CIK: Australian series championship review

19 October, 2003 - With Championships still on the line the action at the final day of the Dunlop Australian CIK Championship was some of the closest racing of the five round Championship. Entering into the final Barclay Holden was 6 points in...

19 October, 2003 - With Championships still on the line the action at the final day of the Dunlop Australian CIK Championship was some of the closest racing of the five round Championship.

Entering into the final Barclay Holden was 6 points in arrears of Championship leader and when Hryniuk was force out after only one lap the Championship appeared to be all smooth sailing for the Gold Coast driver.

However when he dropped to fifth the Championship was set to go to Hryniuk despite him sitting on the sidelines. With two laps remaining Bart price and Andrew Tomlinson got together allowing Holden into third and take the Championship by 3 points.

The Championship victory overshadowed a superb performance by Matthew Wall to break through for his maiden Formula A victory and Jason Burn's fine second place. Holden's third sealed his Championship fate.

"After three years of trying it is great to be the Champion, finally," smiled Holden after the 39-lap Final.

Justin Ruggier made it three wins in as many years at Geelong going from ReSa to Intercontinental A and today he took out the Intercontinental C class ahead of Kiwi star, Ryan Grant. Andrew Thompson snared third on the last lap while Tyson Pearce's fifth place was enough for him to take the Championship, the first CIK Championship for the Australian manufacturer.

Trulli Kart driver, Glenn Powles won a hard fought Intercontinental A Final ahead of Matthew Muller and South Australian, Troy Woodger.

In Junior Intercontinental A it was Deepal Kandola who broke through for his maiden victory ahead of a hard charging drive by Paul Laskazeski. Ben McCashney finished third to seal second in the Championship. Top Kart pilot Kristian Lindbom sealed his Championship fate earlier in the day when he finished the Pre-Final.

With their great performances the Remo Racing led, Trulli Kart team sealed their AON Manufacturers Cup Championship.

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Series Kart
Drivers Andrew Thompson , Ben McCashney , Tom Andrew , Kristian Lindbom