2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship

2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship
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The 2009 Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of Formula Ford open wheel racing cars. The championship was the 40th national series for Formula Fords to be held in Australia and the 17th to carry the Australian Formula Ford Championship name. It began on 26 March 2009 at the Albert Park Street Circuit and finished on 25 October at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit after eight rounds held across four different states and territories. Round 1 was contested over two races and all other rounds over three races.

South Australian driver Nick Percat dominated the championship, winning 12 of the 23 races. At the Hidden Valley Raceway round, Percat set a new record for the most races wins in the history of national level Formula Ford racing in Australia.

PointsEdit

Championship points were awarded on a 20-16-14-12-10-8-6-4-2-1 basis to the top ten classified finishers in each race. An additional point was awarded to the driver gaining pole position for each round.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2009 Australian Formula Ford Championship.

Team Chassis No Driver
Sonic Motor Racing Services Mygale SJ07A 2   Nick Percat
3   Mitch Evans
Mygale SJ09A 4   Geoff Uhrhane
CAMS Rising Star Spectrum 011c 5   Luke Ellery
Spectrum 011d 19   Scott Pye
Spectrum 011d 71   Nathan Morcom
Evans Motorsport Mygale SJ08A 6   Trent Harrison
TSR Racing Mygale SJ07A 7   Martin Short
Minda Motorsport Spectrum 011b 8   Tom Tweedie
10   Jesse Dixon
  Bryce Moore
Van Diemen RF06 24   James Crozier
Spectrum 011c 25   Ben Walter
Spectrum 011 48   Andrew Waite
Spectrum 011b 74   Nicholas McBride
Synergy Motorsport Spectrum 011c 9   Nick Simmons
Spectrum 011b 15   Chaz Mostert
Spectrum 011c 16   Ryan Simpson
The Cosmetic Medicine Centre Van Diemen RF06 11   Roman Krumins
BF Racing Mygale SJ08A 13   Nicholas Foster
Anglo Australian Motorsport Comtec Spirit WL06 14   Nicholas Tanti
Brad Jones Racing Mygale SJ09A 14   Tom Williamson
Team BRM Mygale SJ09A 20   Richie Stanaway
  Martin Short
21   Ben Small
  John Magro
22   Jordan Skinner
  Joey Foster
  Andrew McFarland
Monza Motors-Mygale Mygale SJ08A 30   Trent Harrison
National Surgical Van Diemen RF04 32   Jon Mills
Berklee Australia Van Diemen RF06 44   Roger I'Anson
Muzz Buzz Spectrum 011d 45   Ashley Walsh
Mygale Australia Mygale SJ08A 46   Andrew Beams
James Mann Van Diemen RF04 51   James Mann
Refrigerated Rental & Sales Spectrum 011c 63   Martin Swindells
King's Fibreglass Spectrum 011b 77   Caleb Rayner
Master Electricians Racing Van Diemen RF06 87   Andre Borell
Listec Racing Listec Wil013 95   Glenn Welch
Activity Playgrounds Spectrum 011b 98   Jake Chapman

Race calendar and resultsEdit

Event Circuit Date Pole Position Race 1 Winner Race 2 Winner Race 3 Winner
1   Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit[2] 28–29 March   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Nick Percat no third race
2   Winton Motor Raceway[3] 2–3 May   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Nick Percat
3   Symmons Plains Raceway[4] 31 May   Chaz Mostert   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Richie Stanaway
4   Hidden Valley Raceway[5] 19 June   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Nick Percat
5   Sandown Raceway[6] 2 August   Chaz Mostert   Mitch Evans   Scott Pye   Scott Pye
6   Queensland Raceway 23 August   Mitch Evans   Tim Macrow   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans
7   Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit 13 September   Mitch Evans   Nick Percat   Nick Percat   Chaz Mostert
8   Surfers Paradise Street Circuit 23–25 October   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans   Mitch Evans   Ashley Walsh

Drivers' championship standingsEdit

Pos Driver ALB 1 ALB 2 WIN 1 WIN 2 WIN 3 SYM 1 SYM 2 SYM 3 HID 1 HID 2 HID 3 SAN 1 SAN 2 SAN 3 QLD 1 QLD 2 QLD 3 PHI 1 PHI 2 PHI 3 SUR 1 SUR 2 SUR 3 Pen. Pts
1 Nick Percat 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1 2 3 3 3 2 2 1 1 11 5 6 2 12 369
2 Mitch Evans 2 2 5 3 3 7 5 9 2 2 2 1 Ret 6 1 1 1 2 2 6 1 1 15 10 297
3 Scott Pye 6 4 4 4 4 2 3 2 5 4 4 5 1 1 9 4 3 3 7 5 3 4 11 270
4 Chaz Mostert 3 3 2 2 2 DSQ 7 5 3 6 5 Ret 2 2 4 17 5 4 4 1 Ret Ret 10 225
5 Ryan Simpson 7 8 9 8 8 4 4 4 6 3 3 9 6 4 6 7 4 6 6 Ret 8 5 6 178
6 Richie Stanaway 4 6 13 6 5 3 2 1 4 5 6 3 11 14 2 2 5 10 164
7 Geoff Uhrhane 22 12 3 7 6 10 9 6 12 8 7 11 5 5 2 3 16 5 11 8 6 7 3 141
8 Ben Walter Ret DNS 6 5 7 5 6 Ret 10 12 Ret 7 13 9 5 5 9 7 14 Ret 11 9 7 88
9 Luke Ellery 11 9 10 9 9 9 12 8 9 7 9 Ret 9 Ret 7 Ret Ret 8 8 2 14 8 4 75
10 Trent Harrison 8 Ret 4 4 7 Ret 5 3 58
11 Ashley Walsh Ret Ret 9 4 3 1 48
12 Nick Simmons 12 11 19 15 18 Ret 11 7 8 9 10 13 7 Ret Ret 8 6 10 Ret Ret 7 Ret 16 41
13 Nathan Morcom 16 17 11 13 Ret 6 8 Ret 11 Ret 12 Ret 8 13 13 14 10 9 10 4 10 Ret 17 34
14 Martin Short 9 5 15 12 Ret 8 17 10 8 6 15 14 Ret DNS 29
15 Tom Williamson 12 3 7 20
16 Nicholas McBride 19 14 7 Ret 13 8 10 12 14 11 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret 12 12 13 12 Ret 13 11 13 19
17 Jake Chapman 5 7 16
18 Martin Swindells 13 10 12 10 10 Ret 9 7 Ret Ret DNS 11
Nicholas Foster 15 19 8 Ret 15 14 11 13 9 10 8 11
20 Caleb Rayner 14 10 8 15 9 Ret 7
21 Andre Borell 17 Ret 18 17 16 11 14 Ret 15 Ret Ret 15 16 11 10 10 8 Ret 13 12 6
22 Jesse Dixon 14 16 16 14 12 Ret 13 10 13 10 11 11 DSQ 11 3
23 James Mann 12 11 9 2
24 Roger I'Anson 10 18 1
Jordan Skinner 18 21 17 16 17 12 15 11 10 15 12 12 14 Ret 1
Andrew McFarland 16 15 10 1
Glenn Welch 12 12 Ret 0
Ben Small Ret 20 14 11 11 0
Jon Mills 21 Ret 20 18 19 16 13 13 15 Ret 14 0
John Magro Ret 13 14 0
Tom Tweedie 16 14 Ret 0
Nicholas Tanti Ret DNS 21 DNS 14 0
Andrew Waite Ret 15 0
Roman Krumins 16 16 Ret 0
James Crozier 20 22 0
Andrew Beams Ret DNS 0
guest drivers ineligible for championship points
Joey Foster 7 Ret 8
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009 Genuine Ford Parts Australian Formula Ford Championship Sporting Regulations as archived at www.webcitation.org
  2. ^ "Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit 29/03/2009 2009 Formula 1 ING Australian Grand Prix". National Software. 29 March 2009. Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  3. ^ "Winton Motor Raceway 03/05/2009 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 5 & 6". National Software. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 23 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Symmons Plains International Raceway 31/05/2009 2009 V8 Supercar Championship Series – Races 7 & 8". natsoft.com.au. 31 May 2009. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
  5. ^ "Hidden Valley Raceway 21/06/2009 2009 Skycity Triple Crown – V8 Supercar Championship Series". natsoft.com.au. 20 June 2009. Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  6. ^ "Sandown International Motor Raceway 02/08/2009 Norton 360 Sandown Challenge – Races 13 & 14". natsoft.com.au. 2 August 2009. Archived from the original on 6 August 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-02.

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