41 266
2 Will Power 7 Stealth[6] Van Diemen RF95 Ford Robert Power 37 40 30 36 6 36 24 1 210
3 Jamie Whincup 30 Mygale SJ00 Ford Whincup Racing 28 28 4 20 4 22 24 16 146
4 Stuart Kostera 10 Van Diemen RF94 Ford JW Motorsport 1 12 30 26[7] 30 16 6 121
5 Nick Agland 5 Spectrum 05 Ford Bosch Batteries 24 8 22 20 14 20 108
6 Andrew Jones 15 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Ozemail Racing 24 16 20 14 10 12 8 104
7 Marcus Marshall 17 Van Diemen RF01 Ford No Limit Property Developments 2 3 20 30 32 14 101
8 Christopher Dell 13 Van Diemen RF94 Ford CRG Race Centre 20 22 6 48
9 David Clark 88 Van Diemen RF01 Ford Optima Motorsport 16 2 20 1 8 47
10 Ty Hanger 11 Spectrum 06B Ford Hanger Racing 7 8 6 2 5 12 2 42
11 Daniel Elliott 38 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing 24 10 4 38
12 Robbie Henderson 50 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing 14 8 14 36
= Justin Cotter 9 Spectrum 06B Ford Factory Enterprises Racing 4 2 18 12 36
14 Barton Mawer 12 Van Diemen RF01 Ford Barton Mawer Motorsport 4 20 2 26
15 James Small 43 Mygale SJ01 Ford James Small Racing 10 9 19
16 Ash Lowe 34 Swift SC94K Ford Lowe Racing 1 8 1 2 5 17
17 Mark Winterbottom 41 Spectrum 06B Ford Bosch Batteries 10 10
18 Veijo Phillips 83 Spectrum 06 Ford Mopar Motors 4 4 8
19 Steve Baxter 33 Van Diemen RF92 Ford S Baxter 7 7
20 Jack Lynch 31 Van Diemen RF93 Ford Anglo Australian Motorsport 2 1 2 5
21 Richard Chamberlain 79 Spectrum 06 Ford Richard Chamberlain 2 2
= Daniel Reinhardt 28 Spectrum 06 Ford Daniel Reinhardt 2 2
23 David Cocciolone 82 Van Diemen RF92 Ford Fastlane Racing 1 1
= Michael Caruso 71 Spectrum 06 Ford Ford Scholarship Team 1 1
= Hart Mason 40 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Sausage-Serious Business 1[8] 1
= Darren Drake 63 Van Diemen RF91 Ford Fastlane Racing 1 1

Race two of the final round was abandoned due to bad weather.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Title Conditions. 2001 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 7-11
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Final Pointscore Retrieved on 18 July 2011
  3. ^ a b Records, Titles & Awards, 2002 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-5
  4. ^ a b c d e Natsoft 2001 Race Results Archive Retrieved on 18 July 2001
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Final Pointscore shows 16 points for Round 4 but this does not tally with the Total points. Natsoft 2001 Race Results Archive shows 4th place plus 3rd place finishes, i.e. 26 points
  8. ^ Final Pointscore shows 1 point for Round 8 but Natsoft 2001 Race Results Archive shows the single 10th place by Mason was at Round 7, not Round 8

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