Ricciardello's day but Hossack retains championship lead. Despite finishing sixth in the final heat of the second round of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship. The round was won by defending champ WA's Tony Ricciardello who's Alfa/Chev took...
Ricciardello's day but Hossack retains championship lead.
Despite finishing sixth in the final heat of the second round of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship. The round was won by defending champ WA's Tony Ricciardello who's Alfa/Chev took out the opening two heats before trailing Kerry Baily's Nissan/Chev home in the third.
With the top ten from the second heat result starting in reverse order, Baily who started out of position three, surged to an immediate lead, which he held all the way to the flag. His major opposition was Ricciardello, who shot out of tenth to be second by the third turn. He challenged Baily in the initial stages but gradually drifted away to a four-second margin.
Daniel Jameson started seventh, picked up one place on the opening lap, then had third and third in round secured with a lap to go. He had relegated Tony Wilson's Commodore to fourth while Dean Randle, fifth in the opening stages, spun and ultimately came home ninth.
Mark Stinson pressure Wilson in the final stages but couldn't maneuver his Calibra/Chev ahead. Behind the pair Darren Hossack in the Saab/Chev held off a spirited dice between Des Wall (Supra/Chev) and the Pontiac of Jeff Barnes, which got by on the final lap.
Tenth was the Kiwi, Andrew Fawcet in the TRANZAM Jaguar who spun on the opening lap before making a good recovery. Terry Shiel was expected to be a force but early contact with another car caused damage to a front wheel and front suspension.
Australian Sports Sedans Championship Round Two Heat Three (8 Laps) Results
1-Kerry Baily (Tas) Nissan 300ZX/Chev 9:26.1685
2-Tony Ricciardello (WA) Alfa Romeo GTV/Chev 9:30.6457
3-Daniel Jameson (NSW) Jaguar XKR/Chev 9:31.6131
4-Tony Wilson (NSW) Holden Commodore/Chev 9:34.0472
5-Mark Stinson (NSW) Holden Calibra/Chev 9:34.4928
6-Darren Hossack (Vic) Saab/Chev 9:39.0331
7-Jeff Barnes (Qld) Pontiac Trans Am 9:39.1518
8-Des Wall (NSW) Toyota Supra/Chev 9:39.5332
9-Dean Randle (Vic) Saab Aero/Chev 9:40.5339
10-Andrew Fawcet (NZ) Jaguar XKR/Chev 9:48.9139
11-Stephen Lichtenberger (NSW) Mazda RX7/Chev 9:55.6767
12-Glen Taylor (NSW) Holden Commodore VN/Chev 9:56.2936
13-Graham Smith (NSW) Opel Calibra/Chev 9:58.0172
14-Ivan Mikac (ACT) Mazda RX7 Rotary 10:02.1165
15-Anton Abramovic (ACT) Mazda RX7 Rotary 10:05.0658
16-Michael Roddy (Vic) Jaguar XJS V12 10:41.1232
17-Miilton Seferis (Vic) Holden Commodore VS 10:44.6442
18-Raymond Ayton (Vic) Holden Calibra/Chev 10:53.4076
19-Bill Martin (NSW) Mazda RX7/Chev 6 laps
DNF- 2 Mick Monterosso Ford Escort RS2000/Chev 4 laps - gearbox
DNF- 111 Terry Shiel (NSW) Mazda RX7/Nissan Turbo 1 laps - contact, suspension
ROUND TWO POINTS (after three heats)
Ricciardello 57, Hossack 46, Jameson 41, Wilson 39, Wall 37, Baily 29, Stinson 27, Taylor 26, Lichtenberger 20, Randle 19, Mikac 18, Barnes 16.
Hossack 83, Riccairdello 76, Wilson 63, Jameson 51, Baily 44, Wall 37, Monterosso 33, Randle 33, Youlden 32, Mikac 24.