The Super Sedan Association hosted their end of season presentation dinner at Brisbane’s Victoria Park Golf Course recently, with 95 people gathering to celebrate the achievements of competitors from the 2016/2017 season. Gympie’s Mark Pagel emerged the biggest winner of all, taking out the Think Money Championship Series after a remarkable season of success.
In Australia’s premier season-long Super Sedan competition, which attracted more than 45 drivers to 11 rounds of racing, Pagel was unstoppable from the outset and set up his championship win with some sensational results in the opening rounds and then remained a force at subsequent events, running at the front of the field with a consistency that ensured he was able to wrap up the championship despite striking trouble in the series final. Although absent from a couple of rounds, Queensland champion Matt Pascoe finished second overall in the championship standings, while another solid season from Ian Brims secured a third-place finish for the NSW-based veteran. Wayne Randall finished fourth and Australian champion Darren Kane, who also won every round of the inaugural Summer Slam Tour staged by the Super Sedan Association over four consecutive nights, rounded out the top five.
In the Development Series points it was Nicholas O’Keefe who emerged victorious from Tony Brinkmann and Rodney Craft, while Brinkmann also collected the Rookie of the Year Trophy and the Shock Doctor Award.
Wayne Randall enjoyed a very successful night, picking up the Hard Charger Award and the Geoff McHugh Memorial Trophy as well as being voted Driver’s Driver. Other award winners were David O’Keefe (Most Improved Driver) and Rick Cunning (Crew Chief of the Year).
The Super Sedan Association extends their appreciation to Auto Buyers Guide, Mick Sutton Concreting (Toowoomba), Hamlyns Modern Meats, Autobarn Toowoomba, Supercheap Auto Kingaroy and Good Price Pharmacy, Sykes Haulage, Victoria Park Golf Club and the Roza Family for their generosity for donating raffle prizes for the night.
2016/2017 Think Money Super Sedan Championship Series
Mark Pagel - 2604 Matt Pascoe - 2401 Ian Brims - 2128 Wayne Randall - 1942 Darren Kane - 1533 David O'Keefe - 1452 Bob McCosker - 1307 Nicholas O'Keefe - 1257 Steve Jordan - 1239 Tonny Brinkmann - 1228 Sean Black - 1188 Jack Childs - 1031 Mark O'Brien - 877 David Musch - 857 Wayne Brims - 778 Dempsie Pails - 777 Rodney Craft - 701 Mick Nicola - 690 Brendan Doyle - 606 Sam Roza - 595 Craig Craft - 553 Jason Campbell - 551 Brian Trevithick - 534 Travis Barron - 528 Glenn Knox - 388 John Sheehan - 370 Sam Grundy - 354 Nick Sampson - 343 Craig Shaw - 300 Ryan Alexander - 276 Gavin Northfield - 275 Gordon Shaw - 222 Tim O'Shea - 192 Matt Williams - 190 Glenn Boulter - 175 Brian Grundy - 172 Rodney Pammenter - 162 Graeme Elliott - 137 Barry Craft - 116 Ed Doherty - 98 Gary Pagel - 60 Rod Gough - 54 Michael Hally - 30 Josh McLaren - 30 Andrew Corbett- 30 Steve Latham – 30
Most Improved Driver: David O’Keefe Rookie of the Year: Tony Brinkmann Geoff McHugh Memorial Trophy: Wayne Randall Driver’s Driver: Wayne Randall Crew Chief of the Year: Rick Cunning Hard Charger: Wayne Randall Shock Doctor Award: Tony Brinkmann
For information about the upcoming 2017/2018 season, visit the SSA website at www.supersedan.com.com.au or follow the Super Sedan Association on Facebook.
The 2016/2017 Think Money Super Sedan Championship Series was proudly supported by:
Think Money Penrite Ian Boettcher Race Parts AFCO Shock Doctor Sweet Chassis B&J Car Sales Queensland Speedway Spares Barnes Drilling Dominator Race Wear Speedway Australia J&J Bullbars M&N Car Carriers McCosker Contracting Speedway Sedans Australia Tania’s T’s Topline Trophies Brisbane Truck Centre Speedway Australia Brims Concrete Ford Wreckers Redcliffe