The 2014 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series was an Australian motor racing competition open to Sports Sedans and Trans Am style cars.[1] It was sanctioned by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as a National Series[1] and was the eleventh National Series for Sports Sedans contested following the discontinuation of the Australian Sports Sedan Championship at the end of 2003. The 2014 series was won by Tony Ricciardello driving an Alfa Romeo GTV.

Calendar

Tony Ricciardello placed first in the series driving an Alfa Romeo GTV
Colin Smith placed second driving a Holden Monaro
Darren Hossack placed third driving an Audi A4

The 2014 Kerrick Sports Sedan Series was contested over five rounds.[2]

Round[1] Circuit[1][3] Date[1][3] Format[1][3] Round winner[2] Car[3]
1 Mallala Motor Sport Park 26 – 27 April Three races Tony Ricciardello Alfa Romeo GTV
2 Winton Motor Raceway 14 – 15 June Three races Tony Ricciardello Alfa Romeo GTV
3 Queensland Raceway 9 – 10 August Three races Tony Ricciardello Alfa Romeo GTV
4 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 20 – 21 September Three races Michael Robinson Holden Monaro
5 Sydney Motorsport Park 1 – 2 November Three races Tony Ricciardello Alfa Romeo GTV

The results for each round were determined by the number of points scored by each driver at that round.[1]

Classes structure

Cars competed in two classes:[1]

  • Class SS: Automobiles complying with the provisions of the CAMS Group 3D regulations for Sport Sedans.[1]
  • Class TA: Trans Am type automobiles complying with the 2014 Sports Sedan Series Technical Regulations for Class TA.[1]

Points system

Series points were awarded to drivers for their outright finishing positions in each race on the following basis:[1]

Position[1] 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th 15th
& below
Race 1[1] 30 28 26 24 22 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
Race 2[1] 45 42 39 36 33 30 27 24 21 18 15 12 9 6 3
Race 3[1] 60 56 52 48 44 40 36 32 28 24 20 16 12 8 4

Series standings

Final series standings were as follows:

Pos.[2] Driver[2] No.[2] Car[3] Class[3] Competitor / Team[3] Mal[2] Win[2] Que[2] Phi[2] Syd[2] Total[2]
1 Tony Ricciardello 5 Alfa Romeo Alfetta GTV SS B&M Ricciardello Motors 135 135 135 80 133 618
2 Colin Smith 44 Holden Monaro SS MR Automotive 101 101 92 76 89 459
3 Darren Hossack 4 Audi A4 SS Auto Union Deutche 122 28 126 30 128 434
4 Michael Robinson 32 Holden Monaro SS Bell Real Estate 86 48 100 84 72 390
5 Bruce Henley 67 Mazda RX-8 SS Stawell Cartage 85 88 74 66 77 390
6 Steven Tamasi 9 Holden Calibra SS Domain Prestige Homes 117 124 26 26 91 384
7 Bruce Banks 1 Mazda RX-7 SS BJ Banks Electrical 110 110 93 22 0 335
8 Phil Crompton 12 Ford Mustang TA Moonbi Oil Traders 0 0 115 0 106 221
9 Shane Bradford 68 Chevrolet Camaro TA Aston Air Conditioning 0 107 49 0 0 156
10 Simon Pfitzner 8 Ford EF Falcon SS Pfitzner Performance Gearbox 63 48 0 0 0 111
11 Ron Moller 7 Chevrolet Camaro TA AMS Racing 0 0 0 0 92 92
12 Charlie Senese 81 Chevrolet Corvette TA The Car Mine / Liqui Moly / Meguia 72 4 0 0 0 76

Race two at Phillip Island was cancelled due to an accident and no points were awarded.[4]

Class TA award

Reference was made in the sporting regulations regarding a Class TA award[1] however results for this were not included with the official published series points table.[2]

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