As the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series heads to Wakefield Park Raceway this weekend, just eight points separate the top three championship contenders with just two rounds left to run in the 2015 season.
Victorian 22 year old Steven Tamasi leads the charge in just his second full season in the Series aboard the #9 Domain Prestige Homes Holden Calibra.
Tamasi is just one point ahead of eight-time and reigning champion Tony Ricciardello – driver of the #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV – while just seven points adrift of the West Australian is 19 year old Thomas Randle and his #93 Kerrick/CKAS SAAB.
While not in the contention for the title, looking to mix it up with the championship contenders will be Holden Racing Team V8 Supercars ace Jack Perkins, fresh from last weekend’s Bathurst 1000 where he and co-driver Russell Ingall came home in eleventh position after a hard-fought 161 laps. Perkins will contest the 16-18 October event aboard the John Gourlay-owned #4 Auto Union Deutsche Audi A4.
Also taking to the track will be Stuart Inwood in the A1 Towing AU Ford Falcon, Shane Woodman in the Landells Signs BMW M3, Michael Robinson in the #32 Bell Real Estate Holden Monaro, Bruce Henley in the #43 Stawell Cartage Mazda RX8, Colin Smith in the #44 MR Automotive Holden Monaro and Bruce Banks in the #56 BJ Banks Electrical Mazda RX7.
The action at Wakefield Park Raceway will kick off with unofficial practice on Friday the 16th of October, ahead of qualifying and race one on Saturday the 17th of October and two further races on Sunday the 18th. For full event information, please visit sportssedans.com.au
Steven Tamasi - #9 Domain Prestige Homes Holden Calibra
“(In Queensland) we came away second for the meeting after a tough weekend of problems and hard racing. I was really happy with the car and the result, and it was just a little icing on the cake that I left the event leading the championship. Consistency really is the key.”
Tony Ricicardello - #5 B&M Ricciardello Motors Alfa Romeo GTV
“(Queensland) was a case of what could have been but we will come back stronger…now we look forward to Wakefield Park. That track is pretty tight, it definitely suits our car (so) it’s probably going to be a strong track for us.”
Tom Randle - #93 Kerrick/CKAS SAAB
“We have made lots of upgrades for the next round at Wakefield, and I cannot wait to test them! A big thanks goes to James White, Dan Young, my engineer Wayne Mackie, D & F Racing, Modena Engineering and Total Traction Drivelines for making this all possible!”
ABOUT THE KERRICK SPORTS SEDAN SERIES
The Kerrick Sports Sedan Series is one of the most exciting on the annual Shannons Australian Motor Racing Nationals calendar, pitting a range of ‘wild and winged’ modified sports sedans and trans-ams against each other. Part of The Nationals since its inception in 2006, the Kerrick Sports Sedans represent the fastest tin-tops in Australia and in some cases, the fastest outright cars on a number of national circuits. In 2015, the Kerrick Sports Sedan Series will contest five national circuit racing events across four states:
|1. April 1-3 Sandown Motor Raceway|
|2. June 10-12 Winton Motor Raceway|
|3. July 29-31 Queensland Raceway|
|4. Sep. 9-11 Phillip Island GP Circuit|
|5. Nov. 11-13 Sydney Motorsport Park|