Ricciardello all the way in heat two. Following overnight repairs to a broken gearbox, Tony Ricciardello has come out this morning and won heat two of the second round of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship at Oran Park. His Chev-powered...
Ricciardello all the way in heat two.
Following overnight repairs to a broken gearbox, Tony Ricciardello has come out this morning and won heat two of the second round of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship at Oran Park.
His Chev-powered Alfa Romeo started on pole position and was never headed, taking the win clear of the championship leader Darren Hossack in a similarly engined Saab.
New Zealander Andrew Fawcett started well, holding third in his non-championship TRANZAM Jaguar until a clash with the Jaguar of Daniel Jameson pushed the Kiwi back towards the rear of the field.
Jameson was able to hold third for the remainder of the race, mindful of the close attention of Des Wall and Tony Wilson for much of the race. In the concluding laps the respective Supra/Chev and Commodore were caught and passed by Mark Stinson in his Calibra/Chev.
Seventh across the line was the Dean Randle whose Saab/Chev was involved in a race-ending incident with Terry Shiel's Mazda/Nissan in heat one. Randle held off the Nissan/Chev of Kerry Baily which started from the rear of the grid while Shiel finished ahead of Fawcet.
Meanwhile there was a great battle for eleventh where Glenn Taylor's Commodore just edged out Mick Monterosso's Escort/Chev and the Pontiac of Jeff Barnes. <pre> Australian Sports Sedans Championship Round Two Heat Two (8 Laps) Results
1-Tony Ricciardello (WA) Alfa Romeo GTV/Chev 9:23.7442 2-Darren Hossack (Vic) Saab/Chev 9:28.1677 3-Daniel Jameson (NSW) Jaguar XKR/Chev 9:31.9736 4-Mark Stinson (NSW) Holden Calibra/Chev 9:33.1439 5-Des Wall (NSW) Toyota Supra/Chev 9:34.6057 6-Tony Wilson (NSW) Holden Commodore VS/Chev 9:34.8326 7-Dean Randle (Vic) Saab Aero/Chev 9:36.5881 8-Kerry Baily (Tas) Nissan 300ZX/Chev 9:36.9022 9-Terry Shiel (NSW) Mazda RX7/Nissan Turbo 9:40.4748 10-Andrew Fawcet (NZ) Jaguar XKR/Ford 9:41.0694 11-Glen Taylor (NSW) Holden Commodore VN/Chev 9:45.8550 12-Mick Monterosso (SA) Ford Escort RS2000/Chev 9:46.0860 13-Jeff Barnes (Qld) Pontiac Trans Am/Chev 9:46.3723 14-Stephen Lichtenberge (NSW) Mazda RX7/Chev 9:59.6829 15-Ivan Mikac (ACT) Mazda RX7 Rotary 10:05.7025 16-Anton Abramovic (ACT) Mazda RX7 Rotary 10:06.7928 17-Raymond Ayton (Vic) Holden Calibra/Chev 10:07.6291 18-Bill Martin (NSW) Mazda RX7/Chev 10:21.9949 19-Michael Roddy (Vic) Jaguar XJS 10:39.7128 20-Miilton Seferis (Vic) Holden Commodore VS 10:40.7252
ROUND TWO POINTS (after two heats) Ricciardello 40, Hossack 34, Wall 27, Jameson 26, Wilson 25, Taylor 19, Stinson 14, Mikac 13, Lichtenberger 12, Abramovic 11, Randle 10, Baily 9, Ayton 8, Shiel 8, Martin 6, Monterosso 6, Barnes 5, Seferis 5, Duggan 4.
CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS Hossack 71, Riccairdello 61, Wilson 49, Jameson 36, Monterosso 33, Youlden 32, Wall 27, Baily 24, Mikac 24, Randle 24, Roddy 22, Seferis 22, Smith 19, Taylor 19, Stinson 14, Abramovic 11, Robinson 10, Ayton 8, Shiel 8, Martin 6, Duggan 4.
WEEKEND SCHEDULE Saturday June 15 1630 Sports Sedan Race One (13 laps) Sunday April 14 0950 Sports Sedan Race Two (8 laps) 1220 Sports Sedan Race Three (8 laps)