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2000 Australian Drivers' Championship

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2000 Australian Drivers' Championship

The 2000 Australian Drivers' Championship was a CAMS sanctioned national motor racing title for drivers of cars conforming to Formula Holden regulations. The title was contested over an 8 round, 16 race series with the winner awarded the 2000 CAMS Gold Star. The championship, which was promoted as the 2000 Holden Australian Drivers' Championship, was the 44th Australian Drivers' Championship and the 12th to be contested with Formula Holden or Formula Brabham cars.

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Schedule

The championship was contested over an eight round series with two races per round.

  • Round 1, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, Victoria, 13 February
  • Round 2, Eastern Creek International Raceway, New South Wales, 26 March
  • Round 3, Adelaide Parklands Circuit, South Australia, 8 & 9 April
  • Round 4, Canberra Street Circuit, Australian Capital Territory, 10 & 11 June
  • Round 5, Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, Queensland, 2 July
  • Round 6, Winton Raceway, Victoria, 16 July
  • Round 7, Oran Park Raceway, New South Wales, 30 July
  • Round 8, Mallala Motor Sport Park, South Australia, 27 August
  • Points System

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

    Review

    New Zealand racer Simon Wills won his second Australian Drivers' Championship driving a Birrana Racing Reynard 94D Holden. Wills won eight of the 16 races to finish 33 points ahead of Singaporean born West Australian Christian Murchison (Reynard 95D & 97D). Another New Zealander, Matt Halliday (Reynard 94D Holden) finished third in the points, 58 points behind Wills. It was the sixth Australian Drivers' Championship victory in seven years for a Birrana Racing driver.

    In addition to Wills' eight wins, Murchison took four race victories and Tim Leahey (Reynard 92D Holden) took two with single victories recorded by Halliday and Chris Staff (Reynard 92D Holden)

    References

    2000 Australian Drivers' Championship Wikipedia


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