2012 Australian Suzuki Swift Series

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2012 Australian Suzuki Swift Series
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The 2012 Hi Tech Oils Australian Swift Series[1] is the third running of the series in Australia. It will be based around eight rounds in four different states, featuring for the second year the Suzuki Swift Sport RS416 model.[2]

Round 1 at Sydney's Eastern Creek Grand Prix Circuit saw Queenslander and reigning champion Allan Jarvis take pole position and win all three races. Second for the weekend was Country Music singer Adam Brand with rookie Reece Murphy third.[3][4]

Round 2 was held at Mallala Motor Sport Park in South Australia [5] the week after Easter. Current Champion Allan Jarvis won race 1 with newcomer Reece Murphy winning races 2 and 3 and also took the round victory. Second for the weekend was Rob Jarvis with his son Allan Jarvis third.[6]

In between Mallala and Winton, a Non-Championship round was held at Queensland's Lakeside Raceway. Championship leader Allan Jarvis won the weekend with newcomers Dale Corbett second and Brandon Porch third.

Round 3 held at Winton Raceway proved a difficult weekend for drivers with Friday and Saturday being dry and race day Sunday wet. Series regular Reece Murphy clawed his way back into contention for the title with a consistent drive to finish second for the round behind newcomer Damian Ward. Third went to veteran Rob Jarvis with his son Allan finishing fifth and holds onto the championship lead by only two points.[7]

Round 4 rolled into Sydney Motorsport Park in New South Wales under sunny skies. Brooke Leech withdrew after a breaking her knee in a karting accident and Perth's Brett Stewart also after competing in Townsville the week before. Former V8 Supercar driver Richard Mork rejoined the series as did Production Car veteran Brendon Cook. Series regular Reece Murphy had his way for most of the weekend with two wins and a second place pushing him to the lead of the championship. Defending champion Allan Jarvis was second with Adam Brand third.[8]

Round 5 moved to Queensland Raceway in August for the first time. Defending series champion Allan Jarvis hit back with a win by one point over Round 4 winner Reece Murphy. Damian Ward rounded out the podium. Brooke Leech returned to the series after recovering from her karting accident.

Round 6 moved to New South Wales' Wakefield Park, a short drive from the nation's capital of Canberra. Damian Ward won the weekend with two race wins from Reece Murphy and current champion Allan Jarvis. The final round will be held at Sandown, Victoria.

Calendar[edit]

The 2012 Australian Swift Series will be contested over eight rounds, starting at Eastern Creek in March and finishing at Sandown in November.[9][10]

Rd. Supporting Circuit / State Date Winner
1 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Eastern Creek Raceway, New South Wales 9–11 March Allan Jarvis
2 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Mallala Motor Sport Park, South Australia 13–15 April Reece Murphy
NC Queensland Raceways Drivers Championship Lakeside Raceway, Queensland 26–27 May Allan Jarvis
3 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Winton Raceway, Victoria 22–24 June Damian Ward
4 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Sydney Motorsport Park, New South Wales 13–15 July Reece Murphy
5 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Queensland Raceway, Queensland 10–12 August Allan Jarvis
6 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Wakefield Park, New South Wales 12–14 October Damian Ward
7 Shannons Nationals Motor Racing Championships Sandown, Victoria 23–25 November Allan Jarvis

Driver standings[edit]

Points system[edit]

Points are awarded to the driver or drivers of a car that start any race.

Position 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22nd 23rd 24th 25th 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th 31st All other finishes
Points 39 35 31 29 28 27 26 25 24 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 NC Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
Series entrants
1 Allan Jarvis 117 98 1st 87 105 106 95 109 717
2 Reece Murphy 92 109 99 113 105 105 93 716
3 Rob Jarvis 90 99 8th 93 85 82 80 84 613
4 Damian Ward 109 91 94 109 93 496
5 Adam Brand 99 94 89 193
6 Ben Foessel 76 78 79 233
7 Callum Sayers 87 DNS 103 190
8 Brett Stewart 86 90 WD 176
9 Scott Gore 88 83 171
10 Dale Corbett 2nd 83 83 166
11 Brooke Leech 81 WD 83 164
12 Jamie MacMaster 74 78 0 152
13 Fernando Wierhl 88 88
14 Mick Gore 86 0 86
15 Brendon Cook 82 82
16 Robbie Bolger 81 81
17 Richard Mork 79 79
18 Samantha Reid 78 78
19 Colin Bradley 77 77
20 Ken Dalton 51 51
Justin Johns WD DNS
Dale Campaign DNS
Matthew Nolan DNS
Brandon Porch 3rd
- Bronte Michael 4th
Chris Corbett 5th
Lucus Ward 6th
Aaron Everett 7th
Pos Driver Rd 1 Rd 2 NC Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Pts
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. ^ http://www.swiftseries.com.au/#/news1-080212/4560634553 Hi Tech Oils sponsor series. Swiftseries.com.au 24/2/2012
  2. ^ http://www.camsmanual.com.au/sportregs/2012_Aust_Swift_Series_Sport-TechRegs-1.pdf 2012 Swift Series Sporting Regulations.
  3. ^ SpeedCafe © (2012-03-08). "Round 1 Entries. Speedcafe 8 March, 2012". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  4. ^ SpeedCafe © (2012-03-11). "Round 1 Shannon's Nationals wrap up. 11 March, 2012". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  5. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/04/12/entry-lists-shannons-nationals-mallala-preview/ Round 2 entries. Speedcafe 12 April 2012
  6. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/04/15/modystach-sweeps-gt3-cup-challenge-season-opener/ Round 2 wrap up. Speedcafe 15 April 2012
  7. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/06/24/tasmanian-duo-takes-third-cooper-memorial-trophy/ Round 3 wrap. Speedcafe 24 June 2012
  8. ^ http://www.speedcafe.com/2012/07/15/ricciardello-back-on-top-in-sydney-sports-sedans/ Speedcafe 15/7/2012
  9. ^ SpeedCafe © (2011-12-19). "Speedcafe. 19 December, 2011". Speedcafe.com. Retrieved 2012-03-30. 
  10. ^ http://www.swiftseries.com.au/#/2012-calendar/4546451682 Calendar from Official webpage. 24/2/2012

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