The 1998 Australian Sports Sedan Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title for drivers of Group 2D Sports Sedans.[1] It was the 14th Australian Sports Sedan Championship to be awarded by CAMS.[2]

Calendar

The championship was contested over a five round series.[3]

Rounds were contested over three races.[3]

Points system

Championship points were awarded on a 10–9–8–7–6–5–4–3–2–1 basis for the first ten positions attained in qualifying at each round .[3] No points were awarded for Race 1,[3] however the results were used to determine the starting grid for Race 2.[11] Championship points were awarded on a 21–19–17–16–15–14–13–12–11–10 basis for the first ten positions in both Race 2 and Race 3 of each round.[3]

Results

Position [3] Driver [3] No.[5][9] Car [5][9] Entrant [9] Total [3]
1 Tony Ricciardello 15 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Chevrolet[11] Basil Ricciardello 244
2 Mick Monterosso 2 Ford Escort RS2000 Chevrolet[11] Mick Monterosso 207
3 Kerry Baily 1 Toyota Celica Supra Chevrolet[4] K Baily 197
4 Mark Stinson 13 Holden Calibra[11] Australian Sports Sedan Association 173
5 Des Wall 20 Toyota Supra Chevrolet[11] Des Wall 121
6 Ivan Mikac 42 Mazda RX-7 Ivan Mikac 71
7 Stephen Lichtenberger 5 Mazda RX-7 Chevrolet[7] Australian Sports Sedan Association 62
8 Bob Jolly 3 Holden VS Commodore Bob Jolly 58
9 Joseph Said 9 Fiat 124 Coupe   53
10 Graham Smith 16 Opel Calibra Australian Sports Sedan Association 52
11 Stephen Voight 38 Honda Prelude Stephen Voight 51
12 Keith Carling 11 Mazda RX-7 Nissan[11] JW Keen 47
13 Peter O'Brien 17 Holden VL Commodore O'Brien Aluminium 43
14 Barry Jameson 45 Ford EF Falcon XR8 Barry Jameson 40
15 Tony Wilson 27 Holden VS Commodore The Smash Repair Centre 39
16 James Phillip 55 Honda Prelude   34
17 Charlie Senese 12 Ford EF Falcon Carmine Senese [9] 32
18 Glen Taylor 19 Holden VN Commodore   27
19 Phil Crompton 49 Ford EB Falcon   25
20 Fred Axisa 80 Holden VK Commodore   25
21 Jeff Barnes 6 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am   22
22 Barry Morcom 7 Ford Falcon   18
23 Bill Martin 10 Mazda RX-7 Bill Martin 14
24 Frank Sola 78 Ford TE Cortina   13
25 Kevin Clark 116 Ford Mustang Kevin Clark 12
26 Lance Hughes 22 Holden VL Commodore   11
27 Dean Randle 32 Saab 900 Aero Dean Randle 10
28 Mike Imrie 4 Holden VS Commodore   10
29 Darren Pearce 83 Fiat 124   10

References

  1. ^ Australian Title Conditions, 1998 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 7-11
  2. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, page 14-10
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Championship final pointscore, National Australian Sports Sedan Association, 25 November 1998
  4. ^ a b Baily brilliant at Oran, Australian Auto Action, 8–14 May 1998, page 33
  5. ^ a b c d e f 1998 race results at www.racetime.com.au – retrieved in 1998 – pages no longer available
  6. ^ Ricciardello in front, Australian Auto Action, 10–16 July 1998, page 36
  7. ^ a b Ricciardello extends advantage, Australian Auto Action, 15 – 21 August 1998, page 36
  8. ^ Ricciardello stretches lead, Australian Auto Action, 11–17 September 1998, pages 32–33
  9. ^ a b c d e Race results archive at www.natsoft.com.au Archived 11 March 2011 at the Wayback Machine retrieved on 28 October 2010
  10. ^ Ricciardello wraps it up, Australian Auto Action, 11 December 1998, page 30
  11. ^ a b c d e f Australian Sports Sedan Championship, race program, Mallala, 23 August 1998, pages 10–11