2008 Australian Sports Sedan Series

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The 2008 Kerrick Australian Sports Sedan series was the 18th running of a national series for Sports Sedans in Australia. It began on 17 May 2008 at Mallala Motor Sport Park and ended on 30 November at Sandown Raceway after fifteen races. The battle between Darren Hossack, driving the John Gourlay owned and still under development new Audi A4 and Tony Ricciardello and his family run team with their well sorted and multiple-championship winning Alfa Romeo Alfetta would go down to the final race of the season, with Hossack winning the race and the title. For Hossack it was the rare achievement of winning two Australian motor racing series in the same calendar year having previously won the 2008 Australian Superkart Championship.

Series champion, Darren Hossack (Audi A4-Chevrolet)

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 2008 Australian Sports Sedan Series. The series will consist of fifteen races, at five race meetings, held in three states.

Team Car Engine No Driver
B&M Ricciardello Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Chevrolet 6.0 V8 1 Australia Tony Ricciardello
Audi Spares Audi A4 Chevrolet 6.0 V8 4 Australia Darren Hossack
Flamecrusher Jaguar XKR Chevrolet 6.0 V8 5 New Zealand Bernie Gillon
Prahrans Fastest Plumber Ford BF Falcon 5 Australia Bob Gill
Barnes High Performance Pontiac Firebird Chevrolet 6.0 V8 6 Australia Jeff Barnes
Simon Longhurst Mazda RX-7 7 Australia Simon Longhurst
Domain Prestige Homes Opel Calibra Chevrolet 6.0 V8 9 Australia Daniel Tamasi
Alvee Products Saab 9-3 Chrysler 6.0 V8 14 Australia Mark Nelson
Australia Shane Price
Qld. Commercial Constructions Honda Prelude Chevrolet 6.0 V8 15 Australia Charlie Senese
Rockley Contracting Opel Calibra Ford 2.0 V6 Turbo 16 Australia Graham Smith
Kings Fibreglass
Harrop Engine Components
Holden LJ Torana Holden 3.3 I6 19 Australia Damian Johnson
Lifetime Financial Ford Mustang Ford 6.0 V8 21 Australia Phil Crompton
Menai Blinds
Steves Toyshop
Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet 6.0 V8 26 Australia Scott Butler
Airey Industrial Nissan 300ZX Chevrolet 6.0 V8 28 Australia Kerry Baily
NMR Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet 6.0 V8 30 Australia Geoff Munday
Sonata Lounge Furniture Ford Mustang 31 Australia Luke Youlden
Bell Real Estate Holden Monaro Chevrolet 6.0 V8 32 Australia Michael Robinson
Mt Aqua Spring Water Chevrolet Corvette GTS Chevrolet 6.0 V8 38 Australia Des Wall
RK & T Young Plumbing Mazda RX-7 Mazda 20B Turbo 41 Australia Trent Young
Aston Air Conditioning Ford EB Falcon Ford 6.0 V8 43 Australia Shane Bradford
MR Automotive Rover Vitesse Chevrolet 6.0 V8 44 Australia Colin Smith
Cambelltown Frames & Trusses Jaguar XKR Chevrolet 6.0 V8 45 Australia Daniel Jameson
Coaststeer Auto Services Opel Calibra Chevrolet 6.0 V8 46 Australia Dave McGinniss
Fuel 2 Race
Steve's Toy Shop
Opel Calibra Chevrolet 6.0 V8 50 Australia Chris Jackson
Marinelli's Mechanical & Performance Holden VS Commodore Chevrolet 6.0 V8 51 Australia Bob McLoughlin
B J Banks Electrical Mazda RX-7 Mazda 13B 56 Australia Bruce Banks
Quality Concreting Mazda RX-7 Nissan 2.0 I4 Turbo 59 Australia Bobby Irvin
Fivestar Fencing
Darred Panels
Chevrolet Corvette Chevrolet 6.0 V8 66 Australia Dean Camm
Simons Builders Gypsum Australia Ford TC Cortina Chevrolet 6.0 V8 77 Australia Glen Hastings
Austrack Motorsport Holden VX Commodore Chevrolet 6.0 V8 80 Australia Fred Axisa
Esjay Commercial Plastering Holden VS Commodore Chevrolet 6.0 V8 88 Australia Ian Rice
Bohler Uddeholm Australia Nissan 300ZX Chevrolet 6.0 V8 97 Australia Anthony Macready
Wildridge Fabrications Ford Falcon 98 Australia Jeff Brown

Results and Standings[edit]

Race Calendar[edit]

The 2008 Australian Sports Sedan Series consisted of five rounds.[1]

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 South Australia Mallala Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia 17–18 May Luke Youlden
2 Victoria (Australia) Phillip Island Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 14 - 15 Jun Darren Hossack
3 New South Wales Eastern Creek Eastern Creek Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 12 - 13 Jul Darren Hossack
4 New South Wales Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 30 - 31 Aug Tony Ricciardello
5 Victoria (Australia) Sandown Sandown Raceway Melbourne, Victoria 29 - 30 Nov Tony Ricciardello

Drivers Points[edit]

Points were awarded 20-17-15-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 based on the top sixteen race positions in each race. There were two bonus points allocated for pole position. Pole Position is indicated in bold text.[2]

Pos Driver Round 1 - MAL[3] Round 2 - PHI[4] Round 3 - EAS[5] Round 4 - ORA[6] Round 5 - SAN[7] Pts
Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1 Darren Hossack DNS 2nd 2nd 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 1st Ret 2nd 2nd 1st 244
2 Tony Ricciardello DNS Ret 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st 1st 1st 4th 237
3 Kerry Baily 2nd 3rd 4th 11th Ret DNS 4th 6th 5th DNS 4th 2nd 4th 4th 3rd 160
4 Trent Young 4th 4th 6th 5th Ret DNS 7th 5th 4th 4th Ret 4th 6th 6th 6th 143
5 Luke Youlden 1st 1st 3rd 3rd 2nd 3rd 102
6 Dean Camm 6th Ret 9th 11th Ret 8th 7th 13th 9th 7th 7th 7th 87
7 Charlie Senese 5th 7th Ret 10th 5th 5th 13th DNS 13th DNS 12th Ret 68
8 Daniel Tamasi DNS 6th 5th DNS DNS DNS 5th 4th Ret Ret 8th 7th Ret DNS DNS 67
9 Phil Crompton 3rd 5th 7th Ret 3rd 4th Ret Ret Ret DNS DNS DNS 65
Scott Butler 8th 7th 10th 6th 3rd 5th 65
11 Mark Nelson 7th 8th 8th Ret 10th 9th 8th 7th Ret 63
12 David McGinniss Ret 6th 6th 9th Ret Ret DNS 10th 6th 48
13 Shane Price 3rd 3rd 2nd 47
14 Bernie Gillon 3rd 3rd 3rd 45
Bruce Banks 6th Ret 9th 9th Ret Ret 8th 8th Ret 45
16 Bob McLoughlin Ret 8th 8th 9th 11th 8th 41
17 Ian Rice 4th 7th 7th 33
18 Chris Jackson 6th 8th 6th Ret DNS DNS 31
19 Daniel Jameson Ret DNS Ret 3rd 5th Ret 27
Colin Smith 14th 11th 11th 10th 14th DNS 27
21 Jeff Barnes DNS 6th 3rd 26
22 Damian Johnson 9th 9th 9th 24
23 Anthony Macready 10th 9th 12th DNS DNS DNS 21
24 Bobby Irvin DNS DNS DNS 5th 9th Ret 20
25 Geoff Munday 8th DNS DNS Ret DNS 8th 18
26 Michael Robinson DNS 16th 10th 8
Jeff Brown 11th 15th DNS 8
Bob Gill DNS 17th DNS
Simon Longhurst Ret Ret Ret
Fred Axisa DNS Ret Ret
Shane Bradford DNS DNS DNS
Graham Smith DNS DNS DNS
Glen Hastings DNS DNS DNS
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (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 (DNP)
Excluded (EX)


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  2. ^ "2008 Kerrick Sports Sedan Progressive Pointscore". Kerrick Sports Sedan Series. Retrieved 2008-06-25. [dead link]
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  5. ^ "Eastern Creek International Raceway 13/07/2008 Shannons National Motor Racing Championship - Rnd 5". National Software. 13 July 2008. Archived from the original on 18 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
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  7. ^ "Sandown International Motor Raceway 30/11/2008 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2008 - Rd 10". National Software. 30 November 2008. Archived from the original on 6 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 

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