2010 Australian Superkart season
|2010 Australian Superkart season|
The 2010 Australian Superkart season covers national level Superkart racing in Australia during 2010. There were just two national level race meetings in 2010, both held on the calendar of the Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships, making up the 2010 Dunlop Australian Superkart Championship.
Darren Hossack, Martin Latta and Steven Tamasi won the Australian championships.
Australian Superkart Championship
The 2010 Dunlop Australian Superkart Championship was the 22nd running of the national championships for Superkarts. It began on 1 May 2010 at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and will end on 15 August at Morgan Park Raceway after eight races. It was contested for three engine configuration based classes, 250 cc International, 250 National and 125 cc.
A third national level event was scheduled for 29–30 May at Mallala Motor Sport Park for the non-gearbox Rotax Max family of classes, but did not go ahead due to poor competitor support. The event was later rescheduled for 29 October at Wakefield Park to be held as the 2010 Australian Rotax Superkart Nationals.
Teams and drivers
The following drivers competed in the 2010 Australian Superkart Championship. The series consisted of two rounds, with four races at each meeting.
|Sam Zavaglia Racing||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||1||Sam Zavaglia|
|Yamaha TZ250||9||Trevor Roberts|
|125 Gearbox||Gold Viper||Honda RS125R||19|| Stephen Castles
|Rocket Race Engines||250 International||Anderson Mirage||SAFE||4||Rod Prickett|
|Maddern Oil P/L||250 International||PVP||PVP||5||Charles Maddern|
|Viper Racing UK
|250 National||Anderson Maverick||Honda CR250R||6||Martin Latta|
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125R||7||Anthony Lappas|
|250 International||PVP||FPE||8||Anton Stevens|
|RMR Superkarts||250 International||Anderson Maverick||BRC 250FE||10||Gary Pegoraro|
|250 National||Anderson Maverick||Yamaha YZ250||15||Luke May|
|Anderson Maverick||26||Wayne Sprostan|
|Precision Contracting||250 International||Stockman MR2||11||Darren Kitchen|
|Rockpress||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125R||12||Phil Silcock|
|Smash Solutions||250 International||PVP||PVP||13||Poul V. Petersen|
|Top Torque||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125R||14||Matt Bass|
|250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||40||Greg Bass|
|Safe Evolutions||250 International||Anderson Maverick||SAFE||16||Darren Hossack|
|Sugarless Confectionary Co.||250 International||Stockman MR2||Yamaha TZ250||17||Phil Webb|
|Stockman Superkarts||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||18||Warren McIlveen|
|Buildersmile Constructions||250 International||PVP||PVP||20||Carlo Chermaz|
|Nick Paul||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||21||Robert Oakley|
|Broadbent Compressor Services||125 Gearbox||Topkart||Honda RS125R||22||Darren Dunn|
|Floth Sustainable Building Consultants||125 Gearbox||Avoig Elise||Honda RS125R||23||Tim Philp|
|250 International||Zip Eagle||BRC 250FE||28||Ilya Harpas|
|Zip Eagle II||29||Yiani Harpas|
|Fuji Xerox||250 International||Anderson Maverick||FPE 250||30||Jason Smith|
|All Site Asbestos||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||31||Nathan Shearman|
Linra Property Group
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2 Laydown||Honda RS125R||32||Drene Jamieson|
|250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||35||Russell Jamieson|
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2 Laydown||Honda RS125R||75||Lindsay Jamieson|
|250 International||Anderson Maverick||Honda RS250||86||Chryss Jamieson|
|Suburban Accounting||250 International||Stockman MR2||Yamaha TZ250
|125 Gearbox||Yamaha TZ125||77||Brad Stebbing|
|Cycle City||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125R||34||Jeff Reed|
|Seaford Truck Refinishers||250 National||Anderson Mirage||Yamaha YZ250||41||Brendan Ludeman|
|Stockman MR2||Kawasaki KX250||67|
|250 National||Eliminator||44||Paul Snaith|
|Polystyrene Solutions||250 National||PVP Raider||Honda CR250R||46||Bob Fullerton|
|Bluff Racing||125 Gearbox||Gladiator||Yamaha TZ125||47||Doug Amiss|
|Ciscos Race Tunning||250 International||Anderson Maverick||49||Steven Haywood|
|N&G Motor Repairs
Iguana Signs & Concepts
|125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125R||50||Brian Wild|
|Speedy Gonzales Team||125 Gearbox||Avoig Elise||Honda RS125R||52||Anthony Cristallo|
|Crispy Racing||250 National||Anderson Maverick||Yamaha YZ250||58||David Yuill|
|RFC Race Team||250 International||Anderson Maverick||Honda RS250||60||David McAdam|
|Gas Action Services||250 International||PVP||Honda RS250||61||Steven Murray|
|Avoig Racing||125 Gearbox||Avoig Elise||Honda RS125R||63||John Pellicano|
|GR Industries||250 National||Stockman MR2||66||Frank Giglio|
|BK Electrical||250 National||Formula 1||Honda CR250R||71||Barry Kunowski|
|Stockman Superkarts/Top Torque||250 International||Stockman MR2||Honda RS250||74||Jason Laker|
|JND Constructions||250 International||Anderson Mirage||Honda RS250||78||Joshua Barnett|
|Betta Calibrations||250 National||Stockman MR2||82||Brett Campbell|
|Domain Prestige Homes||125 Gearbox||Stockman MR2||Honda RS125R||91||Steven Tamasi|
|J. Shelton & Co||125 Gearbox||Avoig Elise||Honda RS125R||93||Jeremy Shelton|
|Phoenix Dental Laboratory||250 International||Zip Eagle II||Yamaha TZ250||96||Mark Hanson|
Former 100 cc non-gearbox Superkart Champion Gary Pegoraro finally broke through to claim a round win of the Australian Superkart Championship after coming close on many occasions in the last four years. Pegoraro won the wet second race as well as the bonus point fourth race at Phillip Island and finished third in the other two races in a consistent and fast weekend. 2008 champion Darren Hossack capitalised on a mistake by Trevor Roberts on the second last corner to win race 3 and combined that with second places in races two and four to be just five points behind Pegoraro as Anderson Karts dominated the opening round. Visiting Northern Ireland racer Trevor Roberts finished third for the round on his first visit to Australia with second places in races one and three and a third in the fourth race. Race one winner Warren McIlveen sat fourth in the points, slowed by a disappointing result in race three.
Best of the rest was Anton Stevens, whose PVP claimed a third and a fourth over the weekend and was consistently fast near the front runners. Defending champion Sam Zavaglia had a lot of work to do to come from 40 points down and sat ninth behind Ilya Harpas and Chryss Jamieson.
Luke May and Martin Latta fought over the 250 National class all weekend, trading firsts and seconds. A third-place finish in race 2 for Latta made the difference and May led the series by two points. David Yuill led the rest of the resurgent class, competing for Australian championship status for the first time since 2006. Yuill was fast in the very wet second race on Sunday morning, finishing just behind May, well up in the top ten overall. Consistency put perennial 250 National race Frank Giglio fourth in the points, ahead of STR's Matthew Palmer, the de facto defending class champion.
Twice former 125 cc champion Darren Dunn made a blitzing return to the class, winning the final race of the weekend to pull ten points clear of defending champion Steven Tamasi. Tamasi won the first race of the weekend on Saturday afternoon but Sunday saw the teenager plagued with power issues which saw him last across the line in race four. The weekend saw each race claimed by a different racer; veteran Jeff Reed won race two to be third in the points behind Tamasi while race-three winner Anothony Lappas languished seventh after a pair of retirements slowed his weekend. Brad Stebbing and John Pellicano sat fourth and fifth.
Results and Standings
Gearbox race calendar
The 2010 Dunlop Australian Superkart Championship season consisted of two rounds. Four races were held at both race meetings.
|Rd.||Circuit||City / State||Date||Winner 250 International||Team||Winner 250 National||Team||Winner 125 Gearbox||Team|
|1||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Victoria||1 – 2 May||Gary Pegoraro||RMR Superkarts||Luke May||Velocity Management||Darren Dunn||Broadbent Compressor Services|
|2||Morgan Park Raceway||Warwick, Queensland||14 – 15 August||Warren McIlveen||Stockman Superkarts||Martin Latta||Viper Racing UK||Steven Tamasi||Domain Prestige Homes|
|Rd||Circuit||City / State||Date||Winner Rotax Light||Team||Winner Rotax Heavy||Team|
|Rotax||Wakefield Park||Goulburn, New South Wales||29 October|
Points were awarded 20-17-15-13-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 based on the top fifteen race positions in first three races of each round. The fourth race of each round, which is longer than the others (eight laps vs five laps) awarded points for the top twenty race positions at 25-22-20-18-16-15-14-13-12–11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1. Points sourced from in part:
- "Wakefield Park to Host Rotax Superkart Nationals". Superkarts Australia. 24 June 2010. Archived from the original on 26 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
- "Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 02/05/2010 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships 2010 - Round 3". National Software. 2 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
- "Morgan Park Raceway (Track K) 15/08/2010 Shannon's Nationals Motor Racing Championship - Rnd". National Software. 15 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
- Jones, Mark (4 May 2010). "Full Championship Points After Round 1". Superkarts Australia. Retrieved 2010-06-18.