Australasian Young Drivers Championships
Annual On-Line

2019 Winner - Sarah O'Reilly (NZ)

New Zealander Sarah O’Reilly emerged victorious in the 2019 Hanley Formula Australasian Young Drivers Championship after the final heat was run and won at Alexandra Park on Friday night.

It was a combination of relief and excitement for Sarah following the race, ‘‘I was relieved that I crossed the finish line in the last race because I knew I had won the series. I just wanted to drive the best I could in the series and get one winner and have fun.’’

O’Reilly led the series by eleven points over NSW representative Cameron Hart leading into the tenth and final heat and only a win or second from Hart would have caused an upset victory.

It was not to be for Hart with his drive Johnny Mac finishing 6th, one position behind O’Reilly’s drive, M T Pockets. The race was won in great fashion by The Paua Diver for Sheree Tomlinson for trainers Josh and John Dickie over Dina Brown for South Australian Brodie Webster and Pekeson for the Tasmanian representative, Conor Crook.

Sarah’s victory in the 2019 AYDC was a result of brilliant and consistent driving for the entire series. Her two wins and four second placings from her ten drives earned her a total of 101 points, 12 points in front of Cameron Hart who won three races, and third was kiwi Sheree Tomlinson who finished with 68 points.




2019 Australasian Young Drivers Champion
Sarah O'Reilly (NZ)
   


2019 RESULTS - NEW ZEALAND
 

Driver Heat 1
Addington
07/12/2019
 Heat 2
Methven
08/12/2019
Heat 3
Methven
08/12/2019
Heat 4
Manawatu
10/12/2019
Heat 5
Manawatu
10/12/2019
Heat 6
Manawatu
10/12/2019
Heat 7
Manawatu
12/12/2019
Heat 8
Manawatu
12/12/2019
Heat 9
Manawatu
12/12/2019
Heat 10
Auckland
13/12/2019
Total
Points
Sarah O'REILLY (NZ) 12 5 4 12 15 17 12 7 11 6 101
Cameron HART (NSW) 17 16 17 1 1 6 9 12 5 5 89
Sheree TOMLINSON (Def Champ) 6 5 12 9 5 2 1 5 6 17 68
Corey PETERSON (WA) 4 8 3 7 2 12 6 17 5 1 65
Matt ELKINS (Qld) 1 11 6 6 5 5 7 2 8 3 64
John MORRISON (NZSI) 9 4 9 4 7 1 5 1 16 4 60
Benjamin BUTCHER (NZNI) 5 6 7 17 3 7 3 5 3 2 57
Brodie WEBSTER (SA) 7 1 5 2 10 3 2 3 4 12 49
Zac PHILLIPS (Vic) 3 2 1 5 4 9 4 9 2 7 46
Conor CROOK (Tas) 2 3 2 3 5 4 7 6 1 9 42


2019 Australasian Young Drivers
Left to right:  Brian Ahern (Manawatu Commiteeman), John Morrison (NZ SI), Brodie Webster (SA), Conor Crook (Tas), Zac Phillips (Vic), Cameron Hart (NSW),
Sheree Thomlinson (Def Champion), Sarah O'Reilly (NZ), Corey Peterson (WA), Matthew Elkins (Qld), Benjamin Butcher (NZ NI), Allan Brown (Manawatue Committeeman)
 









2019 Australasian Young Drivers Championship Presentation
left to right: Courtney Clarke (HRNZ), Sarah O'Reilly, Cameron Brown (HRA)



Point Score for Ten Starters
1st - 17 points; 2nd - 12 points; 3rd - 9 pints; 4th - 7 points; 5th - 6 points; 6th - 5 points, 7th - 4 points; 8th - 3 points; 9th - 2 points, 10th - 1 point.
Point Score for Nine Starters
1st - 16 points; 2nd - 11 points; 3rd - 8 pints; 4th - 6 points; 5th - 5 points; 6th - 4 points, 7th - 3 points; 8th - 2 points; 9th - 1 point.
Point Score for Eight Starters
1st - 15 points; 2nd - 11 points; 3rd - 7 pints; 4th - 5 points; 5th - 4 points; 6th - 3 points; 7th - 2 points; 8th - 1 point.
Point Score for Seven Starters
1st - 14 points; 2nd - 9 points; 3rd - 6 pints; 4th - 4 points; 5th - 3 points; 6th - 2 points; 7th - 1 point.