Master of Mallala Round 2 – Results

The second round of the Stillwell Hyundai Circuit Excel Cup, sponsored by Stanvac Korean Auto Wreckers, was contested over the weekend of May 21st and 22nd at Mallala Motor Sport Park, as part of the CAMS State Motor Racing Championship, otherwise known as the “Master of Mallala 2016″ series.

2014 champion Asher Johnston continued finding more pace from the TAFE SA/Pannowitch Racing Team Excel, claiming pole position with a 1.27.48 lap time, and going on to win both opening races ahead of Shaun Pannowitch and the retiring Brodie Cook, who both shared a 2nd and 3rd place apiece in Races 1 and 2.

Whilst Saturday saw perfect racing weather, Sunday started with strong winds whipping up thick dust storms during Race 3, won by Brodie Cook ahead of Shaun Pannowitch and Danny Errigo, after Asher Johnston was turned around on the first lap, who then charged from the rear of field to finish 5th in just 8 laps.

Race 4 saw light rain settle the dust, the conditions not hampering Johnston who reclaimed victory ahead of Pannowitch and Cook, whilst slightly further back in the field, Scott Stephenson was forced to retire after being turned around and taking a heavy hit from Danny Maul. Both cars would be patched up and mechanically repaired for the 5th and final race, but Stephenson’s bad luck continued, suffering further heavy damage after colliding with a spinning Richard Hopkins on the opening lap. The carnage unfortunately worsened, when John McGarry rolled his vehicle on the following lap, bringing out the safety car for all but the final lap, which saw the top three positions mirror those of Race 4.

At the conclusion of racing, it was Asher Johnston awarded the round victory, ahead of team mate Shaun Pannowitch and the retiring Brodie Cook. Full results for qualifying and all races can be found on Natsoft, and preliminary season positions will be updated soon our Championship Standing page.

 

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Master of Mallala Round 1 – Results

The first round of the Sporting Car Club of South Australia’s “Master of Mallala 2016″ SA Motor Racing Championship, featuring the Stillwell Hyundai Circuit Excel Cup, was contested on Saturday the 20th of February at Mallala raceway.

The opening round, sponsored by D&D Mechanical & 4WD, saw the debut of yet more new drivers to the category, with a record 25 Circuit Excel entries.

2014 Circuit Excel champion Asher Johnston dominated the day’s results, qualifying on pole position and winning all four races to claim the round win, ahead of Brodie Cook and Max Vidau, who shared the remaining podium positions in all four races. Consistent results in the top 5 saw Scott Stephenson take 4th in the round results, with 5th going to Martyn Butler. Defending 2015 champion Josh Hoare had a less than ideal start to the 2016 season, having had to retire from the opening race after a loose bonnet smashed his front windscreen.

Full results for each session are available on Natsoft, and preliminary season positions are listed on our Championship Standing page.

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2016 Memberships due this month!

A reminder to all of our members – CEASA Memberships are due this month.

All members nominating to compete at Round 1 of the “Masters of Mallala” (Saturday 20th February) need to renew before then to ensure they belong to a CAMS Affiliated club, in order to be eligible to enter.

If you could get your membership renewed this month it will ease the pressure for our hard working treasurer.

Single Memberships remain at $45.00 – if paying by EFT please include your name in the payment for reference purposes. For payment details, plus to ensure your details are up to date, download the membership forms from our membership page.

If you also wish to purchase a club t-shirt, contact Martyn at Lonsdale Auto Service Centre.

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Life Membership Awarded to Trevor Pound

At the fourth and final round of the “Master of Mallala 2015″ race series, and amongst a gathering of competing drivers, CEASA President Peter Hood proudly presented CEASA founder, and former Secretary, Trevor Pound with the first ever Life Membership, in recognition to his commitment and outstanding service he has given to the association.

Trevor was instrumental in introducing the Circuit Excel category, and forming the Circuit Excel Association of South Australia – a background on which can be read on our About Us page. Congratulations Trevor – a worthy inaugural Life Membership recipient.

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Master of Mallala Round 4 – Results

The fourth and final round of the “Master of Mallala 2015″ race series, featuring Circuit Excel (sponsored by Goolwa Vehicle Sales), was held on Saturday 21st November at Mallala Motor Sport Park, which saw a new champion claim the 2015 Circuit Excel SA championship.

Asher Johnston qualified on pole position for Race 1, posting a new fastest lap for Circuit Excel’s at Mallala in the process with a 1.27.7031. Johnston would go on to win Race 1, followed by Max Vidau in second (who set a new official race lap record for Circuit Excel with a 1.27.8447), and Scott Stephenson third.

The second race saw the top two positions swap, with Max Vidau taking the win ahead of Asher Johnston, with Brodie Cook rounding out the podium, with all three maintaining their positions again in the third race.

Mechanical issues saw Max Vidau fail to finish in the fourth and final race under lights, with Asher Johnston taking victory ahead of Brodie Cook and Scott Stephenson, whose strong driving almost saw him abridge the 29 point deficit for the championship lead coming into the final round.

However it was Joshua Hoare, whose consistent placing’s in or just outside the top 5 across the Round giving him the points needed to claim the 2015 Circuit Excel SA Championship.

Full results for Round 4 are available on NatSoft.

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