The finals for the Kerrick Sports Sedans is just around the corner and things are starting to heat up on the track. Tony Ricciardello and his ever reliable Alfa Romeo-Chev are in the lead with 140 more points on the board than their closest contender Michael Robinson. Steven Tamasi, Daniel Tamasi and Michael Robinson are in hot pursuit of Ricciardello and will be doing everything in their power to make up points and dislodge him from the top spot in this round (the last before the final).
After being plagued by mechanical failures in round three, Kerry Baily and Jack Perkins will also be out to regain lost ground and get back on the leader board. It’s going to be a tough race and with the finals in sight you can bet your bottom dollar it will be a gritty one. Be sure to catch all the action live at Sandown Raceway in Victoria from 1 - 3 April, via the Shannons Nationals live stream on the internet or watch the videos a few days later on the Kerrick Sports Sedans Website.
The race will be held at the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit which reopened in 1966 and hosted the Phillip Island 500K endurance race, final round of the Australian Manufacturers' Championship, from 1971 to 1977. But again, due to its testing terrain, the circuit required much maintenance and slowly declined through the 1970s.
It was farmed by its owners while closed and was then sold in 1985 in preparation for reopening, but did not do so until 1989 after agreement on a long term lease and rebuild agreement. The World Motorcycle Championship gave the circuit a grand re-opening in 1989 with a brilliant race long dice in the 500 cc division between Wayne Gardner, Wayne Rainey, Christian Sarron and Kevin Magee.