The 2003 Australian Sports Sedan Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title open to Group 3D Sports Sedans.[1] The title, which was the 19th Australian Sports Sedan Championship,[2] was won by Kerry Baily driving a Nissan 300ZX Chevrolet.[3]

Calendar

Tony Ricciardello won the 3rd round of the championship driving an Alfa Romeo GTV (pictured above in 2011)

The championship was contested over a five-round series.

Round Circuit State Date Format Round winner Car
1 Wakefield Park Raceway[4] New South Wales 22 & 23 February[4][5] Three races[4][5] Kerry Baily[4] Nissan 300ZX Chevrolet[3]
2 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit[1] Victoria 13 April[1][5] One race[5] Darren Hossack[5][6] Saab 9-3 Aero Chevrolet[3]
3 Mallala Motor Sport Park[7] South Australia 1 June[5] Three races[5] Tony Ricciardello[8] Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Chevrolet[3]
4 Winton Motor Raceway[9][5] Victoria 3 August[5] Two races[9][5] Darren Hossack[10][5] Saab 9-3 Aero Chevrolet[3]
5 Sandown International Motor Raceway[10] Victoria 13 & 14 September[5] Two races[10][5] Darren Hossack[10] Saab 9-3 Aero Chevrolet[3]

Points system

Championship points were awarded on a 20-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-9-8 basis for 1st through to 10th place in each race and an additional point was awarded to the driver setting the fastest time in Qualifying at each round.[1]

Cars complying with New Zealand Tranzam regulations were eligible to compete in championship races but were not eligible to score championship points.[1]

Results

Position[3] Driver[3] No.[5] Car[3] Entrant[5] Wak.[11] Phi.[6] Mal.[8] Win.[12] San.[3] Total.[3]
1 Kerry Baily 28 Nissan 300ZX Chevrolet STS Signs 57 15 47 30 30 179
2 Dean Randle 93 Saab 9-3 Aero Chevrolet Dean Randle 34 14 31 31 27 137
3 Tony Ricciardello 1 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV Chevrolet B&M Ricciardello Motors - 18 61 30 21 130
4 Darren Hossack 4 Saab 9-3 Aero Chevrolet Darren Hossack - 20 32 40 37 129
5 Rodney Woods 23 Holden VS Commodore Chevrolet Hallybarton Motorsport - 8 30 26 20 84
6 Mark Stinson 13 Holden Calibra Chevrolet AGM Engineering - 13 26 14 23 76
7 Graham Smith 16 Opel Calibra Fiat Turbo Speedy Fasteners 46 - - 20 9 75
8 Des Wall 20 Toyota Supra Chevrolet Spies Hecker 30 12 - - - 42
= Mick Monterosso 2 Ford Escort Chevrolet Boffa & Russo Electrical Contractors - - 13 - 29 42
10 Phil Crompton 49 Ford EB Falcon Black Rhino 28 - 13 - - 41
11 Stephen Vines 77 Ford Cortina Stephen Vines - 10 - 21 8 39
12 Ray Ayton 99 Holden Calibra Chevrolet Reward Insurance 8 - 21 9 - 38
13 Mark Duggan 11 Holden Calibra Chevrolet Aristocrat, Schweppes, Strongbow 35 - - - - 35
14 David Brenssell 10 Holden VP Commodore Chevrolet Hancock & Just / Diamond Brothers - - 34 - - 34
15 Trent Young 41 Toyota Levin Trent Young 30 - - - - 30
16 Charlie Senese 15 Ford EF Falcon XR8 Chevrolet Charlie Senese 18 9 - - - 27
= Daniel Jameson 45 Jaguar XKR Chevrolet Campbelltown Frames 9 - 14 - - 23
18 Stephen Lichtenberger 5 Mazda RX-7 Chevrolet Habib Brothers Smash Repairs 11 - - 12 - 23
19 Jeff Barnes 6 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Chevrolet Barnes High Performance 22 - - - - 22
= Bill Martin 36 Mazda RX-7 Chevrolet Goulburn Workers Club 22 - - - - 22
21 David Thexton 19 Ford EF Falcon David Thexton 19 - - - - 19
= Fred Axisa 80 Holden VX Commodore Chevrolet Austrack Motorsport - - 19 - - 19
23 Michael Robinson 32 Holden VN Commodore Chevrolet Bell Real Estate - - - 17 - 17
24 Chris Jackson 50 Holden VL Commodore Chevrolet AM Electrical Contractors 15 - - - - 15
25 Chris Muscat 9 Mazda RX-7 Penrite Oil Company - 11 - - - 11
26 Robert Smith 72 Holden VS Commodore Smiths Trucks - - - - 10 10
= David Krause 79 Holden VS Commodore Ron Krause - - - - 10 10
28 Dean Camm 56 Honda Prelude Chevrolet Darreds Panels - - - 8 - 8
= Milton Seferis 96 Holden VS Commodore Highbury Automotive - - - - 8 8

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Sporting Regulations for the 2003 Australian Sports Sedan Championship Retrieved from www.cams.com.au via web.archive.org on 17 September 2012
  2. ^ Records, Titles and Awards, 2006 CAMS Manual of Motor Sport.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k 2003 Championship Points Retrieved from www.sportssedans.com.au via web.archive.org on 17 September 2012
  4. ^ a b c d Baily takes Wakefield Park win, Auto Action, March 5–11, 2003
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Race Results Archive 2003 Archived 2004-11-21 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved from www.natsoft.biz on 17 September 2012
  6. ^ a b Points for Round 2 were calculated by subtracting the Total Championship Points shown in “2003 Championship Table after Round 1” from the “Points Previous” shown in “2003 A.S.S.A Points after Round Three at Mallala”
  7. ^ Official Program, Mallala Motor Sport Park, May 30, 31 and June 1, 2003
  8. ^ a b 2003 A.S.S.A Points after Round Three at Mallala Retrieved from www.sportssedans.com.au via web.archive.org on 17 September 2012
  9. ^ a b Baily stars in Sports Sedans, Auto Action, August 13–19, 2003, page 39
  10. ^ a b c d Garry O’Brien, Hossack Hot at Sandown, Auto Action, August 24–30, 2003, page 39
  11. ^ 2003 Championship Table After Round 1 Retrieved from www.sportssedans.com.au via web.archive.org on 17 September 2012
  12. ^ 2003 A.S.S.A Points after Round Four at Winton Raceway Retrieved from www.sportssedans.com.au via web.archive.org on 17 September 2012