2009 Australian Sports Sedan season

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The 2009 Australian Sports Sedan season featured the 19th running of a national series for Sports Sedans in Australia. The series, officially known as the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series,[1] began on 25 April 2009 at Wakefield Park and ended on 22 November at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit after fifteen races.

2009 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series winner, Des Wall (Chevrolet Corvette)

Chevrolet Corvette driver Des Wall was crowned series winner after a fiercely contested series between the top three competitors. Winners of the previous two series, Tony Ricciardello (Alfa Romeo Alfetta) and Darren Hossack (Audi A4), competed initially for the race wins, but mechanical unreliability and on-track confrontations, usually with each other, allowed Wall to close the gap. Wall only won three races (compared to Ricciardello's six and Hossack's five) but was only out of the top five race positions once all season; an eighth-placed finish at Oran Park. Ricciardello and Hossack each failed to finish two races during the season. Wall, who has been a Sports Sedan front runner since 1989, claimed his first series win with a twelve-point victory over Ricciardello. Hossack was third, nine points behind Ricciardello.

The only other driver to score a race win was Opel Calibra driver Chris Jackson at Oran Park and he finished fifth in the points chase behind series veteran Kerry Baily (Nissan 300ZX).

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following drivers competed in the 2009 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series. The series consisted of fifteen races, at five race meetings, held in three states.[2]

Entrant Car No Driver
Audi Spares Audi A4 1 Darren Hossack
Independent Motorsports Toyota Corolla 3 Nicholas Cambridge
B&M Ricciardello Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV 5 Tony Ricciardello
Barnes High Performance Pontiac Firebird 6 Jeff Barnes
Robin O'Hare Holden LX Torana 7 Robin O'Hare
Wayne Purdon Holden LH Torana 7 Wayne Purdon
Pfitzner Performance Cars Ford EF Falcon 8 Ian Wilson
Domain Prestige Homes Holden Calibra 9 Daniel Tamasi
Centreline Suspension Ford Escort MkI 10 Ken House
Fuel 2 Race/Steve's Toy Shop Holden Calibra 11 Chris Jackson
repcoservice.com Mazda RX-7 11 Laurie Williams
Pakenham Tyrepower Holden VN Commodore 12 Chas Talbot
Alvee Products Saab 9-3 Aero 14 Mark Nelson
Steven's Security Group Mazda RX-7 15 Garry Stevens
Rocklea Contracting Holden Calibra 16 Graham Smith
Coxys Motorsport Spares Ford XA Falcon 17 Paddy Matchett
P&L Mechanical Mazda RX-7 18 Graeme Gilliland
Decoglaze Ford XD Falcon 18 Kerry Millar
Harrop/Kings Fibreglass Holden LJ Torana 19 Damian Johnson
Tony Long Fibreglass/VG Auto Paint Fiat 124 Coupe 19 Joe Said
P&L Mechanical Mazda RX-7 21 Graeme Gilliland
Lifetime Financial Ford Mustang 21 Phil Crompton
Glenn Pro Ford Escort RS2000 21 Glenn Pro
Swimart Baulkham Hills Ford Escort 22 Darren Steeden
Norm Stokes Transport Mazda RX-7 24 Norm Stokes
Jocaro Motors Holden Calibra 25 Neil Bryson
Brandster Serv Motorsport Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 25 Dave Loftus
Steve's Toy Shop/Menai Blinds Chevrolet Camaro 26 Scott Butler
Airey Industrial Nissan 300ZX 28 Kerry Baily
NMR Motorsport Chevrolet Camaro 30 Terry Wyhoon
Michael Graham Holden VS Commodore 31 Michael Graham
Bell Real Estate Holden Monaro 32 Michael Robinson
RMCP Holden VK Commodore 35 Simon Copping
Shannons/Mount Aqua Chevrolet Corvette GTS 38 Des Wall
RK&T Young Plumbing Mazda RX-7 41 Trent Young
Aston Air Conditioning Ford EB Falcon 43 Chris Donnelly
MR Automotive Rover Vitesse 44 Colin Smith
Campbelltown Frames & Trusses Jaguar XKR 45 Daniel Jameson
Coaststeer Auto Services Holden Calibra 46 David McGinniss
Pallet Handling Systems Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 47 Mark Papadopoulos
Executive Heating & Cooling Mazda RX-7 48 Luke Chambers
Marinelli's Mechanical & Performance Holden VS Commodore 51 Bob McLoughlin
Jamison & Craig Consultants Holden Gemini 51 Stephen Craig
Panorama Smash Holden VK Commodore 53 Steve Kilic
BJ Banks Electrical Mazda RX-7 56 Bruce Banks
Sullivan Motorsport Nissan Bluebird 57 Sean Sullivan
Quality Concreting Mazda RX-7 59 Lester Ervin
Quality Concreting Mazda RX-7 59 Bobby Ervin
Fivestar Fencing & Gates Chevrolet Corvette GTS 66 Dean Camm
GTA Motorsport Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV6 67 Andrew Leithhead
Aston Air Conditioning Chevrolet Camaro 68 Shane Bradford
Ramsdale Wreckers/Blush Photography Holden LC Torana 73 Garry Roberts
Dance Expression Fiat 131 76 Nick Smith
Steven Shipway Toyota Crown 77 Steven Shipway
R&L Uhlhorn Mazda RX-7 83 Lee Uhlhorn
Esjay Commercial Plastering Holden VS Commodore 88 Ian Rice
Hornet Press Ford Mustang 89 Graham Bell
Kerrick Saab 9-3 Aero 93 Dean Randle
Bohler Uddeholm Australia Nissan 300ZX 97 Anthony Macready
Wildridge Fabrications Ford EF Falcon 98 Jeff Brown

Results and Standings[edit]

Race Calendar[edit]

The 2009 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series consisted of five rounds, three of which were held at Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships meetings and two at other meetings.[3]

Rd. Race Title Circuit City / State Date Winner
1 New South Wales Shannons Nationals R2 Wakefield Park Goulburn, New South Wales 25 – 26 Apr Tony Ricciardello
2 South Australia Clem Smith Trophy Mallala Motor Sport Park Adelaide, South Australia 6 – 7 Jun Des Wall
3 New South Wales Shannons Nationals R8 Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 29 – 30 Aug Darren Hossack
4 New South Wales Oran Park Oran Park Raceway Sydney, New South Wales 31 Oct – 1 Nov Kerry Baily
5 Victoria (Australia) 50k Plate Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Phillip Island, Victoria 21 – 22 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.

Pos Driver Round 1 – WAK[4] Round 2 – MAL[5] Round 3 – OR1[6] Round 4 – OR2[7] Round 5 – PHI[8] 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 Des Wall 3rd 3rd 5th 1st 3rd 1st 3rd 3rd 5th 8th 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 5th 231
2 Tony Ricciardello 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 9th Ret 5th 2nd 1st 4th Ret 3rd 1st 1st 219
3 Darren Hossack 1st 2nd 7th 10th 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 1st 2nd Ret DNS 1st Ret 2nd 210
4 Kerry Baily 4th 4th 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 2nd 2nd 141
5 Chris Jackson 7th 6th 4th 14th 4th 4th 5th 1st 4th 109
6 Scott Butler 6th 5th 3rd 7th Ret 8th 6th 5th 11th 15th 10th 4th 108
7 David McGinniss 10th Ret 6th 8th Ret DNS 12th Ret 7th 9th 5th 8th 71
8 Bob McLoughlin 4th 6th 4th 13th 8th 11th 11th 12th DNS 70
9 Bruce Banks 7th 7th 5th 15th 10th 11th 16th 14th 12th 13th DNS Ret 60
10 Daniel Tamasi 5th Ret Ret 9th 6th Ret 4th 4th Ret 57
11 Dean Camm Ret 8th 9th 7th Ret 3rd 6th 18th Ret 53
12 Trent Young 5th 7th DNS 6th 12th 7th 48
13 Graeme Gilliland 9th 9th 7th 17th Ret 14th 18th 7th 14th 42
14 Jeff Barnes 3rd 4th Ret 4th Ret Ret 41
15 Shane Bradford 10th Ret 12th 8th 16th 3rd 37
16 Damien Jameson 14th 9th Ret 13th 8th 5th 36
17 Damien Johnson Ret 8th Ret 18th 11th 15th 19th 10th 7th 33
18 Michael Robinson 6th 5th 8th 32
19 Phil Crompton 9th 6th 6th 30
Anthony Macready 8th DNS DNS Ret DNS DNS 4th 9th Ret 30
21 Mark Nelson 5th Ret 3rd 27
22 Dean Randle 7th 3rd Ret 25
23 Colin Smith 16th 13th Ret 14th 10th 8th 24
24 Ian Rice 12th 6th 10th 23
25 Ian Wilson 8th Ret 6th 20
26 Dave Loftus 15th 11th 6th 19
27 Laurie Williams 14th 8th 11th 18
28 Lester Ervin 9th 8th DNS 17
Graham Smith Ret DNS DNS 10th 7th Ret 17
30 Neil Bryson Ret Ret DNS 19th Ret DNS 11th 9th Ret 14
31 Chris Donnelly 11th Ret Ret 10th Ret Ret 13
32 Lee Uhlhorn 20th 15th 6th 18
33 Nick Smith Ret Ret 13th Ret 16th 10th 12
Jeff Brown 17th 13th 9th 12
Terry Wyhoon 5th DNS DNS 12
Ken House 25th 13th 9th 12
37 Luke Chambers 16th 12th 12th 11
38 Garry Stevens 18th 15th 13th 22nd Ret DSQ 6
39 Nicholas Cambridge 24th 17th 13th 4
40 Darren Steeden 21st 17th 14th 3
Chas Talbot 17th 14th Ret 3
42 Andrew Leithhead 20th Ret 15th 2
43 Norman Stokes DNS DNS DNS 26th 19th 16th 1
Glenn Pro DNS Ret 17th
Kerry Millar 25th 20th 18th
Sean Sullivan 22nd 18th 21st
Simon Copping 19th DNS 20th
Steve Kilic 29th 22nd 19th
Mark Papadopoulos 23rd 21st Ret
Michael Graham 21st DNS DNS
Steve Shipway 28th 23rd Ret
Wayne Purdon 23rd DNS DNS
Paddy Matchett Ret 24th Ret
Joe Said 24th Ret Ret
Graham Bell 26th DNS DNS
Robin O'Hare 27th DNS DNS
Garry Roberts Ret DNS DNS
Bobby Ervin DSQ Ret 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)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kerrick Sports Sedan Series, www.sportssedans.com.au Retrieved via web.archive.org on 28 July 2012
  2. ^ "Title Unknown". Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27.
  3. ^ "National Australian Sports Sedan Association Events". Kerrick Sports Sedan Series. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-16.
  4. ^ "Wakefield Park Raceway 26/04/2009 2009 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Round 2". National Software. 26 April 2009. Archived from the original on 12 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-22.
  5. ^ "Mallala Motorsport Park 07/06/2009 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships – Round 4". National Software. 7 June 2009. Archived from the original on 5 September 2009. Retrieved 2 November 2009.
  6. ^ "Oran Park Raceway 30/08/2009 Shannons Nationals 2009 – Round 8". National Software. 30 August 2009. Archived from the original on 6 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.
  7. ^ "Oran Park Grand Prix Circuit 01/11/2009 Rnd 6, 2009 NSW Motor Race Championship – The Final Round". National Software. 1 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  8. ^ "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 22/11/2009 Island Magic 2009". National Software. 22 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-30.

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