The 2009 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series was an Australian motor sport competition which began on 25 April 2009 at Wakefield Park and ended on 22 November at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit after five rounds and fifteen races. The series was open to Group 3D Sports Sedans, Tran-Am automobles and New Zealand TraNZam automobiles. It marked the 19th running of a national series for Sports Sedans in Australia.
Chevrolet Corvette driver Des Wall won the series after a fierce contest between the top three competitors. Winners of the previous two series, Tony Ricciardello (Alfa Romeo Alfetta) and Darren Hossack (Audi A4), competed initially for the race wins, but mechanical unreliability and on-track confrontations, usually with each other, allowed Wall to close the gap. Wall only won three races (compared to Ricciardello's six and Hossack's five) but was only out of the top five race positions once all season with an eighth-placed finish at Oran Park. Ricciardello and Hossack each failed to finish two races during the series. Wall, who has been a Sports Sedan front runner since 1989, claimed his first series win with a twelve-point victory over Ricciardello. Hossack was third, nine points behind Ricciardello.
Teams and drivers
The following drivers competed in the 2009 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series. The series consisted of fifteen races, at five race meetings, held in three states.
|Audi Spares||Audi A4||1||Darren Hossack|
|Independent Motorsports||Toyota Corolla||3||Nicholas Cambridge|
|B&M Ricciardello||Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV||5||Tony Ricciardello|
|Barnes High Performance||Pontiac Firebird||6||Jeff Barnes|
|Robin O'Hare||Holden LX Torana||7||Robin O'Hare|
|Wayne Purdon||Holden LH Torana||7||Wayne Purdon|
|Pfitzner Performance Cars||Ford EF Falcon||8||Ian Wilson|
|Domain Prestige Homes||Holden Calibra||9||Daniel Tamasi|
|Centreline Suspension||Ford Escort MkI||10||Ken House|
|Fuel 2 Race/Steve's Toy Shop||Holden Calibra||11||Chris Jackson|
|repcoservice.com||Mazda RX-7||11||Laurie Williams|
|Pakenham Tyrepower||Holden VN Commodore||12||Chas Talbot|
|Alvee Products||Saab 9-3 Aero||14||Mark Nelson|
|Steven's Security Group||Mazda RX-7||15||Garry Stevens|
|Rocklea Contracting||Holden Calibra||16||Graham Smith|
|Coxys Motorsport Spares||Ford XA Falcon||17||Paddy Matchet|
|P&L Mechanical||Mazda RX-7||18||Graeme Gilliland|
|Decoglaze||Ford XD Falcon||18||Kerry Millar|
|Harrop/Kings Fibreglass||Holden LJ Torana||19||Damian Johnson|
|Tony Long Fibreglass/VG Auto Paint||Fiat 124 Coupe||19||Joe Said|
|P&L Mechanical||Mazda RX-7||21||Graeme Gilliland|
|Lifetime Financial||Ford Mustang||21||Phil Crompton|
|Glenn Pro||Ford Escort RS2000||21||Glenn Pro|
|Swimart Baulkham Hills||Ford Escort||22||Darren Steeden|
|Norm Stokes Transport||Mazda RX-7||24||Norm Stokes|
|Jocaro Motors||Holden Calibra||25||Neil Bryson|
|Brandster Serv Motorsport||Nissan Skyline GT-R R32||25||Dave Loftus|
|Steve's Toy Shop/Menai Blinds||Chevrolet Camaro||26||Scott Butler|
|Airey Industrial||Nissan 300ZX||28||Kerry Baily|
|NMR Motorsport||Chevrolet Camaro||30||Terry Wyhoon|
|Michael Graham||Holden VS Commodore||31||Michael Graham|
|Bell Real Estate||Holden Monaro||32||Michael Robinson|
|RMCP||Holden VK Commodore||35||Simon Copping|
|Shannons/Mount Aqua||Chevrolet Corvette GTS||38||Des Wall|
|RK&T Young Plumbing||Mazda RX-7||41||Trent Young|
|Aston Air Conditioning||Ford EB Falcon||43||Chris Donnelly|
|MR Automotive||Rover Vitesse||44||Colin Smith|
|Campbelltown Frames & Trusses||Jaguar XKR||45||Daniel Jameson|
|Coaststeer Auto Services||Holden Calibra||46||David McGinniss|
|Pallet Handling Systems||Alfa Romeo GTV6||47||Mark Papadopoulos|
|Executive Heating & Cooling||Mazda RX-7||48||Luke Chambers|
|Marinelli's Mechanical & Performance||Holden VS Commodore||51||Bob McLoughlin|
|Jamison & Craig Consultants||Holden Gemini||51||Stephen Craig|
|Panorama Smash||Holden VK Commodore||53||Steve Kilic|
|BJ Banks Electrical||Mazda RX-7||56||Bruce Banks|
|Sullivan Motorsport||Nissan Bluebird||57||Sean Sullivan|
|Quality Concreting||Mazda RX-7||59||Lester Ervin|
|Quality Concreting||Mazda RX-7||59||Bobby Ervin|
|Fivestar Fencing & Gates||Chevrolet Corvette GTS||66||Dean Camm|
|GTA Motorsport||Alfa Romeo GTV6||67||Andrew Leithhead|
|Aston Air Conditioning||Chevrolet Camaro||68||Shane Bradford|
|Ramsdale Wreckers/Blush Photography||Holden LC Torana||73||Garry Roberts|
|Dance Expression||Fiat 131||76||Nick Smith|
|Steven Shipway||Toyota Crown||77||Steven Shipway|
|R&L Uhlhorn||Mazda RX-7||83||Lee Uhlhorn|
|Esjay Commercial Plastering||Holden VS Commodore||88||Ian Rice|
|Hornet Press||Ford Mustang||89||Graham Bell|
|Kerrick||Saab 9-3 Aero||93||Dean Randle|
|Bohler Uddeholm Australia||Nissan 300ZX||97||Anthony Macready|
|Wildridge Fabrications||Ford EF Falcon||98||Jeff Brown|
Results and standings
|Rd.||Race title||Circuit||Location / state||Date||Winner|
|1||Shannons Nationals R2||Wakefield Park||Goulburn, New South Wales||25–26 Apr||Tony Ricciardello|
|2||Clem Smith Cup||Mallala Motor Sport Park||Mallala, South Australia||6–7 Jun||Des Wall|
|3||Shannons Nationals R8||Oran Park Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||29–30 Aug||Darren Hossack|
|4||Oran Park||Oran Park Raceway||Sydney, New South Wales||31 Oct – 1 Nov||Kerry Baily|
|5||50k Plate||Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit||Phillip Island, Victoria||21–22 Nov||Tony Ricciardello|
Note: The Clem Smith Cup was awarded to the winner of Race 2 at the Mallala round.
Points were awarded 20-17-15-13-12-11-10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 based on the top sixteen race positions in each race. There were two bonus points allocated for pole position. Pole position is indicated in bold text.
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