1999 Australian Drivers' Championship

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1999 Australian Drivers' Championship
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The 1999 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned motor racing title open to drivers of Formula Holden racing cars.[1] The winner of the championship, which was the 43rd Australian Drivers' Championship,[2] was awarded the 1999 CAMS Gold Star.[1] Due to a sponsorship arrangement with Holden, the championship was promoted as the "Holden Australian Drivers' Championship".

The championship was won by Simon Wills driving a Reynard 94D for Birrana Racing Pty Ltd.

Schedule[edit]

Brenton Ramsay placed 7th driving a Reynard 94D (image from 2015)

The championship was contested over a seven round series, with two races per round.[3]

Round Circuit State Date
1 Eastern Creek Raceway New South Wales 27 & 28 March
2 Adelaide Parklands Circuit South Australia 10 & 11 April
3 Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Victoria 15 & 16 May
4 Sandown International Motor Raceway Victoria 27 June
5 Queensland Raceway Queensland 10 & 11 July
6 Winton Motor Raceway Victoria 21 & 22 August
7 Oran Park Raceway New South Wales 4 & 5 September

Points system[edit]

Championship points were awarded on a 20-15-12-10-8-6-4-3-2-1 basis to the top ten finishers in each race.[1]

Championship results[edit]

Pos. Driver No Car Entrant Eastern Ck Adelaide Phillip Is Sandown Queenld Rwy Winton Rwy Oran Pk Rwy Total [4][5]
R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1 R2 R1+ R2 R1 R2
1 Simon Wills 8 Reynard 94D Birrana Racing Pty Ltd 20 20 20 20 15 0 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 235
2 Chris Staff 11 Reynard 92D Ralt Australia 15 15 Ret 8 12 4 3 12 12 15 Ret 15 15 126
3 Matt Halliday 12 Reynard 91D
Reynard 94D
Ralt Australia 10 4 12 15 4 1 12 15 DNS 10 Ret 12 12 107
4 Adam Macrow 25 Reynard 91D
Reynard 95D
Arthur Abrahams 12 12 15 12 10 3 6 DNS Ret 0 70
5 Akihiro Asai 20 Reynard 95D Arthur Abrahams 3 10 Ret 10 6 Ret 0 8 Ret Ret 12 10 10 69
6 Paul Dumbrell 7 Reynard 94D Badia Court Pty Ltd 4 Ret 8 6 DNS DNS 8 10 10 8 0 6 Ret 60
7 Brenton Ramsay 9 Reynard 94D Birrana Racing Pty Ltd Ret Ret Ret Ret 8 0 15 DNS 15 12 Ret Ret 4 54
8 Todd Kelly 22 Reynard 92D Greg Murphy 20 20 40
9 Les Crampton 15 Reynard 91D FIAA Australia Racing Team 0 1 2 3 3 6 2 4 0 3 4 4 2 34
10 Tim Leahey 47 Reynard 92D SH Racing 10 DNS Ret Ret 15 Ret 8 33
11 Dale Brede 27 Reynard 94D National Capital Motors 2 Ret Ret Ret DNS 12 0 3 8 4 Ret DNS 29
12 Damien Digby 69 Reynard 92D Damien Digby 0 0 4 4 0 2 1 2 2 Ret 10 3 Ret 28
13 Sam Astuti 16 Reynard 94D Tony Astuti 1 0 10 Ret 1 15 Ret DNS 27
14 Kevin Bell 10 Reynard 91D Ralt Australia 6 8 DNS DNS 0 6 20
15 Peter Hill 66 Reynard 91D Greg Murphy Ret DNS 6 6 6 18
16 Arthur Abrahams 19 Reynard 95D Arthur Abrahams 8 6 14
17 Roger Oakeshott 28 Lola T93-50 Roger Oakeshott 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 DNS 1 0 2 Ret 3 14
18 Jason Liefting 25 Reynard 95D Arthur Abrahams Ret 8 6 14
19 Chas Jacobsen 87 Reynard 92D Chas Jacobsen 0 10 0 0 10
20 Craig Bastian 23 Reynard 92D Craig Bastian 0 8 Ret Ret 8
21 Bob Power 48 Ralt RT23 TAS Racing 8 8
22 Ian Peters 24 Reynard 91D Ian Peters 0 Ret 0 0 0 1 4 2 Ret 1 0 8
23 Stan Keen 5 Shrike NB89H Stan Keen 6 Ret 6
24 Garry Haywood 26 Reynard 90D Garry Haywood Ret 2 4 DNS 0 6
25 Lars Johansson 36 Reynard 94D Lars Johansson 0 Ret 3 2 1 6
26 Mark Ellis 17 Reynard 94D Mark Ellis 0 0 0 0 0 0 DNS DNS 3 1 1 Ret Ret 5
27 Ray Stubber 22 Reynard 92D Greg Murphy Ret 3 3
28 Martyn Porter 74 Reynard 94D Chris Hocking 1 Ret 1
John de Vries 74 Reynard 94D Chris Hocking Ret DNS
Steve Kelly 18 Reynard 94D NPS / Plumbtec Racing Ret Ret Ret 0 0
Chris Hocking 74 Reynard 94D Chris Hocking 0 Ret 0 0
Chas Talbot 14 March 87B Chas Talbot 0 0 0
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)

+ Note: No points were awarded for the first race of Round 6 [5] as the race was cancelled due to a series of accidents.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c CAMS Manual Of Motor Sport, 1999, page 7-11
  2. ^ CAMS Australian Drivers’ Championship – CAMS Gold Star, www.cams.com.au via web.archive.com Retrieved 17 November 2016
  3. ^ a b Aaron Noonan, Where there's a Wills..., V8 Supercars 1999 Review Magazine, pages 106-107
  4. ^ Motorsport Almanac Retrieved from www.teamdan.com on 10 October 2009
  5. ^ a b 1999 Holden Australian Drivers' Championship Pointscore Retrieved from www.fholden.asn.au on 31 December 1999 - Link no longer valid

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