2002 Australian Formula Ford Championship

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2002 Australian Formula Ford Championship
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The 2002 Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned Australian motor racing title open to Formula Ford racing cars.[1] It was the tenth Australian Formula Ford Championship.[2] The title was won by Jamie Whincup driving a Van Diemen RF 01 Ford.[3]

Calendar[edit]

The Spectrum 09 in which Mark Winterbottom placed 2nd in the championship

The championship was contested over an eight round series with two races per round.[3]

Round[3] Circuit[3] State/Territory Date[3] Winning driver[3] Car[4]
1 Wakefield Park New South Wales 31 March Jamie Whincup Van Diemen RF01 Ford
2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit[4] Victoria 5 May Jamie Whincup Van Diemen RF01 Ford
3 Canberra Street Circuit[4] Australian Capital Territory 9 June Jamie Whincup Van Diemen RF01 Ford
4 Barbagallo Raceway[4] Western Australia 30 June Jamie Whincup Van Diemen RF01 Ford
5 Oran Park Motorsport Circuit[4] New South Wales 27 July Jamie Whincup Van Diemen RF01 Ford
6 Mallala Motor Sport Park[4] South Australia 4 August Mark Winterbottom Spectrum 09 Ford
7 Winton Motor Raceway[4] Victoria 18 August Marcus Marshall Van Diemen RF01 Ford
8 Queensland Raceway[4] Queensland 14 September Marcus Marshall Van Diemen RF01 Ford

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis to the top ten placegetters in each race.[3] An additional point was awarded to the driver setting pole position at each round.[3]

Results[edit]

Position[3] Driver[3] No.[3] Car[3] Entrant[4] Rd1[3] Rd2[3] Rd3[3] Rd4[3] Rd5[3] Rd6[3] Rd7[3] Rd8[3] Penalties[3] Total[3]
1 Jamie Whincup 3 Van Diemen RF01 Ford Valvoline / Cummins / Repco 33 40 41 32 37 24 15 21 - 243
2 Mark Winterbottom 41 Spectrum 09 Ford Bosch Batteries 32 28 28 14 36 41 32 26 - 10 227
3 Marcus Marshall 7 Van Diemen RF01 Ford Valvoline / Cummins / Repco 32 32 30 16 10 28 40 36 - 224
4 Neil McFadyen 59 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Tankworld - Speedzone 12 16 26 24 22 6 26 18 - 150
5 Barton Mawer 14 Van Diemen RF01 Ford Tekno Autosports 28 24 - 8 26 12 18 12 - 128
6 Andrew Jones 6 Van Diemen RF02 Ford Ozemail Racing 2 7 16 21 20 28 8 12 - 114
7 Ash Lowe 34 Spectrum 07 Ford Lowe Racing - - 20 18 4 20 2 4 - 68
8 Brett Francis 82 Van Diemen RF02 Ford Bryce Francis Automotive 6 6 8 4 - - 10 28 - 62
9 Tony Pugliese 55 Van Diemen RF98 Ford Graphic Effects.com.au - 6 - - 16 - 22 10 - 54
10 Justin Cotter 71 Spectrum 06b Ford Factory Enterprises Pty Ltd 20 - 2 - - 7 - 18 - 47
11 Jordan Ormsby 61 Van Diemen RF93 Ford Swingyde 1 - 12 8 6 - - - - 27
12 Glen Hastings 84 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Sita / Marsh - 20 - - - 4 2 - - 26
13 Richard Chamberlain 22 Spectrum 06b Ford Chamberlain Racing 16 1 2 - - 1 - - - 20
Dean Fiore 62 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing - - - 20 - - - - - 20
15 Mark Ceveri 36 Van Diemen RF95 Ford Thrifty-Link Hardware 5 - 1 4 - 2 - 2 - 14
Bryce Washington 66 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Adrad Radiators - - - - - 14 - - - 14
17 Mark Douglas 26 Van Diemen RF94 Ford Fastlane Racing - - - 11 - - - - - 11
18 Tim Macrow 28 Spectrum 06b Ford Victac Apprenticeship Training - - - - - - 10 - - 10
19 Ian Dyk 45 Van Diemen RF98 Ford Pettaras Press Castle Finance - - - - 8 - - - - 8
20 Kurt Wimmer 32 Van Diemen RF02 Ford Wimmers Soft Drinks - 6 1 - - - - - - 7
James Small 15 Mygale SJ01 Ford J Small - 1 - 6 - - - - - 7
22 Laurence Burford 75 Van Diemen RF92 Ford L Burford - - - - 2 - - - - 2
Tony D'Alberto 99 Mygale SJ00 Ford Bellmont Nominees - - - - - - 2 - - 2
24 Tim Wheeler 48 Van Diemen RF98 Ford S Wheeler - - - 1 - - - - - 1

Note: Australian Formula Ford regulations mandated the use of the Ford 1600cc "Kent" four cylinder engine.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Specific Conditions, 2002 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 7-13
  2. ^ Australian Titles, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-5
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Final Pointscore, 2002 Ford Racing Australian Formula Ford Championship, www.formulaford.com.au via web.archive.org Retrieved on 24 July 2013
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i Race Results Archive, www.natsoft.com.au via web.archive.org Retrieved on 24 July 2013
  5. ^ A quick Overview of Formula Ford, www.formulaford.com.au via web.archive.org Retrieved on 25 July 2013

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