04/09/2016…Pam Franz…courtesy of Super Sedan Association Media Release
At the 2015/2016 Super Sedan Association presentation dinner held recently at Brisbane’s Victoria Park Golf Course, Toowoomba’s Sean Black was confirmed as the winner of the Think Money Championship Series, becoming the youngest champion in the history of a series that has been won by some of the greatest names in the category. Black was a model of consistency throughout the season, accumulating numerous podium finishes and top-five results to clinch the Boettcher–Geary Championship Trophy and secure his status as one of the very best in the country.
Such was the quality of Black’s season – which also include his first interstate victory at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway – that three-time national champion Darren Kane found himself unable to make much impression, finishing more than 430 points behind in second position. The fight for the minor positions proved much tighter with Jason Campbell just 21 points adrift of Kane in third spot. Ian Brims finished fourth, with Dempsie Pails enjoying a solid season to finish a fine fifth.
Wayne Brims was the best placed of the interstate drivers who took part in the series, finishing sixth ahead of Matt Pascoe, Sam Roza, Bob McCosker and Nicholas O’Keefe, with Wayne Randall and Matt Williams rounding out the top twelve.
It was the much-travelled McCosker who proved victorious in the Development Series standings, finishing ahead of Nicholas O’Keefe and Justin Randall. Another of the younger drivers to enjoy a strong season, O’Keefe also picked up the Shock Doctor Award and the Rookie of the Year, while Randall was deemed the Most Improved Driver of the season.
Other award winners on the night were Sam Roza (Hard Charger), Nathan Polzin (Crew Chief of the Year) and Bernie Jack (Geoff McHugh Memorial Trophy), who was recognised for his outstanding commitment and dedication to Super Sedan racing, while Black was also voted Driver’s Driver by his fellow competitors.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Hard Charger: Sam Roza
AFCO Shock Doctor Award: Nicholas O’Keefe
Rookie of the Year Award: Nicholas O’Keefe
Most Improved Driver: Justin Randall
Crew Chief Award: Nathan Polzin
Driver’s Driver:Sean Black
Geoff McHugh Memorial Trophy: Bernie Jack
2015/16 Think Money Queensland Development Series
2015/2016 Think Money Super Sedan Championship Series (top 20):
Sean Black, Darren Kane, Jason Campbell, Ian Brims, Dempsie Pails, Wayne Brims, Matt Pascoe, Sam Roza, Bob McCosker, Nicholas O’Keefe, Matt Williams, Wayne Randall, Mark O’Brien, Justin Randall, Michael Hally, David O’Keefe, Mark Pagel, Shayne Lau, Craig Craft, Justin Smithwick
The 2015/2016 Super Sedan Association Championship Series was proudly supported by:
Think Money, Penrite Oils, Ian Boettcher Race Parts (IBRP), Brims Earthmoving, AFCO Shock Doctor (ASD), Egoli Jewellers , Sweet Chassis
M & N Car Carriers, Brims Coastal Cement, B&J Car Sales, Southside 4×4 Wreckers, J & J Bullbars
Photo: 2015/2016 Think Money Championship Series winner Sean Black.
Photo by: Chris Metcalf